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
Each year, the Annual Conference is the largest gathering of ANDE members. The event is targeted at senior executives of ANDE member organizations, including leading investors, capacity development providers, foundations, banks, corporations, DFIs, and research institutions. The highly interactive agenda features workshops on solutions to common challenges, networking sessions, and plenaries with leading thinkers in the Small and Growing Business (SGB) space.
This year, given the recommendations to continue social distancing practices as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, they are excited to convene members across geographies and time zones in a virtual format. To accommodate their global members, the conference’s core hours will be 8-11 am and 6-9:30 pm ET.
In response to ANDE’s strategy and current events, this year’s conference will focus on four thematic pillars:
- Climate and Environmental Action: How can we support SGBs to scale to address climate change within their communities while increasing environmental sustainability in their own operations?
- Gender Equality: How can we support women entrepreneurs and improve opportunities for women in the SGB sector?
- Decent Work and Economic Growth: As COVID-19 has dramatically impacted SGBs, how can we ensure the sector continues to be a driver of economic growth in emerging markets?
- Diversity and Equity in Action: How can we create equitable spaces, elevate underrepresented voices, and drive change towards justice within our own organizations and the broader SGB sector?
ANDE has designed an interactive and solution-focused event framework which will encourage opportunities for reflection and accountability in their actions. They hope that participants will feel reinvigorated and supported by this network to continue action beyond the event itself.
Please continue to refer to this page leading up to the event, as we will make updates as additional details are finalized.
Time: 8:00 – 11:00 AM ET & 6:00 – 9:30 PM ET
Periods of uncertainty often provide the dynamic conditions within which innovation accelerates, and it’s increasingly important for investors to get ahead of those catalysts of change.
There’s no shortage of variables making daily life and long-term planning difficult right now. This means that it’s never been more important to take action toward achieving financial goals. A well-designed investment strategy can help investors protect assets in downturns, and accelerate growth in upturns.
Please register for this webinar to hear thoughts on current and expected market conditions, and how one might position their investment portfolio to get ahead of what’s next…and benefit from it.
Time: 2:00 PM MT / 4 PM ET
Contact: Rebeca Yoshisato
In 2018 and 2019 the global impact investing market continued to grow, now estimated at approximately USD $715 billion. The Latin American market reflects similar trends, though it faces unique challenges and opportunities, and there is relatively little data available to characterize the specific nature of investors and deals in the region.
This report aims to capture characteristics of the impact investing sector in Latin America over the past two years based on a sample of impact investors active in the region. Through institution-level and deal-level data shared by these investors, this report gives a snapshot of where and how capital is being allocated and identifies challenges that the ecosystem faces.
Time: 3pm – 4:30pm CDMX and Bogotá | 5:00pm to 6:30pm Brasília | 4pm – 5:30pm ET
Behavioral Economics Guide 2020 Launch – What Can Behavioral Economics Contribute To Tackle the Threat of Climate Change?’
The Think Forward Initiative have joined forces with BehavioralEconomics.com, to bring you the forthcoming online event – ‘Behavioral Economics Guide 2020 Launch – What can behavioral economics contribute to tackle the threat of climate change?’
This two-hour live streamed panel will be introduced by Mark Cliffe and will feature the following guest speakers:
Moderated by Ian Bright (ING New Horizons Hub) Elke Weber (Princeton)
Paula Papp (Frontier Economics)
Helena Rubinstein (Innovia Technology)
Henry Stott (Decision Technology)
Aline Holzwarth (Center for Advanced Hindsight)
Time: 4pm (BST) / 5pm (CEST) to 6pm (BST) / 7pm (CEST).