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Aotearoa Social Enterprise Forum coming to Wellington
The Ākina Foundation is gearing up for this year’s Aotearoa Social Enterprise Forum, which is being held at Wellington Zoo in October.
08 Aug 2018
Ākina foundation launches new social enterprise development programme
As part of this programme, Ākina is launching The Impact Initiative, a platform to engage with the sector.
29 May 2018
Christchurch social enterprise convention nabs prize at global event awards
The Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 was held in Ōtautahi, Christchurch for three days in September.
26 Mar 2018
NZ’s first social impact investment fund goes live
Investments will focus on expansion opportunities in sectors such as sustainable food production, agriculture technology, healthcare, clean energy.
09 Feb 2018
Accelerator helps social enterprises get marginalised employees into work
Launchpad Work is an accelerator for enterprises wanting to provide jobs or training for those who face the greatest barriers to work.
16 Jan 2018
Ākina Foundation announces new CEO, farewells Alex Hannant
Akina's new CEO, Louise Aitken was previously the programme manager of global sustainability and social responsibility at Fonterra.
26 Oct 2017
Ākina Foundation wins AUT Business Support Award
The award recognises organisations that deliver quality products and services to help businesses maximise their endeavours.
10 Oct 2017
NZ Post commits to supporting social enterprise
NZ Post is committing to purchase goods and services from at least three social enterprises over the next 12 months.
29 Sep 2017
Akina Foundation launches Impact Investment Report
The Impact Investment report provides the rationale for impact investing in New Zealand.
29 Sep 2017
Social enterprise award winners training immigrants and creating jobs
Cottonseed is the winner of this year’s Rotary Newmarket $10,000 Kick-Start Award, run in conjunction with the Ākina Foundation.
18 Sep 2017
Social Enterprise World Forum sells out with six weeks to go
The Social Enterprise World Forum is an international event for social enterprises from all over the world to come together and share wisdom.
21 Aug 2017
Rotary kick-start award winner wants to break youth unemployment cycle
Zeal is a family of passionate misfits who want to help every young Kiwi express their unique creativity.
07 Aug 2017
SAP and Akina Foundation bring together corporate and social enterprises to engage with community
Working on Purpose, will be held in conjunction with Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 at Papa Hou in Christchurch on September 28.
03 Aug 2017
Ākina Foundation issues final call for Māori entrepreneurs who want to experience SEWF 2017
Māori entrepreneurs who’d like to attend this year’s Social Enterprise World Forum in Christchuch have until July 31 to apply.
21 Jul 2017
Akina welcomes $1.85m Government commitment to social enterprise
“Until now we have lacked the connectedness and sector strategy that makes individual efforts more productive and powerful.”
06 Jul 2017
Bursary fund for attendance at 2017 Social Enterprise World Forum announced
The fund will provide successful applicants with assistance for flights to the value of AU$1700, accommodation and conference tickets.
02 May 2017
Christchurch: Social enterprise forum showcases Pacific leadership
“Within our diverse Pacific cultures, a uniting theme is the importance of reciprocity within our communities."
18 Apr 2017
PledgeMe targets social enterprise with Ākina partnership
“Social enterprises in New Zealand are often on the lookout for funding to grow and expand the impact they’re having, and struggling to find it."
07 Mar 2016