Credited with originating the term “social entrepreneurship” in 1980, and today networking a worldwide community of social entrepreneurs, providing startup financing, professional support services, and connections.
THE B TEAM
An NFP initiative formed by a group of global leaders, including Sir Richard Branson and Arianna Huffington, to create a future where the purpose of business is to be a driving force for social, environmental, and economic benefit.
A New Zealand-based creative agency with a difference—a social business enabling community communication.
For every item sold, FRANK will give the same item of stationery to a child in need. “We are here to disrupt the trend of poverty in New Zealand by ensuring every child gets the stationery they need.”
INSPIRING STORIES TRUST
Supporting young people to engage, to step up and play a critical role in creating solutions to the big issues of our time.
Encouraging community over a cup of coffee, while bettering the lives of producers of organic cotton fabrics in the developing world.“We don’t do this for charity and we don’t do it because it’s a good deed. We believe that this is how business should be done. People before profit.”
Reusing the non-confidential wastepaper of different companies to create beautiful, new, practical stationery.
NEW ZEALAND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP FELLOWSHIP
Learning together to support, create, explore and develop the skills of social enterprise.
“Social Entrepreneurship is found when an individual, group, organisation, or network seeks systemic and sustainable change on our most significant social problems.”
OOOOBY; OUT OF OUR OWN BACKYARDS
Sourcing and selling local produce, while using the profits to build new local food supplies.“
Ooooby began as an idea in response to the overwhelming evidence that our modern industrial food systems are causing more damage than they are worth.”
Pathway operates two commercial businesses—a commercial furniture business and a devanning business, that exist to fund charitable services and provide jobs for people who would not otherwise be given the chance. Their prisoner re-integration programme works to reduce recidivism and give ex-offenders a fresh start.
Offering a platform for Kiwis to raise funding and turn their projects into a reailty.
A Māori Tourism Company providing employment for Māori.
“Potiki Adventures now offers employment to people in an environment that celebrates being Māori and living and working by Māori values, customs and traditions.”
Debris becomes bespoke furniture: “enabling the diversion of reusable resources from waste via creativity and craftsmanship.”
THE ROSKILL COFFEE PROJECT
Using the hospitality industry to generate funding and support for the people of the local community and locally run programmes.
“At the Roskill Coffee Project we hope to create a café where we can explore a new way of doing hospitality that encourages growth in people, and not just the bottom line.”
SKOLL WORLD FORUM
Informing and connecting the international world of social enterprise as they bring news, insight, and opportunities to light. Accelerating entrepreneurial approaches and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing social issues.
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AUCKLAND
Celebrating Social Enterprise in Auckland, while inspiring, connecting, informing, and growing the sector.
Investing in social businesses and social enterprises in New Zealand and abroad, and recycling the returns to make further “impact investments.”
“Soul Capital is not just money. It is a blend of human, social, and financial capital, driven by passion to make enterprise a positive force for our society and our planet.”
SPACE CRAFT SYSTEMS
Developing our ‘built environment’ through innovative minds resulting in sustainable, healthy, and durable construction.
“Space Craft Systems is a social enterprise forged in the crucible of post earthquake Christchurch to develop the WikiHouse system in NZ and revolutionise the way we create our built environments.”
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS NETWORK
The Sustainable Business Network helps business succeed through sustainability. They provide advice and support to help business reshape profit.
TE WHĀNGAI TRUST
A charitable trust employing WINZ clients, the long-term unemployed, and probationary prisoners in a native plant nursery, while conducting work and life skills and self-development programmes.
WORLD BUSINESS COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
A CEO-led organisation of forward thinking companies that galvanises the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment.
YELLOW BRICK ROAD
Protecting New Zealand’s sea life through its work, to ensure sustainable fishing becomes common practice.