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The UK’s productivity challenge is damaging our international competitiveness as well as domestic living standards.  The conversation around improving productivity has been dominated by our tradeable and exporting sectors. Less attention has been given to understanding how social enterprise business models can be a vehicle for delivering economic growth.

Across the world, firms are discovering ways to maximise both social and economic value by transforming their supply chains, unlocking talent in local areas, and engaging with communities as citizens and not just consumers. But how can policymakers differentiate ESG rhetoric from reality? And what role can the government play in supporting these emerging business models and a new form of social capitalism?

This panel led by Kevin Hollinrake, Minister for Enterprise, Markets and Small Businesses, will bring together leading experts to discuss the nature of the problem facing the UK and firms today and what needs to change to ensure social mission goals are achieved. 

We hope you are able to join us.

Date: Tuesday 30th January
Time: 14:30 – 15:30
Location: Central Westminster

To sign up for this event, please click here.


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We are delighted to invite you to our latest panel event Paid Work that Pays Back: The UK Year of Service.

Britain’s youth face pressing challenges. They struggle to develop the practical skills to succeed in their professional lives, suffer from poor mental health and feel distant from their communities. But young people are also crying out for opportunities to make a difference and shape their communities.

Across the world, countries have long identified the potential in harnessing this energy into action. In the United States, since 1994, more than a million Americans have signed up for Americorps, an initiative designed to engage US citizens in service through a variety of stipended volunteer work programs in many sectors. Inspired by such schemes abroad, the UK Year of Service pilot programme was set up and it has already been a transformational initiative for 300 young Britons, providing a blueprint for an ambitious project here in the UK.

This panel event, led by Minister for Employment Jo Churchill, will discuss the impact that the UK Year of Service could have on young people who seek to build their skills and serve their communities.

We hope you are able to join us.

Date: Thursday 1st February
Time: 10:30 – 11:30
Location: Central Westminster

To sign up for this event, please click here.

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