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September
21
2014
New York, New York, USA
4 day(s)

This meeting is designed to bring together “influential leaders from business, government, civil society and philanthropy” to discuss solutions to global issues under a theme of “reimagining impact.” Among the participants are various current and former heads of state, CEOs and founders of companies, major philanthropists and media members. Issues to be discussed at the program include ways to improve gender equality, sustainable energy and education across the globe. Additionally, the meeting will feature the 8th annual Clinton Global Initiative Awards, which are given to those who have accomplished a positive change through philanthropy or public service.


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September
22
2014
Arlington, Virginia
4 day(s)

The SEEP Network’s 2014 Annual Conference will serve as a platform to promote learning and exchange around proven and emerging approaches, strategies and models for reaching substantial numbers of poor and vulnerable populations on a sustainable basis. The conference will explore scalable solutions that involve inclusive business models, private sector partnerships, technology applications, and new investment and financing models. The conference will organize learning around overarching questions such as: How do we define scale? What are the greatest challenges to scaling development impact? Which innovations in products, delivery and partnerships promise the greatest results and are likely to endure? How can market facilitators be more effective in this context? What are the potential trade-offs between reaching large numbers and achieving impact?


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September
24
2014
New York, NY
1 day(s)

This invitation-only event will bring together chief executives from prominent Business Call to Action member companies as well as senior representatives from governments, bilateral donors, civil society and the United Nations. The event will include a series of high-level plenary sessions and interactive working groups.


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September
25
2014
Douala, Cameroun
2 day(s)

The MobileMoneyExpo -Central Africa, delivers two full days of top executives networking, cutting edge content from dynamic presentations and engaging discussions designed to address developments, challenges, opportunities and success stories within the financial inclusion ecosystem around Africa in 2014.


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September
30
2014
Online Webinar
1 day(s)

Join the William Davidson Institute (WDI) as we host The World Business Council for Sustainable Development's (WBCSD’s) Social Capital Manager, Kitrhona Cerri, in a very special webinar about a new socio-economic measurement program entitled “Redefining Value”. Cerri will share details about how this program aims to integrate natural and social capital measurement and valuation into corporate performance management. She will also highlight how this program can ultimately improve the effectiveness of non-financial internal and external reporting so that it progressively reflects the true value, profits and costs of companies and social ventures. Registered attendees can send questions ahead of the webinar that will be featured in the Q&A session. For more information, please email Heather Esper at hmoehle@umich.edu or Yaquta Fatehi at yaquta@umich.edu


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October
01
2014
Bali
21 day(s)

We’re looking for anyone interested to make a change within yourself and your work. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, career breaker or graduate this programme is for you. Ideally you should be: A motivated and purpose driven individual Creative thinker and tinkerer Desire to be an agent of change Ready to commit to making a change in your life We’re looking for 12 - 14 exceptional individuals of different ages, nationalities and professions to join us for our next programme in Bali on 1st - 21st October 2014. For each one of our programmes we hand select each participant to make sure we have the ideal blend of people that complement and can learn from each other. Past participants ranged from the age of 23 to 53 in order to enable cross-pollination of ideas, knowledge and skills. We require each applicant to submit a bio, an idea or a project you are working on or would like to work on, and 500 words explaining what you bring to the group and hope to take away from Change Ventur.es.


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October
04
2014
Allstream Centre, Toronto, Canada
1 day(s)

The theme for the event is “Microfinance for Social Justice,” and it will feature presentations on topics such as the relationship between microfinance and aboriginal peoples; investment opportunities; mining; scale and sustainability, and women’s empowerment. There will also be a “micromarketplace,” during which microentrepreneurs and “social innovators” will present their work and products. The organizers of the event also offer a book-review blog, called “microbookclub,” which will feature “If I had a Water Buffalo: Microfinance as a Means to Sustainability” by Dr. Marilyn A. Fitzgerald.


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October
04
2014
Allstream Centre, Toronto, Canada
1 day(s)

The theme for the event is “Microfinance for Social Justice,” and it will feature presentations on topics such as the relationship between microfinance and aboriginal peoples; investment opportunities; mining; scale and sustainability, and women’s empowerment. There will also be a “micromarketplace,” during which microentrepreneurs and “social innovators” will present their work and products. The organizers of the event also offer a book-review blog, called “microbookclub,” which will feature “If I had a Water Buffalo: Microfinance as a Means to Sustainability” by Dr. Marilyn A. Fitzgerald.


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October
06
2014
The Netherlands
2 day(s)

We are very much looking forward to returning to The Netherlands for the 18th European TBLI event: TBLI CONFERENCE™ EUROPE 2014 will take place on 6 & 7 November 2014. The conference venue will be confirmed soon. Towards the summer, we will start building the agenda and will publish a draft program to invite comments and suggestions from partners, sponsors and interested speakers. If you are interested in participating in the conference and/or to speak in a session, please let us know. We are looking forward to hearing from you at conference(@)tbligroup.com. Sponsoring packages are available at different levels, ranging from 1,500 EUR to 20,000 EUR. You will find an overview of benefits and fees for sponsors here.Please let us know if there are any questions or suggestions.


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October
08
2014
New York, New York
2 day(s)

The annual COMMIT!Forum calls on business and sustainability leaders to share their insights on how to improve the role of business in society and how corporate responsibility and sustainability drive sales, save money and improve asset values. This year’s over-arching theme is “Good Business Makes the Difference” supported by the following sub-themes: Responsible Brand Management; Sustainability/Energy Management; Partnership Selection & Management; Engaging Senior Leadership; Public/private partnerships; Role of regulation; Sustainable Workforce (Engagement through Philanthropy, Diversity & Inclusion); Foundation Management


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October
08
2014
Zurich, Switzerland
2 day(s)

The Global Impact Forum is a two-day partnering event with a uniquely forward-looking and outcomes-orientated design. The forum presents exceptional social entrepreneurs and impact leaders to an audience of potential partners. Connections are facilitated by an efficient online 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
09
2014
New York, New York
3 day(s)

Each October, thought leaders from across industries gather in New York for two days of inspiration and making for a brighter future. Focused on sparking lasting partnerships, The Feast Conference unleashes our collective creativity on addressing some of society’s most pressing challenges. Through hands-on workshopping and presentations from the forefront of innovation, participants engage each other in creating partnerships that lead to lasting change.


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October
12
2014
Ixtapa, Mexico
6 day(s)

A four-day problem-solving, strategic retreat for nonprofit leaders, for-profit social entrepreneurs, grant-makers and impact investors engaged in economic justice enterprises. On World Poverty Day, break down the silos of unproductive competition and go beyond the boundaries of conventional poverty alleviation. The gathering leverages resources, shares innovations, enlists allies, builds coalitions and creates force multipliers.


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October
12
2014
Seoul, South Korea
5 day(s)

We are pleased to invite you to Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea for the huge festival for social enterprise. The Social Enterprise World Forum has made a contribution to resolving globally faced social changes related to polarization, environment, and unemployment. This year, the Work Together Foundation took the lead in organizing this significant international gathering with an ambitious agenda: “Social Change through Social Enterprise”. We hope to see you all in Seoul.


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October
14
2014
Seoul, Korea
3 day(s)

The main theme at this year’s Social Enterprise World Forum is ‘Social Change through Social Enterprise’, where we will emphasize the need for social change through social enterprise and how it can contribute to solving one of the world's social problems -, job creation, and play a role in creating social values. The forum will look at how we can address social change specifically through examples of Social Innovation, Social Inclusion and Social Investment from some of the industry’s global leaders.


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October
16
2014
Montreal, Canada
2 day(s)

Innovation for Financial Services 2014 is a series of specialized international events for people working with innovation in the financial services sector and surrounding industries. The aim is to visit prime financial services centers across the world, building connections between financial services professionals, consultants, ICT experts, policy makers and academics and enabling them to present and discuss the latest developments relating to innovations for, and within, the financial services sector. Organized in close cooperation with Finance Montréal, the next event will be held in Montréal, on October 16th and 17th. It will be jointly organized with FinTech, a leading forum for IT and Finance experts.


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October
16
2014
Mexico City, Mexico
2 day(s)

The IPN is one of the two largest educational institutions in Mexico. The Economic Development Network conducts research in various fields of economics. The conference is aimed at providing a forum open to researchers, policymakers, NGOs and the private sector to discuss and debate innovative theoretical and empirical research and to suggest public policy on various fields of economic development.


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October
17
2014
San Rafael, California
3 day(s)

Join us for cultural, social and environmental change!


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October
23
2014
New York, New York
2 day(s)

Join us in New York City as we take a closer look at redesigning business for the future. Culture, economics and commerce will converge to tackle the tough question businesses and designers face: What is the new shape of business?


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October
23
2014
Greenwich, Connecticut
4 day(s)

Connect with like-minded business leaders at an SVN conference, Social Venture Institute or workshop. Get recharged, supported and inspired!


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October
29
2014
Los Angeles, California
3 day(s)

The Impact Conference @ Sustainatopia was founded by sustainability consultants DVK, Inc. and is part of Sustainatopia (www.sustainatopia.com), one of the largest events in the world for financial, social and environmental sustainability. Held annually in Los Angeles & Miami, the event brings together thousands of leaders from more than 40 countries including IDB, The White House, Rockefeller Foundation, OPIC, RSF, Tides Foundation, ANDE, UBS, Citibank, USAID, SJF Ventures, HIP Investor, Calvert Foundation and many more.


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October
31
2014
Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York, New York, USA
1 day(s)

Themed “Millennials Rising: What’s next for sustainability?”, the conference is intended to spark discussions and debates on what can be done to “change and harness the talents” of young people who are interested in solving social and environmental issues. Discussions will include: developing corporate strategy, using capital markets to fund social enterprises, financial models and socially conscious marketing.


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November
01
2014
Singapore
1 day(s)

For more information or to become a sponsor, speaker or media partner, please contact: Conference Organizer: Christina Economou | ceconomou@mondato.com | +44-798-564-6305 Media/PR: Arielle Jaffe | ajaffe@mondato.com | +336-95-93-43-95


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November
01
2014
Dubai, UAE
4 day(s)

The purpose of this event is to assess the state of Islamic microfinance across the globe and explore the potential for its expansion in developing countries. Islamic microfinance is microfinance conducted according to Shariah law, which includes a prohibition on charging interest in favor of concepts like sharing profit and loss. The conference will cover such topics as integration of technology into Islamic microfinance institutions (MFIs), “sustainable growth” in the industry, and innovations including crowdfunding and youth development programs.


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November
03
2014
Toronto, Canada
2 day(s)

The Social Impact Analysts Association‘s (SIAA) 2014 Annual Conference, Talking Data: Measurement with a message, will be held in Toronto on November 3rd – 4th in partnership with Social Asset Measurements and Charity Intelligence Canada.


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November
04
2014
New York, New York
3 day(s)

Radical transparency defines our time, shaping all aspects of culture and business. Transparency can substantially accelerate sustainability progress, and it also raises fundamental questions about the tradeoffs that accompany this transition. This dynamic is unfolding in the context of increased urgency to achieve the transformation that will deliver a truly sustainable economy. Incremental progress is not enough; we need transformative ideas. The BSR Conference 2014 will explore how transparency can transform supply chains, energy and climate, consumer engagement, community impacts, and more, and how businesses are managing differently in a fully transparent world. Join us in New York November 4-6 to discover how transformative technologies, business models, and financial valuations can produce rapid progress on the road to a more just and sustainable future.


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November
04
2014
Guayaquil Convention Center, Guayaquil, Ecuador
3 day(s)

This event brings together supporters of microenterprise, representatives from financial institutions, government officials and academics to discuss the development of microenterprise, specifically with regard to microfinance, in Latin America. Topics of discussion are to include the importance of corporate governance, innovations in credit qualification and expanded financial education for underserved populations.


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November
05
2014
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 day(s)

The WorldPensionSummit 2014 will offer a platform to exchange knowledge and innovative ideas on how to secure sufficient pension provision with experts and authorities in the fields of retirement management, pension fund strategy and social security employee benefits.


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November
06
2014
Toronto, Canada
2 day(s)

On November 6 and 7, the 2014 Social Finance Forum: Building markets that matter will welcome over 300 attendees and 65 speakers from across Canada and the world to Toronto for an extensive, specialized program designed and presented by leading practitioners from across North America.


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November
06
2014
Minneapolis, Minessotta
3 day(s)

The Net Impact Conference is the leading forum for students and professionals who want to use their careers to tackle the world’s toughest social and environmental problems. On November 6-8, thousands of thinkers, doers, and dreamers will gather in Minneapolis, MN to be inspired and make an impact.


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November
07
2014
New York, NY
1 day(s)

Honoring Arif Naqvi, Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer, The Abraaj Group Co-Chaired by Clarissa & Edgar Bronfman, Jr. Join over 500 entrepreneurs, business leaders and Endeavor network members in the heart of Manhattan for a celebration of the high-impact entrepreneurship movement and Endeavor's expansion to 20 emerging and growth markets worldwide. The Gala will honor Arif Naqvi, Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of The Abraaj Group, with the High-Impact Entrepreneur of the Year Award. All proceeds directly support Endeavor’s work and efforts to expand to 25 countries by 2015.


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November
09
2014
Colorado Springs, Colorado
3 day(s)

The SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing (formerly SRI in the Rockies) is the premier annual gathering of investors and investment professionals working to make money and direct the flow of investment capital toward a truly sustainable future.


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November
11
2014
Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel and Towers, Mexico City
3 day(s)

The conference aims to engage stakeholders on the opportunities in the low-income market for health; life; agricultural and bundled insurance products. There will be panel and small group discussion sessions along the following themes: (1) product development and underwriting; (2) distribution; (3) operations and information technology; (4) education, marketing and sales; (5) services for migrant workers and their families; (6) successes and failures; and (7) economic market analysis .


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November
12
2014
Abbaye de Neumunster, Luxembourg
3 day(s)

e-MFP's terrific annual event, European Microfinance Week will take place 12th - 14th November 2014 in the Abbaye de Neumunster in Luxembourg. The theme for this year is Developing better markets. A request for proposals for sessions was sent to all e-MFP members


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November
12
2014
Cape Town, South Africa
1 day(s)

Following on from the success of the past three years, today Orange (http://www.orange.com) is launching the 2014 edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize. A new category has been introduced for the fourth edition: the “Orange Partner" award will recognize the best project that integrates an Orange application. The prize will recognize four projects: three projects with grants of 10,000 EUR, 15,000 EUR and 25,000 EUR, and a new special prize of 10,000 EUR


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November
23
2014
Accra, Ghana
3 day(s)

This first-ever joint conference between GBSN and EFMD is a seminal event in the advancement of management education in Africa and throughout the developing world. The Conference theme, "Quality in Context: Management Education for the Developing World," will address the specific needs of market sectors, such as agribusiness and health, as well as the growing presence of technology, models for international collaboration in education, and how to meet increased demand for local management talent by multi-national companies.


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November
27
2014
Mexico City, Mexico
2 day(s)

The Global Social Business Summit is the worldwide leading forum for social business, non-loss, non-dividend companies with a social goal. It serves to spread awareness of social business, foster discussion and collaboration between practitioners and stakeholders, as well as present and conceive best practices. The annual event is organized by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and his Creative Advisor Hans Reitz, which gathers experts from private sectors, civil society, governments and academia over a few days of meetings, forums and workshops.


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January
22
2015
London, United Kingdom
1 day(s)

The Social Lending Awards 2015 is a major first for the social lending community which will bring together the crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending communities to celebrate and recognise excellence and best practices in this extraordinary financial services sector. Follow the awards on Twitter at @sl_awards #sla2015.


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