Suncor Energy a Lead Partner in SEWF 2013
Today Suncor Energy released these comments:
“Suncor Energy is pleased to support and be part of SEWF 2013. By convening and collaborating with people around the world we can better understand how social systems work and how we collectively shift these systems to create meaningful and effective change. The opportunity to be part of a dialogue with people dedicated to sharing ideas and enhancing social impact locally, nationally and internationally is very exciting, and we are pleased that this event is taking place in Calgary.”
As a Lead SEWF Partner, Suncor Energy is sponsoring the main stage plenary session “A Matter of Learning, Leading, Serving: Key Mindsets”.
Suncor Energy and the Suncor Energy Foundation (SEF) have a proud history helping build sustainable communities through collaborative partnerships that enhance the quality of life in key operating areas. Over the past 10 years, Suncor and the SEF have invested more than $110 million in charitable and non profit organizations across Canada and internationally. The SEF is a private, charitable foundation established to receive Suncor’s contributions and support registered Canadian charitable organizations.
“While SEWF is a conference of international magnitude in many ways this is Calgary’s chance to showcase its social skills – social enterprise, social innovation, social impact and social finance”, said Dan Overall, Director of Collaboration and Innovation at the Trico Foundation and Executive Director of SEWF 2013. “That is why we are thrilled that the first organization to come forward as a lead partner is not only Calgary-based, it has demonstrated leadership in sustainability, community and collaboration in its pursuit of social impact. On behalf of the Trico Charitable Foundation and SEWF 2013, I thank Suncor Energy for its support.”
The Social Enterprise World Forum is a global gathering to hear inspiring speakers, connect, share ideas, and advance a movement dedicated to a powerful idea – that working together we can use markets and innovations to solve the world’s most complex and confounding social, economic, and environmental challenges.
Each year SEWF gives a different host country an incredible opportunity to celebrate and nurture its own social enterprise movement. 2013 is Canada’s chance to shine. Event host, TRICO Charitable Foundation, is partnering with the Social Enterprise Council of Canada, the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, Social Innovation Generation, and the Canadian Community Economic Development Network to make this a watershed moment for social enterprise, for Canada and for the world.
SEWF 2013 by the numbers:
- Attendees: 1,200 from 30 countries
- 6 Program Tracks: Social Finance/Impact Investing, Indigenous Social Enterprise, Social Enterprise Skills Building, Research and Public Policy, Cross-Boundary Collaboration, Social Innovation
- Breakout Sessions: 36, featuring 120 speakers from 20 countries
- Main Stage Speakers: 17
- 1st time in Canada
- October 2-4, 2013, Calgary, Canada
Click here to register.