Alex Hannant

About Alex Hannant

Alex is Co-Director of Yunus Centre at Griffith University. The Yunus Centre leads the University’s research, teaching, and engagement in the field of social innovation and entrepreneurship. Alex also works on a number of other initiatives supporting innovation and enterprise for impact.

Alex has worked with, and between, communities, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, investors, corporations, policy makers, and researchers. He currently serves on the Boards of B Lab Australia and New Zealand, the Aotearoa New Zealand Advisory Board for Impact Investment, and Pomegranate Kitchen, a social enterprise supporting the resettlement of former refugees.

In his previous role, Alex was CEO at the Ākina Foundation, New Zealand's primary development organisation for social enterprise, and the Government’s strategic partner for social enterprise development. Before that, based in the UK, he was Director of Programmes at LEAD - a global network focussed on leadership and sustainable development, and also Head of Partnerships at the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN).

He holds a Masters of International Development with distinction from Victoria University of Wellington, where he also guest lectures on social entrepreneurship and enterprise.


Creating shared value across corporate strategies

26 Jun 2019

Session Description Could improving employees’ mental health contribute to improving productivity? Could hiring within local, underrepresented communities add a diverse perspective to a business strategy? The Shared Value philosophy addresses how collaboration between social enterprises and corporate entities can create…Read More

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    Ray Chen

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    Aaron Chen

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  • Fan Li

    Fan Li

    Senior Fellow IAFOR Research Center, Osaka University

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    Andrew Buay

    Vice President, Group Sustainability & Talent Coach SingTel

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