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January
19
2015
London, England
1 day(s)

The purpose of this conference will be to take stock of the progress that has been made so far in promoting financial inclusion, and to examine the next moves forward, throughout the United Kingdom, internationally and in SME and trade finance. There will also be a session devoted to the role of digital and mobile technologies.


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January
20
2015
Jakarta, Indonesia
3 day(s)

This conference is meant to bring together professionals in all aspects of the mobile money sector — including policy makers, technical experts and private companies — so that they may share their insights, opinions and strategies. Topics include why cash is still king, cultivating the behavioral change needed to move from cash to mobile money and the current landscape of financial inclusion in Indonesia.


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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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January
23
2015
Chicago, IL
1 day(s)

TBLI is a platform to educate asset owners about ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) and Impact Investing. Through it TBLI Conference brings together thought leaders and shows the latest developments in the ESG and Impact Investing. In addition, TBLI Conference highlights investment opportunities for asset owners.


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January
27
2015
New Delhi, India
2 day(s)

This conference aims to provide a platform to economists, administrators, and practitioners to address issues relating to entrepreneurial microfinance and financial inclusion. It serves as a forum to discuss and to evolve strategies for eradicating poverty and strengthening growth through microentrepreneurship. It is an attempt to involve academicians, policy makers, NGOs, and the administrators in the adoption of sound policies for creating economically and financially enabling environment in the world especially in developing countries. The event also aims to integrate the recent skill development program initiated by government of India with the development of microentrepreneurs and microfinancing.


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January
29
2015
Goa, India
2 day(s)

Credit Risk Management is essential for financial institutions to profitably lend to small and medium entrepreneurs. Join CapitalPlus Exchange/SBBN and CRISIL for a two day peer learning forum to share best practice and technology-driven solutions to manage credit risk throughout the lending cycle, from client onboarding through monitoring and problem loan management. This event will bring together practitioners and experts from Asia and beyond. Financial technology companies including Entrepreneurial Finance Lab and First Access will present their innovative solutions to automated and data-driven approaches for financial institutions to reach these valuable clients while balancing risk and return. SBBN’s partner CRISIL is a leading provider of credit risk expertise to international financial institutions and will share innovative internal rating systems and automated solutions to reduce credit risk.


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February
05
2015
Nairobi, Kenya
2 day(s)

In 2013, Sankalp Forum expanded in to Africa with the ambition of accelerating enterprise growth and building a South-South corridor to promote greater learning and partnerships between developing countries. Taking that conversation one step forward, this year’s Sankalp Africa Summit 2015 will see action oriented discussions to support an integrated continent-wide approach to inclusive development, for shared growth and prosperity.


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February
16
2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 day(s)

The Southern African Impact Investing Network (SAIIN) is the region’s leading impact investing event. The aim of the conference is to promote the concept and practice of impact investing in the region, and, in doing so, contribute to the development of an investment ecosystem that brings new ideas and sources of capital to developmental challenges.


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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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February
24
2015
Mérida, Mexico
3 day(s)

Event organized by New Ventures which has positioned itself as the most important event in the region that seeks to strengthen the ecosystem of social entrepreneurship, environmental impact and investment. Multiple speakers promoting the strengthening of social and environmental entrepreneurship in the region of a dynamic, participatory, innovative, and collaborative action will be present.


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March
02
2015
Lusaka, Zambia
2 day(s)

This two-day learning event will highlight innovations in the development of rural and agricultural markets and financial inclusion, amid global climate change. The conference will bring together top industry leaders from food companies, financial institutions, investors, donors, governments, and international development organizations.


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March
08
2015
Nairobi, Kenya
7 day(s)

Ashoka, the renowned global network of leading social entrepreneurs, HEC Paris, the leading French business school, and Hystra, have partnered to create an executive education program on INCLUSIVE BUSINESS AND VALUE CREATION: A WIN-WIN FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIETY. The next sessions will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, March 8-14, 2015 and in Calais, France, June 23-26, 2015. Download our brochure.


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March
17
2015
Lyon, France
3 day(s)

The 6th edition of Institutional and Technological Environment of Microfinance (ITEM 6) will focus on three major issues which are shaping the sector of microfinance: coaching, counting, and crowding. In addition to these topics, other microfinance related topics such as impact measures, social governance, innovation, and sustainable development will also be explored.The event will provide a forum for both researchers and practitioners to discuss and exchange on financial inclusion. It seeks quantitative, qualitative, and experience-based papers from industry and academia. Case studies and PhD research-in-progress are also welcome. It encourages reflections on the potential and use of technology in microfinance in developed and developing countries.


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March
23
2015
Miami, Florida, USA
4 day(s)

The 6th Latin America Microinsurance Summit is intended to bring together representatives of insurers, microfinance organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and reinsurers to discuss partnership models for accessing the Latin American market for microinsurance. Sessions will include examples and stories from AXA Seguros, Seguros Agromercantil, The Microinsurance Center, PASI, Aseguradora, Tajy Propiedad Cooperativa and others.


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April
06
2015
Boston, MA
6 day(s)

The six-day Harvard Business School–Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance offers leaders from around the world an exceptional opportunity to connect with peers while engaging with some of the HBS faculty's foremost thinkers in business strategy and management. The HBS Executive Education learning model immerses the world’s most promising managers in a transformational experience that combines the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and tools with professional, intellectual, and personal development.


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April
06
2015
6 day(s)

The six-day Harvard Business School–Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance offers leaders from around the world an exceptional opportunity to connect with peers while engaging with some of the HBS faculty's foremost thinkers in business strategy and management. The HBS Executive Education learning model immerses the world’s most promising managers in a transformational experience that combines the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and tools with professional, intellectual, and personal development.


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June
01
2015
Geneva, Switzerland
3 day(s)

Access to finance is a precondition for meeting basic human needs in health, education, housing, energy, water or transport. Above all it is often the single most important determinant for creating conditions of decent incomes and employment. Microfinance – and more broadly: financial inclusion –will therefore remain on the development agenda. While substantial progress has been made over the past years in our understanding of the behavior of household enterprises, institutional performance and markets, many open questions remain that are relevant for public policy in future.


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June
18
2015
Dublin, Ireland
2 day(s)

The general objective of the conference will be to discuss the cooperation potential between traditional financial institutions and the microfinance sector so that greater collaboration and cohesion is enhanced between both sectors in reaching out to the underserved.


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October
11
2015
Ixtapa, Mexico
6 day(s)

Cordes Fellowships provide exceptional social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders engaged in poverty alleviation and economic justice enterprises the opportunity to participate as Delegates in the Opportunity Collaboration. The purpose of the Cordes Fellowship program is to (a) open doors, minds and networks for emerging social entrepreneurs and nonprofit executives, (b) enrich the Opportunity Collaboration with new, emerging leaders and (c) infuse the collaborative discussions with a diversity of perspectives.


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November
18
2015
Luxembourg
3 day(s)

This event will provide an opportunity for networking with European microfinance actors working in developing countries. With a quality program, specialist speakers, professional moderators, and focused participation, the conference promotes good practice and facilitates synergy amongst associates. Expert panels and interactive discussions will offer attendees the opportunity to learn more about the strategies of fellow European microfinance actors. Participants can also contribute to European responses to global microfinance challenges and share experience on common topics of interest. e-MFP Action groups also provide a focal point for a range of specialist interests.


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