Over the past week the i-genius team has been ultra busy with meetings, workshops and study tours all in the realms of social entrepreneurship. Here are just a few highlights of what we’ve been up to:
TSEO Thai/UK Study Tour on Social Impact Investment
23-27 June 2014
The i-genius led UK visit was an opportunity for senior figures in the Thai government and business community to meet with government ministers, senior civil servants and UK companies interested in investing in Thailand and to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with doing business responsibly.
It was also an opportunity to learn from the UK’s experience in supporting responsible business both at home and globally and for key stakeholders in the UK to learn about the good work that has been initiated by the Thai government in support of responsible business practice. Finally it was a chance for the UK to share examples of the emerging areas of social enterprise and social investment in supporting more inclusive economic and social development.
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International Academic Workshop on Social Business Education
27th June, 2014
i-genius organised an International Academic Workshop designed to raise the quality of social business education through the sharing of better practice models.
The workshop covered:
1. Trends, opportunities & challenges in business education
2. Social business courses – sharing better practice
3. Experiential learning
4. Developing partnerships with business
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London Briefing: Opportunity Pakistan on Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
2nd July 2014
i-genius, in partnership with the Loop Global Management hosted a morning report briefing to discover and highlight the considerable social innovation talent in one of Asia’s fastest growing entrepreneurial hubs. Opportunity Pakistan Commissioners presented the findings of their journey to Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and the Punjab in September 2013 to better understand the rapid changes taking place in Pakistan and help boost the potential and impact of its social economy and social entrepreneurship.
Specifically the report:
+ Raises awareness of social entrepreneurship within Pakistan
+ Explores opportunities for social innovation in Pakistan and highlight emerging trends for replication in the region
+ Assesses what is required to support the development of social entrepreneurship and the implications for policy makers, educators, businesses, NGOs, investment and trade
+ Assesses Pakistan’s potential as a regional hub for social businesses
+ Summarises its findings and outlines new initiatives on trade, investment (including a new fund) and social business education
Read the Islamabad Statement – Opportunity Pakistan Report: https://www.i-genius.org/
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Save the Date!
i-genius Cafe London will return on July 24th 2014. Details to be confirmed shortly!