Day 1 - November 7

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM CEST

We need a far more ambitious commitment to achieve Peace and a World of Three Zeros (Zero Net Carbon Emissions, Zero Wealth concentration for ending poverty, and zero Unemployment by unleashing entrepreneurship in all). Join our community at the Global Social Business Summit 2022 and be inspired by world personalities to lead change.

What is a social business, and why does it allow us to create and sustain peace? What is the role of digitalization in scaling up social business and building through them a culture of peace? How can imagination and creativity help entrepreneurs build a new path towards a more peaceful environment and workplace? What is the role of youth in this?

Welcome from the Founders:

Professor Muhammad Yunus – Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Global Social Business Summit Co-Founder
Lamiya Morshed – Executive Director Yunus
Hans Reitz – Head of Global Social Business Summit and Creative Director Yunus Centre

Institutional Welcome:

Stefano Lo Russo – Mayor of Turin

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

Special Guests:

Dr. Jane Goodall – DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace
Shekhar Kapur– Indian world-renowned filmmaker and entrepreneur
Elena Goitini – Chief Executive Officer of BNL
Mario Calderini – Cabinet Advisor to the Italian Minister of Innovation and the Minister of Sustainable Infrastructure and Mobility
Kate Robertson – Co-Founder One Young World

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM CEST

A 3 Zero Economy: fostering food and natural resources security with social business. What are the challenges of implementing behavior-change and launching a social business in the Nutrition
and Agricultural space?

Guest contributors:

Valerie Mazon – Managing Directorof Danone Communities
Bernard Kowatsch – CEO of World Food Program Innovation Accelerator

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM CEST

The current energy crisis is questioning our businesses and systems: will we be able to continue living and working as we did up till now? Future scenarios, and how social business can make a difference.

Guest contributors:

Sohel Ahmed – Managing Director of Grameen Shakti

12:30 PM – 14:00 PM CEST

14:00 PM – 14:45 PM CEST

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?


Hans Reitz – Grameen Creative Lab and Founder of Perfect Day

Guest contributors:

Professor Muhammad Yunus – Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Global Social Business Summit Co-Founder
Giuseppe Lavazza – Board Member Lavazza Group
Sara Nuru – CEO of Nuru Coffee


Mandeep Rai – Author and BBC reporter

14:45 PM – 15:30 PM CEST

What is the impact of health inequalities in the world? What role can social business play? Fostering a social business pharma and Tech4Good model to guarantee equal health to everyone.

Guest contributors:
Harald Nusser – Head of Global Patient Solutions at Gilead Sciences
Diana Mandewo – Communications Director at VaxiGlobal
Yacine Djibo – Founder Speak Up Africa

15:30 PM – 16:00 PM CEST

16:00 PM – 16:45 PM CEST

The challenges and the opportunities that Tech4good is bringing in social businesses and in inclusive societies at a systemic level. The role of digitalization and tech4good in social businesses to create more impact.

Guest contributors:

Alaap Tatwawadi – Global Strategy and Growth Lead at Google- Next Billion Users
Davide Dattoli – CEO and Founder of Talent Garden
Alexandra Hussenot – CEO of Immersionn
Nishit Desai– Founder Nishit Desai Associates

16:45 PM – 17:30 PM CEST

Guest contributors:

– Member of the Governing Board and Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy
Torino Social Impact – Borsa sociale

Day 2 - November 8

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM CEST

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM CEST

Connecting from COP27 & creative contributions

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM CEST

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM CEST

Finance is the air for social entrepreneurs and for any change to happen. The
importance of a well-designed financial model for social businesses. Challenges and
opportunities connected with access to credit for social businesses. Is there still a taboo that
combines finance and social purpose

Speakers to be announced soon

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM CEST

Organized by Yunus Environment Hub

Moderated by:

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

Guest 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

12:30 PM – 14:00 PM CEST

14:00 PM – 14:45 PM CEST

Organized by Yunus Sports Hub

Best practices and stories of impact from the world of sport. How athletes can teach us to pursue high-level objectives and face difficulties — sports organizations as agents of changes in local communities.

Guest contributors:

Yoan Noguier – Co-Founder and Managing Director Yunus Sport Hub
Marie Barsacq – Impact and Legacy Director at Paris 2024
Nicolo di Tullio – IOC Young Leader

14:45 PM – 15:30 PM CEST

Youth is creating impact with JoYY and Hope. Join this panel and be inspired by the leaders of
today (not tomorrow).

Opening Remarks & Contributors:

Elizabeth Wathuti – Environmental and Climate
Activists and Head of Campaigns at Wangari Mathaii Foundation
Maura Gancitano e Andrea Colamedici – TLON, Philosophers, writers, influencers and entrepreneurs

15:30 PM – 16:00 PM CEST

16:00 PM – 17:30 PM CEST

An inspirational closing to salute the social business community, announce the Young Challengers Winners, announce the next GSBS, and launch impactful initiatives with the community.

Special Guests:
Maria Teresa Mestre – Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Anne Hidalgo – Mayor of Paris*
Melinda Gates – Business Woman and Philanthropist*
Juan Manuel Santos – Former President of Colombia, Nobel Peace Prize 2016*
Elena Bonetti – Italian Minister for Equal Opportunities and Family Italia Viva*
Mahmood – Singer*
Andrea Bocelli – Singer*
Ron Garan – NASA Astronaut
Samantha Cristoforetti – Astronaut

Side Events

November 7 & 8
14:00 PM – 17:00 PM CEST

Facilitated and organized by Grameen Creative Lab and the partners of the Summit: Social Impact Storytelling, Social Impact Measurement, Social Intrapreneurs: Transforming companies into a force for good, Social business model Canva as a social business model tool, Finding your purpose in social business, Leadership Skills for social business Entrepreneurs, Green Inclusive Finance with BNP Paribas, Growth Hacking Marketing for social businesses by The Grameen Creative Lab
November 7

9:30 AM – 13:00 PM CEST
Networking Area

13:00 PM – 14:30 PM CEST
Young Challengers Lunch with Professor Yunus

14:30 PM CEST onwards
Young Challenges Pitch event

November 8

COP27 streaming in the morning: fostering discussions and solutions to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. We will stream the main sessions of COP27 and we will comment them together

Social Business Pitches in the afternoon: a chance for local and international social enterprises and social businesses as well as other programs to display their products and connect with stakeholders.


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

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