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On November 2, 2016 PROVIDUS invites all interested parties to attend a discussion forum on investing in social enterprises in Latvia. The event will start at 11:00 at the EU House (2nd floor) on Aspazijas boulevard 28, Riga.
The aim of the event is for the first time to bring together stakeholders who are and would be interested in social impact investment topics in the context of social entrepreneurship, and discuss what social investors are looking in social enterprises, what does it mean for social enterprises in Latvia to be investment ready, and what steps need to be taken in order to increase the number and volume of social impact investments in social enterprises.
All presentations and discussions are going to be held in English.
10:30 – 11:00 Registration and coffee
11:00 – 11:10 Opening speech: Madara Ūlande, director of Social Entrepreneurship Association of Latvia
11:10 – 11:50 “Social investment. Why we invest? What does it mean for social enterprise to be investment ready?” – Cyril GOUIFFÈS, impact investing and innovation expert, European Investment Fund
11:50 – 12:30 “Social investments in Latvia – theory and practice” – Katrīna Zariņa, member of the board, The Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
12:30 – 13:10 “Investment readiness of Latvian small and medium business organizations” – Andris Bērziņš, founder of TechHub, member of Business Angels Network of Latvia
13:10 – 13:30 Coffee break
13:30 – 14:00 “Social enterprise and investments: ZINOO experience” – Pauls Irbins, founder of the social enterprise ZINOO
14:00 – 15:00 Panel discussion
Speakers: Cyril GOUIFFÈS, impact investing and innovation expert, European Investment Fund; Andris Bērziņš founder of TechHub, member of Business Angels Network of Latvia; Madara Ūlande, director of Social Entrepreneurship Association of Latvia; Agnese Lešinska, researcher, research center PROVIDUS, representative of finance institution ALTUM (TBA)
2nd November, 2016
Riga, ES māja
Aspazijas boulevard 28
The event is organised with the support of the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union. Responsibility for the content of this event lies with the Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS.