In a world of post-pandemic crisis, geopolitical instability and deepening social inequalities, the need for innovative solutions is becoming increasingly urgent. And social entrepreneurs have an important role to play. But they cannot do it alone. In order to flourish and grow, they need a nurturing ecosystem and cross-sector support.
What are the financial and non-financial needs of social entrepreneurs? How to assess and accelerate their potential? What are the newest approaches in impact investing and social finance? How to attract more sustainable investments and measure their impact?
Impact for Growth will gather all the "players" - investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropy leaders and policy makers - to answer all these questions. A half day filled with thought provoking keynotes, insightful discussions, thematic workshops and networking opportunities. A chance to build new alliances and gain practical know-how on how we together can accelerate the potential of social innovation to create a more equal and sustainable tomorrow.
Opening speeches by official guests
Investing in social impact Panel discussion
Successful local and international pactices in the field of social baking and financial and non-financial support instruments for social entreprenerus. Challanges and opportunities for impact investing in Bulgaria.
Investment funds & investing in social entrepreneurship Panel discussion
An extended discussion on how to create a more favourable environment for the development of social entrepreneurship in Bulgaria. Social entrepreneurs, investors and policy makers will share their perspectives on the trends and barriers for impact investing.
Impact TalksLightning talk
Inspirational people and ideas that bring positive social impact
Fireside chat on partnerships and the path to success, and key takeaways from the whole day
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Тhe following workshop will be available only to those attending the event in person in Sofia
Investment readiness diagnostic Workshop for social entrepreneurs
What is important for the investors when they decide whether to make an investment? How to measure your investment readiness? How to develop the potential of your idea - both from the social impact and the business plan aspect?
This workshop will be held only in Bulgarian
Those not participating in the workshop are welcome to use this time to mingle and schedule indvidual meetings with other investors, social entrepeneurs and policy makers at the event