Tag: social enterprise world forum

Ghost enterprises: How the government penalises companies who do good

Social enterprises don’t get tax advantages and can’t get the same kind of funding as businesses. This needs to change, says the co-author of a new report.

The social enterprise sector comes of age

From businesses doing good to charities running businesses and everything in between, social enterprise as an industry is growing up and holding its first national conference.

Five key questions for Kiwi social enterprises

Social enterprises are everywhere right now. But what are they? And how do we make sure they are not just businesses exploiting a trendy term?

Why Social Enterprises need ‘new clothes’

Social enterprises often operate as limited liability companies, but new legal structures to govern them have been introduced in a number of countries. Lawyer Steven Moe argues we need new options in New Zealand.

After SEWF: Where to next for social enterprise in NZ?

The Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) was hosted in Christchurch in the last week of September. Ākina Foundation chief executive Alex Hannant, looks back at the event and into the future of the social enterprise sector. 

Eat My Lunch: the business of doing good

Eat My Lunch (EML) has changed the way New Zealanders think about where they buy their lunch and the power of their purchase. Rebecca Stevenson talks to founder Lisa King about the EML model, making a profit, and the company’s growth.  

Social enterprise: the future of capitalism?

Social enterprise is changing the way we consume. In a discussion with some of the most prominent players in the sector, The Spinoff asks: can we consume our way to …

What is the future of social enterprise? (WATCH)

In the fourth episode of our week-long series exploring the possibilities, challenges, and potential of social enterprise in New Zealand, our panel looks at what to expect in the next 10 years.

Can a social enterprise remain true to its values? (WATCH)

In the third episode of our week-long series exploring the possibilities, challenges, and potential of social enterprise in New Zealand, our panel looks at the political risks social enterprises face.

Is consumerism the new politics? (WATCH)

In the second episode of our week-long series exploring the possibilities, challenges, and potential of social enterprise in New Zealand, our panel asks: is consumerism the new politics?

Can we consume our way to a better society?

Today we launch a week-long series of videos and articles which explore the possibilities, challenges and potential of social enterprise in New Zealand. The first episode asks: is a charity also a social enterprise?