LCILP co-hosts “Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise in a Multi-cultural World”
In celebration of the Entrepreneurship week (14th – 20th of November, 2016), London Centre of International Law Practice (LCILP) are pleased to co-host a one day conference on “Sustainable Entrepreneurship” with our partners, the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD), UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY) and Royal Docks School of Business and Law (University of East London).
Since the turn of the century, the world has faced a new set of challenges unlike ones seen in the past. World demographics are becoming more polarized – the largest generation in Western history is aging; while in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia, the youth population is rising exponentially. While demographics are pulling societies apart, technological advancements are opening doors to a higher level of interconnectedness and understanding for the average global citizen like never before. This new global economic, social, and political environment requires new and innovative solutions to counter these challenges. Social entrepreneurship, once viewed as a fad, is in fact a vital tool in addressing these issues of the contemporary world. However, the question lies with the form of policies and laws do governments need to enact in order to create an environment in which this tool can be utilised effectively.
The relevant topics that are to be discussed during the event include:
- General issues on social entrepreneurship.
- Cultural and religious perspectives on entrepreneurship.
- Sustainable entrepreneurship and finance.
- Sustaining family business across the generations.
- Social entrepreneurship case studies/programmes.
- Creating value to people and the planet: Motivations and the role of connectedness for creating a sustainable venture.
- Youth entrepreneurship in developing countries in the context of starting micro-enterprises? Unemployment globally and the ‘youth bulge’ are huge issues which youth entrepreneurship can help address.
LCILP’s Assistant Director of the Centre of International Economic Law Trade and Development (CIELTD), Christopher Chagnon, who will be addressing the topic of “Promoting social entrepreneurship: A Policy and Legal Perspective”.
To register for the event, go to the event website