[Challenge:Future] Director: Eyewear Manufacture and Design Social Enterprise
idea.jamIngrid Diep – Joycelyn Ma Australia
In 2022, I manage an optical social enterprise:+ The world’s first company to design and manufacture spectacle frames and lenses from 100% recycled or sustainable materials+ Labs based in regional areas of South and South-East Asia, with local staff trained by industry experts+ Product for sale in general optical retailers and the world’s first fair-trade/eco-friendly practices
Profits are divided 5% to investors 30% returned to business for growth 65% to community development projects and programs The enterprise is a profitable social business –the typical business model for a company of the future. Respected companies are B-Corporation certified –beyond financial obligations towards shareholders, they are also accountable environmentally and socially. Transparency in all three areas is critical and verified by an independent third party.
– Meet with design team to discuss new season range and crossover partnerships –Read over research team’s report into potential new frame material – Meet withmarketing manager to discuss expansion and new potential markets – Drive out tovillage health centre built and developed through company profits for meeting andlunch with hospital director to discuss further support –Return to office and read overproducts sales performance in Australia, then meet with Australia area-manager – Rooftop garden Warehouse at the back Solar Company HQ in Panels regional port-town Rainwater harvesting Alternative fuel tank delivery vans
↑Employment ↑Local economic OpportunityNew industry in growth for locals todeveloping regions upskillSolving problems of ↑ skills and careerwaste management and choice beyondestablishing a trend foreco-friendly production agriculture, includingin the optical industry illiterate persons Business is a handshake, not a Empowering hand-out –allowing Communities developing Sustainable communities to manufacture help themselves
Optical enterprise belongs to thehealth sector, which willstill be one of the dominant sectors alongsideeducation and government.Jobs in those industries allow workers to make adifference to the people.This attracts inspired and idealistic youth with a vision.Jobs that offer ample opportunity for travel, learning and the roomfor creative and lateral thinking engage and retain talent.Work-location, working-hours and leave are flexible.Community development projects or programs are key to thecompany.
Managing the business would requireKNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE OF community development
Core subjects (math/languages/ science) taught in the Morning sports: School breakfast: Ensures morning in traditional Healthy bodies, all students receiving most classroom setting healthy minds important meal of the day A DAY AT SCHOOL IN 2022after lunch: team projects – self-study – communityaction – field trips – character building activities –interning – workplace visits – interviews with experts –conversation, discussion and dialogue – meditation –
A University Day to equip business-ready graduates27 WEDNESDAY 2013 LIFELONG CAREER8 am9am10am University lectures Skilled & theoretically capable11am12pm Lunch break1pm Problem-based tasks People skills, communication Team work - To find solutions to Engaged, self-motivated real-world practical Socially and globally aware problems, relevant to Gain basic business skills and current issues acumen Inquisitive attitude to - open-ended issues problems Self-directed investigations Creativity/ Innovation Lateral thinking2pm3pm Self-study Self-motivated4pm Community engagement Engaged - working on the ground with Values and ethics the community Globally aware
Future companieswill recruit staff who are passionate and insightful problem-solvers:the changing face of education will help a generation develop these talents. International issues for example the middle-eastern conflict, millennium development goals, HIV Values & Ethics Community work and speakers from development agencies Foreign language and student exchange Problem solving–lateral thinking challenges Entrepreneurship and basic business skills Wilderness camps and expeditionswill be written into the syllabus