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SEWF 2021

SEWF 2021

28-29 September

Our flagship annual forum is the event for the global social enterprise community. Thousands of social entrepreneurs joined SEWF 2021 to connect with peers and other leading social entrepreneurs, in order to access world-class content and be part of the world’s largest social enterprise conversation.

This year we travelled – albeit virtually – to Nova Scotia, where we partnered with Common Good Solutions as 2021 Co-host to shine a spotlight on Canada, while also addressing priorities and issues for social enterprises around the world. Priority themes and topics included climate and circular economy, youth, rural, Indigenous-led social enterprise, gender, social procurement, COVID-19 and economic recovery. 

Designed by and for social enterprises, SEWF 2021 championed the potential of social enterprises – small and large, rural and urban – to bring about inclusive and sustainable economic development. 

“Despite the absence (for most of us) of in-person sharing, the SEWF team has made an admirable shift to a virtual opportunity to meet and learn across borders in the mix of sessions and meeting spaces. Brava/Bravo”!
Melanie, SEWF 2021, Canada

Key event information


28-29 September 2021 (into 30 September depending on time zone)


12:00-00:30 BST (GMT+1)


SEWF 2021 was held virtually on Hopin with Community Hubs also taking place in a range of locations. Learn more about Community Hubs here.


All sessions were recorded and are available to ticket holders via the SEWF video library.


Prices ranged from £29-£49 with discounts available for students, start-up social enterprises and social enterprises based in low income, lower middle income and conflict affected countries. Group discounts were available for bookings of 10 or more.


1) COVID-19 hardship bursary (closed 31 August), 2) bursaries for social enterprises based in low income, lower middle income and conflict affected countries (closed 31 August), 3) youth bursaries (closed on 16 July)


The event was held in English with French interpretation and CC captions available.

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