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Businesses with Benefits: How profit and purpose can co-exist through social enterprise

November 17, 2020

How do businesses influence society, culture, and the environment? And how can we more intentionally use business as a force for good?
This panel discussion will explore:
– What are the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and how do businesses contribute to helping or harming in the pursuit of shared goals like these?
– What is a social enterprise? How does it differ from mainstream business? How can this business model help businesses achieve both profit and social purpose
– What is it like to run a business as a social enterprise? What are the benefits and unique challenges? What have local business owners learned from their experience merging profit and purpose?- – What do investors look for in a business? How does operating as a social enterprise or a social-purpose business influence investors? How is this different for “impact investors” or “social financiers” as compared to business investors that are exclusively profit driven?
Short presentations will be followed by a question and answer period.
This session will be recorded and the replay will be available later.

Details

Date:
November 17, 2020
Event Category:

Organizer

YukonU Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Email:
innovation@yukonu.ca
Website:
https://www.yukonu.ca/innovation-entrepreneurship

Venue

YukonU I&E @NorthLight Innovation
2180, 2nd Avenue
Whitehorse, YT Canada
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