Participant Organizations

International Organizations

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    ILO Social and Solidarity Economy Academy
    E-mail dimeglio@ilo.org
    Tel 41 22 799 7672
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    Website http://socialeconomy.itcilo.org/
    ILO’s commitment to the advancement of the social economy is grounded on the conviction that “lasting peace can be achieved only if it is based upon social justice” (ILO Constitution) and that in a globalised world “productive, profitable and sustainable enterprises, together with a strong social economy and a viable public sector, are critical to sustainable economic development and employment opportunities” (ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalisation).
    The ILO has been supporting the social economy through normative action such as the ILO Recommendation 193 on the promotion of cooperatives; through technical activities (advice on policy and law, access to finance, organizational development, capacity building, international networking, etc.) and in different settings (informal and formal economy, rural and urban communities, a variety of economic sectors and sub-sectors) working with people at the grassroots as well as with decision makers in Government. In addition, the ILO has been establishing strong international partnerships with global social economy stakeholders, such as the International Cooperative Alliance, the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives, the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, and many others.
    The social economy cuts across all four dimensions of the Decent Work Agenda.
    A high level capacity building programme on social and solidarity economy was proposed by more than 200 practitioners on the occasion of the ILO Regional Conference on Social Economy held in Johannesburg, in October 2009. This proposal was then further discussed during the ILO task force meeting on social economy in February 2010. The ILO task force members agreed to support an annual “Social Economy Academy” whose first edition would be organized in October 2010 by the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC ILO).
    The ILO Social and Solidarity Economy Academy (SSE Academy) is an interregional training opportunity gathering practitioners and policymakers from all around the world, to share their experiences and meet leading SSE specialists.
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    OECD
    E-mail sergio.arzeni@oecd.org
    Tel 33 1 45 24 91 96, 33 6 20 26 75 50
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    The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.
    The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. We analyse and compare data to predict future trends. We set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.
    We also look at issues that directly affect everyone’s daily life, like how much people pay in taxes and social security, and how much leisure time they can take. We compare how different countries’ school systems are readying their young people for modern life, and how different countries’ pension systems will look after their citizens in old age.
    Drawing on facts and real-life experience, we recommend policies designed to improve the quality of people's lives. We work with business, through the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, and with labour, through the Trade Union Advisory Committee. We have active contacts as well with other civil society organisations. The common thread of our work is a shared commitment to market economies backed by democratic institutions and focused on the wellbeing of all citizens. Along the way, we also set out to make life harder for the terrorists, tax dodgers, crooked businessmen and others whose actions undermine a fair and open society.
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    UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarit
    E-mail vangriethuysen@unrisd.org
    Tel 41 (0)22 917 29 57
    Address Palais des Nations D-207, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
    Website www.unrisd.org
    The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is an autonomous research institute within the UN system that undertakes multidisciplinary research and policy analysis on the social dimensions of contemporary development issues.
    Through our work we aim to ensure that social equity, inclusion and justice are central to development thinking, policy and practice. To this end, we: ㆍ focus on the often neglected social content and impacts of development processes and the role of social institutions, relations and actors in shaping development policies and pathways; ㆍ engage researchers, policy makers and civil society actors from around the world in generating and sharing knowledge, in order to shape policy within and beyond the UN system; ㆍm obilize and strengthen the research capacity of individuals and institutions in developing countries through collaborative inquiry; and ㆍ provide a space for the exchange of ideas, giving prominence to marginalized viewpoints, often challenging mainstream development thinking and offering alternative policy options.

Non-Governmental Organization

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    Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)
    E-mail ken@avpn.asia
    Tel 81 80 34036547
    Address 33A Circular Road, Singapore, 049389
    Website http://www.avpn.asia/
    Our core mission is to increase the flow of financial, human and intellectual capital to Social Purpose Organizations (SPOs), and for those resources to be deployed as effectively as possible to address key social challenges facing Asia today and in the future.
    In just 2 1/2 years we have already attracted 172 members to the network from 27 countries. In addition, we work very closely with our sister organization in Europe, the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), and many of its members are also active in supporting SPOs in Asia. The combined membership of EVPA and AVPN totals more than 350 and we are represented in 40 countries.
    We consider Venture Philanthropy to be a methodology, which inevitably takes different forms in different settings. It can be applied to pure philanthropy, and to impact investing, and indeed the spectrum which lies in between. The common attributes include;
    • Building a deep understanding of the issue you want to tackle, essentially how can you measure progress unless you know where you start from?
    • Carrying out thoughtful and proportionate due-diligence, to ensure that you are identifying partners with whom you can build an engaged relationship.
    • A longer term view, typically tied to achieving a specific developmental goal(s), in the business plan of the SPO.
    • A focus on human capital and a recognition that the capacity of the SPO must have investment, if it is to grow in scale and/or increase effectiveness.
    • An outcome reporting culture which is built on learning and continuous improvement.
    • A strong sense of the benefits to be gained from linking funders, and building co-investment in areas of mutual interest.
    Our members include venture philanthropy organizations (practicing members) and associates that bring different networks, expertise and experience. Associate Members include private equity managers, private banks, wealth managers, other financial services organizations, professional service firms, family businesses, corporations through their CSR activities, foundations, universities and government related entities.
    We are the hub in Asia for news and events focused on venture philanthropy to develop shared learning and best practices. Through our Knowledge Centre we will be developing practitioner oriented resources to help scale the practice of venture philanthropy across Asia.
    Please visit www.avpn.asia to learn more including seeing our member directory and listing of events, and contact us at info [at] avpn.asia if you have specific enquiries.
    We encourage you to engage with us and support our field building activities through sponsorship, grants, donations, or joining as a member or partner organization.
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    Bloomberg Associates
    E-mail lgibbs@bloomberg.org
    Tel 1 202 2050305, 13472680757
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    Website http://www.bloombergassociates.org/
    Bloomberg Associates is an international consulting service founded by Michael R. Bloomberg as a philanthropic venture. Its mission is to help city governments improve the quality of life of their citizens. Directed by a team of globally recognized experts and industry leaders, the consultancy works to improve urban environments by collaborating with cities to develop best practices, build consensus and foster key relationships.
    Through its guidance and mentorship, Bloomberg Associates delivers actionable insights and plans across multiple disciplines.
    Additionally, the team fosters public-private partnerships to help each city build resources and implement programs that turn dynamic vision into reality.
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    BRAC Social Innovation Lab
    E-mail anjali.sarker@brac.net
    Tel 88 029881265 Ext: 3394, 8801755650444
    Address BRAC Centre, 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
    Website http://innovation.brac.net/
    In 2011, BRAC established the social innovation lab to enhance its institutional capacity for creative problem solving, through dedicated support for idea generation, learning from others, incorporating new technologies and best practices, and other activities. We aim to create a system at BRAC that empowers our staff worldwide to support effective learning, experimenting, and scaling.
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    Community Links, representing Locality
    E-mail geraldine.blake@community-links.org
    Tel 442074730651, 447932021467
    Address 105 Barking Road, Canning Town, London, E16 4HQ
    Website http://www.community-links.org/
    Locality is the leading nationwide network of development trusts, community enterprises, settlements and social action centres in England – with over 500 inspiring, ambitious and dedicated community-led member organisations. Our vision is to make every community a place of possibility – through social action, community enterprise and community asset ownership. Our key objectives are to:
    • Be a voice for our movement: ensuring the views of our members are heard at the highest levels of government and by other decision-makers;
    • Provide hands-on support to members: helping build stronger organisations, acquire new assets and develop new trading enterprises;
    • Facilitate peer-to-peer learning: helping members to network, share experiences, learn from and support each other.
    Locality sees every community as a place of possibility. Its aim is to build a movement that is ambitious for change and is based on the values of social justice and community self-determination. It believes in fostering a new spirit of innovation and enterprise to build resilient communities where people are proud to live and work.

    Community Links is a member of Locality. Based in east London, we work in some of the most deprived neighbourhoods of the country, building confident communities where people can seize opportunities offered by regeneration and create their own.
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    Federazione Trentina della Cooperazione
    E-mail ftcoop@ftcoop.it
    Tel +39 0461 898.111
    Address Via Segantini, 10 - 38122 Trento - Italy
    Website http://www.cooperazionetrentina.it/
    The Federazione Trentina della Cooperazione (FTC) is a non-governmental private organization founded in 1895, based in Trento (North of Italy). The FTC groups together almost all the co-operative enterprises in the Trentino region (approx. 600) and counts about 255,000 out of approx. 500,000 inhabitants. The Federation is a unique body, representative for the local cooperation system, providing assistance, consulting, supervision and auditing services in all business sectors. These are organized into four main areas, that is to say: credit (casse rurali), retail and consumption (famiglie cooperative), agricultural (fruit&vegetables, wine, diary) and the so called 'new cooperatives which are mainly labour-social services-healthcare-housing. The FTC also acts as political representative, giving support to the movement as a whole.
    The federation is involved in a number of pro-active projects for the development of the roles and culture of the cooperative movement. Globalisation offers a major opportunity to open Trentino to the rest of the world, and reap the rewards of the area’s cooperative experience. With the support of provincial councils for education and cooperation, each year, thousands of pupils in compulsory schools and high schools are involved in cooperative projects. Last but not least, the Trentino youth cooperator association (Associazione Giovani Cooperatori Trentini) and the Women in cooperation Association (Associazione Donne in Cooperazione) implement training, promotional initiatives and capacity building for youth and women of the cooperative movement.Cooperation in Trentino provides permanent employment for 15,000 persons and generates an annual turnover of 2 billion Euros.
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    Grameen Telecom Trust
    E-mail parveen@gtctrust.com
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    Groupe SOS
    E-mail francois.comet@groupe-sos.org
    Tel 33155280156, 33680116854
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    Website www.groupe-sos.org
    GROUPE SOS is a non-profit organization that was established in France in 1984. Today, it counts 45 social enterprises, which represent12,000 employees and 330 structures, generating an annual budget of USD750 million.
    • GROUPE SOS develops sustainable business models to fight against poverty and exclusion and meet the basic needs of individuals and families through its five core fields of expertise: youth, employment, solidarity, health and the elderly.
    Each year, GROUPE SOS has a positive impact on more than 1 million beneficiaries.
    In order to foster the development of the whole ecosystem, Groupe SOS has created a dedicated structure, CDI, to finance, support and promote the development of organizations involved in the social economy. The various program of CDI include among others consulting services, incubators or impact investing.
    GROUPE SOS is primarily present in France but has also developed activities or presence in the US, Canada, India, Hong Kong, South Korea, Morocco, Tunesia, Chile and South Africa.
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    Higashiyama Artists Placement Service(HAPS)
    E-mail info@haps-kyoto.com
    Tel 075-525-7525, 080-3493-8408
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    The Higashiyama Artists Placement Service (HAPS) is non-profit organization, established in 2011. The organization’s aim is to support Kyoto-based artists, who are suffering from a lack of: studio space, suitable exhibition space, affordable housing, and efficient industry networks. The opportunities provided by HAPS are crucial for artists to generate new prospects, and further their creative careers.
    The HAPS office is located in the Higashiyama area of Kyoto City. This area of Kyoto is renowned for its traditional architecture: the Machiya. The Machiya are preserved under Kyoto City law, valued as assets of: significant cultural, historic, and national interest.
    MISSION
    HAPS aim to support and promote emerging artists, while providing opportunities to artists who have already established an art practice. HAPS do not discriminate on medium, education, or age. The fundamental aim of the organization is to help all Kyoto artists’ achieve their goals.
    HAPS offer support in many ways:
    ・ SPACE
    The coordination and negotiation of suitable property for use as: accommodation, studio space, temporary exhibition venues, and storage.
    ・ EXHIBITIONS
    Consultation on technical aspects: exhibition design; lighting; multi-media; budgets and associated costs*; publicity and marketing; exhibition installation guidance; preview and review; documentation; and collaboration opportunities.
    * Please note that HAPS does not offer financial support to artists in the form of payment. HAPS works with artists to find realistic solutions to budget concerns, helping artists understand, and plan for exhibition/event costs. Where possible, HAPS will negotiate exhibition costs with external parties.
    ・ ARTISTIC ENVIRONMENT
    HAPS create a supportive environment for artists in Kyoto by:
    ・ Sourcing options for obtaining materials and technology, for use in exhibitions and production.
    ・ Forming new relationships, and promoting supportive networks.
    ・ Providing access to discussion with peers, commercial gallery owners, and academics.
    ・ Creating opportunities for collaboration with other professionals in non-arts based business.
    ・ Help with finding stable part-time employment.
    ・ Offering constructive criticism.
    ・ Arranging meetings with key industry professionals. Organizing studio visits by professional Curators and other Arts professionals.
    ・ Development of personal documentation: artist’s statements, CV’s, and exhibition material.
    ・ Information and support on prizes, residency programs, and other professional development opportunities available locally, and internationally.
    ・ REDEFINING THE “ARTIST”
    The word artist is often paired with adjectives that imply merit. For instance; the commercial artist; the conceptual artist and the political artist, are just some of the common descriptions used regularly. The terms imply success, or acceptance, and they classify. While these types of definitions are often helpful, they can be controversial. Classification often segregates, and excludes those creative people who fail to identify themselves, or fail to be identified by the art establishment.
    HAPS see a need, and an opportunity in exploring the notion of the artist, asking: what is an artist? How can the one become an artist? What qualifications do you need? Do you need acclaim to be an artist, or simply the urge to produce creatively? Through this line of inquiry HAPS aim to look at how the artist is given status, and how this identity is exhibited in our society. HAPS want to explore art in all its manifestations, celebrating creativity, and identifying new opportunities for creative people.
    ・ PROMOTING A CIRCULATION SYSTEM OF CREATIVITY
    Every individual’s creativity can affect society in a positive way. Creative practice sparks debate, provides a sense of belonging, and allows people to explore complex ideas. Collective creativity makes better urban environments, both in physicality and attitude, constituting social change.
    Exhibitions are not the only way to present art, or experience art. Collections are not the only way art can make a significant contribution to society.
    Moving away from institutionalized art systems and production, HAPS pursues an alternative circulation system of creativity, fostering positive change, creating a new paradigm for artists. HAPS do this by encouraging open networks of discussion and exploration of all artists in Kyoto, not just those in the commercial sphere.
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    Institute for Child Success
    E-mail mgoldennyc@gmail.com
    Tel 001 917 584-4369, 001 917 584-4369
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    The Institute for Child Success is a research and policy organization that fosters public and private partnerships to align and improve resources for the success of young children in South Carolina and beyond.
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    Japan Association of "the Seoul Declaration&q
    E-mail greenlife.m.shigeki@jcom.home.ne.jp
    Tel 81-48-886-2447, 81-90-2332-8816
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    Japan association of the Seoul Declaration” was organized by approval persons
    of “Seoul Declaration” what adopted on “2013Global Social Economy Forum”.
    The purpose of this organization is making a network for activist of Social economy,
    Researcher, Readers of city and village. In Japan, many kind of Social Economy
    Groups and activist are doing their activities each other each area.But one of the most important problem is they don’t have good relations each other.
    Our organization is doing to make a good relationship between each Social Economy groups and networking national revel.
     Our organization and Meiji University wore hold “Pre-Forum” on 2 .Nov.
    by cosponsor.The title of this meeting is “New discovery of collaboration”.
    At this “pre-forum”, famous representatives of famers organization, labor organization, NPO, credit union, agricultural area, leaders of city and village were gathered. And three persons of the representative of Organizing committee of GSEF participated from Korea.
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    Japan Workers' Co-operative Union (JWCU/Nihon Rōdō
    E-mail ngtyuzu@roukyou.gr.jp
    Tel 81-3-6907-8040
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    The Japan Workers’ Co-operative Union (JWCU/Nihon Rōdōsha Kyōdōkumiai Rengōkai), founded in 1979, represents and unites worker co-operatives throughout Japan. Each worker cooperative is owned and controlled democratically by the worker-members; it is dedicated to creating jobs to promote the well-being of communities through associated work of the members and community residents.

    JWCU consists of 59 member organizations, including primarily worker co-operatives, older persons’ co-operatives and affiliated organizations, embracing 12,765 worker-members in total as of March 2012. Our businesses represent diverse areas and sectors in economy such as social services (elder care, childcare, support for the disabled, etc.,), building maintenance, environment and food/agriculture. Our turnover in fiscal year 2013 amounts to over 31 billion yen.

    In addition to contributing to the community through the businesses, JWCU seeks to strengthen its bonds to the community through various activities for social solidarity. These include organizing seminars and symposia on a broad range of social issues, providing disaster aid and protesting nuclear power generation. Our membership in ICA (International Co-operative Alliance), CICOPA (International Organization of Industrial, Artisanal and Service Producers’ Co-operatives), ICA-AP (ICA, Asia-Pacific) and JJC (Japan Joint Committee of Co-operatives) also reflects JWCU’s positive solidarity at national, regional and international levels.
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    K2 International Group
    E-mail mami@k2-inter.com
    Tel 8040535442
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    Website http://k2-inter.com/
    K2 International Group is an organization that has provided supports from basic life support to economic independence to the vulnerable social group who cannot adjust to the society, such as school refusal and hikikomori (odd one out in seclusion) since 1989. As a private organization, we are providing supports, in association with the existing education and welfare services, to the vulnerable such as hikikomori (odd one out in seclusion) and NEET’s, who are uneasy and suffer from unemployment, development disability, mental handicap, and painful life, and who eventually hurt others around them. We are pursuing sustainable social businesses with 3 mottos including ‘building a community where you can live with an easy mind,’ ‘providing a place where you can work even in difficult circumstances,’ and ‘making our community a place where people help each other and voluntary work comes full circle.’ In Yokohama, we are creating jobs in other types of businesses such as restaurants, cleaning and infant care and developing different types of residential environment based on independence. In addition to Yokohama, we are giving support to the devastated areas in Ishinomaki, and creating a communal living and employment opportunities for the vulnerable social group in Australia and New Zealand.
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    Karl Polanyi Institute, Concordia University
    E-mail marguerite.mendell@concordia.ca
    Tel 1 514 848 2424, 1 514 576 7634
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    The Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy, dedicated to the memory of Karl Polanyi (1886-1964), was established in 1988 and is located at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Karl Polanyi is considered one of the most important contributors to the social sciences in the 20th century along with writers such as Max Weber, John Maynard Keynes, Joseph Schumpeter, and Gunnar Myrdal. According to the Social Science Citation Index, Polanyi’s 1944 masterpiece, The Great Transformation, is among the most cited works in the Social Sciences. The mission of the Institute is two- fold: to preserve the intellectual legacy of Karl Polanyi and to contribute to urgent policy debates on new development strategies locally and internationally and on the new or reformed multilateral institutions required for the global order. The centrepiece of the Institute is the Karl Polanyi Archive. This rich and vast collection of material includes unpublished papers, drafts of manuscripts (published and unpublished), notes, lecture notes and outlines, published articles, papers by others, correspondence with important European and North American intellectuals, political figures, some of whom were former students of Karl Polanyi, and memorabilia. The archive is available to the public for consultation. The Institute has established a wide international network of debate, dialogue and scholarly exchange that contributes to the global discussion of a vision of democratic social and economic development appropriate for the 21st century through its publications, international conferences, research collaborations, public lectures and seminars. Polanyi’s influence continues to grow across disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, among legal scholars, scientists, policy makers, activists, international political economists, and increasingly, students of comparative politics, policy makers and civil society organizations. The Institute convenes an international conference every two years, alternating between host countries and Canada. The Twelfth International Karl Polanyi Conference on “Karl Polanyi and Latin America” was held at the National University General Sarmiento, Los Polvorines-Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2012. The event was co- organized by the Conurbano Institute, National University General Sarmiento and the Polanyi Institute.
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    Le Chantier de l'économie sociale
    E-mail nancy.neamtan@chantier.qc.ca
    Tel 514 899 9916, 514 0795 8111
    Address 4 200 rue Adam Montreal, Quebec H1V 1S9
    Website http://www.chantier.qc.ca
    The Chantier de l'économie sociale is an independent organization whose goal is to promote and develop the social economy as an integral part of Quebéc’s socio-economic infrastructure and as an essential component of a new model of development. A non-profit corporation, Chantier brings together a wide range of stakeholders who work in partnership and collaborate with government to build a strong social economy in Quebéc. The Chantier has a broad membership based on existing networks and territorial structures. The Board of Directors of the Chantier is composed of 35 elected representatives from networks of social economy enterprises (associations and cooperatives) representing various sectors of the economy, networks of local development organisations in urban and rural areas, social movements including labour and women organisations and representatives of the research community and Quebéc’s First Nations. The Board plays a role of guidance and strategic positioning. The Chantier de l’économie sociale has strong ties with the regions of Quebéc through direct partnership agreements with 22 regional poles mainly composed of social economy enterprises and the regional organizations that support them. The poles’ mission is to promote the social economy and to enable dialogue and partnership between local and regional stakeholders of the social economy in order to coordinate actions and maximize the impact initiatives of and for the SSE. In October 2013, new framework legislation on the social economy was adopted by the Quebéc National Assembly. The new Social Economy Law recognizes the Chantier de l’économie sociale as one of the two principal partners of the Quebéc Government to continue to support and develop the social economy in Quebéc.
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    Lien Center for Social Innovation
    E-mail jonathan@smu.edu.sg
    Tel 65 6828 0953, 65 8145 8186
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    The Lien Centre for Social Innovation, a partnership between the Lien Foundation and Singapore Management University (SMU), was established in 2006 to advance the thinking and capability of the social sector. Our vision is to be a thought leader and catalyst for positive social change in Singapore and beyond. Our mission is to catalyze innovative responses to social needs through applied research and capacity building in collaboration with the public, private and social sectors. The Lien Centre contributes to a more equitable, inclusive and vibrant society by addressing social needs through innovative approaches. We drive socially innovative solutions by strengthening social sector organizations so that they become influential and effective partners with business and government. We also work at the intersection of the public, private and social sectors to catalyze social innovation. Our marquee project is called Unmet Social Needs in Singapore – a project, undertaken in collaboration with academics and non-profit practitioners, which explores the issues facing vulnerable groups in Singapore. The project employs participatory research methods to identify unmet social needs and to assess deprivation or exclusion in the domestic context. Another project is called SMU Change Lab – a social innovation lab that supports community-led and voluntary organizations to improve social services in Singapore.
    Drawing on our research into unmet social needs, the Collaboratory brings together social sector workers and community members to envision and prototype new strategies, services and support mechanisms. An initial presentation of the research findings was made at the Through the Eyes of the Elderly Social Conversation. We also publish an annual magazine called Social Space, showcasing trends, news, interviews, and case studies written by faculty members and impact innovators in Asia.
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    Manufacture New York
    E-mail bob@manufactureny.org
    Tel 001-917-349-9155, 001-917-349-9155
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    Founded in 2012, Manufacture New York (MNY) has been at the forefront of the local & sustainable manufacturing resurgence here in the US, and across the world. Our mission is to reawaken and rebuild America’s fashion industry, foster the next wave of businesses, and create a transparent, sustainable global supply chain.

    Over the past two generations, outsourcing of raw materials and production to developing countries in the apparel and textile industries has gutted the infrastructure of previously healthy local economies in urban centers throughout the globe. Additionally, this extended supply chain has resulted in a lack of transparency within the fashion industry & increased ecological strain on our natural resources. The current production cycle is unsustainable & needs a comprehensive fix to remain viable.

    Inspired by the best of the social change accelerators, vertically integrated factories & co-working spaces for creatives, our model allows fashion designers to conceive, develop, and manufacture their own lines locally. We provide an integrated, inclusive & completely vertical ecosystem for companies large & small to manufacture sustainable and socially conscious lines, while providing hundreds of jobs & workforce training in each city.

    MNY is creating an infrastructure that innovates processes around sustainability on multiple fronts for reduced environmental impact over existing methods, while optimizing social impact through the creation of quality manufacturing jobs and economic growth within the local community. The building systems of MNY maximize use of passive, design-based zero energy options and operate at the highest energy efficiency ratings. The business ecosystem promotes a culture of green manufacturing through a system of vertical integration with supply chain transparency and gap targeting and with database and mapping tools facilitating the most efficient, sustainable sourcing possible to prioritize the sustainability of input products and minimization of supply chain transport requirements. In addition, the integration of manufacturing with R&D allows for innovation in sustainability based on new technological developments through proximity of exposure and opportunity.

    MNY provides a model for local apparel manufacturing infrastructure which employs full integration of sustainability as a core business mission and operational framework and provides a lens through which to measure economic, environmental and social performance. This model can be replicated globally, creating new local manufacturing centers from the ground up by bringing together all the stakeholders in the fashion community- including designers, manufacturers, distributors, and government and educational institutions. The model will serve as a blueprint to create and run successful manufacturing innovation centers as a social enterprise, with a triple bottom line around environmental, social and economic sustainability.
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    Mondragon Unibertsitatea
    E-mail jmluzarraga@gmail.com
    Tel 34-943718009
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    Mondragon Team Academy (MTA) is a global network of social innovation ecosystem labs using Finnish Educational methods. MTA was created in May 2008, in close co-operation with TiimiAkatemia Jyvaskyla in Finland (www.tiimiakatemia.com), as the Innovation and Entrepreneurship unit of Mondragon University Business School.
    In November 2014 we are an international community of 500 team-entrepreneurs "learning by doing" in our 9 MTA Labs: Irun, Onati, Madrid, Amsterdam, Bilbao, Barcelona, Valencia, Shanghai & Pune.

    “If you want to see the future of education come to Team Academy” Peter Senge (MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
    “MONDRAGON is the closest model of an authentic social enterprise that we have in the world today” (Gregory MacLeod -¬ Cape Breton University)

    Mondragon Unibertsitatea (www.mondragon.edu) is a private university in the Basque Country, officially established and recognized in 1997. Its main campus is in Mondragón, Gipuzkoa.
    This educational institution, a non for profit cooperative, was established as the Escuela Politécnica Superior by Father Jose Mª Arizmendiarrieta, in 1943. Currently the university is constituted by four faculties:
    Faculty of Engineering
    Faculty of Business Studies
    Faculty of Humanities and Education
    Faculty of Gastronomic Sciences
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    Myanmar Development Resource Institute (MDRI)
    E-mail Zaw.oo@mdri-cesd.org
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    Oxfam Asia
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    Philippines Social Enterprise Network (PhilSEN)
    E-mail contactus@philsocialenterprisenetwork.com
    Tel 632 7279598
    Address Rm 207 Mariwasa Building, 717 Aurora Blvd. Quezon City, Philippines
    Website http://philsocialenterprisenetwork.com/
    Since 1999, the network focuses on enhancing capacities of member organizations through subsector analysis, value chain analysis and market studies, business planning and monitoring, business development services, social entrepreneurship capacity building, markets and products development, including micro-finance/ savings & credit.
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    Profairtrade Development Agency / PREDA Foundation
    E-mail shaycullen@preda.org
    Tel 0063 47 2224994, 0063 922 8768621
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    Website www.preda.net
    Profairtrade, a Fair Trade Trading Organization and The Preda Foundation, a Social Development Organization. The official name of the trading organization is Profairtrade Development Agency SC Ltd.Co.(www.preda.net) based in the Philippines. It is an Fair Trade independent trading organization based on Fair Trade criteria and principles of social and moral responsibility with the main goal of helping small fruit growing farmers, and artisans, especially Ingenious people. It provides fair prices and a premium payment and to improve working and living conditions. It funds project to save abused and exploited children and women and campaigns for trade justice,human rights and the protection of the environment.
    Profairtrade spends surplus earnings to promote social justice, combat exploitation, trafficking of persons, child and women abuse and help victims of human rights violations especially minors in prison. It provides safe homes for child victims of sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation where they get healing, legal help, therapy, education and reintegration.
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    Ritsumeikan University
    E-mail akiba@ss.ritsumei.ac.jp
    Tel 81-75-466-3183, 81-90-3049-5104
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    As a global hotspot, the Korean peninsula has come to receive substantial attention not just with regards to the peace and security of North-East Asia, but of the world.
    Within this context, Japanese-Korean relations are continuously overcoming previous animosities and strengthening in rigor, whilst on the other hand foregrounding serious issues. However the rigorous development of Korean-Japanese relations is essential on both accounts, and in future prospects for a cooperative and communal North-East Asian region which accomplishes the world's most dynamic developments, the importance of relations between both countries is increased still.
    Ristumeikan University, with a focus on professors within the Faculty of Law, has since 1998 on its receipt of a science research subsidy promoted large scale collaborative research over a number of years with energetic Korean researchers, such as the "Socio-Legal Research of Democratisation and the Formation of Legal-Political Bodies in Contemporary Korea", as well as established "The North-East Asian Specialists Meeting", and has come to undertake research into contemporary Korea within the context of its connections with the North-East Asia region. In June 2005, having acknowledged the importance, and the urgency, of research into the contemporary North and South Korean peninsula, as well as of research into Japanese-Korean relations, Ritsumeikan Center for Korea Studies; as a centre for
    the holistic academic research of contemporary Korea, as a centre for educational exchange relating to North and South Korea, and as a regionally accessible centre for the understanding of the Korean peninsula.
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    SATUNAMA Foundation
    E-mail eddie@satunama.org
    Tel 62 274 867746, 62 812 270 1438
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    Yayasan Kesatuan Pelayanan Kerjasama (SATUNAMA) was founded in 1998. The history of this organization started in 1978, when USC Canada conducted social program including donations to orphanages, services for leprosy patients, and the aged. In 1988, USC Canada had moved its office from Jakarta to Yogyakarta, and focus its worked for economic program which are people’s empowerment and poverty reduction in Yogyakarta and East Nusa Tenggara.
    During that time, USC Canada facilitated impoverished communities to have an awareness of their civil rights and the capacity to act as advocates for these civil rights. People empowerment programs started with organizational planning and developing training courses for local cadres, assisting with community development as well as with the development of small-scale businesses.
    The organization also began promoting organic farming, giving opportunities to farmers to gain access and control of resources and local technology, so they have an improved bargaining position and is less subject to pressure from companies and governments.
    For many years, SATUNAMA has been maintaining excellent relationship with stakeholders, beneficiaries and partners. Some Local Government Unit (LGU) in Indonesia, such as Riau Province in the center of Sumatra, Yogyakarta Special Province, Papua province, Banyuwangi, Aceh province, Merauke and East Nusa Tenggara, have good relationship with SATUNAMA. SATUNAMA has managed several physical and non-physical projects in that area. Physical project includes development of water facilities for rural community and non - physical project includes capacity building for Local Government Unit (LGU) staffs and strategic planning facilitation NGO.
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    SEMAEST
    E-mail d.dely@semaest.fr
    Tel 33143453254, 33685741954
    Address Société d'économie mixte d'animation économique au service des territoires 7, avenue République
    Website http://www.semaest.fr/
    SEMAEST is a mixed economy development company of Paris Municipality, the Deposit Bank of Communities and Chambers of Commerce and Craft. It becomes a main public local operator of urban regeneration, by developing convenience stores adapted to the new consumption’s uses to enhancing social bond, local employment and quality of life. SEMAEST have to fight against monofunctionnality and storefront’s vacancy in some neighborhoods of Pairs, with “Vital Quartier” operation, an innovative legal and financial framework based on experimental contract between Paris and the SEMAEST. In some areas, the City delegates its pre-emption’s right used in 50% of acquisitions. The City lend a repayable advance with a term of 12 years. SEMAEST targets buys and renovates storewalls, choices merchant according the local needs, rents it in good conditions (low, exemption first rent’s months), manages it, helps them to develop, and resells walls to the tenants. Price of walls increases mechanically and allows to pay the costs of purchase, work, management. SEMAEST refund the City at the end of term. Another way to do is renting management for owners: SEMAEST works also by commercial management in long lease (18-40 years), with transfer of the property’s duties and rental risk on the SEMAEST and royalty payments to the lessor. It’s send a guarantee of profitability for the owner and a social benefit to the community. SEMAEST assesses, acquires, planes, renovates, markets, manages and coaches storefronts SEMAEST manages in 2014 650 premises mastered and mutated, ie 75000 m2 (2014).
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    S-Group
    E-mail
    Tel +358 10 768011
    Address Fleminginkatu 34, P.O. Box 1 FI-00088 S Grou
    Website https://www.s-kanava.fi/web/vk/en/asiakasomistajalle
    The Finish consumer cooperative federation, S-Group and its business organization, SOK are growing in spite of the global economic crisis started from 2007. It has 2 million members, half of Finland’s total population and its turnover is 20 trillion won, accounting for 40% of the retail market.
    It directly and indirectly supports the growth of domestic and foreign cooperatives through the steady cooperation among cooperatives.
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    Social Enterprise Association
    E-mail warren@socialenterprise.my
    Tel +65 65351883
    Address 9 Raffles Place, #B1-05A,Republic Plaza, Singapore 048619
    Website http://www.seassociation.sg/
    The Social Enterprise Association (or 'SE Association' for short), is an umbrella organisation tasked with the role of promoting social entrepreneurship and social enterprise in Singapore, so as to bring about positive social impact and an inclusive community among Singaporeans. It focuses on supporting peer-learning within the social enterprise community, providing capacity-building programmes and business services, and fostering synergistic partnerships among key stakeholders, namely government, businesses and people sector to build up individual enterprises and the sector at large. A good part of this work is conducted by the Social Enterprise Development Centre (SEDC) which is set up by the SE Association.
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    Social Enterprise Alliance Malaysia
    E-mail connect@socialenterprise.my
    Tel +6011 1434 3717
    Address 3A32, Level 3A (Lift 7), Block A, Damansara Intan 1, Jalan ss20/27, 47400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor,
    Website http://socialenterprise.my/
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    Social Enterprise Europe
    E-mail info@socialenterprise.co.uk
    Tel +44(0)845 330 8310
    Address Robin Hoods Bay Office, Falconhurst, Mount Pleasant South, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby YO22 4RQ
    Website http://www.socialenterpriseeurope.co.uk/
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    Social Enterprise Insights
    E-mail info@seinsights.asia
    Tel +886-2-2368-9646
    Address Rm. 417, No.130, Sec. 3, Keelung Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
    Website http://www.seinsights.asia/en
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    Social Finance UK
    E-mail erdem.ovacik@socialfinance.org.uk
    Tel 0044 7506271456
    Address 131-151 Great Titchfield Street London. W1W 5BB
    Website http://www.socialfinance.org.uk/
    Social Finance partners with government, social sector and the financial community to find better solutions to society’s most difficult problems. We provide services concerning, development and implementation of social impact bonds, advisory services for impact investments, for international development, and for local commissioners on public services. Social Finance is a non-profit organization founded in UK in 2007. Over the years, we raised over £24 million of social investment and designed a series of programmes to tackle social challenges. These include support for 2,000 short sentence offenders released from Peterborough Prison, 380 children on the edge of care in Essex, 2,500 young people at risk of becoming NEET and 800 rough sleepers in London. We are also alleviating fuel poverty for over 2,300 families in Sunderland, enabling 15,000 families to access nursery places and free children’s services, and providing 7,500 affordable micro loans in Wales. We initiated social impact bond mechanism, which has been adopted globally with over 25 contracts in the past 4 years.
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    Social Innovation Exchange (SIX)
    E-mail info@socialinnovationexchange.org
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    Address Somerset House, New Wing, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
    Website http://www.socialinnovationexchange.org/
    SIX is world’s primary network for social innovation. It connects social innovators in order to create and spread new ideas and solutions about how society can be strengthened and improved. It works with cities, national governments, and international bodies such as the European Commission to improve the methods with which our societies find better solutions to challenges. We foster genuine, active connections between the people building innovative solutions, from the grassroots to the policymaking level. By promoting learning across sectors, fields and countries, and by communicating and disseminating ideas about social innovation, SIX builds the capacities of its members and enables them to work together to develop resources for social innovators around the world.
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    Social Venture Partners International
    E-mail info@svpi.org
    Tel 1 206 552 7726, 1 206 313 5993
    Address 220 2nd Ave S #3, Seattle, WA 98104
    Website http://www.socialventurepartners.org/network-office/
    SVP builds powerful relationships among people and organizations that are out to make the world a better place. With a network of more than 3000+ engaged donors in 38 cities, we help individuals amplify their giving, fund and strengthen nonprofits and equip our communities to tackle our greatest social challenges – together.
    Partners in the SVP Network pool their funds and together they make multi-year, unrestricted gifts to carefully vetted nonprofit investees with proven potential for social change. Partners also contribute their business and professional expertise to the nonprofits, all with the goal of strengthening the nonprofit and increasing its impact. Central to this work is the opportunity for Partners to learn about strategic philanthropy so they can make the greatest impact possible with their time, talent and financial investment.
    The journey begins with you, stretching to your next step in the hard work of bold social change. Together, alongside the organizations we fund, we are strengthening the philanthropic landscape – paving the way for systemic solutions to help kids, families and our environment.
    We Go Beyond Philanthropy.
    SVP does more than give away money. We amplify the impact of those out to do good in three distinct ways:
    1. Connect and engage individuals, helping them make the greatest impact with their philanthropic giving.
    2. Fund and strengthen nonprofits, helping them take their vital work for communities to the next level.
    Invest in collaborative solutions, so those with a common cause can align their efforts and go farther, together.
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    Spreadi
    E-mail jungwon@spreadi.org
    Tel 44-(0)7891-307722, 44 7557 308292
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    Website http://www.spreadi.org
    Spreadi is a collaborative team (community interest company) working to connect community of innovators, practitioners, entrepreneurs, researchers, civil officers and policymakers in the social sector, with focus on knowledge exchange and cooperation between Asia and Europe. Spreadi spreads ideas, innovation and inspiration for social good by identifying and advising the most suitable collaboration partners between Asia and Europe, organising study trips, curating conferences and research meetings, conducting case studies, and creating inspiring stories. Spreadi works with SIX (Social Innovation Exchange), Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul Social Economy Center, C., Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency and Co-operative College to connect innovators in social economy sector in Asia and Europe.
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    Taproot Foundation
    E-mail bayarea@taprootfoundation.org
    Tel (415) 359-1423
    Address 466 Geary Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94102
    Website http://www.taprootfoundation.org/
    Taproot is a not-for-profit organization that makes business talent available to organizations working to improve society. Taproot engages millions of business professionals in pro bono services both through our award-winning programs and by partnering with companies to develop their pro bono programs.

    For 14 years, Taproot Foundation’s mission is to drive social change by leading, mobilising and engaging professionals in pro bono service. Taproot offers a spectrum of services for community organizations to access critical resources through business professionals, corporate partners and intermediaries both in the U.S. and around the world.

    Since 2001, Taproot has: trained more than 15,000 professionals, delivering 1.5 million hours of pro bono consulting; supported nearly 3,000 unique non-profits; delivered greater than $130 million in value to non-profits; worked with over 60 Fortune 500 companies to build pro bono programs.

    Taproot’s core programs and services include: delivering in-depth engagements between pro bono consulting teams and community organizations; and training, preparing and mobilising not-for-profits to scope, source and manage high impact pro bono. They create high impact pro bono programs for corporations while providing training, tools and resources for intermediaries to offer pro bono programs outside of Taproot’s core geographic areas.

    Their advocacy increases awareness of the impact and increasing usage of high quality pro bono for not-for-profits and business professionals through events & thought leadership. They offer an online marketplace through which they prepare and support not-for-profits to connect with knowledgeable, ready pro bono providers, including individuals, corporations, and intermediaries.

    Through the partnership with the BMW Foundation, Taproot’s provides thought leadership and international field-building, convening global leaders in the social sector to guide the design and direction of the pro bono movement while focusing on infusing a pro bono ethic into business professions, companies and not-for-profits in communities around the world.
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    The Co-operative College
    E-mail linda@co-op.ac.uk
    Tel 44 161 819 3022, 44 7813 940558
    Address Holyoake House, Hanover Street, Manchester M60 0AS
    Website http://www.co-op.ac.uk/
    The Co-operative College, Manchester, UK
    Founded in 1919, the Co-operative College is a unique educational institution focused on providing world class learning programmes and research to support the development of a successful and diverse co-operative sector.
    Commitment to education was one of the founding principles of the Rochdale Pioneers and, as an educational charity, the College reflects that in its mission: Putting education at the heart of co-operation and co-operation at the heart of education.
    Today, the College works with co-operatives throughout the world. It delivers programmes to help individuals and groups achieve the skills and understanding needed to put co-operative values and principles into effective practice and help build successful co-operative businesses. It works with a wide range of universities, government departments and non-governmental organisations, together with a rapidly growing network of co-operative schools.
    The College is the UK’s leading knowledge centre on co-operation, drawn from nearly 100 years’ experience of working with co-operative throughout the world. Its hosts the National Co-operative Archive collection, which traces the development of co-operative ideals and how a vision of a better world was translated into today’s global movement.
    The vision and values of the pioneers of co-operation are at the heart of all the learning programmes, projects, research and resources provided by the College today. The College research team helps to build the knowledge base and inform wider policy debate. Work with schools and young people is taking co-operation to a new generation, including helping them set up and run their schools as co-operatives
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    The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
    E-mail council@hkcss.org.hk
    Tel (852) 2864-2901, (852) 9122-6788
    Address 11-13/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
    Website http://www.hkcss.org.hk
    The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (hereinafter called "the Council"), is an umbrella organization over 400 Agency Members, that provide over 90% of the social welfare services for those in need through their 3,000 service units all over Hong Kong.

    Our Position
    The Council represents, with clear vision and professional expertise, non-governmental welfare agencies committed to sustain and develop social welfare in Hong Kong.

    Our Values
    The Council and its member agencies believe in social justice and equality, and the intrinsic rights of every individual. While society is obliged to provide individuals with the basic social and economic resources to develop their potentials, individuals in turn should carry out their responsibilities towards their families and society, to be self-reliant and to achieve self-actualization.

    Our Vision
    To build a welfare sector that is highly accountable, efficient, effective and responsive to social needs, upholding the long-term sustainable development of society and the well-being of our citizens.

    Our Mission
    To promote the development of social welfare together with its member agencies, through:
     Enhancing accountability of social welfare service agencies;
     Promoting improvement of social welfare services;
     Facilitating agencies to better serve the community;
     Advocating equality, justice, social integration and a caring society;
     Setting the local welfare sector as a model of excellence in the international community

    Our Core Businesses
     “Service Development” – to promote service excellence and innovation to address social needs
     “Policy Research & Advocacy” – to advocate for social justice and social development
     “Sector & Capacity Development” – to build strong NGO sector, promote international and regional collaboration
    “Public Engagement & Partnership” – to promote caring society, CSR and philanthropy
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    The Mayors for a Nuclear Power Free Japan
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    The Mayors for a Nuclear Power Free Japan network was officially launched in Tokyo on April 28, 2012. This network was initiated by mayors and local municipal leaders attending the Global Conference for a Nuclear Power Free World held in Yokohama in January 2012, and as at February 12, 2014, 94 mayors from 39 prefectures (of a total of 47) throughout Japan have declared their participation in this network.
    A suprapartisan group of Diet members from almost all major Japanese political parties have been confirmed as Special Advisors, along with former Governor of Fukushima Prefecture, Sato Eisaku. Other high-profile supporters of the network include former Prime Minister Kan Naoto, Mayor of Seoul Park Won-soon, and Suzuki Teisuke, leader of the Network of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs for a Sustainable Business and Energy Future.
    The network declares to work together for the following aims:
    --No new nuclear power plants to be built
    --A move to zero nuclear power plants as soon as possible
    1. Understanding the real situation of nuclear power plants (costs, nuclear fuel cycle, final disposal sites, etc.,)
    2. Clarifying the programme to move to zero nuclear power plants
    3. Creating concrete policies for the regional promotion of renewable energies
    4. Exchange and sharing of information through international solidarity
    5. Supporting the evacuation of and provision of safe food for children
    6. Supporting Fukushima
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    The Mont-Blanc Meetings
    E-mail hajime.imamura@nifty.com
    Tel 81-422-55-4161
    Address 1 rue Vernier, 75017 Paris, France
    Website http://www.rencontres-montblanc.coop/en
    The Mont-Blanc Meetings is an international non-profit organization created in 2005 by a group of social and solidarity economy entrepreneurs wishing to build projects together that reconcile social, civic, environmental and economic efficiency. Its mission: to show, giving examples, that social and solidarity economy (SSE) makes another form of entrepreneurship possible, in line with an overall goal of sustainable development.
    Biennial events at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (France): once every two years, SSE entrepreneurs from all over the world meet to create projects together and to take position on major international issues.
    We are now expanding our activities through continent-wide events to foster the recognition of the SSE and to promote SSE organizations throughout the world.
    In addition to the biannual meeting in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (France), our current important activities are as follows, but we several many more activities especially to contribute the networking SSE organizations.
    Initiatives Report: Its objective is to highlight initiatives and projects in progress or completed throughout the world. The goal is therefore to show, giving examples, that the SSE meets the needs of populations on all continents. This Report contains dozens of initiatives (1 project = 1 page), classified according to theme.
    The International Leading Group on SSE: Its objective is to promote Social and Solidarity Economy, involving States, international institutions and civil society organizations. It aims at promoting this form of entrepreneurship which is accessible to all populations, and to improve the consideration of this economic model in the implementation of public policies.
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    Thomson Reuters Foundation
    E-mail dongwei.liu@thomsonreuters.com
    Tel 86 10 6627 1358, 86 1391 176 2342
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    Website
    At Thomson Reuters Foundation, we believe that NGOs and social enterprises should be able to focus on their mission instead of spending their resources on legal fees. That’s why we created TrustLaw. Through TrustLaw, we connect high-impact organisations with the best law firms in the world willing to provide free legal assistance. We are committed to spreading the practice of pro bono worldwide. Our network has grown to 2,000 members in over 170 countries, including more than 400 law firms. Since 2010, we’ve generated the equivalent of $35 million in pro bono support and made over 1,250 connections.
    Many of the cross-border programmes we work on involve an enormous amount of resources from law firms and corporate legal teams, resulting in research that not only benefits the NGO or social enterprise who requested it, but also many others in that country, region or area of expertise. As part of our commitment to empower people worldwide, we publish and distribute select legal research to make it widely accessible.
    In 2014, we launched the inaugural TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono. The Index is the very first of its kind on a global scale. It looks at both trends and data on pro bono legal assistance on a country-by-country basis, acting as a benchmark for the whole pro bono industry.
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    Unlimited China / Non-Profit Incubator China
    E-mail weina.wang@npi.org.cn
    Tel 86 13311080679, 86 13910748735
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    Website
    NPI (Non-profit Incubator) is the cluster of several intermediary agencies to support the emerging third sector in China. It has worked since Jan. 2006 to promote social innovation and cultivate social entrepreneurs by granting crucial support to start-up and small to medium sized NGOs and social enterprises. Up to now, NPI has become one of the largest and most influential local NGOs in China, with around 200 full-time employees operating in 13 cities across the country. It has so far mobilized over USD 300 million funding from government agencies, corporations and foundations to sponsor the charity programs implanted by grassroots NGOs.
    NPI has initiated and operated a series of innovative programs such as "Non-Profit Incubator", "Community Service Platform", "Venture Philanthropy Fund and Competition", "Shanghai Social Innovation Park", "Shanghai Social Innovation Research Institute", etc. In 2009 NPI established "Shanghai Untied Foundation", which was one of the earliest public charity foundations that initiated by grassroots NGO. Up to now, NPI has incubated more than 200 NGOs and social enterprises, been operating over 60000 square meters of spaces and facilities for social entrepreneurs to run charity programs and community services programs, and offered capacity building programs to thousands of social entrepreneurs. All together more than 1000 NGOs and social enterprises have been beneficial from NPI's work.
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    ANIS
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    About ANIS 2014
    Since the first summit was opened in 2010, ANIS has tried to provide a firm ground for leading NGOs and social innovators in Asia. ANIS is now ready to move forward to an independent and sustainable platform for social innovation in Asia. To this aim, ANIS 2014 will hold the Executive Forum as a strategic future plan by embarking a steering committee of ANIS.
    The ANIS 2014 Executive Forum will be especially holding under the strategic collaboration with GSEF (Global Social Economy Forum) 2014, which includes the cooperative session opening. The ANIS2014 is specifically designed as a summit of summit to establish the ANIS Steering Committee. Leaders and key players will be participating to make critical decisions for the future of social innovation in Asia. It will lead to a stronger network for Asian social innovation and to the promotion of social innovations in Asia as well as in the world.
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    Association of Korean Local Governments for Social
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    he Association of Korean Local Governments for Social Economy and Solidarity is a membership organization which consists of 38 local governments (Si, Gun, Gu) in Korea. The main mission of the association is to foster social economy as a strong policy agenda and develop a cooperative network between local governments for the benefits of local communities as well as a whole.
    Based on Article 152 of Local Autonomy Law, the association was established in March 2013. The current president of the Association is Youngbae Kim, Mayor of Seongbuk-gu. Seok-jin Mun, Mayor of Seodaemun-gu serves as an executive vice president and Inseok Chae, Mayor of Hwasung-si, serves as a secretary general. The current members of the association are: Seongbuk-gu, Dobong-gu, Nowon-gu, Eunpyeong-gu, Seodaemun-gu, Gangseo-gu, Geumcheon-gu, Gangdong-gu, Dongjak-gu, Seongdong-gu, Yangchun-gu in Seoul; Nam-gu, Namdong-gu; Bupyeong-gu in Incheon; Gwangsan-gu, Seo-gu in Gwangju; Yuseong-gu, Seo-gu in Daejeon; Dong-gu in Ulsan; Suwon-si, Bucheon-si, Gwangmyeong-si, Osan-si, Siheung-si, Seongnam-si, Kimpo-si, Hwasung-si, Gapyeong-gun in Gyeonggi-do; Samchuck-si, Sokcho-si in Gangwon-do; Asan-si, Nonsan-si, Dangjin-si, Seocheon-gun in Chungcheongnam-do; Yeosu-si, Damyang-gun, Haenam-gun in Jelloanam-do; and Wanju-gun in Jellabuk-do.
    Core Businesses
    1. Facilitating and supporting capacity building in local governments for social economy
    2. Educating the community to improve their understanding of social economy and increase participation
    3. Collaborating in developing effective social economy policies
    4. Improving the institutional environment for social economy
    : collaborating with local councils and the National Assembly for laws that help local governments adopt more aggressive social economy policies such as ‘socially responsible procurement’ and ‘social financing’
    5. Building a strong network with key stakeholders in social economy to promote social economy agenda
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    British Council Korea
    E-mail
    Tel +82 (0)2 3702 0600
    Address 서울시 종로구 새문안로 68 (신문로 1가 흥국생명빌딩) 4층 국문화원 (우) 110-786
    Website http://www.britishcouncil.kr/
    The British Council is the UK's international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We build engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people worldwide, working in over 100 countries around the world. British Council Korea, established in August 1973, provide services in education promotion, English teaching and examinations. We promote partnerships in arts, social enterprise, sports, science, ELT and education.
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    Corporation Maeul
    E-mail freedemo1@hanmail.net
    Tel +82-(0)70-7763-1963
    Address Corporation Maeul
    Website http://seoulmaeul.tistory.com
    A 'Maeul corporation' is network of members that aims to reinvigorate the reciprocal village community and to realize citizen(residents) autonomy for improving of grassroots democracy

    Our corporation is established in April 2012. After that, we are selected from Seoul City government as a trustee of Seoul Community Support Center and Seoul Community Enterprise Support Organization. Also our mission is focused to build cooperative governance relationship between public and private sector.

    Our main project is to analyze and evaluate village communities through the network mission among private organizations. another one is to foster community leadership and community specialists who are needed for building a village community. In addition, the village community education, training program, seminars, exhibition, field studies(at home and abroad) and any activity to support village communities.
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    Ethical Fashion Network
    E-mail prmkt@fairtradekorea.co.kr
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    Address 175-56, Anguk-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
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    Ethical Fashion Network
    Five social fashion enterprises, which are realizing social values such as ethical production, fair trade, eco wedding, and recycling, gathered to establish the network in 2012.

    Intent
    To seek developmental direction between the social enterprises in the ethical fashion network and create foundation for the creation of the ethical fashion ecosystem by making an effort for consumer spending revitalization.

    Goal
    We will convey the contents and meaning of ethical fashion to the citizens, and cooperate for the development of the ethical product and service market.
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    FairTrade Korea
    E-mail mgoldennyc@gmail.com
    Tel 001 917 584-4369, 001 917 584-4369
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    Website http://www.fairtradegru.com
    FairTrade Korea is a leading enterprise supporting Fair Trade movement in Korea.
    By trading eco-friendly clothing produced by women in the world’s most marginalized communities, it supports the economic independence of those women; therefore contributes to establishing a sustainable global village.
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    Global Political Economy Institute
    E-mail gpeinstitute@gmail.com
    Tel 02.322.6674
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    Website www.gpe.kr
    In the aftermath of the global economic crisis since 2008, Global Political Economy Institute was established in 2010 as an independent research institute by the initiative of a group of researchers and intellectuals sharing same concern of tracing the mutation of global capitalism and conceiving the alternative order of global and domestic political economy. Its main fields of research include; the tendencies of capital accumulation in global capitalism; ‘Asian Captialism’ as a unique variety of capitalism; the political economy of welfare state and social democracy; the methods and forms of alternative economic organization such as social accounting and the social economy.
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    Hankyoreh Economic Research Institute(HERI)
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    Tel 02.710.0074
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    Website http://heri.kr/
    HERI (Hankyoreh Economic Research Institute) is a Seoul-based think tank to research a new economic paradigm to overcome market fundamentalism.

    Since its foundation in 2007, HERI has conducted research on sustainable development. HERI’s fields of research include research on corporate social responsibility (CSR), education on sustainable development (ESD), socially responsible investment (SRI), social enterprises, media, East Asian economic community, and policymaking ecosystems.

    HERI publishes its research outcome in the forms of research reports (posted on the web), international forums (Asia Future Forum), educational programs (MBA for Social Entrepreneurs), and consulting service (sustainability report advisory).
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    iCOOP Co-operative Institute
    E-mail icoop-institute@hanmail.net
    Tel 02-2060-1373
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    Website www.icoop.re.kr
    iCOOP KOREA is a 'consumer co-operative group'.
    iCOOP KOREA is a co-operative enterprise built to spread ethical consumption and production based on business where consumers and producers manage together.
    Members' co-operation and participation lead iCOOP KOREA to create alternatives to meet members' needs in everyday life.
    Transparent information disclosure, effective management system, and members' selection of products contribute to heighten Korean food safety standards.
    iCOOP KOREA practices ethical consumerism 'to protect us, our neighbors and the world' for happiness of all members.
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    Korean Association of Health Social Co-operative
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    Tel 02-849-2150
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    Website http://www.medcoop.org/
    Korean Association of Health Social Co-operative is an association that runs a medical institution in collaboration with residents, members and medical personnel, and creates a sound community through health promotion activities and club activities. It was founded in October, 2013 and its establishment was approved by Ministry of Strategy and Finance in the following month. It has 19 member cooperatives as of October, 2014 and it is opened to any cooperatives which pursue the business values of health social co-operatives. It mainly provides the philosophy and vision of health social co-operatives, trains its member cooperatives’ employees and members, support the startup of a new health social co-operative and train medical personnel who will work for health social co-operatives. It also makes policies of health social co-operatives, publishes training materials and promotes the cooperatives.
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    Korea Council of Fair Trade Organizations
    E-mail jaekim1980@gmail.com
    Tel 070-7516-4772
    Address Council Office, Seoul Social Economy Center, 1F, Unit 1, 684, Tongil-ro, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul
    Website www.kfto.org
    Korea council of Fair Trade Organizations (KFTO) is the country network of leading Fair Trade organizations in Korea, established in 2011. It has been taking progressive steps to promote Fair Trade in the country. KFTO has been hosting major Fair Trade events and campaigns such as the ‘World Fair Trade Day festival in Korea’ since 2008 and it is also working very closely with many local communities for the ‘Fair Trade Towns movement’.
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    Korean Federation of Worker Cooperatives
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    Korean Federation of Worker Cooperatives is a federation that pursues the values of ‘employment solidarity’ and ‘ownership work.’ We develop worker cooperatives’ business models and provide education and consulting services; raise common operational fund for worker cooperatives; lay a foundation for mutual transaction and mutual aid among cooperatives; and conduct international cooperation and solidarity projects.
    History 2014 Founded Korean Federation of Worker Cooperatives 2013 Preparatory committee for a Federation of Worker Cooperatives 2009 Joined International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) 2008 Joined CICOPA (International Organization of Industrial, Artisanal and Service Producers’ Co-operatives) 2007 Established Korea Enterprise Federation 2003 Organized Korea Worker Cooperative Association
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    Korea Social Investment
    E-mail info@sifund.kr
    Tel +82-2-2278-8399
    Address 2nd Floor, Insung Bldg.,7 Supyo-ro,
    Website www.social-investment.kr
    Korea Social Investment is a foundation established with the object of contributing to sustainable welfare and regional development through social finance.
    Its vision is “Finance that Invests in a Sustainable Future”, and we will contribute to inclusive and virtuously cyclical development of our society.
    Our foundation has managed Seoul Social Investment Fund, the first private-public joint social investment fund in Asia, assigned by Seoul Metropolitan Government.
    Seoul Social Investment Fund is the financial resource for the purpose of public interest to
    improve the quality of its social members’ communal life and promote people’s welfare.
    It virtuously circulates the fund in the way of investment and loans to solve social problems
    without the additional budget of the government and citizens. In the long term as a financial
    resource it aims to tackle the social issues such as welfare, environmental and cultural
    problems.
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    Research Forum for Social Economy Organizations
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    Research Forum for Social Economy Organizations (RFSEO) was established in 2007 with members, interested in social economy. The Forum members consist of professors, researchers in various field, and practitioners in social economy fields. Recently RFSEO has discussed a variety of issues in social economy as well as social enterprise.
    The key issues covered in the Forum are various topics-cooperation, community business, policy-making and the sustainability of social economy organizations and so on. RFSEO aims to perform the field-based studies beyond theoretical discussions.
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    Research Forum for Social Enterprise
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    Address The University of Seoul 82-2-6490-6114 University of Seoul 163 Seoulsiripdaero (90 Jeonnong-dong) Do
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    Research Forum for Social Enterprise(RFSE) was established in 2007 with members, interested in social enterprise. The Forum members consist of professors, researchers in various field, and practitioners in social economy fields. Recently RFSE has discussed a variety of issues in social economy as well as social enterprise.
    The key issues covered in the Forum are various topics-cooperation, community business, policy-making and the sustainability of social economy organizations and so on. RFSE aims to perform the field-based studies beyond theoretical discussions.
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    Seoul council of social enterprise
    E-mail seoulcse@gmail.com
    Tel 02-6925-2260
    Address 122-824 Council Office, Seoul Social Economy Center, 1F, Unit 1, 684, Tongil-ro, Eunpyenong-gu, Seou
    Website http://sewith.or.kr/
    Seoul Council of Social Enterprise is a nonprofit corporation aiming to contribute to social unification by creating a new economic model, forming social capital and establishing a new economic community through the expansion of the social economy based on the cooperative network among the social enterprises.
    Seoul Council of Social Enterprise, as the center of the social economy, executes diverse activities, such as mutual exchange among social enterprises, discussion and mediation among private and private organizations or private and public corporations, policy proposal, research and study, and education, for the growth and development of the social enterprises.
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    Social Enterprise Support Network
    E-mail ses@sesnet.or.kr
    Tel 02-337-6763
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    Website http://sesnet.or.kr/
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    Seoul National University Asia Center
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    Democracy and Economic Development Program, SNUAC
    Democracy and Economic Development Program” is one of thematic research programs of Seoul National University Asia Center(SNUAC). It seeks to theoretically and practically contribute to the Asian region’s sustainable democracy and economic development. Current research focus is comparative research on cooperatives investigating its potential as a new politico-social-economic model. It hosts various international workshops and lectures with the participation of overseas experts in cooperatives and social economy fields. The Program also publishes its research outcome in books and academic papers.
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    Seoul regional cooperative Association
    E-mail seoulcoopc@hotmail.com
    Tel 82)2-351-3168
    Address 3684 Tong-il ro, Eun-pyung gu, Seoul, Korea.
    Website http://cafe.daum.net/seoulcoopconference
    Seoul Regional Cooperative Association is a consultative body for solidarity and cooperation of cooperatives in Seoul. It was founded in June 27, 2013 to revitalize private sector-led cooperative movement and secure its identity in Seoul. Its members include various general cooperatives, credit associations, consumer cooperatives and local cooperative councils.
    Businesses
    1. Support establishment and revitalization of local cooperative councils
    2. Provide education and training for new general cooperatives (development of curriculums, fostering of instructors, etc.)
    3. Mutual businesses among cooperatives and social economy organizations
    4. Provide management support (building of a management consulting system, etc.)
    5. Form field-based private-public partnership, make cooperative polices, improve systems, etc.
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    Social Venture Partners Seoul
    E-mail svpseoul@gmail.com
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    Address 1204, Prime business center, 11, Saechang-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, 121-812, Korea
    Website http://www.socialventurepartners.org/
    ▣ Social Venture Partners

    The SVP model was created in 1997 in Seattle, Washington, under the inspiration of Paul Brainerd, Aldus Corporation founder and president. The vision of the founders was to build a philanthropic community using a model that paralleled venture capital practices.
    Key tenets of this approach to philanthropy include long-term, highly engaged investments of money, resources and expertise to develop the capacity and sustainability of local non-profits (Investees). This model is known as “Venture Philanthropy”. SVP seeks to catalyze significant, long-term positive social change in their communities by educating individuals to be well informed, effective and engaged philanthropists and investing time, expertise and money in innovative nonprofits to collaboratively strengthen their organizations

    ▣ Social Venture Partners Seoul

    Social Venture Partners Seoul collaborates with social philanthropists who have good will and expertise, on the basis of principles of participation, responsibility, predictability and transparence, and makes a strategic and value-aiming investment to support social ventures, and then aims to become a guide to make our society healthier and kinder.
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    The Graduate School Of Social Innovation Business,
    E-mail gst@hs.ac.kr
    Tel 02)2125-0114
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    Website http://dept.hs.ac.kr/hsmba/
    The Graduate School of Social Innovation Business(GSSIB) at Hanshin University aims to contribute to the innovation of society into an one fulfilled by public value and solidarity through developing innovative research and education models on social economy, public policy, the peace and ecology in Asia, and ecumenism fields.
    Master program on social economy has been launched in March 2014, to meet the mounting demand for professional education program on cooperatives, social enterprises, and community development, which has been arising from the recent expansion of the social economy sector in South Korea. The program offers comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach on the rationale for social economy sector and mechanisms for the success of diverse organizations in the sector, expecting graduates to contribute to the development of the sector by conducting significant research or by playing a strategic staff in the organizations.
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    The Hope Institute
    E-mail spinoza@makehope.org
    Tel 02-3210-0909
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    Website http://eng.makehope.org
    The Hope Institute is a non-government 'think and do tank' for social innovation founded in 2006, with citizen participation in order to seek out new hopes for the Republic of Korea. The Hope Institute's principal activities includes various issues and themes of Korean society. Among them major activities are performed through five core centers and the support and management parts.
    The "Social Innovation Center," which gathers citizen's ideas and helps them make changes in everyday life and institutions; the "Center for Small Enterprise," which incubates regional and small enterprises that promote social good; the "Root Center," which works with local residents to place our society's focus on the local regions through efforts aimed at self-governing and regional building; the "Senior Social Contribution Center," which connects retirees with non-profit organisations in order to empower seniors in the society and improve the professional talents within non-profit organisation; and the "Education Center" a school for growing public leaders who will reclaim the future of the local regions and who will lead in our times.