Global Partnerships & Development Lead, Social Enterprise British Council
“It takes a village to raise a child and it takes an ecosystem to build a social economy”
It takes many ingredients to build a successful eco-system for the social economy; a successful eco-system requires government leadership and policy, new business models and innovative financial instruments. It needs a reimagining of our education systems and of how and what we measure and public attitudes need to shift in order to build markets for the new enterprises that we are seeing emerge. Across Asia we are witnessing a whole range of innovative approaches and interventions designed to support the growth of the social economy, some are strategic whilst others are tactical; in some countries there is a greater focus on developing financial instruments, whilst in others the focus is more on the business models themselves. Whatever is driving this, it is clear that a significant change is taking place. This session will bring together some of the leading actors in the social economy to explore the thinking of the leading actors involved.
- An overview of the “state” of the social economy in different parts of Asia.
- A better understanding of the drivers and trends in the social economy in different parts of Asia
- Recommendations on where the priority areas are for driving forward the social economy in Asia.