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April
21
2015
Chicago, IL
2 day(s)

The Summit is an excellent forum to develop relationships, to gain insight into successful strategies across industry segments and to learn from leaders who are mainstreaming impact investing. A new model of value creation is emerging deploying capital in strategies that leverage the inherent link between natural, social and financial capital.


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April
21
2015
Webinar
1 day(s)

Join the William Davidson Institute as they host SoPact's Founder, Unmesh Sheth, in a special webinar about a comprehensive technology platform for capacity building and measuring social impact. The platform allows users to communicate financial and social outcomes to donors, investors and other stakeholders. Sheth will share how the platform is working at a non-profit, Enable India, and how the program focuses on performance management to drive long term impact. Additionally, Sheth will demonstrate a practical and transparent approach to share metrics and data between funders and investees/grantees. Registered attendees will have the opportunity to review the presentation before the webinar session to prepare for the open Q & A at the end of the live presentation.


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April
25
2015
Washington DC
1 day(s)

The Global Good Fund is a leadership development enterprise built by and for social entrepreneurs. We identify high-potential leaders and accelerate their success through proven and proprietary development methods. We believe growing leaders is the best strategy for solving complex social problems and achieving global good.


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April
27
2015
Apply Online
1 day(s)

The Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI®) is a capacity development platform designed for social entrepreneurs dedicated to solving the world's most pressing issues. GSBI offers multiple programs which empower social entrepreneurs a throughout their entire life cycle. Currently, the GSBI is recruiting for the 6th cohort of the GSBI Online. GSBI Online is 6- month program in which Silicon Valley executives work alongside social entrepreneurs to build the enterprise’s business model and growth strategy, hone their ability to communicate with stakeholders, and raise the money needed to implement their plans. For organizations to be considered for GSBI Online they must complete the general GSBI application by April 27, 2014. Those not appropriate for this round will remain in the system for consideration for later cohorts of GSBI Online and for the GSBI Accelerator.


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April
28
2015
New York City, NY
1 day(s)

This three-hour evening event is designed to maximize networking and small group engagement. We will focus on exploring the notion of Investing for Impact from a personal perspective. Participants will share their stories—what motivates you, how you are consciously directing investment capital for positive impact, what is needed to help you move to the next level…There are a wide range of investment strategies available to investors and investment professionals that can produce a financial return and have a positive impact. In New York, we will facilitate a conversation around how money impacts our world, and how investors can consciously direct the flow of investment capital for positive impact.


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April
28
2015
São Paulo, Brazil
1 day(s)

The objective of the 2015 conference is to clarify the concept of Impact Investing, deliver insight into the Latin American market, engage in case study work and illustrate mechanisms how to place Impact Investments. In the course of three panels, different perspectives on Impact Investing will be presented. In addition, projects that were developed within the Impact Investing Research Platform will be outlined during the conference.


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April
29
2015
Boston, MA
1 day(s)

The Virtual Currency Today Summit will look at the many factors that will shape the adoption and growth of Bitcoin and other similar currencies. Our expert panelists will offer insights on how market stakeholders can push through barriers to embrace digital currency as the next generation of payments and transaction solutions, which will ultimately change the end-user customer experience.


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April
29
2015
Singapore
1 day(s)

TBLI conferences offer a wealth of opportunity for networking with like-minded investors and new business partners. We invite you to share your ideas, challenges and solutions and to learn about innovation and investment opportunities.


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April
30
2015
Santa Clara, CA
1 day(s)

On Thursday, April 30th at 6pm, Santa Clara University will host Magis, an evening celebrating the social enterprise movement and its leaders. Join us, as we honor extraordinary individuals - Charly and Lisa Kleissner of KL Felicitas Foundation and Matt Flannery of Kiva- whose work embodies singular compassion, broad vision, and systemic change through social enterprise. Located at Santa Clara University campus, the evening will feature a cocktail hour showcase of innovations for humanity by social entrepreneurs, student fellows, and Jesuit institutions across the world, a grand dinner, and a room full of people who want more impact and more meaningful lives.


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May
01
2015
Baltimore, MD
3 day(s)

It’s Time 2015 is a cross-sector initiative bringing women and men together to achieve gender equity and empower women and girls at all levels to be leaders. Expected to draw up to 2,500 attendees representing a full spectrum of social and economic diversity, the inaugural summit will take place May 1-3, 2015 in the host city of Baltimore, while satellite events occur simultaneously in partner cities across the U.S. For more than a century, local, national, and global organizations have been working to advance leadership among women and girls across a range of issues. It’s time to change the conversation about gender equity. It’s time to tell a new story about women leaders and what they can continue to accomplish. It’s time to make the inclusion of women and girls a prerequisite across sectors. And it’s time to do this in collaboration with men.


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May
04
2015
Chicago, IL
3 day(s)

This event offers a unique opportunity to network with leaders of the sustainable, responsible and impact investing community, and to learn about new approaches, trends and policy developments in the field. The conference will attract representatives of investment management and advisory firms, research firms, financial planners and advisors, broker-dealers, community development institutions and asset owners such as pension funds and foundations, along with policymakers and corporate leaders.


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May
06
2015
Lagos, Nigeria
2 day(s)

The future of cash in Africa will not be about cash or physical representation of value. The future of cash be the compelling digital form that is shaping how Africans transact in some regions already, breaking down barriers across income groups leveraging on applications available via ubiquitous devices such as mobile phones and plastics, web etc. Major new trends and innovations in digital financial services are not only opening up the possibility of expanding financial inclusion but also creating new opportunities for a multitude of products and services that build on the mobile money system for the mass market in the African continent.


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May
10
2015
Cambridge, Massachusetts
6 day(s)

Led by Harvard professors with years of experience in evaluating financial access initiatives, Rethinking Financial Inclusion combines an evidence-based approach to understanding the market for finance and client needs with theoretical insights on how to design financial products to meet those needs. The executive program convenes leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to provide a conceptual framework for policy and product design


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May
11
2015
Apply Online
1 day(s)

Designing for Social Innovation and Leadership (DSIL) Scholarships available to Southeast Asia for graduate students and early to mid-career professionals interested in creating impact and systems change through social enterprise and human-centered design. DSIL is a Centre for Executive Education Certificate Course, a program of the Centre for Executive Education at the United Nations University for Peace. Apply by May 11.


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May
12
2015
New York City, NY
2 day(s)

The 2015 Shared Value Leadership Summit will gather the world's leading thinkers and doers of shared value to deliver the "how-to" of building a shared value strategy that truly showcases business at its best. Participants will share best practices and roll up their sleeves to generate new business solutions to social issues, reimagining the role of business in society and the nature of competitive advantage. This is shared value leadership.


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May
14
2015
Mumbai, India
1 day(s)

With over 1 billion population, Indian payments industry has vast untapped potential to make consumer transact, shop & enhance payment experience. In the constant efforts to offer every section of the society comprehensive products & services, various mobile & electronic payments service providers are in a move to extend associated services like: e-wallets, payment apps, mobile point of sale solutions, hassle & risk-free payment gateways besides the willingness to offer basic savings, deposit, payment & remittance services by applying for much awaited payments banking license empowering the customers to eventually contribute to the change in landscape for payments & commerce industry in India.


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May
18
2015
London, England
2 day(s)

Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit is Europe’s most prominent meeting place to find out where business leaders and innovators are headed around their sustainability and CSR strategy – so you can be a leader too.


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May
19
2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
3 day(s)

Expert session leaders from across Africa’s payments industry will ask provocative questions; market pioneers will provide their perspectives in a series of industry panels and cutting-edge presentations. You, our audience, will then have the chance to take the floor and debate Africa’s most pressing payments issues with the experts in a series of interactive Q&A breakout sessions.


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May
19
2015
The Hague, Netherlands
2 day(s)

The Impact Capital Summit – Europe is for European institutional investors deploying capital across asset classes for return and impact. The one and a half day forum will inform and provide one-on-one meetings between institutional investors and successful impact fund managers in various asset classes including public equity, public debt, private equity, private debt, and direct investments.


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May
21
2015
Minneapolis, MN
1 day(s)

Half-day event designed to help investment advisors improve their knowledge around issues and impacts, and enhance the services being offered to socially conscious investors. One or two hours of CE (continuing education credits) will be available for CFPs and CIMAs. Time is allocated to each partner organization to deliver news and updates. The day is capped with a cocktail reception—with food.


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June
01
2015
Geneva, Switzerland
3 day(s)

Access to finance is a precondition for meeting basic human needs in health, education, housing, energy, water or transport. Above all it is often the single most important determinant for creating conditions of decent incomes and employment. Microfinance – and more broadly: financial inclusion –will therefore remain on the development agenda. While substantial progress has been made over the past years in our understanding of the behavior of household enterprises, institutional performance and markets, many open questions remain that are relevant for public policy in future.


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June
02
2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 day(s)

Mobile finance and commerce (MFC) in Africa have traditionally targeted unbanked or underbanked populations at the base of the pyramid. From P2P transfers to airtime top-up and mobile bill payment, these products aimed to create more affordable and convenient financial services for those with a mobile phone, but limited access to formal financial institutions. While “first generation” mobile money services are still strong and growing, we are also witnessing a new wave of MFC in many African countries. Increasingly, the middle class is expanding and with it a strong demand for mobile payment and m-commerce applications from both merchants and consumers. On the other side of the value chain, service providers are eager to expand into new areas of MFC in order to create new revenue streams. From MNOs and financial institutions, to third-party technology providers, MFC stakeholders in these economies must re-evaluate how they can adapt to these shifting trends and ensure that they stay relevant. As African markets become increasingly diverse, how can MFC offerings similarly diversify to succeed over the long run?


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June
04
2015
Oxford, England
2 day(s)

The seminar series brings together thought leaders from the academic, donor, micro-finance, NGO, social entrepreneurial, government and private sector communities to identify timely issues in international development and how good governance may address those issues. Each year, we title the Seminar to provoke thought about key challenges.


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June
09
2015
Jakarta, Indonesia
3 day(s)

The next three decades will see the largest increase in the world’s urban population in human history. By the middle of this century, 6.5 billion people will live in cities, up from 4 billion today. We are living in an unprecedented urban moment of opportunity. On June 9 – 11, 2015, the New Cities Foundation will gather 800 of the world’s leading decision-makers, mayors, CEOs, entrepreneurs, thinkers, artists and innovators in Jakarta, the vibrant capital of Indonesia, for the fourth edition of the New Cities Summit.


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June
09
2015
Abu Dhabi, UAE
3 day(s)

2015 is a monumental year for the Child and Youth Finance Movement. Youth financial inclusion is priority on the G20 Agenda for 2015, economic inclusion will be a key goal in the post-2015 development agenda, and Global Citizenship Education (GCED) is a primary working topic for global multilaterals. Right from the start, key players have agreed that in 2015 a focus on economic citizenship for children and youth is a top priority. This is a crucial year for the efforts of Child & Youth Finance International in scaling up action and reaching the goal of 100 million children by the end of 2015.


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June
16
2015
Milan, Italy
4 day(s)

This event is intended to promote awareness of remittances sent by migrants to their home countries. Session topics will include trends in remittences sent from Europe, best practices in regulation, opportunities for financial inclusion, competition and transaction costs, new technologies, opportunities for public-private partnerships and strategies for developing public-private partnerships to further financial inclusion.


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June
18
2015
Dublin, Ireland
2 day(s)

The general objective of the conference will be to discuss the cooperation potential between traditional financial institutions and the microfinance sector so that greater collaboration and cohesion is enhanced between both sectors in reaching out to the underserved.


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June
23
2015
Boston, MA
1 day(s)

Full-day mini-conference designed to help investment advisors improve their knowledge around issues and impacts, and enhance the services being offered to socially conscious investors. Two or three hours of CE (continuing education credits) will be available for CFPs and CIMAs. Time is allocated to each partner organization to deliver news and updates. Lunch is included and the day is capped with a cocktail reception.


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June
24
2015
Chicago, IL
2 day(s)

As a platform for the release of the Millennial Impact Report, MCON facilitated conversation around Millennials and how they engage as donors and supporters of nonprofits across all sectors. There is a need to support issues, rather than organizations. MCON will continue to use the Millennial Impact Report as inspiration for our conference topics, but it will also grow with the new movements in life and business, regardless of the driving force behind it. Which brings us to MCON 2015, this year’s two-day experience will explore the power of that influence in art, media, business and place.


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June
29
2015
Mexico City
3 day(s)

The Inter-American Development Bank invites you to attend the BASE III International Forum. Only once in 2015 you will have the opportunity to: Connect with more than 1,500 leading practitioners in the field of business for the base of the pyramid; find answers to the financial, social, and operational challenges your business model may be facing; have priority access to IDB's latest research on the base of the pyramid markets and demographics.


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June
29
2015
Dakar, Senegal
5 day(s)

The African Microfinance Week (= Semaine Africaine de la Microfinance in french = SAM) is an annual conference open to all microfinance practitioners, related sectors and actors of inclusive finance. The conference is dedicated to bringing together these key players to discuss the future of microfinance, the financing of microfinance institutions and partnerships between regional and continental networks. The SAM is the annual meeting for microfinance professionals in Africa. The SAM's main ambition is to become the major African event for and organised by microfinance professionals. The event is designed to provide a platform to exchange and reflect on the industry, a forum to actively promote and accelerate financial inclusion and economic growth on the continent.


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July
06
2015
Miami, FL
4 day(s)

This event aims to bring together staff of microfinance institutions, policymakers, investors, academics and development partners to exchange ideas for promoting the development of the Caribbean microfinance sector.


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July
16
2015
Burlington, VT
2 day(s)

The 2015 Summit's main objective will be to present and discuss real-life BoP business initiatives, implemented by entrepreneurs and corporate innovators, that are driving sustainable innovation from the bottom up. In partnership with the University of Vermont's new Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA Program, the Summit will seek to engage leading edge examples of bottom-up innovation from around the world, including those right here at home in the US.


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July
29
2015
Quito, Ecuador
2 day(s)

Frequency Latin America has been in the last 18 years, the voice of the mobile industry in Latin America. The portal news portal covering topics related value-added services, mobile content, mobile entertainment applications and industries in the region. Over the years, FREQUENCY has promoted discussions and analysis, all players in the mobile ecosystem. Accompanying the development and significant growth experienced by the industry for the past 15 years, frequency remains a solid, reliable and trustworthy creation, enjoying a strong brand image and positioning in the industry of mobile telephony in Latin America.


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September
01
2015
Miami, FL
1 day(s)

This inaugural conference will focus on how the latest technological developments have changed and revolutionized the Latin American banking industry. Learn how to effectively incorporate the mobile channel to improve customer relationships, strategies for monetizing mobile banking applications, marketing mobile banking ; also specific solutions for the banking sector will be discussed. The conference will showcase and discuss the opportunities of digital, especially mobile channels, and how are transforming banking from financial institutions to providers of digital solutions.


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September
09
2015
Nairobi, Kenya
2 day(s)

This year the event focused on the nexus between small social and green enterprises and businesses, and how to strengthen collaboration between them, and policy makers in supportive environments. What are the innovative small, micro and medium sized enterprises (SMMEs) that drive the change to sustainable development? How can linkages between social and green enterprises and businesses be strengthened for greater innovation and impact? What barriers do they face and how can their growth in Africa be fostered?


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October
06
2015
San Francisco, CA
4 day(s)

SOCAP15 is the world's leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. Held in San Francisco, October 6-9, SOCAP15 will unite innovators in business, tech, the sharing economy, health, philanthropy, and more to advance environmental and social causes.


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October
07
2015
Zurich, Switzerland
2 day(s)

The Global Impact ForumTM supports the creation of transformative solutions to the world's most pressing social challenges through partnerships and investment. The Global Impact Forum is a two-day partnering event with a uniquely forward-looking and outcomes-oriented design. The forum presents exceptional social entrepreneurs and impact leaders to an audience of potential partners. Connections are made using an efficient system that allows attendees to screen potential partners and pre-arrange one-to-one meetings. Carefully curated presentations, high-level speakers and an exciting mix of participants make attending the Global Impact Forum a powerful experience.


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October
11
2015
Ixtapa, Mexico
6 day(s)

Cordes Fellowships provide exceptional social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders engaged in poverty alleviation and economic justice enterprises the opportunity to participate as Delegates in the Opportunity Collaboration. The purpose of the Cordes Fellowship program is to (a) open doors, minds and networks for emerging social entrepreneurs and nonprofit executives, (b) enrich the Opportunity Collaboration with new, emerging leaders and (c) infuse the collaborative discussions with a diversity of perspectives.


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November
03
2015
Casablanca, Morocco
3 day(s)

The conference will feature panel discussions on key topics addressing an interdisciplinary audience. Additional working group sessions will deal in depth with different subtopics. Interactive sessions of approximately 90 minutes will be a key part of the conference, facilitating dialogue in small groups on emerging issues. Keynote speeches will look at the latest international, national and local insights.


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November
03
2015
Istanbul, Turkey
3 day(s)

This conference aims to facilitate debate on payment issues and offers sessions on a range of topics, including the changing landscape of payments; “partnerships, interoperability and competition” in the payments sector; strategies for customer adoption and retention; ways of creating a future without cash; regulatory issues, frameworks and movements affecting mobile financial services; and “digitisation.” Additionally, the event will include an exhibition, where approximately 40 stands will showcase products of developers and software and security companies. In addition, a “Payments Dragon’s Den” platform will offer start-up organisations an opportunity to present their products. The conference will also include a “leader’s summit,” an award ceremony and a reception.


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November
18
2015
Luxembourg
3 day(s)

This event will provide an opportunity for networking with European microfinance actors working in developing countries. With a quality program, specialist speakers, professional moderators, and focused participation, the conference promotes good practice and facilitates synergy amongst associates. Expert panels and interactive discussions will offer attendees the opportunity to learn more about the strategies of fellow European microfinance actors. Participants can also contribute to European responses to global microfinance challenges and share experience on common topics of interest. e-MFP Action groups also provide a focal point for a range of specialist interests.


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January
19
2016
Jakarta, Indonesia
3 day(s)

This conference is meant to bring together professionals in all aspects of the mobile money sector — including policy makers, technical experts and private companies — so that they may share their insights, opinions and strategies. The scheduled topics include “why cash is still king”, cultivating behavioural change to move from cash to mobile money, and the current landscape of financial inclusion in Indonesia.


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January
19
2016
Jakarta, Indonesia
3 day(s)

The Payment Security & Authentication Asia conference has been designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities of the Asian payments security landscape. Leading experts from across the ecosystem will address innovation in fraud combating, biometric authentication and customer communication.


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