Morning Session 09:00-12:40

8:30-9:00  Registration
Facilitator of the Day: Linda Hedström Eriksson

9:00-9:25 Opening of Plenary
Dr. Laurent “Larry” Leksell, Founder and Chairman Elekta AB and Leksell Social Ventures (LSV). Member of the SPS Advisory Board
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9:25-10:10  Conversation – Driving Change: The Philanthropist’s Journey
Fran Perrin, Founder and Director of the Indigo Trust
Cristina Ljungberg, Co-Founder at The Case For Her, Partner at Influence Film
Moderator: Jo Ensor, Global Director, The Philanthropy Workshop, TPW
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10:10-10:30  How We Can Make the World a Better Place By 2030
Do you think the world is going to be a better place next year? In the next decade? Can we end hunger, achieve gender equality, halt climate change, all in the next 15 years? The Social Progress Index has some good news.
Key Note
Michael Green, Chief Executive Officer of the Social Progress Imperative
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10:30-10:50  Building a Movement of Tech Philanthropists
David will talk about how Founders Pledge developed into a revolutionary approach to early stage philanthropy and a network of likeminded people. It’s about bringing people together, getting them to talk to each other around common causes – and actually take part in that change.
Key Note
David Goldberg, Chief Executive Officer of The Founders Pledge
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10:50-11:20  Coffee Break

11:20-11:50 Exploring New Frontiers: Unlocking Resources for Social Good
Farrukh Khan, Senior Director of Business Development, Acumen
Sietse Wouters, Director of Innovative Finance, UBS Optimus Foundation
Moderator: Linda Hedström Eriksson, LHE Development
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11:50-12:30  Partnerships to Protect the Planet: Global Goal 14 On Life Below Water
Oceans are essential to the existence of every creature on this planet, and its health is one of the most critical issues of our time. You’ll hear about bold new ways to safeguard our Oceans – from visionaries and experts in the field.
Nishan Degnarain, Special Advisor to World Economic Forum on Oceans & UBS Global Visionary
Robin Millington, Executive Director, Planet Tracker
Nina Jensen, Chief Executive Officer, X Four-10 / REV
Merci Olsson, Communications Director, Race for The Baltic
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12:30-13:50  Networking Lunch

Afternoon Session 13:50-17:00

13:50-14:10  End Poverty – Give Work!
Leila Janah’s Samasource is on track to pull in $15 million in revenue this year by setting up workers in Kenya, Uganda, India, and other underprivileged parts of the world as remote freelancers for the tech sector, an arrangement that boosts their average wages from less than $2.50 a day to more than $8.
Leila Janah, Founder and CEO of Samasource and LXMI
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14:10-14:50  The Global Deal – a Multi-Stake Holder Partnership
The Global Deal is a global partnership in line with Goal 17 in the UN 2030 Agenda and it aims to encourage governments, businesses, unions and other organizations to make commitments to enhance social dialogue.
Annika Söder, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs
Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, Chairman, the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO)
Salomon Bekele, Senior Advisor, CEO Office, Telia Company
Moderator: Michael Green, Economist and Author, former Senior Official in the British Government
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14:50-15:10  Digital Transformation to Empower Social Good
Economies and societies are being rapidly transformed by technology. As a result, digital skills are becoming essential to the jobs of today and tomorrow. One of the greatest challenges we face is ensuring everyone has access to the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Sylvie Laffarge will take us into the future where every person will have the opportunity to achieve more.
Sylvie Laffarge, Director of Philanthropies Europe, Microsoft
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15:10-16:00  Partnership for a Better World In Achieving Global Goals: Global Goal 5 on Gender Equality
This panel will explore how grassroots-led and women-centered partnerships can create sustainable change, increase women’s agency and leadership, and address structural barriers that women and girls face in their everyday lives.
Diana Amini, Global Manager, H&M Foundation
Emily Bove, Executive Director, Women Thrive Alliance
Eva Johansson, Lead Policy Advisor for Gender Equality, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Michelle Milford Morse, Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy, UN Foundation (pending)
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16:00-16:20 Coffee Break

16:20-16:40  Using Evidence for More Impact In Philanthropy
Examples from around the world show how evidence-based approaches can identify the strongest programs, which governments and NGOs can then scale to reach millions.
Annie Duflo, Executive Director of Innovations for Poverty Action
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16:40-17:00  Closing and Reflections On the Day
Aligning our giving journeys with what works: what have we learned from today’s discussions? Emily Bove will take us through a summary of the innovative and important ideas shared throughout the day and will invite us to act on some of the critical ideas that were presented during the Symposium.

17:30  SPS Bonus – Private Walk-Through Following the Symposium
Join us for a private after-hours and curator-led VIP tour of the Moderna Museet’s collection including the most talked about artwork in the Pop-art Gallery and a showing of the Contemporary Art Gallery’s remarkable exhibition.