San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Socially-motivated business is on the rise in China, presenting opportunities for knowledge-transfer and collaboration between initiatives and entrepreneurs in both countries.
To what extent is this new sector influenced by Anglo-American models of entrepreneurship and how can the Chinese develop an understanding of social enterprise that is inspired by their own traditions and culture?
Come join us to learn from experts and gain tips from practitioners. With a fresh pair of eyes on China, you will be able to consider how the emerging economy can fit into your entrepreneurial strategy.
With a panel bringing together both experts and start-up entrepreneurs sharing their own recent experiences of establishing socially motivated businesses in China, the debate will span social enterprise, sustainability, non-profit management and CSR in China and the UK.
This unique event is hosted by We Impact in partnership with HUB Islington. We Impact is a social enterprise based in Beijing, China and London. Its mission is to develop and promote opportunities to realize sustainable lifestyles around the world. Hub Islington is a co-working space and community for socially driven start-ups and the original in a global network with over 4,000 members across four continents.
As head of Real Estate for the Intercontinental Hotel Group, Lawrence was the man behind the Hotel Environmental Manual, subsequently adopted by HRH Prince of Wales and now operational in over 5 million hotel bedrooms worldwide. Lawrence Bloom is currently engaged in very high level strategy discussions with the Chinese leadership around economic, social and environmental sustainability which he believes are inextricably linked to cultural values. He is creating with major International and Chinese participation a Swiss NPO Foundation, ”Pathway”, where he will be Co Chairman of the Formal Board. This platform has a mirror image in China “The Hanwang Forum” which will implement major transformational projects in China, and globally.