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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    October 27
    2021

    Hunger in a Pandemic: How COVID-19 Exposed Existing Inequality in Global Food Systems

    PYXERA Global, in partnership with PIMCO and The Global FoodBanking Network, asks why it took a pandemic to bring focus to a decades-long concern about the fragility, inequity, and wastefulness of the global food supply—and what it will take to solve the issue.

    Speakers include:
    – James George, Strategic Advisor, PYXERA Global (host)
    – Scott Mather, Chief Investment Officer, PIMCO
    – Lisa Moon, Chief Executive Officer, The Global FoodBanking Network

    Time: 11:00 AM EST

    Tags
    Coronavirus, Speaker, Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    October 28
    2021

    Amplifying Social Impact Through Systems Change

    Achieving UN’s Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs] requires an all-hands, coordinated effort across stakeholders globally and working at population scale. The role of the social sector in achieving global impact is crucial but social sector organizations [SSOs] often work in isolation and are not able to connect their impact creation with the larger global picture. Traditional, uncoordinated direct-services approaches have produced limited impact, way short of what is required to achieve UN’s SDGs by 2030.

    There is therefore the need to transform how the world sees and addresses global challenges. Local projects need to connect with regional and national ones which in turn need to connect with global goals since all of these challenges are one continuum. What is becoming very clear is the need to look at problems systemically and address them by changing the rules that underlie systems.

    The actors involved in global systems change are many and diverse. They include civil society, social enterprises, businesses, governments. and individuals. What has the potential of binding them together is the science and art of systems thinking and its foremost application of systems change. In this webinar, PYXERA Global, in collaboration with Ashoka, brings together Anshu Gupta, Founder of India-based Goonj and an Ashoka Fellow along with Odin Muehlebein, Partner with Ashoka Germany, Systems Unit, Ashoka Globalizer and Shakti Saran, Senior Fellow at PYXERA Global. Anshu and Odin, in conversation with Shakti, will dwell on what needs to be redefined in social impact missions to achieve systems change and create a new generation of changemakers.

    Time: 06:30 PM in Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi l 9:00 AM EST

    Tags
    Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    October 28
    2021

    Conversation 1: The Power of Girls’ Education and Women’s Leadership To Transform Communities, Countries and Economies.

    Over 11 million girls may not go back to school after the COVID-19 crisis, according to UNESCO. These young women and girls do not only face structural barriers to their education rooted in poverty, but also in gender inequality and child, early and forced marriage.

    However, women-led peer networks can play an important role in protecting vulnerable girls and ensuring their rights are respected. There is tremendous power to be harnessed in local women leaders who can change the status quo from within. So how do we support them?

    This event, hosted by Devex in partnership with the Hilton Foundation, will explore how the power of communities can help keep girls in school and ensure that future generations can, in turn, become future leaders – inspiring young girls to pursue the education needed to improve their economic, social, and political power. Together with global and local leaders with lived experiences around these issues, we’ll also draw attention to what must be done to scale their impact and support these organizations to reach even more girls.

    Conversations will draw on the far-reaching ripple effects of education – from decreasing child, early and forced marriages to encouraging women entrepreneurs – and highlight why we need to invest more in women-led communities to support the local and sustainable change needed to break cycles of poverty for women everywhere.

    Speakers

    Dr. Shungu Gwarinda, Director of Programmes of the Graça Machel Trust

    Fadzi Whande, Senior Diversity & Inclusion Adviser, Executive Direction and Management, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

    Angeline Murimirwa, Executive Director – Africa, CAMFED

    Moderator: Kate Warren, Executive Vice President, Devex

    Time: 10 A.M. ET/ 4 P.M. CET

    Tags
    Webinar
  • Virtual - 13 Days
    Sunday
    October 31
    2021

    COP26

    The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

    The UK is committed to working with all countries and joining forces with civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate change to inspire climate action ahead of COP26.

    Read COP26 Explained

    Book Your Green Zone Ticket

  • Virtual - 4 Days
    Monday
    November 1
    2021

    Save the Date: Financial Inclusion Week

    The Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) convenes FIW each year and invites partner organizations to showcase work, share ideas on what’s ahead and engage with the community.

    The focus of FIW 2021 is on how COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of the global economy, with low-income households and small businesses bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s economic impact. The crisis ushered in a new era of digitalization, from the distribution of social payments to businesses adapting to sell products online or accept digital payments. This is in addition to systemic challenges of gender inequality in financial services, climate change, and data risks.

    Are you ready to join us to help solve these and other pressing challenges in financial inclusion?

    Tags
    Webinar
  • Virtual - 4 Days
    Monday
    November 1
    2021

    Ross Energy Week

    This year, the Energy Conference will present panels within the categories of decarbonization, both within and outside of the grid, financing global energy access, and building climate resilient communities. The Energy Conference is open to the public, and participants can attend any number of panels: additional details on the 2021 Energy Conference and Renewable Energy Case Competition are forthcoming.

     

    2021 Keynote: Building Strategy For The Energy Transition

    Scott Corwin: (Moderator) Managing Director and US Leader for Sustainability & Climate Change; Deloitte Consulting

    Maggie Pakula: Senior Vice President, Strategy; Invenergy

    Kevin Self: Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development & Government Relations; Schneider Electric

    Register on CampusGroups here

     

    2021 Panels:

    Unlocking Grid Decarbonization

    Firming renewables supply through scaled transmission and long duration energy storage (LDES)

    Monday, November 1st 1-2 PM EST (virtual)

    Ben Lowe: (Moderator) Senior Project Manager, Roland Berger

    Jon Newman: Product Strategy and Product Development Manager, Fluence

    Annie Baldwin: Director of Product Management, Form Energy

    Katherine Peretick: Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission

    Chuck Conlen: Vice President, Renewable Energy; DTE

    Register on CampusGroups here

     

    Decarbonization Beyond the Grid

    Scaling solutions for difficult-to-abate, carbon intensive sectors

    Tuesday, November 2nd 12-1 PM EST (virtual)

    Parth Vaishnav: (Moderator) Assistant Professor, School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan

    Christina Reynolds: Cofounder & Chief Science Officer, Remora

    Jessie Lund: Senior Associate for Carbon-Free Mobility program, RMI

    Tadeu Carneiro: Chairman & CEO, Boston Metal

    Volker Sick: Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering, DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research, Director, Global CO2 Initiative, University Michigan

    Julia Reichelstein: Investor, Piva Capital

    Register on CampusGroups here

     

    Financing Global Energy Access

    Financing clean energy access in developing nations, co-Presented by the William Davidson Institute,

    Tuesday, November 2nd 3-4 PM EST (virtual)

    Yi Jean Chow: (Moderator) Investment Principal, Future Energy Ventures

    Amaury Fastenakels: Chief Marketing Officer, BBOXX

    Michael Sudarkasa: Chief Executive Officer, Africa Business Group

    Karl Skare: Managing Director of Global Partnerships and Strategy, d. light

    Raghav Sachdeva: Chief Investment Officer, Nithio

    Emily McAteer: Founder & CEO, Odyssey Energy Solutions

    Register on CampusGroups here

     

    Building Climate Resilient Communities

    Implementing policies and tools to promote equity in local climate resilience strategies

    Wednesday, November 3rd 1-2 PM EST (virtual)

    Sarah Mills: (Moderator) Lecturer at the School for Environment and Sustainability, Senior Researcher at the Graham Sustainability Institute, University of Michigan

    Justin Schott: Project Manager, Energy Equity Project

    Shimekia Nichols: Executive Director, Soulardarity

    Nathaniel Smith: Founder & Chief Equity Officer, Partnership for Southern Equity

    Register on CampusGroups here

     

    University of Michigan Carbon Neutrality: How to Drive Culture Change in Ann Arbor

    A conversation with faculty, staff, and community members on the forefront

    Thursday, November 4th 6-7 PM EST (in-person for Ann Arbor community members)

    Sara Soderstrom: (Moderator) Associate Professor, Organizational Studies and Program in the Environment, University of Michigan

    Drew Horning: Special Advisor to the President for Carbon Neutrality, Managing Director and Chief of Staff at the Graham Sustainability Institute, University of Michigan

    Missy Stults: Sustainability and Innovations Manager, City of Ann Arbor

    Sara Hughes: Assistant Professor, School of Environmental and Sustainability, University of Michigan

    Tags
    Speaker, Webinar
  • Virtual - -60 Days
    Wednesday
    November 3
    2021

    The Inside Story of FinHealth in America

    More than a year into the pandemic, many parts of the economy are thriving – but what’s actually happening inside American households? Join them online for EMERGE Insights, where they’ll dive deep into how Americans are faring financially and how these current trends will shape the future financial health landscape.

    More than a year into the pandemic, many parts of the economy are thriving – but what’s actually happening inside American households? Join them online for EMERGE Insights, where they’ll dive deep into how Americans are faring financially and how these current trends will shape the future financial health landscape.

    Exposing and Closing the Gaps

    In the wake of COVID-19, there has been an extraordinary amount of resiliency as well as an increasing divide between affluent American households and those who are experiencing ongoing hardships.

    At EMERGE Insights, we’ll discuss the barriers that citizens, customers, and employees are facing across racial, ethnic, and gender lines. Plus, you’ll hear big ideas about how to take the learnings from this year to improve the future of the U.S. economy, putting you at the forefront of improving financial health for all.

    Exposing and Closing the Gaps

    In the wake of COVID-19, there has been an extraordinary amount of resiliency as well as an increasing divide between affluent American households and those who are experiencing ongoing hardships.

    At EMERGE Insights, they’ll discuss the barriers that citizens, customers, and employees are facing across racial, ethnic, and gender lines. Plus, you’ll hear big ideas about how to take the learnings from this year to improve the future of the U.S. economy, putting you at the forefront of improving financial health for all.

    Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT

    Tags
    Webinar
  • Virtual - 2 Days
    Wednesday
    November 3
    2021

    Commercializing African Innovation Forum

    Scaling African Research Innovations in Science, Engineering, Health and Development by Utilizing Artificial Intelligence & Data Science.

    eNubia is hosting the 2nd annual Commercializing African Innovation Forum (CAIF) in partnership with the African Union and Association of African Universities on scaling African Scientific Research and Innovations. This year’s forum will focus on Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the ability to scale scientific solutions and innovations to solve challenges in Africa, and to improve African development and trade.
    Tags
    Webinar
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