Celebrating the start of another year at the Social Impact Lab!

Welcome to Social Impact Lab's monthly newsletter!
Look forward to social innovation stories, information about our events, updates from our partners and more!
Our Plans for the year ahead...

A big welcome to any new subscribers who have recently joined the University, and hello to any of our loyal subscribers who join us again for another exciting year here at the Social Impact Lab. 

The Social Impact Lab is the UoS Community for staff and students to develop skills, build knowledge and learn through experience to lead sustainable social change and to make a difference. We are pleased to share with you our new flyer, outlining what you can expect to see in the upcoming months!

Whether you are looking to acquire skills, gain knowledge or make the most out of experiences, the lab has a wealth of opportunities; from our renowned speaker series to our Spark India fellowship programme - you will be spoilt for choice!


Find out more about our opportunities here

Our Partners
CEO of envoPAP, Kaushal Shah, awarded 21st Century Icon Award

envoPAP is the world’s first carbon neutral paper and packaging board supplier based in the UK. Their products are made from sustainable sugarcane based natural resources. envoPAP's vision is to innovate using technology for sustainable development and provide world class eco-friendly paper.

envoPap have recently announced that their CEO, Mr Kaushal Shah has been chosen as one of the Finalists by 21st Century Icon Awards for the Next Generation Elite Rising Star 2019. Kaushal is developing eco-friendly products in pulp and paper manufacturing through envoPAP. He is expanding his family business after learning commerce skills in courses at the University of Southampton, the University of Pune, India, and Harvard University in the USA.

The 21st Century Icon Awards Celebrate Success of the Next Generation by helping dynamic entrepreneurs and successful individuals to keep growing and competing on the world stage. 
More about envoPAP

Social Impact in Focus: Avila.Diana

This month we are pleased to feature Avila.Diana, founded by Avila Chidume. 

Avila created her greeting card business in 2018 with the hopes of overcoming stereotypes and changing the world's perceptions on underrepresented communities. 

All of the designs are created by Avila and depict marginalised groups including those with disabilities, identifying as LGBT+, ethnic minorities or problems with mental health.

As a law student, Avila is a strong advocate for human rights and representation, firmly believing that positive change can only be brought about through actions and commitment. 

Avila's ultimate goal is to spread awareness, create dialogue and encourage all businesses to reassess their diversity ethos. Additionally, she hopes to create positive change through her work and to one day employ a team of artists from these marginalised groups to create artwork which shares their stories on this platform. 

Head over to Avila.Diana's social media accounts to see all of the latest designs and news!

Facebook/Twitter: aviladianacards
Instagram/Youtube: avila.diana


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