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CEE Social Investment Taskforce 

March 28, 2017

CEE Social Investment Taskforce

GSEN is pleased to be a part of the CEE Social Investment Taskforce, which launched at the CEE Breakfast at the EVPA Annual Conference in Paris on November 3, 2016.

Among its objectives, the CEE Taskforce aims at developing and strengthening the ecosystem for social entrepreneurship and impact investing in CEE. In particular, the Taskforce wants to attract more and better adapted resources for early stage social enterprises (supply, demand and intermediaries), showcase investment examples from CEE, and to position CEE in the global movement to develop and grow the social impact investing sector. To strengthen its global presence, the CEE Social Investment Taskforce will become a member of the Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group (GSG).

Since the November meeting, an initial Steering Group for the Taskforce has been formed to develop a draft concept paper for the Taskforce as well as its draft agenda for years to come. The initial Steering Group embraces the following organisations GSEN, EVPA, NESsT, Yunus Social Business, and the European Commission.

On March 2 the initial concept paper of the CEE Social Investment Taskforce was shared with diverse stakeholders in CEE to begin the process of building a first, truly regional movement, that will catalyse and attract early stage social impact investing in the CEE region.

We are now sharing broadly the concept paper of the CEE Taskforce and open floor to diverse stakeholders in CEE to engage in this exciting process.  During its first meeting on March 27 – 28 in Warsaw, the Steering Group has been developing an action plan, responsibilities and agreeing on the governance of the CEE Taskforce. We are looking forward to engaging with multiple stakeholders already present or interested in impact investing in CEE.

Should you be interested in obtaining the CEE Taskforce Concept Paper, joining the Steering Group, the CEE Taskforce or want to learn more about the initiative, please contact Jacqueline Gunn at GSEN.

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