Saturday, March 6, 2010

Video Blog: Shanaka Fernando on Social Enterprise and the Purpose of Money

Shanaka Fernando is Founder of the Melbourne social enterprise Lentil As Anything, a chain of restaurants founded on the principle of generosity, where clientèle pay what they can afford or wish to pay, by making a contribution in a "magic box" after their meal. In this interview with Dr Wayne Visser, Director of CSR International, he talks about his personal journey that led him to question the purpose of money and the potential of social enterprises to make a positive difference. The interview took place on 5 March in the Abbotsford Convent grounds in Melbourne.