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The role of social business in the new normal

July 23rd 2020 - Presented by: Bevan Foundation webinar speaker Jake Henry Speaker at Bevan Foundation webinar Dr Mark Lang Speaker at social business webinar Jane Ryall

What role can social business play in the ‘new normal’?

Coronavirus will change the economy in dramatic and unforeseen ways. For some, business is now busier than ever, while for others staff are furloughed and the future uncertain. This webinar explores the role of social business during and coming out of the pandemic, and asks whether there is scope to grow the sector to respond to the challenges ahead.

Some of the key topics covered include:

  • how social businesses are often born from specific places and experiences
  • why the social purpose at their core matters
  • how social businesses have been responding to the pandemic and what role they have in building a fairer and more resilient economy

Please click on the links below for information about the support organisations mentioned in the webinar:

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The Presenters:

Bevan Foundation webinar speaker

Jake Henry

Jake is co-founder of Vibe Youth, a community interest company founded in 2017 that works with young people at risk of social isolation and disengagement.

Speaker at Bevan Foundation webinar

Dr Mark Lang

Mark is an expert in place based sustainable local economic development and has authored a number of deep place studies including of Tredegar, Llandovery and Pontypool.

Speaker at social business webinar

Jane Ryall

Jane is Social Entrepreneur Support Manager for Wales  for social enterprise charity UnLtd. She works directly with social entrepreneurs to help support and develop their ideas and take them to market..

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