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Contributors to the Course

Contributors to the course

This step provides more information about the organisations that support this course, as well as example social enterprises.

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Dr Sara Calvo and Dr Andrés Morales

Minca Ventures Ltd

A social enterprise company that supports social enterprise and social innovation projects across the globe. They conduct research, training and education courses as well as consultancy for organisations and individuals interested in sustainable business and personal and professional development at an international level. Click here to join their YouTube Channel.

Rashvin Pal Singh and Zoe Victoria Tate

Biji-Biji Initiative

The Biji-biji Initiative is a social enterprise that aims to share progressive ideas with everyone. Biji-Biji champions sustainable living, reuse waste creatively and loves collaborative production. Click here to view more information about Biji Biji Initiative.


Fergus Lyon

Fergus Lyon is a Professor of Enterprise and Organisations in the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research, Middlesex University in London and Deputy Director of the ESRC Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity. Fergus has over 150 publications including 50 substantial reports for policy makers funded by UK and international donors, 30 papers in established international journals, 25 book chapters, a number of shorter policy briefings and two books on social research methodologies.

Jose María Martin Martin

He is a senior lecturer at the University of Granada (Spain), Department of International and Spanish Economy. The interests of his research focus on sustainable tourism, social sustainability, and sustainable development. He is a third-party consultant in tourist planning for diverse Spanish public agencies as well as private companies. For more than 10 years, he has led the consulting service of several firms. His last projects are concerned with the assessment of the socioeconomic impacts of sharing economy on local communities and entrepreneurs. He is author of more than thirty papers published in indexed journals.

Nafis Hazri

Nafis Hazri has seven years of experience in the social impact scene, he currently is the CEO of Nation Building School, a youth development platform that has empowered 4000 youths in Malaysia, and is the Co Founder of Luminary, a social enterprise that designs solar off grid solutions that provide clean water to rural communities. He also consults other malaysian organisations on their Social Impact and Community Empowerment initiatives. His previous corporate experience includes a management consultant at a big four firm and a data analyst at a HR consulting firm.

Social Innovation Initiatives:


A company manufacturing handmade paper and value added products out of elephant dung and other waste matter. Click here to view more information about Eco-Maximus.


Sealand make upcycled bags built to last a lifetime. Sealand is based in Cape Town, a dramatically beautiful city in South Africa where oceans and mountains vividly meet. Click here to view more information about Sealand.

The Brixton Pound

It is money that sticks to Brixton. It’s designed to support Brixton businesses and encourage local trade and production. It’s a complementary currency, working alongside (not replacing) pounds sterling, for use by independent local shops and traders. Click here to view more information about the Brixton Pound.


H18 Foundation is an upcycling project based in Milnerton, Cape Town, creating work for the unemployed ladies of Joe Slovo. The core objective of H18 Foundation is to empower, enable, upskill and uplift unemployed ladies from Joe Slovo. Informal Settlement and surrounds.. Click here to view more information about H18.

That’s Caffeine

That’s Caffeine is a unique material created from recycled coffee grounds. Its discovered process allows the creation of a range of products and surfaces that offer new and exciting design possibilities for both interior and exterior projects. Click here to view more information about That’s Caffeine.

Sheroes HangOut

Sheroes’ Hangout Café is an entrepreneurial project of Stop Acid Attacks team for acid attack survivors. The layout of the model was designed such that the acid attack survivors can go through cultivation of skills in themselves based on the already possessed inventories of each survivor. Click here to view more information about Sheroes Hangout.

The Butterfly Project

The Butterfly Project is a unique project in Uganda, which trains up young people from the most remote rural villages and disadvantaged urban slum districts to become social entrepreneurs. Click here to view more information about the Butterfly Project.

The Big Lemon

The Big Lemon is a bus and coach operator in Brighton, East Sussex. It is registered as a Community Interest Company. Click here to view more information about the Big Lemon.

SMW Wheels

A deferred payment cycle rickshaw social venture company that offers a unique solution to cycle rickshaw drivers to become owners of their own vehicle. Click here to view more information about SMW Wheels.

Circo Para Todos

An organisation that support disadvantaged children and youth in Colombia by teaching them circus arts as a profession. Click here to view more information about Circo Para Todos.

Survey: Creating Sustainable Impact

If you did not get a chance to take the optional survey on Creating Sustainable impact, you may wish to take it now as a way to reflect on your own drivers and obstacles to create such impact.

To find out more and to take the survey, please click here.

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