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ESELA-SIEA Conference on social enterprise

21
October
2016
Geneva // 8:15 -16:30
ESELA - SIEA

A journey into the social enterprise world : From the Legal Aspects to impact-driven business models. 

The conference is organised by the European Social Enterprise Law Association (ESELA) and by the Swiss Impact Enterprise Association, a Swiss association promoting social enterprise in Switzerland.

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:

 

8h15 Registration

8h45 Welcome
JulieWynne, Partner, Froriep SA, Switzerland / Board member of ESELA and SIEA

9h-10h 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
Speakers: 

• Jaan Aps, Chairman, Estonian Social Enterprise Network, Estonia
• Luke Fletcher, Partner, BatesWells Braithwaite, England
• Bertrand Gacon, Board member, Sustainable Finance Geneva, Switzerland

10h-11h Cooperatives
This session will focus on the cooperative as a legal form for social enterprises. 

Chair: Jonathan Normand, CEO Codethic & B Lab country partner, Switzerland
Speakers:

• Diana Van Massdijk, Co-founder, Equileap, Netherlands
• Bart Weetjens, Founder, Apopo, Belgium
• Geneviève Ferone, Partner, Prophil, France

11h-11h15 Break

11h15-12h30 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: JulieWynne, Partner, Froriep SA, Switzerland
Speakers:
• Diana Van Massdijk, Co-founder, Equileap, Netherlands
• Bart Weetjens, Founder, Apopo, Belgium
• Geneviève Ferone, Partner, Prophil, France

12h45-14h Lunch

14h-15h Social progress and ImpactMeasurement
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
Speakers:
• Jonathan Normand, CEO Codethic & B Lab country partner, Switzerland
• Fulvia Farinelli, Senior economist, UNCTAD, Switzerland
• Rebecca Spohrer, Knowledge & Policy Manager, SPRING Accelerator, United
Kingdom
• Guillaume Taylor, Co-founder and Managing partner, Quadia, Switzerland

15h-15h15 Break

15h15-16h30 Mission-related investment and social finance
In this session there will be discussions of how social entrepreneurs in for-profit and notfor-
profit sectors can be supported through social finance and mission-related investment.

Chair: Derek Queisser, partner, Queisser & Cie, Switzerland
Speakers:
• Prof. Bernd Balkenhol, Professor, University of Geneva, Switzerland
• Leo Caprez, Co-founder, Viaduct Ventures, Switzerland
• Anne Gloor, Founder, PeaceNexus, Switzerland
• Patricia Legler, Board member, Swiss Foundations, Switzerland

16h30 Closing remark


This conference is organised with the generous support of Froriep SA and BNP Paribas Suisse.

WHEN: Friday, 21 October 2016 from 08:30 to 17:00 (CEST) – Add to Calendar

WHERE: Auditoire BNP Paribas – Place de Hollande 2, 1204 Geneva – View Map

REGISTER HERE

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