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Social Enterprise World Forum

About SEWF 2014

Work Together Foundation held SEWF 2014 from 12-16 October. It was the first SEWF forum to be organized in Asia. Since its operation of 3rd Asian Social Entrepreneur Summit (ASES) in 2012, the foundation sought ways to expand its influence, thereby establishing social economy networks in a global scale and joining SEWF. The foundation organized the forum to promote social entrepreneurs in ASIA, to introduce them globally, sharing their innovative ideas and experiences with the world.

SEWF 2014 was held under the agenda of Social Innovation, Social Inclusion and Social Investment. The main theme was ‘Social Change through Social Enterprise’, where emphases were made on how social enterprise could contribute to solving one of the world's pressing social problems - job creation, and play a role in creating social values. The forum sought ways to address such social changes with social enterprises by introducing innovative concepts for sustainable development and growth of social enterprise, and coming up with strategies for social integration.

Description

Acting as the interchange and cooperation ground for social entrepreneurs and affiliated organizations from all over the world, entrepreneurs discussed ways to improve the roles of social enterprises; searching for ways to resolve unemployment, social polarization, and other social issues. Also, discussions were made on how social innovation and integration could tie into creating social economy ecosystem in connection with impact investing.’

Program Details
  • Main Session 1

    Social Innovation

    Introduce social enterprise causing positive social change in a creative way through various examples, discussing the role of social enterprise as actors in creative society.

  • Main Session 2

    Social Inclusion

    Discuss the role of social enterprises in social integration as a new solution to social problems such as employment, welfare, community, and imbalance and polarization in global society.

  • Main Session 3

    Social Investment

    Discuss the importance of forming capital market and institutional support for the continuous growth and development of social enterprises, and finding ways to achieve this.

Outcome

Acting as the interchange and cooperation ground for social entrepreneurs and affiliated organizations from all over the world, entrepreneurs discussed ways to improve the roles of social enterprises; searching for ways to resolve unemployment, social polarization, and other social issues. Also, discussions were made on how social innovation and integration could tie into creating social economy ecosystem in connection with impact investing.’

  • 29

    countries

  • 1,097

    people

  • from domestic and international social enterprises

  • 13

    countries

  • 71

    speakers

  • England, the U.S., Taiwan, Canada, etc.

Sponsors

Partners

Korea

World


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