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

  September 21, 2020     14:00 -  14:45  

The last decade has seen a rise in successful social innovations and social enterprises, an increasing amount of capital directed towards impact as well as the emergence of innovative finance mechanism and vehicles. More recently, increasingly attention has turned to the importance of the public sector in the investing for impact eco-system including the different roles government can play. Indeed, the public sector is both policy maker, regulator or convenor, (co-)investors and funder, provider of impact services and scaling partner to many social innovation projects launched with support from the social or private sector.

The objective of this session is to put the spotlight on the unique contribution of the public sector in the investing for impact ecosystem and to explore opportunities for collaboration across sector boundaries. Government officials, representatives from public sector financing institutions as well as international development agencies will provide insights into their work and collaboration experiences. Participants from the public, private and social sector and will take a deeper dive into the main barriers and identify best practice principles for effective cross sectoral collaboration to achieve impact at scale.

Moderator: Anja-Nadine Koenig, DACH Region Manager & Lead, EVPA Public-Private Initiative

Session format: workshop


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Meet the speakers

Karen E. Wilson

Strategic Partnerships, Office of the Secretary-General, OECD

Filipe Almeida

President of the Mission Unit “Portugal Inovação Social”

Astrid Kaag

Senior Policy Advisor International Affairs Province of Noord-Brabant (NL)

Anja Koenig

DACH Representative, EVPA