Join SIFTA Webinar: How to analyze social enterprises – Demystifying Financing Social Enterprise: Analysis, Risks & Rewards

Join SIFTA Webinar: How to analyze social enterprises – Demystifying Financing Social Enterprise: Analysis, Risks & Rewards

22 April 2024

11:00 - 13:00 CET




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Social enterprises play an increasingly important role in the European economy. By linking economic activity with social impact, these businesses offer solutions to pressing social challenges. The financial sector often views social enterprises as high-risk and non-bankable. However, this doesn’t mean their financial credibility can’t be assessed. We need to consider both their social impact goals and their financial sustainability to ensure they can deliver lasting impact.

This webinar will explore:

  • Key factors for analyzing social enterprises beyond profit and cash flow.
  • Strategies for loan collateralization.
  • The growing demand for investment in social enterprises in Europe.
  • Successful examples of social enterprises generating a “double bottom line” of financial and social impact.
  • Metrics used to assess social enterprises, compared to traditional MSMEs.

Who should attend:

  • Social enterprise funds
  • Microfinance institutions and other funds financing MSMEs
  • Other financial intermediaries interested in financing the social enterprise sector such as cooperative, ethical or mainstream banks
  • Anyone who wants to learn how social enterprises combine economic activity with social good.

The Opportunity

Social enterprises are a growing sector in Europe, particularly in Western Europe, while countries of Central and Eastern Europe show increasing interest.  This sector represents a growing demand for investment and working capital, while its strong social mission, driven by committed entrepreneurs makes them attractive investment opportunities.

By attending this webinar, you’ll gain valuable insights into social enterprise financing.

Our Experts

Teresa Zagrodzka – senior expert in the field of financing social enterprises as well as being a professional advisor and trainer for the NGOs sector.

She headed the Social Economy department in TISE – Polish microfinance institution which implemented pilot program: preferential loans for social enterprises in Poland, then continued with the developed financial instruments for these entities also in other countries: Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary.  As an expert, trainer and adviser she participated in the project creating the social enterprises’ support ecosystem in North Macedonia in terms of reinforcement already existing entities, encouraging potential partners to finance them (including loans, donations, contracts).

In the role of MB member or financial director she was and still is in charge of finance management in few organizations that run economic activity.

She wrote many articles and publications on finance management, basic accountancy for non-accountants, dedicated to NGO managers. She is also co-author of manual on an innovative social impact bonds concept, report on financial sources for innovative projects in Poland or several reports on the Macedonian social entrepreneurship needs, condition and development directions.

Beata Biela – Advocacy Manager.

Beata has professional experience both in social economy sector and in business entities. She worked in TISE within social economy division both in grating loans to social economy entities and in Social Venture Capital. Before that she worked in Caritas Somalia in Africa, at Finance Commission of Caritas Internationalis in Rome, PAH. In the past, she worked in business entities like PKN Orlen (capital investments), PKP (capital group controlling), Pfeifer&Langen – previously BSO Polska (controlling and business development), Ernst&Young (due diligence, corporate finance, audit). She graduated from Warsaw School of Economics in the line of Finance and Banking as well as Management and Marketing. She also completed postgraduate studies of Geopolitics and Geostrategy, Global Development, MBA. She is a CFA charterholder.

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