Social Enterprise Story: The Lifeboat

  Tripadvisor: The Lifeboat Founder: Richard Mons   What is The Lifeboat? The Lifeboat in Greymouth is about so much more than coffee and stroopwafels. It’s a point of contact for people, a place for people to share philosophies and stories. The Lifeboat NZ was founded by Richard Mons, a Dutchman who came to New … Continue Reading →

Impact investment: How can Kiwi businesses get involved?

According to Darren Walker, the outspoken President of the Ford Foundation at the Global Steering Group meeting (of the Global Impact Investing Network) in Chicago three weeks ago, philanthropy is “stroking the vanity of rich people”, and “the need to scale requires different behaviour.” It’s interesting to hear him speak, because his take on things … Continue Reading →

Social Enterprise Story: GOOD Travel

  Website: GOOD TRAVEL Founders: Eliza Raymond, Shelley Bragg, Heidy Aspilcueta and Caitie Goddard Type: Social Enterprise (Limited Liability Company) Have you ever thought about the social, economic and environmental impact of your travels? It can be easy to forget about sustainability when you’re on holiday in another country. I’m sure many people would be guilty … Continue Reading →

Rotary Club of Newmarket supporting social enterprise through Kick-Start Award 2017

The Rotary Club of Newmarket and the Ākina Foundation have joined forces for a second year to kick-start Auckland region-based social enterprises by providing $10,000 in cash to a top venture. Applications for the Award open Saturday 1 July 2017 and close Tuesday 18 August 2017. Applications are open to all social enterprises, whether early-stage, operational or well-established. To … Continue Reading →

Why you can’t afford to miss Social Enterprise World Forum 2017

We’re thrilled to announce that the full programme for the 2017 Social Enterprise World Forum is now ready to share with our wider whānau! Our very own (and very talented) Helene Malandain, and her support crew (thanks Jason Pemberton, Helene Tholoniat and Simon Cooke!) have been working hard over the past 18 months, collaborating with … Continue Reading →