Programme Social Enterprise Days 2017

Participants in Social Entrepreneurship Festival

SEI and B-Lab – celebrating change makers in an entrepreneurial society

If one thing has become apparent in previous years, it is that ‘social entrepreneurship’ means different things to different people. Nevertheless, the field has made significant progress during the last decade – not in the least through the efforts of the B Corporations and its representative: B Lab.

On June 1st 2017 , we will take stock of this progress and celebrate how far many inspiring businesses have already come in contributing to a more just and sustainable society. Simultaneously, we will renew the call to action to create positive societal impact, by bringing together a diverse set of inspiring, young as well as experienced stakeholders in our entrepreneurial society. There is much work to do. If we only look at the enormous challenges posed by the Sustainable Development Goals, we know we must step up and increase the pace and scope of change.

At the same time, we all know that – despite the fantastic individuals who inspire communities and drive change – we cannot do it alone. Therefore, you are all wholeheartedly invited to be part of this event and contribute to a community of change makers!

Programme June 1st (Janskerk)

Doors open

Host: Hubertine Roessingh (B Lab)


Sparks for change
Annetje Ottow (Utrecht University, dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance) & Nathan Gilbert (B Lab)


The Changemaker landscape
H. Hummels (Utrecht University)


The changemaker panel
Maurits Groen (Waka Waka)
Mariah Mansvelt Beck (Yoni)
Teyler Padberg (Farmbrothers)


How to be the change

Our workshops:

  • Investing in Societal Challenges (Centerstage)
    Eric Buckens (ABN AMRO), Katrin Ley (Pymwymic) & Harry Hummels (Utrecht University)
  • Impact Measurement
    Jacoline Plomp (Avance) & Lonneke Craemers (Dopper)
  • How to build a meaningful brand
    Pieter van der Manden (Rainbow Collection)
  • Why become a B Corp?
    Nathan Gilbert (B Lab) & Roy Klaassen (Kirkman Company)
  • Ecosystems of Social Entrepreneurship
    Stefan Panhuijsen (Social Enterprise NL), Niels Bosma & Erik Stam (Utrecht University) & Toke Tom (Gemeente Utrecht)
  • From Corporate Social Responsibility to Social Business 
    Sjoerd Kamerbeek (Van Doorne) & Annika van Baar (Utrecht University)

See the workshop descriptions on the registration page 
Choose your preferred workshop when you register, we have limited spaces available per workshop.


Be the change or... go home
Keynote interview led by Leen Zevenbergen with genuine changemaker Tessa Wernink (Fairphone)


Drinks and social bites