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  • Virtual - 2 Days
    Thursday
    September 23
    2021

    Impact Investing World Forum

    The Impact Investing World Forum (IIWF) is focused on investments that are in line with concerns such as environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The event will feature speakers from the Big Issue Group, ClearlySo, Goldman Sachs, the MacArthur Foundation, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, UBS (Union Bank of Switzerland) and the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation. Among the sessions are “Driving Impact for the Most Vulnerable,” “Multi-Asset Class Portfolios to Accelerate and Expand Impact Capital,” and “The Imperative for Impact: the Global Context.”

    Background on Organizer: IIWF, based in London, seeks to develop an investment community driven by “social impact.” This includes encouraging dialogue and action relating to the intersection of traditional arenas – such as investment banking, private equity, stock trading, venture capital and wealth management – with newer topics – such as ESG considerations, social finance, social impact bonds, sustainability, venture philanthropy, and emerging technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrency. Financial data on the firm are unavailable.

    Cost: The fee to attend is GPB 1,350 (USD 1,866) plus a value-added tax of 20 percent. This includes in-person or online access to all sessions, networking lunches and teas, membership in a private LinkedIn group, access to presenters’ slides, video recordings of the proceedings, direct interaction with the speakers, and access to the list of delegates. Discounts of over 60 percent are available as of July 7, until a date that has yet to be finalized.

    Event Website: https://impactinvestingconferences.com/

    For more information, you may email info[at]impactinvestingconferences.com or call +44 20 8938 3258.

    By Teo Lin-Bianco, Research Associate

    Sources and Additional Resources

    IIWF registration page
    https://impactinvestingconferences.com/register/

    UN Sustainable Development Goals
    https://sdgs.un.org/goals

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    Conference, Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    September 23
    2021

    Raising Women’s Voices Webinar | The State of Women

    Headlines have been replete with the additional economic challenges that the pandemic has wrought for women. To get beyond the headlines and examine the issues as well as potential solutions, we are thrilled to bring together two experts: Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women’s World Banking, has pioneered tools for women’s financial empowerment and inclusion; and Alisha Haridasani Gupta, writes The New York Times’ In Her Words newsletter and covers the impact of COVID-19 on women.

    REGISTER HERE.

    Time: 11:00 AM ET
    Tags
    Coronavirus, Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    September 23
    2021

    Cooking Energy in Displacement Settings – All Relevant Cooking Systems in a Word

    This webinar, second in the series provides a brief snapshot of relevant cooking energy systems such as processed biomass, firewood, e-cooking, LPG, ethanol and biogas. The first part of the webinar will feature short presentations highlighting the applicability, availability, affordability, health and safety as well as environmental aspects of each cooking system. In the second part, the audience can dive deeper into break-out sessions and engage directly with the presenters. This webinar will feature six break-out sessions on the above-mentioned cooking systems.

    Time: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM EDT

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    Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    September 23
    2021

    Access to Medicines: Sustainable Delivery Models That Leave No One Behind

    Nearly 2 billion of the world’s population living in low- and middle-income countries still do not have access to basic medicines, according to the World Health Organization. But COVID-19 can offer a valuable lesson in how the global health community can jointly improve access to life-saving medicines for the most underserved populations.

    Innovative medicines and treatments emerging from research and development pipelines are revolutionizing health in various areas, yet many people still lack access to well-known essential medicines. In the context of the current pandemic, we have the opportunity to not only fast-track access to new products, but also ensure everyone, everywhere, can afford them.

    On Thursday, Sept. 23, Devex will host an ecosystem event on the sidelines of the 76th annual United Nations General Assembly in partnership with Gilead, exploring how new access models can allow for more coordinated and targeted approaches. Discussions will draw on lessons learned from the pandemic and beyond on how to best support more resilient health systems, and ultimately ensure progress on universal health coverage and the health-related Sustainable Development Goals.

    This event will include live captioning.

    Time: 12 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. CET

    Tags
    Coronavirus, Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    September 23
    2021

    Nutrition for Mothers & Children: Accelerating Progress Amid a Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic is jeopardizing progress on malnutrition across many low- and middle-income countries, with infants and young children often suffering the worst consequences. Responses such as physical distancing, school closures, trade restrictions, and country lockdowns have disrupted the production, transport, and sale of nutritious and affordable foods, pushing millions of families toward nutrient-poor alternatives.

    At the same time, oversaturated health systems are struggling to support children and mothers as already scarce resources are redirected toward the COVID-19 response. In addition, interrupted humanitarian response efforts are further limiting access to essential and life-saving nutrition services in many countries. In order to protect children from and treat children with various forms of malnutrition including wasting, it’s imperative that the global health community ramps up support to children and mothers in need — while ensuring that those at the last mile aren’t left behind.

    In order to be truly equitable and effective, nutrition interventions must also target and reach children with underlying health conditions such as HIV, diabetes, cleft lip and palate, as well as persons living with disabilities and chronic diseases.

    On Thursday, Sept. 23, Devex will host an ecosystem event on the sidelines of the 76th annual United Nations General Assembly in partnership with Smile Train, exploring what’s needed to gain back the ground lost due to the effects of the pandemic and then accelerate progress on nutrition outcomes while leaving no one behind.

    Discussions will also highlight the need to build sustainable and locally led nutrition services to help build resilient health systems able to withstand a future pandemic, including ways to scale up services for the early detection and treatment of child wasting, as well as improving maternal and child nutrition throughout pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood.

    This event will include live captioning.

    Time: 1 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. CET

    Tags
    Coronavirus, Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    September 23
    2021

    Convener’s September Masterclass With Ian Fisk – Attributes of Successful Startups

    In this Masterclass, we are excited to hear from Ian Fisk of Mentor Capital Network who will be sharing some statistics on what he has found point to attributes of successful start-ups. We will be looking at data he has collected over years of working with entrepreneurs and in the impact ecosystem across points such as age, gender, education, and business plan aspects.

    Time:  11:30 AM1:00 PM EDT

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    Webinar
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