EY Preparing for Scale Webinar Series presents: Developing and Retaining Talent The EY “Preparing for scale” webinar series aims to support impact entrepreneurs and their management teams to overcome barriers to growth. Presented in association with Acumen , Echoing Green , ANDE and Toniic , the webinar series will provide insightful, practical advice on how to understand and overcome these barriers to growth, as well as tangible examples of how they have been overcome in practice by leading impact entrepreneurs.
If you work for an InterAction member organization and are interested in attending this free training, please contact Ben Bestor for more information.
This two-day training will work to demystify innovative finance for InterAction members as they look to navigate and engage more deeply in this new marketplace. The content has been tailored to a broad audience of decision-makers and implementers with different levels of understanding and experience with IF4D.
The training will address the following issues:
- What is innovative finance? Demystify IF4D by gaining a better understanding of finance mechanisms.
- Discover the extent to which your peers and competitors are applying IF4D to support their strategy. Learn from the challenges other INGOs have faced and how they have responded.
- Determine *if* and how IF4D may be a tool to achieve your objectives.
- Assess your organizational readiness: Is your staff & leadership ready? Is your funding lined up? Understand the cost and opportunities associated with utilizing new tools.
The training will be facilitated by Bulbul Gupta, who has over 15 years of experience in philanthropy, innovative finance, USAID, and international development, as an implementer, funder, investor, and advisor to family offices. Each day will include short lectures and/or a combination of panels and presentations, group work to discuss concepts, and case studies to dig into existing deals, from beginning to end.
The BSR Conference is one of the most important annual gatherings dedicated to finding solutions to our most pressing global challenges. Every year, nearly 1,000 sustainable business experts from Fortune 500 companies, as well as leading foundations, nonprofit organizations, and government, gather for unparalleled networking experiences, powerful plenary addresses and breakout sessions, and interactive professional development opportunities.
Join us this October to be a part of innovative solutions to the world’s biggest sustainability challenges.
This year ahead of FinCon, come to FinX to profoundly change the way you understand consumer challenges and design financial products.
FinX is an empathy-building experience that helps innovative companies catalyze their design processes. During this half-day experience, participants go into the local community, conducting real financial transactions that underserved consumers face every day. Following the exercise, participants debrief on the experience with peers, uncovering valuable insights to improve strategy, community relations, financial education, and product design. Don’t miss this opportunity — space is limited and will fill up quickly.
The theme of this year’s Central Asian & Caucasus Microfinance Forum is: “Microfinance Goes Digital: Opportunities & Challenges in the Caucasus & Central Asia.”
The microfinance market in Central Asia & Caucasus is young and dynamic. The regional microfinance market is acute and recently gaining popularity. Microfinance investment opportunities have significantly grown and diversified in recent years as the MFI market grows and matures.
Discussions and presentations will allow participants to share their experiences, ask questions to the experts, as well as communicate with colleagues about the most trending issues of the microfinance sector at the Central Asian & Caucasus Microfinance Forum in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The conference will bring together market players from MIVs, MFIs, banks, consultancy companies and IT solutions providers in order to discuss such topics, as:
- Market and investment outlook for 2017-2018;
- Access to finance in local currency;
- Raising attractiveness for new investors: what are the main steps;
- Fintech for MFIs and banks: how to become more efficient and competitive;
- Microfinance credit risk management: credit scoring in the region.
Groupe Initiatives, a consortium of 10 NGOs active in international development, invites you to a day of discussions around how to best create and support local artisanal value chains:
-What are the different strategies that can strengthen local artisanal value chains or help them emerge?
-How to create adequate links between the actors of a new value chain?
-What are the tools that can help understand and analyse such value chains (e.g. stakeholder mapping) ?
-What role(s) can NGOs play in supporting the creation of these value chains? Should they only support others or also play an active role? What risks does this bear?
Hystra will be testifying on the learnings drawn from dozens of projects.
Register here! (NB: the roundtable will be held in French. Seating is limited so book early!)
R2A will award $100,000 per country to two technology innovators to develop and test prototype RegTech solutions for financial authorities in the Philippines and Mexico.
- In the Philippines, the selected vendor will work with the Central Bank of the Philippines to develop an Application Programming Interface (API) and back office reporting and visualization application for regulatory reporting.
- In Mexico, the selected vendor will work with the National Commission for Banking and Securities to develop a data request/storage platform and tools for data-driven metrics for anti-money laundering supervision.
These competitions are open to organizations worldwide, including non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.
The deadline for submission is October 29th, 2017.
Financial Inclusion Week is a week of global conversation on the most important steps to advance financial inclusion. From October 30 – November 3, 2017, stakeholders will explore how new products and partnerships are empowering customers. Financial Inclusion Week is an initiative of the Center for Financial Inclusion and aims to strengthen the diverse community of players involved in building a more inclusive financial ecosystem.
Digital channels are revolutionizing the way that customers access financial products, and consequentially are changing the landscape of the industry. Financial service providers are re-thinking the ways that they design and offer financial products. In addition, legacy providers are increasingly partnering with financial technology startups to expand their service offerings and to reach previously under-served customer segments. These new products, and new partnerships bring great new potential for creating a more inclusive global financial ecosystem. However, they may also bring new problems – such as data security and client protection issues. During Financial Inclusion Week 2017, partner organizations around the globe will hold conversations focused on how new products and partnerships are advancing financial inclusion, not just access.
We are currently calling for organizations to commit to joining the conversation by hosting a Financial Inclusion Week event. These events can take any format – in the past partners have held large conferences, small internal meetings, webinars, and twitter chats. If you want to learn more, we encourage you to check out the run-down of past events.
Please feel free to reach out to Allyse McGrath at email@example.com with any questions on how to start planning and sign up to be a partner today to receive updates and resources.