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).
At present, microfinance is facing significant changes: new products are being developed and launched by MFIs; more and more traditional financial institutions, such as banks and credit unions are getting involved in microfinance; national authorities are developing and tightening up regulations in order to facilitate and speed up further financial sector development.
Uniglobal’s 2-day forum will cover a wide range of topics which makes this forum appealing to MFIs and banks, as well as to private investors and development organizations. Included in the speakers are the largest private and public investors in microfinance, commercial banks and development organizations from all over the world.
Join 300 senior leaders for the region’s premier thought-leadership event on financial inclusion – today’s opportunities and challenges of the future.
Organized by the Citi Foundation and the Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC), in partnership with the Banking with the Poor Network (BWTP) and the Economist Group, the Asia Pacific Financial Inclusion Summit will explore the forces driving change in the region, the emerging opportunities and what the next generation of financial inclusion in the region will look like.
In a constantly changing global climate, international development cannot afford to stay still. According to some estimates, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will cost $172.5 trillion by 2030. This means that as development organizations we need to find new and equally ambitious ways of engaging with donors and funding sources. In short, a paradigm shift is needed.
Impact Investment has gained worldwide traction as a method of solving development problems alongside financial bottom lines. International development organizations recognize the potential of impact investment as a new way of addressing development challenges and scaling up solutions. The question is how to fully realise this potential.
Striving to answer this question, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and knowledge partner INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Initiative invite you to a two-day summit on opportunities and mechanisms to promote impact investment for development.