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Tuesday 14 June 2016
18:15 to 19:30
British Council Colombo

What role can social enterprise play in addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

From Seoul to Singapore and Delhi to Dhaka, governments across Asia are waking up to the role that social enterprise and social investment can play in delivering more sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
Governments are recognising that although economic growth rates in Asia are the envy of the world, the unintended consequences of rising income inequality and environmental impact, can no longer be ignored.
“Developing and emerging economies have been driving global growth over the past decade and it is this, not aid that has been the major driver of poverty reduction.” The question is how we can harness the power of trade and entrepreneurship to addressing some of the most critical challenges of our time. Social Enterprise presents a solution.

Speaker: Tristan Ace, Global Partnerships AND Development Manager, Social Enterprises, British Council

Tristan Ace leads the British Council Social Enterprise programme in East Asia. Originally from London,Tristan has spent the last 10 years working in Europe and Asia. He led a third sector leadership development programme in 10 countries across Central and Eastern Europe, before moving to Asia where he launched the British Council’s Social Enterprise programme in Myanmar. Tristan is currently based in Hong Kong where he is responsible for the growing East Asia programme and for the British Council’s work in social investment.​

Date: Tuesday 14 June 2016
Time: 06.15p.m. to 07.30p.m.
Where: British Council Colombo