Tuesday

13

August 2019
08:30 am

Pre-Work Talk Berlin Breaking down the boundaries between the business and social sectors

Berlin
Join us for our Berlin Pre-Work Talk on Tuesday August 13 where PHINEO's CEO and Founder Dr. Andreas M. Rickert will answer the #IXDSCriticalQuestion: Can venture philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, or impact investing truly merge the now-siloed business and social sectors and effect real change?

With so many challenges that neither politics nor the private sector nor NGOs can tackle, the call for alternative systems to effect action is getting louder and louder.
 
By now, myriad alternatives are known by buzzwords like venture philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, effective altruism, impact investing, corporate citizenship, collective impact, share value, and inclusive business, just to name a few.
 
They are designed to create impact and to bridge the gap between the business and social sectors. Advocates of these alternatives often claim that their use makes the world a better place, but are these claims really warranted? Can venture philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, or impact investing truly merge the now-siloed business and social sectors and effect real change?
 
Andreas, PHINEO's CEO and expert on social investing, will introduce and assess a range of promising new approaches to achieve impact in professional and private contexts and showcase strategies for their successful implementation. Afterwards, he will be happy to discuss developments and possibilities with you.

Swing by at 8:30am for your dose of caffeine. Andreas will begin at 9am!

We look forward to seeing you at our studio at Paul-Lincke-Ufer 39/40.

Dr. Andreas M. Rickert

 

Andreas is CEO and founder of PHINEO gAG and incubated the organization as Director at Bertelsmann Foundation. Andreas also worked as the Senior Governance Specialist at the World Bank in Washington D.C. Prior to that he was Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, Inc. working globally on public sector and healthcare projects in Bahrain, The Netherlands, the UK and Switzerland. He studied Biology and did his Ph.D. on genetics in Germany and the United States (UC Davis and Stanford). Andreas serves on various boards, e.g., German Council on Sustainability, the expert group of the European Commission on social entrepreneurship (GECES) and a G7-initiated taskforce on impact investing.