Neven Marinovic is co-founder and executive director of Smart Kolektiv, a leading Serbian organisation in the field of CSR and social entrepreneurship, and director of the Responsible Business Forum – business network established with the aim to mainstream CSR in Serbia.

Neven gained formal education at the department for production and management – Faculty of Drama Arts, Belgrade, and informal thru numerous education programs throughout Europe and USA including Harvard university course for non-profit management and leadership. Neven co-founded a number of social enterprises in Serbia, and was among the initiators of various programs that support social and young entrepreneurs ranging from incubators, training programs to financing schemes and advocacy coalitions.

  • Day 2 – Thursday 10 June
  • 9.00 – 9.50

The transformational journey of business towards corporate social investing to contribute both to the development of business and society

The interview style session between Neven and Sophie will introduce the learnings from the journey of SmartKolektiv in Serbia, their engagement with the business community, starting with philanthropy, CSR and eventually social investment. In return Neven will question Sophie about EVPA Corporate Social Investors' Initiative, that gathers 60+ companies practicing social investment and venture philanthropy, and their lessons learnt from corporate social investing. Watch the session recording