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Workshop on the Human Capabilities Approach and Stakeholders in Social Enterprises

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Registration for an online interactive workshop on the #Capabilities approach and stakeholders in #socialenterprise is now open. The workshop will introduce the Human capabilities approach as a people-centered multidimensional framework for #socialimpact, and engage participants in a collaborative role-playing activity to address diverse (and even conflicting) stakeholder priorities in organizational decision-making. In this session, we will also have a representative of #SOPHIAOxford (a spin-off of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)) working on Poverty issues with corporations join us at the end to briefly share their work.

Professional Development Workshop: Assessing multiple-enterprise social impacts and stakeholder values: the benefits of a Human capabilities lens for social entrepreneurship

In this 2.5 hour collaborative workshop, participants are introduced to the Human Capabilities Approach (HCA) as a multidimensional, people-centered framework for social impact negotiation and assessment. As an entrepreneurial tool, HCA provides a fertile ground for coordination among diverse sets of stakeholder groups with varied values and priorities in settings of social entrepreneurship. Workshop participants are given opportunities to use the HCA framework to shift their entrepreneurial awareness beyond isolated impacts towards the broader set of multi-faceted (and, ideally, socially-sustainable) impacts of an enterprise.  The HCA framework is also relevant for board-level corporate governance and strategic management, particularly towards determining social impact objectives and assessing performance. It can also provide insight for impact investors, for civil society monitoring, or for government policy-makers working on multi-stakeholder initiatives.

Keywords: Human Capabilities Approach, Stakeholder Value, Multidimensional Assessment, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Impact.

Tue, 6 December 2022, 16:00 – 18:30 CET/ 15.00 – 17.30 GMT/ 10.00 – 12.30 EST (US/CA East coast)/ 07.00 – 09.30 PST (US/CA West coast), Online workshop.

Further details and registration here:

Hosted by the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB) and the Leuphana University Lüneburg’s Transformational Entrepreneurship team.