Social Entrepreneurship – The Future?

By February 9, 2016Business

Applying business principles to philanthropy, and vice-versa, social enterprises claim to hold the keys to a healthier, wealthier future.

However, what exactly are social enterprises and social entrepreneurship? How great is their impact and their scope? How far can they really take us?

Join us for a special panel discussion addressing these questions and the broader potential of social entrepreneurship. Our expert panellists will be:

MATTHEW HAY – Matt is founder and CEO of Latimer Group, “one of the UK’s most disruptive businesses” (RealBusiness). Latimer is made up of a team of “Moral Madmen”, in the words of the Guardian, who co-create media with over 50,000 young people in 24 countries.

SIMON COOPER – Simon is a Partner at Oliver Wyman. On top of being the Co-Head of the EMEA Finance and Risk practice, he leads the Social Impact division, delivering consulting projects for organisations such as Save the Children, The Red Cross and Big Society Capital.

TIMOTHY BARNES – Tim was Director of our very own UCL Advances for 8 years and UCL Enterprise Operations for 4. He is also founder of Citrus Saturday, a not-for-profit promoting enterprise across Europe and Africa, and has been a Board Member for IDEA London, The London Co-Investment Fund and the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC).

The event will be chaired by NAOMI POYSER – Naomi is the Founder of Greenseed, UCL Student Enterprise Ambassador and organiser of TEDxUCL.

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