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2021 events / Policy Forum

Programme

Programme

Please find the outline programme below. We will be announcing speakers over the coming weeks. All times listed are in UK (GMT+1). To see the full programme in your time zone and add sessions to your calendar, view the event on Hopin.

27 April 2021: Block 1 - Policy Overview

16:00-16:45 UK (GMT+1)

Panel: Canadian social enterprise policy across four levels of government

Moderator: Gerry Higgins, SEWF (Scotland)

Speakers: Janet Goulding, Employment and Social Development Canada, Federal Government of Canada (Canada), Chris Googoo, Ulnooweg (Canada), Perla MacLeod, Victoria County Municipal Council (Canada) and TBC

16:55-17:20 UK (GMT+1)

Panels

a) Finance for social impact

Moderator: Béatrice Alain, Le Chantier de l’économie social (Canada)

Speakers: Kissy Agyeman-Togobo, Songhai Advisory (Ghana), Astrid Kaag, Brabant Outcomes Fund (Netherlands) and Manoj Kumar, Social Alpha, (India)

b) What is the SEWF Policy Forum message to COP26?

Moderators: Cat Little, Scottish Affairs for Canada (Scotland) and Eric Lombardi, Eco-Cycle (USA)

Speakers: Huda Jaffer, SELCO (India), Rashvin Pal-Singh, Biji-Biji (Malaysia) and Freddie Campbell, Indigenous Clean Energy (Canada)

17:20-17:50 UK (GMT+1)

Breakout sessions 

Contributors for a, b and c from the earlier panels

a) Social enterprise policy across all levels of government

Contributors: Gerry Higgins, SEWF (Scotland), Janet Goulding, Employment and Social Development Canada, Federal Government of Canada (Canada), Chris Googoo, Ulnooweg (Canada), Perla MacLeod, Victoria County Municipal Council (Canada) and TBC

b) Finance for social impact

Contributors: Béatrice Alain, Le Chantier de l’économie social (Canada), Kissy Agyeman-Togobo, Songhai Advisory (Ghana), Astrid Kaag, Brabant Outcomes Fund (Netherlands) and Manoj Kumar, Social Alpha, (India)

c) What is the SEWF Policy Forum message to COP26?

Contributors: Cat Little, Scottish Affairs for Canada (Scotland), Eric Lombardi, Eco-Cycle (USA), Huda Jaffer, SELCO (India), Rashvin Pal-Singh, Biji-Biji (Malaysia) and Freddie Campbell, Indigenous Clean Energy (Canada)

d) Combatting racism and creating opportunities for inclusive economic development.

Contributors: Thomas Benjoe, FHQ Developments (Canada) and Manie Grewal, REDF (USA)

17:50-18:00 UK (GMT+1)

Conclusion: Using social enterprise to tackle policy challenges

Delivered by: David Upton, Common Good Solutions (Canada)

27 April 2021: Block 2 - Social Procurement

22:00-22:45 UK (GMT+1)

Panel: Expanding and strengthening social procurement around the world

Moderator: Maeve Curtin, SEWF (Scotland)

Speakers: Seán Barnes, Ākina (New Zealand), Liz Chick-Blount, Buy Social Canada (Canada), Lisa Boothby, Social Traders (Australia) and Andy Daly, Social Enterprise UK (UK)

22:55-23:20 UK (GMT+1)

Panel: How are public sector initiatives and strategies accelerating social procurement and creating social value?

Moderator: Michelle Mascoll, Public Service Procurement Canada (Canada)

Speakers: Arielle Johnson, Illinois Department of Central Management Services (USA), David Clements, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Government of Victoria (Australia) and Juan Manuel Martínez Louvier, Instituto Nacional de la Economía Social (Mexico)

23:20-23:50 UK (GMT+1)

Breakout sessions

Contributors for a come from the preceding panel as well

a) How are public sector initiatives and strategies accelerating social procurement and creating social value?

Contributors: Shabna Ali, City of Vancouver (Canada) and Elisabeth Lette, Department of Treasury and Finance, Government of Victoria (Australia)

b) Getting social enterprises ready for procurement

Contributors: Sarah Leeson-Klym, CCEDNet Manitoba and Social Enterprise Council Canada (Canada) and Anne Purcell, Ākina (New Zealand)

c) Social procurement in non-urban areas

Contributors: Kristi Fairholm-Mader, Scale Collaborative (Canada) and Leah Hamilton, City of Victoria (Canada)

23:50-00:00 UK (GMT+1)

Conclusion: Reflecting on social procurement policies around the world

Delivered by: David LePage, Buy Social Canada (Canada)

28 April 2021 - Block 3: Policy Overview

12:00-12:45 UK (GMT+1)

Panel: Exploring social enterprise ecosystems: A global overview

Moderator: Paula Woodman, British Council (UK)

Speakers: David Lim, MaGIC (Malaysia), Natalia Menhall, Beyond Reform & Development (Lebanon), Subashini Balakrishnan, raiSE (Singapore) and Jared Lewis, Congressional Black Caucus (USA)

12:55-13:20 UK (GMT+1)

Panel: Engaging social enterprise in COVID-19 response and recovery networks

Moderator: Charlie Wigglesworth, Social Enterprise UK (UK)

Speakers: Alexandra van der Ploeg, SAP (Germany), Suzanne Wiess-Huiskes, Euclid Network (Netherlands) and Carolien de Bruin, World Economic Forum (Netherlands)

13:20-13:50 UK (GMT+1)

Breakout sessions

Contributors for a and b from the earlier panels

a) Exploring social enterprise ecosystems

Contributors: Paula Woodman, British Council (UK), David Lim, MaGIC (Malaysia), Natalia Menhall, Beyond Reform & Development (Lebanon), Subashini Balakrishnan, raiSE (Singapore) and Jared Lewis, Congressional Black Caucus (USA)

b) Engaging social enterprise in COVID-19 response and recovery networks

Contributors: Charlie Wigglesworth, Social Enterprise UK (UK), Alexandra van der Ploeg, SAP (Germany), Suzanne Wiess-Huiskes, Euclid Network (Netherlands) and Carolien de Bruin, World Economic Forum (Netherlands)

c) Internationalising the social and solidarity economy

Contributors: Luca Pastorelli, DIESIS (Belgium) and Samuel Barco, DIESIS (Spain)

13:50-14:00 UK (GMT+1)

Conclusion: Key policy lessons for building strong social enterprise ecosystems

Delivered by: Huda Jaffer, SELCO (India)

28 April 2021: Block 4 - Social Procurement

16:00-16:45 UK (GMT+1)

Panel: Scaling the social impact of commercial sector procurement

Moderator: Tori Williamson, Buy Social Canada (Canada)

Speakers: Tim Coldwell, Chandos Construction (Canada), Stephen Young, SAP (USA) and Daniel Nowack, Yunus Social Business (Germany)

16:55-17:20 UK (GMT+1)

Panel: How do I know it’s a social enterprise?

Moderator: Amanda Kiessel, Good Market Global (Sri Lanka/USA)

Speakers: Erinch Sahan, World Fair Trade Organization (Netherlands), Rebecca Dray, Buy Social USA (USA) and Molefe Pule, Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (South Africa)

17:20-17:50 UK (GMT+1)

a) Discussion: How do I know it’s a social enterprise?

Contributors: Amanda Kiessel, Good Market Global (Sri Lanka/USA), Erinch Sahan, World Fair Trade Organization (Netherlands), Rebecca Dray, Buy Social USA (USA) and Molefe Pule, Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (South Africa)

b) Panel: Learning from early social procurement adopters

Moderator: Ellen Oetelmans, Amsterdam Impact (Netherlands)

Contributors: Andrew O’Brien, Social Enterprise UK (UK), Jo Mitchell, Scottish Government (Scotland) and Stefan Panhuijsen, Social Enterprise NL (Netherlands)

17:50-18:00 UK (GMT+1)

Conclusion: Policies and partnerships to facilitate social procurement

Delivered by: Maeve Curtin, SEWF (Scotland)