Program

With the main guiding questions imece summit focused on exploring these themes;

Communities for impact

Collaborative & purpose led communities, long term vision exploration for community of learners, community engagement & mobilization, community-powered design, international pionering communities and such.

Finance for impact

System level change in finance, purpose economy, alternative finance models, strategic philanthropy, impact investment, buy social and such.

Business for impact

Organizational change, business transformation, purpose-led business, impact entrepreneurship, purpose-led culture, impact assessment and management and such.

Leadership for impact

Responsibility & leadership, network leadership, impact entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, strategic philanthropy, Sustainable Development Goals.

Organizations for impact

New generations of civil society, governmental bodies, academia, youth movement, public innovation and such.

imece summit, which took place virtually in 18 & 19th March 2021, hosted different formats such as a series of panels, speeches, workshops, network development, roundtables, collaboration studies, and learning transfer. The summit will be delivered bilingually, in Turkish and English. You can find more information about the program below.

The program times shared on this page are for Istanbul / Turkey time (GMT +3).

Day 1

18 March 2021

Time

10:00 – 10:15

 

Session
Getting Started with the Day: What Awaits Us on Day 1?
Speakers

Aylin Gezgüç – Arbor Impact Director
Doç. Dr. Itır Erhart – Adım Adım & Açık Açık Founding Member
Marcello Palazzi – NOW Partners Co-founder and Global Ambassador

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

Time

10:15 – 11:00

 

Session
Is The Change Really Possible?
Is change possible on an individual and systemic scale? Are justice, well-being, education, culture and organization components of the road to change? In this session, the critical questions of Levent Erden were answered based on the observations and researches of Bekir Ağırdır and Ufuk Akciğit.
Moderator

Levent Erden – Next Academy Founder, Academician

Speakers

Bekir Ağırdır – KONDA General Manager
Ufuk Akçiğit –  Professor of Economics at University of Chicago

Format

Debate

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

Time

11:00 – 11:45

Session
The Role of Municipalities in Driving Change
While cities cover only 3% of the earth; more than half of the world’s population and 60-80% of the world’s energy consumption are in the cities. In this session, Ekrem İmamoğlu and Fatma Şahin shared the role of municipalities in managing the change that people and the planet need for a sustainable future, and the critical intervention areas that come to the fore in the next 10 years, and how they will implement it in their current and possible plans in these areas.
Moderator

Hakan Güldağ – Journalist at Dünya Gazetesi & Writer

Speakers

Ekrem İmamoğlu – Mayor of İstanbul
Fatma Şahin – Mayor of Gaziantep and President of Union of Municipalities of Turkey

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

Time

11:45 – 12:30

Session
Accelerate for Change
In this session, we explored how the individual journeys can turn into a holistic effort with inter-sectoral transitions such as shared wisdom, collaboration opportunities, and efficient use of resources while listening to the predictions of panelists from different sectors on how they will shape the future.
Moderator

Şirin Payzın – Journalist

Speakers

Deniz Aycan – Koç University International Relations and Economics Student
Erhan Erkut – MEF University Founding Vice President

Mehmet Atakan Foça – Teyit Founder
Ömer Yüngül – Zorlu Holding CEO
Ümit Boyner – Boyner Grup Board Member

Sukhrob Khojimatov – UNDP Turkey Deputy Resident Representative

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

Time

12:30- 13:10

Session
Can Capitalism Be Regenerative?
In this session John Elkington discussed the idea of regenerative capitalism and shared an approach on how businesses can work in the interest of people and the planet, not just profit. In the midst of rapid global challenges, John suggests that transforming the current system to serve people and the planet is a must and demands a new form of leadership with a regenerative mindset. Cüneyt Başaran raised his questions to depict the world that John envisioned.
Moderator

Cüneyt Başaran – Journalist

Speaker

John Elkington – Founder of Volans, Writer, Thinker

Format

Open Forum: Keynote followed by a Q&A

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

Hosted by
Time

13:25 – 14:10

Session
Using Business as a Force for Good. The What, How and Why of the B Corp Movement
This session was an open invitation to anyone that is keen on learning more about the B Corp Movement. Together with speakers from the B Corp community, we explored all about driving business as a force for good, stakeholder capitalism, B Corp certification and the B Impact Assessment. Participants learned all about what it means to be a part of the B Corp movement and the options to align with the B Corp movement and drive collective action together.
Moderator

Joey van den Brink – Certification Manager of B Lab Europe

Speakers

Anagnosti John Choukalas – Apivita Head of Global HR, Education & Sustainability / Global Brand Ambassador
Ece Altunmaral – Reflect Studio Co-Founder

Format

Presentation & Q&A

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

Hosted by
Time

13:25 – 14:10

Session
Discovering the Social Opportunities: Alternative Finance and Impact Investment
This session discovered with speakers the social finance ecosystem and opportunities. The best practices will also help to understand the concept and how it helps impact investment as a strategic use of development finance for the mobilisation of additional finance towards sustainable development in developed & developing countries.
Moderator

Seza Eraydın – Impact Manager at S360

Speakers

Erin Robert – Head of Impact Finance at J.P. Morgan
Ertunç Tümen, CFA – Executive VP, CMO at Ak Asset Management
Metin Salt – General Manager at Vestel Ventures

Format

Presentation & Panels

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage B

Hosted by
Time

14:10 – 14:55

Session
Let’s Get to Net Zero!
A conversation with B Corps who pledged to get to net zero by 2030 to unpack the business agenda of ‘net zero’. After a short introduction to the topic, we heard from those who take concrete action to advance their journey to net zero.
Moderator

Yeliz Mert – Country Partner Manager at B Lab Europe

Speakers

Karel Vieler – Seepje Impact Manager
Kaya Axelsson – Strategic Engagement Fellow at Oxford Net Zero
Peter Nørgaard Dupont – Coffee Collective Co-Founder & CEO

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

Hosted by
Time

14:10 – 14:55

Session
Social Impact Management in Practice – Cases from Turkey
With increasing awareness and understanding on how social impacts caused by the activities of organizations can add to or decrease the total value created, the social impact management has entered the agenda of various organizations influencing their operations and decision making. Speakers that were invited to panel to share their experience and insights on social impact management represent different sectors, providing the interesting overview of social impact management practices.
Moderator

Agata Fortuna – Project and Training Senior Specialist at KUSIF

Speakers

Emre Keskin – Hayal Gücü Merkezi Founder
Ercan Balcı – Çayeli Bakır İşletmeler External Relations Manager
Duygu Güner – Social Impact Evaluation Expert
Gizem Girgin – Bilgi University Incubation Center Team Manager

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage B

Hosted by
Time

14:55 – 15:40

Session
Future Fit
Against the backdrop of rapidly and constantly changing conditions and an increasing uncertainty about the future, it has become paramount to design and implement future-proof business models. The only way for organizations to survive is through delivering meaningful environmental and social benefits with a future-aligned perspective and vision. In the session titled Future Fit, we heard from leading Turkish companies share their stories, approaches, goals and practices with regard to creating long-term value. The session was hosted by Zorlu Holding, the company behind the Future Oriented sustainability strategy Smart Life 2030.
Moderator

Aslı Alemdaroğlu – Zorlu Holding Corporate Communications General Manager

Speakers

Ahmet Fikret Baltaoğlu – Expanscience Turkey CEO
Dr. Hasan Süel – Chief External Affairs Officer at Vodafone Turkey
Pınar Anapa – People and Culture Executive Vice President at Akbank

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

Hosted by
Time

14:55 – 15:40

Session
Youth As Change Makers For The Future
Young people today face many unique challenges because of the pandemic. During the SIX Wayfinder 2020, we reflected on how many youth have been inspired to respond to these challenges with action, showing remarkable resilience and taking responsibility for their own futures by asking: “why are we not doing something”? In this session, SIX brought together two leaders in social innovation in South Africa and Hong Kong, together with two leaders in Turkey, to explore how to prepare young people for the future and build their capacity to adapt and change. We explored the different ways that youth around the world can fight for a better future, what that looks like in times of COVID, and how institutions and platforms can support and develop young people today to drive lasting change. This session included time for Q&A section with each of the speakers.
Moderator

Louise Pulford – SIX CEO

Speakers

Ada Wong – Make A Difference (MaD) initiative Founder
Filiz Bikmen – Esas Sosyal Social Investment Adviser and Founding Director
Francis Petersen – University of the Free State Rector and Vice-Chancellor
Melike Aydın – YGA (Young Guru Academy) President
Mustafa Özer – imece Director

Format

Presentation + Q&A

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage B

Hosted by
Time

15:40 – 16:25

Session
Business Path to the SDGs
A session where B Lab Europe’s SDG Program Manager set the scene for effective business action towards the SDGs and where businesses shared their stories of going through transformation using the SDGs as their North Star. Different approaches from different countries and sectors were highlighted, along with useful resources for guidance, including the SDG Action Manager. There were mini presentations and Q&A for businesses to interact with the pioneer companies.
Moderator

Neila Benamara – SDG Programme Manager at B Lab Europe

Speakers

Boğaç Şimşir –  Eczacıbaşı Building Products Innovation Director, 2020 Global Compact Network Turkey SDG Pioneer
Elisabetta Meconcelli – EU Funds & Projects Manager at Treedom
Marta Anglada – Head of Sustainability at Ferrer

Format

Presentation + Q&A

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

Hosted by
Time

15:40 – 16:25

Session
System Change
Moderator

İstem D. Akalp – Ashoka Turkey Co-Director

Speakers

Mehmet Atakan Foça – Teyit Founder
Mine Ekinci – KODA Coordinator

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage B

Hosted by
Time

16:25 – 17:05

Session
Business as an Ally for Creating a Better Future
An inspiring keynote on the power of collaborative action to reset the role and financing of business for an equitable, inclusive future. Drawing from B Corp Movement and the wide coalition of Imperative 21, Jay shared his views on the critical changes in our economic system that we are tackling together.
Moderator

Didem Eryar Ünlü – Dünya Newspaper Coordinator & Columnist

Speaker

Jay Coen Gilbert –  Imperative 21 CEO

Format

Open Forum: Keynote followed by a Q&A

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

Hosted by
Time

16:25 – 17:05

Session
Components of Innovative and Effective Civil Society
Keeping up with the demands of local and global developments in the next 10 years also applies to the civil society sector. ‘’What kind of transformation is needed for an effective and innovative civil society?’’ around this question, transparency, accountability; Funding and partnership opportunities for civil society; innovative business and profit models were discussed with people from the Turkish civil society ecosystem.
Moderator

Renay Onur – General Manager of Spor İstanbul A.Ş.

Speakers

Bülent Özcan – Director-General for Financial Cooperation and Project Implementation at Directorate for EU Affairs
Füsun Aymergen – Field and Communications Assistant Manager of KAÇUV
Senem Başyurt – General Secretary at Darüşşafaka Cemiyeti

Format

Open Forum: Keynote followed by a Q&A

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage B

Hosted by
Time

17:05 – 17:45

Session
Evolving the Practice of Design for Social Innovation: Building Community Ownership
This session was the keynote speech for the “community track” and was delivered by Jocelyn Wyatt, CEO of IDEO.org. We explored the evolution of design in the context of social innovation and focused on community-driven practices.
Moderator

Fatoş Karahasan – Academician at İstanbul Bilgi University, Journalist, Writer

Speaker

Jocelyn Wyatt – Co-Founder and CEO at IDEO.org

Format

Open Forum: Keynote followed by a Q&A

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

Hosted by
Time

17:05 – 17:45

Session
Inclusive Partnerships for Sustainable Impact
SDG Impact Accelerator (SDGia) is an inspiring initiative that brings public and private sectors together to focus on solutions for the most pressing issues of the globe. Strongly dedicated to work for UN Sustainable Development Goals, SDGia built an extraordinary approach to partnerships which play a crucial role on boosting the efforts through a robust and sustainable collaboration. Governments, international organizations, entrepreneurs and the private sector partners joined forces with startups willing to create an impact in the world in line with the principle of “Leave no one behind”. This panel explored the questions behind how SDGia provides global and local network opportunities through its strong and unique partnership during and beyond the program, mentorship access for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, and a combination of collective actions to leverage innovative products/solutions for the development challenges.
Moderator

Seher Alacacı – UNDP Assistant Resident Representative and Co-Chair of the SDGia Board

Speakers

Boğaç Şimşir – Eczacıbaşı Innovation Director
Duygu Ercan Mörel – Globesight Country Representative
Gülseren Çelik – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Head of Department for Multilateral Economic Affairs and Alternate Co-Chair of the SDGia Board
Sharanya Thakur – Gravity Earth Project Manager
Şafak Müderrisgil – Etkiyap (Impact Investing Turkey) Co-Founder & Chair of Executive Committee

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage B

Hosted by
Time

17:45 – 18:00

Session
Closing Remarks
Speakers

Aylin Gezgüç – Arbor Impact Director
Doç. Dr. Itır Erhart – Adım Adım & Açık Açık Founding Member
Marcello Palazzi – NOW Partners Co-founder and Global Ambassador

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

Day 2

19 March 2021

Time

10:10 – 10:25

Session
Getting Started with the Day: What Awaits Us on Day 2?
Speakers

Aylin Gezgüç – Arbor Impact Director
Itır Erhart – Adım Adım & Açık Açık Founding Member
Marcello Palazzi – NOW Partners Co-founder and Global Ambassador

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

Time

10:25 – 11:05

Session
Network Leadership
What are the principles for effective & strategic leadership within networks and coalitions that drive change in the 21st century? Jane Wei-Skillern asked how we might challenge ourselves to examine the characteristics of our own collaborations and provides guidance on how to ensure that the impact of our collective work is dramatically greater than the sum of the individual parts.
Moderator

Serdar Turan – Harvard Business Review Turkey Editor-in-Chief

Speaker

Jane Wei-Skillern- Senior Fellow at Center for Social Sector Leadership in UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Format

Open Forum: Keynote followed by a Q&A

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

Hosted by
Time

11:05 – 11:50

Session
Leadership Beyond Gender: How Women Make A Difference?
Understanding how female leaders have developed over time can help us embrace the potential for their future advancement. Listening the conversation of women leaders and their journeys from different sectors can give us a picture on how they can lead the change for the turbulent times ahead.
Moderator

Elsa Marie D’Silva – Founder & CEO at Red Dot Foundation

Speakers

Ebru Dildar Edin – Garanti BBVA Executive Vice President
Melsa Ararat – Director of CGFT at Sabanci University

Shahira Amin – Independent Journalist

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

Hosted by
Time

11:05 – 11:50

Session
Impact for Climate
Climate crisis is real but we know that solutions are available. Everyone has a role to play – designing and implementing alternatives. In this session, leaders from different sectors shared their action path and made a call for a more collective and cross-sectoral alignments. A special focus was placed on the Exponential RoadMap Initiative.
Moderator

Marcello Palazzi – NOW Partners Co-founder and Global Ambassador

Speakers

Johan Falk – Exponential Roadmap Initiative Co-Founder & Director
Maja Groff – Lawyer & Convenor of the Climate Governance Commission
Sandrine Dixson-Declève – Co-president of The Club of Rome

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage B

Hosted by
Time

11:15 – 11:45

Session
Communities for Impact – Introduction to Community Design: A Guide to Growing Collaborative and Purpose-led Communities
This was the plenary session to serve as an intro for all ATÖLYE sessions that followed. The session made an introduction into community design and explored how communities come together around a purpose. “Communities are ultimately a reflection of the people who come together to form them. Understanding the roles of a community’s “gardeners” and identifying the profiles of its members—are key to understanding the nature and purpose of a community’s existence.”
Facilitator

Atılım Şahin – Creative Hub Director at ATÖLYE

Format

Opening session with interactive workshop elements

Broadcast on

Zoom

Hosted by
Time

11:50 – 12:35

Session
After Covid – Economic and Social Lessons from the Pandemic
In this session, Tim Jackson gave an overview on how capitalism evolved with last global economic crisis, how pandemic has had an effect on global economy and what next awaits the world economy. What structural economic reforms is needed for the upcoming global crisis? Could the pandemic crisis be an opportunity to implement these reforms? What are the roles of companies, governments and society in carrying out structural reforms in the economy?
Moderator

Cüneyt Başaran – Journalist

Speaker

Tim Jackson – Economist & Writer

Format

Open Forum: Keynote followed by a Q&A

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

Hosted by
Time

11:50 – 12:35

Session
Is It Social Innovation or Not?
The panel brought together social innovation practitioners and experts sharing information on defining characteristics of social innovation and why social innovation matters for all sectors, private, public, civic/social. Panelists shared insights from the recent UNDP Accelerator Lab Turkey Social Innovation Support Program experience.
Moderator

Sinem Güravşar Gökçe – Istasyon TEDU

Speakers

Berivan Eliş – Impact Hub Candidate Ankara Co-Founder
Burcu Karaca Uğural – Döngü Cooperative & BPREG Composites Founding Partner
Ebru Metin – Legal Design Turkey Founder
Gökçe Tuna – UNDP Accelerator Labs Head of Exploration
Meltem Ceylan Alibeyoğlu – Darussafaka Middle School Academic Coordinator

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage B

Hosted by
Time

12:00 – 12:45

Session
Community-powered Design for Impact: Tackling Real-world Challenges Together
This session explored how community-powered innovation helps organizations transform. The most pressing challenges of our world are too complex for a single branch of design to tackle. Confronting high levels of complexity requires creating and managing multiple partnerships, thinking at an ecosystem level, and bringing together those from a variety of backgrounds and points of view. Community-powered design and innovation reframe the notion of “community engagement and mobilization” for organizations by giving them a diverse outlook in tackling challenges and helping them transform into platform-businesses.
Facilitator

Deniz Dönmez – Senior Design Strategist & Service Designer at ATÖLYE
Engin Ayaz – Co-Founder of ATÖLYE

Format

Presentation with interactive prompts

Broadcast on

Zoom

Hosted by
Time

12:35 – 13:20

Session
Building and Fostering an Enabling Environment to Buy Social in Turkey
In this session, we discussed market creation for the goods and services provided by social enterprises, as well as the need to create a conducive environment for this market. Our guests included social entrepreneurs, businesses and intermediary companies.
Moderator

Merve Kavas – Social Innovation Strategist

Speakers

Duygu Vatan – Co-founder of Joon
Ögeday Uçurum – Co-Founder of Toyi
Wieteke Dupain – Euclid Network – Knowledge and Research Lead

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

Hosted by
Time

12:35 – 13:20

Session
Leading Change through Disruptive Models: The Power of Youth
In this session, the impact of youth empowerment programs, youth’s perception of leadership, their capacity to make a difference through leadership, and their expectations and hopes in a transforming world were discussed.
Moderator

Serra Titiz – Mikado Founder & General Manager

Speakers

Beste Kayıhan – MZV
Elif Choghay – Re:Coded
Elifcan Şahan – imeceLAB
Homam Hawari – Mikado Embark
Orhun Canca – Girvak
Umre Metin – YetGen

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage B

Hosted by
Time

13:00 – 13:45

Session
Igniting a Culture of Longer-than-usual-term Impact: What kind of ancestors do we want to become?
Let’s leave aside the terms “impact and “sustainability” for a second. Before we try and come up with new and shiny solutions to the age-old problems, let’s take a step back and consider how we, as a community, can stare with presence into the eyes of our story NOW in which both our past and our future live. Let us remember humanity’s place and relationships in the cycle of life and the Earth community and ask ourselves: Can we humans live by finally placing life in the center, by taking responsibility for the consequences of our actions and as if the lives of who come after us mattered? Tasked with the questions above, Filiz and Mert invite participants to an interactive session where they shared the learnings they have gathered in their individual journeys.
Facilitator

Filiz Telek – Circle Facilitator & Author
Mert Çetinkaya – Director of ATÖLYE Academy

Format

Presentation with interactive prompts

Broadcast on

Zoom

Hosted by
Time

13:20 – 14:05

Session
Using Philantrophy Strategically
The panel discussion intended to capture learnings and visions on how to redesign funding towards more impact-oriented outcomes and how leadership makes a difference to kick-off such a transformation.
Moderator

Ergem Şenyuva – Founder of Rekind UK & Yeşilist 

Speakers

Antonis Schwarz – Impact Investor and Philanthropist
Ayla Göksel – Özyeğin Social Investments CEO
Dr. Natasha M. Matic – Chief Strategy Officer of King Khalid Foundation

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

Hosted by
Time

13:30 – 15:30

Session
Purpose-led Transformation Pathways for Large Enterprises
In this invite-only session, the participants from UNGC Turkey member companies found inspiration from the stories of existing large B Corps and opportunity to share their own challenges on creating impact and change within their organization. The first part of the session focused on bridging knowledge and best practice sharing from the international B Corp context. In the second part, the participants were part of a group discussion where they had a chance to speak to their peers from different large enterprises and share their challenges.
Moderator

Nathan Gilbert – B Lab Europe Executive Director

Speakers

Karen Lemasson – Laboratoires Expanscience Corporate Social Responsibilty Director & Member of the Excecutive Committee
Marcelo Bicalho Behar – Natura & Co Vice-President Sustainability & Group Affairs
Nathan Gilbert – B Lab Europe Executive Director

Facilitation of Roundtable

A. Eren Öztürk – S360 Strategic Leadership and Learning Design
Simge Aydın – S360 Strategy and Corporate Relations

Format

Roundtable

Hosted by
Time

14:05 – 14:50

Session
New Layers of Financial Instruments: Banking for Impact and Financial Empowerment
Real change never comes easy. Even less so, however, if you’re working towards transformation inside of institutions and organizations, no matter how big or small. Intrapreneurs across sectors shine light on the barriers to expect and the rewards to reap for those leading change from within.
Moderator

Kerem Okumuş – S360 CEO

Speakers

Fuat Savaş – Executive Director at JP Morgan
Mehmet Üvez – Principal Inclusion Specialist at EBRD
Özgür Göker – Analyst at UBP (Union Bancaire Privée)
Sandra Castañeda Elena – Triodos Bank Head Of Corporate Development

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

Hosted by
Time

14:05 – 14:50

Session
Scaling Entrepreneurial Solutions for the SDGs
Hosted by Impact Hub Istanbul, the panel on ‘Scaling the Impact of Ventures that Tackle Sustainable Development Goals’ brought together the finalists of Accelerate2030, the world’s largest impact acceleration program. Entrepreneurs shared their experiences and stories about how they made an impact around the world.
Moderator

Ayşe Sabuncu – Impact Hub Istanbul Co-Founder

Speakers

Alejandro Ortega – Sibö Co-Founder & CEO
Duygu Yılmaz – Biolive Co-Founder & CEO
Fauzal Riski – Sampangan Partner

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage B

Hosted by
Time

14:00 – 15:15

Session
Responsibility & Leadership
Are we leaders first and responsibility follows? Or does our responsibility lead to our leadership? This session was an interactive participatory exchange around both qualities, engaging you in sharing, listening and active witnessing. Alongside participants of diverse backgrounds, we invited participants to make sense of what drives them as a responsible leader.
Facilatators

Cihan Koral Facilitator & Consultant
Louisa Mammeri – Network Organizer for North Africa and West Asia at BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt
Valerie Marouche – Network Organizer for Northern & Central Europe at BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt

Format

Interactive & introspective session

Broadcast on

Zoom

Hosted by
Time

14:50 – 15:35

Session
Leading Change From Within: Intrapreneurship & Institutional Barriers
Real change never comes easy. Even less so, however, if you’re working towards transformation inside of institutions and organizations, no matter how big or small. Intrapreneurs across sectors shine light on the barriers to expect and the rewards to reap for those leading change from within.
Moderator

Florencia Estrade – Co-Founder and Global Catayst of The League of Intrapreneurs

Speakers

Metin Salt – General Manager at Vestel Ventures
Stefan Koch – Senior Manager Corporate Strategy & Portfolio Development at Covestro AG
Yasemin Sırali – Social Investments Director of Fiba Holding

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

Hosted by
Time

14:50 – 15:35

Session
The Changing Role of Public Servants: Making the Unusual More Usual
Following the SIX Wayfinder 2020, SIX invited back several participants from its closed ensembles and introduced new perspectives from Turkey,to advance the conversation on how to stimulate innovation in local government, how to work more effectively with citizens and other stakeholders, and how to convince main actors that innovative contributions to their city are possible and valuable. Through the changing of generations and the nature of complex social issues and crises today, many civil servants know that they need to think about their work in very different ways, yet struggle to find the right frameworks to turn unusual activities and approaches into norms. But by exchanging with, and learning from, other unusual suspects in public service innovation, it is possible to gain full energy and commitment for the road ahead.
Moderator

Louise Pulford – SIX CEO

Speakers

Doç. Dr. Birol Ekici – Union of Municipalities of Turkey Secretary General
Noel Hatch – Head Of Strategy at Camden Council – London Borough of Camden
Peter Ramsden – Managing Director of Freiss ltd.
Rushka Ely – Programme Lead at Western Cape Economic Development Partnership

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage B

Hosted by
Time

15:30 – 16:45

Session
Impact Entrepreneurship: The Leadership It Takes
What are the key leadership challenges that impact entrepreneurs face across the globe? And how might you overcome them? The BMW Foundation’s RESPOND and imece accelerators invited those who already made the cut to share the good, the bad and the ugly behind international scaling, sustainable business models also with respect to tackling real equity, diversity and inclusion in start-ups. The mind-set of responsible leadership is key.
Facilitators

Bennet Barth – RESPOND Program Director
Mustafa Özer – imece Director
Thomas Röhrl – RESPOND Program Manager

Speakers

Mehemed Bougsea – Think-it Co-Founder & CEO
Rym Baouendi – Founding & Managing Director at Medina Works
Thandi Dyani – Head of Strategic Partnerships at Girls Are Awesome

Format

Presentation + Breakouts

Broadcast on

Zoom

Hosted by
Time

15:35 – 16:20

Session
Impact-focused Communities Around the Globe
This session was a panel to explore the practices of impact-focused organizations that are driven by their communities.During the session, impact-focused and community-driven organizations from around the world shared their thinking and demonstrate leading cases.
Facilitator

Kerem Alper – Co-Founder of ATÖLYE

Speakers

Todd Porter – Chief Ecosystem Officer at Egde Of
Richard Bartlett – Director at Enspiral
Luisa Covaria – OpenIDEO Senior Director

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

Hosted by
Time

15:35 – 16:20

Session
How can citizens shape different possible futures for cities?
Following the SIX Wayfinder 2020, SIX brought back two international guests from Canada and Colombia, and paired them with two additional speakers from Turkey, to continue the conversation on how we can shape different possible futures for cities and what is the role for citizens in making that change. This panel was building on two central questions together: “how can we as citizens imagine culture and nature in different ways and take action and decisions differently in our daily lives?” and “how do we create experiments that guide us to different futures for cities, which are more resilient and livable?”.
Moderator

Louise Pulford – SIX CEO

Speakers

Javier GuillotEnvironmental Culture Team Leader for the Department of Citizen Culture at Bogota City Government
Jayne EngleDirector of Cities & Places Portfolio at McConnell
Foundation
Onur Eryüce – İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Counsellor to the Mayor

Yunus Arıkan – Director of Global Advocacy at ICLEI

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage B

Hosted by
Time

16:20 – 17:00

Session
What would be the role of institutions in 21st centuries?
Moderator

Şirin Payzın – Journalist

Speaker

Otto Sharmer – Senior Lecturer at MIT and Founding Chair at Presencing Institute

Format

Open Forum: Keynote followed by a Q&A

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

Hosted by
Time

17:00 – 17:45

Session
Review with Track Hosts
Moderator

Aylin Gezgüç – Arbor Impact Director
Doç. Dr. Itır Erhart – Adım Adım & Açık Açık Founding Member

Speakers

Aslı Alemdaroğu – Zorlu Holding Corporate Communications General Manager

Duygu Kambur – De-Coder Founder

Kerem Alper – ATÖLYE Co-Founder

Kerem Okumuş – S360 CEO

Louisa Mammeri – Network Organizer for North Africa and West Asia at BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt

Louise Pulford – SIX CEO
Marcello Palazzi – NOW Partners Co-founder and Global Ambassador
Mustafa Özer – Director at imece

Yeliz Mert – Country Partner Manager at B Lab Europe

Format

Panel

Broadcast on

Harvard Business Review Platform
Stage A

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