Ideas for good: the role of social enterprise in building sustainable futures

2 June 2015, 5.00 PM - 2 June 2015, 8.00 PM

Dr Pam Seanor, Caroline Bird, Peter Thompson, Jackson Molding

Engine Shed, Station Approach, Bristol, BS1 6QH

Social enterprises play a key role in the sustainability agenda, developing entrepreneurial, community-led solutions in areas such as housing, waste, food, and energy.

This event will focus on the core value that social enterprises offer the challenge of building new solutions - and ask how we can form partnerships to further these aims.

This event is for: 

  • Social enterprises, individuals and any civic organisation or business working in sustainability
  • Academics, staff, researchers and students interested in using their academic value for public benefit


Dr Pam Seanor –
Senior Lecturer, Strategy & Enterprise: UWE Faculty of Business & Law.

A member of Bristol Leadership Centre, Pam’s research focus is on entrepreneurship & social entrepreneurship. Her recent work explores change with the city region and how sustainability is being enacted by the Bristol Green Capital 2015 project.

Caroline Bird - 
Future Cities & Communities Knowledge Exchange Manager, Cabot Institute, University of Bristol.
Caroline’s research & work is in environmental sustainability; community action, energy and climate change, working at the interdisciplinary cross-sectoral interface. Recent research has focussed on the role of community energy intermediaries.

Peter Thompson - 
Chair, Bristol Energy Cooperative.
Started in 2011, Bristol Energy Coop has raised £247,000 with community investors to deliver 6 Solar PV projects on community buildings. Soon to launch their 3rd share offer and round of projects, BEC plays a key role in the City's community energy sector.

Jackson Molding –
Director, Ecomotive CIC.
Ecomotive works to support sustainable and affordable housing –and communities - in Bristol and beyond. Ecomotive’s newest project, SNUG Homes, will pilot design and delivery of small scale housing, with funding from Bristol Green Capital.


This event is free to attend but you must register your place via Eventbrite.

Goodlab SW is supported by University of Bristol, UWE and Social Enterprise Works

This event is delivered in partnership with Bristol Green Capital Partnership and Low Carbon South West

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