RSM New Zealand

Complimentary Seminar | The place of Social Enterprises in New Zealand Presented by Steven Moe

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Tuesday 10 April | 4:30pm

Charities running businesses?  Or businesses getting into the “for-purpose” space?

There has been an increasing use of the term “social enterprise” and growing interest in this fast-emerging area.  The Social Enterprise World Forum held in Christchurch last year had 1,600 attend.  What did those gathered from around the world talk about?  And what does the term “social enterprise” actually mean?   

RSM are delighted to host Steven Moe, lawyer and author of “Social Enterprises in New Zealand: A Legal Handbook”.  Based in Christchurch Steven will be joining us to share his reflections on social enterprises now and some thoughts for the future.  Steven’s presentation will include some practical examples and also cover:

  • What shape does a social enterprise actually take
  • How do they operate in the real world   
  • What role might they play going forward in a New Zealand context
  • Some impacts, challenges and opportunities for both the for-profit and charitable/NFP sectors

There will also be opportunity to have your questions answered.

Who should attend:

  • This session is equally applicable to for-profit businesses as well as charities and Not-for-Profits.
  • It is applicable to those in management and the governance of those entities concerned with their strategic direction and future.

Our speaker: Steven Moe is in the corporate and commercial team at Parry Field Lawyers in Christchurch where he also works with charities, not for profits and social enterprises. He studied at Canterbury University and worked for a national law firm in Wellington for 3 years before he left New Zealand to work for 11 years at international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright in Tokyo (4 years), London (3 years) and Sydney (4 years). He has a podcast called “Seeds: Talking Purpose” where he interviews social entrepreneurs.  He is also in the process of founding a social enterprise cinema in the city of Rolleston where he also lives.  You can listen to Steven’s podcasts at:


Where: RSM, Level 1, 1 Broadway, Newmarket
When: Tuesday 10th April

4.30pm Registration
4:45pm Presentation from Michael Gordon
5:25pm Q&A
5:45pm Drinks and nibbles

Event location

Level 1, 1 Broadway, Newmarket 1023