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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The eleventh edition of Aspen Europe-Africa will once again present European and African leaders with the opportunity to share their views on an extremely contemporary and challenging subject: that of connection. Thanks to technological progress, the relationship between Europe and Africa is at a turning point which has created new opportunities for working together.
Building on the success of last year's event in Hanoi, Vietnam Social Investment Forum 2014 will bring together social enterprises, local, regional and global investors, policy leaders, and other intermediaries to showcase the emerging social investment field in Vietnam. Lotus Impact, the Center for Social Initiatives Promotion, and Spark Center for Social Entrepreneurship are organizing the Forum.
The Social Entrepreneurship Institute will draw public health, social entrepreneurship, and education professionals and students for a focused, highly interactive and collaborative institute on quality, effective involvement in global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development. The expert speakers will offer key lessons, mentoring, and guidance about strategies that participants can apply to their work in global health, social entrepreneurship, international development, and education.
Join us for a lively discussion with the founders of GiveDirectly and academics who have researched unconditional cash transfers for a discussion about what this trend means for those living in poverty all over the world, for microfinance, and for the development industry as we know it. The discussion will be followed by a networking reception. This event is held in partnership with the Financial Access Initiative at NYU Wagner and is free to all NYU Students and faculty.
For more information about this event, including speaker information, please visit the MFCNY event webpage.
There is a growing movement of business leaders who are redefining success in business. They believe that business is the most powerful man-made institution on the planet and that it can be harnessed to help solve our society's greatest challenges. To do that, today's leaders need a different set of management tools to manage how they are serving both society and shareholders. Join the executive director of the Shared Value Initiative, Justin Bakule, in conversation with B Lab co-founder Andrew Kassoy, Hardik Savalia, B Lab Senior Associate, and shared value innovator Mark Kramer, to learn what B Corps have in common with the Shared Value Initiative Community and what tools we all can explore to help us use business as a force for good.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.