Skip to 0 minutes and 0 secondsHello! I'm Sara. I'm the Social Enterprise Coordinator

Skip to 0 minutes and 11 secondsat the Enterprise Development Hub, at Middlesex University, and the co-founder of a social enterprise company called Living In Minca. I have been working in the social enterprise sector as an educator and a business consultant, travelling and documenting more than a hundred social enterprises in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe. I am very excited to welcome you to this introductory course to Social Enterprise and the first one in a series of three courses designed to help you on your social enterprise journey.

Skip to 0 minutes and 44 secondsHi, I'm Jeremy Wade one of your educators on this course and the Founding Director of the Jindal Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship, a social innovation lab in North India This week we'll learn how social enterprises around the world are addressing some of the most pressing challenges we face as a society. From the global challenges, to the local challenges we'll analyze how the social enterprise model is an effective social problem solver. In the second week, we'll explore the diverse world of social enterprise From the different models the organisations take, to the different naratives that drive them forward against the odds, and the different challenges they face along the way.

Skip to 1 minute and 20 secondsIn week three, we'll look at the social enterpreneurs themselves, the networks they connect to and the organisations that support them along the way Finally, over the next three weeks we hope you'll discover where you fit in to this new emerging world where business is doing good, and capitalism is being redefined in the 21st century. My name is Andres and I am currently a doctorate student at the Open University as well as the co-founder of Living In Minca, a company that promotes and supports social enterprises around the world. My experience working as a social enterprise consultant, as well as an educator has affected me deeply. It has grounded in me a belief that we have the power to change the future.

Skip to 2 minutes and 7 secondsI started Living In Minca with the objective of showcasing inspiring social entrepreneurs worldwide, through research, films and blogs. For this course, we are bringing you examples from that work from around the world. We hope seeing these examples will inspire you to start your own social enterprise.

Welcome to the course!

In this video, you will meet educators Sara Calvo, Jeremy Wade and Andres Morales.

This course is the first step in the journey of our Social Enterprise Program. Whether you are a student, a professional, or an entrepreneur yourself, we hope you’ll join us as we discuss the foundations of social enterprise, how to implement social enterprise ideas, and how to grow a sustainable business.

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Social Enterprise: Business Doing Good

Middlesex University Business School

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