RBS SE100 Insight Conference 2013

Radio 1's saviour takes to the stage at RBS SE100 event

At the first ever RBS SE100 Insight event, businesses featured on the RBS SE100 Index (the UK's social enterprise index) heard leaders of change share their experience of failure, success and social progress.

The former boss of Radio 1, one of the world’s leading social business gurus and a pioneer who has trained rats to detect landmines offered insight to 50 of the UK’s leading social enterprises last month – at a major event for members of the RBS SE100.

The gathering hosted at the RBS Business School in Edinburgh marked the launch of the new ‘RBS SE100 Insight’ series – created to offer support through shared learning and expert advice to social enterprises signed up to the RBS SE100 Index.

The series builds on the market intelligence already offered as part of the RBS SE100, which social enterprises can use to compare their business and social impact performance, and through which investors and policymakers can explore market trends.

Leadership, storytelling and demonstrating impact were key themes of the two-day event, featuring star turns from Andy Parfitt, former controller of BBC Radio 1, Pamela Hartigan, director of Oxford University’s Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, and Bart Weetjens, founder of the ‘hero rats’ social enterprise Apopo. This short film captures the key learnings from the Insight conference.