our economy

19 October 2018
Wellington Zoo
The Aotearoa Social Enterprise Forum is our chance to get together as a sector to connect and grow our collective impact.

It’s a one-day Forum aimed at social enterprise practitioners, business, intermediaries, not-for-profits, investors, public servants, policy makers, academics, and other whānau interested in learning and connecting around the social enterprise kaupapa.

This year’s theme speaks to the core value of social enterprise and its ability to grow an economy that regenerates the environment and creates social foundations for the people and communities of Aotearoa New Zealand to thrive.

One year after hosting the Social Enterprise World Forum, how much progress have we made together? What identity have we developed as a more unified group of people striving for a more impactful, more sustainable and more inclusive economy? What do we need to do to further empower and support social entrepreneurs? What do we want to achieve together in the coming year?

Mini Plenary
Impact Investment
In a market with increasing levels of available capital, how we can better activate the impact funds and enable them to flow from supply to demand, and back again?
Participative Session
Policy Changes
What examples of policy changes, both in NZ and overseas, can we learn from, so we keep on shifting policies to enable social enterprises?
Social Procurement Certification Process
Whether you represent a social enterprise (seller) or a business (purchaser), we'll work through the process of joining our first NZ social procurement platform.
Join us and together we can share our views on how to harness the power of social enterprise to transform our economy, so that positive social and environmental impact is embedded in the way we do business.