Welcome to EVPA’s 16th Annual Conference which has been transformed into an online event taking place between 21 – 24 September, 2020. This year’s event will be dedicated towards ‘Building Alliances for Impact’ together with participants from across the world.
The Annual Conference remains the leading interactive event for foundations and impact funds. Practitioners from Europe and across the world will co-create content, engage in networking and participate in meaningful discussions about the future of investing for impact, learn through workshops and most importantly, connect with peers.
The event will provide delegates with the opportunity to:
- Network and collaborate with 700+ world class practitioners and experts in the field from 50+ countries
- Discover new global trends on investing for impact and deepen your knowledge to support social change
- Share your expertise and lessons learnt with your peers.
This is a unique opportunity to explore concrete ways of closer cooperation with affiliate #Investing4Impact networks and stakeholders and to deep dive into topics like ‘just transition’, climate change and socially sustainable development.
All this will be made possible through an innovative mixture of well-known keynote speakers, parallel workshops, interactive design sprints, intimate roundabouts and fun networking spaces.
Join us and be part of this unique EVPA gathering!
Need more convincing? Here is a short video about our 2019 conference!
For over 10 years we have been bringing people together in-person in New York during UN General Assembly week. This year, Business Fights Poverty NYC will bring us together online, building on the success of Business Fights Poverty Online 2020 held in July.
COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, devastating impacts on the lives, livelihoods and learning of millions of people, particularly the most vulnerable. While efforts have rightly focused on mitigating the immediate impacts, we need to start thinking about efforts to recover and rebuild, because action taken now will have long-lasting effects on people’s well-being and resilience.
The pandemic has exacerbated deep inequalities and fragilities in the current system that have always been there. We as a community have the opportunity and the responsibility to act now to build a better future.
Business Fights Poverty NYC Online 2020, co-hosted with AB InBev and Visa, will provide us with the opportunity to collectively set out a vision for what “better” looks like – at the level of society, business and the individual, and spark collaborative action to make this a reality.
Participants will come away with fresh insights and new peer relationships to tackle the most pressing challenges facing business, people and planet.
While climate change is already affecting people all over the world, indigenous peoples are disproportionately vulnerable to its impacts. It is not only biodiversity and the environment that are being devastated, but cultural identity and the traditional knowledge that has historically informed stewardship and protection are also at risk of being lost.To coincide with the 75th session of the U.N. General Assembly and Climate Week 2020, Devex and CommonSensing are co-hosting an event on how to build community resilience through climate justice. Through the lens of climate justice — which links human rights and development to achieve a human-centered approach by safeguarding the rights of the most vulnerable — this conversation will explore how community-led approaches can better support resilience building in vulnerable communities.Together with a panel of experts, we will discuss how to include the protection of biocultural diversity in climate action plans, and how climate justice can serve as an important vehicle to help safeguard the environment “for all,” including those at the last mile.Time: 3 p.m. ET | 9 p.m. CET
Most companies now realise they need a robust environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy, but implementation, level of disclosure, and effectiveness all vary wildly.
The Economist‘s Climate Risk Insight Hour will explore how stakeholders evaluate a company’s ESG policy to determine its exposure to regulatory, financial, legal, and publicity risks? What difficulties arise in gathering data to formulate and execute a coherent ESG policy?
Time: 7am PST / 3pm BST /4pm CEST / 10am EST