How can good governance be a support for managing the conflicts between social and economic objectives in social profit organisations?
In order to achieve societal impact, social profit organisations regularly have to manage tensions between their 'social' objectives, often linked to their purpose, and their economic imperatives. Awareness of the importance of an appropriate balance is growing.
This awareness of the importance of an appropriate balance is growing within organisations. This is not only due to the recent legal changes in the Companies and Associations Law, but also, in general, to the presence of many actors working in both 'profit' and 'non-profit' organisations.
In order to support the organisation in finding an appropriate balance between social and economic objectives, the organisation can rely on good governance to align the different interests. This is the premise that will be put forward throughout the event, during which we will hear from legal and academic experts, but also from practitioners from different sub-sectors of the social profit world.
Visit to the Belgian Football Centre (for those interested)
Ewout Görtz, Junior Researcher GUBERNA
Corentin Gobiet, Junior Researcher GUBERNA
Positioning of the topic
Theoretical and practical perspective
Pierre Georis, UCL
Academic perspective - "Managing conflicting objectives of social enterprises"
Philippe Eiselein, VUB
Legal perspective - From ‘non-profit’ to ‘no profit distribution’ in the new CSA/WVV
Nicole Crama & Coralie Mattelaer, Impact Advocaten
How does the Board help to achieve a relevant purpose for the organisation?
Dirk Jacxsens, CEO UNICEF
How to involve stakeholders in the debate and communicate towards them?
Which information does the Board receive… to take good decisions?
Peter Bossaert, CEO RFBA
Hospital strategy in Belgium: between accessibility for all and excellence. An insoluble dilemma?
Philippe Leroy, CEO CHU Saint Pierre
How to develop a sound financing model that is aligned with the economic and social objectives of the organisation?
Isabelle Chaput, Présidente de Le Pivot
Panel debate with the speakers and moderated by Sandra Gobert, Executive Director, GUBERNA