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Future of Social Enterprise in Business

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THE TOPIC:

A new dimension needing to be addressed by businesses is their social conscience and how active they are in regards to social enterprise. Customers are drawn to companies who are active in the social enterprise space. in fact, there is a growing number of customers who will only deal with companies who practice a social enterprise strategy. Furthermore, potential employees are favouring companies with social enterprise strategies over those without, because it demonstrates a caring culture in the company.

James Tapper is passionate about social enterprise being incorporated into all business models. His mission is to use business as a force for change, helping businesses achieve their performance metrics at the same time as bringing value to communities.

Lisa Mead runs a social impact business called Social Currency, which is a purpose driven accounting firm committed to giving away 10% of sales to supporting at risk kiwi kids through mentoring programs and charity partnerships. With a passion for what she does and the charities she supports coming from a personal struggle against the odds, Lisa’s son is very much the driving force behind her determination. She knew that failure was not an option, and success is no coincidence.

Tom Dickie will share his vision to manage a building environment where the developers, investors and building owners all make a profit while providing low cost housing, health and education to lower socio economic groups.


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James Tapper is the Founder and Managing Director of Benefaction, a social impact agency that helps brands to create and communicate authentic social initiatives.

While working for a private consulting firm, James came to the conclusion that the old-fashioned ‘sponsorship-marketing model’ was broken so he set out to fix it.

Since launching Benefaction last year, James has worked with a number of clients to create social good projects and charitable partnerships that earn brands big love at the same time as making a genuine positive impact.

James strongly believes in the ability of enterprise to be a force for positive change and he is passionate about helping businesses unlock the performance benefits of doing good for their communities.


Lisa Mead is a mum of one, 9 going on 16 year old boy, Dakota. She is a born and bred Cantabrian, very much a rugby fan and loves coaching her son’s cricket team.. yes cricket! She’s on the PTA, involved in various organisations and very passionate about what she does which is accounting with a difference. Lisa has been working as an accountant since 2008 and is a Chartered Accountant working with many different types of people and businesses all over New Zealand, and globally.

Less than a year ago, Lisa founded Social Currency which does accounting, tax, business advisory, supports social enterprises and creates social impact reports for purpose driven businesses making an impact and wanting to share their story.The purpose of Social Currency is to be a positive impact in the lives of vulnerable young people in New Zealand, and is well on the way to fulfilling the mission having already donated over $16,000 to supporting at-risk kiwi kids since November 2017.


Tom Dickie has significant experience in Public Private Partnership procurement having provided Technical advisor services to both public sector procuring organisations and private sector special purpose vehicles in respect of £500m of investment projects.

In conjunction with a team of like-minded professionals the HUB Communities Charitable Trust has been formed. The HCCT team are in the process of launching a design, build, fund, manage and operate community development and affordable housing supply chain platform to act as a catalyst to bring together public sector participants and private sector investors to deliver measurable and auditable open-book housing affordability and positive and measurable social value outcomes to New Zealand.

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