WIEF SOCIAL ENTERPRISE – “Rebuilding Social Enterprise”

28 February 2022

3.00 PM MYT (UTC +8 HOURS)

Online

COVID-19 has left a trail of disruption. Beyond the health and human loss caused by the pandemic, it has also triggered the most severe economic crisis in a century with its impacts unevenly felt across nations, communities, and economies.

It has become clear that the most vulnerable members our communities were hit the hardest. The World Bank estimated that 100 million people have been pushed into extreme poverty due to COVID-19. And the ILO estimated that, as a result of the economic crisis created by the pandemic, almost 1.6 billion informal economy workers – the most vulnerable in the labour market – have suffered massive damage to their capacity to earn a living.

The pandemic has also put a spotlight on the invaluable role played by social enterprises in their communities. Throughout the pandemic, social enterprises have made important contribution in areas such as mental health, education, employment and social inclusion.

Despite COVID-19 restrictions many social enterprises have evolved and adapted their businesses, often moving online, to ensure they provide the right support to the people at the heart of their services. They leveraged the right supports at the right time to improve their sustainability and future opportunities, while deepening the impact they have in delivering on their individual social objectives.

This webinar will delve into the various challenges and opportunities faced by social enterprises, how they rebuilt and emerged after the pandemic as well as the role of governments to encourage, prioritise, and open space for social enterprises to rebuild and thrive.

UN Secretary General António Guterres remarked, “Everything we do during and after this crisis must be with a strong focus on building more equal, inclusive, and sustainable economies and societies that are more resilient in the face of pandemics, climate change, and the many other global challenges we face.”

 

The programme will discuss:

  • How social enterprises faced the challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and contribute to the health, social and economic recovery of their communities?
  • How social enterprises can rebuild their organisations and chart a pathway in a post-COVID world whilst redefining business in the context of social good?
  • How to raise awareness of the wider social enterprise sector across the general public?
  • What can social entrepreneurs do to increase their chances of achieving sustainability and perhaps even profitability?
  • How can policy makers and other stakeholders leverage on the impact of social enterprise as a transformational force to drive social and environment consciousness?

 

Key Takeaways

  • Learn the current landscape of Social Enterprise ecosystem, post pandemic.
  • To restore the balance of community, equity and care for the planet as key elements of our economy.
  • As a means for Social Enterprise to be more resilience when facing crisis.
  • Ways of closing the gap that drives in VC funding and policy making.
28 February 2022
3.00 PM – 3.45 PM

Discussion on Rebuilding Social Enterprise

The session will discuss:

  • How social enterprises faced the challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and contribute to the health, social and economic recovery of their communities?
  • How social enterprises can rebuild their organisations and chart a pathway in a post-COVID world whilst redefining business in the context of social good?
  • How to raise awareness of the wider social enterprise sector across the general public?
  • What can social entrepreneurs do to increase their chances of achieving sustainability and perhaps even profitability?
  • How can policy makers and other stakeholders leverage on the impact of social enterprise as a transformational force to drive social and environment consciousness?
3.45 PM – 4.00 PM Q&A session

DISCLAIMER / NOTES:

  • The Organisers reserve the right to alter the content and timing of the programme in the best interest of the webinar and is not responsible for cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Programme as of 14 January 2022.
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