This Week In Social Entrepreneurship: Events, Opportunities, News, Insights & More.

4 min readOct 7, 2019
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Social Enterprise World Forum 2019- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Social Enterprise World Forum 2019 will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopa and will run from the 20–28 October. The Forum brings together experts working in the field of social enterprise and education to share innovative experiences, create opportunities and collaboration for the benefit of greater social impact. The event is complete with an education symposium, youth week, urban and rural study tours, exhibition and an African themed welcome reception.

Registration Now Open
GSG Impact Summit 2019- Chile

From 18–20 November, hundreds of impact leaders, investors and entrepreneurs will come together to discuss the ‘Impact Economy’, a new economy that drives social, climate and economic justice. They will talk about what are the building blocks for the new Impact Economy? What opportunities does it offer? The Summit will be held in Santiago, Chile.

Registrations Close Soon
3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands- Washington DC

3BL Forum will be held from October 29–10 and will showcase corporate voices on bridging the divide between investor relations and corporate responsibility, and the “why” and “how” as companies seek to align their purpose, values and voice. 3BL Forum is an opportunity to gain insights into the latest corporate thinking and decision-making around topics that matter to you.

Closes 20th October
7th Global Healthy Workplace Summit

The 7th Global Healthy Workplace Awards and Summit will be hosted in partnership with Monash University in the culturally vibrant city of Melbourne on 31st October — 1st November 2019. With Australia being one of the fastest growing markets for employee health programs, the 7th Global Healthy Workplace Summit will bring together leaders in global health and wellbeing who seek to create a healthier and more productive working experience for all employers and employees

Closes 12 December 2019
7News Young Achiever Awards- Australia

The purpose of the 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards is to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people throughout Queensland up to and including 29 years of age as of 31st December each year.

Applications Now Open
Australia Day Awards 2020

The Australia Day Local Awards recognise outstanding achievement and excellence in the local community, and highlight the importance of service to the Australian nation. Being nominated for an Australia Day Local Award is a great honour, and is therefore a wonderful opportunity to pay tribute to a member of the community whose exemplary contribution is deserving of recognition. This could be a friend, family member, workmate or someone you have met while serving the community.

Open for Bookings
Me To We- Volunteer Trips

A ME to WE Volunteer Trip is a unique opportunity to strengthen your team bonds. You’ll work side by side with community members on a sustainable development project, becoming part of their incredible story of transformation and expanding as a team. When you return home, you’ll feel more connected to your group and the amazing world you live in. And we look after every single detail along the way, including customized planning, so that you and your team experience your journey in total comfort.

Applications Close December 17th
Hult Prize Challenge

In 2020, the Hult Prize is challenging it’s more than one million member student network across 121 countries to build bold and disruptive social enterprises with net positive environmental uniteconomics that will reach a million consumers within a decade. 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day & the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. Each year, the contestants are issued a big bold challenge aligned with a large market opportunity to compete for a $1 million seed funding Award.

News, Insights and Key Stories

How Facebook is fundamentally changing how nonprofits get money
This article talks about how emotional connection and ‘Giving Days’ tie into how the Facebook social media platform is helping nonprofits raise more money from more people.

Partnering Across Sectors to Shape the Future of Cotton

In honor of the first World Cotton Day organized by the World Trade Organization, Marc Doyon, Vice President Commodities at Gildan talks about the important industry partnerships that have helped shape the reputation of US cotton as an increasingly sustainable fiber.

The Case For Letting Business Solve Social Problems by Michael Porter

Why do we turn to nonprofits, NGOs and governments to solve society’s biggest problems? Michael Porter admits he’s biased, as a business school professor, but he wants you to hear his case for letting business try to solve massive problems like climate change and access to water. Why? Because when business solves a problem, it makes a profit — which lets that solution grow.

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