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Nov 7, 2017

Louise kept a secret, Chris liked high-class scrumpy, Rebecca stared at the sea and David provided snacks.

Episode #62A: Value Alignment At The Highest Level with Louise Aitken and Chris Blues. The second half publishes in a week.

Ākina Foundation's Louise Aitken [was GM, now CE], and Chris Blues, International Director join Rebecca and David to reflect on the 10th Social Enterprise World Forum. Tightly edited for brevity and delving into the value and benefits of a developing sector scaling social impact from New Zealand.

Listen: Apple Podcasts | twicepodcast.comOvercast | Pocket Casts | All eight #SEWF2017 shows

Episode sponsors: BizDojo WellingtonCollider Wgtn

Show notes and links:

Ākina Foundation website

Social Enterprise World Forum 2017: website

Craft beer #1: Garage Project Pig Squeal

Whare Aki - Social Enterprise resources + support, by Ākina Foundation

Episode #34: Creating Our Tomorrow with Helene Malandain, Alex Hannant and Gerry Higgins

Episode #27: Beautiful Schmetterling with Sam Elder, Dr Sean Barnes and Rachel Montejo from Ākina Foundation Christchurch office


Louise Aitken: Twitter @LouAitken | Ākina website bio | 

Chris Blues: Ākina website bio

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Upcoming shows:

  • #62B - the second part of this great conversation with Louise and Chris. NZ and global socent futures, how to get there and how to make it happen.
  • #63 - We’re chatting with Miriam and Marty from Papa Taiao Earthcare, a Wellington-based sustainability development #SocEnt dedicated to improving outcomes for local community and environment. Publishing in two parts from 22nd November.

It’s coming up to summer holidays in New Zealand and we’re already booking guests out to mid-February 2018. Know a NZ-based social enterpriser you’d like to hear featured on a future show drop us a line at (including their contact details) and we’ll see what we can schedule. 


'twice': two weeks in creative endeavour shares stories and journeys to now of people making positive dents on society. Fortnightly (or more often) from Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand, since August 2015. Long-form episodes feature #craftbeer [for any number of reasons].

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