Social Enterprise and environmental sustainability: challenges and opportunities
16th March 2013
Location:Cardiff City Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ND
There are many examples of social enterprises creating positive environmental impacts. While they are not all motivated by environmental concerns, social enterprise may offer a model that enables business success to be combined with sustainability.
This event brings together researchers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss the opportunities and challenges for social enterprises to help create environmental sustainability.
The event will ask:
- How can social enterprise provide solutions to environmental challenges?
- How can policy and research promote environmentally focused social enterprise?
This event is jointly organised by the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) and the Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS).
Speakers include Defra, as well as local social enterprises and researchers
It will look at the role of both policy and research in promoting environmentally focused social enterprise. Practitioners will present case studies of their experience in community energy and waste social enterprises.
The day will end with an expert panel discussion, giving delegates the opportunity to discuss how the social enterprise movement, government policy and researchers can help strengthen potential of social enterprise to create a more sustainable world.