ANDE invites you to a webinar presenting early findings from the Global Accelerator Survey, conducted as part of the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative. The global accelerator landscape is growing and changing at a rapid pace. We conducted this research to add clarity to the recent phenomenon and to provide insight into what acceleration looks like in various geographies and contexts.
Abby Davidson will lead participants through the interactive findings on www.galidata.org, where users can filter results by geography and impact orientation.
Johannesburg, South Africa - 1 DayFriday
The Role of Social Entrepreneurship in an increasingly unequal world
- Join leading organisations from South Africa, Africa and around the globe
- Connect and engage with experts, social entrepreneur supporters, impact investors, foundations and social entrepreneurs
- Start transformative partnerships to achieve the SDGs in Africa and beyond.
The Global Business School Network 2017 Annual Conference will be held in Washington D.C. on November 1 – 3, 2017, co-hosted by the American University Kogod School of Business, The George Washington University School of Business and the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Themed “Intersections of Business Education and Economic Development,” the conference will focus on the innovative and interdisciplinary ways business schools are collaborating with academia, businesses, NGOs and the public sector to advance economic development and expand opportunities. GBSN invites members of the international business education, economic development, policy and funder communities to participate and contribute to the conversation at this unique convening. Applicants are invited to submit a proposal for one of four different types of session: cross sector dialogue, research roundtable discussion, innovation showcase, or discussion sessions.
Contributions should be aligned to the following five (5) conference sub-themes: Collaboration/Interdiciplinarity, Private Public Partnerships (PPPs), Sustainability and the UN Global Goals, Impact Measures, Globalization/Localization?.
Submission Deadline: March 13th, 2017.
For more detailed information visit www.gbsn.org/2017dc.
Johannesburg, South Africa - 4 DaysMonday
Every year, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress gathers together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and other startup champions from more than 160 countries to identify new ways of helping founders start and scale new ventures around the world. At the weeklong GEC, delegates make connections, gain insights, learn about new research, and leave ready to renew their programs, policy ideas or firm founder skills.
GEC 2017 will take place in the heartbeat of South Africa, in Johannesburg — a budding startup hub that is both an economic and cultural cornerstone of the country — which promises to build on the successes of previous years.
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.
The SPTF social investor working group is led by Jurgen Hammer (Grameen Credit Agricole Foundation), Margot Quaegebeur (Anthos Fund & Asset Management B.V.), and Christophe Bochatay (Triple Jump).
The working group works to advance responsible investment in financial inclusion and is open to all investors seeking financial and social returns. Currently, the SPTF has more than 300 investor members representing over 100 organizations. The working group meets twice a year in person, once in February/March and once in June (in conjunction with the SPTF annual meeting) and holds several webinars throughout the year. The next meeting will take place on March 15 and 16 at the University of Zurich, Zurich, hosted by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Swiss Capacity Building Facility (SCBF), and the University of Zürich’s Centre for Microfinance. During the afternoon of March 16, the SDC, in partnership with Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Corporate Domain Regional Cooperation will host a Savings and Credit Forum. All investors participating of the SPTF Social Investor Working Group Meeting are welcome to attend. Further details on the upcoming meeting will be provided soon.
For the third year, The Wall Street Journal invites nonprofit and for-profit enterprises to enter “The Financial Inclusion Challenge” competition and to showcase their solutions to the problems of financial access for the poor in the Asia-Pacific region.
The competition is part of an editorial initiative aimed at providing insight into the challenges and triumphs faced in creating financial access for some of the more than two billion people globally who are largely excluded from basic financial services.
To enter the challenge, please complete the application and submit it by March 15, 2017 (11:59 p.m. Hong Kong time).