Catalysing Change Week | 1-5 May 2023
Register now for the 2023 Catalysing Change Week and benefit from access to more than 250 sessions which will showcase and explore social innovations that have the power to change the world.
Catalysing Change Week is the world’s largest networking event for innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, and government and private sector stakeholders who are committed to systems change. The focus of CCW 2023 is on grassroots solutions that can create a regenerative social economy when scaled up with resources. Attendees can look forward to a wealth of ideas, initiatives and opportunities for collaboration at this social innovator-led event.
CCW 2023 Featured Sessions
Inaugural Session: Social Innovation Economy – By and for Communities
1 May 2023 | 4:00 pm CEST
This session, with Samantha Power and Amina Mohammed, will convene social innovation economy stakeholders and partners to exchange and share perspectives and experiences in delivering the solutions of social innovators.
Partnering with Government for the Social Innovation Economy
2 May 2023 | 4:00 pm CEST
This session, with Francois Bonnici, Raymond Landveld and Marlene Schiappa, will convene key representatives from the governments which have formally recognised the Social Economy and multilateral organisations. With increasingly widespread awareness of and support for social economy initiatives, including a UN Resolution, it is likely that more governments will recognise social entrepreneurs in the coming years. This leaves many questions for ministers and social entrepreneurs to tackle.
Social entrepreneurship and parenting: honest talk about ambition, balance and mental health.
03 May 2023 | 15:00 – 16:00 CEST
Social entrepreneurs working in the mental health space work in stressful environments. In this session we’ll think seriously about how they look after themselves and their families while taking care of their organisations and the people they serve.
We bring together Celina de Sola, Rosemary Gathara and Daniel Lobo – all well known social entrepreneurs in the mental health, wellbeing and resilience space – to talk about what it’s really like to work as founders or chief executives whilst having parental and other significant caregiving responsibilities. We’ll also examine what policy consequences need to be considered by organisations.
The social entrepreneurs featured – based in San Salvador, Kenya and India – bring different stories of culture and context over and above their extensive entrepreneurial experience. The moderator, Chris Underhill, is a grandfather to six grandchildren and a serial social entrepreneur in the field of disability and mental health.
S120 and G20: A New Engagement Group Giving Dedicated Voice to Social Innovators
3 May 2023 | 4:00 pm CEST
Speakers: Sanjoy Roy, Amitabh Kant, Zarah Bruhn, Flore- Anne Messy
Implementing the Catalyst Business Commitment: Transforming Promises into Action
4 May 2023 | 4:00 pm CEST
This session convenes social entrepreneurs to share narratives of how their frontline solutions are powered by partnerships recognised by the Catalyst Business Commitment, and brings corporates together to share how they benefit from working with social entrepreneurs.
Walking the Talk: How Can Key Stakeholders Support Solutions from the Frontline?
5 May 2023 | 4:00 pm CEST
Amid endless conversation around localisation of aid and development funding, this session convenes key stakeholders, including ecosystem partners and proximate leaders, to share strategies for authentic support of frontline solutions.
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