- One of the main questions that we want to address at the Forum is how the public sector can enable social innovation. We talked about this topic with Gonzalo Muñoz, co-founder of the social enterprise TriCiclos and a speaker at the Forum:
Friday, March 20, 2015
- Who is who? To get to know each other, we started the evening with an ice-breaker.
- We are happy to welcome Pedro Spadale, Undersecretary for International Relations of the State of Rio de Janeiro, for the opening of the forum. Where will Brazil’s economy and society be headed in the future? What role will be played by government regulation?
- Pedro Spadale said that he looks optimistically into Brazils future as despite its current economic problems the country disposes of many assests: a low state deficit, a low and stable inflation rate, a freely convertable currency and a demographic window of opportunity with a young but anymore fast growing population.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
- Alexa Clay, author of Misfit Economy explains how tapping into the creativity of a black market and informal economy can help to solve societal problems. "Leave aside categories of right and wrong, and we can detect very creative ways of organizing decentralized groups of social entrepreneurship"
- Gonzalo Munoz, co-founder of the as B Corp certified company Triciclos : "Redefine our definition of success is not only about profit but also about social and environmental goals."