a view to replication in Indonesia
i-genius played host to Mandiri Bank executive tour to study social entrepreneurship and corporate responsibility in the UK. The week long study tour for the eight visitors was commissioned by the British Council with the aim of helping Mandiri Bank better understand the way the UK organise community projects with a view to replication in Indonesia.
As Indonesia’s largest bank, Mandiri has a keen interest to develop it’s community work and social investment. The London visit included meetings with British Council, Business in the Community, Barclay’s Bank, social investors from the new Social Stock Exchange, Big Society and Euclid network and site visits to Innovation Warehouse, People Tree, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, Hackney City Farm and Coin Street as well as the Bank of England Museum in London. With the support of Social Enterprise Europe, Mandiri travelled to the north of England to visit 23 New Mount Street and Rochdale Pioneer Museum.
The guests from Indonesia have a keen interest to replicate some aspects of their study tour in Indonesia. i-genius CEO Tommy Hutchinson said “the value of these British Council study tours cannot be underestimated. Inevitably it become a rich two-way exchange for everyone whereby the Indonesian guests learn from the UK and the UK learns from Indonesia. We were very pleased to have been asked to arrange the programme and confident that it will lead to some concrete developments.”