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As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP is at the centre of today’s business and technology revolution. SAP innovations help 320,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. SAP’s vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. This is our enduring cause; our higher purpose.

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New Zealand Post

New Zealand Post has been part of the New Zealand way of life for over 170 years. Today, we deliver more than 600 million parcel and mail items a year to around 1.94 million addresses. We are committed to continuously adapting to meet the changing needs of our customers in an increasingly complex and inter-connected world.

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Kiwibank’s purpose states it clearly: Kiwis Making Kiwis Better Off. Guided by this principle, Kiwibank pursues an agenda that prioritises initiatives that make a real long-term difference to New Zealand. This is why we’re not only proud to support social enterprise, but why it’s central to who we are.

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Clemenger BBDO | Touchcast

Clemenger BBDO | Touchcast is a full service creative agency dedicated to helping New Zealand businesses lead social marketing and behavior change through the power story telling. These stories created emerge from a profound understanding of our clients, their business problems, their customers and most importantly our curiosity into how humans tick – we’re dedicated to human centric solutions for our clients.

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At EY, we are committed to building a better working world, through our own actions and by engaging with like-minded organisations and individuals. Running through our organisation is a strong sense of obligation to serve a number of different stakeholders who count on us to deliver quality and excellence in everything we do.

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Rātā Foundation

Our vision is to contribute to building strong, happy, healthy, prosperous and more connected communities. We aspire to be a collaborator, facilitator and investor in our community. Through our funding programme we focus on funding projects and organisations in the four key areas of Learn, Support, Connect and Participate.

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Pacific Business Trust

Pacific Business Trust addresses economic disparity in the Pacific community through enterprise. We do this by helping to build sustainable enterprises which operate and compete nationally and globally. We are working with our Pacific community to transform existing social enterprises into commercial and sustainable ventures.

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Russell McVeagh

Russell McVeagh is New Zealand's premier commercial law firm. Operating on the cutting edge of legal practice, their solicitors are highly regarded in their fields, and practice across a number of speciality areas including: Banking and Finance, Corporate Advisory, Competition, Employment, Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Insurance, Litigation, Property, Public law and Regulatory, Environment, Planning & Natural Resources and Tax.

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He kai kei aku ringa is the Crown- Māori Economic Growth Partnership and national Māori economic development strategy. Established in 2012, it provides a vision for a productive, innovative, export oriented Māori economy driven by whānau. Literally it means ‘providing food by my own hands’. It has become a metaphor for the resilience and economic self-determination of Māori people.

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The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade innovationXchange

The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade innovationXchange was launched in 2015 to catalyse and support innovation across the Australian aid program. The innovationXchange shares learnings and brokers new connections so that innovation becomes intrinsic to the delivery of the whole aid program. All of the innovationXchange’s learning, experimenting and partnerships give effect to the 2030 Agenda, including the Sustainable Development Goals

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SBN is a business-focused social enterprise, helping NZ businesses and other organisations go further with sustainability. We’re passionate about helping businesses realise the opportunities that sustainability affords and we provide practical tools and resources to activate their potential. Our members are charting a path to profit that benefits communities, employees and our natural environment as well as shareholders.

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ChristchurchNZ is proud to sponsor the Social Enterprise World Forum 2017. ChristchurhcNZ works to optimise the economic and social opportunities that tourism, major events, city promotion and economic development can bring to Christchurch and Canterbury.

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Following on from the JBWere NZ Cause Report - an in-depth analysis of the NZ not-for-profit (NFP) sector - we are proud to partner with the Social Enterprise World Forum 2017. Established in 1840, JBWere is a specialised investment firm providing bespoke investment solutions. In 2001, we established a dedicated Philanthropic Services team to provide strategic advice and insight to NFP organisations, philanthropic individuals, families and businesses.

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Iron Duke Partners

Iron Duke Partners is a public policy advisory firm based in Wellington. It is led by Phil O’Reilly, a national and global business advocate and leader. We build the long term capability of our clients to successfully engage in and influence public policy debates and processes in New Zealand and around the world.

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Session partners

J R McKenzie

The J R McKenzie Trust is guided by a vision of a socially just and inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand. We are a relationship-based grant maker, and our two main focuses are Māori development and Disadvantaged children and their families. Have a great forum!

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University of Canterbury

UC Business School Te Kura Umanga offers internationally recognised qualifications in a world-class learning environment. International accreditation and active links with industry ensure our degrees are future-driven, professionally relevant and community-focused. An exciting range of internships and company projects emphasise business innovation, enterprise, and engagement with industry and the community.

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Embassy of The United States of America

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