Social Responsibility and Sustainability

7 October: Impact Economies: How can your ideas create a more sustainable future?

Are you interested in working at, creating your own, or facilitating the success of an enterprise with an underlying social and/or environmental mission?

Endeavours that are concerned about the health & wellbeing of their workers, customers, community, and the wider environment?

If you are a University of Edinburgh student, staff, or recent alumni and this strikes home for you, then join us for some inspirational talks from global and local thought leaders, and find out how you can get involved.

By the end of this session, you will have been inspired and tooled up to get involved with impact-driven economies, social enterprises, and the wider world of social & environmental entrepreneurship. You will have learned more about what these things are, why we are passionate about them, and how to get involved.

We will hear about

  • Social Entrepreneurship from a global perspective
  • Regional examples of success, and the challenge we face
  • One of our own students who has gone one to find success in social entrepreneurship

A spotlight on how you can get involved at the University, with student societies, Edinburgh Innovations and the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Followed by some time for questions.

What is an impact economy?

The impact economy is driven by organisations, entrepreneurs and social enterprises that focus on addressing societal challenges and the public good, which are often linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

It’s time to start closing the gap between creating value for all stakeholders and the maximisation of shareholder profits, by placing the public good back at the centre of our economy.

This event is a collaboration between Edinburgh Innovations and the University of Edinburgh Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, and is one of three events in a series. Also check out:

Impact Economies: Find Your Sustainable Startup Idea Workshop on 21st October

Impact Economies: Make the World, Better on 18th November

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Oct 07 2021 -

7 October: Impact Economies: How can your ideas create a more sustainable future?

This event will provide the audience with information on student-led social enterprises for an impact economy including perspectives from the national, local and individual levels, laying out a toolkit for change.

Online event