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Social enterprises in Northern Ireland: Promoting business for social good

8th November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The social enterprise sector is hugely attractive to people wanting to create innovative solutions to local and global problems.

In an increasingly globalised world, there has been a shift from a pure focus on either the private, public or non-profit sectors. Social enterprises bridge the gap between these sectors, providing solutions that serve a social purpose, while achieving financial sustainability.

This event considers why social enterprise organisations that set out to meet societal needs through positive social impact are of such high interest to students, entrepreneurs, academics and government policy makers. Using examples from practitioners and research studies, we will consider what makes a sustainable social enterprise.

The session will be a dynamic, informal and very practical event; designed to inspire, inform and motivate school leavers and members of the general public wanting to understand more about the positive impact businesses can have on society.


ESRC Festival of Social Science


Riddel Hall
185 Stranmillis Road
Belfast, Co Antrim BT9 5EE United Kingdom
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