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Rapid Global Changes Demand Socially Responsible Action

Friday, 29 September 2017, 11:52 am | Akina Foundation

Auckland – 29 September 2017 – World leaders in social enterprise are calling for New Zealand’s private and public sectors to take positive action towards a more socially, economically, and environmentally responsible society. More >>

Initiatives to build New Zealand's market

Friday, 29 September 2017, 8:21 am | Akina Foundation

On Friday 29 September, Ākina Foundation, EY, JBWere, and Philanthropy New Zealand hosted the Impact Investment Breakfast as part of the Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 in Christchurch. More >>

Newmarket Rotary Kick-Start Winners Training Immigrants

Friday, 15 September 2017, 9:59 am | Akina Foundation

Cottonseed , a New Zealand based clothing label that supports immigrant women to resettle and integrate into their new society, is the winner of this year’s Rotary Newmarket $10,000 Kick-Start Award, run in conjunction with the Ākina Foundation. More >>

Millennials: caring about work and working to care

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 10:28 am | Akina Foundation

Wellington, 30 August 2018 – Millennials care about causes. According to a global 2017 study of corporate social responsibility (CSR), four out of five (79 percent) graduates today consider a company's CSR commitments when deciding where to work. More >>

Sell Out for Akina Foundation Social Enterprise World Forum

Monday, 21 August 2017, 10:44 am | Akina Foundation

The 10th Social Enterprise World Forum, to be held in Christchurch next month, has sold out with 1,300 tickets snapped up by delegates from more than 40 countries around the world. More >>

Ākina welcomes $1.85m commitment to social enterprise

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 12:32 pm | Akina

Ākina welcomes the Government’s announcement to fund the development of the social enterprise sector in New Zealand with an initial commitment of $1.85m. More >>

Win Seed Capital for Social Enterprise in Greater Auckland

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 11:10 am | Akina Foundation

The Rotary Club of Newmarket and the Ākina Foundation have joined forces for a second year to kick-start social enterprises in the greater Auckland region with a chance to win $10,000 in cash. More >>

Social Enterprise World Forum to co-design sector’s future

Friday, 9 June 2017, 11:17 am | Akina Foundation

Organisers of Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 are thrilled to release the full programme for the three-day global event, taking place in Christchurch from September 27-29. More >>

Christchurch social enterprises gain from social sabbatical

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 10:31 am | Akina Foundation

SAP’s Social Sabbatical for Regional Engagement programme kicked off Monday in Christchurch, with a launch event that brought together employees of SAP Australia and New Zealand, SAP’s implementing partner PYXERA Global, the participating social ... More >>

Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 & its Pacific Connection

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 1:01 pm | Akina Foundation

Ākina Foundation, the host organisation for the 2017 Social Enterprise World Forum , is pleased to announce an important conference collaboration with Pacific Business Trust . More >>

New initiatives helping to grow Māori Social Enterprise

Monday, 6 March 2017, 2:12 pm | Akina

New initiatives helping to grow Māori Social Enterprise in Te Tai Tokerau and Tairāwhiti More >>

Ākina Foundation Announces New Business Accelerator

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 2:29 pm | Akina

Launchpad Work is the country’s first accelerator programme for ambitious social enterprises who are creating jobs for New Zealanders who need them the most. More >>

Journey of Tairāwhiti Social Entrepreneurs Continues

Monday, 17 October 2016, 11:25 am | Akina Foundation

Ideas are coming together and business models are being developed and tested in the lead up to the final stages of the Thrive Tairāwhiti programme. More >>

Christchurch to be the Heart of Good Business

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 10:46 am | Akina Foundation

NewZealand Aotearoa delegation singing a waiata (song) at Hong Kong handover ceremony; Photo credit: Adam Finlayson More >>

Thrive Tairāwhiti Social Enterprise Programme Underway

Monday, 5 September 2016, 12:08 pm | Akina Foundation

A group of 14 community leaders and aspiring social entrepreneurs have started their journey to develop social enterprises, as part of a programme called Thrive Tairāwhiti. More >>

Thrive Tairāwhiti Social Enterprise Opportunity to Kick-Off

Friday, 22 July 2016, 11:17 am | Akina Foundation

People with social enterprise ideas in the Gisborne region will be starting their journey on Tuesday, as part of a programme called Thrive Tairāwhiti. More >>

Round Two For Rotary Wellington Awards

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 4:59 pm | Akina

The Rotary Club of Wellington and the Ākina Foundation have joined forces for a second year to kick-start social enterprises in the Wellington region by providing $10,000 in cash to promising start-ups. More >>

Rotary Kick-start winners rescuing appliances, creating jobs

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 3:36 pm | Akina Foundation

Resource Rescue, a group saving appliances from landfill and workers from unemployment, is the inaugural winner of the Rotary Newmarket Social Enterprise $10,000 Seed Capital Kick-start Challenge, run in conjunction with the Ākina Foundation. More >>

Six Social Entrepreneurs Shortlisted – Going to a Vote

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 5:22 pm | Akina Foundation

It’s been tough to get the shortlist down to six for the Rotary Club of Newmarket Social Enterprise Kick-start Award, run in conjunction with the Ākina Foundation. More >>

A business workshop with an artistic twist for Wellington

Friday, 26 February 2016, 4:55 pm | Akina Foundation

How do arts organisations sustain their income? Can the power of business with purpose help bring about social and environmental change? What does social enterprise mean? Where do you start when you have a world-changing idea to make a difference? How ... More >>



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