ISBC Forum

Business for Social Impact

Exploration Workshop

Limerick | October 15, 2019

We believe businesses will play an increasingly important role in developing, enabling, and deploying innovative solutions for most pressing social and environmental challenges.

Please join us to connect, to inspire, and to enable actions enhancing social impact locally, nationally and globally.

Conversations for possibilities

We believe bringing together key players in business, social entrepreneurs, thought leaders, agencies and philanthropy is the best way to drive the positive change.

We are inviting a combination of cross-sector social enterprises (with both local and national reach), commercial enterprises seeking more innovative ways of enhancing their contributions, along with agencies and support organisations, to share your experience and start conversations of what’s possible. 

Why join the conversation?

Long gone are days when making positive social impact was a domain of non-profits, community organisations, charities or social enterprises. Today commercial enterprises can also be a force for positive social and environmental change – going far beyond philanthropy programmes. Equally, some social endeavours are increasingly engaging in commercial activities to help drive forward their purpose.

This leads to greater interactions between commercial and social enterprises which comes in many different forms – today we see an explosion of new forms of activity all over the world – enlightened CSR, social innovation, shared value, supply chain collaboration or corporate venturing to name a few.

We believe such collaboration is mutually beneficial and boosts the positive impact on communities – we would like you to explore with us how this engagement could be enhanced in Ireland.

What’s in the day?

Our event is invitation only – we believe having the right participants is more important than having large crowds.

 

No pre-work necessary

There is no need need to prepare anything beforehand – we’re very excited for you to “lend us your brain” for the day – your experience, passion and willingness to share is all you need to bring with you.

 

No pre-work necessary

There is no need need to prepare anything beforehand – we’re very excited for you to “lend us your brain” for the day – your experience, passion and willingness to share is all you need to bring with you.

 

Highy Interactive

We’re inviting dynamic cross-section of people – it is all about sharing your experiences, thoughts, observations, ideas and insights.

We are structuring the day to make the most of the conversations in a enjoyable and creative way to allow you to contribute in most meaningful way.

Highy Interactive

We’re inviting dynamic cross-section of people – it is all about sharing your experiences, thoughts, observations, ideas and insights.

We are structuring the day to make the most of the conversations in a enjoyable and creative way to allow you to contribute in most meaningful way.

Interesting talks

We have invited very interesting external speakers – with a goal of to sparking the conversations rather than presenting a lecture.

We promise it will be thought provoking. 

Interesting talks

We have invited very interesting external speakers – with a goal of to sparking the conversations rather than presenting a lecture.

We promise it will be thought provoking. 

Our commitment to action

We commit to drafting and disseminating the summary of the day to all contributors to use.

We also take the responsibility to initiate any ideas or actions that will emerge from the day.

Our commitment to action

We commit to drafting and disseminating the summary of the day to all contributors to use.

We also take the responsibility to initiate any ideas or actions that will emerge from the day.

Contributors & Speakers

There are no “Attendees” at our Exploration Workshop – everyone is a Contributor.

We will be constantly updating the list below, so please check back soon. 

Kemmy Business School

Briga Hynes

Head of the Department of Management and Marketing and Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

A single business, government or social enterprise is not equipped to tackle social and economic challenges alone, and sustainable solutions require different collaborations with diversity of viewpoint, approach and expertise. Irrespective of the type of collaboration, co-creation is the core catalyst for achieving sustainable social impact and leveraging mutual benefits to both the large corporation and the social enterprise. Impactful co-creation is built on having shared values and applying partner social capital consisting of knowledge, expertise, social networks and goodwill. The cumulative social capital enables each other’s competitive advantages and self-interests to emerge in an atmosphere of reciprocity and trustworthiness eliminating firm size and power differentials and achieving ultimate social impacts. So join our conversation at the Business for Impact Workshop, share your social capital and co-create greater and stronger collaborations for social impact.

Kemmy Business School

Briga Hynes

Head of the Department of Management and Marketing and Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

A single business, government or social enterprise is not equipped to tackle social and economic challenges alone, and sustainable solutions require different collaborations with diversity of viewpoint, approach and expertise. Irrespective of the type of collaboration, co-creation is the core catalyst for achieving sustainable social impact and leveraging mutual benefits to both the large corporation and the social enterprise. Impactful co-creation is built on having shared values and applying partner social capital consisting of knowledge, expertise, social networks and goodwill. The cumulative social capital enables each other’s competitive advantages and self-interests to emerge in an atmosphere of reciprocity and trustworthiness eliminating firm size and power differentials and achieving ultimate social impacts. So join our conversation at the Business for Impact Workshop, share your social capital and co-create greater and stronger collaborations for social impact.

The Social Enterprise Mark CIC

Lucy Findlay

Managing Director

All commercial operators should be thinking about their own role in encouraging social enterprises into their supply chains and partnering more effectively. Not only does it make commercial sense, but it also helps to address the need for businesses to look further than just the financial bottom line to address some the big challenges of our time such as wealth inequality and climate change.

PTI Advisors

Paul Ellingstad

Managing Partner

We’re creatures of habit and tradition—placing things in one category or another: business vs. social; for-profit vs. non-profit; etc. We complicate matters by forcing ourselves into simplified frameworks—that no longer work. If we’re to achieve sustainable progress in society, we need to think differently and embrace the interwoven blend of enterprise, societal and environmental threads that create vibrant communities. Choose to be a part of this solution.

PTI Advisors

Paul Ellingstad

Managing Partner

We’re creatures of habit and tradition—placing things in one category or another: business vs. social; for-profit vs. non-profit; etc. We complicate matters by forcing ourselves into simplified frameworks—that no longer work. If we’re to achieve sustainable progress in society, we need to think differently and embrace the interwoven blend of enterprise, societal and environmental threads that create vibrant communities. Choose to be a part of this solution.

Euclid Network

Veerle Klijn

Programme Manager

We believe that in tomorrow’s economy, the success of businesses is not only measured by their profitability, but equally by the responsibility with which they treat the planet and the dignity with which they treat people. Social enterprises are the world’s frontrunners, dedicated to solving societal challenges while running a sustainable business. Close cooperation between social enterprises and other commercial operators accelerates the transition towards this new economy.

European Commission

Karel Vanderpoorten*

Social Economy, Cluster Policy and Entrepreneurship

In our experience we see so many different business opportunities between social and traditional enterprises, sometimes yet translated in different types of cooperation. It would be strange not to further explore this synergies. Nevertheless, strong barriers exist and should be tackled by unveiling other incentives, but very often very small barriers are opposing cooperation, such as pre-occupations, lack of familiarity or just not being present in the right networks. These quick-wins we should be obtained first.

* Schedule permitting 

European Commission

Karel Vanderpoorten*

Social Economy, Cluster Policy and Entrepreneurship

In our experience we see so many different business opportunities between social and traditional enterprises, sometimes yet translated in different types of cooperation. It would be strange not to further explore this synergies. Nevertheless, strong barriers exist and should be tackled by unveiling other incentives, but very often very small barriers are opposing cooperation, such as pre-occupations, lack of familiarity or just not being present in the right networks. These quick-wins we should be obtained first.

* Schedule permitting 

Agenda

Full agenda to be confirmed soon. 

Times & Venue

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

10am – 4pm 

The Pavilion,
North Campus
University of Limerick,
Limerick

V94 F7XW

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

Will we see you there?

Looking forward to seeing you for a day that will make a difference – if you would like to confirm or ask us any questions – please get in touch with Eamon Ryan on 086 820 0443 or email us at forum@isbc.ie 

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