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August
25
2014
Nairobi, Kenya
5 day(s)

Run through The Helix Institute of Digital Finance (www.helix-institute.com) CANA is designed for mobile money operators, banks, financial institutions and third-party providers focused on building their agent network. Strategic agent network management is the key to a successful digital finance business model, but also one of the hardest elements to get right. Using cutting-edge insights from global research projects, this 5-day course supports practitioners to craft a successful, strategic plan, focusing on the essential elements they need to get right in the initial roll-out and scaling phase of building a new agent network.


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August
27
2014
1 day(s)

Join keynote speakers from the plenary sessions for a Twitter chat on August 27th to get a preview of what is in store at the 17th Microcredit Summit, Sept. 3-5, in Merida, Mexico. Confirmed special guests are Chuck Waterfield of @mftransparency, Joshua Goldstein of the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, and Glynis Rankin of @CreativeMetier. The chat will be using the hashtag #17MCSummit, and you can join in on the conversation there. RSVP here: http://mcs2015.org/chatAug27. Issues under discussion will include: how the next generation of systems, institutions and products will require a new generation of leaders; how we can build a financial system that reaches 2.5 billion people that we aren't already reaching; how new and innovative social protection programs combined with financial services have begun to show great promise in facilitating movement out of poverty; and how financial markets driven by profits as their primary objective can create great benefit for the poor, but can also exploit the poor.


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August
28
2014
Singapore
3 day(s)

The BoP represents a blue ocean opportunity of more than US$5 trillion dollars, and tapping it would also mean improving quality of life for those most in need. Themed A Brave New Marketplace: Unleashing Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid, the inaugural BoP World Convention & Expo is a unique forum that encourages key stakeholders from multiple sectors and industries to share knowledge, engage with issues and explore partnerships to bring sustainable and affordable solutions that could impact millions of lives. In conjunction, an expo will be held to offer corporate participants a platform to provide holistic solutions, products and services for the consumers and entrepreneurs at the base of the pyramid.


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August
31
2014
Stockholm
6 day(s)

Water For People is excited to participate in the 2014 World Water Week in Stockholm from August 31-September 5. This year, Water For People will be highlighting our Everyone Forever strategy, Sanitation as a Business, and the power of public-private partnerships.


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September
01
2014
Doha, Qatar
1 day(s)

MFS in the Middle East: Challenges and Emerging Opportunities For more information or to become a sponsor, speaker or media partner, please contact: Conference Organizer: Christina Economou | ceconomou@mondato.com | +44-798-564-6305 Media/PR: Arielle Jaffe | ajaffe@mondato.com | +336-95-93-43-95


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September
02
2014
Johannesburg, South Africa
3 day(s)

Africa is determined as a destination with opportunities due to the large scale potential the region has particularly in providing financial services to the mass population. Prepaid Payments, Mobile Financial Services and other means of electronic payments have always submerged in this market where banks and external agencies are tapping in the region to invest more into providing financial services to the mass population including the unbanked, under-banked and the poorest of the poor. The 6th Annual Retail Banking Africa Forum will provide a platform for Africa retail bankers to come one step closer into redoing their retail banking strategy to serve customers better and make profitable business. It’s Africa’s time now to lead the race in retail banking services.


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September
02
2014
San Francisco, CA
4 day(s)

SOCAP14 will be held at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, CA from September 2-5. Join the world’s pioneering impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, civic leaders, and innovators to create the intersections where you – with friends and valuable strangers – mobilize resources and capital for good.


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September
03
2014
Merida, Mexico
3 day(s)

The 17th Microcredit Summit will be organized around the theme "Generation Next: Innovations in Microfinance," engaging delegates in a thoughtful discussion around the challenges and opportunities associated with the growth and transformation of the sector, especially through innovative and best practices that accelerate the steps to reach full financial inclusion.


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September
05
2014
Bogota, Colombia
1 day(s)

For the first time in Colombia, key aspects of Sharing Economy will be discussed, exploring the concept and transforming potential of Collaborative Economics in the country. Presenting will be April Rinne on behalf of Collaborative Lab.


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September
09
2014
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
3 day(s)

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), in cooperation with the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (CBTT), will host the 2014 Global Policy Forum (GPF) 9-11 September 2014 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The agenda and additional Forum details are currently under development. News and updates will be made available in the near future.


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September
10
2014
Nairobi, Kenya
2 day(s)

The Symposium is a unique forum for businesses, policy makers, civil society and support institutions to share their knowledge and experience, explore partnerships, and develop solutions to stimulate the growth of sustainable entrepreneurship. This year the event will focus on the nexus between social and green entrepreneurs and corporates, and how to strengthen collaboration and supportive environments.


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September
10
2014
Berlin
1 day(s)

Companies that aim to explore opportunities in low- income markets often struggle to get access to market data – or develop a deep understanding of their target group. What are best practice approaches to obtain market insights on the BoP? And how can we fill the gaps in the current data and research landscape? Join Endeva for an interactive workshop! Limited to 20 participants, it provides practitioners an intimate setting to share experiences and discuss potential joint action.


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September
10
2014
Nairobi, Kenya
2 day(s)

The SEED Initiative invites you to the SEED Africa Symposium 2014 which will take place on 10-11 September 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya at the Safari Park Hotel. This one-and-half day event will offer a variety of interactive sessions around innovations, enablers and solutions for social and green entrepreneurship and networking opportunities.


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September
10
2014
Nairobi, Kenya
2 day(s)

This conference aims to evaluate the systems and innovative channels needed to compete and thrive in a rapidly expanding industry. Conference topics will include amongst others mobile insurance, agricultural insurance, health insurance, pension systems and management.


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September
10
2014
Oslo, Norway
2 day(s)

For the first time, TBLI is partnering with a leading European business school to offer a TBLI CONFERENCE in Scandinavia. We are looking forward to TBLI CONFERENCE™ NORDIC 2014, hosted by the BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo on 10-11 September. At the moment, we are building the program with our local partners in Scandinavia. Please view the current list of topics we would like to address at the event, reflecting current debate on ESG and Impact Investing. Workshops will focus on challenges as well as opportunities for institutional investors, private investors, asset managers and financial service providers in the sector.


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September
15
2014
Nairobi, Kenya
5 day(s)

Run through The Helix Institute of Digital Finance (www.helix-institute.com) AANA is designed for mobile money operators, banks, financial institutions and third-party providers already managing a large network of agents. Building and managing a large agent network is considered the lynchpin to success in digital finance. However, the task also present a mine field of operation hazards. From selecting agents, to managing their liquidity, to ensuring they remain ambassadors for your brand and product-lines over large geographies. If you have manage to launch and grow your network, yet are still plagued by complex operation issues, then this 5-day course is for you.


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September
21
2014
New York, New York, USA
4 day(s)

This meeting is designed to bring together “influential leaders from business, government, civil society and philanthropy” to discuss solutions to global issues under a theme of “reimagining impact.” Among the participants are various current and former heads of state, CEOs and founders of companies, major philanthropists and media members. Issues to be discussed at the program include ways to improve gender equality, sustainable energy and education across the globe. Additionally, the meeting will feature the 8th annual Clinton Global Initiative Awards, which are given to those who have accomplished a positive change through philanthropy or public service.


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September
22
2014
Arlington, Virginia
4 day(s)

The SEEP Network’s 2014 Annual Conference will serve as a platform to promote learning and exchange around proven and emerging approaches, strategies and models for reaching substantial numbers of poor and vulnerable populations on a sustainable basis. The conference will explore scalable solutions that involve inclusive business models, private sector partnerships, technology applications, and new investment and financing models. The conference will organize learning around overarching questions such as: How do we define scale? What are the greatest challenges to scaling development impact? Which innovations in products, delivery and partnerships promise the greatest results and are likely to endure? How can market facilitators be more effective in this context? What are the potential trade-offs between reaching large numbers and achieving impact?


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September
25
2014
Douala, Cameroun
2 day(s)

The MobileMoneyExpo -Central Africa, delivers two full days of top executives networking, cutting edge content from dynamic presentations and engaging discussions designed to address developments, challenges, opportunities and success stories within the financial inclusion ecosystem around Africa in 2014.


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October
01
2014
Bali
21 day(s)

We’re looking for anyone interested to make a change within yourself and your work. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, career breaker or graduate this programme is for you. Ideally you should be: A motivated and purpose driven individual Creative thinker and tinkerer Desire to be an agent of change Ready to commit to making a change in your life We’re looking for 12 - 14 exceptional individuals of different ages, nationalities and professions to join us for our next programme in Bali on 1st - 21st October 2014. For each one of our programmes we hand select each participant to make sure we have the ideal blend of people that complement and can learn from each other. Past participants ranged from the age of 23 to 53 in order to enable cross-pollination of ideas, knowledge and skills. We require each applicant to submit a bio, an idea or a project you are working on or would like to work on, and 500 words explaining what you bring to the group and hope to take away from Change Ventur.es.


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October
04
2014
Allstream Centre, Toronto, Canada
1 day(s)

The theme for the event is “Microfinance for Social Justice,” and it will feature presentations on topics such as the relationship between microfinance and aboriginal peoples; investment opportunities; mining; scale and sustainability, and women’s empowerment. There will also be a “micromarketplace,” during which microentrepreneurs and “social innovators” will present their work and products. The organizers of the event also offer a book-review blog, called “microbookclub,” which will feature “If I had a Water Buffalo: Microfinance as a Means to Sustainability” by Dr. Marilyn A. Fitzgerald.


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October
04
2014
Allstream Centre, Toronto, Canada
1 day(s)

The theme for the event is “Microfinance for Social Justice,” and it will feature presentations on topics such as the relationship between microfinance and aboriginal peoples; investment opportunities; mining; scale and sustainability, and women’s empowerment. There will also be a “micromarketplace,” during which microentrepreneurs and “social innovators” will present their work and products. The organizers of the event also offer a book-review blog, called “microbookclub,” which will feature “If I had a Water Buffalo: Microfinance as a Means to Sustainability” by Dr. Marilyn A. Fitzgerald.


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October
06
2014
The Netherlands
2 day(s)

We are very much looking forward to returning to The Netherlands for the 18th European TBLI event: TBLI CONFERENCE™ EUROPE 2014 will take place on 6 & 7 November 2014. The conference venue will be confirmed soon. Towards the summer, we will start building the agenda and will publish a draft program to invite comments and suggestions from partners, sponsors and interested speakers. If you are interested in participating in the conference and/or to speak in a session, please let us know. We are looking forward to hearing from you at conference(@)tbligroup.com. Sponsoring packages are available at different levels, ranging from 1,500 EUR to 20,000 EUR. You will find an overview of benefits and fees for sponsors here.Please let us know if there are any questions or suggestions.


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October
08
2014
New York, New York
2 day(s)

The annual COMMIT!Forum calls on business and sustainability leaders to share their insights on how to improve the role of business in society and how corporate responsibility and sustainability drive sales, save money and improve asset values. This year’s over-arching theme is “Good Business Makes the Difference” supported by the following sub-themes: Responsible Brand Management; Sustainability/Energy Management; Partnership Selection & Management; Engaging Senior Leadership; Public/private partnerships; Role of regulation; Sustainable Workforce (Engagement through Philanthropy, Diversity & Inclusion); Foundation Management


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October
09
2014
New York, New York
3 day(s)

Each October, thought leaders from across industries gather in New York for two days of inspiration and making for a brighter future. Focused on sparking lasting partnerships, The Feast Conference unleashes our collective creativity on addressing some of society’s most pressing challenges. Through hands-on workshopping and presentations from the forefront of innovation, participants engage each other in creating partnerships that lead to lasting change.


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October
12
2014
Seoul, South Korea
5 day(s)

We are pleased to invite you to Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea for the huge festival for social enterprise. The Social Enterprise World Forum has made a contribution to resolving globally faced social changes related to polarization, environment, and unemployment. This year, the Work Together Foundation took the lead in organizing this significant international gathering with an ambitious agenda: “Social Change through Social Enterprise”. We hope to see you all in Seoul.


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October
12
2014
Ixtapa, Mexico
6 day(s)

A four-day problem-solving, strategic retreat for nonprofit leaders, for-profit social entrepreneurs, grant-makers and impact investors engaged in economic justice enterprises. On World Poverty Day, break down the silos of unproductive competition and go beyond the boundaries of conventional poverty alleviation. The gathering leverages resources, shares innovations, enlists allies, builds coalitions and creates force multipliers.


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October
16
2014
Montreal, Canada
2 day(s)

Innovation for Financial Services 2014 is a series of specialized international events for people working with innovation in the financial services sector and surrounding industries. The aim is to visit prime financial services centers across the world, building connections between financial services professionals, consultants, ICT experts, policy makers and academics and enabling them to present and discuss the latest developments relating to innovations for, and within, the financial services sector. Organized in close cooperation with Finance Montréal, the next event will be held in Montréal, on October 16th and 17th. It will be jointly organized with FinTech, a leading forum for IT and Finance experts.


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October
16
2014
Mexico City, Mexico
2 day(s)

The IPN is one of the two largest educational institutions in Mexico. The Economic Development Network conducts research in various fields of economics. The conference is aimed at providing a forum open to researchers, policymakers, NGOs and the private sector to discuss and debate innovative theoretical and empirical research and to suggest public policy on various fields of economic development.


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October
17
2014
San Rafael, California
3 day(s)

Join us for cultural, social and environmental change!


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October
23
2014
New York, New York
2 day(s)

Join us in New York City as we take a closer look at redesigning business for the future. Culture, economics and commerce will converge to tackle the tough question businesses and designers face: What is the new shape of business?


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October
23
2014
Greenwich, Connecticut
4 day(s)

Connect with like-minded business leaders at an SVN conference, Social Venture Institute or workshop. Get recharged, supported and inspired!


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October
29
2014
Los Angeles, California
3 day(s)

The Impact Conference @ Sustainatopia was founded by sustainability consultants DVK, Inc. and is part of Sustainatopia (www.sustainatopia.com), one of the largest events in the world for financial, social and environmental sustainability. Held annually in Los Angeles & Miami, the event brings together thousands of leaders from more than 40 countries including IDB, The White House, Rockefeller Foundation, OPIC, RSF, Tides Foundation, ANDE, UBS, Citibank, USAID, SJF Ventures, HIP Investor, Calvert Foundation and many more.


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October
31
2014
Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York, New York, USA
1 day(s)

Themed “Millennials Rising: What’s next for sustainability?”, the conference is intended to spark discussions and debates on what can be done to “change and harness the talents” of young people who are interested in solving social and environmental issues. Discussions will include: developing corporate strategy, using capital markets to fund social enterprises, financial models and socially conscious marketing.


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November
01
2014
Singapore
1 day(s)

For more information or to become a sponsor, speaker or media partner, please contact: Conference Organizer: Christina Economou | ceconomou@mondato.com | +44-798-564-6305 Media/PR: Arielle Jaffe | ajaffe@mondato.com | +336-95-93-43-95


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November
01
2014
Dubai, UAE
4 day(s)

The purpose of this event is to assess the state of Islamic microfinance across the globe and explore the potential for its expansion in developing countries. Islamic microfinance is microfinance conducted according to Shariah law, which includes a prohibition on charging interest in favor of concepts like sharing profit and loss. The conference will cover such topics as integration of technology into Islamic microfinance institutions (MFIs), “sustainable growth” in the industry, and innovations including crowdfunding and youth development programs.


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November
03
2014
Toronto, Canada
2 day(s)

The Social Impact Analysts Association‘s (SIAA) 2014 Annual Conference, Talking Data: Measurement with a message, will be held in Toronto on November 3rd – 4th in partnership with Social Asset Measurements and Charity Intelligence Canada.


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November
04
2014
New York, New York
3 day(s)

Radical transparency defines our time, shaping all aspects of culture and business. Transparency can substantially accelerate sustainability progress, and it also raises fundamental questions about the tradeoffs that accompany this transition. This dynamic is unfolding in the context of increased urgency to achieve the transformation that will deliver a truly sustainable economy. Incremental progress is not enough; we need transformative ideas. The BSR Conference 2014 will explore how transparency can transform supply chains, energy and climate, consumer engagement, community impacts, and more, and how businesses are managing differently in a fully transparent world. Join us in New York November 4-6 to discover how transformative technologies, business models, and financial valuations can produce rapid progress on the road to a more just and sustainable future.


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November
04
2014
Guayaquil Convention Center, Guayaquil, Ecuador
3 day(s)

This event brings together supporters of microenterprise, representatives from financial institutions, government officials and academics to discuss the development of microenterprise, specifically with regard to microfinance, in Latin America. Topics of discussion are to include the importance of corporate governance, innovations in credit qualification and expanded financial education for underserved populations.


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November
05
2014
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 day(s)

The WorldPensionSummit 2014 will offer a platform to exchange knowledge and innovative ideas on how to secure sufficient pension provision with experts and authorities in the fields of retirement management, pension fund strategy and social security employee benefits.


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November
06
2014
Toronto, Canada
2 day(s)

On November 6 and 7, the 2014 Social Finance Forum: Building markets that matter will welcome over 300 attendees and 65 speakers from across Canada and the world to Toronto for an extensive, specialized program designed and presented by leading practitioners from across North America.


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November
06
2014
Minneapolis, Minessotta
3 day(s)

The Net Impact Conference is the leading forum for students and professionals who want to use their careers to tackle the world’s toughest social and environmental problems. On November 6-8, thousands of thinkers, doers, and dreamers will gather in Minneapolis, MN to be inspired and make an impact.


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November
07
2014
New York, NY
1 day(s)

Honoring Arif Naqvi, Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer, The Abraaj Group Co-Chaired by Clarissa & Edgar Bronfman, Jr. Join over 500 entrepreneurs, business leaders and Endeavor network members in the heart of Manhattan for a celebration of the high-impact entrepreneurship movement and Endeavor's expansion to 20 emerging and growth markets worldwide. The Gala will honor Arif Naqvi, Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of The Abraaj Group, with the High-Impact Entrepreneur of the Year Award. All proceeds directly support Endeavor’s work and efforts to expand to 25 countries by 2015.


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November
09
2014
Colorado Springs, Colorado
3 day(s)

The SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing (formerly SRI in the Rockies) is the premier annual gathering of investors and investment professionals working to make money and direct the flow of investment capital toward a truly sustainable future.


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November
11
2014
Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel and Towers, Mexico City
3 day(s)

The conference aims to engage stakeholders on the opportunities in the low-income market for health; life; agricultural and bundled insurance products. There will be panel and small group discussion sessions along the following themes: (1) product development and underwriting; (2) distribution; (3) operations and information technology; (4) education, marketing and sales; (5) services for migrant workers and their families; (6) successes and failures; and (7) economic market analysis .


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November
12
2014
Abbaye de Neumunster, Luxembourg
3 day(s)

e-MFP's terrific annual event, European Microfinance Week will take place 12th - 14th November 2014 in the Abbaye de Neumunster in Luxembourg. The theme for this year is Developing better markets. A request for proposals for sessions was sent to all e-MFP members


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November
12
2014
Cape Town, South Africa
1 day(s)

Following on from the success of the past three years, today Orange (http://www.orange.com) is launching the 2014 edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize. A new category has been introduced for the fourth edition: the “Orange Partner" award will recognize the best project that integrates an Orange application. The prize will recognize four projects: three projects with grants of 10,000 EUR, 15,000 EUR and 25,000 EUR, and a new special prize of 10,000 EUR


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November
23
2014
Accra, Ghana
3 day(s)

This first-ever joint conference between GBSN and EFMD is a seminal event in the advancement of management education in Africa and throughout the developing world. The Conference theme, "Quality in Context: Management Education for the Developing World," will address the specific needs of market sectors, such as agribusiness and health, as well as the growing presence of technology, models for international collaboration in education, and how to meet increased demand for local management talent by multi-national companies.


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November
27
2014
Mexico City, Mexico
2 day(s)

The Global Social Business Summit is the worldwide leading forum for social business, non-loss, non-dividend companies with a social goal. It serves to spread awareness of social business, foster discussion and collaboration between practitioners and stakeholders, as well as present and conceive best practices. The annual event is organized by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and his Creative Advisor Hans Reitz, which gathers experts from private sectors, civil society, governments and academia over a few days of meetings, forums and workshops.


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January
22
2015
London, United Kingdom
1 day(s)

The Social Lending Awards 2015 is a major first for the social lending community which will bring together the crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending communities to celebrate and recognise excellence and best practices in this extraordinary financial services sector. Follow the awards on Twitter at @sl_awards #sla2015.


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