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Thursday, March 30, 2006

How Social Entrepreneurs Are Seizing New Financing Opportunities To Further Change 4. Social Equity And Social And Economic Equality

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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

  • Paul Harrod Speaker
    Co-Founder, Aspire
    Paul was the co-founder of Aspire, a social enterprise he set up after graduating from Oxford University in 1999. Aspire created full-time employment for homeless and ex-homeless people through a variety of businesses, including a fair-trade gift catalogue.  Paul now heads up Social and Environmental Business development within the SETsquared Partnership, looking  for research and technology that will have significant social or environmental benefit as well as be a sustainable business.  In addition Paul is a member of the DTI's Small Business Council which advises the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on all small business matters, and is chair of its Finance Interest Group.