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Thursday, March 30, 2006

How Social Entrepreneurs Are Seizing New Financing Opportunities To Further Change 3. Debt, Environmental Sustainability And Community Transport

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Session Description

While rooted in an account of the uptake of particular financing instruments, these case studies go far further to look holistically at the changes adopting new approaches to financing entail.

When | Where

14:00 - 15:15 Thursday, March 30

Session leaders

  • Stephen Sears Speaker
    Chief Executive, ECT Group
    Stephen Sears is the Chief Executive of the ECT Group, a social enterprise with unrivalled experience in developing innovative transport and recycling solutions.  ECT has a turnover of £45M and employs over 1,000 people in recycling and sustainable waste management, community and public transport, community railways, vehicle and railway engineering and health care.  It offers a ‘can do’ philosophy allied to a progressive vision.   Stephen’s experience includes: 25 years leadership of Community Transport & Social Enterprise organisations; Masters Degree in Business Administration; Henley Management College; BA (Hons) Town & Country Planning, University of Manchester; Board member – Social Enterprise London; Member of DTI Social Enterprise Strategy working group; 10 years as Chair and now Treasurer of UK Community Transport Association; Former member of Board of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations; Councillor and formerly Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Planning Policy, London Borough of Ealing