SOCAP is the world’s leading conference activating the capital markets to drive positive social and environmental impact – convening the marketplace at the intersection of money and meaning. The conference brings together impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, business leaders and other innovators from across the world in a unique cross-sector approach to catalyze collaboration for change.
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The Social Good Summit Geneva is an initiative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Geneva office that brings together high-level decision makers to forge partnerships for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The event works as an innovation springboard: 20 developing country entrepreneurs, sourced through well-known and established global accelerators, will pitch products and services in sectors such as access to health and education, financial inclusion, food production, climate change, and agritech.
An invitation-only event, the Social Good Summit Geneva offers unique and valuable networking opportunities. 250 participants are due to attend, including innovative start-ups, impact investors, development finance actors, Fortune 500 representatives, development agencies, and more.
Why do people make the choices they do and how does context shape our actions (or inactions)? The most innovative organizations are driving real change by leveraging insights into human behavior.
The Behavioral Summit 2018 is where cutting-edge research becomes practical knowledge that can improve individual and group performance. If you can help people make better decisions for themselves and align them with your strategic objectives, the results can be transformational.
Join us October 24th and 25th for a one-of-a-kind gathering that puts the power of behavioral science research into your hands.
Join us as we spotlight three successful non-traditional distribution channels: employers, educational institutions, and community organizations. These partnerships offer financial institutions the opportunity to meet consumers where they are, leveraging the partner’s positions of trust, locational convenience, and consumer knowledge to both improve consumer outcomes and realize growth. At the same time, these partnerships offer the distribution partners the opportunity to improve their own productivity and performance outcomes. This webinar will explore the rationale and key success factors that both product manufacturers and distribution partners should consider when developing such an initiative.
Each year Net Impact brings leaders together for a dynamic exchange of ideas about how to tackle our toughest social and environmental problems. Today’s challenges are more complex than any one person or organization can solve. Collaboration is essential to developing innovative solutions to change the world.
This year we’re taking it a step further with the theme “Outside the Lines.” Explore transformational change that defies traditional expectations. Dive deep into bold new trends and practices that challenge conventional wisdom and break barriers.
Join us and gain skills, experiences, and connections so you can have the greatest impact now and throughout your career.
NI18 brings together in one space the brightest and most innovative impact leaders from around the world. It’s a unique experience that encourages students, recent graduates, and established professionals to connect and share ideas about what works, potential career paths, and forward-looking innovations.
Join us this October at NI18 and let’s talk about what’s possible!
The European Microfinance Network (EMN) and the Microfinance Centre (MFC) are pleased to invite you to the Brussels-based event to celebrate the 4th European Microfinance Day (EMD)
On the occasion of the 4th European Microfinance Day Campaign, EMN and MFC are proud to announce that this year’s Brussels-based event will take place on 26 October. A panel debate will be organised in line with the 4th EMD tagline:
“E=mc² – an investigation of the exponential impact of microcredit”
The European Microfinance Day (EMD) aims to raise awareness of microfinance as a tool to fight social and financial exclusion in Europe. In this edition of the EMD, EMN and MFC organise a panel debate involving several practitioners, an impact investor and a public authority representative to debate on the social impact of microfinance and how can this impact be further developed.
The support of innovative funding sources (either public or private) will be fundamental for the further & good development of the sector and creating new opportunities for the “missing entrepreneurs”.
The panel debate will be followed by the launching ceremony of Helenos, the first private equity fund for inclusive finance in Europe.
Impact investing has captured the attention of a growing community of investors motivated by the industry’s potential for a broad reimagining of the way the capital markets work.
In October 2018, investors from around the globe will convene for the preeminent gathering of active impact investors and those who are interested in building an impact investing practice.
Hosted by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and PEI Media, the Forum aims to advance and scale the market through insights from industry leaders, leading-edge research, and unrivalled networking opportunities.
The event consists of two Forum days, 30-31 October, a GIIN members-only event and the Introduction to Impact Investing Workshop on 29 October.
Growth in the Asia Pacific (APAC) Microfinance sector has been rampant and sharp differences emerge across the region. In 2017, the average global growth rate for the micro, small, medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) was 10-15%. And, the Asia Pacific region had the highest growth expectancy by 25-30%, albeit the quite diverse socio-economic contexts, market maturities, and regulatory dynamics.1
Today Microfinance sector has undoubtedly become more dynamic so that the financing requirements are more complex. MFIs are undergoing various transformations in their structure; adapting their business models into different types of financial institutions such as small banks. The need for a well-functioning regulatory framework is evident. Transparent management of funding and a better functioning client protection mechanisms are increasingly in demand. Moreover, innovations in the financial sector help Microfinance clients have greater outreach and wider product offerings. In turn, Microfinance sector is evolving from a niche segment to a mainstream investment topic.
Asia Pacific Microfinance Forum underlines the fact that: “It is time to rethink Microfinance.” It features keynote lectures, case studies, panel discussions and interactive networking sessions with the help of pioneering Microfinance experts, investors, banks and finance organizations to discuss the latest and pressing issues in the sector.