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  • Virtual - 4 Days
    May 30

    World Justice Forum 2022

    The World Justice Forum 2022 will take place Monday, May 30 – Thursday, June 2, 2022, in The Hague, Netherlands and online.Please note that interpretation will be available at the World Justice Forum 2022 in French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian for plenary sessions and World Justice Challenge showcases, and in French and Spanish for online working sessions.

    The complex political, social, and economic effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic have dramatically underscored the importance of building just, open, and accountable governance for all. As rule of law performance continues to deteriorate around the world, however, communities are falling further behind the ambitious goal to “leave no one behind,” set by government leaders in the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In particular, the COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated the longstanding structural inequalities and governance weaknesses that threaten progress. If communities are to achieve a just recovery, withstand the next shock, and fulfill the promise of sustainable development for all, they must strengthen the rule of law.

    To build fairer, healthier, and more peaceful communities, we need a comprehensive rule of law agenda to tackle the root causes of societies’ persistent inability to deliver a dignified life for all. Such a multi-faceted agenda should include:

    1) guaranteeing fair and effective access to justice for all;
    2) ensuring open and accountable government and combating the corruption that cheats people of basic necessities; and
    3) eliminating systemic discrimination and exclusion through the implementation of just laws that protect fundamental rights and equal treatment.

    The World Justice Project and its partners will convene the World Justice Forum 2022 with hundreds of rule of law actors from around the world in The Hague and online for three days of agenda-setting, learning, and action on these themes to ensure the path of recovery from COVID-19 is just and that progress toward achieving the SDGs gets back on track.

    If you are attending in-person, please review local restrictions in place for travelers arriving in The Netherlands:


  • Virtual - 1 Day
    May 31

    Webinar on Just Transition & Skill Development in the Electric Vehicle Industry

    The webinar will comprise of two sessions. Each session will see a detailed discussion with expert panellists on both topics.

    Session 1- From ICE to Electric: Ensuring a Just Transition in the Auto Industry
    The Indian auto and transport industries are poised to shift rapidly and irrevocably away from conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric and alternative clean fuel-powered vehicles in the coming years. This is expected to be accompanied by significant changes in technology, production processes and consumption patterns, which in turn will impact the employment generation in the sector. To minimize the potential adverse effects of decarbonized transport, and to enable more socially inclusive and equitable outcomes alongside environmental sustainability, India will need to ensure that the transition to a low carbon transport sector is just.

    In this panel discussion, we will highlight key aspects of the upcoming jobs transition in the auto and transport industry, the potential of high-quality green jobs, and best practices to navigate the transition for just outcomes.

    Session- 2 Skill Development and Training for Electric Mobility
    As we are transitioning to electric vehicles, the changes in the automotive value chain will cause job losses in the traditional ICE industry and create new jobs in the EV industry. Right skilling will reduce significant job losses and ensure a sustainable transition for the sizeable automotive workforce, in the formal and informal sectors. The deployment of skill development programs at scale will also ensure the continued growth of the e-mobility industry, which currently relies on internal skilling processes for their workers and for their supply chains.

    In this panel discussion, we will understand the changing dynamics of the automotive industry due to the e-mobility transition and discuss pathways for the development of skills required for the EV industry.

    Time: 7:00 AM ET | 4:30 PM India 

  • Virtual - 2 Days
    June 3

    Third Virtual Subsistence Marketplaces Conference


    Submission Requirements

    As we hope for the end of the two-year long pandemic, the Third Virtual Subsistence Marketplaces Conference is themed around the post-COVID “new” normal in subsistence marketplaces.

    We aim for interdisciplinary, intersector conversations about how this “new” normal is expected for a broad range of low-income consumers, entrepreneurs, communities and marketplaces around the world. Some of the topics we aim to discuss include but are not restricted to the following:

    • Health care practices
    • Entrepreneurship transformation
    • Consumer behavior adaptation
    • Environmental sustainability consequences
    • Academic research practice transformation
    • Educational trends
    • Business practices

    Our interactive, immersive virtual forum will be themed around envisioning a new normal in a post-pandemic world that addresses stark inequalities locally and globally in subsistence marketplaces. The conference purposefully includes a blend of virtual interviews with subsistence consumers and entrepreneurs in different countries, plenary sessions, participatory workshops, special topical sessions and presentations of papers submitted in response to this call. Academics, students, social entrepreneurs, policymakers, and business and nonprofit practitioners are encouraged to submit abstracts of individual presentations, sessions or workshops.

    The conference will also provide a forum for the new journal and web portal – Subsistence Marketplaces. The purpose is to create a space for the unique bottom-up approach from micro-level foundations that this stream of work represents. Details are available here and here and partially listed below.

    Abstracts for individual presentations or sessions (1,000 words max) are due March 13, 2022 to

    Submissions for Journal Review for New Journal on Subsistence Marketplaces

    A special issue or a special section of the recently launched journal titled Subsistence Marketplaces is likely to be published based primarily on articles developed from research presented at the conference and submitted to the review process. However, submission to the special issue will also be open to research not presented at the conference. Prior conferences have led to a book (Advances in International Management series by Elsevier in 2007), and special issues/sections of journals (Journal of Business ResearchJournal of MacromarketingJournal of Marketing ManagementJournal of Public Policy and Marketing, Journal of Consumer Affairs). Further details will be available as they are finalized. A tentative schedule is as follows.

    Submission Deadlines for Full Drafts

    • September 30, 2022: Deadline for paper submission after incorporation of comments from conference participants and conference chairs
    • November 30, 2022: Feedback to authors after peer review
    • January 31, 2023: Deadline for revised submission
    • May 31, 2023: Final deadline for subsequent revisions
  • Virtual & In-person - 4 Days
    June 6

    2nd Annual Sustainability Week US

    How will the promise of a green future be kept?
    June 6th – 9th 2022 | Virtual and Washington, DC (Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center)

    Join us for the 2nd annual Sustainability Week US

    Economist Impact’s Sustainability Week US will bring together industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and researchers from around the world to discuss what actions they will take to prevent a climate disaster and deliver on the promise of a green future.

    Event format:

    This event will be a hybrid format, taking place in Washington, DC and virtually.

    • Monday, June 6th – virtual day
    • Tuesday, June 7th – in-person day in Washington, DC
    • Wednesday, June 8th – virtual day
    • Thursday, June 9th – virtual day

    Why attend?

    • Meet over 6,000 industry experts in the space
    • Hear from real-life case studies from leading chief sustainability officers
    • Understand how to future proof your business for a net-zero future
    • Gain insights into how to effectively deploy ESG
    • Discover how new climate policy might impact you
    Speaker, Webinar
  • CONRAD | Washington, DC - 2 Days
    June 7

    Social Innovation Summit

    Social Innovation Summit is a global social impact community. Our annual events and experiences welcome the greatest innovators, changemakers, wayward thinkers, and black swans to come together to make real and lasting change towards social good. These events are magnets for people who think differently, act differently, and want to expand and disrupt models.

    If we are obsessed with anything, it is great people. Where most bring together luminaries to explore the next big idea. Our platform provides numerous engagement opportunities annually, bringing together those hungry not just to talk about the next big thing, but to build it.

    Register today with the code NextBillion for a 30% discount.

  • CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa - 2 Days
    June 8

    Enlit Africa

    Bringing together everything and everyone needed to advance Africa’s energy transition.
    We’re back and we can’t wait to see you in person again! Enlit Africa, formerly African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, is the only exhibition and conference in the region that brings together the entire power, energy and water value chain. Join us from 7 – 9 June 2022 for three days of facilitated matchmaking, conference seminars and access to world-class products and solutions.

    Knowledge is power

    The most valuable currency in the energy sector today is knowledge. And knowledge only has any worth if it is shared.By attending Enlit Africa, you will gain free access to three days packed with strategic conference sessions and technical workshops. Enlit Africa offers you the chance to learn and discover practical knowledge to help advance your career and organization. We will bring you face-to-face with the best thought-leaders, innovators and disruptors in the energy sector and beyond.


    At Enlit Africa you will meet the people you most need to know – and those you didn’t realise you needed to know.We offer facilitated matchmaking to help connect you with the right contacts as well as dedicated networking areas, meet and greets with (international) delegations and social events.Don’t be a bystander in the energy transition: be a participant.

    World-class products and solutions

    Connect with the world’s leading products and services providers, all under one roof. Enlit Africa is the only event of its kind to offer solutions from across the power, energy and water value chain.You’ll have the opportunity to do a year’s worth of business meetings in just three days.

    Register your interest

    Be the first to know when registration goes live. Simply register your interest and we’ll keep you up to date with the latest information about the live event.Register your interest

    Looking to do business?

    We know times are tough and budgets are tight. But you still need to bring in those sales leads. We make it easy to stretch your budget to make the maximum impact and drive real business.
  • America Square Conference Centre, London - 1 Day
    June 8

    The Future of Climate Finance

    The Future of Climate Finance is an exclusive one-day conference held in the heart of London that will address the escalating mobilisation of finance in favour of sustainable global development.

    Over $650 billion poured into climate-focused funds worldwide in 2021 and 2022 is set to be another record-breaking year for green finance. As the environmental stakes increase and the vocal and natural warnings grow menacingly stark, pressure on the global investment industry to tackle climate change is higher than ever before.

    There is no vaccine against the potential of a climate crisis and the rapidly shifting change  in sentiment towards those that can assist in delivering a greener future is already widening the gap  between winners and losers. There is no end of money to be made by those who anticipate the number of opportunities brought about by this uneven pace of change.

    Moreover, the politics of climate change continues to have significant implications for how capital markets are expected to perform. Is this endless pursuit of growth compatible with an urgent need to slash carbon emissions? Or is this the end of capitalism as we know it?

    Backed by hard data and intelligent editorial insight, The Future of Climate Finance unites Capital Monitor’s dedication to examining the impact of sustainable investment on our environment with New Statesman’s audience of key influencers in Westminster, Whitehall and the City.

    Join us on 8th June 2022 to hear high-level representatives from global finance, along with senior business leaders, policymakers and regulators, distill the latest trends and initiatives driving the future of green finance.

    Key Topics:

    • Crisis capitalism: are we shifting to a different relationship with capital?
    • How is the regulatory landscape shaping the future of sustainable capital?
    • Green finance development trends
    • What are the current growth and deal characteristics of green instruments?
    • Issuer Focus: what do investors want from green finance?
    • The challenging politics of climate change
    • The changing climate for private markets investors
    • Measuring the impact of our actions
    • Setting the agenda: predictions for COP27

    This event is complimentary for asset owners, investment professionals and bankers. Service providers will be subject to a charge, and you will be contacted by a member of our sales team in due course.

    Time: 4:00 AM EDT

  • Virtual - 1 Day
    June 8

    Supporting the Off-Grid Appliances and PUE Sector – GOGLA, Efficiency for Access and PREO

    Off-grid solar solutions are catalyzing economic activity, creating income & improving quality of life. To succeed, they need access to finance, technology & markets.

    Do you produce good-quality solar-powered products? Want to access off-grid markets in Africa and Asia? There are many grant funding and technical assistance opportunities available to off-grid appliances & PURE-oriented business models.

    Join us on to learn what we can offer: market intelligence, R&D funding, product testing, opportunities to showcase your products to distributors, and more! Register here.

    Time: 10:30 am CEST

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