Social enterprises can create employment, provide relevant products and services while building pathways to prosperity for some of the most marginalized communities. This ability to generate good that accrues to society as a whole and not only shareholders, is even more important in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic. In Zambia, the idea of the triple-bottom-line that considers people, planet, and profit in entrepreneurship is still a fairly new concept. Could the coronavirus spell the rise of the social enterprise in Zambia?
In this discussion, we speak to three different social entrepreneurs who share how they are still managing to create social impact during the pandemic. They share what strategies they have employed during these unprecedented times and the opportunities they see in the sector post-pandemic.
Our panel of speakers include:
Sunday Silungwe, Co-Founder Good Nature Agro
Vaezi Chima, Co-Founder Mushili Beans
Jane Thiong’o, Elective Director Alive & Kicking Zambia