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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    January 21
    2021

    Rebuild Better Summit: Where Now?

    A new year brings with it excitement and hope for what can be achieved – personally and professionally – in the coming 12 months, but as the world still grapples with COVID-19, many of us are left asking: ‘what now?’. How can we emerge stronger from the crisis and set ourselves firmly on a path towards an equitable and resilient future?

    Join us for the next in the Business Fights Poverty Rebuild Better Series of virtual summits to explore the key trends, challenges and opportunities that 2021 presents. Get access to insights and inspiration during this half-day of interactive events and expert content, curated with our partners, Forum for the Future.

    Our first webinar will focus on the health pathways to getting us beyond the pandemic, and the second will explore the mindsets that are key to creating a just and regenerative future. An interactive workshop will give you the opportunity to engage and share perspectives with your peers on the challenges and opportunities of 2021.

    Participants will come away with fresh insights, new peer relationships and the opportunity to engage in collaborative action.

    Time: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET
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    Coronavirus, Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    January 21
    2021

    How to Monetize the Business Case for Sustainability

    Hosted by

    Tensie Whelan, Director of NYU Stern School of Business’s Center for Sustainable Business, will discuss her work on proving the Business Case for Sustainability.

    Tensie will discuss latest research in proving the business case for embracing sustainability in the corporate strategy.

    Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EST

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    Speaker, Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    January 21
    2021

    The Climate Innovation & Investment Revolution With Nicole Systrom

    A virtual fireside chat with the founder of Sutro Energy Group, and board member of Prime Coalition and Energy Foundation.

    About this Event

    Note: This program is a Live Webinar and Q&A that is accessible from any web-enabled computer or mobile device. Premium members of Impact Entrepreneur get complimentary admission to all live and archived webinars.

    The Climate Innovation & Investment Revolution with Nicole Systrom

    In times of crisis, we must depend on the tenacity and insights of scientists, the ingenuity and vision of entrepreneurs, and the resourcefulness and boldness of companies to solve big problems. Decarbonizing the entire economy by midcentury will require transformative change in at least two major areas: 1) Innovation in electrification, affordable long-term energy storage and regenerative agriculture; and 2) Committed funders who are patient enough to allow these investments to pay off.

    In this live virtual fireside chat and audience Q&A, Impact Entrepreneur’s Laurie Lane-Zucker welcomes Sutro Energy Group founder Nicole Systrom, who also serves on the boards of Prime Coalition and Energy Foundation, to discuss the emerging innovation and investment revolution that is grappling with, and attempting to solve, the most significant and far-reaching global challenge of the 21st Century.

    Featured Guest

    NICOLE SYSTROM, founder of Sutro Energy Group, partners with philanthropists, investors and entrepreneurs to accelerate high-impact climate and clean technology solutions. With an extensive background in environmental science and a passion for helping entrepreneurs scale breakthrough technologies, Nicole counsels philanthropists and impact investors on how to direct mission-oriented resources toward innovative clean technologies. A valued advisor to founders and funders in clean energy, Nicole has helped channel millions of dollars into the development of technology solutions in recent years.

    Nicole’s passion for motivating wealth holders to support clean energy technologies means she is frequently tapped by nonprofits, foundations and family offices for her counsel on their climate-positive programs. As a board member and consultant to Prime Coalition, she helps philanthropists catalyze growth in technology startups that mitigate climate change. As an early advisor to Cyclotron Road, Nicole helped develop program and business strategies, positioning it to effectively support hard- science innovations and entrepreneurs.

    In addition to Prime Coalition, she now serves on the boards of the Energy Foundation—one of the largest energy and climate philanthropies in the US—and Activate, a fellowship program forging a new path for world-changing innovators (and the successor to Cyclotron Road). Nicole is also a member of the President’s Council at Ceres, a nonprofit focused on sustainability challenges.

    Host

    LAURIE LANE-ZUCKER is Founder and CEO of Impact Entrepreneur, an impact economy business that hosts the Impact Entrepreneur Network, a 26,000 member global network of entrepreneurs, investors and scholars. Impact Entrepreneur is a cornerstone field building, research and educational player in the social impact space, and a consulting company that works with blended value companies, impact investors and academic institutions. For 30 years, Laurie has been a “pioneer” (Forbes) and recognized leader in sustainability, social enterprise and impact investing. Laurie was the founding Executive Director of the international environmental organization, Orion Society, which publishes the celebrated Orion Magazine, as well as the founder of a global sustainability think-tank, the Triad Institute, and Hotfrog, a Founding B Corporation, GIIRS Pioneer Company, and the first company ever to complete an equity transaction on an impact investment exchange.

    Laurie is the bestselling and multiple award-winning publisher and editor of books and magazines on sustainability and social impact, having published, edited and written the introductions for celebrated works by Wendell Berry, Terry Tempest Williams, Barry Lopez and David James Duncan. He is the author of numerous articles on entrepreneurship and impact investing, and is the co-founder of the Place-Based Education movement, having coined the term with Dr. John Elder, and published, edited and written the foreword for the first book on that growing pedagogy. His current writing projects include two chapters (both co-written) for a forthcoming textbook, Sustainability: Business and Investment Implications by World Scientific Publishing. Laurie is also a lifelong student of world wisdom traditions and is the former Executive Director of Seven Pillars House of Wisdom, a nonprofit organization founded by Pir Zia Inayat Khan focused on advancing wisdom in service of social and environmental healing.

    Impact Entrepreneur’s Luminarias Webinar Series features reflective conversations with the leading lights in impact investing and entrepreneurship.

    Time: 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM EST

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    January 21
    2021

    Mondato Webinar Series: Minding the DFS “Gender” Gap

    These webinar is part of the Mondato Webinar Series 2020-2021
    The New Normal in Digital Finance for Sub-Saharan Africa

    *COVID-19 has catalyzed unprecedented changed globally, the digital finance industry included. Since we cannot gather together in Maputo in 2020, Mondato is hosting a webinar series tackling the discussion of “The New Normal” across our industry, showcasing how governments, service providers, investors and regulators are confronting the challenges and opportunities presented by the global pandemic.

    AGENDA OVERVIEW

    • 15:00 – 15:10 – Welcome & Introductory Remarks

      • Judah J. Levine Chief Executive Officer, Mondato

    • 15:10 – 15:20 – Presentation, The Role of Social Norms in Closing the Digital Gender Divide

      • Catherine Highet – Technology Lead, FinEquity

    • 15:20 – 15:45 – Survey Results, Financial Decision-Making, Gender and Social Norms in Zambia

      • Abigail BarrProfessor of Economics, University of Nottingham

    • 15:45 – 16:15 – Presentation & Panel Discussion, FinScope Findings 2020: Comparative Pan-African Takeaways

      • Moderator: Christina Juhasz – Chief Investment Officer, Women’s World Banking Asset Management

      • Esselina MacomeChief Executive Officer, FSD Moç

      • Betty Wilkinson – Chief Executive Officer, FSD Zambia

      • Sophie Mills – Head of Programmes, PlaNet Finance

    • 16:15 – 16:30 – Q&A and Closing Remarks

    Time: 8:00 AM EST / 3:00 PM Harare, Pretoria

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    Coronavirus, Webinar