Alex Hannant

About Alex Hannant
  • Chief Executive, Ākina Foundation

Alex is the Chief Executive of the Ākina Foundation in New Zealand. Ākina provides a range of support services that enable social enterprises to start-up and succeed - from skills building to investment strategy. Ākina also works with government, business, and philanthropic partners to develop New Zealand’s social enterprise sector, and advance broader thinking around social impact, sustainability, and inclusive economic development.

Alex is also on the Board of B Lab Australia and New Zealand, and teaches a course on 'Leading Social Enterprise' at Victoria University of Wellington.

Previously, based in the UK, Alex was Director of Programmes at LEAD - a global network focused on leadership and sustainable development, and Head of Partnerships at the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) – a global initiative providing technical advice and services to decision makers.


Creating Businesses for Social Good

07 Jun 2017

This session will discuss the importance of certification from an investor and a social enterprise’s perspective. It will also explore whether adopting an existing framework such as the B-Corp certification at the regional level would increase the flow of investments across Asia.

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