Social enterprise stories - Page 2
Ākina Foundation announces new CEO, farewells Alex Hannant
Akina's new CEO, Louise Aitken was previously the programme manager of global sustainability and social responsibility at Fonterra.
Wellington social enterprise launches web app for volunteers
New social enterprise web app, Collaborate, connects volunteers with opportunities, launching on October 25 with 300 beta testers.
Urban farm raising capital with ‘Broccoli bonds’ on PledgeMe for social good
The innovative offer provides a financial return to their crowd, but can in part be repaid with produce.
Ākina Foundation wins AUT Business Support Award
The award recognises organisations that deliver quality products and services to help businesses maximise their endeavours.
Social enterprise helps measure impact and equips minority groups with IT skills
Luis Duenas, EmpowerSE CEO, has over 10 years of experience in the industry, with a career across non-for profit and corporate sectors.
Ethique raises half a million dollars in less than a day
Ethique was published for only 90 minutes to the public before it hit the maximum goal.
NZ Post commits to supporting social enterprise
NZ Post is committing to purchase goods and services from at least three social enterprises over the next 12 months.
Social enterprise Ethique launches second equity crowdfunding campaign
Ethique is expecting to raise a minimum of $350,000, and up to $500,000.
Social enterprise award winners training immigrants and creating jobs
Cottonseed is the winner of this year’s Rotary Newmarket $10,000 Kick-Start Award, run in conjunction with the Ākina Foundation.
Datacom hackathon pushes social impact and CSR to the fore
The first prize went to Team Happy Life for charity Child Matters which provides adult training to help prevent child abuse.
Social enterprise changing lives over coffee and stroopwafels
The idea behind The Lifeboat is to create highly individualised experiences and interactions; no story is the same as the next.
Startup bringing STEM workshops to more schools with Mercedes win
MindKits was established in December 2008 after seeing a lack of support for New Zealanders in learning robotics and physical computing.
Social Enterprise World Forum sells out with six weeks to go
The Social Enterprise World Forum is an international event for social enterprises from all over the world to come together and share wisdom.
Empowering indigenous communities driving force for EHF Fellow
Kaye-Maree Dunn wants her work to inspire indigenous people internationally, starting in New Zealand.
Kiwi social enterprise drops a cherry bomb with new cola flavour
Every bottle sold makes money for the Karma Cola Foundation, supporting cola farmers in Sierra Leone.
Rotary kick-start award winner wants to break youth unemployment cycle
Zeal is a family of passionate misfits who want to help every young Kiwi express their unique creativity.
SAP and Akina Foundation bring together corporate and social enterprises to engage with community
Working on Purpose, will be held in conjunction with Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 at Papa Hou in Christchurch on September 28.
Ākina Foundation issues final call for Māori entrepreneurs who want to experience SEWF 2017
Māori entrepreneurs who’d like to attend this year’s Social Enterprise World Forum in Christchuch have until July 31 to apply.
Social enterprise offers South Auckland mums flexible employment
The company offers mums part-time work that can be completed in their own homes producing its organic beeswax wraps.
Akina welcomes $1.85m Government commitment to social enterprise
The Government's funding of $1.85m for New Zealand's social enterprise sector is welcomed by Akina, says CEO Alex Hannant.
Christchurch social enterprise event to co-design sector’s future
The SEWF 2017 programme is split into three categories in order to appeal to a range of different learning and working styles: Listen, Discuss, Do.
NZ agency named double finalist in Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Awards
NV interactive was named a finalist in the Cloud for Global Good and Public Sector: Public Safety and National Security categories.
Personal branding and social enterprise – upcoming Spark Labs events
The events will feature MotivateMe founder Makaia Carr and Eat My Lunch founder Lisa King.
Eight chosen for first NZ employment social enterprise accelerator
Launchpad Work, run by the Ākina Foundation, will work closely with the eight enterprises across a six-month period to accelerate their growth.