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Leading an Economic and Political Systems Shift, with Peter Holbrook, Social Enterprise UK

Social Enterprise UK is the membership and advocacy body for social enterprises in the United Kingdom. Peter Holbrook started his career with the retailer Marks & Spencer. He also worked at The Body Shop. In both cases, he watched values-based companies change after their Initial Public Offering. Peter wanted to have a social impact with his work, so he worked for Oxfam and for Greenpeace. There, he found organizations that were working on purpose but were missing some of the innovation and drive of for-profit enterprises. In 2001, he launched Sunlight Development Trust, a community owned and managed charity. Sunlight Development takes an innovative approach. They work in the Medway…

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