Wellington has some absolutely ace businesses in our midst who are using the expertise of refugees to create incredible local product. Take Nisa, for example. Or Pomegranate Kitchen.
There's a powerful business case for employing hard-working, talented and loyal former refugees that's more than just corporate social responsibility. Phillipe Legrain, a visiting fellow from the London School of Economics' European Institute and founder of the Open Political Economy Network (OPEN) will present the findings of his groundbreaking international research that demonstrates the economic value of employing former refugees both for individual employers and for society as a whole.
It's a super interesting way to spend a winter evening — learning about ways to do good, through business. Legrain's experience as a commentator for Foreign Policy, Project Syndicate, the BBC, Al Jazeera and other international media outlets will make this incredibly engaging. If you're a business owner, an entrepreneur or a would-be startup mogul, or just want to be more woke about the future of our society, this talk is for you.