Blockchain for Social Impact and Sustainability - Virtual Conference | 101 Blockchains



September 30, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. CET | 9:00 a.m ET

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Welcome to an exciting new digital event

This virtual conference lines up the best minds that will explain how they are using these innovative technologies and how one in particular- blockchain- is enabling them to implement processes, activities, and business practices that not only correspond to the principles of sustainability and consequent social impact but, most importantly, is enabling them to put into practice their visions that would have otherwise remained confined in dreamland.

Event Program (CET/ET)


Opening Speech


Keynote: Use Cases for Ethical Sourcing & Sustainability with Blockchain

Mary Hall, Director of Blockchain Product Marketing, Oracle

Lukas Puender, Co-Founder, retraced GmbH


Panel 1 - Sustainability

Maria Rosaria Ceccarelli, Chief, Trade Facilitation Section, UNECE 

Mehran Hydary, Blockchain Product Manager, UNICEF Innovation

Anya Nova, Product Owner, Power Ledger


Keynote: Major Currencies of the World 2020 - Money, Data, Sentiment, Ideology

Professor Olinga Taeed PhD FIoD, Council Member and Expert Advisor at China E-Commerce Blockchain Committee


Panel 2- Social Impact

Genevieve Leveille, CEO, Agriledger

Ella Cullen, Co-Founder & CMO, Minespider

Anca Bogdana Rusu, Partnerships, Policy and Advocacy, cLabs


End of Conference



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September 30, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. CET

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This Virtual Conference will focus on two key topics:


Real sustainability practices require the true collaboration and mutual respect between all the parties in the value chain. Compliance with corporate social responsibility principles is not a synonym of sustainability: too many situations show evidence that such declared compliance is obtained by pushing the burden to the weakest links of the chain, typically the far-away micro-enterprise suppliers that suffer from contractual asymmetry and low bargaining power.

Beyond environmental good practices, sustainability requires also- and most importantly- the respect of social (e.g., no child labor, gender equality) and financial (e.g., fair wages, short payment terms) principles. To ensure that these principles are properly complied with, the business ecosystem must be able to track the activities, the parties, and the people engaged, expanding the concept of traceability from the physical movement of goods to the operations and transactions (both of information and of money) exchanged between all the parties in the ecosystem.


The adherence to principles and guidelines set by supranational bodies and inspired by non-profit organizations brings an immediate impact to the social wellbeing across the extended value chain, from the initial source of the goods to the final consumer, and circling back to the source of goods by virtue of circular economy practices and behaviors.

The attention of the public opinion to take action and fight practices and behaviors that go against the basic principles of sustainability and social equality are forcing the business environment to ensure not only adherence to positive behavior but, most importantly, to demonstrate all this in an unequivocal and direct way to anyone. Visibility and traceability of goods, processes, actions, and- to some extent- of feelings, requires a systems of indicators that go beyond personal judgement which can be easily manipulated and influenced. Each individual on this planet must be empowered to have an opinion based on facts and information that derive from easily verifiable and trustworthy sources.

While the accomplishment of this objective is still far beyond the horizon, current innovations in technology are providing the building blocks that set the foundation of the tower from which the view will extend beyond the
current limits - as the tower grows taller.

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