What is Social Enterprise? Social enterprises are purpose-driven organisations that trade to deliver positive social, cultural and environmental impact.
Social enterprises use business models as a tool to help solve social, cultural and environmental issues. They are often profit-making businesses, but they invest the majority of their profit and expenditure in positive outcomes (their impact).
Join us for this informative event to network with our community, be inspired and to take a deep dive into The Future of… Social Enterprise and Whānau Hauora. Light refreshments provided.
Guest SpeakersLearn more about our speakers below...
Jackson Rowland & The Ākina FoundationJackson is a firm believer in the potential impact investing has to transform some of the most significant challenges facing New Zealand, and has been working towards this for a number of years. From an initial career in corporate law advising on capital raising transactions, Jackson has since worked either within impact oriented organisations or helped them gain investment.
Through this work he has advised large numbers of organisations on their impact investment goals, and worked with them on their journey to achieve these. Jackson’s career highlight is one of his current projects, as part of the management team of New Zealand’s first impact investment fund, the Impact Enterprise Fund.
Levi Armstrong & Patu AotearoaPatu Aotearoa is an initiative to engage with whanau and decrease inactivity rates in New Zealand in particular Maori and Pacific Islanders.
The programme is delivered by Maori, for Maori, using Te Ao Maori concepts.
After working together as personal trainers at a local gym, founders Levi Armstrong and Jackson Waerea decided to establish a group exercise programme with a difference. Patu provides affordable group-based workouts incorporating Te atuatanga, Te reo, and Maori culture, supplemented by nutritional education.