More than 80 speakers and 1,600 delegates will gather in New Zealand next week for the Social Enterprise World Forum 2017. The ninth annual gathering of people "passionate about addressing the challenges and inequality of our complex and internconnected world" is to take place in Christchurch, a city rebuilding itself after the earthquake of 2011.
There is now one social enterprise for every 1,000 people in Scotland. A report published last week shows that the number of social enterprises in Scotland increased by 8% in the last two years, with a total of 5,600 now operating in the country against a population of about 5.4m. Social Enterprise in Scotland: Census 2017 was launched on 6 September at the Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS) Policy and Practice conference.
When we got notice that a company with revenues of £800m+ that has been operating successfully since 1959 is changing to become a social enterprise – the UK's biggest – our ears pricked up. Given that things seemed to be ticking along quite nicely at the Cordant Group, with executive chairman Phillip Ullmann’s net worth running into the tens of millions (depending which website you read), the obvious question to ask is: why?
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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