Social Enterprise Futures

About this Event

Social Enterprise Futures is an exciting new 2 day digital summit bringing together the UK Social Enterprise movement.

You will have the opportunity to take part in a series of interesting and thought provoking debates, get to know what makes successful entrepreneurs in the fireside chats and hear from inspiring figures both from outside and within the sector.

We have a fantastic line up already confirmed including:

  • Paul Polman, Co-founder and Chair of IMAGINE, CEO of Unilever 2009-2019
  • James Timpson OBE DL, Chief Executive of Timpson Ltd
  • Dr Myriam Sidibe, creator of the multi award winning and UN recognized Global Handwashing Day
  • Steve Murrells, CEO of Co-op Group

Social Enterprise Futures will be delivered through a new online platform to allow participants to get involved with the debates, ask questions, network, connect with peers and share ideas. It will be interactive, engaging and inspiring.

It will be a celebration of what the sector has achieved in the last year – recognising the vital work that the social enterprise community has carried out.

As well as celebrating what has been achieved it will also be a chance for the social enterprise community to come together and shape the future of our movement. Our sector is vital to building back better from the pandemic and we need to make sure we are front and centre of the post Covid economy.

This is an exciting new event that will bring together 800 social entrepreneurs and supporters to celebrate the achievements of individual social enterprises in the last year and to look to the future with the rest of the sector to identify and address key issues and challenges.

We need a real step change in the uptake and adoption of social enterprise models. We need existing social enterprises to thrive like never before and our movement to be ever more ambitious for what we can achieve.

This event is delivered in partnership with Social Enterprise Scotland, Social Enterprise NI and the Wales Co-operative Centre.