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Social Enterprise Day 2016

  • Hotel Novotel Bucharest 37B Calea Victoriei București, Municipiul București, 010061 Romania (map)

About the Event

Already at its third edition, Social Enterprise Day 2016 is an event that is part of the project ”Enhancing Social Entrepreneurship, Building Bridges”, coordinated by the NESsT Romania Foundation and implemented in partnership with the Social Entrepreneurship Impact & Finance (SEIF, Switzerland) and Alaturi de Voi Foundation (ADV, Romania). The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the role of social enterprises, as promoters of positive change towards an inclusive society, transferring knowledge and best practices between Romania and Switzerland. The project is co-financed by a grant from Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU.

The event addresses both social entrepreneurs from Romania and other players in the sector – financial institutions, donors, representatives of public authorities, support organizations for entrepreneurs, people passionate about finding solutions to problems faced by social enterprises.

Participation is free and places are limited.

Agenda

The general theme of the event is ”The role of social enterprises in Romania, challenges, solutions and opportunities”, and besides discussions and presentations there will also be held and a social enterprises marketplace.

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Program and Speakers

OPENING PLENARY

The opening plenary will gather perspectives on why social enterprises might be in the best position to create long term impact.

ACCESS TO FINANCE FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

Four different stakeholders in the social enterprise space – a ministry, a foundation, an impact investing fund and a bank – will present their viewpoints on social enterprise investing, offering insights on their due diligence practices, discussing challenges and recommendations on how to overcome them.

BEYOND MONEY

The objective of this panel is to gain an overview over the non-financial needs of support of social enterprises, and to discuss effective services available in the ecosystem.

LAUNCH OF THE SOCIAL INVESTMENT TASK FORCE FOR CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE

The CEE Social Investment Task Force is a regional movement that engages relevant stakeholders in fostering investment in high impact social enterprises in order to help them grow and increase their impact. The CEE Task Force was launched at the initiative of NESsT, building on its 20-year experience of supporting social enterprises in the region.
The immediate goal of the CEE Task Force is to catalyze the early stage impact-investing sector in the region, starting with Romania, Hungary and Poland.

Social Enterprise Marketplace

The fair will take place in the foyer of the first floor of the Novotel Hotel. Over 20 exhibitors invite you to visit their stands, purchase products and to hear the story. Below you can see the list of exhibitors, together with their contact information, in case you have questions or want to place an order in advance.


Sponsor

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