Social Enterprises (SEs) are businesses that are changing the world for the better. Like traditional businesses they aim to make a profit but it’s what they do with their profits that sets them apart – reinvesting or donating them to create positive social change. SEs are in our communities and on our high streets – from coffee shops and cinemas, to pubs and leisure centres, banks and bus companies.
We are all waking up to the fact that the decisions we make in business leave a footprint on the world we live in, socially and environmentally. In order to keep on making a difference through social enterprise we need a fertile environment that allows us all to thrive. A place to spark ideas, learn best practice and collaborate with other likeminded entrepreneurs - whatever stage we're at.
This event, initiated by Bournemouth University, the Association of Sustainability Practitioners and Poole Bay Rotary and supported by Barclays Bank, will be a dynamic, collaborative forum supporting and promoting SEs. The aim is to bring together a wide range of local businesses, potential funders, specialist advisers, BU staff, students and researchers to form a local SE group to run themed sessions every month to support the needs of the local SE community.
Join us on Thursday 27 June from 4:30pm – 6:30pm, Fusion Building, Talbot Campus to help create the foundations of this new and exciting project and set the agenda for the BU Social Entrepreneurs Forum.
We're asking the question:
As SEs in BCP Council, what can we make happen when we're thriving?
Any queries please contact Dr Sukanya Ayatakshi-Endow.