The Tech Awards 2014 honors science and technology innovators whose life-changing work touches millions of people around the world in profound and positive ways. The Tech Awards shines the spotlight on 10 international techmanitarians who are unleashing the potential of technological innovation for a better world. Awards are given in five categories: Environment, Education, Young Innovator (under age 27), Health, and Economic Development. Each year, The Tech Awards laureates are invited to Silicon Valley, where they are given access to resources and mentoring to aid in scaling their organizations’ impact and visibility. The visit culminates in The Tech Awards Gala, where the laureates are awarded unrestricted cash prizes of $75,000 and $25,000.
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An opportunity to join a group of like-minded women and undertake a physical challenge in one of the most beautiful places in the world, raising vital funds for MicroLoan's work, and seeing firsthand the impact of your fundraising efforts.
Crowdfunding Experts Converge at SxSW to Highlight the Significant Advancements in Title II & III SEC Regulations for Entrepreneurs and Startups in the High-Tech, Bio-Tech, Clean-Tech, Real Estate, Film, Music, Non-Profits, Science Research and Healthcare Industries.
Latin America´s 5th Annual Microinsurance Summit 2014 tackles how to create win-win distribution channels, develop new products for the segment in a more creative way, and radically change the way you reach the market through a powerful mobile strategy.
This event aims to engage children worldwide and help them learn how money works, including saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment, and entrepreneurship. For 2014, Child and Youth Finance International aims to ensure that this event's celebrations take place in more than 80 countries and involve more than 1 million young people. This event will provide a platform for multi-sectorial national stakeholders to collaborate, many for the first time, on developing financial education, developing inclusion initiatives and policies, and engaging children and youth in their countries.
The two-day conference aims to provide an educational forum for the financial services sector, updating CXOs and IS managers on latest international developments in payment technologies, best practices in IT project deployment, and latest trends in customer service delivery. In addition, broader themes of risk management, governance, regulation and compliance will be covered.
The 5th research conference on the Institutional and Technological Environment for Microfinance will focus on the how microfinance recovers from its own image crisis.
This forum, organized by International Finance Corporation (IFC), Financial Times Live (FT Live), and This is Africa, is aimed at senior executives and others with a keen interest in gaining insight into risk management and Africa's growing role on the global financial stage. Discussions will focus on topics such as regulatory challenges, risk governance, the liquidity conundrum, market trends in Africa and the ongoing lessons from the 2008 financial crisis.
This conference aims to bring together leaders in the microfinance industry to discuss and share the latest practices and strategies in order to take advantage on a changing environment. The event is useful for asset managers, fund managers, microfinance initiatives, MFIs, pension fund managers, developing agencies, and social investors
Started in 2010, the Open Minds video competition lets participating teams spread the word about what they’re doing among a wide range of audiences leading up to, and beyond, the Open Minds exhibition. Teams are required to submit a link to their video as part of their initial application. First prize is $1,500.
NCIIA is excited to host its 18th Annual Conference, Open 2014, March 21-22 at the San Jose Marriott in San Jose, California in collaboration with Epicenter and Stanford University. Join us in San Jose and be immersed in the capital of Silicon Valley as you explore this year’s conference theme—Emerging Pathways to Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education.
What are the key social innovation models and ideas that Brazil can share with the world? How is the country using cross-sector collaboration to facilitate change? Join Journeys for Change for a webinar featuring Rebeca Rocha, the Brazil Chapter Coordinator for ANDE (The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs). The webinar begins at at 4:00pm UK (GMT) time.
The conference, hosted by The Institute for International Research (IIR), aims to highlight the latest market developments in the microinsurance sector, and provide opportunities for stakeholders to hear from leading organizations and experts in microinsurance and learn how to overcome the associated challenges.
This course will explore a broad range of regulatory policy issues affecting microfinance and the delivery of a variety of financial services to poor people. The course will focus on prudential regulation and supervision, examining how to decide which institutions require prudential regulation and supervision, and what the applicable prudential standards should be. It will also discuss techniques for measuring and testing microcredit loan portfolio quality. Various regulatory topics outside the prudential regulation arena will be covered based on the interest of participants.
As organizations switch to digital, opportunities for new types of programs and decision-making emerge. Simultaneously, many are exploring digital information systems to figure out how to do more with their data. At the 2014 Frugal Innovation Forum, we’ll explore when it makes sense to go digital, how to make a switch, and suggestions on designing effective information systems.
Whether you are from an impact investment fund, accountant or lawyer, this programme is for anyone actively involved or interested in impact investing. With participants from across sectors and the globe the Oxford Impact Investing Programme will be a valuable opportunity to network and develop on-going professional relationships. Following the programme you can continue to develop your contacts as a member of the Oxford Business Alumni. There will be a strong emphasis on developing the practical skills necessary to implement effective investments that will yield maximum social, environmental, and financial results.
Microfinance in the Caribbean is still considered to be in its infancy and it has become increasingly important to have an ecosystem that facilitates information and knowledge sharing. This Forum will discuss the policy and program issues affecting the sector. It will provide a connection platform for entrepreneurs, microfinance practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and industry experts from within the region.
The AVCA Annual Conference aims to provide the private equity and venture capital industry in Africa with a platform to discuss opportunities and issues of the year. Topics that will be discussed include financing small and medium-sized African Businesses and tapping the commercial capital spectrum amongst others.
The conference, jointly hosted by the World Bank's Financial & Private Sector Development and Human Development Networks, will use shared global experiences to set out a forward-looking agenda for the tools, techniques, and policies to improve pension outcomes in the coming decades.
The summit will convene colleagues from around the globe with a shared interest in improved management education for the developing world to: 1) Discover innovative models for management education using technology 2) Explore the lessons educators can take from successes in the private sector 3) Engage with international peers to share experiences, best practices and lessons learned 4) Develop ideas for using technology to enhance existing programs
Whether you’re looking to deploy your first initiative, scale your existing services, explore the commercial case for microfinance and understand the regulatory environments underpinning e-money or if your focus is on multi-channel digital payments: e-commerce, m-POS, contactless technology, digital TV and much, much more, Mobile Money and Digital Payments Americas is the conference for you!
This conference aims to bring together banks, card issuers, mobile telecom, kiosk solution providers, and non-bank payments market entrants to discuss different challenges faced by card issuers and payment solutions providers. It will set out how the market, with a combination of the creative use of legacy and new technology is set to meet the payment needs of consumers.
This conference aims to bring together global knowledge, investment, and dialog geared towards building a more inclusive ecosystem for high impact, pro-poor businesses. It brings several social enterprises to the forefront, and connects them to enablers, mentors, and crucial networks.
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register by January 31 to secure the lowest registration rate.
The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register online for the lowest registration rate by July 31, 2013.
At Summit 14, Social Enterprise Alliance will take its commitment to developing the next generation of social enterprise leaders to the next level. We are proud to announce our first ever 50 Under 40 cohort program to develop, engage and connect 50 promising leaders under the age of 40. Jonathan’s Social Enterprise Clinic is an intensive cluster of capacity-building workshops about the practical skills required to lead a social enterprise. In addition, the cohort will re-convene on three post-Summit follow up calls. While the Clinic addresses the operational and ethical distinctions between for-profit versus nonprofit enterprises, government programs versus non-governmental organizations (NGOs), political action versus social service delivery programs, donating versus impact investing , faith-based versus secular interventions, etc., the Clinic curriculum is agnostic about competing methodologies and theories of social change. The instructor is a proponent of “pragmatic pluralism." Application closes February 28th.
Building on eight highly successful years, the 2014 course offers a curriculum for all financial inclusion leaders engaged in expanding financial services to under-served clients around the world – from microfinance practitioners and conventional commercial banks to investors and regulators. Through this unique course, HBS and Accion have brought together leaders from close to 100 countries – including nearly 150 CEOs, presidents, executive directors, and managing directors from some of the world’s leading providers of financial services to the poor.
After eight programs spanning over 500 participants from roughly 100 countries, we are proud to announce that the annual executive education program jointly run by Harvard Business School (HBS) and Accion is now accepting applications for 2014. The program will take place April 21-26, 2014 at the HBS campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
This year, the program has a new name. It is now the HBS-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance. This name change confirms a shift in course focus and approach that has been underway for some time, from an exclusive focus on microfinance to a broader financial inclusion scope.
Impact Investing is projected to grow to $1 trillion by 2020. Where are the leaders of the space focusing to both maximize both impact and return... at the Impact Capitalism Summit which will be held April 29-30 in Chicago. The global leaders of impact investing will be assembled to discuss that exact topic!
The Summit will be the first conference to take a portfolio approach to impact investing identifying the key trends and opportunities across major asset classes. The Summit will bring together over 300 family offices, foundations, asset managers, and fund managers representing over $150 Billion in investable assets and will be the key hub for those leading the mainstreaming of impact investing.
This conference, hosted by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in association with Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), will convene thought leaders and industry practitioners to drive the EM PE community to examine its track record, reflect upon and take stock of this evolving asset class.
The Shared Value Initiative is a global community of practice to drive adoption and implementation of shared value strategies among leading companies, civil society, and government organizations. It is designed for senior-level corporate practitioners and leaders in government and at global nonprofits. To request an invitation or for more information, please contact email@example.com.
Every two years, foundation leaders, asset owners and supporters of the field of mission investing come together at the national conference in order to learn and make connections that result in better and more mission investments.
Join your colleagues and peers at this year's event, May 13-15, in Minneapolis-St. Paul. We will feature high-energy facilitators and sessions for all levels of practitioners and all types of philanthropic asset owners and managers.
The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions invites you to join us at our Annual Conference, Financial Inclusion in Focus: From Vision to Reality, from May 14-16, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Federation and its members will be celebrating 40 years of helping people and communities achieve financial independence through credit unions.
Please save the date on your calendar for next May. The Federation's Conference brings together leading researchers, policymakers and practitioners in the financial empowerment field and is the industry's largest gathering of credit unions that share a mission of community development and financial inclusion. The 40th Anniversary Conference will celebrate our successes while looking forward to the opportunities ahead.
The objective of the conference is to strengthen investment into Africa's financial services sector. It will bring together institutional investors, including asset management firms, pension funds, hedge funds, brokers and other investment specialists.
This event offers a unique opportunity to network with leaders of the sustainable, responsible and impact investing community, and to learn about new approaches, trends and policy developments in the field. The conference will attract representatives of investment management and advisory firms, research firms, financial planners and advisors, broker-dealers, community development institutions and asset owners such as pension funds and foundations, along with policymakers and corporate leaders.
The five-day practical and interactive program hosted by Banco Central do Brasil (BCB) has been developed exclusively to enable AFI members and guest delegations to exchange knowledge on financial inclusion with a strong focus on agent banking, rural credit, financial services consumer protection and financial education.
The Duisenberg school of finance in Amsterdam will be hosting a programme on "how to create environmental and social value through impact investing." The two and a half day course will cover: impact investing principles and best-practices; the potential outcomes of impact investing in terms of financial and social returns; the most viable impact investment themes; how to monitor processes and measure impact.
This conference, hosted by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), is aimed at exchanging views and experiences and deriving key operational conclusions for policy makers and housing finance practitioners.
The program opens with plenary sessions on “Trends in Impact Investing - going mainstream?” and “Investing in Sustainable Urban Infrastructure”. Further workshops around ESG integration and risk management address topics such as ESG materiality/metrics, fixed income, supply chain risks and climate change. How to structure impact investing across asset classes, learning from deals gone south, BoP-market investments or philanthropy investing are sessions mainly addressing impact investors.In addition, three sector-specific workshops put the focus on the opportunities and challenges around renewable energies, food production and health care.
This conference aims to focus on fundamentals to the business of insurance and discuss how industry players are and must adopt their business models in this dynamic market.
Join us in the heart of Milan where we will be learning from organisations already putting social value measurement into practise, what they have discovered and how they've utilised results to really make a difference and what they need to do to make this possible. As well as this you'll have the opportunity to meet members from around the world and make some fantastic connections.
We are already expecting key international speakers from organisations such as Danone, ICAEW, The Young Foundation, Accenture, Acumen and The FRC Group. We will be holding practical sessions to help you understand more about the development of SROI and you'll also be able to get hands on experience with the latest tools to help you. We'll also be discussing the implications of social value measurement for policy and investment.
Join host Christian Krüger, philanthropist and impact investor, and Dr. Maximilian Martin, Founder & Global Managing Director of Impact Economy, from June 13 to 15, 2014 for the 4th Impact Economy Symposium and Retreat at Greifenstein Castle in Switzerland. Our motto this year is simple: the next big thing will be industries that create value for shareholders and stakeholders alike. Industries that achieve this balance are worth our investment and support because they will fundamentally reshape how we live, work, and allocate capital. The Symposium is a by-invitation only gathering designed for asset owners and business leaders looking to turbo charge their businesses, philanthropy and investing.
Subsistence marketplaces consist of consumer and entrepreneur communities living at a range of low income levels, and are concentrated in developing countries and regions such as Brazil, India, China, Vietnam and Sub-Saharan Africa. In the last decade, the Subsistence Marketplaces Conference has been a leading forum for evolving and sharing research and fostering best practices in these communities.
The conference is titled to highlight consumption and entrepreneurship while emphasizing diverse geographies and substantive domains of subsistence. Specific themes include consumption and conservation, entrepreneurship, substantive domains of subsistence, diverse geographies, social innovation, and curricular innovation.
MCON14 is a two-day experience where corporate, cause, and public leaders see how the next generation is redefining how we tackle issues in our communities, build movements to create change, and use our talents and resources to inspire peers. With engaging speakers and discussion panels, MCON14 is the premier conference for cause and Millennial engagement. This year, the event will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and streamed online.
Having successfully delivered this investment series in South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Namibia and London; it has proven to be the most comprehensive Africa focused investment funds and asset managers forum bringing together policy-makers, business leaders and investment professionals. The forum convenes an exclusive network of foremost pension funds, sovereign funds, development financial institutions, central bankers and asset managers focused on the intersection of macro-economic developments; capital markets innovations, infrastructure financing, private equity, real estate investment trusts (REITs), real estate funds and alternative investments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.