While coronavirus is separating us at the moment, this crisis demonstrates how interconnected we really are to one another, our communities, and the planet. That’s something impact investors have recognized for years.
Big Path Capital presents the USA Virtual Impact Capitalism Summit on May 12, 2020. At the Summit, US leaders in impact will discuss and chart impact investing’s new role in the age of COVID-19. We hope you are able to join the conversation.
ICS is the longest-running series of convenings for investors focused on maximizing impact and maximizing return. All summits produced by Big Path Capital are curated and attendees must apply to attend. Big Path Capital works with more impact companies and funds exclusively than any other investment bank. Top impact companies and funds engage Big Path Capital for company exits, capital raises, and founder liquidity.
In partnership with Fortune, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Vodafone Americas Foundation, IDEO launched the COVID-19 Business Pivot Challenge, an open call to understand how businesses and organizations around the world are pivoting to respond to COVID-19, looking both at immediate responses and long-term adaptations.
In concert with the synthesis of hundreds of Challenge submissions from around the world, IDEO designers have been analyzing the business landscape, seeking to understand what questions businesses need to consider as they adapt. We’ll be sharing these findings, as well as hosting a webinar on Tuesday, May 12, at 8AM PST to discuss them with global leaders, including the panelists:
Bonnie Glick, Deputy Administrator, USAID and Michael Todasco, Senior Director of Innovation, PayPal
Time: 10:00 am PT (US/Canada)
Register to watch Solve at MIT’s closing plenary on May 12 from 2:45-4:30 PM ET. For full access, become a Solve member.
Virtual Solve at MIT 2020 will be an engaging digital event on Tuesday, May 12. We will livestream our closing plenary from 2:45 – 4:30 PM ET, so anyone, anywhere can tune in to access insightful speakers.
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The livestreamed plenary will feature:
- A fireside chat between MIT President L. Rafael Reif and Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of General Motors, who will discuss leadership in the face of the global Covid-19 crisis, and solving world challenges, like climate change.
- A performance from Yo-Yo Ma, the world-renowned cellist, who will explore how to find inspiration and connection while physically apart and discuss the link between art, culture and technology.
- The Solve Investor Showcase, which will include Solver pitches and an announcement of the first investments of Solve Innovation Future, a groundbreaking philanthropic venture fund.
Interested in attending the full event, which will convene, connect, and inspire Solve’s global community through interactive working groups, networking, and plenary sessions? Learn more about membership here.
The COVID-19 outbreak has uncovered pressure points impacting women and girls across an array of key issues including increased cases of gender-based violence and sexual exploitation, capacity to earn a living and obtaining financial independence, and reduced access to sexual and reproductive health services.On May 12, 2020, Devex and Facebook are launching a series of ten virtual workshops to create a better understanding of the gender-related issues highlighted by the current pandemic and to share important lessons learned about how data can help inform better responses to the current and future pandemics.By bringing together experts from across sectors, the practical series of virtual events seek to build the capacity and empower non-profits, development professionals, and key stakeholders such as ministries of health to better understand the potential and possibilities of freely available data sets for improving their response for women and girls.Time: 8:00 a.m. PT | 11:00 a.m. ET | 5:00 p.m. CEST | 6:00 p.m. EAT
The webinar will focus on some of the learning we have shared as part of the Openi2i learning series on data collection innovations and adaptations with specific attention to how they have been applied under COVID-19. This will include learnings around:
- Adaption of research approaches that involve face-to-face work
- The COVID-19 Livelihoods Tracking Survey and SMS survey data collection
- The challenges of working with transaction data and accessing data remotely via Virtual Private Networks (VPN).
The webinar will be moderated by Cenfri Technical Director and insight2impact programme lead, Hennie Bester and feature the following speakers:
- Anne Maftei, Learning Manager (Mastercard Foundation Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab)
- Sharon Njavika, Senior Behavioral Designer (Dalberg)
- Isabelle Carboni, Senior Engagement Manager – Measurement (Cenfri and insight2impact)
- Shirley Jeoffreys, Survey and Data Researcher (FMT and insight2impact)
We look forward to sharing these learnings with you and also learning from your experiences in adapting and changing your own approaches to research during the time of COVID-19. The webinar will take an interactive format with short presentations from the panel followed by a Q&A session. You can send questions ahead of time to email@example.com to ensure they are addressed during the webinar.
This webinar is part of the Openi2i initiative by Cenfri and Finmark Trust focused on sharing some of the programmatic learnings we’ve discovered from the last 5 years of jointly implementing the insight2impact programme.
Time: 4:00 pm in Harare, Pretoria; 10:00 am EDT (US)
Heifer International CEO, Pierre Ferrari, will be joined by award-winning New York Times columnist on human rights and global affairs, Nicholas Kristof, to share his experience covering COVID-19 from New York City and the impact of the pandemic on developing countries.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Heifer International, an international development organization working in 21 countries to end rural hunger and poverty, is hosting live conversations with leaders in development, agriculture, philanthropy, impact investing, and more. Through this series, we will discuss what the international community can do to ensure food security for vulnerable populations during and post-COVID-19.
Visit the Heifer International website to see the full list of upcoming discussions: https://www.heifer.org/about-us/news/happenings-at-heifer/heifer-together-webinar-series.html
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Time: 12 pm ET