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Podcast: New Thinker on a mission from MaRS

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In our latest podcast, South Australia's newest Thinker in Residence Allyson Hewitt talks about creating a culture of social innovation in the state.

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Hewitt, whose residency is supported by the Dunstan Foundation (not the State Government), is the head of social innovation programs at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto – a vast centre which aims to support social enterprises.

In this podcast, she cuts through the jargon about the goals of social enterprise. “How do we do good better,” is her simple proposition.

In other words, MaRS works with both profit and not-for-profit companies to help them produce better outcomes for people. It’s an experience she’s hoping to use to support South Australia’s growing social enterprise sector.

She tells the Message Pod’s Nicole Haack that she has a very inclusive view of social enterprise.

“If you’re making money and doing good – you’re in,” she says.

Hewitt draws a number of comparisons with her home and South Australia. MaRS itself is contained in a former hospital, some of which is heritage-listed (shades of the old RAH site).

In a relatively short time, it has grown from a health-focused centre to become the world’s largest innovation hub.

Listen to the full podcast below.

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