GOGLA and The World Bank Group’s Lighting Global Program are excited to invite you to the next edition of the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo, 18 – 20 February 2020 in Nairobi.
The Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo is the premier meeting of the off-grid solar sector providing a unique platform for knowledge exchange, networking and showcasing off-grid solar products and services. The event aims to accelerate the development of the global off-grid solar market contributing to achieving universal energy access by 2030.
Under Andrew Morlet’s leadership, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, based in the UK, has emerged as a global force on behalf of systems change and a sophisticated champion of the Circular Economy as a solutions framework for global social and environmental challenges. The Foundation’s latest release, Circulytics, is a “digital measuring tool that gives companies a fully comprehensive picture of their circularity across all operations.”
In this virtual fireside chat, Impact Entrepreneur’s Laurie Lane-Zucker discusses with Andrew Morlet the nature of the Circular Economy and the latest thinking and practices that are helping the Circular Economy emerge as an effective and embraced solutions framework across business and investment as well as in education.
Wehubit is a Digital for Development programme implemented by Enabel (Belgian development agency) in partnership with BIO. It started on April 1st 2018 and provides a portal for financing D4D initiatives through grants and loans.
Digitalisation is transforming the way jobs are being carried out. Holding great potential for citizens and societies, it will lead to new career pathways and create jobs in the digital economy. But not everyone has access nor the ability to grasp these opportunities.
We believe education, training and the world of work play a key role in overcoming this ‘digital divide’. So with this new call for proposals Wehubit is looking for innovative digital solutions who contribute to closing the digital divide by improving digital literacy and skills through education, training and the world of work..
Who can apply? Projects wishing to deploy digital solutions in one of the 14 partner countries of the Belgian development cooperation which are implemented by public or non-profit actors seeking to scale up a digital application.
Since its inception in 2014, Sankalp Africa has become one of the region’s leading events for social entrepreneurship and impact investing.
The Africa summit witnesses hundreds of game changing social entrepreneurs interact with investors and ecosystem builders every year.
Join us for the Sankalp Africa Summit 2020 Edition!
The Responsible Investment Forum returns to New York for its fourth year to bring together the most sophisticated LPs, GPs and associations to discuss why, when, and how your firm should be implementing an effective ESG strategy.
ESG issues are at the heart of all PEI’s editorial coverage, with our reporters consistently following and scrutinizing the ways in which managers in the US are adopting responsible investment practices and what LPs are looking for as they consider investing in private equity. PEI, partnering with the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), continues to prove itself as a thought-leader in this area, and is at the forefront of covering the growth of ESG in North American private equity.
We are facing a perfect storm. On the one hand government and industry increasingly see the ocean as an important source of economic growth; on the other, they are tasked with countering the existential threat the ocean faces due to these (and other, land-based) activities. Businesses want to invest but are unsure about the risks due to ocean degradation and associated regulation. This dichotomy is evident in two of the most pressing issues facing the ocean: overfishing (and the related issues of fishing subsidies and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing), and the question of how to manage plastic pollution (a complex land-based issue, but one that has a profound effect on the ocean). A more forthright discussion about these and other trade-offs is an essential part of the new ocean agenda.
The World Ocean Summit will bring together a global group of policymakers, business and civil society leaders, investors, scientists and entrepreneurs to debate and develop new ideas on how to decouple economic growth from ocean degradation. How can we build a new— truly blue— ocean agenda?
Benefits of attending:
- Learn about national ‘blue economy’ strategies from heads of state, ministers and government officials from over 40 countries and small island developing states who recognise the ocean as a solution to climate change
- Network with scientists, entrepreneurs, policymakers, corporate chiefs and investors who are working towards solutions to enhance ocean-conservation and blue-economy opportunities, and finance ocean solutions at scale
- Support the private sector and financial institutions to build sustainable best practices to report on their positive impact by 2020 in alignment with SDG 14 (life below water) goals
- Learn from Japanese marine clusters and innovators and build your ocean network in Japan
Follow the growth of the ‘changemakers’ and women within the ocean economy that will benefit from mentorship opportunities in a bid to realise their vision for the ‘blue’ economy
About the Conference
The Global Savings Groups Conference Series is a biennial conference that engages a large and diverse community of stakeholders. The event develops and promotes improved standards of practice, mobilizes knowledge, strengthens partnerships and alliances, and creates opportunities for cross-organizational learning. Since 2011, The SEEP Network has been an active contributor to the Global Savings Groups Conference Series. Each event in this series has also served as a catalyst to increase the scale, sustainability, and impact of Savings Groups in the host country and region.
SG2020: The Future of Savings Groups will take place on March 10-12 in Durban, South Africa, and offer a platform for attendees to connect, engage and learn from each other about the challenges and opportunities they face in supporting Savings Groups worldwide. This highly interactive and demand-driven event will bring together practitioners, private sector actors, donors, and public sector representatives from around the world. Participants will converge to share lessons learned, evolving practice, and innovative ideas through:
REGISTER NOW – limited spots available! NextBillion readers can receive a 10% discount to the conference with this code: SG2020NEXTB
Pre-conference SG2020 peer exchanges will take place on March 9, 2020 and feature a series of field visits open to all attendees for an additional fee.
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The next iteration of CSR and Corporate Citizenship is Impact Leadership and Management through the lens of Profit and Purpose. Impact Leaders and Managers touch every department/function in an organization. They are playing ever more important roles in branding, marketing, PR, driving sales, and setting internal cultures. No longer are they a window/connection to a corporation’s stakeholders, they have actually become the eyes (windows) into the soul of a company. This trend is so profound that CEO searches now focus heavily on CSR and Corporate Citizenship professionals because they truly are the Impact Leaders and Managers in the room.
Held in America’s Number 1 city and a global hub of Impact, attendance at our two-day events will provide you with the knowledge, information, tools, and contacts you will need to:
Uncover your company’s signature cause
Build imperative bridges between every functional department in your company
Examine the future of Profit & Loss, and redefine corporate P&L statements
Make your company’s culture it’s brand
Build an Impact Culture that will top strategy
Become a secret weapon in your corporate sales strategies
Design and implement Impact Leadership and Cause Marketing strategies that will:
Boost customer acquisition and retention rates
Lower employee and client attrition
Keep you and your company relevant in today’s changing sphere