Social Enterprises in Zero Waste for Profit & Purpose | by Kate Bailey
Social enterprises are organizations that address a basic unmet need or solve a social or environmental problem through a market-driven approach. These organizations bridge the gap between the traditional non-profit sector and the traditional business sector, and are increasingly recognized as a prominent solutions to solve social and environmental needs. Join two global experts in exploring how the social enterprise business structure can transfer to the recycling and reuse sector. Gerry Higgins has been at the forefront the UK’s social enterprise strategy for decades, and has been a global leader since 2008 as the founder of the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF), the world’s largest conference about social enterprise. Eric Lombardi has been at the forefront of the Zero Waste Movement since 1996 and spent 24 years running Eco-Cycle, the largest Zero Waste social enterprise in the U.S.