Belinda Li shares an article that summarizes the key findings from this year’s Social Enterprise World Forum and provides links to more information on each social enterprise solution.
This past September, CiTTA Partnership was thrilled to engage in Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) Digital, the world’s first virtual global social enterprise conference. The event had 94 live sessions and masterclasses, attended by over 5,000 participants from over 50 countries spanning all time zones of the globe. The 200 speakers highlighted timely topics within the social enterprise sphere including innovation in job creation, navigating the impact of COVID-19, alternative funding models, youth-led social enterprises, and social enterprises as influencers. There were many notable moments of wisdom during the five-day event. Policy and Research Director, Kate Bailey of Eco-Cycle in Colorado, invited participants to reflect on how to recognize ecosystem gaps and opportunities to tackle waste and challenged leaders to use the social enterprise model to create employment opportunities, educate the public on how to slow down consumption and be more conscious about how we consume, and live more sustainably.
In the panel “Creating a Social Value Marketplace,” Arielle Johnson from Fierce Staffing in Detroit remarked that social enterprises can be more inclusive by offering equity to their employees to create intentionality and a pathway for upward mobility. Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s Digital Minister, shared innovative insights on how we can use humor to combat misinformation about COVID-19 and that inclusiveness is about seeing everyone’s opinion with equal importance.
Key topics highlighted include:
- Ecosystem gaps and opportunities
- Inclusivity and inequality
- Helping prisoners return to the workforce
Read the full article, Elevating Society Through Conscious Business: Our Global Discussion on the Impact of Social Enterprises at SEWF Digital 2020, on LinkedIn.