In this context, how can the power of communities propel girls and young women through education and galvanize community action to tackle inequality?
They will bring together global thought leaders – including this year’s Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize recipient CAMFED – to discuss these pressing issues, and to look at the ways we must build a more equal future for women and girls everywhere.
Time: 10 A.M. ET/ 4 P.M. CET
The week will comprise a crowd-sourced program of events planned by the Building Bridges Community in a range of formats that stimulate deeper levels of dialogue and collaboration including : panel discussions; roundtables; workshops, training sessions, pitches and networking events. It is open to anyone interested in finance and sustainability.
77 events are planned during the week.
About Building Bridges:
Building Bridges is a joint initiative, launched in 2019 by Swiss public authorities, the finance community, the United Nations and other International partners to accelerate the transition to a global economic model aligned with the SDGs.
At the core of the initiative is the recognition that the scale and complexity of the transition require “building bridges” between multiple stakeholders in the finance, government, and international development communities.
The first edition of Building Bridges took place in October 2019 in Geneva
The pandemic accelerated the movement towards digitalization for many small & growing businesses (SGBs) and the intermediaries that support them. What has become a buzzword in the past year, has been in reality a journey that required organizations to overcome numerous challenges and work to transform processes and services, almost overnight.
At ANDE, we aim to learn and support intermediaries and SGBs as they figure out what digitalization means for their organizations, and we are excited to invite you to the first Digitalization Matchmaking Event, a curation of technical experts and execution of a one-day virtual event to facilitate constructive connections between Entrepreneur Support Organizations and Digital Solutions/Services Vendors and potential partners.
The expo is a one-day virtual event and takes place on November 30, 2021. Both vendors and attendees participate in the session at no cost.
Agenda of the day
11:30 – 11:40 ICT/ 10:00 – 10:10 IST Welcome & Opening Remarks
11:40 – 12:00 ICT/ 10:10 – 10:30 IST Vendor Demo
12:00 – 12:10 ICT/ 10:30 – 10:40 IST Expo Walk-through
12:10 – 13:10 ICT/ 10:40 – 11:40 IST Expo Booth
13:10 – 13:25 ICT/ 11:40 – 11:55 IST Solution Highlight
13:25 – 14:10 ICT/ 11:55 – 12:40 IST Networking
14:10 – 16:20 ICT/ 12:40 – 14:50 IST Expo Booth
16:20 – 16:30 ICT/ 14:50 – 15:00 IST Closing Remarks
As we are hosting the event on Hopin, vendors will showcase their products and services at a digital booth and have an opportunity to interact with the audience real time.
To apply, interested vendors can complete the application here and contact Sorrawit at email@example.com with any questions.
Powered by the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, ANDE´s Digitalization Learning Labs and Matchmaking events are a series of global workshops where we facilitate knowledge exchange among practitioners and assess the needs of intermediaries to help support their digitalization.
Should you have any questions, please reach out to Ploy at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries from organizations in East and Southeast Asia and Saipriya at email@example.com for inquiries from organizations in India.
11:30 – 16:30 (ICT) | 10:00 – 15:00 (IST)
A virtual event on how chat, messaging and conversational AI can build better education.
About this eventThe Chat for Impact Education Webinar is a virtual event on how chat, messaging and conversational AI can build back better for education.
Your HostTurn.io is a behaviour change SaaS platform and learning community to build scalable chat-for-impact programmes. As a no-code platform it makes it easy for social impact organisations to build, improve and scale Chat-for-Impact services in real-timeTime: 10:00AM – 11:30AM EST
How can innovative investments and partnerships drive real economic change for communities in need? Fifth Third Bank recently announced the Accelerating Racial Equality, Equity, and Inclusion initiative, a $2.8 billion commitment to uplift historically marginalized people and communities. Today, in collaboration with Enterprise Community Partners, the bank is investing $180 million of that commitment in nine communities across its geographic footprint through the Neighborhood Investment Program. Hear from a panel of the project’s leaders about strategies to purposefully engage neighborhoods and local businesses, and find out what’s next for this initiative.
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CT l 2:00 – 3:00 ET
The regionally-focused World Ocean Summit Asia-Pacific agenda will provide the platform for nuanced conversation and tailored discussion to catalyse the blue economy.
The summit will convene 100 speakers and 2000 participants virtually over five days. Dedicated tracks on shipping, marine renewable energy, plastics, aquaculture, and fishing will provide insight focused on the Asia-Pacific. Plenary sessions will centre on pressing concerns for the ocean and cities and seek solutions for climate change mitigation and the dangerous decline of biodiversity in the region.
A full track dedicated to finance will bring together executives from across the investment community. Speakers will share their experience of innovative blue-finance mechanisms to maximise the direction of mainstream finance towards the sustainable blue economy.
Their aim is to identify how innovation and collaboration within the region are affecting change and seek to reframe the Asia-Pacific’s relationship with the ocean, generating momentum to map the steps to increased economic prosperity and ocean restoration.
Melbourne Connect (The University of Melbourne) and Storey Hall (RMIT) - 2 DaysMonday
Ethical Enterprise 2021 is a 2-day hybrid conference that builds the capacity of social enterprises, ethical businesses and purpose-driven organisations to create the impact and change needed for a more sustainable future.
In a world where governments are slow to act, they must look to the role of ethical business to address climate change, human rights, racial justice and build healthier, more progressive societies.
With inspiring international and local speakers, innovators and leaders in ethical enterprise, the Ethical Enterprise Conference provides a rare opportunity for attendees to build collaborative relationships, learn practical skills and share powerful information, ideas and tools.
Learn from experts on financial sustainability, building new revenue streams, change management, commercial mentality, social procurement, transformational leadership and social innovation in an interactive and engaging space.
The Future is NOW. Get in early to secure your discounted early bird tickets and let’s empower their collective strength and build a new way forward together!
This webinar is a roundtable conversation between Miller Center leadership, Social Enterprises on the journey of IMM with Miller Center, Next Billion, and Sopact.
There is a growing interest in social enterprises due to their potential to create innovative models for employment, entrepreneurship, social inclusion, public service quality, local development, and environmental protection. As a result, investors seek investments that can deliver a higher impact. However, due diligence often fails to provide reliable evidence of impact, making finding a suitable investment difficult.
Miller Center has been relentlessly improving social enterprises for over 20 years. Integrating impact measurement and management practices had been a big challenge for Miller. In 2021, Miller Center partnered with Sopact to systematically build an impact management capacity of 300 social enterprises. The program exclusively focused on how to learn and share social impact evidence.
The four-part program includes high-touch support from Miller Center’s mentor network, Miller Center staff, and the Sopact team.
We will discuss our learnings from the ongoing program. Selected social enterprises will share their journey regarding the need and challenges of Impact Measurement and Management.
1) Introduction to impact experiments: Sopact (https://www.sopact.com/)
2) Introduction to Impact Model course for social enterprises: Miller (https://www.millersocent.org/)
3) Social Enterprise 1: Well Beyond (https://www.wellbeyondwater.com/)
4) Social Enterprise 2: IRDA (https://irdafrica.com/)
5) Social Enterprise 3: Pending Confirmation. (Smart Haven Africa)
6) What is changing for Social Enterprises and Nonprofits? (https://nextbillion.net)
7) What role of impact investors, accelerators, and philanthropy in IMM?
8) Success ladder for social enterprises: Miller (https://www.millersocent.org/)
9) How to raise capital through better impact evidence and communication?
Time: 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM EST