“We’re all neurally diverse, some of us just stand out more,” says Auticon's Garth Johnson – who's showing that hiring people on the autism spectrum is good for business. Now, he just needs to convince more employers of the “autism advantage”.
Covid-19 forced last year’s Social Enterprise World Forum – one of the biggest global gatherings for social entrepreneurs – entirely online. But SEWF founder Gerry Higgins says there's still hope for some face-to-face gatherings this year.
Although this year's Social Enterprise World Forum was online-only, it didn't stop the delegates making the most of the musical finale with disco-funk legend and philanthropist Nile Rodgers. The wrap film shows the highlights.
Throwing money at a problem won't work – instead you need to invest in young people who are solving their own communities’ challenges, said disco-funk guitarist Nile Rodgers in the final session of the Social Enterprise World Forum.
Post-pandemic economies should shift focus from economic growth to citizens' wellbeing – and social enterprises have a key role to play, policymakers from Scotland and Amsterdam said at the Social Enterprise World Forum 2020.
STARS OF SEWF2020: Rona Glynn-McDonald is a proud Kaytetye woman who, as a director at YLab and founder of the nonprofit Common Ground, is flipping the power dynamic when it comes to influencing change.