Friday, 13 May 2022 in Zurich

The #SSEF inspires, networks and creates spaces for exchange.
For a positive social impact.

Friday, 13 May 2022
in Zurich

The #SSEF inspires, networks and creates spaces for dialogue.

For positive societal impact.

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Open the stage for social entrepreneurship

At the Swiss Social Economy Forum, social entrepreneurs and representatives of social businesses, cooperatives, and other community-oriented organizations exchange ideas with stakeholders from academia, politics, and civil society.

The forum creates visibility for topics around impact-oriented business and the social economy in Switzerland. Networking at the Forum is intended to inspire actors and strengthen the framework conditions for the sector in discussions with other stakeholders.

The Social Economy includes a variety of companies & organizations that pursue a positive social impact as the purpose of their activity, seeing financial profit as a means to an end.

The sector contributes to solving current societal challenges with its activities in various industries and a wide range of topics. In this way, it makes a strong and important contribution to the well-being of Switzerland.

#SSEF22

Program

Presenting Partner

Car sharing with Mobility cooperative: because those who share have more
Not owning, but sharing: One Mobility car replaces eleven private cars. Our customers save 31,000 tons of CO2 every year. In the future, Mobility will go all electric: By 2030 at the latest, all Mobility cars will be electric and emission-free. In this way, we want to do our best to protect the environment and preserve a world worth living in for future generations.

Speakers

Paola Gallo

CEO Jobfactory

Oliver Brunschwiler

Board of Directors / Entrepreneur,
FREITAG lab. ag.

Dr. Anja Niedworok

Scientific Group Leader "Cooperatives in a changing world" ETH Zurich

Annalise Eggimann

CEO Innosuisse

Silvan Groher

Co-Founder Ting.community

Eric Rossiaud

Co-founder Codha and APRÈS-GE

Christophe Dunand

Social Entrepreneur, Consultant & Lecturer, Ashoka senior fellow

Anja Koenig

Lead, System Change / Investing for Development / DACH Region, EVPA

Patrick Honauer

Social Entrepreneur, Chef, Co-Founder, Lecturer

Christoph Inauen

Co-Founder Choba Choba

Lisa Mazzone

Council of States Geneva

David Brühlmeier

Project Manager Bold.Foundation

Helen Issler

former Deputy Editor-in-Chief SF DRS

Nicola Forster

Civil society entrepreneur, President SGG, Co-Founder foraus & Staatslabor

Dr. Ingrid Kissling-Näf

Co-President SIBA & Business School Director at BFH

Lars Kläger

Chief Commercial Officer Mobility Cooperative

Regina Natsch

Lawyer & expert for cooperative law

Stefan Schöbi

Head of Corporation, Federation of Migros Cooperatives

Rahel Pfister

Managing Director SENS

Rico Travella

Head of Communication and Marketing, Alternative Bank Switzerland

Natalie Laechelt

Policy Analyst OECD

Moritz Meyer

Communication One Planet Lab & Impact Hub Zurich

Thomas Tribelhorn

Chairman of the Executive Board at ADEV Energiegenossenschaft

Tillmann Lang

Co-Founder & CEO Inyova

Benoît Molineaux

Co-founder Equilibre and La Fève

Antonin Calderon

Coordinator APRÈS-GE

Adrian Wiedmer

Managing Director gebana AG

Pia Tschannen

Managing Director
fairness at work gmbh

Lea Grüter

Host & Moderation

Tickets

Participation on site

Categories

Standard

Attendance of the full-day event with all program points
incl. lunch, coffee and aperitif

Standard, Students / Start-up

You are still in education or your company / organization is still in development? This ticket is for you.
Includes all services from the standard category.

Supporter

The organization of a multilingual forum in hybrid format is costly and time-consuming. You want to and can support us financially? This ticket is for you.
Includes all services from the standard category.

Location:

Digital participation
incl. digital EXPO & speed networking 

Sponsors & Partner

Supporting Partner

Sponsors

Partner

Media partner

FAQ

This year's forum in Zurich will take place hybrid. Participation is possible on site (Kraftwerk, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zurich) as well as digitally. In this way, we also want to offer interested parties who live further away the opportunity to participate.

The program on stage will be mainly in German. There will be simultaneous French and English translation.

Social economy and thus social entrepreneurs contribute substantially to prosperity in Switzerland. Why? Social entrepreneurship combines economic activity with positive social impact and thus helps solving current social challenges.

While social entrepreneurship has already made it onto the political agenda in Germany and the EU, for example, awareness of this sector is still low in Switzerland. #SSEF2021 aims to change this. For the first time, a national conference on this important topic is being launched and brings together different actors.

Yes. Whether you are already working in the social economy, a social entrepreneur yourself, or simply interested in the topic - everyone is welcome!

Social entrepreneurs are impact-oriented, economically active and have inclusive governance, i.e. stakeholders are included in decision-making processes.

This business understanding is based on research by EMES and the OECD and is complemented by SENS with the following five principles for social entrepreneurship:

  • Having positive social, environmental or cultural impact (social mission) is the main purpose of the social entreprise
  • At least 50% of revenues are generated from services or products
  • Surplus profits are, to a large extent, reinvested in social impact activities
  • Decision-making power remains exclusively within the social entreprise
  • Stakeholders are given opportunities to participate

How widespread is social entrepreneurship in Switzerland? In which economic sectors are social entrepreneurs active? The Social Entrepreneurship Monitor 2020 provides a comprehensive overview of social entrepreneurship in Switzerland.

The term social economy describes the part of an economic system that is essentially focusing on services that benefit society. 

This includes social entrepreneurs, cooperatives, non-profit associations, foundations, but also other forms of businesses with a positive social impact as their purpose. Social economy actors engage in a large number of different commercial activities and offer a wide range of products and services. Across Europe, there are over two million companies active in the social economy.

The SSEF is organized by SENS, the national platform for social entrepreneurship in Switzerland. SENS represents and promotes impact-oriented entreprises in Switzerland and is the competence center for issues related to social entrepreneurship.

This year's forum in Zurich will take place hybrid. Participation is possible on site (Kraftwerk, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zurich) as well as digitally. In this way, we also want to offer interested parties who live further away the opportunity to participate.

The program on stage will be mainly in German. There will be simultaneous French and English translation.

Social economy and thus social entrepreneurs contribute substantially to prosperity in Switzerland. Why? Social entrepreneurship combines economic activity with positive social impact and thus helps solving current social challenges.

While the topic of social entrepreneurship has already made it onto the political agenda in Germany and the EU, for example, awareness of this sector is still low in Switzerland. The #SSEF2022 aims to change this. It creates a national conference for the first time and discusses with different actors.

Yes. Whether you are already working in the social economy, a social entrepreneur yourself, or simply interested in the topic - everyone is welcome!

Social entrepreneurs are impact-oriented, economically active and have inclusive governance, i.e. stakeholders are included in decision-making processes.

This business understanding is based on research by EMES and the OECD and is complemented by SENS with the following five principles for social entrepreneurship:

  • Having positive social, environmental or cultural impact (social mission) is the main purpose of the social entreprise
  • At least 50% of revenues are generated from services or products
  • Surplus profits are, to a large extent, reinvested in social impact activities
  • Decision-making power remains exclusively within the social entreprise
  • Stakeholders are given opportunities to participate

How widespread is social entrepreneurship in Switzerland? In which economic sectors are social entrepreneurs active? The Social Entrepreneurship Monitor 2020 provides a comprehensive overview of social entrepreneurship in Switzerland.

The term social economy describes the part of an economic system that is essentially focusing on services that benefit society. 

This includes social entrepreneurs, cooperatives, non-profit associations, foundations, but also other forms of businesses with a positive social impact as their purpose. Social economy actors engage in a large number of different commercial activities and offer a wide range of products and services. Across Europe, there are over two million companies active in the social economy.

The SSEF is organized by SENS, the national platform for social entrepreneurship in Switzerland. SENS represents and promotes impact-oriented entreprises in Switzerland and is the competence center for issues related to social entrepreneurship.

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About SENS

The SSEF is organized by SENS, the national platform for social entrepreneurship in Switzerland. SENS represents and promotes impact-oriented entreprises in Switzerland and is the competence center for issues related to social entrepreneurship.

More about us and our work: www.sens-suisse.ch

Kontakt: forum@sens-suisse.ch