Social Enterprise in Nova Scotia Being Showcased on the Global Stage

For Immediate Release - September 26, 2017

Nova Scotia-based consulting company, Common Good Solutions, is launching their online learning platform on the global stage. The Social Enterprise Institute (SEI) makes its international debut at the Social Enterprise World Forum in New Zealand on September 27th.

At the helm of this exciting new venture is Chief Operating Officer, Stephanie Pronk. “While we don’t make it common practice to share our employee’s ages it gives me great pride to say that Stephanie is 28, a shining example of the amazing work being done by our province’s youth, when given the opportunity to stay and build a career here.” says David Upton, Common Good Solutions Co-founder.

Not only will Pronk be showcasing the new online learning platform, she’ll also be presenting with six other social entrepreneurs from around the world on the topic of "The future of leadership development for the next generation of leaders”, on the second day of the conference she’ll be presenting with S4ES: Social Enterprise Ecosystem Project partner Jonathan Coburn of Social Value Lab UK on the Nova Scotia Social Enterprise Sector Survey (supported by the Social Enterprise Network of Nova Scotia) and how it has helped shape policy development.

The Social Enterprise Institute gives access to engaging content on everything from the fundamentals of business through to expert-level advice on social impact measurement. Empowering anyone with an internet connection to change communities, economies, and lives.


  • Putting Nova Scotia on the world stage in social enterprise policy development, showcasing the provinces dedication to healthy people and healthy communities.

  • Bring 1,000,000 out of poverty through providing social enterprise education and supports to 100,000 users globally by 2030.

  • Another outstanding example of what Nova Scotia’s youth can do when given the opportunity to stay in Nova Scotia.



Media Contact:

Maria Wamboldt, Common Good Solutions

902-407-0822 ext 101


About Common Good Solutions: Common Good Solutions (CGS) is a consulting company focused on growing the social enterprise movement in Nova Scotia, Canada, and beyond. CGS offers a full range of social enterprise training, mentoring, and consulting services. Nova Scotia's first Community Interest Corporation, CGS devotes 60% of all profits toward its social mission of growing the social enterprise sector in Nova Scotia. CGS commits to paying its employees a living wage, and retaining Nova Scotia’s youth, 15 of its 20 employees are under the age of 29. For more on CGS, visit our website at: or call 902-407-0822 ext 101.