Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise in a Multi-cultural World
Thursday, 17 November 2016 from 09:30 to 14:00 (BST)
Dockland Campus , University of East London, London, United Kingdom
World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD)
Royal Docks School of Business and Law
UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY)
London Centre of International Law Practice (LCILP)
Emerald Group Publishing
Target audience Entrepreneurs, academic, research, youth, NGOs, civil society groups, businesses, and other stakeholders.
Focus Social Entrepreneurship
In celebration of the Entrepreneurship week (14th – 20th Nov 2016); the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) with its flagship journal World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development (WJEMSD) organizing a one day conference on ‘Sustainable Entrepreneurship’. For an essential guide to starting your social enterprise please see this slide share based on WJEMSD article ‘ A conceptual model of critical success factors for Indian social enterprises’. Other topics to be discussed during he event include but not limited:
- General issues on social entrepreneurship.
- Cultural and religious perspectives on entrepreneurship.
- Sustainable entrepreneurship and finance.
- Sustaining family business across the generations.
- Social entrepreneurship case studies/programmes.
- Creating value to people and the planet: Motivations and the role of connectedness for creating a sustainable venture.
- Youth entrepreneurship in developing countries in the context of starting micro-enterprises? Unemployment globally and the ‘youth bulge’ are huge issues which youth entrepreneurship can help address.
09:30-11:00 Session One
Chair: Adrian Rabe
- Welcome – Randolph Cooper and Allam Ahmed
- Creating value to people and the planet: Motivations and the role of connectedness for creating a sustainable venture – Iain Ross and Shova Thapa Karki
- Eramus+ SETLLE Project – Developing social enterprise training across the EU – Ian Bathgate and Andre Mostert
11:00-11:30 Coffee/Tea Break
11:30-12:30 Session Two
Chair: Nagi Idris
- Inclusive communities and neighbourhoods: A new model for renewal and advancement – Rudi Page
- Supporting youth micro-entrepreneurship in Tanzania: Perspective of a Raleigh International Team Leader – Geoff King
- Sustaining family business across the generations – Ronald McQuaid
13:00-14:00 Session Three
Chair: Ian Bathgate
- Branding and communications in a connected era – Jonathan Wilson
- Promoting social entrepreneurship: A policy and legal perspective – Christopher Chagnon
- Concluding Remarks
Speakers (more to be added)
- Allam Ahmed, President WASD, Editor-in-Chief WJEMSD and Director MEKEI
- Ian Bathgate, Director of Business Development and Director SETTLE Eramus+ Project, Centre for Innovation Management & Enterprise (CIME), UEL
- Christopher Chagnon, Assistant Director, Centre for International Economic Law, Trade, and Development, London Centre of International Law Practice
- Randolph Cooper, Dean, Royal Docks School of Business and Law, UEL
- Nagi Idris, Director London Centre of International Law Practice
- Shova Thapa Karki, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, University of Sussex
- Geoff King, Raleigh International
- Ronald McQuaid, Professor of Work and Employment, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling
- Andre Mostert, Centre for Innovation Management and Enterprise (CIME), UEL
- Rudi Page, Chief Executive, Enhanced Leadership Insights
- Adrian Rabe, Global Officer, Strategic Engagement & Communications, WASD
- Iain Ross, Research Assistant, University of Sussex
- Jonathan Wilson, Associate Dean Postgraduate Programmes and Associate Professor of Business and Management, Richmond University