Global social business conference of Creative Shock gathers around 300 young, ambitious and socially responsible people each year. The main goal of the conference is to introduce young leaders with the model of social business and challenges of dealing with social problems through business perspective. The conference invites Lithuanian and foreign social entrepreneurs and leaders who share their insights and experience about social business and various ways of contributing to the society. This conference is a great place not only to increase awareness about social entrepreneurship but also to meet and establish professional networks with leaders of social business around the world.
Passion Meets Purpose at ISM University of Management and Economics on the 1st of December. And guess what? You are welcome to join the meeting! Even more, there will even be 5 social business experts to introduce you and make sure you really get to know the duo.
What if passion and purpose could accompany you in your daily routine? What if you could make a change that matters by simply choosing what to work for?
This year Creative Shock invites everyone to International Social Business Conference “Passion Meets Purpose” to show social business as the way to work for something that contributes to a great cause and at the same time achieve personal career goals.
Mick Jackson is a serial entrepreneur, author and Ex Chart topping rock singer. He is also the founder of the WildHearts Group – a portfolio of companies committed to creating global social change. To date, WildHearts have transformed over 300,000 lives globally and invested over £7,000,000.
Mick’s work has been recognised globally; he has received numerous honorary doctorates, was EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016 and was voted Top Scot by the UK public (an honour he shares with JK Rowling and Sir Chris Hoy). In 2015 WildHearts was awarded Social Enterprise UK’s People Choice Award. Mick is the second only recipient of the highly prestigious Babson Social Innovation Award from the world’s top school in entrepreneurship.
James Hughes is Head of Brand at Brewgooder – a beer company and social enterprise based in Scotland. Brewgooder are on a mission to end water poverty for 1 million people. They do this by using 100% of profits from their beer, merchandise and events to fund clean water and sanitation projects in developing countries. In 2 years, Brewgooder and their drinkers have helped bring clean water access to over 40,000 people across Malawi.
James looks after Brewgooder’s identity and marketing across all channels, while also overseeing the development of the brand’s ‘Well Digger’ community – a following of socially conscious drinkers that are supporting the brand during their journey of bringing water to 1 million.
James is going to talk about the luxury of working for more than money – his experience of social enterprise and the importance of the model for personal wellbeing, as well as impact. Having set up business ventures online and then working in London for a couple of years, James realised that his motivations for being in business were unsatisfied by a pay-check, and moved back to Scotland to find another path.
After a chance meet with Alan Mahon, formerly of Social Bite one of Scotland’s leading social enterprises, and founder of Brewgooder - James begun his social business and beer career. As well as his discussing his experience of marketing a social business, James will be discussing Brewgooder’s position in the beer industry, the challenges of “getting people to care” and how Brewgooder intends to achieve its 1 million people with water mission.
The Soap Co. is an ethical luxury bath and beauty brand. All profits are reinvested into employing, training and supporting people with disabilities to build skills, confidence and independence. One bottle of hand wash sold creates one hour of employment, with a bath or body oil creating two hours. They currently employ more than 114 people across the country.
The Soap Co. also strives to reduce its impact on the environment and has recently launched its sulphate free and vegan, Eco & Bee Friendly collection.
Clem is very excited to tell you stories how a social business can become a luxury brand, and how bath and beauty products can transform lives.