Confluence Philanthropy’s Annual Practitioners Gathering is a three-day conference for current members of the Practitioner and Advisor programs, prospective members, and invited guests. Confluence Members are foundations, high net worth investors and their investment advisors who collaborate in Mission-Related Investing (MRI), the process of integrating investment strategy with social and/or environmental goals. Our community represents a combined $3 trillion in assets under management, with more than $61.5 billion designated as philanthropic capital, much of which is committed to full mission alignment when prudent and feasible. Conference attendees are committed to building the field through strategic thinking and collaboration. The Practitioners Gathering is not intended to serve as a marketplace for impact-investing. Sessions are led by funder-practitioners, investment experts, and other thought leaders.
FINNOSUMMIT is returning to Bogota on March 14th, 2017. The leading Fintech conference in Latin America returns for the fourth consecutive year to consolidate itself as the leading collaborative innovation conference in financial services in South America. Organized by Finnovista, this open, participative and inspiring event is specifically designed to promote Fintech innovation and connect entrepreneurs, investors and financial institutions from the Fintech industry in South America.
FINNOSUMMIT offers the more than 300 attendees the opportunity to discover first-hand, the most innovative ideas capable of transforming the future of the financial services industry together with entrepreneurs, innovators in financial services, Fintech experts and Fintech investors, all of whom are rethinking financial services thanks to the impulse driven by Fintech startups worldwide and the innovation in Latin America that is making them more inclusive, innovative and accessible to the client.
The success of past events organized by Finnovista, in both Europe and Latin America, and the previous FINNOSUMMIT editions in both Mexico City and Bogota, where more than 2.000 Fintech innovators attended, demonstrates the success and excellent quality of FINNOSUMMIT, effectively becoming the essential meeting point for Fintech professionals and experts from all around the world.
To find out more about the previous FINNOSUMMIT in Bogota 2016, click here.
9th Consultative Forum – Exploring challenges in scaling up insurance as a disaster resilience strategy for smallholder farmers
The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) and the Network are co-organising the 9th Consultative Forum on “Exploring challenges in scaling up insurance as a disaster resilience strategy for smallholder farmers”, to be held in Singapore on the afternoon of Tuesday, 14th of March.
Agricultural index-based insurance has shown promising developments for smallholder farmers so far. In addition to helping farmers manage day-to-day production risks, it also contributes to national disaster resilience by providing financial protection to a vulnerable community that often forms a large part of developing country populations. However, recent discussions among regional policymakers have revealed challenges in scaling up index insurance in a sustainable way. This Forum will discuss these challenges while highlighting how three equally critical stakeholders – insurance supervisors, policymakers and the industry – can cooperate and align their respective roles in addressing these challenges.