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Andrew Drummond – Social Entrepreneurship Ecostystem (The Role of TBN)

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  • Share a vision – International Network Coordiantor’s vision or view Frame that vision- r ole of TBN in terms of Social Enterprise Investment Ecosystem - But before look forward brief glance back
  • TBN is now entering its second decade. TBN conceived out of a singular conviction Business is the engine that drives opportunity and in turn development TBN pioneers and early adopters of a view gained increasing traction Over 10 year period TBN’s activities summarized with 3 E’s Progress from Uncoordinated innovation to coordinated innovation
  • Explore what that coordinated innovation looks like using a metaphor of the Ecosystem Definition: A group of diverse organisms, and natural elements bound to a common environment existing in a balanced and dynamic interaction to sustain life
  • Distinct about an Ecosystem – is that it is a system – a contained and connected entity with dynamic flow and exchange of - basically – energy Simple diagram of an ecosystem – most basic components – coordinated and balanced to sustain life Rather than broad generic categories have a more specific ecosystem
  • Much more complex ecosystem – woodland of North American continent-- ore organisms, more complex interactions. Some of the most significant players in an ecosystem are not necessarily those that roar the loudest or make the ground shake as they lumber by. The propagation and yields of most our fruit crops (and flowers) is dependent on the humble bee. Want to consider the diversity of organisms make up social enterprise ecosystem.
  • Range of careers and competencies that are probably represented in this room – indeed represented in the diversity of the Network that is TBN. If this is be the diversity that is represented “here” but what of the diversity represented “over there”. Some different , some the same – great shame that Luvuyo Rani could not be here, as it were as a voice from an emerging economy to talk about his telecommunications and internet business in South Africa, he is a dynamic entrepreneur hallmarked by resilience, focus. Role of TBN as network and my role international network co-ordinator is to seek to engage, mobilise and inter connect these and intentionality to actually create innovation, economic advantage and growth into increasing employment, improved living standards, increasing life expectancy , increasing the tax base, consolidating the social contract between State and citizen – the list goes on. You don't get there unless you start here. Carried away to bring it closer to home – an example 2 years ago Billy Hyatt, American from Tennessee overseeing a investment fund committed to social impact attended the TBN conference. There he connected with Tough Stuff- result was $150K investment to develop exclusive rights to take product into Malawi. 3 weeks ago contacted by Billy interested in coming across the pond but wants to maximise the effectiveness of his time and get bang for his buck or his investors buck. I met up with him two weeks ago with Kim Tan one of our Trustees, get better understanding of his intentions. Outcome was that I’ve hooked him up to meet with Andrew Richardson who will be presenting a case study later on a stove project. Also hooked him up with two of our key American partners who are looking to established TBN USA – also another couple of projects or professional specialists whose skill set on is own doesn’t necessarily mean they can take the lead on a social enterprise project but they can lend some much need expertise to develop and refine ideas I want to illustrate this
  • Just an example of mobilising the network and developing and strengthening the ecosystem. As an Network TBN is as innovative, resilient and effective as its member-base // and the synaptic connections that transmit the spark of enterprise// into low-income economies and poverty-gripped communities
  • My question to you is where is your place in the Ecosystem and how do you engage to be a part of it 3 Routes to Engagement: Corporate Partnership range (sheet in your delegate pack outlining this) TBN works to leverage your investment to bring impact and value – Individual partnership like wise an proactive partnering maximise the outcomes and value. Today I want to encourage you to join up, to enlist and become part o the movement that is TBN. We are set up to sign up today.
  • Another route to engagement- perhaps the most immediate and direct is to get on a plane, go and join in. We run accompanied exposure trips to prospect emerging or growing enterprises in diverse locations to identify what is the most effective strategic input that will bring the most significant transformation to those caught in the grip of poverty. In your pack there’s a sheet listing some of the trips scheduled this year. Sign up on that as an expression of interest or inform us of a trip you’ve got scheduled so we can promote it and draw in others whose skills and experience can make a significant contribution.
  • This morning if you have gained insight into the challenge and opportunity that beckons for our attention and best endeavour. You will hear case studies that demonstrate the diversity of opportunity and input –At the end of the day, At the end of this day I hope you are convinced of your relevance to this agenda. TBN is. A network ... Find your place and you t make your connection .
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    • 1. The International Network Coordinator’s View The Social Enterprise/ Investment Ecosystem Andy DrummondUsing Business to bring transformation to the world’s poor 1
    • 2. TBN – The first 10 years Business – the engine that drives opportunity and, in turn, development• TBN – pioneers and early adopters• Engagement, Evaluation and Evolution• From uncoordinated innovation to coordinated innovationUsing Business to bring transformation to the world’s poor 2
    • 3. The Social Enterprise/Investment Ecosystem Ecosystem “A group of diverse organisms, and natural elements bound to a common environment existing in a balanced and dynamic interaction to sustain life".Using Business to bring transformation to the world’s poor 3
    • 4. A group of diverse organisms, and natural elements bound to a commonenvironment existing in a balanced and dynamic inter-action sustaining lifeUsing Business to bring transformation to the world’s poor
    • 5. Using Business to bring transformation to the world’s poor 13/06/12 5
    • 6. Diversity of the Social Enterprise/Investment Ecosystem Investor Fund manager Risk analyst Investor Professional technician Entrepreneur Fund manager Financial expert (accountant & book-keeper) Labourer Project manager Risk analyst Engineer Farmer Entrepreneur Agriculturalist Metalworker Innovator/ inventor Trainer/Mentor Dressmaker/tailor SME business owner/manager Professional technician Craftsperson/ artisan Caterer/ restaurateur Financial expert (accountant & book-keeper) HR Manager SME business owner/manager Project manager IT specialist Trader Entrepreneur Engineer Labourer Merchant Agriculturalist Famer Innovator/Inventor Trainer/Mentor Dressmaker/tailor Bee-keeper Craftsperson/ artisan SME business owner/manager Waiter SME business owner/manager Caterer/ restaurateur Trader Driver HR Manager Merchant IT specialist Innovator/Inventor Bee-keeper Waiter Driver Using Business to bring transformation to the world’s poor 13/06/12 6
    • 7. Transformational Business NetworkA Networkas innovative, resilient and effective as its member-baseand the synaptic connections that transmit the spark of enterpriseinto low-income economies and poverty-gripped communities Using Business to bring transformation to the world’s poor 13/06/12 7
    • 8. Your place in the EcosystemCorporate PartnershipMultiply the impact and benefits with company involvement• Profiling of company’s expertise and resources to maximise outcomes• Consultation meeting(s) with International Network Co-ordinator and/or TBN Trustee• Proactive referral to develop strategic partnerships for TBN activity• Guidance on maximising value for the company (employee engagement, team morale, public relations)Individual PartnerYour route to personal engagement• Personal meeting with International Network Co-ordinator and/or TBN Trustee• Personal quarterly update and coaching input• Profiling of your expertise and resources to identify ‘best-fit’ opportunities• Proactive referral and networking introductions to maximise your involvement Using Business to bring transformation to the world’s poor 13/06/12 8
    • 9. Expo TripsUsing Business to bring transformation to the world’s poor 13/06/12 9
    • 10. Transformational Business NetworkA Networkas innovative, resilient and effective as its member-baseand the synaptic connections that transmit the spark of enterpriseinto low-income economies and poverty-gripped communities Using Business to bring transformation to the world’s poor 13/06/12 10

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