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Aug 14, 2018

Great to chat social enterprise development with Louise Aitken, Chief Executive of Ākina Foundation and Minister Henare. We cover impact investment, policy and legislative progress, SEWF 2017 outcomes and 2018 Forum intentions, and touch on the upcoming Aotearoa Social Enterprise Forum (ASEF) this October.

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Show notes and links:

The state of socent in Aotearoa NZ:

The Impact Initiative

Kitchen Table talks around NZ: Events & Resources — The Impact Initiative

Challenges and opportunities:

Access to capital: I'm looking for Investment -

Impact Enterprise Fund — New Ground Capital

EHF Fellow: Chris Simcock – Edmund Hillary Fellowship

Big Society Capital - Wikipedia

Impact Investing | New Zealand | Impact Investing Network

Social enterprise definition(s): ‎

Indigenous perspectives:

Kaitiakitanga – guardianship and conservation – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Tā moko – Māori tattooing – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Piupiu – Flax and flax working – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Identify a social problem first

Koha Kai - Invercargill: Koha Kai - Home | Facebook

Living standards | The Treasury New Zealand

Tina Porou -

Zero Waste Network New Zealand

Maori Womens Development: MWDI

Sustainable Business Network

Zero Waste Network New Zealand

SocEnt and the regions

CBEC Business

Fresh start | Charitable Trust for those needing a fresh start | Pathway Trust » Pathway Trust

Legislation and Policy

SEWF 2017 and 2018

Aotearoa Social Enterprise Forum 19th October 2018

Post-show: Managing your manager (in this case NZ's PM)


Louise Aitken -

Louise Aitken (@louaitken) | Twitter

Henare, Peeni - New Zealand Parliament

Hon. Peeni Henare MP (@PeeniHenare) | Twitter

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Writing about SEWF2018, and being unsuccessful in securing Bursary funding: If you don't try you won't know if it'll fly

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