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September 14th
12-5 PM CET
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Live in
Epicenter, Stockholm
and online
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The event is
free of charge

Creating purpose in an increasingly complex world

In just a few years, the world has experienced a global health pandemic, rising inequalities, geopolitical instability and military conflict - all underpinned by an overarching climate crisis.

What is the missing ingredient to partner across sectors and tackle these converging and cascading crises? What is the role of social entrepreneurs and how can we accelerate their impact to reach Agenda 2030?

An event on social entrepreneurship

Part of Stockholm Impact Week

This September we’re gathering social innovators, business and philanthropic leaders, policy makers and researchers to discuss the actions and innovations we need in order to create a more just and sustainable world.

A half day filled with thought provoking keynotes, panel discussions and interactive breakouts on cross-sector partnerships, building resilience into our systems and the role of social entrepreneurs in a time of complex challenges.

Join us live in Stockholm or online!


Partnering for Change

Partnering for Change started as an initiative in 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden which shares insights and inspiration on innovation and sustainability, and how we can work together to solve the pressing issues of our time.

Since then it has turned into an annual forum, with editions in Stockholm, Vilnius, Zagreb and Sofia, and over 100 speakers from all around the world - some of the most prominent doers and thinkers from the social, business and public sector. Watch recordings from previous editions on our YouTube channel.

On September 14th, as part of Stockholm Impact Week, Reach for Change and partners invite you to the fifth global edition of Partnering for Change.


11:30 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:00
Networking lunch
only live at Epicenter

Meet local social entrepreneurs and mingle with other leaders and experts from the business, social and public sector over a tasteful lunch

Part 1

live at Epicenter & streamed online
13:00 - 13:10

Opening by:


13:10 - 13:17

Why is it important to promote social impact? Why has Stockholm Impact Week been organized? Why should we leverage partnerships?


13:18 - 13:24

Ukrainian social entrepreneur Petro Darmoris on holding on to hope and social change in the face of enormous challenges


13:25 - 13:50

How can we build resilience into our systems and structures? How do we behave in the face of a converging crisis - climate, humanitarian and geopolitical?


13:50 - 14:05

Taiwan’s Minister of Digital Affairs on how can public institutions develop partnerships with social entrepreneurs and social innovators to find solutions that contribute to society. Followed by a reflection on how does Sweden engage the public sector to drive more innovation, by a represntative of the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems.



14:05 - 14:23

How can changemakers become change agents? What is the role of social entrepreneurship in building back better, and can it really be scaled up to achieve change? What is needed and what are the challenges?


14:23 - 14:30

Adji Joof is a 22 years old Swedish musician from Gambian-Senegalese descent.  She will be introduced by Kassim Nagwere, founder of Drömstort


Part 2

live at Epicenter only
15:00 - 15:45

This breakout will explore how we can adapt a new approach to the resources we use - can we go beyond circular and leverage innovation to help us find regenerative models? What roles can social entrepreneurs play? What do we need to build and invest in for truly regenerative models to develop?




15:00 - 15:45

This  breakout will explore how far we have truly come when it comes to impact investing. Do we have the metrics, the incentives, the measure for success to truly invest with creating a positive impact in mind? Are all investors working on impact investing? Do we need a separate category for impact investing? Do we need to be careful about impact washing?


15:00 - 15:45

This breakout will explore how we can leverage tech for the benefit of all. Can blockchain present us with an opportunity to democratize and to increase social impact? How can social entrepreneurs access these technologies? How do we ensure equal access? What investments are needed? What policy measures to we need?


15:00 - 15:45

This breakout will explore how we can enhance sustainability in the food supply chain , and how can we become more sustainable in the choices we make and how to involve future generations. What role can social entrepreneurship play? Do we already now have the tools to create a more sustainable food production? What role does retail play? What can the consumer expect?


16:00 - 16:05


16:05 - 16:10

16:10 - 16:15

Part 3

live at Epicenter only
16:15 - 17:00


How do we best equip today’s children and youth with the knowledge and skills they need for the future? How can we make the transition for a more resilient society while navigating multiple crises? What skills do we need to develop?


17:00 - 17:10

Summary and action points from the event.

Q&A with the Ambassador of Rwanda to the Nordics - Dr Diane Gashumba - followed by a traditional musical & dance performance from Rwanda: INYARUGURU



A chance to discuss and reflect over the content and insights from the day over some drinks and snacks. The after event will be hosted by ChromaWay at their office: No18, Centralplan 15


Audrey Tang
Taiwan’s Minister of Digital Affairs
Petro Darmoris
Ukrainian Social Entrepreneur
Pia Sandvik
CEO, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
Vivek Singh
Head of Portfolio, IKEA Foundation
Jakob Wernerman
Director of Humanitarian Assistance, SIDA
Hedda Pahlson-Moller
Co-founder and CEO, Tiime
Peter Surek
CEO, Erste Social Finance Holding
Tove Chevalley
Head of Electrolux Global Innovation Hub
Michelle Ndebele
Senior Play & Health Specialist, LEGO Foundation
Torun Litzén
Director of Corporate Communications, Kinnevik
Franz Allmayer
Founder & Co-creator Integrity.Earth
Zara Zamani
Chief Solutions Officer, ChromaWay
Shane O’Connor
Innovation Manager, UNICEF’s Office of Innovation
Caroline Stiernstedt Sahlborn
Partner, The Inner Foundation
Jenny Elfsberg
Head of Innovation management, Vinnova
Ebba Theding
Chief Financial Officer, ChromaWay
David Collste
Researcher, Stockholm Resilience Center
Pär Andersson
Head of Equities at Spiltan Fonder
Fadi Barakat
Business Development Manager Trade & Industry, Malmö city
Heaven Bereket
Co-founder, Pangea Trust
Binette Seck
Concept Leader & Co-founder, ChangersTech
Lykke Westgren
Head of Sustainability, Nicoya
Maria Smith
General Secretary at Axfoundation
Amma Gyampo
CEO, ScaleUp Africa Ltd
Mattis Bergquist
Head of Sustainability, Coop Sweden
Ingrid Mellstig
Head of Electrolux Food Foundation
Anders Breitholtz
CEO, PaperShell
Bennet Barth
Program Lead, BMW Foundation/ Respond
Leah Becker
Project Manager, BMW Foundation/ Respond
Kassim Nagwere
Founder, Drömstort
Adji Joof
Sofia Breitholtz
Moderator | CEO, Reach for Change
Leila Trulsen
Event Moderator

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