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Discussion at lunch. Expanding and testing new markets as a social entrepreneur in the Pacific

As a business owner, whether you’ve called it pivoting, testing, adapting or just surviving, the impacts of the pandemic were likely not part of your business plan. In this blog we explore how four Fiji based entrepreneurs attempted to find balance in an uncertain world.


As a social enterprise, growing and managing a strong team can be one of the most challenging parts of building a successful business, but it can also be a key way to build long term resilience.

Together Resisting, Supporting, Healing poster

Many of us working on climate change, disaster risk reduction and disaster risk management are often talking about risk. And for those that try to ensure that all people and their rights are at the centre of these conversations, we are often talking about how the risk of climate change and disasters can exacerbate other underlying risks to our wellbeing and human security. But far too often, we are talking in abstract terms about the needs of particular groups, or the way in which the system needs to change to better address diverse priorities.

Photo of hiking guides in the interior of Fiji

The recently published World Bank report, 'How Could the Pacific Restore International Travel?' is close to our hearts, as we have a sister enterprise in tourism. We’ve done our best to extract the key recommendations and remove the jargon. Because, let’s face it, who really reads these reports anymore (a blog for another time...).