Tag: Social Enterprise

Are all businesses social enterprises? It’s a question of definition

What does it mean to be a social enterprise today? Is it about profit, purpose, or both? Steven Moe takes us through the various definitions.

The fast crew: The Kiwi companies to watch

Wanna run with the fast crew? Rebecca Stevenson takes a look at Deloitte’s Fast50 index to see how quickly Kiwi companies' revenue is growing.

From Mexico to Cuba St: One woman’s mission to create inclusive coffee

They're helping Mexican farmers grow coffee, but The Lucy Foundation's next step is to give disabled Kiwis employment chances. Maria Slade caught up with founder Robbie Francis to find out how she is building a operating model with inclusiveness at its core.

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. 

A guide to the top social enterprises in NZ right now

The Social Enterprise World Forum in Christchurch may be over, but the conversation continues on The Spinoff, with a list of the coolest Kiwi social enterprises selected by those in the know.

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.  

Living the moral high life: a week consuming consciously

As part of the The Spinoff’s  social enterprise series, Madeleine Chapman attempted to use only the most woke businesses for a week’s worth of consumption. It wasn't easy but she was left uplifted.  

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 social enterprise can learn from Britain’s Big Society

While the state has a responsibility to fund public services, that doesn’t necessarily mean it should be delivering them. Jihee Junn reports on Social Enterprise UK CEO Peter Holbrook's talk at the University of Auckland to find out what we could learn from David Cameron's controversial Big Society project.

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.