The 2018 GBSN Annual Conference in Nairobi will focus on how innovative, interdisciplinary and collaborative ways of educating entrepreneurial leaders can transform traditional sectors, including Mining & Oil, Agriculture, Tourism and Healthcare. The conference will feature global experts and regional innovators who are driving change in sectors that are critical to development of countries around the globe but also too often entrenched in outdated ideologies and practices.
The agenda will focus on four broad enablers of entrepreneurial leadership: Technology & Big Data; Responsible Leadership; Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration; and Teaching the Tools of Innovation.
On November 7, 2018, Women’s World Banking will host its Making Finance Work for Women one-day event in New York City. More than 125 leaders from the financial services, investor, philanthropy, and technology communities will examine key issues in financial inclusion and advance innovations for low-income women through a variety of panel discussions and workshops.
Women’s World Banking designs and invests in the financial solutions, institutions, and environments in emerging markets to create greater economic stability and prosperity for women, their families and their communities.
Since 2015, Alterna has hosted the Latin American Impact Investment Forum, Central America and the Caribbean, an initiative of New Ventures, to advance impact investing and social entrepreneurship in the region and to strengthen the ecosystem. The forum aims to demonstrate, on a global level, the immense and transformative potential of the region while encouraging its development and growth and celebrating its progress.
The forum unites the protagonists of the industry: investors, social entrepreneurs, corporations, capacity developers, NGOs and government institutions amongst others, providing collaborative spaces to facilitate connections and activate the conversation and broaden the scope around the sectoral trends and innovative solutions for the region.
The Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific is the peak thought leadership and practitioner convening in the Asia Pacific for the growing phenomenon in the capital and finance markets, of impact investing. This year we will gather around the theme of Wisdom | Courage | Action. We will dive into global themes and challenges, issues of scale, look at the Sustainable Development Goals and how we can align our impact investment strategies with these global goals.
Impact investment is now an established, sizeable and global financial market hungry for knowledge sharing, know how, innovation and expertise. A growth market calling for leadership, strategic insight, best practice, good governance, high standards, and a well calibrated compass for healthy, sustainable growth.
Our convening, now in its fourth year, delivers on these needs, with a focus on shared learning, co-designing solutions, developing at an individual and collective level, and collaborating as broadly as possible. In doing this we can fertilise, cross-fertilise, activate and accelerate the impact ecosystem for a new, inclusive and creative economy.