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  • Washington, DC - 3 Days
    Wednesday
    May 30
    2018

    The annual US SIF Conference

    Omni Shoreham hotel, Washington, DC

    The US SIF Annual Conference offers a unique opportunity to network with leaders of sustainable, responsible and impact investing, to hear from leading investors, CEOs and policymakers, and to learn about new approaches, trends and policy developments in the field. The conference attracts representatives of investment management and advisory firms, research firms, financial planners and advisors, broker-dealers, community development institutions and asset owners such as pension funds and foundations, along with policymakers and corporate leaders.

    http://www.ussif.org

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  • World Bank, Washington DC - 3 Days
    Wednesday
    May 30
    2018

    8th Global Housing Finance Conference

    The World Bank Group will hold its 8th Global Housing Finance Conference on May 30 – June 1, 2018. The theme of the conference is “Breaking the Mold – New Ideas for Financing Affordable Housing” and we will explore innovative ideas around the role housing finance can play in ensuring access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing. Preconference sessions and a site visit are planned for May 29, 2018.

    The theme for the 2018 Conference is “Breaking the Mold – New Ideas for Financing Affordable Housing”. The conference will not only create awareness of the major challenges in developing or strengthening housing finance markets but will also focus squarely on solutions and resolution of these challenges by highlighting innovations, new ideas and global experiences in the sector.

    The Global Housing Finance conference is an opportunity for policy makers, practitioners, NGOs and donors to gather, exchange views, learn about latest developments and to network.

    The registration fee is US$1,000 per person, and covers all course materials, admission to seminar sessions and social events. Travel, accommodation, and other expenses are not included, and are the responsibility of each participant.

    This year, the conference will take place over 2.5 days, in addition to preconference sessions scheduled for May 29, 2018. Preconference sessions are smaller, simultaneous sessions that provide an opportunity to delve deeper into selected topics and facilitate a broader discussion.

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  • Nairobi, Kenya - 1 Day
    Thursday
    May 31
    2018

    Finnovation Africa: Kenya 2018 – A Powerful Purpose

    Finnovation Africa: Kenya 2018 is a very different kind of event, a complete reboot, for a very different kind of industry. Deconstructed and shorn of all the usual, tired formats of the traditional convention and built from the ground up as a genuinely new event that is a ground-breaking in its focus as it is in its format and aspiring to be as innovative and transformative as the dynamic FinTech market it serves.

    Combining a highly innovative and interactive event format with world-class speakers and more than 300 carefully selected participants, Finnovation Africa: Kenya 2018, to be held at the Radisson Blu Nairobi on the 31st of May 2018, will tackle the most pressing questions for the progress of FinTech and the positive transformation of banking in Africa, providing a platform for all stakeholders to engage in creating the future of financial services on the continent – from established banking powerhouses to FinTech start-ups.

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  • London, UK - 2 Days
    Tuesday
    June 5
    2018

    RI Europe 2018

    RI Europe, the continent’s leading sustainable business and finance conference is back in 2018 on 5th-6th June at London’s best conference venue directly opposite the iconic Houses of Parliament: etc.venues County Hall.

    This is a key year for responsible investment in Europe on the back of the EU’s response to the High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance that will feed into its Capital Markets Union economic growth strategy.

    RI Europe is a unique opportunity to learn, share and debate on responsible investment issues with 650+ investment professionals from across the globe.

    And this year, we are stepping up another gear in terms of the quality of content and speakers, the depth and rigour with which topics will be addressed, and the ‘challenge’ we are posing ourselves for the event: to address, answer and ‘problem solve’ real sustainable finance questions with a view to elicit change and action.

    We will no longer have plenary and panel ‘moderators’ because we do not aim to be moderate.

    Instead we will have plenary and panel ‘debate leaders’ with the task of addressing specific questions to our speakers, and then rounding up the following discussion into a clear set of answers and ‘takeaways’.

    We will, of course, maintain the high-level investor attendance, networking and conviviality the event is renowned for.

    This year’s 11th annual conference is the place to be for those that are serious about responsible investment and sustainable finance.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

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  • Los Angeles, CA - 3 Days
    Wednesday
    June 6
    2018

    CFSI EMERGE: FinHealth by Design – Building Toward Better

    Over 3 days, more than 800 innovators will converge to share cutting-edge strategies and thought leadership on how to shape consumer behavior and build profitable products.

    Join us as we explore how design can shape financial wellness through this year’s theme, FinHealth by Design: Building Toward Better. What happens when you put financial health at the center of your strategy?

    The evidence is clear. 57% of Americans are struggling financially, and financial institutions, credit unions, technology innovators, and others have the power to meet their needs. Join us at EMERGE as we come together and put financial health strategies in motion to meet today’s consumer needs.

    This year, we explore what happens when you put financial health at the center of your strategy. A growing number of organizations are redesigning their businesses around customer well-being, using financial health as a foundation for strategy, product design, customer experience and innovation. As cross-industry visionaries grasp these opportunities, either from the ground up or as a critical pivot point in their business, you’ll hear from design and UX experts, tech innovators, and other thought leaders exploring how this shift can strengthen the financial lives of millions of Americans.

    Here’s a few reasons to attend EMERGE this year:

    • Insights that matter. As design thinking touches nearly every industry, hear stories from global businesses, design experts, policymakers and other leaders using this approach to solve for financial health. Gain strategies you can use right away as your organization works toward greater financial security for all Americans.
    • An unrivaled network. Connect and collaborate with leaders across every corner of the financial services industry who share your commitment to improving financial wellness. The premier event on consumer financial health, EMERGE brings together more than 800 like-minded innovators, providing unique opportunities to build better solutions together.
    • An immersive experience. Be inspired by Los Angeles’ vitality as we gather for three days in the heart of Hollywood. Enjoy morning yoga, private events in our guest lounge, and other premium amenities designed to drive conversation and deepen your connections with your industry colleagues.
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  • London, UK - 2 Days
    Wednesday
    June 13
    2018

    Responsible Business Summit Europe 2018

    It’s more important than ever that businesses to come together to effect positive change to deliver the SDGs and more. For the past 16 years The Responsible Business Summit has served as the world’s leading event and epicentre for CEOs and business professionals driving sustainable business strategies.

    This year’s event will tackle the critical issues within responsible business. Through focussed best-practice-lead debates over 600 business leaders and senior sustainability & communications executives will focus on transforming your business so it is fit for a digital, responsible world.

    The Responsible Business Summit is Europe’s leading CSR and Communications conference. It brings together the leading minds in responsible business to debate the key issues and opportunities in responsible and sustainable business.

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  • New York, NY - 2 Days
    Tuesday
    June 19
    2018

    REFF-Wall Street 2018

    REFF-Wall Street is the premier renewable energy financing event in the U.S.

    Returning for its 15th year, REFF Wall Street 2018 will gather senior investors, industry executives and other top transactional professionals to assess the state of play for renewable energy finance.

    This two-day conference will examine the vehicles for financing market expansion as the sector absorbs the effects of tax reform and solar tariffs, reconciles with the sunset of tax credits, and responds to other market and policy changes. Hear directly from the key players about evolving capital stacks, the state of the tax equity market, the cost of capital, industry consolidation, new sources of investment, grid modernization and trends in C&I procurement.

    Reserve your place among our audience of renewable industry leaders as we confront the most pressing issues regarding the future of renewable energy finance.

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  • Champaign, Illinois - 3 Days
    Friday
    June 22
    2018

    2018 Subsistence Marketplaces Conference

    Subsistence marketplaces consist of consumer and entrepreneur communities living at a range of low income levels, and are concentrated in developing countries and regions such as Brazil, India, China, Vietnam, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, many individuals and groups in developed countries also live in subsistence. In the last decade, the Subsistence Marketplaces Conference has been a leading forum for evolving and sharing research and fostering best practices in these communities. The subsistence marketplaces approach is unique in examining the intersection of poverty and marketplaces with a bottom-up approach that begins with micro-level understanding of life circumstances of consumers, entrepreneurs, and communities. This stream has been reflected in five biennial conferences and almost 60 refereed articles in related special journal issues, as well as in dedicated session tracks at other conferences and refereed articles in a variety of journals.

    Read more in our Call for Papers.

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