- Tomorrow 1st of April, from 9,15 am to 5 pm, we will broadcast live the event in our website. We encourage everyone to participate in Twitter using the hashtag #ESADEsocial
- The conference aims to foster the flow of knowledge and the sharing of experiences in entrepreneurship and social innovation
As you might already know, this year’s Annual Conference is focused on the role played by intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs as drivers of innovation and social impact. Under the theme of «Organisations with a Social Impact: Fostering Intrapreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship», the event set to take place tomorrow in Barcelona, will feature several international experts who have experienced social intrapreneurship at their companies. These experts will discuss the leadership processes that they have used to challenge the status quo and build a better future.
According to the keynote speaker Pamela Hartigan, Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, this event reflects «a massive worldwide movement that seeks to radically transform our market-based, consumerist societies. The current system – which enriches a few at the expense of the multitude and drains the planet’s precious resources – is in dire need of an overhaul. The model of the future will need to blend social innovation with financial sustainability.»
At the conference, various activities and workshops will encourage debate on impact investing, sources of financing for social entrepreneurs, sustainable models for generating social value, and social networking for organisations with a social impact. The Director of the Institute for Social Innovation, Ignasi Carreras, points out that the conference will promote «new systems of financing for social initiatives through impact-investing mechanisms that are gaining momentum in other important countries».
We encourage everyone to take part in the event by watching the conference in streaming in our website (www.socialinnovation.esade.edu) and participating on Twitter with the hashtag #ESADEsocial.
The event will begin at 9.15am and will last until 5pm. In the sessions held in Spanish, simultaneous interpretation to English will be provided, and viceversa (from English to Spanish). Check out here the full programme and speakers and don’t miss anything!
Naida Gil, Institute for Social Innovation (@ESADEisocial)