Annual Conference Programme

Take a look at our Annual Conference programme.

Please find the pdf version of the programme here.

Wednesday November 08, 2017

09:30 - 16:30

EVPA Crash Course on Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment

Please find the preliminary Agenda here.

14:00 - 17:00

Moving the European social impact ecosystem forward – the meeting of the European National Advisory Boards

A number of EVPA members are working in their respective countries to build conducive ecosystems for social impact investment. Many of them are doing so building national structures (known as “National Advisory Boards – NABs”), engaging diverse stakeholders in dialogue, developing policy recommendations and eventually working to implement regulations and a diverse range of financial instruments. 


Responding to the request of its members, EVPA created a space before its Annual Conference in Oslo for the representatives of the European NABs to meet and exchange best practices and current developments. Through the interactive format the meeting will create a unique opportunity for exchange and discussion on the social impact investment narrative. We invite the members of the NABs to join this meeting. 


The meeting is by invitation only. 



Speakers

  • Antonio Miguel, Managing Director, Maize-Decoding Impact
  • Ewa Konczal, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Manager, EVPA, EVPA

17:00 - 22:00

Touristic Networking Tour

Join us for the touristic networking tour, a unique walking (and eating) experience to see the city through the eyes of the locals, hear unique and intriguing facts about the capital of Norway, in addition to the traditional historical facts.  


Thursday November 09, 2017

08:30 - 11:00

CEE Breakfast – time for new look at the social investment in CEE region

In 2016, at EVPA Annual Conference in Paris, we have launched the CEE Social Investment Taskforce with the aim to catalyse the movement around the topic of social investment and to attract early stage, patient capital to CEE region. In the last 12 months we have worked with the group of engaged institutions from the region to design strategy and activities that address this goal.


At the CEE Breakfast, the side event of the EVPA Annual Conference in Oslo, the leaders of the CEE Taskforce will share developments of the last year and plans for the next years to come. The meeting is open to all interested parties who want to learn more about the social investment field in CEE. We will also encourage you to join the CEE Taskforce and together strengthen the visibility and position of CEE in the global scene of social impact investment.


The meeting is open to public. However, due to space limit, please register to ensure your participation – CEE Breakfast Registration


Speakers

  • Ewa Konczal, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Manager, EVPA, EVPA
  • Roxana Damaschin-Tecu, Global Portfolio Director , NESsT

Hvelvet

11:45 - 12:15

Arrival and registration

Entrance Hall

12:15 - 13:40

Welcome lunch

Marmorsalen

12:15 - 13:40

Welcome lunch for new EVPA members

Vinterhagen

13:40 - 14:00

Official Opening of the 13th EVPA Annual Conference

Official Welcome to the 13th EVPA Annual Conference themed Guiding Lights.


Master of Ceremony

  • Hedda Pahlson-Moller, Founder, Omsint/Tiime

EVPA welcomes you!

  • Madeleine Clarke, Chair, EVPA
  • Bernard Uyttendaele, CEO, EVPA, EVPA

A Welcome from our Hosts

  • Raymond Johansen, Leader of the Council, Oslo kommune
  • Johan H. Andresen, Owner & Chairman, Ferd

Marmorsalen

14:00 - 15:00

Exploring the Nordic Model - Same same but different?

We want to present the key elements of the Nordic welfare state, take a closer look at what this means to a social investor, what we can learn from each other across Europe in order to be more successful at scaling solutions between our countries. We invite the EVPA community to a dialog about VPs role in solving pressing (wicked) problems we all share in Europe and how we need to work together with our governments to achieve this. The session will start and end in a plenary setting, and all participants will be engaged in roundtable talks.


Moderator: Katinka Greve Leiner, Director, Ferd Social Entrepreneurs 


"The Nordic model" – Overrated or working well? 

Bård Strandheim, Special Advisor, Innovation Norway


Venture Philanthropy landscape in the Nordics and how it is affected by the extensive welfare state. What can the Nordics learn from Europe/other way around? 

Lars Johansen, Founder & CEO, Den Sociale Kapitalfond


Scaling solutions across borders. What it takes and the importance of Venture Philanthropy and the public sector. 

Knut Ove Børseth, Founder, Drive for Life (Kjør for livet)


Inspirational Booklet “Social Entrepreneurs and the Municipalities – roads to co-operation” (“Veier til samarbeid”)

Paul Chaffey, State secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation


Marmorsalen

15:00 - 16:00

The role of Venture Philanthropy in solving wicked problems – workshops moderated by Ferd Social Entrepreneurs

• Unemployment: How to create more sustainable jobs?
  Host: Lars Johansen, Founder & CEO, Den Sociale Kapitalfond
  Room: Marmorsalen


Unemployment for marginalized groups continues to be a serious challenge throughout Europe. Long term unemployment on the labour market damages individual well-being and personal opportunities, as well as social cohesion and economic sustainability. And even as unemployment rates have fallen during the last couple of years, the challenge persists, especially for people with physical, psychological or social barriers to participate fully on the labour market. Furthermore, the fourth industrial revolution and the disruption of traditionally job-intensive industries can further increase this challenge.


• Food, health and sustainability: How can we change the way we eat?
  Host: Olav Kjørven, Chief Strategy Officer, EAT Foundation
  Room: P1


We’re overweight - obesity has nearly doubled since 1980, with a staggering 30 per cent of us now overweight or obese. We´re starving - global hunger appears to be on the rise, affecting 11 percent of the global population. We’re wasteful - we waste enough food every year to feed the world’s hungry four times over. We’re polluting ourselves - one third of the greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change are from agriculture production. The Nordic region can demonstrate that the future of food does not have to be bleak, and that more sustainable and healthy food can mean more tasty and diverse plates at an affordable price. Can we change? 


About EAT Foundation
EAT is an international organization headquartered in Oslo that works to transform the global food system from a climate, health and sustainability perspective. Our vision is a future where healthy and sustainable food is affordable and accessible to all. 
EAT connects leaders and innovators across disciplines – from academia to politics, business, civil society and the culinary arts - to close knowledge gaps, translate science into action, scale up solutions, raise awareness and create engagement. EAT has a track record of hosting impactful events, including the annual EAT Stockholm Food Forum and events at the UN General Assembly.


• Social inclusion of migrants and refugees: How to make it strengthen our societies?
  Host: Marie Harbo Dahle, Incubator leader, SoCentral
  Room: 5th floor

The increase of migrants and refugees making their way across the Mediterranean to seek asylum or livelihood in Europe has brought social and economic inclusion to the forefront as one of the complex issues facing the European community. Once settled, refugees have to navigate a number of public services, official letters, government offices, as well as cultural barriers in schools, kindergartens or the workplace. The way to social inclusion often involves a job, but they often lack both language and local social skills. How do we include those who are granted asylum most efficiently in our societies?


About SoCentral:
SoCentral is a social innovation incubator in Oslo. We believe that to solve our most pressing societal challenges we need to collaborate. By coming together we can create innovative and sustainable solutions that lead to lasting change. Identifying common agendas and building trust is important to succeed, however it is both time consuming and difficult. Achieving valuable long term collaboration can be even harder. The result is that very few organisations pursue these kinds of journeys. At SoCentral, solving the social challenge at hand is the only agenda. Using the mindset of an entrepreneur, we foster cross-sector collaboration and innovation.We connect entrepreneurs and organisations from all sectors, and  share knowledge and models for others to use and copy. Our goal is system change. The incubator includes a co-working space, meeting facilities and a large community of like minded people, whether they are social entrepreneurs, or social intrapreneurs from the public, private and civil sector. We bring together people developing new solutions in areas such as health, environment, urban development, inclusion, welfare, and education.


• Discrimination, segregation and polarization : How can we secure equality and inclusion?
  Host: Filip Goldmann, Strategic development, Inkludera Invest
  Room: Gymsalen


Income inequalities rise, as does residential segregation. People tend to develop a “we and them”-mentality based on different addresses, nationalities, cultures or abilities. Even in the Nordic countries with a strong welfare-system, there is an increased feeling in parts of the society that possibilities and public services are not available for everyone. This is a pressing and complex issue that involves amongst others; immigration, housing politics, education and labour market issues. Are local initiatives the solution for people living or growing up in segregated areas? Can we avoid such segregations?   


About Inkludera Invest:
Inkludera is a non-profit that selects and supports strong social innovations developed at grass root level. Together with the entrepreneurs behind these innovations we build financially sustainable and scalable organizations. Our aim is that new ideas become national solutions. To achieve this, we believe collaboration with the public sector is crucial.
We know that work to increase inclusion must be done at serveral fronts simultaneously. Therefore, we want to reach out to young criminals, to children who grow up with parents who have an abuse or are mentally ill, to children in segregated areas. We want to work with children with disabilities, with homeless people, with women and men at risk for honor-related violence and with people who recently came to our country and just started to call Sweden their home.


• Opportunities for young people: How can we support youngsters in creating a more    inclusive society?
  Host: Lotta Lundberg, Head of Fundraising and Business Relations, Fryshuset
  Room: Forstanderskapssalen


Unemployment and other challenges in society hits the kids and youngsters especially hard. Their choices as for instance Drop-Outs from school with all the attached missed opportunities, are seen as part of our societies wicked problems. And the numbers of “outsiders” and NEET seems to be growing. But kids are also flexible, creative, colourblind and quick learners - if we allow them. They are our society in 10-20 years, it all starts with them. How can we build a platform and a society where they are part of the solution, not the problem?


Different locations - see details

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break

Marmorsalen

16:30 - 18:00

Breakout Session

Exploring: Venture Philanthropy for dummies - A role-playing session

Through this role-playing session - in which the audience will play the co-investor role - we will provide attendees with a panoramic about the three core practices of Venture Philanthropy: tailored financing, organisational support and impact measurement and management. Each of the three speakers on stage will present the case of a social purpose organisation from their portfolio and ask to the audience to co-invest in the project. This is the perfect time for you to ask all the fundamental questions that a venture philanthropist/social investor needs to ask before deciding whether to co-invest.


Speakers

  • Sofia Breitholz, CEO, Reach for Change
  • Vincent Fauvet, Executive Chairman, Investir &+
  • Jochen Herdrich, Partner, BonVenture

Moderator

  • Sara Seganti, Training Manager, EVPA

Room: 5th floor

Exploring: Exploring foundations' approaches to Venture Philanthropy - tips and tricks for getting started

The venture philanthropy approach has gained significant momentum over the last 10 years. However, many foundations are still questioning how they can begin employing the approach in practice. This session aims to showcase the different journeys that foundations have taken as well as how they addressed perceived risks and concerns from various stakeholders. Hearing from practitioners who have gone through the process themselves will offer session attendees the opportunity to learn from peers and have a highly interactive discussion.


  • Mikael Ahlström, Founder, Charity Rating
  • Robert Manz, Enterprise Investors, Managing Partner
  • Celia Tennant, Chief Executive, Inspiring Scotland

Moderator

  • Anna-Marie Harling, Deputy Head of Philanthropy Advisory, UBS

Room: Directors Room

General/Practicing: Tackling Refugee Integration Through Venture Philanthropy/Social Investment Solutions: New Evolving Models

With the refugee/migration crisis and now the real challenges of integration, how can VP/SI help develop and scale effective solutions? Explore different approaches, from SIBs to private sponsorship. Find out what works, where and in which contexts.


Speakers

  • Mirjam Geerse, Associate, Stichting de Verre Bergen
  • Jane Newman, International Director, Social Finance UK
  • Dr. Jussi Nykänen, Chairman, Epiqus

Moderator

  • Stephanie Petrick, Head of Impact Investing, Phineo

Room: Hvelvet

General/Practicing: Tailored financing and hybrid finance: how to better support social purpose organisations

This session will be the occasion to present the EVPA latest report on tailored financing and hybrid finance. In this session, experienced practitioners will present practical examples to better finance social purpose organisations. During the session, the audience will benefit from an overview on how venture philanthropy organisations and social investors can finance in a more efficient ways their investees, customising the financial instruments they have available and creating new funds and mechanisms that combine different actors and resources. 


Speakers

  • Mark Cheng, Europe Director , Ashoka
  • Roxana Damaschin-Tecu, Global Portfolio Director , NESsT
  • Dr. Markus Freiburg, Founder & Managing Director , FASE
  • Sylvain Franc de Ferrière, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Yunus Social Business

Moderators

  • Alessia Gianoncelli, Research Manager, EVPA

Room: Gymsalen

General/Practicing: Pathways for Scaling Impact – How stakeholders collaborate to scale solutions in the Venture Philanthropy & Social Investment space

Scaling societal solutions is one of the biggest challenges for SPOs and also for social investors who want to understand the best pathways to scaling impact. How can a SPO with scarce resources scale a societal solution? Does scaling mean that the SPO should grow organically to serve more people? Or should the SPO codify and franchise the innovation? When and at what time should social entrepreneurs opt for mainstreaming the social innovation, through markets, public policies or open platforms? Sustainable social change requires a focus on scaling impact and often demands collaboration among actors in the ecosystem. This session aims at proposing different pathways to scale and looking at concrete examples of how VPOs and ecosystem players work together with social entrepreneurs to scale impact.


Speakers

  • Miquel de Paladella, Founder and CEO, UpSocial
  • Martha Paren, Director, ICSF - International Centre for Social Franchising
  • Cliff Prior, CEO, Big Society Capital
  • Anne Holm Rannaleet, Trustee and Executive Director, IKARE Ltd

Moderator

  • Filipe Santos, Professor and Chair in Social Entrepreneurship, Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics, Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics

Room: Forstanderskapssalen

General/Practicing: How supportive is our support - How Foundations can learn through their Partners

Grantee Perception Reports (GPR) provide funders and investors with comparative, actionable feedback based on responses to a customizable online grantee survey. The GPR answers critical questions every funder’s board and staff face daily. For example: How much impact do grantees believe that you are having in the fields and communities in which you work? How can you have more? To include the strong share of operating activities of many European foundations the instrument has been redesigned to include all partners with which the foundations maintains a contract relationship. Some important European foundations, among them EVPA members, see a promising future for this self-monitoring instrument.


  • Lars Johansson Kjellerød , Founder & Business Development, Unicus
  • Elisabeth Paulson, Portfolio Director, Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation
  • Dr. Felix Streiter, Director Centre for Science and Humanities, Mercator Foundation
  • Tinne Vandensande, Senior programme coordinator and Impact & Evaluation Manager , King Baudouin Foundation

Moderator

  • Dr. Lisa Hehenberger, Lecturer Department of Strategy and General Management, ESADE

Room: P1

Experts: Investing with a Gender Lens- in 2017, who is doing the most advanced work, what is needed, and how can we collaborate more effectively?

Join us for a small group working session, where we will share our initiatives, investments, strategies, and challenges, and together, map the work that is happening not only in Europe but also with a focus on emerging markets. We have an expert group already assembling, please join us and come prepared to share actively. Sign up in advance, as we would like to communicate ahead of the event, for some pre-event preparation. Those joining the Conference from Asia and Africa who are active in this area are very welcome to participate.


Moderator

  • Suzanne Biegel, Founder, Catalyst at Large

Room: Guldhallen

19:00 - 23:00

Networking dinner & Ferd Social Entrepreneur Award Ceremony

This is a walking dinner with finger food. 

Astrup Fearnley Museum (Strandpromenaden 2, 0252 Oslo)

Friday November 10, 2017

08:45 - 09:15

Arrival & Welcome Coffee

Marmorsalen

09:15 - 10:45

Breakout Session

Exploring: Impact Management 101 - a workshop to start maximising your impact

This workshop will introduce the concepts of impact management and impact maximisation, through role play to highlight the challenges for organisations that want to create more value. It will cover some of the common challenges in creating social value, including how to be accountable for and maximise impact, consider how top down approaches to impact measurement drive out innovation and address the challenges for rolling up and aggregating data if this is intended to contribute to investment decisions and improve investment performance.


Moderators

  • Priscilla Boiardi, Knowledge Centre and Policy Director, EVPA, EVPA
  • Jeremy Nicholls, CEO, Social Value UK; Social Value International

Room: Forstanderskapssalen

Showcasing High Impact Ventures hosted by the EIB Institute

The session showcases seven high impact ventures giving social investors and EVPA members a sense of some of the most interesting social innovations being developed across Europe. These ventures have a strong potential for replication and scale, being a source of inspiration for the venture philantrhopy and ecosystem-building work. The goal of the session is to inspire and attract all those interested in investing (not only money, but also human resources and network contacts) in high impact ventures including venture philanthropists and foundations, as well as business angels and equity impact investors.


Speakers

  • João Baracho, CEO, CDI Portugal
  • Teia Ciulacu, President, FuturePlus Association (owner of Recicleta)
  • Giulia Houston, Responsible for Institutional Relations and Communication, Progetto Quid
  • Hugo Menino Aguiar, Co-founder and CEO, Speak
  • Miguel Neiva, CEO and Founder, ColorADD
  • Diana Nunes, Marketing Manager and Business Developer, Code for All (Academia de Código)
  • Aitor Ojanguren, CEO and Founder, Koiki

Moderator

  • Filipe Santos, Professor and Chair in Social Entrepreneurship, Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics, Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics

Room: Gymsalen

General/Practicing: Civil Investing: social capital addressing the civic media crisis

Fake news, “alternative facts” and the designation of independent news media as “enemies of the people” are threatening democracy worldwide. With massive digital disruption sweeping through the news business, mission-driven investment and ownership models for media companies globally are becoming ever more important. A panel of international impact-focused media owners and investors explore ways to finance news organizations to protect the civic role of the media and sustain its vital function in democratic life.


Speakers

  • Harlan Mandel, CEO, Media Development Investment Fund
  • Andre Støylen, CEO, Sparebankstiftelsen DnB
  • Ole Jacob Sunde, Founder and Chair, Formuesforvaltning
  • Nienke Venema, Director, Stichting Democratie en Media

Moderator

  • María Teresa Ronderos, Director of Program on Independent Journalism (PIJ), Open Society Foundations

Room: Hvelvet

Experts: Corporate masterclass – creating social impact that’s also good for business

Corporations often set up foundations, impact funds or accelerators as “social vehicles” to create impact. In this session we explore the motivation, benefits and challenges in pursuing these kinds of innovative structures, both from the corporate “parent” and the social vehicle. Why pursue social investment at all? Can doing good also be good for business? 


Kick-off Speakers

  • Lidia del Pozo, Director of Community Investment Programs , BBVA
  • Leslie Johnston, Executive Director, C&A Foundation
  • Alexia Penent d'Izarn, Manifesto Director, Danone

Moderator

  • Steven Serneels, EVPA CEO a.i. & Board Member, SI2 Fund

Room: P1

Social Space: Could this new funding tool for social organisations reduce grant-dependency and incentivise trading?

It’s a problem many of us are familiar with. How do you get early-stage social organisatians to wean themselves off grant and instead focus on increasing their trading income, when grant income is so much easier to generate than sales? School for Social Entrepreneurs has piloted a new funding tool that’s seen an average uplift of 92% in trading income among social entrepreneurs. It’s called Match Trading. This roundtable invites feedback on Match Trading, and explores its potential to shift significant swathes of the social sector towards more trading-based models, to improve their sustainability.

Facilitator

  • Alastair Wilson, CEO, The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE)

Room: Directors Room

Social Space: Venture Philanthropy/ Social Investment - is Africa ready?

Many good things have been happening in Africa in recent years, economically, socially, politically - but daunting challenges remain.  Are the conditions yet in place where venture philanthropy and social investment that is driven by Africans can make a difference?  What expectations should social investors - both African and international - have looking ahead?


Facilitator

  • Paul Carttar, Senior Advisor , The Bridgespan Group

Room: Guldhallen

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee Break

Marmorsalen

11:15 - 12:45

Breakout Session

Exploring: Collaborating with the corporate world –social investment as a tool to go beyond CSR towards real impact

With the SDGs calling on the private sector to do “their part” to address the world’s societal challenges, some corporations are going beyond CSR towards creating real impact for society and value for the company. What is their motivation? What are some of the innovative models that are being explored? How can collaboration with other venture philanthropy organisations and social purpose organisations help create further value? What can corporates bring to social ventures and vice versa?

In this session we look at how some pioneering corporations are setting up corporate impact funds, foundations and incubators that create social value with “business relevance” and work with you, the audience, to come up with new ways of collaborating between corporates and venture philanthropy organisations.


Speakers

  • Claudia Belli, Global Head of Social Entrepreneurship and Microfinance, BNP Paribas Wealth Management
  • Olivier Faust, VP, Corporate Social Responsibility & Managing Director, Renault Mobiliz Invest
  • Elizabeth McKeon , Head of Strategy, Ikea Foundation
  • Alison Ward, CEO, CottonConnect

Moderator

  • Daniel Rostrup, Head of Corporate VP and Local Representative UK, EVPA

Room: P1

General/Practicing: Using Venture Philanthropy to create a culture of risk-taking among foundations​

This session wants to make the case for foundations to play a societal role that goes beyond simply doing good, but that takes advantage of their particular institutional characteristics to maximise the social value that they create. For a foundation, risk can take several forms and has different implications for the different stages of a foundation’s funding cycle. Understanding the way in which foundations think about these risks, and how they impact on the ex-ante, implementation and ex-post perspectives is the key aim of this session. For example: How should foundations act in making philanthropic decisions? Should they define their role as facilitating important work where other sectors do not because of market failures and political or economic inequities? This is arguably the view of strategic philanthropy and related approaches that focus on well constructed theories of change with measurable impact metrics. On the other hand, should foundations fund innovation and experimentation that other sectors such as business and government will not undertake due to its risky and uncertain nature, or initiatives that have uncertain but potentially significant impact? This view can be associated with creative philanthropy and related calls for foundations to drive innovation in society. The implication is that this requires foundations to have a high risk tolerance, to the extent that they can be considered ‘risk-takers’.


Speakers

  • Olivier de Guerre, Chairman, PhiTrust
  • Markus Lux, Senior Vice President Strategic Development and Deputy Head of Department “International Relations – Europe and its Neighbours”, Robert Bosch Stiftung
  • Simon Sommer, Head of Research and Member of the Senior Management , Jacobs Foundation
  • Paul Streets, CEO, Lloyds Bank Foundation

Moderator

  • Caroline Mason, Chief Executive, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Room: Forstanderskapssalen

General/Practicing: Using impact management to maximise value – successes and failures from the employment sector

Through this session, we want to show participants how the impact management system can be used to make decisions on which programmes to continue and which ones to discontinue.  We will showcase this by asking two foundations to share their experience in how they changed/improved their programmes by using the information collected through their IM system. Their examples will have a focus on employment. We will also involve Bridges Ventures, that has recently completed a project on impact management.


Speakers

  • Gian Paolo Barbetta , Head of the Evaluation Unit, Fondazione Cariplo
  • Amanda Feldman, Director, Bridges Fund Management
  • Jos Verhoeven, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Start Foundation

Moderator

  • Priscilla Boiardi, Knowledge Centre and Policy Director, EVPA, EVPA

Room: Gymsalen

General/Practicing: Advancing the economic empowerment of women by Investing with a Gender Lens – Lessons learned and alliances built

Impact investors increasingly include gender lens as an attractive tool to provide social and financial returns. The level of involvement and experience within this field vary among EVPA members. In this session we will learn from experienced gender lens investors who will present their practices and experience, and discuss steps to build a complete value chain for empowering women. The session will include learnings from the Expert Session on the first day of the conference.


Speakers

  • Dr. Leonora Buckland, Researcher , ESADE
  • Maria Lee, Assistant Director and Regional Coordinator for Europe, WOCAN
  • Alice Steinbrück , Director Strategy and Programmes, Vodafone Institute

Moderator

  • Ingrid Stange , Founder and Chair, Partnership for Change

Room: Hvelvet

General/Practicising: Understanding how EU funding for social enterprises works: a masterclass

This session will be solely focused on European Union funding for social enterprises. Even though there is a thorough range of funding sources and instruments for social enterprises provided by different EU entities, there is a recognition that a significant part of potential beneficiaries are either (1) not aware of these EU funding opportunities or (2) not fully understand how these work. The target audience for this session includes investors (e.g. funds, foundations), public sector officials and social enterprises who have or will in the future be involved with EU funding instruments.


Speakers

  • Matteo Bartolomeo, CEO, Make a Cube
  • Johann Heep, Social Banking Development Manager, Erste Group Bank
  • Dana Verbal, Policy Officer, Social Entrepreneurship, European Commission
  • Shadin Viratham, Programme Manager, EaSI Financial instruments and EFSI, European Commission

Moderator

  • Antonio Miguel, Managing Director, Maize-Decoding Impact

Room: Directors Room

Experts: How can private funders build impactful relationship with publicly funded social services?

Public and private actors have distinct yet complementary roles in fostering social innovation, and bringing about systemic change. By coming together to pool their resources, philanthropy and government can jointly achieve what neither could do alone. Governments are best placed to sustain and scale services. Philanthropy, meanwhile, can promote social innovation by enabling risk-taking. The purpose of this workshop session is to promote discussion and debate about the most effective ways the public and private can collaborate and to explore the potential for sharing lessons across countries.


Moderator

  • Dr. John Healy , Deputy Executive Director, Genio

Room: Guldhallen

12:45 - 14:15

Networking lunch

Marmorsalen

12:45 - 14:15

Networking lunch with African delegation

Vinterhagen

14:15 - 15:45

Breakout Session

General/Practicing: Truth or dare - banks need to re-think their modus operandi to lead the social investment sector and remain sustainable

“Banking is necessary – banks are not” beginning with words from Bill Gates the participants will discuss the role of the banks in today’s world. In an idealist world banks should be the catalyst, utilizing the resources and the funds of the community, towards those that are creating a new value for their community. Is this happening? Too-big-to-fail banks, instead of getting smaller, are pretty much taking over the financial universe. Was that the initial principle for setting up the banks? The economy is powered by purely financial returns and profits, and this is as unsustainable as the financial sector which drives it. Is it true? What are the alternative solutions that we should look for?


Speakers

  • Florian Meister , Managing Director , Finance in Motion
  • James Vaccaro, Director for Corporate Strategy, Triodos Bank

Moderator

  • Goran Jeras, Cooperative Manager, eBanka

Room: Hvelvet

General/Practicing: Sustainable Development Goals - the bridge between Planet and People

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a useful framework for bringing together actors seeking to achieve impact. The SDGs apply to developed and developing countries alike and cover a broad range of environment and social issues, including health (SDG 3), education (SDG 4), water and sanitation (SDG 6), affordable and clean energy (SDG 7), among others. This new holistic agenda brings together PEOPLE and PLANET and provides a bridge between approaches and lessons learned on environmental and social issues. The combination is powerful and requires a robust and collaborative approach.


Speakers

  • Alix Lebec, Executive Vice-President of Business Development & Investor Relations, WaterEquity
  • Dr. Jeremy Leggett, Founder and Chair, SolarAid & Founder and Director, Solarcentury, Solarcentury

Room: Gymsalen

General/Practicing: Emerging Markets: Trends and Best Practice - from Microfinance to Impact Investing

This session will address the evolution and development of VP/SI addressing emerging markets, with a focus on Africa and Asia. We will look at notable trends and emerging best practice. From imitation to innovation; From generic solutions to customization; From microfinance to impact investing – and the democratization of funding solutions and specifically the role of technology and culture. What’s working and what’s not? Where are the challenges and limitations for applying European VP practice in other regions? How to adapt to cultural differences and regional specificities.


Speakers

  • Dr. ​Martina Mettgenberg Lemiere, Head of Insights and Capacity Building, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)
  • Joseph Ogutu, Director Strategy & Innovation, Safaricom
  • Henrik Skovby , Executive Chairman, Dalberg Group

Moderator

  • Dr. Peter W. Heller, Co-founder and Executive Director, Canopus Foundation

Facilitator

  • Rainer Agster, Director of Private Sector Cooperation, Adelphi

Room: Forstanderskapssalen

General/Practicing: Venture Philanthropy leaping forward on tech for good

Everyone knows that digital technology will transform the work of venture philanthropy over the next generation, but most people have no clear idea what they should do today to get ready. This workshop session will help participants identify how their approach to VP could develop to support tech, and how to take a strategic/collaborative approach to tech in their work, that's built on a deep understanding of beneficiaries' needs and contexts.


Speakers

  • Martijn Blom, Senior Investment Relations Manager, Hivos Impact Investments
  • Wolfgang Hafenmayer, Co-Founder and Managing Partner , Challenger 88
  • Tharald Nustad, Founder, Nordic Impact AS (Katapult)
  • Anna Sienicka, Vice President, TechSoup Europe

Moderator

  • Tris Lumley, Director of Innovation & Development, New Philanthropy Capital

Room: P1

General/Practicing: Little Funding Stories, Big Social Impact

In this "speed geeking" session, you will discover inspiring success stories about SPOs and their innovative solutions to social challenges, and how VP/SI organisations have supported them. Seven EVPA members will present in a few minutes their story in different corners of the room, you will then have the opportunity to react and ask questions, before moving on to the next story.


Speakers

  • Betteke de Gaay Fortman, Director, Karuna Foundation
  • Isabelle Delvaux, Expert on VP, King Baudouin Foundation
  • Dr. John Healy , Deputy Executive Director, Genio
  • Anne Holm Rannaleet, Trustee and Executive Director, IKARE Ltd
  • Alina Serban, Project Manager Social Development, ERSTE Foundation
  • Francisco Soler Garcia, Investment Director, Creas

Moderator

  • Caroline Cornil, Creative Manager, EVPA

Room: Marmorsalen

Experts: Disrupting through Public Power Plays

True disruption to system change are rare without public engagement/support. Transformational projects in  social housing, renewable energy, digital infrastructure and education are fields that can be populated by investible propositions to drive public-private partnerships and create true change.

Moderator

  • Felix Oldenburg, Secretary General, Association of German Foundations

Room: Directors Room

15:45 - 16:45

Official closing of the 13th EVPA Annual Conference

A Goodbye from our Hosts

Speakers

  • Bernard Uyttendaele, CEO, EVPA, EVPA

Marmorsalen

16:45 - 18:00

Drinks and networking

Marmorsalen

 

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