These online forums will allow you to meet other business operators ‘virtually’ for expert-moderated interactive online discussions. Here you can raise questions on issues you might be facing and as a global community we will mobilise our collective experience and expertise to listen and try to provide practical assistance.
Time: 10 am AED, 8 pm EST
The CARES Act’s provision to send $1,200 to people marks a notable shift in political willingness to give people money – and it refuted long-held skepticism about whether low-income people know what’s best in how to spend their money.
Does the CARES Act reflect only the extreme needs of the moment? Or are we entering a new era of increased agreement about the importance of money as a foundational support?
Charlie Anderson, Senior Advisor for Tax and Economic Policy to Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Mia Birdsong, Senior Fellow, the Economic Security Project; Author, How We Show Up
Rachel Black, Associate Director, the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program
Sheida Elmi, Research Program Manager, the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program
Aisha D. Nyandoro, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Springboard To Opportunities
Lauren Renaud, Director of Analytics, the Family Independence Initiative FII
Helah Robinson, National Program Director, LIFT
This digital event is the fourth in a series that will explore why addressing key household financial challenges is needed to make an equitable economic recovery. To view all of the events in our series, visit www.aspeninstitute.org/events/conversations-in-financial-security.
Time: 1-2:15 pm EDT
This webinar will demonstrate how integrating the Responsible Digital Payment Guidelines in payment responses is possible at a time like this, and why it is important in building for recovery.
Time: 02:00 PM in Greenwich Mean Time
FIF UK and e-MFP are hosting a wide-ranging discussion of the impacts of Covid on different parts of the inclusive finance sector, and the efforts needed to overcome them.
Time: 3:00 pm in Paris
We invite you to join our free webinar series on island strategies for the future.
We know that the implications of COVID-19 will impact islands in many ways, particularly noting public health, self-sufficiency and the economy – tourism being a particularly important part of the discussion.
In this series we will start the global discussion looking at a selection of global islands, before moving into the specific response of the Caribbean region and then looking at the country-level response in Jamaica.
We will be exploring the current crisis’ implications for islanders around the world, and invite you to participate in the live discussion through the event chat, polls and Q&A.
Speakers announced in the series so far include:
✰ Anaitee Mills, Advisor to the Prime Minister of Jamaica
✰ Dr Francesco Sindico, University of Strathclyde
✰ Daniel Trigg, Lanzarote Business and Residents Association
✰ Mohamed Raaidh, Maldives Integrated Tourism Development Corporation
✰ Dr Che Bowen, CEO MDLink (Jamaica)
We look forward to seeing you during our live sessions!
Time: 11 am CST (US and Canada)
Learn more about the sustainable aquaculture market and how impact investors can get involved.
To stay ahead of the sustainable shrimp market, which is estimated to be growing at a rate of 6% annually, investors need to better understand the latest technologies and market trends. This Boundless webinar will feature Robert Parker of Dalhousie University, Michael Ziebell CEO of trū Shrimp, and Fernanda Avila Swinburn of Boundless Impact Investing. Additionally, Boundless’s climate impact assessment tool and its application to trū Shrimp will be featured. Don’t miss this fascinating discussion on locally-sourced and sustainable seafood.
*Ticket purchase includes access to the live webinar, slides, recording, and speakers.
Time: 2-3 pm EDT
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the crucial importance of resilience across businesses, economies, and societies. In many ways, everything has changed, yet nothing has changed: the global development community continues to look for ways to deliver sustainable impact — at scale — in the communities they serve.So what can our community learn from this massive disruption? And how can we use the lessons on resilience from this crisis to help advance the Sustainable Development Goals through sustainable job creation, economic stability and poverty alleviation?On May 13, 2020, Devex and the CDC Group will convene an expert panel for an interactive, virtual event to explore how the DFI model can help support resilient economies and societies by investing long-term and flexible capital to support businesses through the crisis and beyond to recovery.The experts will discuss how to best support industries and businesses impacted by the virus, and ideas for how to promote new investment in goods and services necessary to global health, safety, and essential services. They will look at how DFIs can partner with others to ensure that businesses access the capital they need to survive the period. In addition, they will dig deeper into how integrating ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) practices, such as job protection, can play an important part of businesses’ ability to recover.Join the online conversation using #ResilientEconomies and #DevexEVENTTime: 9 a.m. ET | 2 p.m. BST | 3 p.m. CEST