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LANKA SOCIAL VENTURES: Social Enterprises and SMEs for Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
January 23, 2017 @ 8:00 AM—January 24, 2017 @ 5:00 PM IST$350
The theme of the conference is “Social Enterprises and SMEs for sustainable development and poverty reduction”. The conference focuses on the following topics:
Building enabling ecosystems for social enterprises and SMEs with positive social impact
Unlocking the potential of alternative finance and social investment
Experience and good practices of successful social enterprises at local and global level
Social financiers’ experiences and good practices
Key messages and lessons for Sri Lanka
This conference will be an excellent forum to share ideas and experience on global themes of social entrepreneurship, social innovation, and ecosystem development, sustainability and poverty reduction in all their various dimensions. It will also provide an opportunity to share knowledge and experience with excellent networking opportunities. Leading players in social enterprise social finance domains will speak at the conference sharing their knowledge and experience.
The purpose of the conference is to raise awareness on social enterprises and socially responsible SMEs and how they can contribute to the sustainable development and poverty reduction. The conference creates a networking opportunity for policy makers, development practitioners, corporate entrepreneurs, SMEs, social and community activists and academics
Social entrepreneurs, SME owners and managers, policy makers, development practitioners, business support providers, researchers, bankers, investors, funders and anyone interested in social enterprises and social finance are invited to attend the conference.