Hear from some of the world’s most promising social entrepreneurs who are tackling issues of poverty and the planet at Miller Center’s 2018 GSBI Investor Showcase at Santa Clara University on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.
These social entrepreneurs are on a mission to provide those most in need with safe drinking water, improved livelihoods, access to education, agricultural support, and so much more.
The presenting for-profit and nonprofit organizations are participating in Miller Center’s signature 10-month accelerator program —accompanied by assigned Silicon Valley executive mentors— and will showcase plans to scale their solutions to impact even more lives across the globe.
Join ANDE as we launch an online Ecosystem Snapshots platform—a visual display of the financial and nonfinancial support that organizations provide for entrepreneurs–for select emerging market economies to identify gaps and opportunities for the small and growing business sector. The first snapshots released will cover Ethiopia and Ghana. Supported by the DFID Impact Programme.
Since its launch in 2008, the Convergences World Forum has become a key event for all the professionnals who seek innovative solutions to fight poverty in the world. The Forum offers experts and decision-makers a space for learning, networking and high level sharing to build answers together to the social and environmental challenges both in northern and southern countries. Every year, the Convergences World Forum is the culmination of the work of the Convergences platform for thought and gathers more than 7000 attendees in Paris.
The concept of Microfinance was introduced about 35 years ago. However, now it is not just a poverty reduction tool but a foundation for further financial sector development in developing countries. At present, the sector is facing significant changes:
- new products are being developed and launched by MFIs (microfinance institutions)
- more and more traditional financial institutions, such as banks and credit unions are getting involved in microfinance
- local authorities are developing and tuning up regulations in order to facilitate and speed up further financial sector development
- microfinance is seen as a reliable sector for private equity investments
For the 8th consecutive year, we at Uniglobal are committed to continue with the tradition of bringing on board a unique network of experts and senior level speakers who will share their experiences & perspectives on current and future trends and challenges in microfinance despite the difficult economic climate and ongoing changes in regulation.
Event will gather together development organizations, banks, specialized microfinance institutions, foundations, and responsible investment managers. The participants will discuss transparency, regulations, transformation of MF industry, social reporting standards, investment, risk and asset management, and innovation from a different angle (senior top level speakers that will bring lessons learned in order to derive applicable solutions)
Johannesburg, South Africa - 1 DayThursday
Do you support the entrepreneurship ecosystem in South Africa? Join us for ANDE SA’s event of the year! You can expect to:
Gain insights from key local industry reports in a totally new way – no boring presentations! Enjoy a three-course meal Hear from our special guest, ANDE’s Executive Director Randall Kempner who will be visiting us from DC to launch ANDE’s State of the SGB Sector 2017 Impact report. Compete against your colleagues and peers (and see if you learnt anything about the featured reports) in a fun and interactive quiz Stand a chance to win prizes in our ANDE member awards and raffle Be inspired by an engaging entrepreneur feature (to be announced) Network with other key representatives in your sector and strengthen the SA entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Museum for Communication, The Hague, Netherlands - 1 DayFriday
With over 65 million forcibly displaced people, of which almost 21.3 million refugees, the migrant crisis to date is one of the most urgent and compelling realities affecting the world. Conflict continues in several countries in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa, which makes it unclear when refugees will be able to return safely to their homes, with some refugees already having been in their host countries for over 10 years. Most refugees have little to no opportunities to enter the economic system due to a lack of available financial services and thus, despite protracted displacement and residence in host countries, are unable to integrate into the economy and society. To bring this to light and work on solutions, NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance, wants to improve capacity for providing financial services to refugees and decided to do its annual conference on the topic of ‘Finance for Refugees’.
Objectives The main objective of the conference is to bring together the donor and the investor community and provide them a platform to discuss this critical issue and work towards sustainable solutions for refugees.
Guests at the conference will be (Dutch) investors, international donor organizations, governmental organizations, Civil Society Organizations, development banks, local financial service providers, and knowledge institutes.
The ILO’s Impact Insurance Academy is a unique opportunity to learn from the ten years of experience and innovations in inclusive insurance facilitated by the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility.
By combining plenary sessions with specific electives by the choice of participants, participative activities, case studies and intensive discussions, the Academy offers a dynamic learning environment for participants and experts from all over the world to discuss ways of developing inclusive insurance.
The International Conference on Sustainable Development is organized by the European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University.
The 6th ICSD 2018 is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context.
The Conference venue is: Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy
The Conference theme is:
“Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: research, practice and education”.
This theme emphasizes the strong foundation that is provided by using research to inform our everyday practices, policies, and analytical approaches.
The 2018 Conference will once again provide a forum for the sharing of ideas, presentation of research findings, and discussion of professional issues relevant to Sustainability Science.
This ambition will proceed in a multidisciplinary way across the various fields and perspectives, through which we can address the fundamental and related questions of Sustainable Development. This interdisciplinary forum is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share an interest in—and concern for— sustainability in an holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic and social concerns intersect.