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The social and solidarity economy, of which social investors, social enterprises and social associations are key stakeholders, has proved to be fundamental in building a more equitable and sustainable society, and is paramount to the inclusivity of the green and digital transitions, as well as the recovery from the pandemic. The future Social Economy Action Plan aims to further integrate the social economy into the actions of the EU and to provide an overview of the policy initiatives that are needed to develop the ecosystem.
During this webinar, policy-makers from the European Commission will together with social investors analyse the policy priorities and challenges to be accounted for by the plan, discuss opportunities for collaboration and EU funding, and share best practices.
The action plan will be released towards the end of 2021 and will be the result of all input provided by stakeholders, and contribute to building a more social and sustainable European Union. Make your voice heard in the design of the action plan and join the discussion on June 24!
- 15:00-15:05 Introduction, EVPA
- 15:05-15:15 The Latest Developments of the Social Economy Action Plan - Miia Rossi-Gray, Policy Officer European Commission, DG EMPL
- 15:15-15:25 Social and Proximity Economy Recognised as Key Industrial Ecosystem in Europe - Karel Vanderpoorten, Policy Officer European Commission, DG GROW
- 15:25-16:05 Social Economy Analysed at the National Level - Challenges for the ecosystem & best practices of social investors
- 15:25-15:35 Davina Macphail, PhiTrust (France)
- 15:35-15:45 Cristina San Salvador, Ship2B (Spain)
- 15:45-15:55 Mario Calderini, Tiresia (Italy)
- 15:55 - 16:05 Markus Freiburg, FASE (Germany)
- 16:05-16:25 Q&A with speakers
- 16:25-16:30 Conclusion, webinar EVPA
Miia Rossi-Gray has been working as Policy Officer on Social Economy in DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission since 2019.
She joined the European Commission in 2009. She holds an MA in International Studies (University of Birmingham, UK) and a BSc in Economics (University of York, UK).
Mr. Vanderpoorten is currently policy officer Social Economy in DG GROW and focuses mainly on the following themes: the use of digitization and new technologies within the social economy, scaling up social business models and the creation of business partnerships between traditional and social economy enterprises, financing opportunities for social economy companies and social innovation.
Since 2016, Davina has joined Phitrust with her extensive experience in finance and socialentrepreneurship: she worked on impact assessment projects with MIT in India and with ADIE in France, and spent 4 years in corporate banking before helping to found a social enterprise in Cambodia. At Phitrust Partenaires she is responsible for drafting investment proposals, monitoring the portfolio and overseeing investor relations.
At Phitrust Partenaires she is responsible for drafting investment proposals, monitoring the portfolio and overseeing investor relations.
Cristina San Salvador is Expansion & Program Development Manager in Ship2B. Ship2B is a foundation that accelerates and invests on social entrepreneurship projects in Spain.
Previously Cristina worked in BBK foundation as Social impact & innovation Manager, where she leaded the design and launching of this new area. Before she worked in Deusto University, where she combined her teaching in finance with her research and consultancy projects in social impact measurement and management field. Previous to that she started her professional career in Deloitte, first in London and next in Bilbao, Spain, in the financial area.
Cristina holds a degree in Business Administration and Management (specializing in finance) and a Master Degree in Audit and Management Skills.
She is currently doing her Phd in Deusto University in collaboration with ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute in the area of social entrepreneurship and impact investment, specifically understanding the financing needs of the social entrepreneurship projects in Spain. She is also an Acumen Fellow Candidate in the first cohort in Spain.
Mario Calderini, a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Manchester, is full Professor at Politecnico di Milano, School of Management, where he teaches Social Innovation. He is the Director of Tiresia, the Politecnico di Milano School of Management's Research Centre for Impact Finance and Innovation.
He has been the Director of Alta Scuola Politecnica and Executive Vice President of Fondazione Politecnico. He has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Minister of University Research and Innovation and a Government's Sherpa for the G7 Italian Presidency 2017. His numerous publications in highly ranked international journals cover several topics in the field of innovation and social impact finance. He has been a member of the G8 Task Force for Social Impact Investment, he chaired the Italian Advisory Board on Social Impact Finance, he is the President of the Scientific Committee of the Social Impact Agenda for Italy Association (Italy's NAB). He sits in the Italian Government's Advisory Group on Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Measurement and he contributed to promote the social innovation agenda in Italy, launching the sector's first public consultation. He has been part of the Government's Advisory Group that drafted the new law on social entrepreneurship. He is currently a member of the Government's Task Force on Social Impact Investment. He is the President of the Advisory Board for Research and Innovation Strategy of the Lombardy Region Government. He sits in the Advisory Board of Unicredit. He is the President of Social Fare and he is a member of the Board of Directors of Nesta Italy.
Together with Ashoka, Markus has founded the Financing Agency for Social Entrepreneurship (FASE) in Germany. FASE helps leading social enterprises across Europe in raising hybrid growth capital so that they can scale their social impact.
So far, FASE has built an open pipeline of investment-ready social enterprises and closed more than 30 transactions leveraging more than EUR 14 million impact investments. Prior to this, Markus worked for more than 7 years as consultant for McKinsey & Company. Markus studied Business Administration and Economics at the Universities of Witten/Herdecke and Cambridge and received his Ph.D. from the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management.