9:00 – 11:00 CET
Grand Opening: Music by Ferhan & Ferzan Önder, World-renowned pianists, Goodwill Ambassadors of UNICEF

Organizational Welcome by Hans Reitz, Head of Global Social Business Summit and Maria Palmieri, Managing Partner, the Grameen Creative Lab (GCL)


We come back to Turin, Italy, physically after two years. In these two years, the world as we know changed with rising inequities, humanitarian crises, and deteriorating environment. We need a far more ambitious commitment from every single stakeholder to take up the leadership role in saving the world and creating a new civilization, and a safe and happy future for the world. We begin the Summit with a call to action, Cultivating the Culture of Peace by creating a world of Three Zeros (Zero Net Carbon Emissions, Zero Wealth concentration for ending poverty, and Zero Unemployment by unleashing entrepreneurship in all) and context by some of the world´s greatest personalities and a look into the different topics that we would be addressing during the Summit. TIME IS NOW! 

Institutional Welcome:

Stefano Lo Russo – Mayor of Turin

Dr. Guido Bolatto – Secretary General, Turin Chamber of Commerce 

Padre Enzo FortunatoFranciscan and Columnist

Roberto Repole –Archbishop of Turin

Welcome from the Founders:

Professor Muhammad Yunus – 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and  Co-Founder of Global Social Business Summit

Lamiya Morshed – Executive Director of Yunus Centre

Hans Reitz – Head of Global Social Business Summit and Creative Director of Yunus Centre

Special Guests:

Ron Garan – former NASA Astronaut  

Kate Robertson– Co-Founder One Young World 

HRH Maria Teresa Mestre– The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

Our Host: Voices of Italia 

Giuseppe Lavazza – Vice President, Lavazza Group  

Mario Calderini – Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano

Alessandra Perrazzelli – Member of the Governing Board and Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy   

Francesco Profumo – President, Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo   

Grand Closing of the Opening Ceremony:  Music by Ferhan & Ferzan Önder, Piano Duo, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador


11:15 – 12:00 CET

Energy is essential for growth, but we need alternative energy solutions that are renewable and sustainable for the environment. This panel will explore the alternative energy forms that are out there, summarize the current situation in terms of energy in Europe, Africa and Asia, the costs, and the benefits of alternative sources of energy. We are joined in this panel by industry experts, and practitioners who are directly implementing green energy solutions, bringing you a holistic and systematic perspective of energy transitioning in the wake of the global energy crisis. 

Panel Moderator:  

Hans Reitz – Head of Global Social Business Summit and Creative Director, Yunus Centre 

Panel contributors: 

Sohel Ahmed – Managing Director of Grameen Shakti 

Maria Cristina Papetti – Head of Sustainability of Enel Grids 

Alessandra Iovine – Co-Founder of Forum for Energy and Climate  

Dr. Antonela Mei Pochtler – Member of the Board at Eni Plenitude  

Torsten Schreiber– Co-Founder of Africa Greentec 

Maria Bottiglieri– Project Manager of NUR Project 


12:15 – 13:00 CET

The world is seeing the most unprecedented technological growth of all times. Technology cannot be ignored while talking about growth nor can it be used only to further reinforce inequities. This panel will look at how technology can create an inclusive and peaceful future by bringing in different use cases on how technology is being used to achieve social goals, e.g., from remote villages in Bangladesh. 

Panel Moderator: 

Jennifer Guerra– Freelance Journalist, Creator of the Podcast “Anticorpi” 

Panel Contributors: 

Nazneen Sultana– Managing Director at Grameen Communications 

Samira Khan– Director of Global Public Affairs, Microsoft.  

Kate KallotCo-Founder and CIO of Mara 

Davide Dattoli – CEO and Founder of Talent Garden 


13:00 – 14:30 CET


14:30 – 15:15 CET

Coffee plays an important role in society: not only is it an important aspect of creating connections and community but is essential for enabling environmental sustainability and social entrepreneurship. How can Lavazza inspire leadership and social business movement with their own coffee culture? What can we learn from social Entrepreneurs? 


Hans Reitz – Head of Global Social Business Summit and Creative Director, Yunus Centre 

Panel Moderator: 

Mandeep Rai – Author and Journalist 

Panel Contributors: 

Professor Muhammad Yunus – Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Global Social Business Summit Co-Founder 

Giuseppe Lavazza
 – Vice President, Lavazza Group 

Faris Sheibani
 – Founder and CEO of Qima Coffee


15:15 – 16:00 CET

Organized by Yunus Sports Hub 

Best practices and stories of impact from the world of sport. The Speakers of this Panel will be talking about the Impact of traditional and E-sports has on the youth and sustainable development. It will push us to ask what we want our own legacy to be? 

Panel Introduction:

Rahul Bissoonauth – Chief Commercial Officer, Yunus Sports Hub 

Yoan Noguier – Co-founder & Managing Director, Yunus Sports Hub 


Panel Moderator: 

Yoko Youssouf – Operations Director, Yunus Sports Hub 


Panel Contributors:

Marie Barsacq – Executive Director, Impact & Legacy, Paris 2024.  

Lorenzo Giorgetti GEF Board Member, and Chair of GEF Brand, Marketing, Commercial and Communications Commission 

Charisa Chan Tynan – Director, International Federation of Muaythai Association 

Kojo Annan – Founder, Africa 10 – Chairman, Made in Africa – Serial entrepreneur 

Nicolo di Tullio – IOC Young Leader, Marine conservation through sport 


16:00 – 16:15 CET

Keynote: Technology, Sports and Inclusive Design by Danilo Ragona, Designer and Founder & CEO of AbleToEnjoy


16:15 – 16:30 CET


16:30 – 17:15 CET

Finding finances for social causes has always been the foremost concern of social entrepreneurs. As social business is not a charity, nor cannot make a profit at the expense of others, it is important to find innovative ways to fund it. This panel brings together industry experts who talk about the financing needs of early-stage entrepreneurs along with ways social businesses, banks, and corporates can support early-stage entrepreneurs.  

Panel Moderator: 

Shazeeb M Khairul Islam – Founder of YY Ventures 

Panel contributors: 

Claudia Belli – Head of Social Business and Microfinance at BNP Paribas 

Saskia Bruysten – CEO & Co-Founder at Yunus Social Business, Co-Initiator of COVID Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs at WEF 

Md. Ashraful Hassan – Executive Vice Chairman of Grameen Telecom 

Davide Dal Maso – Partner of Avanzi and Vice President of the Committee for the Social Stock Exchange

Alberto Eichholzer– Manager of Finance Department, Compagnia di San Paolo 


17:30 – 18:15 CET

As the climate grows hotter and war disrupts supply chains across the world, food crisis becomes an ever-growing threat. This has nutritional, health, ecological, and socio-economic impacts that can also contribute to social unrest. Join this panel to listen from multilateral organizations, social businesses, and researchers to understand the current situation of the global food crisis and practical examples and solutions from across the world.  

Panel moderator

Vincenzo Cursio,
FAO Food Coalition Coordinator 

Panel contributors: 

Edward Mukiibi– President of Slow Food 

Valerie Mazon
 – Managing Director of Danone Communities 

Bernard Kowatsch
 – Head of World Food Program Innovation Accelerator 

Ilaria Ricotti
 – PR and Impact Manager of Too Good To Go Italia 

Professor Egidio Dansero-Professor of Political and Economic Geography, University of Turin                                                                                                                                Davide Forcella– Director JuST Institute 


18:30 – 19:00 CET

Keynote speech by Ernesto Olivero, Founder of Sermig and Arsenal of Peace


20:00-23:00 CET
Venue: La Centrale Lavazza


15:30 – 16:15 CET | YY YY Museo Lavazza

Join our interactive workshop and learn tools to start your own circular social business. You’ll learn what it means to move from a linear to a circular approach, and practical examples of circular business models as inspiration. We will introduce the basics to develop an impact logic and tips on what and how to measure your social business contribution to the world. The session is aimed for anyone interested in learning about circular social business models. 

Guest Contributors: 
Julie Chrysler– Social Business Strategy 

14:00 – 14:45 CET | Online
Join this interactive session with 4 Social Business in Kenya who will share their journey in the circular economy. Gain firsthand advice from founders on how to develop a circular business idea from scratch, and how to identify opportunities to implement circular approaches to existing business. Participants will have the chance to ask founders directly about opportunities, challenges, and benefits as a result of implementing circular strategies, and gain practical tips to apply them in their own social business

Guest contributors:

Bramwel Omondi– Regional Program Manager, Social Business Consultant.


15:30 – 16:15 CET | Online

What is the focus of the workshop? 2) Who is the target group? The focus of the workshop will be the need to develop certain skills both as a leader and an entrepreneur – this ranges from knowing your delegation, becoming a force of inspiration, self-reflection, knowing your why, being passionate etc. Our target are young people already on the journey of entrepreneurship or planning to join it. Another audience could be entrepreneurs that are taking their first steps into leadership.

Guest contributors

Harriet Kamashanyu– One Young World Co-Coordinating Ambassador for East Africa

Stephen Ogweno – Optimist, Author, Entrepreneur, Award-winning Global Health Practitioner



9:30 – 9:45 CET

Welcome by:  

Hans Reitz – Head of Global Social Business Summit and Creative Director, Yunus Centre  

Maria Palmieri – Managing Partner of the Grameen Creative Lab 

Artistic Contribution:  Music by Ferhan & Ferzan Önder, world-renowned pianists, Goodwill Ambassadors of UNICEF 

Dr. Jane Goodall – DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace (Recorded Video) 


10:00 – 10:45 CET

Microfinance is the root of the Grameen journey. Today, microfinance has changed millions of lives across the globe having direct impact on financial inclusion, women empowerment, economic empowerment and overall effects in national income levels in many countries and communities. As microfinance evolves for the needs of people in the communities they work in and the challenges they face, this panel brings contributors from microfinance practitioners to share best practices on how microfinance is addressing many of the socio-economic challenges that the world currently faces. 


Panel Moderator: 

Shazeeb M Khairul Islam – Founder of YY Ventures 


Panel contributors: 

Giulia Boioli – Head of Promoting Project and Communication at PerMicro 

Nurjahan Begum – Chairman of Grameen Distribution

Alexandre Nayme Head of Africa for Inclusive Finance, Social Business & Impact Investing at BNP Paribas

Rajitha Swaminathan –Vice President of Program Strategy & Member Services of Grameen America


10:45 – 11:00 CET


11:00 – 11:45 CET

As energy crisis and climate destruction looms in the background, this keynote speech explores the future of the automobile industry and the potential of green mobility in a sustainable future. This keynote address will be given by Peter Schwarzenbauer the former Board member of the BMW AG with over 3 decades of expertise in the area.  


To be Discussed by: 

Hans Reitz – Head of Global Social Business Summit and Creative Director Yunus Centre 

Peter Schwarzenbauer – Chairman of the advisory board to Green Mobility Holding, Former Board Member of VW. 


11:45 – 12:05 CET

Art is the mirror through which you can understand society. In this keynote speech, catch famous artist and environmental engineer, Andreco combines art and science to showcase the consequences of climate change through different techniques and media.  

To be discussed by: 

Andrea Conte (Andreco) – Visual artist, Environmental Engineer, Director of Andreco Studio


12:15 – 13:00 CET

Organized by Yunus Environment Hub

Global Change can only be achieved in a holistic manner; thus, we need to consider the environment when talking about a culture of peace. How we work together to reconnect to nature? How we curate an economy that promotes this holistic approach? 

Panel Moderator: 

Christina Jaeger – Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Yunus Environment Hub 

Panel Contributors: 

Rolph Payet – Executive Director BRS Convention 

Madhvi Dalal
– Founder, PadMad 

Esha Sar
– Chief Advisor to AEPW, South Asia 

Angelina Schreiner
– Advisor on Circular Economy, Division Climate Change, Environment & Infrastructure (GloBe) – PREVENT Waste Alliance 

Dr. Costas Velis
– Lecturer in Resource Efficiency Systems, University of Leeds 


13:00 – 14:30 CET


14:30 – 15:00 CET

Theatrical showcase by Tlon (Andrea

Colamendi & Maura Gancitano), Authors and Philosophers together with musical accompaniment by Ferhan & Ferzan Önder, world-renowned pianists, Goodwill Ambassadors of UNICEF 


15:00 -15:15 CET

The Founders of the organization Sing for Hope, Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora, will talk about a how art is for all. An ethos that has moved them to create thier organization.


15:15 – 16:00 CET

Most of the diseases highlighted by WHO as causes of mortality are preventable with access to medicines, efficient healthcare systems and lifestyle changes. Yet, people all across the world die of these diseases due to health inequities in their society and
in the world. This panel brings non-profits, health advocates and social businesses working to reduce health inequities to speak about their work, the need, and challenges of existing health systems and what social businesses are doing in the area.   

Panel Moderator: 

Aurora Caporossi – President and Founder Animenta | Forbes 100 Under30 

Panel contributors: 
Shamsul Haque Ahmed – Managing Director Grameen HealthCare Services & Health Science Institute and Research Center 

Yacine Djibo
 – Founder Speak Up Africa  
Francois Bonnici – Director of the Schwab Foundation

Harald Nusser – Head, Global Patient Solutions at Gilead Sciences


16:00 – 16:15 CST

Keynote presentation about the Water Alliance Project in Africa and speech on Technology in the Food and Water Crisis (Solar Water distilleries) by Dr Hamed BeheshtiCo-Founder & CEO of Boreal Lights



16:15 – 16:30 CET


16:45 – 17:30 CET

In order to achieve peace in this world, we need to bring people together. Each Narrative that a person brings needs to be listened to find the proper words and language to talk about the issues we face in an understanding manner. 

Panel Moderator: 

Hans Reitz – Head of Global Social Business Summit and Creative Director Yunus Centre 

Panel contributors: 

Shekhar Kapur
 – Filmmaker, Actor, Entrepreneur 

Mandeep Rai
Author and Journalist 


17:30 – 18:30 CET

After two days of celebrating and appreciating leaders of social business and their work in communities, we come to a close with a call to action on how we as humane individuals, and businesses can contribute to lasting peace and create a new civilization that commits to selfless leadership.  


Hans Reitz – Head of Global Social Business Summit and Creative Director, Yunus Centre  

Lamiya Morshed – Executive Director, Yunus Centre and Grameen Healthcare Trust 

Maria Palmieri – Managing Partner of the Grameen Creative Lab 

Shekhar Kapur
 – Indian Filmmaker, Actor, Entrepeneur 

Kojo Annan
 – Chairman of Boardroom One, Advisory Board for the Global Institute for Sports 

Letizia Moratti
 – Former Minister for Education in Italy 

Baroness Valerie Ann Amos
 – Former UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and eEmergency Relief 

Hilde Schwab – Chairperson and Co-Founder, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, World Economic Forum Geneva 

Artistic Contribution: 

Sing for Hope    

Music by Ferhan & Ferzan Önder, Piano Duo, Goodwill Ambassadors of UNICEF 

Elizabeth Pereira, Artist, Dancer. 



15:15 – 16:00 CET | YY  Room 

Guest contributors:

Carmela Nitti– Social Economy Unit – Coordinator (ARCO)// Researcher YSBCUF

Vittoria Vineis– Social Economy Unit – Researcher (ARCO)// Researcher YSBCUF

Federico Mento– Director of Ashoka Italia and Secretary – Social Value Italia

16:15 – 17:00 CET | YY Room 

Fast-moving distributed interactive session, revolving through six conversation booths showcasing situational leadership case-studies, concluding with a closing synthesis and practical take-aways. Employing a vantage-point approach, the workshop will carry participants through ongoing conversations centered around six Yunus programs in Thailand, each highlighting core characteristics of transformative leadership at the grassroots, facilitated by the project leaders themselves. It will culminate with a synthesis enriched by participant feedback. Participants will engage with real-world leadership challenges, learn how to approach them at the grassroots, and contribute their own perspectives to building greater understanding of leadership that can transform society. 


Guest contributors: 
Dr. Faiz Shah – Executive Director, Yunus Center at the Asian Institute of Technology & President, Yunus Thailand 

Callum Mackenzie – Director, Programs, Yunus Thailand. 

Pathit Ongvasith – Programs Manager, Yunus Thailand. 

Brian Carraway – Circular Economy Lead, Yunus Thailand. 

Dr. Tanawan Samleerat Carraway – Health Lead, Yunus Thailand. 

Pavini Sethi – Youth Engagement Lead. 

Kanyarat Kornpariyawit – CEO, Chill Chill Social Business at the Yunus Center AIT. 

17:15 – 18:00 CET | YY Room 

How is Social Business evolving as a philosophy and a discipline? Join an open conversation between faculty from universities hosting Yunus Social Business Centers and seasoned Grameen Social Business executives shaping the future of Social Business. Social Business and new social business enthusiasts who wish to dive deeper into the Social Business Academia and Practice Scene will also be engaged in this conversation. 


Guest Contributors: 
Yunus Center 

Dr. Faiz Shah – Executive Director, Yunus Center at the Asian Institute of Technology & President, Yunus Thailand 

14:00 – 14:45 CET | YY Museo Lavazza 

In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn how to turn a crisis into a chance, go from pain to power and go from trauma to triumph. The session is aimed for anyone interested in learning about resiliency. 

Guest contributors:

Shanti Silos – Artist, Writer, Business Consultant, Leadership, Trainer, and Life Coach.

16:15 – 17:00 CET | YY Museo Lavazza

The workshop aims at developing a new approach to sustainable territorial development through sport infrastructures, technologies, and habits to solve environmental, economic and social problems and create new opportunities. 

Guest contributors: 
Nicolò Di Tullio– Teacher, IOC Young Leader 2021 – 2024, Sportsman, Biotechnologist 

17:15 – 18:00 CEST | YY Museo Lavazza

In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn how to turn a crisis into a chance, go from pain to power and go from trauma to triumph. The session is aimed for anyone interested in learning about resiliency. 

Guest contributors: 
Shanti Silos – Artist, writer, business consultant, leadership, trainer, and life coach.

14:00 – 14:45 CET | YY Indoor Terrace

Guest contributors:

Niccolò Cipriani – Founder and CEO of Rifo

Anna Fiscale – Founder and CEO of Progetto Quid

15:00 – 15:45 CET | Open terrace

Guest contributors:

Giuseppe Torluccio – Full Professor of Banking and Finance at Università di Bologna

Roberto Manca Bitti– Head of Third Sector.

Alex Toselli– President of Albergo Etico.

Alberto Sinigallia– President of Fondazione Progetto Arca Onlus.


16:00 – 16:45 CET | YY Indoor terrace

Guest contributors:

Global Shapers

14:00 – 14:45 CET | Online

Guest contributors:

Pauline Ndonga– Senior Program Manager of Amani Institute, Kenyaof


15:00 – 15:45 CET | Online

Guest contributors:

Konstantin Muenchau– Program Manager of Yunus Environment Hub


10:00 – 10:45 CEST | YY Indoor terrace  

The importance of Intrapreneurship in Companies. 

Companies need employees who think out of the box and can take initiative. These future leaders are termed intrapreneurs: entrepreneurs within the company. In this panel, the Grameen Creative Lab and their long-standing partner BNP Paribas will share practical examples with the audience of how intrapreneurship directly impacts the company and employee performance. On one side, it can generate business growth through the support of an innovative environment, and on the other side, it encourages individuals to fully engage with the business’ goals and take control of their work. We will share specific examples and real-life case studies from our special incubation partnership with BNP Paribas and the representatives of their intrapreneurship program (People lab4good). 


Guest contributors: 
Maria Ida Palmieri – Manager Partner GCL 

Maribelle Mendanha – Innovation Shaker and Program Manager People’sLab4Good at BNP Paribas 


* Times, panels and speakers are subject to change until the last moment

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