The conference will follow the format of five panel sessions over the course of the day, with presentations followed by a debate among the speakers and the delegates.
The programme of the conference is as follows:
9:00am Panel 1: Social Enterprise and government: an emerging paradigm of co-production and collaboration
This panel explores private-public collaborations to support social enterprise.
Chair: Anna Kuusniemi-Laine, Partner, Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd, Finland
Jaan Aps, Chairman, Estonian Social Enterprise Network, Estonia
Prof. Bernd Balkenhol, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Luke Fletcher, Partner, Bates Wells Braithwaite, England
10:00am Panel 2: Cooperatives
This session will focus on the cooperative as a legal form for social enterprises.
Chair: Jonathan Normand, CEO of Codethic & B Lab Country Partner, Switzerland
Michael Gonin, Researcher, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Jenny Schäpper-Uster, Partner, Village Office, Switzerland
Jenny Ebbage, Partner, Edwards & Co, Northern Ireland
11:15am Panel 3: Hybrid models (not-for-profit/for profit)
This workshop explores several key legal issues in choosing and implementing an organizational structure for a social venture. The discussion will include examination of recently emerging hybrid models.
Chair: Julie Wynne, Partner, Froriep SA, Switzerland
Geneviève Ferone, Partner, Prophil, France
Anna Bouchier, Project Manager, Apopo, Belgium
Felix Staehli, Co-founder, Impact Hub Geneva, Switzerland
2:00pm Panel 4: Social progress and Impact Measurement
Considering social enterprises are focusing on impact, it is fundamental that they define their outputs and outcomes, determine methods of capturing & evaluate data and then design a comprehensive client management and social reporting system. This session will review various ways to measure impact and social progress.
Chair: Tomás Navarro Blakemore, Associate, Froriep SA, Switzerland
Fulvia Farinelli, Enterprise Development Branch, UNCTAD, Switzerland
Jonathan Normand, CEO of Codethic & B Lab Country Partner, Switzerland
Rebecca Spohrer, Knowledge & Policy Manager, SPRING Accelerator, United Kingdom
Guillaume Taylor, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Quadia, Switzerland
3:15pm Panel 5: Mission-related investment and social finance
In this session there will be discussions of how social entrepreneurs in for-profit and non-profit sectors can be supported through social finance and mission-related investment.
Chair: Derek Queisser, Partner, Queisser & Cie, Switzerland
Marta Caprez, Co-founder, Viaduct Ventures, Switzerland
Anne Gloor, Founder, PeaceNexus, Switzerland
Patricia Legler, Board member, Swiss Foundations, Switzerland
Matthew Sparkes, VP Lead Investment and Risk Counsel, BlueOrchard Finance Ltd, Switzerland
4:30pm Closing remarks