The Five Fund Forum showcases five funds representing diverse investment vehicles across the spectrum of sustainability. The Five Fund Forum occurs twice per year and occurs in the US and Europe.
Salt Lake City, Utah - 3 DaysWednesday
We are excited to announce the 3rd annual Winter Innovation Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah!
The Summit has become the preeminent social impact and innovation convening bringing together hundreds of thought leaders, policymakers, funders, nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, and academics from around the globe.
Key themes include social impact financing, the role of data and evidence, impact investing, public-private partnerships, impact measurement, and research-based best practices in social services.
Presented by the Sorenson Impact Center and Salt Lake County, in partnership with Sundance Institute, the Summit will combine cutting-edge content in social impact with Sundance Film Festival screenings and a day of skiing the greatest snow on earth.
We hope that you will join us.
The Ross Asia Business Conference at the University of Michigan is the pioneer business conference about Asia in the United States. Taking place in one of the world’s top business schools, the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Asia Business Conference is the longest running student organized business conference of its kind. For the last 25 years, the Conference has brought leaders of Asia and multinational companies together to Ann Arbor to discuss and debate about issues and trends in Asia. This year’s conference will take place from January 20th to 21st, 2017.
The Powering Africa: Summit is a platform to showcase power, trade and infrastructure investment opportunities across the African continent, engaging decision makers from the American and African public and private sectors to explore how project bankability can be increased. 18 countries were represented at PAS in 2016, with over 500 participants. These included 100 senior public officials and private sector leaders contributing to the panel discussions, workshops and keynote presentations, outlining opportunities for investors in energy and infrastructure projects.
European Microfinance Week (EMW), 16-18 November, brought together over 470 opinion-leaders, top management of banks, funds and other financial institutions, practitioners, academics, analysts, raters and industry commentators to present key innovations, challenges and the work conducted in the previous year by e-MFP’s several dedicated Action Groups.
With a fantastic line up of plenaries: the opening one introducing the finalists of the 7thEuropean Microfinance Award, another on Microfinance and Housing – the topic of next year’s 8th Award, and the closing plenary on Digital Finance: Full inlusion or empty promise?
The plenaries were complemented by 24 workshop sessions across six main streams: green microfinance; investors, donors and funders; rural finance; social performance; and digital innovations – some of which built on the work of the Action Groups as well as issues laid out in the plenary sessions. They included financing sustainable energy, agricultural value chain finance, microfinance for refugees, several on client protection and impact evaluation, and a series of sessions over both days related to the big theme of education – including education and child labour, and a double session on financing of education, covering both implementation and funding.
Calmeadow, the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion (CFI) and Sanabel are pleased to announce the “MENA Governance and Strategic Leadership Seminar”, an exclusive seminar aimed for board members and CEOs of microfinance institutions (MFIs) with operations in MENA. This two and a half day seminar will generate a collaborative space where board members and CEOs can build an open and dynamic dialogue about the main risks faced by their MFIs, and the appropriate responses to those risks.
New York, Minneapolis, Seattle, San Francisco - 3 DaysTuesday
The International Conference on Sustainable Development is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context.
The Conference theme is:
“Creating a unified foundation for
the Sustainable Development: research, practice and
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.
Each year, the ANDE Annual Conference is the largest gathering of members from around the globe. The event is targeted at senior-level executives of ANDE member organizations, including leading investors, capacity development providers, foundations, banks, corporations, DFIs and research institutions. The highly interactive agenda features workshops on solutions to common challenges, networking sessions, and plenaries with leading thinkers in the SGB space.