Graduated from Santa Clara University in the Silicon Valley area, Laurentia saw a lot of opportunities in tech startup companies, especially in agriculture sector. Her passion for agriculture sector become more vivid. Realizing how Indonesia is rich in natural commodities, she is attracted to join her family company in the agriculture sector. Currently, she is focusing on increasing productivity and efficiency of Indonesia’s agriculture sector. Meanwhile, improving social welfare of Indonesian farmers. Benefiting from 40 years experience in the industry, her company is currently helping and partnering with tech startups to achieve all the future goals that Indonesia needs to thrive in its agriculture industry, socially and economically.
Michella is managing a second-generation family business that has been in the fishing industry for 27 years. She is growing and implementing a zero-waste model, from fishing vessels, to cold storage plants, ice-plants, katsuobushi and their fish meal manufacturing. She studied in Singapore and the UK before going back to Indonesia in 2009 to manage her family’s fishing business.
Presently, she is trying to convert her family business to adapt the sustainable practices, while bridging her family business with her love for the Ocean. Her mission is to use her community and family business as a platform for change. Her personal goal is to contribute to the Ocean, marine biodiversity, sustain her family business, utilize 100% of Tuna, grow the marine ecosystem and have ocean solutions available in North Sulawesi. Using her family influence and personal network, she is mapping out the stakeholders and work on sustainable fisheries, sustainable tourism, waste solutions, restructuring mindset through awareness, waste as the future of materials, coral reef restoration & conservation programmes.
As NEXUS Indonesia leader and co-chair of NEXUS Asia Energy Innovation and Environment working group, her goals is to unite those like-minded young leaders in Indonesia who has intentions & resources to bring positive change and social impact in Indonesia. Especially around the topic of Sustainability, Ocean health, Ocean livestock, local community livelihood, circular economy and implementing values to unleashed human potentials. Hope to turn all good intentions to positive actions.
She hope is to shift as much as 7.6 billions passenger of Spaceship Earth to be caring humanity.
Over the past few years, Indonesia’s social entrepreneurship scene has been flourishing. While the country is clearly under the spotlight, few people know how to navigate the market, who to meet, and on which doors to knock.
Knowing that the country ecosystem can be fragmented and hidden to newcomers, ANGIN and UNDP co-wrote an article to share a clear list of important organizations and individuals who are shaping the Indonesian social enterprise and impact investment space.
The graphic above highlights the different groups of key players that we have identified. We started off by identifying key financing institutions in the space—impact investors and venture capitalists. We then moved into exploring other ecosystem enablers, including government entities, think-tank and research organizations, academia, and others we found important.
We also include organizations that have done some work in facilitating the growth of the ecosystem over the last few years through various other forms of support. Startup Assistance Organizations (SAOs), which we have published two major reports on over the last month (learn more here and here), Creative and Coworking spaces, Private Corporates and Event/Conference leaders fall into this category. A list of individual figures and some media outlets tops off our list of 53 must-know players in the social entrepreneurship space.
While the list is rather subjective as there are definitely others who we might have forgotten or we have not met yet, we believe this is a starting point. To better encapsulate the entire ecosystem, we are open to your participation in further populating the list. We have put together a publicly available Google Sheet that is open to your input.
Full report can be read on UNDP Indonesia website