Earthlife will be attending the Oxford Jam, 10-12 April 2013.

Running in parallel to the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Oxford, OxfordJam is a three-day fringe event that creates a space for the nurturing of social economy and social finance projects the world over.

We will be hosting a session on the topic “Beyond Sustainability: Business for a healthy planet“.
This session will be about brainstorming social enterprise solutions for ecosystem restoration, within a broader discussion of how we can transition to an economy where healthy soils, biodiverse forests and balanced hydrological systems, are recognised for their true value as the very basis for continued life on the earth.

How can the the social enterprise model be successfully applied to the complex challenges of this kind of work?
How can communities benefit and improve income and food security through ecosystem restoration efforts?
How to create models that are attractive to investors without compromising on environmental impact?

We will challenge ourselves to look beyond the limitations of mainstream thinking on “sustainability”, and boldly imagine new systems and models where business is no longer in conflict with, but supportive of a healthy planet.  There will be no formal presentation, but rather we are looking for each attendee to actively participate and input their thoughts and energy to the session.