People Powered Social Investment


location Arts at the Old Fire Station | 2 PM-4 PM Wednesday 13 April 2016 (GMT)

Can people-powered social investment provide something unique to charities, social enterprises and individual investors?

Facilitated by Cliff Prior, the new CEO of Big Society Capital.

Social investment is, at its heart, about people. We want to see millions of people contributing to social change through their saving and investing choices - providing capital to causes they care about.

In this session, we’d like you to help shape the future of people-powered social investment.

We will be exploring whether a more democratised social investment landscape can provide something unique to charities, social enterprises, and individuals themselves.

We will debate innovative models and approaches from the UK and around the world that are enabling ordinary people to get involved in social saving and investment. What lessons can we learn from their successes and failures? How could we catalyze new approaches?

As a group, we will co-create new models that could enable people to do this in the future, bringing people-powered social investment into the mainstream.

Cliff Prior, the new CEO of Big Society Capital, will facilitate the session. He will be joined by a panel of experts and practitioners including:

  • Premal Shah: Co-founder and President of Kiva.org; a leading social entrepreneur and named in Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40 List and as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum

  • Tim Draimin: Executive Director of Social Innovation Generation (SiG) and on the Board of the Centre for Social Innovation in Canada

  • Peter Baeck, Principle Researcher at Nesta and expert in crowdfunding, P2P lending and the role of digital technologies in public and social innovation

  • Jamie Hartzell, Founder and chair of Ethex and chair of both the Fairtrade company Divine Chocolate and Zaytoun

Come and join the debate and help shape the future of people-powered social investment!

Photo credit: Matthew David Powell, https://www.flickr.com/photos/mdpny/

Location

Arts at the Old Fire Station

40 George St, Oxford OX1 2AQ, United Kingdom

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