Thursday, 5 November 2015

gsbs 2015 - day 1 recap

We are overwhelmed by the amount of encouragement, inspiration, insight, and good energy we felt today from all those who participated at the #GSBS2015. 

A quick re-cap:

  • Opening Session of the GSBS  - Welcome Address by Hans Reitz will be followed by a warm welcome of the Yunus Centre Delegation
  • A Plenary Session with many hightlights including a speech by Emmanuel Faber & Martin Hirsch and a presentation of the Action Tank together with many representatives of French companies
  • A meeting of the Refugee Action Tank in preparation for the November 7th open-invitation public event
  • Various social business exhibitions in the GSBS 2015 Space for Entrepreneurs
  • Dozens of E-180 YY Knowledge Dates booked 
  • Keynote Speech "Social Business & Poverty in Rich Countries" - Emmanuel Faber (CEO Danone) & Martin Hirsch (Former French High Commissioner in charge of poverty alleviation)
  • Presentation of the Action Tank - Hosted by Emmanuel Faber (CEO Danone and Co-President of the Action Tank), Martin Hirsch (Former French High Commissioner in charge of poverty alleviation and Co-President of the Action Tank) & Jacques Berger (Director of the Action Tank)
  • Parallel Session 1 “Spreading Social Business from Bangladesh into the World”
  • Parallel Session 2 “Technological Breakthroughs for Social Business”
  • Parallel Session 3 “Environment and Social Business”
  • Focus Groups - Part 1
  • The Art of Finance for Social Businesses
  • Agenda of the Future 1 - Professor Anita Nowak on The Power of Empathic Action
  • Keynote Closing - Olafur Eliasson, Gerfried Stocker, and Prof. Dr. Tania Singer


Stay up to date on the #GSBS2015 on Twitter @grameencl! We can't wait for tomorrow!

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November 11th, 2015

The Global Social Business Summit 2015 - in Berlin, Germany - has come to a bittersweet end. We thank all those who supported us throughout the process; all those who participated in the event; and all those who helped to spread the YY Spirit of the Social Business Movement in the days leading up to - and during - the event.

We can't wait to see all of you in China for the Global Social Business Summit 2016.

Find a selection of photos from the three days of the #GSBS2015 here.

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Agenda

On our website you can find the latest version of the agenda, session topics & speakers for the Global Social Business Summit 2015, The program is preliminary and subject to change. Stay tuned for the next updates!

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Getting Around

The main venue for the Global Social Business Summit 2015 is the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, Germany.

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