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09:00 - 12:00

Crash Course on Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment

The course provides an introduction to venture philanthropy through the EVPA e-learning platform and an interactive live session

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13:30 - 13:55

Keynote: Steven Serneels

Keynote speech

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14:00 - 14:45

The public sector in the investing for impact eco-system: its unique roles & collaboration opportunities

Workshop | Discussing the unique contribution of the public sector in the impact ecosystem and the opportunities for collaboration across sector boundaries

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14:00 - 14:45

Beyond grant-making: How Foundations can combine their philanthropic work with mission-aligned investing to create outsized impact

Workshop | how can foundations deploy the full spectrum of capital towards early stage mission-aligned organizations to achieve change?

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14:00 - 14:45

The Pandemic, Democracy and Venture Philanthropy’s Civic Engagement

Workshop | Will venture philanthropy get involved in civic engagement – and more visibly in Europe?

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14:00 - 14:45

“Waiting for Godot”: using Patient Capital to maximise Social Innovation impact

Roundabout | Are social investors willing to forgo financial returns and wait for maximum social impact?

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14:00 - 14:45

Respecting communities’ rights throughout the investment cycle: experiences of communities and the role of responsible investors

Roundabout | Discussion on engaging communities and protecting their rights in the context of resource investment

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14:00 - 14:45

Family foundations – driving force for sustainability

Roundabout | Exchange on strengthening family commitment, durability of their involvement and financial independence of family foundation

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14:00 - 14:45

Building Partnerships for Change

Roundabout | Case study, key learnings and insights on “partnering for impact” and investing with a gender lens

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14:00 - 14:45

Non financial support during emergencies: best practices and lessons learnt

Roundabout | Discussion to come up with recommendations for NFS providers to respond to future emergencies

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14:00 - 14:45

New learnings and challenges towards funding systemic change

Roundabout | Case studies and reflection on how to facilitate systemic change

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14:00 - 14:45

Building an inclusive society facilitating job access for the NEETS – scaling in Europe through system change approach

Roundabout | Discussing an example of business model & partnership opportunities to tackle discrimination in job access

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14:00 - 14:45

Scaling Innovations to Meet Social Challenges

Roundabout | Developing and implementing effective ways of addressing systemic social and environmental issues

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14:00 - 14:45

Mental Wellness as a Driver for Impact

Roundabout | We are all humans in the end

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14:00 - 14:45

Share Forward and Make It Revolving

Roundabout | Getting the funding right

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14:45 - 15:15

Facilitated networking – Day 1

Speed-Dating | The online version

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15:00 - 16:30

Building alliances for impact – how network organisations can walk the talk

Design Sprint | How to increase social impact through better collaboration between networks of the impact sector?

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15:30 - 16:15

Leveraging EU Funding for Social Finance Providers

Workshop | Discussing the European Commission’s financial instruments and the policy framework within the  European social economy ecosystem.

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15:30 - 16:15

Covid-19 crisis: a stress test for responsible business – Synergies between corporate social investors and their company social engagement

Workshop | Discussion about the role of Corporate Social Investors (foundations, impact funds, social businesses) during the Covid-19 crisis

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15:30 - 16:15

Amplifying Grants through Working with the Private Sector

Workshop | Grant capital and frontier finance investments

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15:30 - 16:15

Deep dive into pipeline sharing. Lessons learned from Solifin’s platform.

Workshop | Lessons learned from Solifin’s platform

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15:30 - 16:15

Impact Investment Structures

Workshop | Hear from funders, and discover how investment structures vary in different countries and across borders

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15:30 - 16:15

“Waiting for Godot”: using Patient Capital to maximise Social Innovation impact (repeat)

Roundabout | Are social investors willing to forgo financial returns and wait for maximum social impact?

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15:30 - 16:15

Respecting communities’ rights throughout the investment cycle: experiences of communities and the role of responsible investors (repeat)

Roundabout | Discussion on engaging communities and protecting their rights in the context of resource investment

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15:30 - 16:15

Family foundations – driving force for sustainability (repeat)

Roundabout | Exchange on strengthening family commitment, durability of their involvement and financial independence of family foundation

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15:30 - 16:15

Building Partnerships for Change (repeat)

Roundabout | Case study, key learnings and insights on “partnering for impact” and investing with a gender lens

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15:30 - 16:15

Non financial support during emergencies: best practices and lessons learnt (repeat)

Roundabout | Discussion to come up with recommendations for NFS providers to respond to future emergencies

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15:30 - 16:15

New learnings and challenges towards funding systemic change (repeat)

Roundabout | Case studies and reflection on how to facilitate systemic change

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15:30 - 16:15

Building an inclusive society facilitating job access for the NEETS – scaling in Europe through system change approach (repeat)

Roundabout | Discussing an example of business model & partnership opportunities to tackle discrimination in job access

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15:30 - 16:15

Scaling Innovations to Meet Social Challenges (repeat)

Roundabout | Developing and implementing effective ways of addressing systemic social and environmental issues

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15:30 - 16:15

Mental Wellness as a Driver for Impact (repeat)

Roundabout | We are all humans in the end

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16:15 - 16:45

Facilitated networking – Day 1 (repeat)

Speed-Dating | The online version

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16:45 - 17:00

Wrap-Up for Day 1

Theme: Building Alliances

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17:00 - 17:30

Disco Bingo

Pure Fun | How well do you know your music?

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13:30 - 13:55

Keynote: Ann Mei Chang

Keynote speech

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14:00 - 14:45

Lessons learned after six years of Funder Plus delivery

Workshop | Discussing and sharing learning of 6 six of Funder Plus delivery

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14:00 - 14:45

How can the next generation of business leaders contribute towards the SDGs

Workshop | Discussion on what drives Next Gen business leaders and how to strengthen their engagement

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14:00 - 14:45

How to co-create systems change

Workshop | Showcasing and rapid testing concrete methodologies to co-create systems change with multiple players

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14:00 - 14:45

In search of dialogue and trust building between public authorities and impact investors

Workshop | Building a better future for next generations

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14:00 - 14:45

Co- as Compassion and Then Co-Investment

Roundabout | Reflection on WHY we are engaged in VP/SI and HOW we approach partners in mobilising funds, expertise and networks.

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14:00 - 14:45

Designing a Mindfulness Impact Bond on anxiety in post-COVID’s uncertain times

Roundabout | Discussing innovative solutions to help solve one of Europe’s largest mental health issue, esp. as its systems are weakened by the pandemic

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14:00 - 14:45

Space education to reach marginalised children: from Horizon 2020 to private investment

Roundabout | Space exploration as a novel approach to STEM education; successes and lessons learned from SpaceEU, an EU-funded project

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14:00 - 14:45

IMM (Impact management and measurement) accelerator for investees: experience and questions

Roundabout | SOL Centre will share their methodology of non-financial support & IMM to discuss its applicability to other organisations’ portfolios

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14:00 - 14:45

Designing and Implementing an Impact Investing Strategy

Roundabout | Strategic framework and actionable tools to implement a mission-aligned portfolio

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14:00 - 14:45

Systems approach to transforming Social Emotional Learning for Children and Young Adults

Roundabout | Identifying the challenges of, and potential solutions to scale the focus on Social Emotional Learning

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14:00 - 14:45

Corporate Philanthropy – We Need a Revolution and we Need it Now!

Roundabout | Optimising corporate philanthropy to foster social resilience through more partnerships and co-investment

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14:00 - 14:45

Building community resilience: the importance of place

Roundabout | How can the third sector and funders help disadvantaged communities develop their own capacity to survive and thrive, despite external crises

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14:00 - 14:45

How Liberia accelerates learning in most marginalised communities

Roundabout | How the Liberia Education Advancement Program became a strategic pillar of the national public education strategy in Liberia

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15:30 - 16:15

Leveraging connections and knowledge from Latin America: engaging investing for impact practices

Workshop | This session will give insights into the state of investing for impact in Latin America, with an overview from Latimpacto’s first landscape study of the region and some case studies.

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15:30 - 16:15

Closing the investment and innovation gap in the humanitarian space via innovative finance

Workshop | Get insights into humanitarian agendas and lessons learned from the making of world’s first humanitarian impact bond co-launched by ICRC and Lombard Odier

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15:30 - 16:15

Showcasing High Impact Ventures

Workshop | 8 innovative impact ventures present their innovative solutions and how they responded to the challenges of COVID-19

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15:30 - 16:15

How philanthropists can support risk-taking and innovation in the social sector

Workshop | Deeper dive into philanthropy

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14:45 - 15:15

Facilitated networking – Day 2

Speed-Dating | The online version

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15:30 - 16:15

Co- as Compassion and Then Co-Investment (repeat)

Roundabout | Reflection on WHY we are engaged in VP/SI and HOW we approach partners in mobilising funds, expertise and networks.

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15:30 - 16:15

Designing a Mindfulness Impact Bond on anxiety in post-COVID’s uncertain times (repeat)

Roundabout | Discussing innovative solutions to help solve one of Europe’s largest mental health issue, esp. as its systems are weakened by the pandemic

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15:30 - 16:15

Space education to reach marginalised children: from Horizon 2020 to private investment (repeat)

Roundabout | Space exploration as a novel approach to STEM education; successes and lessons learned from SpaceEU, an EU-funded project

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15:30 - 16:15

IMM (Impact management and measurement) accelerator for investees: experience and questions (Repeat)

Roundabout | SOL Centre will share their methodology of non-financial support & IMM to discuss its applicability to other organisations’ portfolios

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15:30 - 16:15

Designing and Implementing an Impact Investing Strategy (repeat)

Roundabout | Strategic framework and actionable tools to implement a mission-aligned portfolio

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15:30 - 16:15

Systems approach to transforming Social Emotional Learning for Children and Young Adults (repeat)

Roundabout | Identifying the challenges of, and potential solutions to scale the focus on Social Emotional Learning

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15:30 - 16:15

Corporate Philanthropy – We Need a Revolution and we Need it Now! (repeat)

Roundabout | Optimising corporate philanthropy to foster social resilience through more partnerships and co-investment

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15:30 - 16:15

Building community resilience: the importance of place (repeat)

Roundabout | How can the third sector and funders help disadvantaged communities develop their own capacity to survive and thrive, despite external crises

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15:30 - 16:15

Share Forward and Make It Revolving (repeat)

Roundabout | Getting the funding right

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15:30 - 16:15

How Liberia accelerates learning in most marginalised communities (repeat)

Roundabout | How the Liberia Education Advancement Program became a strategic pillar of the national public education strategy in Liberia

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15:00 - 16:30

Designing a more diverse and inclusive workplace

Design Sprint | Exploring ways to stimulate more diversity and inclusion within impact investments, funds and foundations

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16:15 - 16:45

Facilitated networking – Day 2 (repeat)

Speed-Dating | The online version

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16:45 - 17:00

Wrap-Up for Day 2

Theme: Resilience

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17:00 - 17:30

Musical Hiatus

Pure Enjoyment | Prémio Novos Talentos Ageas

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13:30 - 13:55

Keynote: Idriss Nor

Keynote speech

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14:00 - 14:45

Fostering the resilience of social innovators in times of crises

Workshop | Social Innovators’ responses & support needs in times of Covid-19 and resilience building for other crises

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14:00 - 14:45

Go East – Asian Inspiration for European collaborations

Workshop | Laureates from AVPN’s Constellation Award share the secrets of their success

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14:00 - 14:45

Top Things to Consider when Developing Successful Partnerships between Corporates and Social Businesses

Workshop | What to consider when partnering with corporates & businesses

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14:00 - 14:45

Investing towards the tipping point to a sustainable textile sector

Workshop | How a systemic approach of funding can help accelerate the tipping point of a sustainable apparel sector

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14:00 - 14:45

Impact investing in the apparel industry, how to balance impact, risk and return

Roundabout | Hands-On Impact with Unrecorded

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14:00 - 14:45

How to do a (digital) acupuncture on the global fashion industry to shift to a circular economy?

Roundabout | Hands-On Impact with Reverse Resources

 

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14:00 - 14:45

An Investment Experiment- Inclusive Patient Capital Fund?

Roundabout | Hands-On Impact with the Selco Foundation

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14:00 - 14:45

Social enterprises surviving in times of crises: When cakes and chocolates do not taste so sweet

Roundabout | Hands-On Impact with Hedona

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14:00 - 14:45

Lessons Learned from 55+

Roundabout | Hands-On Impact with 55+

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14:00 - 14:45

Bridging the technology gap for inmates

Roundabout

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14:00 - 14:45

Lessons learned with MUV B-Corp

Roundabout | Hands-On Impact with MUV B-Corp

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14:00 - 14:45

Vse Poluchitsya Me: scaling out supported employment via social franchising, advise on next step

Roundabout | Hands-On Impact with Vse Poluchitsya

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14:45 - 15:15

Facilitated networking – Day 3

Speed-Dating | The online version

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15:00 - 16:30

Design for a Just and Impactful Recovery

Design Sprint | How can we get the maximum social, economic and environmental justice in the post covid recovery?

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15:30 - 16:15

The role of matching funds and syndication in financing social enterprises

Workshop | How matching funds and syndication can help unleash additional capital on the market and support impactful social ventures across Europe

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15:30 - 16:15

Partnering in Venture Philanthropy: matching all pieces of the puzzle

Workshop | Collaboration between NGOs, corporate foundations, corporates, impact investors and social entrepreneurs: barriers & solutions

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15:30 - 16:15

The COVID-19 effect on the Sustainable Development Goals – what can social investors do to “build back better”?

Workshop | Developing solutions to align our investments with the “build back better” approach set by the UN and the OECD

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15:30 - 16:15

Collaboration for impact – Financial Institutions and Foundations

Workshop | Opportunities and challenges in establishing fruitful collaboration between banks and foundations

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15:30 - 16:15

Social enterprises surviving in times of crises: When cakes and chocolates do not taste so sweet (repeat)

Roundabout

 

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15:30 - 16:15

WeChangers – Mapping and connecting the impact ecosystem

Roundabout | Connecting social purpose organisations and more

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15:30 - 16:15

Lessons learned with Solvoz

Roundabout | Hands-On Impact with Solvoz

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15:30 - 16:15

Impact investment opportunity in easyHatch: ‘Rwanda SME of year 2019’

Roundabout | Hands-On Impact with easyHatch

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15:30 - 16:15

noomee: challenges & wins of a social enterprise

Roundabout | Hands-On Impact with noomee

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15:30 - 16:15

Hybrid financing – Challenges for ventures working on refugee inclusion

Roundabout | Hands-On Impact with Makers Unite

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15:30 - 16:15

New frontiers of impact investing after the crisis – a case for the african economies

Roundabout | The right narrative of new financial instruments

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15:30 - 16:15

Enabling micro property development on a macro scale

Roundabout | Hands-On Impact with Bitprop

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16:15 - 16:45

Facilitated networking – Day 3 (repeat)

Speed-Dating | The online version

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16:45 - 17:00

Wrap-Up for Day 3

Theme: Social Enterprise Day

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17:00 - 17:30

Basic Yoga Class

Pure Yoga | 25 + 5 minutes

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13:30 - 13:55

Keynote: The Charter of Investors for Impact – What investing for impact means in practice

Keynote speech

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14:00 - 14:45

Scaling the practice of climate impact investing (beyond ESG investing)

Workshop | Discussing “climate impact investing”, incl. different types of climate impact, allocation strategies, experiences and best practices

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14:00 - 14:45

Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia – an opportunity for social investment

Workshop | Developing our presence through a strong membership base

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14:00 - 14:45

Evolution or Revolution: The role of corporate social innovation in stakeholder capitalism

Workshop | Will the COVID crisis accelerate our push towards stakeholder capitalism? Or will it trigger a return to business as usual?

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14:00 - 14:45

Public sector investors for impact: achievements and innovations

Workshop | Opportunities for public-private partnerships and innovative financing models

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14:00 - 14:45

Top-10 barriers for inclusive employment and entrepreneurship in a green economy

Roundabout | Discussing challenges of and solutions for (investing in) creating inclusive and green employment and entrepreneurship

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14:00 - 14:45

Astrotourism and the SDGs: Dark Night Skies, COVID-19 and economic recovery

Roundabout | How astrotourism can create sustainable livelihoods in remote communities, stimulating economic recovery and reducing migration

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14:00 - 14:45

Safe water and sanitation in a world out balance

Roundabout | What can social investors do to build back better water supply and sanitation systems in developing countries following the covid-19 pandemic?

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14:00 - 14:45

The Funding Alliance for Women in Europe

Roundabout | Introduction to the Alliance for Women in Europe initiative to tackle violence against women

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14:00 - 14:45

Heritage saving Initiative for high social impact – a model for public private partnership

Roundabout | Challenges and experiences in building partnerships to save heritage

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14:00 - 14:45

Women on the job market in the post-covid reality

Roundabout | Measures and solutions to tackle changes affecting women in the labour market caused by the pandemic economic crisis

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14:00 - 14:45

Sharing Impact Best Practices in the Food System

Roundabout | Discussion about the role of a food retailer in the pathway for a more sustainable food system

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14:00 - 14:45

Scaling up Social Impact Bonds

Roundabout | Discussion on the state of the art of SIBs in Europe with the new challenges ahead

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14:00 - 14:45

Recycle and reuse: how do we get the next 20% ?

Roundabout | Engaging social businesses in the quest for more

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14:00 - 14:45

Scaling a PPP in innovative health care in Nepal

Roundabout | Challenges in implementing systems changes

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14:45 - 15:15

Facilitated networking – Day 4

Speed-Dating | The online version

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15:00 - 16:30

How to scale climate change movements

Design Sprint | Learn from hopeful initiatives and explore how impact investors and venture philanthropists can collaborate to support these ambitious movements to scale

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15:30 - 16:15

AVPA Deal Share: Fostering Strategic Connections Between African and European Social Investors Seeking Large Scale Impact on the Continent

Workshop | Introducing the new Deal Share Platform for Africa to facilitate collaboration amongst social investors across Africa and globally

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15:30 - 16:15

Data and AI at the service of social good

Workshop | Identifying the short-term impact when using AI & Data and the obstacles slowing down progress

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15:30 - 16:15

Mapping a global response and building a resilient philanthropy sector in the face of COVID-19

Workshop | Global responses of Philanthropy Support Organisations to the pandemic and insights on regional differences, successes and gap areas needing additional support

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15:30 - 16:15

Impact management – aligning with the SDGs and improving impact

Workshop | Increase impacts so that people around the world are more resilient to such extreme challenges in the future.

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15:30 - 16:15

Top-10 barriers for inclusive employment and entrepreneurship in a green economy (repeat)

Roundabout | Discussing challenges of and solutions for (investing in) creating inclusive and green employment and entrepreneurship

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15:30 - 16:15

Astrotourism and the SDGs: Dark Night Skies, COVID-19 and economic recovery (repeat)

Roundabout | How astrotourism can create sustainable livelihoods in remote communities, stimulating economic recovery and reducing migration

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15:30 - 16:15

Safe water and sanitation in a world out balance (repeat)

Roundabout | What can social investors do to build back better water supply and sanitation systems in developing countries following the covid-19 pandemic?

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15:30 - 16:15

The Funding Alliance for Women in Europe (repeat)

Roundabout | Introduction to the Alliance for Women in Europe initiative to tackle violence against women

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15:30 - 16:15

Heritage saving initiative for high social impact – a model for public private partnership (repeat)

Roundabout | Challenges and experiences in building partnerships to save heritage

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15:30 - 16:15

Women on the job market in the post-covid reality (repeat)

Roundabout | Measures and solutions to tackle changes affecting women in the labour market caused by the pandemic economic crisis

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15:30 - 16:15

Sharing Impact Best Practices in the Food System (repeat)

Roundabout | Discussion about the role of a food retailer in the pathway for a more sustainable food system

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15:30 - 16:15

Scaling up Social Impact Bonds (repeat)

Roundabout | Discussion on the state of the art of SIBs in Europe with the new challenges ahead

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15:30 - 16:15

Recycle and reuse: how do we get the next 20% ? (repeat)

Roundabout | Engaging social businesses in the quest for more

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15:30 - 16:15

Scaling a PPP in innovative health care in Nepal (repeat)

Roundabout | Challenges in implementing systems changes

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16:15 - 16:45

Facilitated networking – Day 4 (repeat)

Speed-Dating | The online version

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16:45 - 17:00

Wrap-Up for Day 4

Theme: Scaling for Impact

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17:00 - 17:30

Pop Quiz

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