Recap: Day 2 of the Global Social Enterprise Forum 2022

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We cover all the news from the second and final day of the Global Social Enterprise Forum 2022 in Brisbane.

Key themes for day two of the Social Enterprise Global Forum (SEWF) 2022 included the climate emergency, social procurement and the global economic climate, complementing its hybrid two-day programme.

SEWF 2022 launched yesterday to a crowd of 2,600 industry professionals representing 93 countries who joined the online and in-person social impact forum in Brisbane.

The morning of the second day focused on climate justice and the role of traditional Indigenous knowledge and First Nations leadership in healing the country. A fireside chat with India’s Miro Logan-Riley of ActionStation set the tone for the day, who shared how their connection to their landancestry and culture have influenced their climate activism and work.

Continuing the theme of ancestry, Te Pūoho Katene, executive director of the Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust, which promotes Maori education, identity and livelihood, suggested that funders should go beyond simply providing capital to amplify the voice of those who make change in their communities.

Meanwhile, internationally renowned economist Kate Raworth of the Donut Economics Action Lab launched a provocation to the crowd of 2,600 people. incorporating the principles purpose, networks, governance, ownership and funding in the design of their social enterprises.

The conversation continued with Regenerate Melbourne‘s Kaj Lofgren and Rebecca Scott, who is also CEO of STREAT, talk about the impact of the donut economy methodology on the industry as well as other tailored models that can be used to inform social infrastructure.

Elsewhere, Eugene Ho from SAP spoke about the importance of adapting social procurement process for micro-enterprises, which means being flexible and impartial in order to best support small businesses. As the SED (Social Enterprise Development) Talks – SEWF’s response to the TED Talks – were in full swing with speakers from HoMie, Purple House and Hotel Etico.

The forum ended with a final fireside chat, this time with the CEO and co-founder of Thanks Daniel Flynn, before several other virtual sessions and the forum after-party continued into the night.

The next SEWF will take place in Amsterdam in 2023.

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