Webinar | NEW Report: Central Bank & Development Finance Institution Approaches to Investing in Global Systems
This webinar reviews a new report eport analyzes how and why central banks (CBs) and development finance institutions (DFIs) incorporate environmental, societal, and financial systems-level thinking into their activities. The report identifies five “on ramp” activities that these financial institutions use to address systems-level risks and rewards, and its suggests parallels to how long-term investors attempt to manage systemic risks. “Central Bank and Development Finance Institution Approaches to Investing in Global Systems,” analyzes six central banks (including two U.S. Federal Reserve System regional banks), seven DFIs, and one microfinance bank, all of which are known to be incorporating environmental, societal, or financial systems-level considerations into their programs. The report, commissioned by the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi) and authored by William Burckart, Steve Lydenberg and Jessica Ziegler with The Investment Integration Project (TIIP), suggests that investors could learn from how the CBs and DFIs approach systemic risk issues. Download the report here: https://irrcinstitute.org/research-center/
Santa Clara, CA / Livestream - 1 DayThursday
At this time, we are sold out. You can still participate by viewing a live stream of the Showcase.
You are cordially invited to attend Miller Center’s 2017 GSBI Accelerator Investor Showcase at Santa Clara University on August 17, 2017. This is an opportunity to take part in the journey of 16 social entrepreneurs who are tackling poverty across the globe.
Our social entrepreneurs are on a mission to provide those most in need with safe drinking water, improved livelihoods, access to education, agricultural support, and so much more.
The presenting for-profit and nonprofit organizations are participating in our 10-month accelerator program — working with assigned Silicon Valley executive mentors, and will showcase their plans to scale their solutions to impact even more lives across the globe.
Organized by Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) in partnership with Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML), the 2017 Impact Investment Trailblazer Showcase will bring together over 100 key ecosystem players from the public, private and philanthropic sectors to explore solutions to financing climate resilience in Asia. The event celebrates the partnership between IIX, a pioneer in impact investing, and BofAML, a leading global issuer of green bonds, coming together to change the narrative from climate change to climate action.
- Bringing together over 100 impact investors in Asia and key ecosystem players
- Panel discussion and Open Floor Q&A with thought leaders from BofAML, United Nations ESCAP and the Green Climate Fund
- Exclusive showcase featuring exciting and scalable impact enterprises
- Networking cocktail reception
Ten years on, TEDGlobal returns to Africa. Since our 2007 conference in Arusha, Tanzania, the continent has experienced spectacular economic, demographic and creative growth, and has made exciting progress toward its rightful place in the world. Yet many African nations are beset by challenges. And the stakes have never been higher. As populations continue to surge, both opportunity and danger are rising.
At TEDGlobal 2017, we’ll bring together an incredible group of speakers who can collectively help shape how this plays out. Dreamers and doers. Technologists and entrepreneurs. Business leaders and creatives. The event ten years ago felt like history in the making. The ideas and connections forged then have had untold impact. We want to reignite those sparks and invite anyone passionate about the future of Africa, and the future of the world to come and be part of something special. TEDGlobal2017: “Builders. Truth-Tellers. Catalysts.”
The YX Planning Conference delivers the best content for financial advisors who want to start, run, and grow their own, independent financial planning firms. You get access to the best content in the industry on how to serve Gen X and Gen Y clients — while still running a profitable firm. And we’re bringing back industry experts and leaders to give you the inspiration and education you need to find success on your chosen path in financial planning.
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea - 3 DaysTuesday
Financial Inclusion Innovation Summit (FIIS), previously known as the Pacific Microfinance Week (PMW), is a three-day event that will include a formal conference, workshops, field visits, seminars, and roundtables, providing the region’s most comprehensive platform on Financial Inclusion for the Pacific’s financial sector stakeholders. Hosted by the Bank of Papua New Guinea, this event will bring together up to 200 participants from across the region and beyond to discuss and debate pertinent issues impacting financial inclusion in the region.
In 2017 the event is marking its 10th Anniversary as the major multi-sector gathering of financial inclusion stakeholders in the Pacific and is recognised as a landmark event, over many years covering relevant topics, issues, innovations and world-leading case studies in Financial Inclusion. It attracts participants ranging from financial sector regulators, microfinance practitioners, advocates, academic institutions, donor agencies, international financial institutions, NGOs, domestic government agencies and others.
At FIIS 2017, delegates will access innovations, share knowledge, network and engage in technical exchanges to further the effective, efficient and sustainable delivery of financial services within the unique constraints of the region.. It attracts participants ranging from financial sector regulators, microfinance practitioners, advocates, academic institutions, donor agencies, international financial institutions, NGOs, domestic government agencies and others.
At FIIS 2017, delegates will access innovations, share knowledge, network and engage in technical exchanges to further the effective, efficient and sustainable delivery of financial services within the unique constraints of the region.
Wealth Creation as a key enabler of prosperity in the region will be a major topic, and important dialogue on long term and sustainable wealth creation across the region will be facilitated. Other topics which will be discussed and debated at FIIS 2017 will include:
The FIIS 2017 will be hosted by the Bank of Papua New Guinea and be held at the Stanley Hotel in Port Moresby from 29-31 August. This event will bring together up to 200 participants from across the region and beyond to discuss and debate pertinent issues impacting financial inclusion in the region.
An overview of financial inclusion in the Pacific region including the latest statistics and updates on significant financial inclusion initiatives.
•Industry reform and market responses – how can access to finance for SMEs be accelerated?
•Showcases of new innovative products, services, delivery channels and programs of financial services providers.
•Enabling microenterprise – what are the supply and demand side influences on microenterprise development in the Pacific?
•Customer centricity – Moving beyond access to design products and services which truly meet the needs of customers.
A draft program will be available soon!
It has been a few months since we released “Financial Health as a Global Framework” along with our project partners CFSI, Dalberg Design Impact Group, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Since we launched the report, we have been hearing about individual and organizational efforts to better define and use financial health as a way to better empower people in emerging markets. Building on this momentum we have been hearing, we are considering forming a global financial health community that includes governments, NGOs, financial services providers, researchers, and others that are all exploring this concept. We are confident that we can learn a great deal from one another, building on the great work that is already beginning around the world. Please consider joining us for a virtual dialogue to discuss this possibility on Tuesday, August 29 at 9:30 am EST. We will have presentations from a few organizations and individuals who are thinking about financial health, a virtual roundtable discussion, and some thoughts on next steps to pursue together as a community.
For NGOs, inclusive business can be an innovative and complementary approach to contribute to development goals, especially in countries with diminishing donor support and increasing private sector presence. Indeed, NGOs are already taking different roles, which range from corporate partnerships to develop inclusive business models, to setting up own social ventures or facilitating impact investments. It does, however, require a new approach and mindset. While each NGO has gathered individual experiences, there is little exchange on lessons learned and good practices to advance NGO engagement in inclusive business.
Endeva is organising a ‘peer-to-peer learning’ workshop, accompanied by several webinars, targeted at leading international NGOs. Our goal is to facilitate the exchange of experiences on the various roles NGOs can take in inclusive business, as well as related organisational aspects.
The workshop, taking place in Berlin on September 4-6, will provide space to share common pitfalls and best practices between peers, aiming to further and improve the organization’s inclusive business models. We will also draw upon Endeva’s extensive knowledge gained from working with, studying and setting-up NGO-driven inclusive business. Following the workshop, participants will receive a detailed documentation of the outcomes and a follow-up conversation focusing on their specific challenges and ideas.
If you are interested in joining and learning more about the workshop, please send an email to Isabel at email@example.com.