“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.
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.
STARS OF SEWF2020: Kate Bailey of Colorado's Eco-Cycle on the 1970s neighbourhood action that has become one of the world’s largest recycling nonprofits – and the "tremendous opportunity" the sector offers to social enterprises today.
STARS OF SEWF2020: 19-year-old Amonge Sinxoto and her cousin run a social enterprise that’s provided leadership training to hundreds of young South Africans. Catch her on the closing panel at the Social Enterprise World Forum.
Lockdown has one upside: it's easier than ever to rub shoulders with social entrepreneurs and impact investors from around the world – without even leaving your desk. Here are 10 to add to your schedule.