Global trends in social enterprise and impact and their relevance for New Zealand, is the focus of our second Social Impact hui, which will take place in Auckland on Friday October 26th. Our Social Impact hui provide space for conversations about strategies and practices for funders looking to strengthen social impact. The theme for our first hui, run in Christchurch in association with Rātā Foundation, was ‘Fit for purpose strategy – using evidence to inform practice.’

At this second hui, which is supported by Foundation North and Auckland University of Technology, Mary Jo (MJ) Kaplan will share highlights from her research on global trends in social enterprise, social impact and their relevance for New Zealand. 

An internationally recognised organisation transformation consultant, social entrepreneur, academic, mentor, and writer, MJ Kaplan is visiting New Zealand from the USA. She was the 2013 Fulbright New Zealand Ian Axford Fellow. She serves on the boards of Loomio, the Social Enterprise Greenhouse and Commerce Rhode Island. She is a Collaborative Associate for The Centre for Social Impact.

MJ will review

  • Progress in social enterprise development
  • Global trends driving new models to accelerate better-faster-fairer social impact: emerging technologies, business’ social purpose imperative, and local-global networks of networks.
  • Opportunities for New Zealand to be a global leader, particularly as it pursues the development and implementation of a national wellbeing framework.

If you would like to attend, please contact Tom Ah Fook on by Tuesday 23nd October.

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