The economic fallout from COVID-19 is pushing America’s small businesses to their limits. More than 1 in 4 small businesses are considering closing and over 40% of Black-owned businesses have permanently closed. While these closures represent a severe blow to the American economy, there is an opportunity here to rebuild these small businesses to be more resilient than ever by doubling down on proven and innovative solutions.
Please join President Bill Clinton, Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga, and a diverse range of problem-solvers who are at the forefront of developing these solutions. By realizing the promise of digital technology, unlocking access to capital, and better integrating small businesses into global supply chains, we have the chance to not only rebuild the backbone of the American economy, but to do so in a way that is more inclusive for all Americans.
President Bill Clinton and Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga will sit down to discuss opportunities to help small businesses in the wake of COVID-19. Following their conversation will be a panel on inclusive recovery for small businesses moderated by President Clinton, which will include Andrea Jung, president and CEO of Grameen America, Wole Coaxum, founder & CEO of MoCaFi and Randall Woodfin, Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama.
Time: 1 PM – 2 PM ET
On October 20, 2020, CEGA will co-host a webinar with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), and the Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) on the impacts of COVID-19 on forcibly displaced people in the Global South, and efforts by NGOs and governments to support them. While registration is not required, CEGA encourages those interested to fill out this short survey with your name, affiliation, interest in the topic, and any questions you have for the panelists.
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As millions struggle financially during the global pandemic, organizations recognize the need to take their financial health efforts further. Introducing EMERGE Insights, a free event on our EMERGE Digital platform.
Join Emerge Insights free online webinar October 20-21 as they explore the trends shaping the financial health landscape, identify proven solutions, and share how to develop an effective financial health strategy informed by a culture of measurement.
Turning the Corner on Financial Health
Widespread unemployment, business closures, credit challenges. In the wake of COVID-19, organizations are stepping up to help the most vulnerable weather the current crisis – while also building a more sustainable strategy for their business.
At EMERGE Insights, explore new data on how households are faring financially and lessons from industry influencers on what’s working – and what’s not – to help consumers and businesses turn the corner on financial health.
Movers, Shakers, and Decision-Makers
Wondering if EMERGE Insights is right for you? Our events draw leaders from across the marketplace, including banks and credit unions, fintechs, nonprofits, policymakers, researchers, and employers helping to shape the future of financial health.
Exclusive Insights from Industry Experts
Tap into the minds of top thinkers in the space – right from your own home. Kick off your shoes and sit down with leading influencers and visionaries as they share innovative solutions for advancing financial health.
Wood Mackenzie’s Off-Grid Subject Matter Expert Ben Attia will open the 90-min virtual session with an exclusive research presentation. Following that, he will sit down with Husk Power Systems’ CEO for a fireside chat. Husk Power Systems has just received $5M from Dutch development finance company FMO and will break down its key learnings in India and Tanzania.
To close the day, the CEOs with Engie’s newly created Energy Access division and established solar home systems company Azuri Technologies will sit down with IoT powerhouse Aeris to break down how data analytics can help off-grid players minimize risk and OPEX.
Time: 2:00 PM CET / 8:00 AM ET