The future of the social economy and how it might look by 2025
Thursday, 25 June 2015 from 14:00 to 16:30 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Clare Foundation is delighted to announce that Peter Holbrook – Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK will be presenting this seminar on the 25th June and discussing if, as a contraction in the role of Government as deliverers of public services, whether through austerity or ideology, looks set to continue – does this create an opportunity for charities and social enterprises or simply increase demand on an already fragile and heavily burdened sector?
Various commentators think charities need to be increasingly businesslike at a time when many companies are looking to further their societal value; many establishing their own charities rather than supporting those that already exist. Will the private sector increasingly be the primary competitors with the charity sector?
The trend towards the emergence of new models of social change looks set to continue, what will this mean for the sector and for society? Is the UK experience unique or are there other examples across Europe and the world that can help us understand where the evolution of the social economy is likely to head?
Change is of course inevitable (unless you’re using a vending machine). How should we prepare for the inevitable changes, what are implications? Such questions will be explored in this session.
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