Social Enterprise Month: November 2014

Social enterprises are an exciting and rapidly-growing force that aims to solve worlds problem by doing business and doing good at the same time. Social entrepreneurs run organisations who primary mission is to impact social environmental problems but use a commercial business model to sustain their initiatives.

Thanks to growing interest and excitement about social enterprise in Malaysia, we are gathering a series of events in the month of November to turn it into Social Enterprise Month. We want need to significantly increase awareness about social enterprise and deepen the public’s understanding of this important approach. The events will include a combination of informative, inspirational talks, as well as practical workshops.

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Following are events on the schedule for Social Enterprise Month:

Events – Kuala Lumpur Date
BFM Social Enterprise Profiles
BFM Enterprise segment will feature a series of profiles with prominent social entrepreneurs.
All month
Karnival Pertubuhan Kebangsaan 2014
The largest ever gathering for NGOs and social enterprises in Malaysia, this carnival is expected to bring together 15,000 people and will host social enterprises such as Do Something Good.
Nov 1
UM International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship
International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship (ICSE 2014) aims at creating a platform to share information, knowledge and experience in the field of social entrepreneurship. In this conference, we explore the social entrepreneurship approach in order to empower marginalized communities in promoting sustainable livelihoods.
Nov 7-9
Meet & Mingle: Creating Impact, Leading Change
M&M is a gathering of ‘unreasonable people’, comprising students, staff and the general public who want to make a difference. Speakers include Oei John-Son, Founder & CEO, EPIC Homes and Azam Hisham, Co-Founder, Biji-biji Initiative.
Nov 7
ServeBetter Conference
This conference, targeted at social enterprises and NGOs, will include a keynote by UK social enterprise icon Uday Thakar and a panel on the topic of social enterprise.
Nov 10-11
Malaysia Social Enterprise Month Gathering
This gathering and networking session is a chance to meet people active in the social enterprise space. The gathering will launch the National Status Update for Social Enterprise and include a preview talk on MaGIC’s blueprint for Malaysia’s social enterprise sector.
Nov 13
Change for Good: How a new generation of social organisations are succeeding in Malaysia
Change for Good is the “TED” of innovative ideas for social good. Malaysia’s challenges — in education, the environment, for children — are too big for the same old approaches. Learn about next generation social initiatives, including new ways of creating social impact, social enterprise, and how people creating sustainable change.
Nov 20
Funders’ Roundtable: Education
The Funders’ Roundtable is a regular meeting that brings together foundations and CSR organisations to create collective impact. The November Funders Roundtable will focus on social organisations and social enterprises in education. If you are a funding organisation and would like to join the roundtable, please email with information about the programmes you fund.
Nov 24
Oxford’s Skoll scholarship Talk
By Grace Sai (MAGIC) Co-Founder of The Hub Singapore, Social Entrepreneur, TEDx Speaker, Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD, Skoll Scholar 2009/10 and Founder of Books for Hope.
Nov 26
MESYM Documentary Night
Social enterprises & the environment. The MESYM Crossover Series is held every last Thursday of the month, in which screen documentaries that are of wider issues, which are implicitly linked to environmental concerns. The movie is followed by Q&A session with an expert in the area. For the Social Enterprise Month MESYM will present the documentary “Not Business As Usual”.
Nov 27
WIEF Social Entrepreneurship Challenge
The World Islamic Economic Forum is hosting its inaugural Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, targeting institutions of higher education for the best student social enterprise. Participants will be presenting their final pitches on November 30th.
Nov 30

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