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  • Geneva, Switzerland - 1 Day
    Thursday
    October 5
    2017

    Giving Women’s 7th Annual Conference

    Every year Giving Women organises a conference which focusses on a particular theme. This year we decided that it is time to take a critical and deep look at livelihood creation for women at the bottom of the pyramid, identify the best practices and understand the reasons for the slow progress of women up the economic ladder. We will address issues such as the limitations and opportunities of vocational training leading to employment versus access to finance and enterprise development.

    The Giving Women conference is a half-day event with an attendance of approximately 120- 150 participants from the philanthropic, business and development worlds.

    The purpose of the conference is to address a broad audience and expose what is happening in the area of women’s livelihood creation, show best practices, and bring different actors together from UN and International organisations, NGOs, Civil Society and private sector to inform, share, reflect and act.

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  • Warsaw, Poland - 1 Day
    Thursday
    October 5
    2017

    Alternative Finance Forum – Warsaw

    Equip yourself with the knowledge, skills, and ideas to introduce new forms of financial services, and innovative ways of providing finance to your clients. Meet the leaders in alternative finance services and lead the lower-end markets to innovative and sustainable solutions. Discuss what impact the alternative forms of finance have on reducing (or increasing) social tensions. Take a break from the same-old and challenge yourself!

    • Financial Technology Innovations Europe
    • Social Finance Alternatives in Europe
    • Online Small Business Lenders
    • Equity based Crowdfunding
    • P2P Lending Platforms
    • Community Money
    • Social Impact Bonds
    • Social Banks
    • Community and Gender Finance
    • Government Support Platforms
    • Policy Reforms for Alternative Finance

    The Alternative Finance Forum is organized by the Microfinance Centre (MFC) with support of the European Investment Bank Institute and in partnership with the European Microfinance Network (EMN) and European Union.

    Participation is free of charge. 

    Check out the Forum agenda and register here.

    For more information contact Attention Marketing staff at office@alternativefinanceforum.com, or call +48 605 561 861.

    You can also make plans to attend a special pre-conference and post-conference events:

    Fintech Open Mic Night – Credit Scoring

    This meeting will take place on 4th October and will be dedicated to recent developments in Credit Scoring. Scoring received a boost from advances in data collecting, expansion in computing power and machine learning. Better credit scoring allows for deeper financial inclusion and better financial performance.  We will meet and start networking at 18:00 (snacks will be provided). Short, expert presentations will start at 18:45 and will be followed by the Q&A session and additional networking opportunities. For more information on the Fintech Open Mic Night agenda, location and registration click here

    CEO Forum meetings for Board of Directors* (October, 4) and Credit Chief Officers(October, 6-7). For more information please contact ceoforum@mfc.org.pl

    closed meetings for MFC members

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  • San Francisco, CA - 1 Day
    Thursday
    October 5
    2017

    Financial Diaries: Building Financial Resilience in the Bay Area

    Join The Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment, and the Citi Foundation for a special discussion with the authors of The Financial Diaries that is based on research by NYU Wagner and CFSI, with leadership funding from the Citi Foundation.

    • Jonathan Morduch is Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.
    • Rachel Schneider is senior vice president at the Center for Financial Services Innovation, an organization dedicated to improving the financial health of Americans.

    The authors carefully tracked the financial lives of 235 American households. They cast a light on the growing financial instability—volatile incomes, volatile expenses, less slack, more risk—Americans face. They will share insights from their path-breaking research into the causes, effects, and implications of rising instability in the financial lives of households that we have traditionally understood as making up the heart of the working and middle class. Following the discussion, a panel of speakers will connect the findings from the book to the challenges and policy and program opportunities for helping families build financial resilience in the Bay Area.

    • Sean Kline, Director of the San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment
    • Linda Bidrossian, Senior Vice President of Public Policy at the Bay Area Council
    • Charise Fong, Chief Operating Office of East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation

    A reception and book signing will follow the discussion.

    1:00 p.m. – Welcome
    1:15 p.m. – Presentation and Q&A
    3:00 p.m. – Reception and book signing

    Complimentary copies of the book will be provided to event attendees courtesy of the Citi Foundation.
    Space is limited, registration is required.

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  • London, UK - 1 Day
    Thursday
    October 5
    2017

    A Step Beyond Impact: Effective Investment Strategies for the Long Term

    Institutional investors are increasingly looking to understand the big picture, or “system-level,” context of their portfolio decisions. This is important because “system-level” events, such as economic crises, ecosystems under stress, and societies in turmoil can disrupt the best-laid plans of investors and cost them dearly. Even seemingly “local” issues are now having much greater impact than they once did as the world becomes increasingly interconnected.

    The Investment Integration Project (TIIP) — a growing global platform bringing together asset owners, managers, and advisors to leverage market analysis, data, and tools to accelerate system-level investing—will host an event that explores the intersection between efficiency and intentionality, and how the alignment of the two leads to effective investing.

    This event will build on the findings from TIIP’s previously published

    Tipping Points 2016: Summary of 50 Asset Owners’ and Managers’ Approaches to Investing in Global Systems

    and will draw from its forthcoming publication

    Effective Investing for the Long Term: Intentionality at Systems Levels.

    During the session, William Burckart, TIIP’s President from New York, will examine this new thinking as it becomes a part of the investment industry. He will be joined by:

    Prof. Robert Eccles — Visiting Professor of Management Practice at Oxford’s Saïd Business School, the Founding Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), and one of the founders of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)—and other leading investors to explore why asset owners are increasingly demanding the integration of impact and ESG factors and are extending this interest to influence system-level considerations.

    Louise Dudley, Portfolio Manager, Hermes Global Equities – Louise joined Hermes in March 2009 in the Hermes EOS team, transferring to work on the Global Equities strategy later that year. She fulfils the role of ESG specialist and champions responsible asset management within the team. Prior to Hermes she worked for Coca Cola in Australia. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Durham in 2007 specialising in Design, Manufacture and Management.

    The discussion will also unpack the challenges and opportunities that asset managers face when attempting to bridge the divide between portfolio decision-making and system-level thinking.

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