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THE PURPOSE PODCAST – EPISODE 3

February 16th, 2021

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The third episode of Social Business Trust’s The Purpose Podcast is now live, featuring three chief executives at the forefront of social enterprise – working to fulfil the potential of less advantaged people around the UK.

Episode 3, Changing Lives – Social enterprises and the part they play, includes discussion from Anne-Marie Canning MBE, CEO of The Brilliant Club, Chris Wright, CEO of Catch22 and Tokunbo Ajasa-Oluwa, CEO of Career Ready, on how social enterprises and charities are playing a crucial role in driving opportunities for people from underrepresented backgrounds. They caution about the societal challenges, including the inbuilt inequalities and disadvantages that many people face from birth, and the importance of achieving the necessary scale to accelerate collaboration and amplify impact.

Guests tell their unique experiences, sharing how they’ve helped close the gap to ensure people from all walks of life have access to the resources they need to be successful. They emphasise the necessity of education and employability – and how the programmes they run help to create a fair and prosperous future for people, no matter what hand they’ve been dealt. We also hear some of the stories of impact that bring their organisations to life.

This episode is part of a series, focusing on the world of social enterprise, speaking to experts across the sector and the world’s largest corporations to understand the benefits of corporate volunteering, and giving back to those in need.

Previous guests include Andy Haldane, speaking in his capacity as Founder and Trustee at Pro Bono Economics, Larissa Joy OBE, Chair at SBT and Sir Damon Buffini, Former Chair and Founding Partner of Permira.