Mar 6 2018 18:45

Is social enterpreneurship always a good thing? Is outsourcing of government contracts driving efficiency in the public sector, or merely the gateway to privatisation? With the proliferation of initiatives like impact bonds, impact investment and social entrepreneurship, it is time to debate the broader implications of this growing movement.

The Social Entrepreneurship Panel brings together people from different parts of the sector to discuss the potential and limitations of impact driven entrepreneurship.

Our speakers include:

– Nigel Ball, Deputy Director & Head of Commissioning Support at the Government Outcomes Lab at Blavatnik School of Government. Before that, Nigel was a part of the founding team of West London Zone for Children and Young People, where he set up a 'Collective Impact Bond' and the Innovation Manager at Teach First.

– Campbell McDonald, Managing Director of Baxendale, a purpose driven consultancy. Campbell, specialises in large scale public sector spin-outs, employee ownership, and health and social care sectors. He worked closely with Cabinet Office to help develop and shape the emerging policy agenda on Public Service Mutuals.

– Mursal Hedayat, Founder and CEO of Chatterbox, an award winning platform that trains refugees as foreign language tutors and connects them with students and professionals across the UK. Mursal was named Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs 2018.

– Seva Phillips, Seva looks after the Arts Impact Fund at NESTA. He undertakes due diligence on prospective fund applicants, manages a portfolio of social investments and leads the fund's social and artistic impact measurement work.

We hope to have you with us!

Please book a ticket, as places are limited and remember to join us for a drink in King's Arms afterwards!


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