Social enterprise exists to create a fairer and more sustainable world. The last decade has seen a growth in social enterprise both in Australia and globally.
Join us as we explore the rise of social enterprise and the role they will play into the future.
From a young age, Pete Yao’s perspective on life was shaped by his upbringing in south-east Asia and after studying international development, Pete officially joined the social enterprise, Thankyou in 2012. Thankyou offer consumer products that exist for helping end extreme poverty.
As Chief Impact Officer at Thankyou and a Director of the Thankyou Charitable Trust, Pete
works to ensure Thankyou’s funding amplifies impactful change-makers, who are working
towards systemic and sustainable outcomes for vulnerable and low-income communities.
To date, Thankyou has given $17 million to partners serving and partnering with communities around the world living in extreme poverty.
Find out more at https://thankyou.co/about
Cinnamon Evans is the CEO of CERES Inc, an integrated system of social enterprise, urban farming and sustainability education based across four locations on Wurundjeri Country, Melbourne. CERES counters the prevailing story of separation with stories of connectedness and love. Through Cinnamon’s leadership, CERES has retained its collaborative community spirit while scaling and becoming a large and diverse trade-based organisation.
Cinnamon has tertiary qualifications in education and environmental science, collaborative management and group facilitation. She is a founding members of SENVIC Ltd (Social Enterprise Network Victoria) and served as Chair for four years. Cinnamon is particularly passionate about the role of social enterprise in delivering environmental and social change, having experienced first-hand the transformative power of this movement. In her quiet time, Cinnamon finds her centre in nature and through her yoga practice.
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