15h30 – 15h50
TESSA WERNINK, Fairphone
“Fairphone story: how to change the world through social entrepreneurship”
How can businesses contribute to solve social and environmental problems? Tessa Wernink, social entrepreneur and co-founder of Fairphone, will explain the amazing story of the first smartphone that follows fair trade principles. Fairphone case study demonstrates how a social enterprise can contribute to avoid the violation of human rights (conflict minerals problem because of coltan and others) as well as to promote sustainability through the fight against plan obsolescence. If two entrepreneurs are able to do it, the big electronics companies (smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc.) should do it!