Our work as a social enterprise

We are a social enterprise with a core mission to make a difference by building greater resilience in organisations and communities.

What is a social enterprise?

Social enterprises are businesses that are changing the world for the better. Like traditional businesses, they aim to make a profit but it’s what they do with their profits that sets them apart – reinvesting or donating them to create positive social change.

As a social enterprise, we reinvest a portion of our profits to enhance the resilience of organisations and communities that face financial or other barriers to working with us.

EXAMPLES OF OUR WORK

Booklets
Resilience resources for small businesses

We have developed seven free booklets for small businesses and not for profit (NGO) organisations.  They are filled with easy-to-read tips and tricks on how to prepare for, respond to, and adapt in the face of crisis.

Striving Through was specifically developed for distribution immediately after an event. Following the Kaikoura earthquake in 2016 1,000 copies were distributed in affected areas through Enterprise North Canterbury, the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, and Red Cross.

Workshop
Outreach
and education

We seek out opportunities to engage small and medium enterprises in business continuity and resilience thinking.  For example, we have held a number of workshops with SMEs and NGOs coordinated by organisations such as Volunteering Canterbury and Ministry of Social Development.  

We also work with a number of PhD students – providing support, guidance and development opportunities.  We are helping to build the resilience thought leaders of tomorrow.

Panel-discussion
Expert panels and resilience group input

We volunteer our time to various expert panels and groups to help embed resilience thinking into policy and practice and maximise the reach and social impact of our research and experience.  Examples of our input include:

Get in touch

We’re always looking for good people to work with and impactful projects to work on.  If you think you have a project that you’d like to partner with us on, then please get in touch.

Tracy Hatton, Resilient Organisations
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