The Sustainable Financial System (SFS) program aims to bridge the gap between the financial system of today and the sustainable financial system of tomorrow. The SFS program will address the risk and challenges that undermine financial system sustainability by putting in place a series of steps that will lead to change – with a particular focus on institutional investors and the intermediated investment chain.
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Finnovation Africa: Uganda 2017 is a very different kind of event, a complete re-boot, for a very different kind of industry. Deconstructed and shorn of all the usual, tired formats of the traditional convention – and built from the ground up as a genuinely new event that is as ground-breaking in its focus as it is in its format – and aspiring to be as innovative and transformative as the dynamic FinTech market it serves.
This panel discussion will explore how impact investment in small businesses can drive economic growth in the Eurasia region, where growth capital combined with technical assistance has the potential to deliver both financial and social returns. The discussion will attract a cross-section of representatives from international finance and development, asset owners, policy makers, corporate leaders, and the organizations that provide financial, technical, and business support services to small and growing businesses.
A reception following the discussion will celebrate the launch of Gazelle Finance, an investment fund seeded by Eurasia Foundation that facilitates growth capital and enhanced prosperity for small and growing businesses and their communities.
The conference addresses asset managers and investors, as well as the microfinance and impact investing community at large.
- Institutional, private and social investors who want to explore the investment potential offered by Social Responsible Investing;
- Private Bankers and Wealth Managers who wish to identify investment opportunities for their clients;
- Fund Promoters wishing to gain insights in how to structure optimally Investment Responsible Investing Vehicles;
- Banks, Fund Administration Companies, Auditors, Lawyers, Service Providers: who want to understand the most recent trends in this fast growing industry.
This conference will bring the industry participants together for a profound reflection on the most relevant topics in the area of Microfinance and Responsible Investments.
The first matchmaking platform in water technologies – initiated in autumn 2010 in Berlin with eight successful forums in Zurich, Leuwaarden (NL), London, Dubai, Philadelphia (2), New York City – designed to bring exclusively (sic!) water technology (and those related in the water nexus) entrepreneurs and investors together in an exclusive, non-conference, one-on-one setting in order to accelerate growth by support in attracting (first) clients, assess business opportunities and facilitate financing in the water sector.
WaterVent differentiates its offering by:
- Being entrepreneur driven
- Covering all growth stages – from start-up to established
- Tailoring matchmaking between innovators, investors and potential users
- Rendering a global network with access to all relevant water tech experts, investors, corporates, incubators and clusters
- Global spread of attendees and database from all relevant water ”active” innovative regions
- Short presentations. No boring 45 minutes speeches….
- Including all adjacent technologies in the water nexus (i.e. green & blue biotech, aquaculture, food, urban and precision farming, resilient cities, fertilizers…)
- We offer matchmaking events as well as individualized advisory services to best serve your needs – whether you are an entrepreneur or investor.
Financial inclusion has become a reality for many poor and low income populations in developing countries as suggested by the most recent data from the Global Findex survey. Microfinance has played a key role in this regard, with the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report 2015 estimating that 3,098 microfinance institutions (MFIs) lent to more than 211 million borrowers across the world by the end of 2013. While microfinance is now approaching forty years of age, there is still much to do if poor and low income households are to be effectively integrated both from a financial and social perspectives.
The 5th European Microfinance Research Conference will draw together ideas from Europe and beyond which tackle the inclusion problem. How do MFIs ensure they reach the financially excluded? How can microfinance products be tailored to meet the specific needs of different groups amongst the financially excluded? How can new instruments as agent banking and mobile money be put at the service of the poor? How can the microfinance sector keep its identity as a relevant development tool while facing ‘old’ problems (poverty, gender discrimination, client over-indebtedness, etc.) as well as new challenges such as the impact of climate change and the refugee crises? Research has a crucial role in addressing these questions.
The Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit is a global convening that brings together 500+ leading stakeholders from 55 countries to connect, exchange, and collaborate. Now in its 11th year, the Summit is the largest convening of its kind in North America for the youth economic opportunities community.
The 2017 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit theme will explore what the future of work holds for young people in developing contexts and for professionals working to expand youth economic opportunities globally in a changing world of work.