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Township is a unique social enterprise in the Conference and Events Industry. This session will detail more about the initiative and perhaps trigger some ideas for your own social enterprise or some ...

Township is a unique social enterprise in the Conference and Events Industry. This session will detail more about the initiative and perhaps trigger some ideas for your own social enterprise or some interesting eco-friendly delegate bags for your conference and events.

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  • For each stage of development we identified a primary focus: quality, productivity, group dynamics, and enterprise. While each of these elements is important at any stage in co-operative development, the purpose is to ensure that the co-operative always has a specific goal for improvement and area on which to focus its efforts

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  • A.S.B.TOWNSHIP PATTERNSA SOCIAL ENTERPRISE IN ACTION:CASE STUDYChristophe Labesse,CEOEIBTM Sustainable Hub, 2012 1TOWNSHIP PATTERNSA SOCIAL ENTERPRISE IN ACTION:CASE STUDYChristophe Labesse,CEO
  • A.S.B.EIBTM Sustainable Hub, 2012 2Current Global Status
  • A.S.B.EIBTM Sustainable Hub, 2012 3Current Global Status View slide
  • A.S.B.EIBTM Sustainable Hub, 2012 4Current Global Status View slide
  • A.S.B.o An organization that applies commercial strategies to maximizeimprovements in HUMAN and ENVIRONMENTAL well-being, rather thanmaximizing profits for external shareholders.o A Social Enterprise incorporates a goal of service to the community.EIBTM Sustainable Hub, 2012 5What is a social enterprise?
  • A.S.B.CAPITALISTSOCIALENTERPRISECHARITYNGOo Clear stated social objectivesthat benefit the communityo Value-led organisationso Established in reaction to asocial or economic problemso Use trading activities toachieve goals and financialself-sufficiencyo Equal participation by theworkforce and stakeholdersrather than fulfillingshareholders demandso Income matches expenditureas any surplus or profit made isre-invested into the companyEIBTM Sustainable Hub, 2012 6
  • A.S.B.o ”Bank for the poor”. Grameen Bank (GB) has reversedconventional banking practice by removing the need forcollateral and created a banking system based on mutualtrust, accountability, participation and creativity.EIBTM Sustainable Hub, 2012 7Grameen Bank
  • A.S.B.o Trashy Bags is a social enterprise that recycles solid plasticwaste into fashionable bags and gifts. The factory andshowroom are located in Accra, Ghana.EIBTM Sustainable Hub, 2012 8Trashy bags
  • A.S.B.o Africa is the continent of the future…o Social Enterprise in Africa becoming an emerging concept in anemerging economy.o Delivering value within developing economies but focused on peopleand development, rather than profitEIBTM Sustainable Hub, 2012 9Yet in Africa…
  • A.S.B.o 25th largest country in the world by area and the 24th most populous country51 million people.o A multi-ethnic nation and has diverse cultures and eleven officiallanguages.Largest economy in Africao Black African 79%, White 9.6%, Colored 8.9%, Indian/Asian 2.5% o Tourists visiting South Africa has grown to 11Million in 2010.o The percentage of the South African population with access to clean drinkingwater has increased from 62% in 1994, to 93% in 2011. Access to electricity hasincreased from 34% in 1994, to 84% in 2011.10South Africa
  • A.S.B.The townshipso Urban living areas that, from the late 19th century until the end of apartheid,were reserved for non-whites (Black Africans, Coloureds and Indians).Townships were built on the periphery of towns and cities.EIBTM Sustainable Hub, 2012 11
  • A.S.B.Township PatternsA Social EnterpriseAfrique du Sud,BidonvillesNon-Profit Org.TrainingDevelopmentLogisticsTownships-basedCooperativesManufacturingTownship Patterns ccMarketing companyEIBTM Sustainable Hub, 2012 12
  • township® story board 1997-20121997-2003 2004-2008 2009-2012Challenging the status-quo in township communities SECURITY – QUALITY - RELIABILITY7 co-operatives53 women199819972010
  • Textile Factoryo Employeeo Based in Industrial areasmeaning employees have totravel to worko No empowermento No decision-makingo Very strict contract, workinghourso Low salaryThe co-op modelTownship Co-op modelo Co-operative membero Workshop located incommunitieso Co-operative serves as rolemodel in communityo Full responsibility for enterprisemanagemento Assets belong to co-opo Flexible model (working hours,extra-time, …)o Income varies but often highero Personal developmentopportunitiesa Fair Trade-based model…
  • A.S.B.Monitoring & EvaluationStage 1:IncubationStage 2:LearnerStage 3:LeaderStage 4:SustainableScorecard FocusArea- Quality- Production- Fair-trade- Productivity - Group Dynamics- Leadership- New Clients- Financial strengthIncentives -TM network-Registration-Represent TP atTrade Shows-Access to Groupschemes- Support forworkshop set-up- Priority for B2Borders- Financing upgradeprojects- Priority forfashion orders- Support forexpansionTrainingOpportunity- BusinessFundamentals- Technical skills- Quality Control- Cross Training - Leadership andmanagement-Entrepreneurialskill developmentsTM Focus -Quality Metrics - ProductivityMetrics- Group Dynamics - EnterpriseSupportFor each stage of development we identified a primary focus: quality, productivity, groupdynamics, and enterprise. While each of these elements is important at any stage in co-operativedevelopment, the purpose is to ensure that the co-operative always has a specific goal forimprovement and area on which to focus its efforts
  • Co-operatives metrics
  • EIBTM , Barcelona(2008, 2010, 2011,2012)IMEX, Frankfurt (2011)ICCA since 2011Township® in the MICE industry
  • township®transforming the international conferenceindustry through sustainabilityWhy choose a township® conference bag? a sustainable business model eco-friendly materials proud WFTO member committed to disadvantagedcommunities committed to sustainable meetingstrough GMIC recycling left-over bags back tocommunities (SA schools) involved in Fair Trade advocacy supplying customers world-wideWhy choose a township® conference bag? a sustainable business model eco-friendly materials proud WFTO member committed to disadvantagedcommunities committed to sustainable meetingstrough GMIC recycling left-over bags back tocommunities (SA schools) involved in Fair Trade advocacy supplying customers world-wideTownship Patterns a member of
  • A.S.B.International Aids Societyo Long lasting relationshipso 5,000 x Conference Delegate Bags in 2009 (Cape Town)o Sponsorship to showcase township® at IAS Conference inWashington, DCo Regular contribution to the funding of Township NPOEIBTM Sustainable Hub, 2012 20
  • A.S.B.So, why not a township® Fair -Trade delegatebag for your next conference?Thank you very muchEIBTM Sustainable Hub, 2012 21Visit us at EIBTMStand O165townshipofficialtownshipSA