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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
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
25
2014
Harvard Business School - Boston, MA
1 day(s)

Our theme this year is “Finance in the New Era of Growth”, which will delve into the path towards financial recovery as well as the multitude of implications from the recent changes seen in regulation, market confidence, and financing opportunities. Over the coming weeks we will be confirming the agenda, so be sure to check back.


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October
28
2014
Amsterdam, Netherlands
2 day(s)

This event will consist of lectures and workshops that are intended to encourage attendees to consider ways that profit and sustainability intersect, including: “the role of patient capital for impact investment,” “instruments for financing in renewable energy and efficiency,” “trends in impact investing” and “environmental, social and governance (ESG) fund strategies and performance.”


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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
Jamshedpur, India
3 day(s)

The core theme of this year’s conference is - ‘Making Finance and Insurance Work for Poor’. At the event, the experts would discuss about the inclusive financial sector serving the asset poor households. It will be holding series of thematic plenaries on contemporary issues such as Bank-BC model improving access2finance, PM Jan Dhan Yojona, SHG and MFI models, future of microfinance & livelihoods, small holder agricultural finance, micro insurance (health, life, accidental), product innovations in savings, credits & insurance & pension, financial literacy & consumer protection, social security & direct benefit transfer, and role of technology.


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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
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
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
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
Barcelona, Spain
2 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
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
17
2014
Islamabad, Pakistan
3 day(s)

The organizers of this conference aim to bring together representatives from central banks and government ministries with microfinance industry professionals to address the challenges and opportunities within the financial inclusion sphere in South Asia. It is expected that the Prime Minister of Pakistan will inaugurate this conference.


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November
18
2014
Berlin, Germany
3 day(s)

Join the Launch of the Inclusive Business Action Network on 18 – 20 November 2014 in Berlin and support the scaling and replication of inclusive business models. Save the date and be part of this high level event. The launch event is free of charge and registration starts on 21st of October 2014. For more information about the programme and speakers and if you wish to receive the official link to registration, please send an e-mail to ib-action-network@giz.de


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November
18
2014
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
3 day(s)

Africa’s health care systems are at a critical turning point. The reforms that governments undertake over the next decade will be crucial to cutting mortality rates and improving health outcomes in the continent. Building on the success of previous events in the series, Health Care in Africa 2014 will focus on learning lessons from Africa’s successes to accelerate progress, looking at how to adopt and adapt elements of best practice and – crucially – what is needed in terms of political leadership, planning and partnerships to ensure these elements form part of a functioning and forward-looking healthcare system.


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November
18
2014
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
3 day(s)

Africa’s health care systems are at a critical turning point. The reforms that governments undertake over the next decade will be crucial to cutting mortality rates and improving health outcomes in the continent. Building on the success of previous events in the series, Health Care in Africa 2014 will focus on learning lessons from Africa’s successes to accelerate progress, looking at how to adopt and adapt elements of best practice and – crucially – what is needed in terms of political leadership, planning and partnerships to ensure these elements form part of a functioning and forward-looking healthcare system.


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November
18
2014
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
3 day(s)

Africa’s health care systems are at a critical turning point. The reforms that governments undertake over the next decade will be crucial to cutting mortality rates and improving health outcomes in the continent. Building on the success of previous events in the series, Health Care in Africa 2014 will focus on learning lessons from Africa’s successes to accelerate progress, looking at how to adopt and adapt elements of best practice and – crucially – what is needed in terms of political leadership, planning and partnerships to ensure these elements form part of a functioning and forward-looking healthcare system.


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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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February
17
2015
Silicon Valley, CA
3 day(s)

With over 500 people from 50 countries, it’s the world’s largest celebration for building ecosystems to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation. It’s part of a weeklong celebration, Global Innovation Week, that expects to draw thousands. Our vision: to make geography irrelevant for innovators everywhere, to give everyone a fighting chance to pursue a dream.


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