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  • Virtual - -30 Days
    Thursday
    November 17
    2022

    Building a Vibrant Impact Ecosystem with Jim Sorenson

    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. To RSVP for your spot as a Premium Member, visit the calendar.

    Building a Vibrant Impact Ecosystem with Jim Sorenson

    Building a robust impact investment market requires establishing a healthy, supportive ecosystem. Impact investors, just like conventional investors, depend on the work of researchers, advisors, wealth managers, entrepreneurs, industry experts, and others to make well-informed, successful investments. Moving from a single bottom line to triple bottom line set of priorities, however, requires embracing additional complexities and utilizing creative problem-solving, especially around such challenges as impact measurement.

    Successfully growing early-stage impact enterprises necessitates a similar level of comfort with complexity and creative experimentation. Strategic pivots and unorthodox funding strategies are often the norm for impact entrepreneurs and their businesses.

    In this live fireside chat and audience Q&A, Impact Entrepreneur’s Laurie Lane-Zucker welcomes one of the founding voices of the impact investing movement, Jim Sorenson, founder of the Sorenson Impact Group, for a far-ranging conversation about impact investing, impact entrepreneurship, and impact field-building.

    Featured Guest

    Jim Sorenson is a global impact leader, and one of the founding voices in the impact investment movement. Since the start of his career, first as an entrepreneur and then as an investor, Jim has focused on mission-driven investments that prioritize profit and purpose.

    The son of a self-made billionaire and entrepreneur, Jim grew up surrounded by innovation and business. When it came time to launch his own career Jim went off on his own before returning to the family business. In 2002, he was about to fundraise for one of those businesses, Sorenson Media, when the dot.com bust derailed those plans, forcing Jim and his team back to the drawing board.

    Out of that crisis Sorenson Communications was born, a technology business that provides communications services for the deaf community. Sorenson Communications soon became the world’s largest employer of the deaf. In 2005, the business was spun out and sold in what was the largest private equity deal in Utah to date.

    His experience with Sorenson Communications opened Jim’s eyes to the real meaning of profit and purpose. Deaf educators estimate that the services provided by Sorenson Communications have increased employment for the hearing-impaired fourfold.

    In June, Jim launched Sorenson Impact Group (SIG) as a multi-faceted center for impact investing, to advance the field of impact investing, drive capital to impact investing, institutionalize, and scale the sector. At the Sorenson Impact summit, also in June, SIG announced that it was taking over the operations of SOCAP, the cornerstone impact investing conference, now in its 15th year.

    Jim strongly believes that to solve the biggest challenges facing our society the impact ecosystem must align through a more holistic approach to impact investing, with a focus on actionable results at scale.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    November 17
    2022

    Live Online in Latin America: Chat for Impact Summit 2022

    Speakers confirmed for Chat for Impact Summit ‘22

    One week to go to the Chat for Impact Summit – a gathering of the global impact community that using new technologies like Chat to make a positive impact

    The speakers have been announced for the Chat for Impact Summit ‘22, a hybrid event taking place next week on November 16 and 17 in Cape Town, South Africa.

    The Chat for Impact Summit is an opportunity for the global impact community that uses new technologies like Chat, to gather and collectively share knowledge, opinions, best practices and key insights about how to use Chat to help solve the problems of our time.

    Andy Pattison, Team Lead of Digital Channels at the World Health Organization

    Alex Meadow, Senior Advisor at Vote.org

    Anubhav Arora, Head of Product at Noora Health

    Ben Supple, Global Head of Public Sector & Nonprofit Partnerships, Meta Business Messaging at WhatsApp

    Caroline Grant Senior Adviser English and Education at the British Council

    Debbie Rogers CEO of Praekelt.org

    Harneet Singh, Senior Solutions Architect at Meta

    Jade Abbott, a full stack ML engineer at Masakhane

    Joanne Newton, Head of Partnerships and Business Development at British Council

    Jonathan McKay, co-founder at SameSame

    Laura Botsford, Doing Good 

    Marcha Bekker, Senior Manager: Development and Partnerships at Sesame Workshop

    Marnie Webb, Chief Community Impact Officer, TechSoup

    Mark Griffioen, co-founder at Sudonum

    Milton Madanda, General Manager of Praekelt.org

    Neville Teitz, Senior Strategy & Experience Designer at Praekelt.org

    Pippa Yeats Co-founder at Turn.io

    Another exciting part of the Summit will be a series of Demo presentations delivered by the 20 organizations selected earlier in the year for the Chat for Impact 2022 Accelerator. In what will be a fascinating glimpse into how each uses chat to scale their impact, the organizations will demonstrate their unique chat services and their theory of change.

    The final 2022 Chat for Impact Accelerator cohort comprises:

    Cystercare – an organization offering a collaborative care approach, tailored for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) recovery.

    Everwell Health – a social enterprise that invents, designs, builds and deploys user-centric technology for healthcare programmes across the world.

    MedPiper – a health-tech startup that verifies and connects doctors and healthcare professionals (HCPs) with hospitals and healthcare organizations.

    ‍Saajha – an organization catalyzing India’s public education reforms through parent and community leadership. It is building an ecosystem for parents to feel connected and supported in their efforts to impact the lives of children, and drive transformative change – (Support without financial contribution)

    Chalo Network – Chalo Network provides suitable financial, welfare, documentation, identity, and healthcare services to low-income migrant households in India through a strategic last mile agent network.

    EiE Project  – Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria (aka The EiE Project) promotes good governance and public accountability in Nigeria through active citizenship.

    Prestasi Junior – Prestasi Junior Indonesia is part of Junior Achievement Worldwide, one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, that prepares young people for employment.

    Guidepost – Guidepost was established in 2012 to help improve the quality of life of people living with diabetes, a condition that affects more than 400 million people globally.

    Zuri Health – Zuri Health provides affordable and accessible healthcare solutions for people living in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Rwanda and Ghana.

    Hera Digital Health – HERA’s mission is to provide a mobile health platform that connects refugee populations with existing healthcare worldwide.

    CARE Nigeria – CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.

    Darsel – Darsel is an AI-powered chatbot that helps K12 students learn math in environments with limited devices and internet access.

    Committee to Protect Journalists – The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, non-profit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide.

    VoteRiders  – VoteRiders’ mission is to ensure that no eligible voter is prevented from casting a ballot that counts due to a lack of acceptable ID or because of voter confusion.

    Taskeen Health – a non-profit organization working on increasing mental health awareness, providing free mental health support, and advocating for mental health policy change in Pakistan.

    ‍Violetta – Violetta is a chatbot service that acts as a “digital confidant” for women facing gender violence, guiding them, answering their questions and connecting them with a professional who can support them.

    NewGlobe – NewGlobe supports national and state governments by creating powerful technology-enabled education systems. An education expert and leader in learning, NewGlobe has unequaled experience in dramatically transforming educational outcomes at speed and at scale.

    Proxalys – ProXalys is a Senegalese startup specializing in B2B commerce, with informal sector retailers as its main target.

    Junior Achievement Americas – As part of one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, JA Americas activates youth for the future of jobs. Through the delivery of cutting-edge, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, it creates pathways for employability and job creation.

    Friend – Support for the mental health of people suffering during the war in Ukraine.

    The Chat for Impact Summit ‘22 comes at a time when the world is facing many complex crises, from increased poverty to lack of access to education and healthcare, food insecurity, economic inequality, deepening humanitarian needs, increasing climate changes, gender inequality and more. Within this context, urgent access to information, services and tools that can advance the work of organizations working in social impact is key.

    Having seen the innovative use of chat in health during the COVID-19 pandemic, humanitarian efforts for refugees, gender inclusivity, and, more recently, as a crisis response tool in the conflict in -Ukraine, the Chat for Impact Summit will celebrate the past year’s innovations and successes as well as foster new collaborations and explore new innovations for the future.

    The Chat for Impact Summit ‘22 is hosted by Turn.io in partnership with WhatsApp and is the culmination of a series of Chat for Impact bootcamps, webinars and an Accelerator which have been taking place during 2022.

    For more information or to register for the physical or virtual event visit bit.ly/CFIsummit

    Live Online Experience 17 November. EMEA event 9 am CAT – please register here

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    November 17
    2022

    Live Online in EMEA: Chat for Impact Summit 2022

    Speakers confirmed for Chat for Impact Summit ‘22

    One week to go to the Chat for Impact Summit – a gathering of the global impact community that using new technologies like Chat to make a positive impact

    The speakers have been announced for the Chat for Impact Summit ‘22, a hybrid event taking place next week on November 16 and 17 in Cape Town, South Africa.

    The Chat for Impact Summit is an opportunity for the global impact community that uses new technologies like Chat, to gather and collectively share knowledge, opinions, best practices and key insights about how to use Chat to help solve the problems of our time.

    Andy Pattison, Team Lead of Digital Channels at the World Health Organization

    Alex Meadow, Senior Advisor at Vote.org

    Anubhav Arora, Head of Product at Noora Health

    Ben Supple, Global Head of Public Sector & Nonprofit Partnerships, Meta Business Messaging at WhatsApp

    Caroline Grant Senior Adviser English and Education at the British Council

    Debbie Rogers CEO of Praekelt.org

    Harneet Singh, Senior Solutions Architect at Meta

    Jade Abbott, a full stack ML engineer at Masakhane

    Joanne Newton, Head of Partnerships and Business Development at British Council

    Jonathan McKay, co-founder at SameSame

    Laura Botsford, Doing Good 

    Marcha Bekker, Senior Manager: Development and Partnerships at Sesame Workshop

    Marnie Webb, Chief Community Impact Officer, TechSoup

    Mark Griffioen, co-founder at Sudonum

    Milton Madanda, General Manager of Praekelt.org

    Neville Teitz, Senior Strategy & Experience Designer at Praekelt.org

    Pippa Yeats Co-founder at Turn.io

    Another exciting part of the Summit will be a series of Demo presentations delivered by the 20 organizations selected earlier in the year for the Chat for Impact 2022 Accelerator. In what will be a fascinating glimpse into how each uses chat to scale their impact, the organizations will demonstrate their unique chat services and their theory of change.

    The final 2022 Chat for Impact Accelerator cohort comprises:

    Cystercare – an organization offering a collaborative care approach, tailored for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) recovery.

    Everwell Health – a social enterprise that invents, designs, builds and deploys user-centric technology for healthcare programmes across the world.

    MedPiper – a health-tech startup that verifies and connects doctors and healthcare professionals (HCPs) with hospitals and healthcare organizations.

    ‍Saajha – an organization catalyzing India’s public education reforms through parent and community leadership. It is building an ecosystem for parents to feel connected and supported in their efforts to impact the lives of children, and drive transformative change – (Support without financial contribution)

    Chalo Network – Chalo Network provides suitable financial, welfare, documentation, identity, and healthcare services to low-income migrant households in India through a strategic last mile agent network.

    EiE Project  – Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria (aka The EiE Project) promotes good governance and public accountability in Nigeria through active citizenship.

    Prestasi Junior – Prestasi Junior Indonesia is part of Junior Achievement Worldwide, one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, that prepares young people for employment.

    Guidepost – Guidepost was established in 2012 to help improve the quality of life of people living with diabetes, a condition that affects more than 400 million people globally.

    Zuri Health – Zuri Health provides affordable and accessible healthcare solutions for people living in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Rwanda and Ghana.

    Hera Digital Health – HERA’s mission is to provide a mobile health platform that connects refugee populations with existing healthcare worldwide.

    CARE Nigeria – CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.

    Darsel – Darsel is an AI-powered chatbot that helps K12 students learn math in environments with limited devices and internet access.

    Committee to Protect Journalists – The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, non-profit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide.

    VoteRiders  – VoteRiders’ mission is to ensure that no eligible voter is prevented from casting a ballot that counts due to a lack of acceptable ID or because of voter confusion.

    Taskeen Health – a non-profit organization working on increasing mental health awareness, providing free mental health support, and advocating for mental health policy change in Pakistan.

    ‍Violetta – Violetta is a chatbot service that acts as a “digital confidant” for women facing gender violence, guiding them, answering their questions and connecting them with a professional who can support them.

    NewGlobe – NewGlobe supports national and state governments by creating powerful technology-enabled education systems. An education expert and leader in learning, NewGlobe has unequaled experience in dramatically transforming educational outcomes at speed and at scale.

    Proxalys – ProXalys is a Senegalese startup specializing in B2B commerce, with informal sector retailers as its main target.

    Junior Achievement Americas – As part of one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, JA Americas activates youth for the future of jobs. Through the delivery of cutting-edge, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, it creates pathways for employability and job creation.

    Friend – Support for the mental health of people suffering during the war in Ukraine.

    The Chat for Impact Summit ‘22 comes at a time when the world is facing many complex crises, from increased poverty to lack of access to education and healthcare, food insecurity, economic inequality, deepening humanitarian needs, increasing climate changes, gender inequality and more. Within this context, urgent access to information, services and tools that can advance the work of organizations working in social impact is key.

    Having seen the innovative use of chat in health during the COVID-19 pandemic, humanitarian efforts for refugees, gender inclusivity, and, more recently, as a crisis response tool in the conflict in -Ukraine, the Chat for Impact Summit will celebrate the past year’s innovations and successes as well as foster new collaborations and explore new innovations for the future.

    The Chat for Impact Summit ‘22 is hosted by Turn.io in partnership with WhatsApp and is the culmination of a series of Chat for Impact bootcamps, webinars and an Accelerator which have been taking place during 2022.

    For more information or to register for the physical or virtual event visit bit.ly/CFIsummit

    Live Online Experience 17 November. EMEA event 9 am CAT – please register here

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    November 17
    2022

    ADAP Advisory Entrepreneur’s Clinic #3

    This is intended to be a socialization of ideas as our entrepreneurs look at different options for growth and expansion. We want to brainstorm options in discussion with our network.

    Duration: 60min

    Guests: Cosmas Ochieng (EcoFix K), Bethelhem Dejene (Zafree Papers), Peter Awin (Cowtribe) & Kevin Kibet Mochama (FarmMoja)

    Each entrepreneur will give a brief overview of their company followed by a short Q&A and introductions for follow-up conversations.

    Time: 11:00 AM ET
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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    November 17
    2022

    Tackling Extreme Poverty and Climate Change Together: Solutions from the Global South

    IFAD’s Rural Resilience Programme promotes resilience and sustainably reduces extreme poverty and hunger. This panel will share knowledge and success stories, focusing on those furthest behind who are living in extreme poverty and in fragile, remote or drought- and flood-prone areas.
    Time: 2:30 PM Cairo | 7:30 AM ET
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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    November 17
    2022

    Who Sewed your Ikea Pillows?

    For our last event of the year, we would like to introduce you to the women behind your Ikea pillows!
    Rangsutra is a social business that supports rural artisans in securing work via individualised programmes and skill development.
    Rangsutra, founded in 2006 by Sumita Ghose, provides rural artisans with sustainable incomes by linking them to bigger marketplaces. Over the last eight years, these experienced craftsmen have provided Ikea with custom-made pillows, and we’re glad to announce that this firm has been in our portfolio for a long time and has positively impacted over 20,000 lives!Join us on November 17th to learn about Ikea’s commitment to gender equality, social procurement, and opportunities to learn more about Rangsutra’s work.

    1:00 PM Amsterdam | 6:00 AM EST
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