Spotlight: Alessandro Palmieri


What drives you?

I believe in the power of people and communities to change the world for better.

Biggest SocEnt trend you have seen in the last 5 years?

I have only been in London for under a year but I would say that we have a great number of support offers for social entrepreneurs here in London, more than anywhere else. Many corporates have started to give support to social enterprises through programmes and contests. They’ve increasingly recognized the benefits of reconnecting their people with their social purpose. However, there is a need for a safe space where corporates and social enterprises can come together to get to know each other better.

Currently reading

Leading from the emerging future, by Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer


“Back in Italy, I worked at an agency for internationalization before joining a startup that helped users find the right roommate. After graduating from my masters in business management, I went to Australia to take some time off and figure out what I really wanted to do. In October 2014, I obtained a scholarship to start working at Benisi and I have since transitioned to being community manager here at Impact Hub King’s Cross.”



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