We Have the Power
Climate change. Inequality. Global finance. Politics. It’s enough to make anyone feel pessimistic. But as investors, we have the power to direct our money towards businesses and initiatives that are doing good in our communities and the world.
Aligning Your Investments With Your Values
There are a growing number of options for aligning your money with your values. Learn from three thought leaders and fellow investors about how to have more impact with your money—whether you have $100 or $100,000. Join us for an evening of inspiring & interactive discussion, meet new friends, hear about local investments and leave with actionable ideas for making your money matter.
The Microfinance CEO Working Group (MCWG) cordially invites you to join this summit to kick off the Month of Microfinance, have opportunities to network, and learn about various career paths! Sit back and let leading figures in Microfinance open your mind to what it really means to responsibly make an impact, and discuss ways in which your future can bring the world that much closer to achieving financial inclusion.
This convening will bring together microfinance experts with decades of experience and is intended to inspire the next generation of financial inclusion by equipping you with the tools, network, and opportunities necessary to ensure you become a driving force in the financial sector.
The Sustainable Financial System (SFS) program aims to bridge the gap between the financial system of today and the sustainable financial system of tomorrow. The SFS program will address the risk and challenges that undermine financial system sustainability by putting in place a series of steps that will lead to change – with a particular focus on institutional investors and the intermediated investment chain.
Ahead of the event, PRI spoke with our CEO Steve Lydenberg and President and COO Bill Burckart. Click hereto read the Q&A.
For over twenty years, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) Industry Growth Forum has been the nation’s premier clean energy investment facilitation event.
Each year, the NREL Industry Growth Forum recruits the most innovative, emerging clean energy start-up companies from across the globe to present to its investor base. Applicants to the Forum range from prototype-stage to commercially ready with a renewable energy or energy efficiency technology solution.
This year, NREL is hosting an Emerging Markets Day. This day-long matchmaking forum for emerging market energy ventures and investors will take place on April 12 in Denver, prior to the Industry Growth Forum. If you are a clean energy venture seeking series A-C capital or an investor seeking the next scalable investment target, we invite you to join us!
On April 24-29th 2017, a group of purpose-driven entrepreneurs will converge for DFS Lab’s fintech bootcamp in Sri Lanka, bringing together smart, dynamic people who are building innovative products, services and technologies for low-income consumers.
Using the Design Sprint Methodology, a process of structured ideation and prototyping for answering critical business questions, entrepreneurs will go through a workshop to design, prototype and test new ideas. Rapid prototyping and UI/UX mockup support will be available on site. By creating quick prototypes for representative customers, you can get actual feedback and see if there’s a real potential for the solution you’ve created.
This high-intensity program provides you with the very best hands-on support and guidance from top flight mentors to help bring your idea to life. The best ideas will receive grant funding of up to USD $100K and six months of additional support from the DFS Lab. The program runs for 5 days and includes flights, healthy meals, accommodation and fun!
Watch a video of our previous bootcamp experience in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The corporate sector has been grappling with the issue of measurement, metrics and accountability of the CSR contributions especially on reporting the quantum of impact created as per mandated activities of Section 135 schedule VII of Companies Act 2013.SAA is a proven tool that helps assessing the social value generated by an organization and develop a process whereby it can account and prove its social performance. It is a logical and flexible framework that will enable organizations to build on existing documentation and reporting systems and develop a process, whereby you can:
- Account fully for your organization’s triple bottom line – social, environmental and economic performance and impact;
- Report on that performance and impact;
- Provide the information essential for planning future action and improving performance; &
- Be accountable to all those you work with and work for- your stakeholders.
Social Accounting and Audit is equally important for people involved in development initiatives to evaluate and report to partners and donors with increased transparency and accountability in the sphere of handling finances and reporting to donors.Here is a chance to get certified as an accredited Social Accountant! The Social Accounting and Audit (SAA) Master Class is being held from 23rd March 2017 to 25th March 2017 at Chennai followed by one to one continuous mentoring spread at various stages over a period of 4 -6 months.
Offering: 3-day impact investing workshop and closed networking event
Final Deadline: February 12, 2017
Date and Location: February 18-20, 2017; Impact Hub, Washington D.C.
All over the world, finance is being used as a tool to address the world’s most pressing challenges. Investments in entrepreneurial innovation and cutting-edge technology are driving bottom-up solutions in economic development, clean energy, waste management, and access to finance. This is the world of impact investing.
Join the next wave of impact investment vehicles and funds. The Break into Impact Investing Talent Accelerator is a 3-day intensive workshop series that will prepare you for an exciting career in impact investing. This workshop goes way beyond the high-level overviews and small talk networking of conferences. Make real progress toward your career goals by digging into the biggest opportunities and challenges in impact investing with leading practitioners in the space. If you’re ready to accelerate your impact investing career, apply for our program today.
CDVCA’s Annual Conference is the premier training and networking event for impact investors providing startup and growth capital to rapidly-growing, job-creating businesses that make a measurable difference in people’s lives. Those who attend will get a chance to speak with industry leaders and government officials about issues that are currently affecting our industry. Our goal is to ensure that participants walk away with a better idea of how to achieve tangible results for their own organizations and communities.
The 2017 CDVCA Annual Conference will be held on March 30-31, 2017 at Washington Plaza Hotel, Washington, D.C.
An Introductory Workshop precedes the Conference on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. This full-day workshop provides an overview of the industry and practice of impact investing. Attending this event offers an in-depth look at leading funds and best practices in the industry, and serves as the ideal entry point to the Conference and the industry.