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  • Oxford, UK - 2 Days
    Monday
    July 10
    2017

    Business Fights Poverty

    Join us for an inspiring deep-dive into the theory and practice of how business can collaborate for social impact.

    Hosted at Saïd Business School, Oxford University, our 2-day annual event brings together over 200 experts and practitioners from business, civil society, government and academia, and includes an interactive mix of expert panels, delegate-led sessions and action-focused workshops.

    The event is free to join. Participants have the option of buying tickets to two exclusive dinners hosted at Oxford’s prestigious Colleges,
    this year at St John’s College and Harris Manchester College. A buffet dinner will also be available at Saïd Business School.

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  • Mumbai, IN - 1 Day
    Monday
    July 10
    2017

    Toilet Accelerator: India Edition

    Are you a business delivering sanitation solutions to people in lack of access, whether working in toilet innovations & service models, circular economy waste management models, mobile, digital or e-health applications?

    The Toilet Accelerator India Edition challenge calls for applications from businesses that are addressing the most challenging water and sanitation issues in the country.

    Top 3 winners will be announced at the 9th Sankalp Global Summit from 6-8 December, 2017 in Mumbai. In addition to receiving prize money, the winners will enter the 2018 Accelerator cohort of the Swiss-based Toilet Board Coalition. The value of the Toilet Accelerator Programme is estimated at USD 100,000 worth of expert mentorship and support, which will be provided by the Toilet Board Coalition.

    APPLY HERE

    Challenge open until 10 July, 2017.

    The Toilet Board Coalition brings together experts from business, investment, and the global sanitation community through our platform to cross-fertilise experiences, innovate at all levels, and catalyse the growth of profitable sanitation businesses that deliver sanitation to all. The Toilet Accelerator is a corporate accelerator program to facilitate private sector engagement and mentorship to sanitation businesses and entrepreneurs serving low-income markets. For more information on the Toilet Board Coalition,
    please visit the website.

    Sankalp Forum is one of the largest platforms promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in emerging markets and building the ecosystem for business-led inclusive development. Over the past nine years, Sankalp has showcased over 400 sustainable enterprises across India, Africa and Southeast Asia, enabled 500+ mentoring connections and facilitated over USD 240Mn of equity investments.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us by contacting
    Claire Balbo: balbo@toiletboard.org.

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  • Germany - 2 Days
    Thursday
    July 13
    2017

    Global Sustainable Finance Conference

    The Global Sustainable Finance Conference (GSFC), which is being held annually since 2011, is the premier and distinctive international platform for proposing practical measures for the sustainability transformation of financial institutions. During the upcoming conference, the senior leadership of financial institutions and other stakeholders will meet to examine emerging trends, find answers to pressing challenges and discuss the shaping of 21st century banking and finance.

  • Nantucket, MA - 2 Days
    Wednesday
    July 19
    2017

    Impact Capitalism Summit – Nantucket

    Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Big Path Capital is pleased to announce the 9th annual Impact Capitalism Summit and 3rd in Nantucket – the largest convening of investors focused on maximizing impact and maximizing return across asset classes.

    This Summit will focus on key factors that are changing the impact investing landscape.  The biggest transfer of wealth in human history has started. Over the next 35 years as an unprecedented $58.7 trillion dollars of wealth transfers to women and millennials.  Women will inherit 70% of this wealth. By 2030, two thirds of the wealth in the United States will be in women’s hands.   Lastly, women and millennials factor a company’s social and environmental impact into their investing decisions at a dramatically higher rate.  This confluence of factors will drive change and growth in the sector.  Come be part of this exciting journey.

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  • Geneva, Switzerland - 5 Days
    Monday
    July 24
    2017

    2nd International Workshop on Global Health Issues / Access to Medicines

    Who Should Attend:

    The course is targeted at health professionals in public health programs (donors, government, NGOs, civil society, academia) and people interested in becoming senior level supply chain / logistics professionals.

    Course Topics:

    Access to medicines is defined as having essential medicines continuously available at affordable prices at public or private health facilities or medicine outlets that are within one hour’s walk from the homes of the population.

    – Supply Chain : A strong health supply chain ensures that the right quality product, in the right quantities, and in the right condition is delivered to the right place, at the right time, for a reasonable cost
    – Procurement : It includes quantification of medicines & supplies; selection of most appropriate purchasing method; development of procurement plans, detailing product specifications, purchase conditions and quality assurance criteria for medicines and supplies
    – Quality Assurance : A wide-ranging concept covering all matters that individually or collectively influence the quality of a product. In pharmaceuticals, QA includes: development, quality control, production, distribution, and inspections
    – Regulatory Sciences : It helps protect public health by controlling the safety and efficacy of products in areas including pharmaceuticals, medical devices etc.
    – Market Shaping : The primary objective of market shaping is to maximize public health impact; optimize markets to increase the access to neglected or new medicines

    Fee and Registration:

    Two Weeks Preparatory Work: UNDP PSM Course, Leadership Course
    One Week Classroom Session: Geneva, Switzerland
    Total Course Fee: USD 2,500

    *Scholarships and Group Discounts Available

    Registration deadline: 30th June, 2017

    To apply, please fill the form or please email us at: training@empowerschoolofhealth.org

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  • Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea - 3 Days
    Tuesday
    August 29
    2017

    Financial Inclusion Innovation Summit 2017

    Financial Inclusion Innovation Summit (FIIS), previously known as the Pacific Microfinance Week (PMW), is a three-day event that will include a formal conference, workshops, field visits, seminars, and roundtables, providing the region’s most comprehensive platform on Financial Inclusion for the Pacific’s financial sector stakeholders. Hosted by the Bank of Papua New Guinea, this event will bring together up to 200 participants from across the region and beyond to discuss and debate pertinent issues impacting financial inclusion in the region.

    In 2017 the event is marking its 10th Anniversary as the major multi-sector gathering of financial inclusion stakeholders in the Pacific and is recognised as a landmark event, over many years covering relevant topics, issues, innovations and world-leading case studies in Financial Inclusion. It attracts participants ranging from financial sector regulators, microfinance practitioners, advocates, academic institutions, donor agencies, international financial institutions, NGOs, domestic government agencies and others.

    At FIIS 2017, delegates will access innovations, share knowledge, network and engage in technical exchanges to further the effective, efficient and sustainable delivery of financial services within the unique constraints of the region.. It attracts participants ranging from financial sector regulators, microfinance practitioners, advocates, academic institutions, donor agencies, international financial institutions, NGOs, domestic government agencies and others.

    At FIIS 2017, delegates will access innovations, share knowledge, network and engage in technical exchanges to further the effective, efficient and sustainable delivery of financial services within the unique constraints of the region.

    Wealth Creation as a key enabler of prosperity in the region will be a major topic, and important dialogue on long term and sustainable wealth creation across the region will be facilitated. Other topics which will be discussed and debated at FIIS 2017 will include:

    The FIIS 2017 will be hosted by the Bank of Papua New Guinea and be held at the Stanley Hotel in Port Moresby from 29-31 August. This event will bring together up to 200 participants from across the region and beyond to discuss and debate pertinent issues impacting financial inclusion in the region.

    An overview of financial inclusion in the Pacific region including the latest statistics and updates on significant financial inclusion initiatives.
    •Industry reform and market responses – how can access to finance for SMEs be accelerated?

    •Showcases of new innovative products, services, delivery channels and programs of financial services providers.

    •Enabling microenterprise – what are the supply and demand side influences on microenterprise development in the Pacific?

    •Customer centricity – Moving beyond access to design products and services which truly meet the needs of customers.

     

    A draft program will be available soon!

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  • Rome, Italy - 2 Days
    Wednesday
    September 6
    2017

    International Conference on Sustainable Development

    The Conference theme is: “Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: research, practice and education”.

    This theme emphasizes the strong foundation that is provided by using research to inform our everyday practices, policies, and analytical approaches.

    The 2017 Conference will once again provide a forum for the sharing of ideas, presentation of research findings, and discussion of professional issues relevant to Sustainability Science.

    This ambition will proceed in a multidisciplinary way across the various fields and perspectives, through which we can address the fundamental and related questions of Sustainable Development. This interdisciplinary forum is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share an interest in—and concern for— sustainability in an holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic and social concerns intersect.

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  • Dallas, TX - 3 Days
    Friday
    September 15
    2017

    Business As Mission (BAM) Conference

    This year’s BAM Conference will bring together hundreds of business professionals and thought leaders from around the world who are eager to learn how to reconcile their faith and work. With the theme “Bridging the Gap”, the three-day event will close the divide between where you are now and where you want to be, and equip you to use your God-given skills to make an impact through business.

    Join us as we share insights, stories and tools that will fuel your business as mission journey.

    The 2017 BAM Conference will be the 7th event held in the USA by BAM Training.

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