Abundance thinking switches on social enterprise

Visiting professor Jay Friedlander brought his abundance approach to social enterprise at CQ University in Brisbane last night, Monday November 4th. Hosted by Dr Tobias Andreasson of CQU and Emma-Kate Rose of QSEC, Professor Friedlander outlined his Cycle of Abundance and the Social Enterprise bootcamp that he runs. “Many approaches to sustainability have focused on […]

Young female entrepreneurs seek roadmap

I had the honour and privilege of meeting a dozen young women interested in business with purpose at the QUT Foundry last week. Organised by HerHub, the event was billed as “Beyond the circular economy” and promised to navigate the Circular Economy, the Performance Economy, the Sharing Economy and other terms that confront and confuse […]

Waiting, waiting for the patient investor

Canadian Social Enterprise guru, David LePage is in Australia, helping the local sector build capacity to take advantage of the huge amount of capital looking for a productive outlet in hard times. Commenting on the low-interest environment and generally unpredictable economic output he noted that “The problem for social entrepreneurs is not finding investment, it […]