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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    August 21
    2019

    Webinar: A Live Conversation with Sara Olsen: Stakeholders Voice and Impact Management Project

    Everything we do impacts people and the planet. Impact management is the ongoing practice of measuring those impacts to reduce the negative and increase the positive.

    The Impact Management Project (IMP) is a forum for building global consensus on how to measure, report, compare, and improve impact performance. IMP looks at five elements. WHAT, WHO, HOW MUCH, CONTRIBUTION, and RISK

    Stakeholder’s voice gives us information about “WHO” do enterprises affect? How underserved are they in relation to the outcomes delivered by enterprises? To address these questions, we analyze the impact data categories under the ‘Who’ dimension.

    How to align stakeholder’s Voice with Impact Management Project?

    Join us for a live discussion with Sara Olsen, SVT group and Unmesh Sheth, Founder/CEO Sopact

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  • Zurich, Switzerland - 3 Days
    Wednesday
    August 28
    2019

    Impact Investment & Blended Finance for Development Agencies and Foundations

    To use public funds more effectively and mobilize private investment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has become a key concern of many development agencies and donor organizations. While the idea to create blended finance models is compelling, one specific approach holds particular promise: empowering high-impact enterprises with market-based solutions to scale and deliver positive impact in a sustainable way – a bottom-up approach.

    This actionable, practice-driven program is specifically designed for providers of public or philanthropic funding, who strive to maximize the impact of their grants or investments and want to be on top of the most innovative solutions and trends. It includes outstanding lecturers, has been tested in multiple workshops for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and received exceptional feedback.

    The three-day program will provide valuable insights on strategies and instruments to “leverage” own resources by blending it with private investment for small and growing businesses in developing and emerging countries. It will also shed light on the whole spectrum of finance for impact and international development. A specific focus will be on catalytic financing tools that are able to attract additional capital for high-impact enterprises.

    The program is organized by the University of Zurich Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP), Convergence and the Social Finance Academy (by Roots of Impact), with support from the SDC.

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  • Rome, Italy - 2 Days
    Wednesday
    September 4
    2019

    7th International Conference on Sustainable Development

    The International Conference on Sustainable Development is organized by the European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University.

    The 7th ICSD 2019 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 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 2019 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.

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  • Paris, France - 2 Days
    Thursday
    September 5
    2019

    Convergences World Forum

    What if the most innovative solutions to the challenges of environment, poverty and exclusion came from overseas? In September, Convergences will showcase high-impact projects and inspiring individuals who have left their mark on the forums that Convergences held abroad over the past year.

    ColombiaGreecePhilippinesTunisia… All over the world, committed and inspiring changemakers are inventing new ways to protect the environment, create social cohesion and fight inequalities. On September 5 and 6, they will be attending the Forum to talk about their commitment, share their experiences and show that good ideas are flourishing everywhere.

    Only together can we best respond to the challenges of climate change, wealth sharing and development. Join more than 4000 changemakers from all sectors. Together, let us take up the challenge of a fair transition for a more inclusive and sustainable world!

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  • Durham, NC - 3 Days
    Monday
    September 9
    2019

    Getting Gender Smart

    Do you want to explore unlocking capital or deploying capital to benefit women and girls? Are you excited about the power of women to make markets? Do you want to contribute materially to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals around women and girls? Are you ready to get beyond the talk and get to the strategies and tactics of action?

    This 3-day intensive course is designed to help you navigate the emerging world of gender smart investing so that you can develop tangible strategies and practice to more easily and quickly integrate gender smart investing as part of an overall investing practice.  Two of the top globally recognized pioneers in gender lens and impact investing will lead the training, sharing their insights and working with you on the key practices of gender lens investing.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    September 10
    2019

    Webinar: The Future of Packaging: Investing in a Sustainable Economy

    Currently, over 90% of all disposed plastic material within the United States is not recycled. If present recycling trends continue, by 2050, there will be 12 billion metric tons of plastic in landfills around the world. The global packaging industry has traditionally been one of the largest contributors to this problem. Given that the e-commerce retail industry is continuing to grow exponentially, it is clear that this issue is not going away.

    As consumer awareness surrounding the negative impacts of traditional packing practices rises, sustainable packaging companies are quickly scaling. More and more retail companies have already begun exercising biodegradable packaging solutions. The green packaging market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.7% and reach nearly $300 billion by 2024. Impact investors looking to realize impressive financial gains and positive environmental impact are swiftly capitalizing on this expanding market.

    This webinar will feature Charlie Schwarze of The Recycling Partnership, Andrew Meyer of AeroFlexx, and Michael Bilodeau of HS Manufacturing. They will discuss the latest market trends and emerging technologies in the sustainable packaging industry, and how investors can identify which innovative products will dominate the market.

    *Ticket purchase includes access to the live webinar, slides, recording, and speakers.

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  • Zermatt, Switzerland - 1 Day
    Saturday
    September 14
    2019

    2019 Zermatt Summit

    The Zermatt Summit Foundation has the honour to share with you that the 8th edition of the Zermatt Summit will take place September 12th until September 14th 2019 in Zermatt, Switzerland.

    Our current economic model has become unsustainable, it has lost its moral and political legitimacy. In the competitive market economy it has shown a continuous ability to be creative and to increase wealth. In the last decades, there has been a progressive blurring of its link with the global common good and a significant loss of our capacity to regulate it. Economics have been disconnected from ethics and politics as financial capitalism tends to nurture a speculative race where money creates more money without sufficiently investing in the economy of goods and services useful to mankind. Destruction of the planet and its biodiversity, growing inequality and poverty, injustice, exclusion and alienation are some of the dysfunctions likely to have significant negative consequences for future generations.

    The spirit of the Zermatt Summit engages the heart and minds (not only intelligence), the conscious and spiritual dimensions of leadership. A concern for the person and respect for personal values. Everyone has a responsibility and is a changemaker. A framework to assist in making innovative ideas come to life and transform business enterprise.

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  • New Delhi, India - 2 Days
    Monday
    September 16
    2019

    Sa-Dhan National Conference

    This conference will also mark two decades of Sa-Dhan. The National Conference would be an ideal platform to commemorate this moment with its members and stakeholders. The conference provides a unique platform for dialogue, deliberation, information sharing and forging partnerships. It aims to provide stakeholders with a platform to deliberate on specific sectoral concerns and challenges in the implementation of India’s Financial Inclusion program.

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