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Session: Opening
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Welcome to SEWF 2021!

Following the Land Acknowledgement, our event MCs Joseph and Gabrielle will be joined by SEWF Chair Helene Malandain for the opening address.

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Session: Fireside (main stage)
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Opening fireside: Introducing social enterprise in Atlantic Canada

Hear how award-winning SmartICE combines Inuit knowledge and technology to monitor sea-ice, preserve local cultures and provide employment.

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Session: Masterclass
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Masterclass: Telling your social enterprise story

Never heard of narrative? Learn how to tell your own social enterprise story with top tips from the experts at Digital Storytellers

Masterclass
Session: Panel
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Social procurement: A global progress update

Hear from the trailblazers in procurement connecting supply, demand, and everything in between for social enterprises around the world

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Session: Panel
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Social enterprises driving local and global health outcomes

Hear from the Indigenous-owned Purple House, all-female health network SehatKahani, and KIIPO – the empathy-driven health care provider

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Session: Panel (main stage)
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COVID-19: Last mile responders leading the way to recovery

Sit in on our panel of social entrepreneurs providing practical and creative responses to fighting the global COVID-19 crisis

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Speakers: Brukatwit Tigabu, Social Enterprise Ethiopia / Whiz Kids Workshop (Ethiopia), Harish Hande, Selco Foundation (India) , Neelam Chhiber, Industree / C2030 (India)
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Session: Panel
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Social investment: Big ambitions and lessons learned

Hear expert insights, reflections and learning from two large-scale social investment initiatives from the UK and Canada.

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Session: Panel
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Social enterprises leading the way in the creative economy

Hear from leading creative social enterprises on how they responded and adapted to COVID-19 to support others in the sector.

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Session: Panel
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Environment, food and nature – creative community responses

We are what we eat. And grow. Learn more about social enterprises producing a creative and sustainable response to environmental issues

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Session: Panel (main stage)
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Climate change collaboration: Social enterprises required

Hear from enterprises collaborating with Indigenous and local communities to provide the tools for sustaining environmental balance

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Session: Fireside (main stage)
Stage 1
Virtual

Intro to networking, Partner Stream, open sessions and marketplace

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Moderator: Joseph Huyer, Common Good Solutions (Canada) , Gabrielle Neamtan-Lapalme, SHAPEM (Canada)
Session: Open
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Networking, marketplace, meeting rooms and open space for discussion

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Session: Partner stream
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Partner Stream: European Social Enterprise Monitor 2021 launch event!

Closing the gap between social enterprises and EU decision-makers. Ecosystem insights and opportunities from the ESEM 2021 survey launch

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Moderator: Wieteke Dupain, Euclid Network (Netherlands)
Speakers: Rowan Barnett, Google.org , Katharina Scharpe, SEND (Germany), Johanna Mair, Hertie School and Stanford University (Germany)
Session: Partner stream
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Partner Stream: Social entrepreneurs for a greener planet

KOICA and Work Together Foundation lead a pre-recorded session with Korean social entrepreneurs on regional restoration and climate change.

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Partner Stream: Social enterprise in MENA – old practice, new concept

Join us to explore MENA’s SE ecosystems. What makes them unique? What are challenges and opportunities and what role do collaborations play?

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Session: Partner stream
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Partner Stream: What it takes to work with corporations

Learn from the challenges, successes and real-world experiences of social enterprises that have business partnerships with corporations.

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Moderator: Yasmina Zaidman, Acumen, (USA)
Speakers: Kwabena Assan Mends, EMFED Farms (Ghana) , Joost de Kluijver, Closing the Loop (Netherlands) , Rahama Wright, Shea Yeleen (USA)
Session: Partner stream
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Empresas sociales como agentes promotores de una reactivación sostenible

Descripción: Tiene como objetivo destacar y discutir el rol que pueden/deben cumplir las empresas sociales como agentes promotores de una reactivación sostenible, y sobre los desafíos que éstas enfrentan para promover el cambio.

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Moderator: Sebastián Gatica, CoLab UC (Chile)
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Session: Partner stream
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Partner Stream: How can we all better support young changemakers?

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Partner Stream: Americas – S4ES alternative finance

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Session: Fireside (main stage)
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The refugee crisis: A call to action to the SEWF Community

Social enterprise support for refugees and migrants: Carolien de Bruin of World Economic Forum talks to Hamed Ahmadi of Orient Experience.

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Session: Masterclass
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Masterclass: Impact integrity: Measurement, mapping, forecasting

Top tips and expertise from the CEO of Gingras Global on how to measure and enhance the strength of your social enterprise relationships

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Speakers: Romy Kochan, Gingras Global (USA)
Session: Panel
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Education for a sustainable future

Community, equality and engagement – hear from the people empowering future world-changers through education done right

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Session: Panel
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Values based business - cooperatives and community ownership

Hear from the social enterprises using community-focused practices to turn barriers into strengths and empower people of all backgrounds

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Moderator: John Kay, Realize Strategies / Cooperative & Mutuals Canada (Canada)
Speakers: Teresa Scorza, Zeropercento (Italy) , Lawrence Afere, Springboard (Nigeria) , Emilie Viau-Drouin, CAPÉ - Coopérative pour l'agriculture de proximité écologique (Canada)
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Session: Panel (main stage)
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Entering new markets – risk and rewards for social business

The bold and the brave! Social enterprises exploring unique markets and supplying unique solutions

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Session: Masterclass
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Masterclass: Business (re)model canvas, your vision and how to achieve it

Lisa Lowthers of award-winning Common Good Solutions offers inside tips on how to use the business canvas to (re)model your business vision

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Session: Panel
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Spotlight on social enterprises in the cultural economy

Getting creative. Social enterprises promoting the conservation of creative and cultural traditions

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Session: Panel
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Addressing the social finance gap – alternative approaches

A discussion with enterprises working to make essential resources and services more accessible to the people that need them

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Speakers: Sebastian Gatica, ULab (Chile) , Chris Googoo, Ulnooweg (Canada), Carly Mohamed, First Australians Capital (Australia)
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Session: Panel (main stage)
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The future of business with an Indigenous vision

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Moderator: Jace Meyer, Indigenous Innovation Institute (Canada)
Speakers: Jirra Lulla Harvey, Kalinya (Australia) , Thomas Benjoe, FHQ Developments (Canada)
Session: Fireside (main stage)
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Day 1 wrap-up and what's coming up on day 2

Join our SEWF 2021 MCs as they wrap-up the day and look at what's coming up on day 2 of SEWF 2021.

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