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OPENING

GSBS DAY 1

GSBS DAY 2

GSBS DAY 3

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5

09:00 – 09:30 AM     Think, Create, Inspire, Repeat

 

The Global Social Business Summit always strives to provide a creative environment and unique experience for its participants. The Warm-up will be inspired by the 7th principle of social business: “do it with joy!”. We like surprises and hope you like them too!

 

Master of Ceremony

  • On behalf of The Grameen Creative Lab and GSBS Team 2015, our Master of Ceremony Leonhard Nima

 

09:30 – 11:00 AM     Opening Session: The Journey

 

Even in a program full of highlights, the Opening Session of the GSBS certainly stands out. A Welcome Address by Hans Reitz will be followed by a warm welcome of the Yunus Centre Delegation.

 

Welcome Address

  • Hans Reitz (Head of Global Social Business Summit) 

Keynote Speech

  • Prof. Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Peace Prize Laureate / Chairman of Yunus Centre) - “The three Zeros -  Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment and Zero Net Carbon Emissions” (Virtual Address) read more here

Welcome of the Yunus Centre Delegation

  • Lamiya Morshed (Executive Director Yunus Centre)
  • Hans Reitz (Head of Global Social Business Summit)

State of the World 1

  • Kate Robertson (Co-Founder One Young World)
 

11:00 – 11:30 AM     YY KNOWLEDGE BREAK

11:30 – 12:30 PM     PLENARY SESSION: The INSPIRATION

 

A Plenary Session that will inspire 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.

 

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)

Pecha Kucha Session 1

  • Prof. Dr. Horst Hahn (Director Fraunhofer MEVIS)
  • Laurent Auguste (Executive Vice President Innovation & Market Veolia)
  • Tina Stridde (Managing Director Aid by Trade Foundation) 
 

12:30 – 02:00 PM     LUNCH: FEED YOUR MIND

02:00 – 04:15 PM     PARALLEL SESSIONS: THE DEEP DIVE

 

In the afternoon, participants will have the agony of choice. We will have three parallel sessions reflecting topics around technological breakthroughs, the environment and the vast social business experiences from Bangladesh. In addition, we will have several workshop sessions covering a broad range of topics.  

 

Parallel Session 1 “Spreading Social Business from Bangladesh into the World”

2:00 - 4:15pm

  • Huzzatul Islam Latifee (Managing Director Grameen Trust)
  • Parveen Mahmud (Managing Director Grameen Telecom Trust)
  • Ashraful Hassan (Managing Director Grameen Telecom)
  • Abser Kamal (Managing Director Grameen Fisheries and Livestock)
  • Amir Khashru (General Manager Yunus Centre)
  • Anders Ruland (CEO Watersprint)
  • Moderator: Lamiya Morshed (Executive Director Yunus Centre)
  • and many more inspirational speakers

Parallel Session 2 “Technological Breakthroughs for Social Business”

2:00 - 3:00pm

  • Prof. Dr. Horst Hahn (Director Fraunhofer MEVIS)
  • Prof. Dr. Gerhard Fischer (Director L3D Center University of Colorado at Boulder)
  • Dr. Faiz Shah (Director Yunus Center at Asian Institute of Technology)
  • Ludovic de Gromard (Co-Founder Y Generation Education)
  • Moderator: Kate Robertson (Co-Founder One Young World)

Parallel Session 3 “Environment and Social Business”

3:15 - 4:15pm

  • Nurjahan Begum (Managing Director Grameen Shakti)
  • Dr. Moses Kizza Musaazi (Director Technology for Tomorrow Uganda)
  • Eric Lesueur (CEO INNOVE – Veolia)
  • Allison Robertshaw (Executive Director SEED)
  • Moderator: Kerstin Humberg (Founder Yunel)

Focus Groups - Part 1

2:00 - 4:15pm

Participants can choose from several Focus Groups hosted by experts from the social business world. Interactive workshops in small groups will allow participants to dive deeper into specific topics and develop solutions to problems social businesses are facing. Click here for the Focus Groups Overview.

 

04:15 – 04:45 pm     YY KNOWLEDGE BREAK

04:45 – 06:45 PM     PLENARY SESSION: THE ART OF ACTION

 

The Plenary Session will close the program of the first day with a panel discussion on various aspects related to financing and social business. As another highlight, we will have a keynote speech by the internationally renowned artist Olafur Eliasson.

 

The Art of Finance for Social Businesses

  • Franz-Karl Prüller (CEO Erste Foundation)
  • Karen Hitschke (Director Yunus Social Business)
  • Margriet Schreuders (Head of the Charity Department Dutch Charity Lotteries)
  • Emmanuel Marchant (Vice President Corporate Development Danone)

Agenda of the Future 1

  • Dr. Anita Nowak (Professor McGill University)

Keynote Closing

  • Gerfried Stocker (Managing Director Ars Electronica) 
  • Introduction by Prof. Dr. Tania Singer (Director Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences)

  • Keynote Speech by Olafur Eliasson (Artist)

 

06:45 – 08:00 pm     Networking Get-together 

 

We will end the day with a networking get-together. It is time to reflect on the day and exchange thoughts and ideas with old friends and new!

 

News

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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6 Years of GSBS


 

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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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