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
Peter Beez, Economist, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Switzerland
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
Anne-Lise Bance, Project Manager, Prophil, France
Felix Stähli, Co-founder, Impact Hub Geneva, Switzerland
Anna Bouchier, Project Manager, Apopo, Belgium
Keyvan Ghavami, President & Co-founder, Act On Your Future, 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