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  • Paris, France - 2 Days
    Thursday
    September 5
    2019

    Convergences World Forum

    What if the most innovative solutions to the challenges of environment, poverty and exclusion came from overseas? In September, Convergences will showcase high-impact projects and inspiring individuals who have left their mark on the forums that Convergences held abroad over the past year.

    ColombiaGreecePhilippinesTunisia… All over the world, committed and inspiring changemakers are inventing new ways to protect the environment, create social cohesion and fight inequalities. On September 5 and 6, they will be attending the Forum to talk about their commitment, share their experiences and show that good ideas are flourishing everywhere.

    Only together can we best respond to the challenges of climate change, wealth sharing and development. Join more than 4000 changemakers from all sectors. Together, let us take up the challenge of a fair transition for a more inclusive and sustainable world!

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  • Cape Town Waterfront, South Africa - 1 Day
    Thursday
    September 5
    2019

    The Power of Platforms to Advance the SDGs

    Platforms are doing more than just creating gig work in Africa. They’re also accelerating access to energy, clean water, global markets for online sellers, and the type of credit micro and small businesses need to grow. Join BFA, Quartz Africa and insight2impact (i2i) on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Africa to hear from fintech entrepreneurs and others on the ground, about how platforms are being used to improve lives.

    FIBR, a project of BFA in partnership with Mastercard Foundation launched in 2016 to learn how to transform the informal economy in Africa into data for businesses to increase access to financial services in last-mile communities. As the FIBR program comes to an end, it seeks to highlight insights about platforms and their contribution to increasing access and value for excluded consumers — which are critical to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1, 6, 7, 8, and 17.

    This event is especially targeted at sharing program insights with global donors and platform players focused on inclusion and impact in Africa.

    Request an invitation on their website.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    September 5
    2019

    Webinar: How IRIS+ is Transforming Impact Measurement & Management

    Rapid growth in approaches to impact measurement and management (IMM) is causing many people connected to the impact investing ecosystem to wonder how all the initiatives fit together and how to apply new conventions, principles, tools and resources. This webinar will offer clarity and provide some answers by walking through IRIS+, a generally accepted system for impact management.

    The session will Include ample time for the audience to ask questions and offer comments that will help advance understanding of the new IMM landscape and the contribution of IRIS+ to the field.

    Through this webinar participants will learn:

    • Pain points that until now have hindered stakeholders from implementing strong impact measurement and management practices as the norm
    • How to use IRIS+ to answer their specific IMM needs – starting by identifying goals, to checking the research and evidence base, to accessing generally accepted indicators and best class resources, to implementation guidance
    • Guidance on specific practices that are key to IMM, such as incorporating the voice of affected stakeholders, and using impact data for decision-making
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