There has been an increasing use of the term "social enterprise" and rapidly growing interest in this emerging sector. The Social Enterprise World Forum, held in Christchurch in 2017 had an attendance of 1,600. For the second time this year, we explore social enterprise, this time taking a deeper dive into the future of social enterprise for New Zealand.
RSM welcomes back Steven Moe, lawyer and author of "Social Enterprises in New Zealand: A Legal Handbook". Steven will be joining us to share his thoughts on the current state of play of social enterprise and to answer the question "where to from here?". Steven's presentation will cover:
- Where is the social enterprise sector at in New Zealand?
- What opportunities does it provide for those starting new ventures?
- How does it fit in with charities and more traditional ventures?
- What might the future hold?
Who should attend? This session is applicable to both for-profit businesses as well as charities and not for profit and those in management and the governance of those entities concerned with their strategic direction and future.
Further reading: Click the link to read a recent article, "What social enterprises in Aotearoa can learn from Maoritanga" published by Steven and Wayne Tukiri, RSM.
Introducing our presenter: Steven Moe, Parry Field Lawyers
Steven 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 and international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright in Tokyo, London and Sydney. Steven 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 http://www.seeds.libsyn.com/