Last month, we had the pleasure of co-hosting #SharedValues – Scotland’s first-ever networking event exclusively for B Corps and social enterprises. The evening was held in collaboration with Social Enterprise Scotland and Finisterre, Edinburgh. It was a privilege to be involved in the planning and delivery of such a pioneering occasion.
The event brought together certified B Corps such as Beyond Green and Finisterre, B Corp UK Ambassador Fran van Dijk of One Stone, and social enterprises including The Edinburgh Remarkery, Hey Girls and Aspire Community Solutions.
Staying true to the overarching theme of #SharedValues, after some insightful introductions from the event co-hosts and attendees, we kicked-off with a ‘speed networking’ activity centred around the Sustainable Development Goals which most resonated with us. The convergence in values and drivers between all the participants, despite being from different sectors and enterprises was both affirming and motivating.
The event provided a space to collaborate, learn, and strengthen our already existing visions of values-based business. We have had lots of feedback stating that it enabled great conversations, facilitated cross-sector learning, and was great fun. We definitely enjoyed it too and hope it marks the beginning of a whole host of similar events this year.
A huge thank you to Social Enterprise Scotland, to Finisterre Edinburgh, and to everyone who attended. Keep an eye on our ‘Engage’ tab to see how your business can dive into all things impact measurement.