Tristan Ace leads the British Council's Social Enterprise programme across Asia, where he is based in Hong Kong, Tristan has also managed social enterprise programmes in mainland China, where he was based in Beijing. Tristan spent 4 years in Myanmar where he worked to develop the nascent social enterprise sector from 2011. The British Council's social enterprise programme operates in 12 countries in Asia and delivers a range of support from capacity building to government advisory. Tristan has led on developing this strategy and worked with governments to support social enterprise across the region. In Myanmar he worked with the government to deliver the first social enterprise policy dialogue with the Ministry of National Planning in 2014, in India he has been working with the recently formed Ministry of Skills and Entrepreneurship and in Bangladesh he has recently been developing in initiative on social investment with the Bangladesh Central Bank. In addition he has developed the British Council's capacity building programme across Asia and developed the recently launched Business and Investment Readiness programme. Before moving to Asia, Tristan spent five years in Central and Eastern Europe. Overall Tristan has worked in over 20 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa and most recently has launched the British Council's social enterprise programme in Ghana, Kenya and Ethiopia.
05 Jun 2017
08 Jun 2017
This session looks at what it takes to build a successful eco-system for the social economy; from government leadership and policy through to new business models and innovative financial instruments. Across Asia we are witnessing a whole range of approaches and interventions designed to support the growth of the social economy, some are strategic whilst others are tactical and taken together, the momentum is building for significant change in the social sector ecosystem.
05 Jun 2017