During our ninth annual gathering in Washington D.C. we’ll connect over 500 global development professionals with recruiters from over 70 exhibiting organizations. With this year’s extended programming, we expect the event to be even more popular than in past years. As we do anticipate selling out again this year, we encourage you to apply early to secure your spot.
India Business Conference (IBC) is one of the largest conferences hosted at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Each year, IBC brings together leaders from business and a variety of other fields, Michigan’s world-class faculty, and its diverse student body. The 8th IBC will be held at the Ross School of Business, starting on Friday, March 24 (5 pm) and going through Saturday, March 25, 2017.
This year’s event is exciting in terms of the unique combination of speakers that we have. We have leaders from large corporations and from fast growing new economy businesses. We have leaders who have expanded brands in India, and leaders from government and academia. This event presents a chance to learn lessons from them on what it takes to do business in India and with India. Speakers will also be shedding light on new and enduring challenges and opportunities
Refer to http://www.rossibc.org/ for more details
The annual Harvard Social Enterprise Conference is being held March 25-26 and every year, the conference brings together roughly 1,000 practitioners, community leaders, and students from across the globe. This year we seek to address the big questions and central tensions in the field under the theme of “What’s the Bottom Line?” We are excited to invite Andrew Kassoy, Co-Founder of B Lab as a keynote speaker and additional speakers from Acumen, USAID, Facebook, Bridgespan Group, Deloitte, Pfizer, Microsoft, Ford Foundation, Boston Public Schools, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and many more.
Connexus Corporation is working with USAID, CRS, IRG, and Chemonics International to organize a two-day learning event, which will raise awareness of the changing demographics impacting global demand and supply of food, and highlight how food systems are transforming, linking rural to urban markets, and responding to changing food preferences, especially in urban areas of developing countries. In 2017, we will highlight the multiple ways in which the private sector, governments, donors and development practitioners are working to improve food security, adjust systems and adapt finance for urban agriculture and sustainable energies.
Cracking the Nut 2017 will provide a demand-driven, collaborative learning space where participants share experiences and best practice information on programs, methodologies, strategies and tools; network to build partnerships; and gain new technical capacities to build the fields of sustainable energy, agriculture, food processing and distribution, and access to finance. This two-day event will bring together approximately 300 of the world’s leading industry thought leaders from private sector companies, financial institutions, investors, donors, and development practitioners to discuss “tough nuts” related reinforcing food systems and urban demand
GMW is an annual global celebration, initiated by Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI), with local and regional events and activities aimed at inspiring children and youth to learn about money, saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment and becoming an entrepreneur.
Our programme has been formed around a structured learning environment, providing you with the key insights that only our global community of pioneering speakers, partner organisations and faculty can provide.
We begin the week with an overview of the trends and macroeconomic reasons for the growth of the sector, and quickly progress to policy, theory, and practice. The focus will be on developing useful skills essential to succeed in impact investments, including building effective organisations able to address the rigors of due diligence and supporting effective community-based projects.
Participants will finish the programme informed, inspired, and equipped to participate in, and make a positive contribution to community-based and global change and the impact investing profession.
On the heels of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) launch of a request for information (RFI) into the use of alternative data sources for consumers facing credit barriers, financial lenders and service providers are taking a longer look at the benefits of alternative credit data in identifying trends in credit invisible and underbanked consumer loan behaviors.
Consumer lenders relying solely on traditional data sources are unaware of the blind spots exposed with alternative credit data. FactorTrust’s latest Underbanked Index—a three-year analysis of alternative credit data on consumer loan behaviors—leverages often-overlooked insights into habits of underbanked buyers, assisting lenders in overcoming challenges finding new, non-traditional customers.
We Have the Power
Climate change. Inequality. Global finance. Politics. It’s enough to make anyone feel pessimistic. But as investors, we have the power to direct our money towards businesses and initiatives that are doing good in our communities and the world.
Aligning Your Investments With Your Values
There are a growing number of options for aligning your money with your values. Learn from three thought leaders and fellow investors about how to have more impact with your money—whether you have $100 or $100,000. Join us for an evening of inspiring & interactive discussion, meet new friends, hear about local investments and leave with actionable ideas for making your money matter.