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January
31
2015
Amman, Jordan
1 day(s)

To get off a good start in 2015, FOR9A.com is organizing an official launch and Meetup between opportunity seekers and opportunity providers. Hundreds of talented young Jordanians are flooding the Hangar in Ras Al Ain, Amman on 31 January to interact with embassies, organisations, educational institutions and businesses. The Meetup is opened virtually by Mr. Ahmad Al-Hindawi, who has been appointed to the United Nations Secretary General's Envoy on Youth. On stage a panel discussion takes place on education, equal rights and opportunities with public figures. You can enjoy performances of local rappers, singers and a "live" graffiti wall and take a selfie at the FOR9A photo booth and enjoy the creative cartoons of "Attwa" Osama Hajjaj on career education.


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February
05
2015
Nairobi, Kenya
2 day(s)

In 2013, Sankalp Forum expanded in to Africa with the ambition of accelerating enterprise growth and building a South-South corridor to promote greater learning and partnerships between developing countries. Taking that conversation one step forward, this year’s Sankalp Africa Summit 2015 will see action oriented discussions to support an integrated continent-wide approach to inclusive development, for shared growth and prosperity.


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February
11
2015
Durham, NC
1 day(s)

The Duke University Sustainable Business & Social Impact (SBSI) conference is the largest event of its kind in the Southeast and the largest student-led conference at The Fuqua School of Business. The event is aimed at educating students and Triangle-area professionals on rapidly evolving opportunities to bring about positive and sustainable change through business. Each year, the conference brings together hundreds of attendees and speakers from the public, private, and social sectors to discuss innovative business models, partnerships, and ideas that are creating last social impact around the world.


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February
16
2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 day(s)

The Southern African Impact Investing Network (SAIIN) is the region’s leading impact investing event. The aim of the conference is to promote the concept and practice of impact investing in the region, and, in doing so, contribute to the development of an investment ecosystem that brings new ideas and sources of capital to developmental challenges.


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February
17
2015
Silicon Valley, CA
3 day(s)

With over 500 people from 50 countries, it’s the world’s largest celebration for building ecosystems to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation. It’s part of a weeklong celebration, Global Innovation Week, that expects to draw thousands. Our vision: to make geography irrelevant for innovators everywhere, to give everyone a fighting chance to pursue a dream.


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February
19
2015
Houston, TX
1 day(s)

Beyond the Pitch events are what you have come to expect from Investors' Circle -- promising entrepreneurs, quality company presentations, and investor engagement -- with the extra IC elements that go beyond: facilitated investor conversations, immediate entrepreneur follow-up, and real opportunities to jump into due diligence. We're harnessing the momentum of the impact investing marketplace and getting more deals done.


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February
24
2015
Mérida, Mexico
3 day(s)

Event organized by New Ventures which has positioned itself as the most important event in the region that seeks to strengthen the ecosystem of social entrepreneurship, environmental impact and investment. Multiple speakers promoting the strengthening of social and environmental entrepreneurship in the region of a dynamic, participatory, innovative, and collaborative action will be present.


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February
27
2015
Washington DC
1 day(s)

The event will begin with a discussion of findings from six randomized evaluations, conducted in six different countries, followed by panel discussions with investors, donors, and service providers addressing the implications of these results for the industry. Panelists will also explore promising innovations in product design and delivery channels that could expand the reach of financial services for the poor and improve their impact.


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March
02
2015
Lusaka, Zambia
2 day(s)

This two-day learning event will highlight innovations in the development of rural and agricultural markets and financial inclusion, amid global climate change. The conference will bring together top industry leaders from food companies, financial institutions, investors, donors, governments, and international development organizations.


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March
08
2015
Nairobi, Kenya
7 day(s)

Ashoka, the renowned global network of leading social entrepreneurs, HEC Paris, the leading French business school, and Hystra, have partnered to create an executive education program on INCLUSIVE BUSINESS AND VALUE CREATION: A WIN-WIN FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIETY. The next sessions will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, March 8-14, 2015 and in Calais, France, June 23-26, 2015. Download our brochure.


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March
09
2015
Online
26 day(s)

The topic of the online bootcamp is ‘marketing and distribution to the BoP’, as behavioural change and last mile distribution are key to setting up a successful business with low-income groups. The target group of the bootcamp is entrepreneurs who are working on innovative products in rapidly expanding sectors such as sustainable energy, food/agriculture and water/sanitation. The bootcamp is developed together with Inclusive Business experts and practitioners. You will get access to practical tools to develop your marketing and distribution strategy, and you will learn from successful IB ventures. You may even be selected for an introduction to investors from our network.


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March
17
2015
Lyon, France
3 day(s)

The 6th edition of Institutional and Technological Environment of Microfinance (ITEM 6) will focus on three major issues which are shaping the sector of microfinance: coaching, counting, and crowding. In addition to these topics, other microfinance related topics such as impact measures, social governance, innovation, and sustainable development will also be explored.The event will provide a forum for both researchers and practitioners to discuss and exchange on financial inclusion. It seeks quantitative, qualitative, and experience-based papers from industry and academia. Case studies and PhD research-in-progress are also welcome. It encourages reflections on the potential and use of technology in microfinance in developed and developing countries.


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March
23
2015
Miami, Florida, USA
4 day(s)

The 6th Latin America Microinsurance Summit is intended to bring together representatives of insurers, microfinance organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and reinsurers to discuss partnership models for accessing the Latin American market for microinsurance. Sessions will include examples and stories from AXA Seguros, Seguros Agromercantil, The Microinsurance Center, PASI, Aseguradora, Tajy Propiedad Cooperativa and others.


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April
06
2015
6 day(s)

Application Deadline: January 16, 2015 The six-day Harvard Business School–Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance offers leaders from around the world an exceptional opportunity to connect with peers while engaging with some of the HBS faculty's foremost thinkers in business strategy and management. The HBS Executive Education learning model immerses the world’s most promising managers in a transformational experience that combines the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and tools with professional, intellectual, and personal development.


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April
06
2015
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 day(s)

The 10th Middle East Retail Banking Forum & Expo takes place on 6 - 7 April 2015 in an exciting new venue - the Ritz Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), UAE. In celebrating it's 10th anniversary, the event has expanded, offering more opportunities, to include a dedicated exhibition to run alongside the extremely successful conference. It is the one stop destination for any solution provider, vendor or consultant for high profile networking opportunities and a guaranteed platform to arrange one to one meetings with potential clients.


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April
06
2015
Boston, MA
6 day(s)

The six-day Harvard Business School–Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance offers leaders from around the world an exceptional opportunity to connect with peers while engaging with some of the HBS faculty's foremost thinkers in business strategy and management. The HBS Executive Education learning model immerses the world’s most promising managers in a transformational experience that combines the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and tools with professional, intellectual, and personal development.


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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
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
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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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
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
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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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
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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