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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    May 4

    Designing During Disruption: Building Healthcare Programs With Communities During COVID-19

    This World Health Day, they invite you to an event where Global Health organizations share how they have used Human Centered Design (HCD) to create health services with the consumers who use them–while taking the pandemic into account every step of the way.

    In this webinar, they will hear from:
    • PSI
    • MSI, ThinkPlace and Leonard Cheshire
    • YLabs

    From hygiene behavior change communications, to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) support for people with disabilities, to providing safe spaces for menstrual health in a refugee camp, their speakers will discuss how co-designing health programming leads to successful uptake of healthy behaviors in challenging environments.

    Join them!

    Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

    Coronavirus, Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    May 4

    Carbon Trading and the Emerging Carbon Market: What Investors Need to Know

    Carbon credit cap-and-trade programs are creating an economic incentive and system that many corporations are jumping on in recent years. As increasing carbon emissions fuel the onset of global warming, environmental regulations are enforcing a new wave of transparency and call to action on corporations to mitigate their harm on the environment. With carbon credits, companies support sustainable forms of growth and in turn offset their existing carbon footprint to meet climate targets. With the global carbon emissions offset market predicted to reach a value of $200 billion by 2050, investors are wise to keep up with the latest developments in this rapidly growing space.

    This webinar will provide insights on the market for carbon credits, detail recent changes to regulation, and provide an overview of the different platforms for trading carbon credits. Featured speakers include ClimeCo President and CEO Bill Flederbach and Kepos Capital Quantitative Researcher and Portfolio Manager Will Simmons. You won’t want to miss this informative discussion on the carbon credit market.

    Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

  • Virtual - 1 Day
    May 5

    Learn About Flexible Web Form Deployment, Customized For the Needs of Any Respondent

    While collecting data via web forms is commonplace, they aren’t always a first choice for primary data collection from remote and low-resource populations. However, recent SurveyCTO web form improvements leave you with a lot more options to customize the form-filling experience to tailor forms for the needs of different audiences. As a result, this is a great time to re-evaluate methods when it comes to remote data collection.

    Join us on May 5, 2021 at 1 PM UTC / 9 AM EST for their next webinar installment, where you’ll learn about how web form completion can be customized for the needs of different audiences.

    Web forms are used for a great many scenarios. You can receive job applications, solicit internal feedback from your own organization, and if you can work around access challenges, you can use web forms to facilitate self-enumeration in research, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) contexts. Broadening the range of data collection modes we make use of to generate primary data is a cornerstone of the Safe People + Data Initiative.


    What you’ll learn

    Join us on May 5th to learn more about the following in relation to customizing web forms:

    • How to set up web forms for the easiest use possible
    • How to set up web forms as securely as possible
    • Availability of form navigation options
    • An overview of complementary features, including interface and form translations
    • Recommendations on incorporating web forms into your data collection

    Participants will learn about SurveyCTO’s approach to web forms and a detailed account of how to customize the form-filling experience for different audiences. This event should be helpful to new and experienced users (who might have missed recent developments).


    How to attend

    The webinar will be held on May 5, 2021 at 1 PM UTC / 9 AM ESTRegister today to attend! We post video recordings of all webinars in their video library and share them on their FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn pages.

    This webinar is brought to you by the Safe People + Data Initiative, which provides methodologies and resources for safer data collection, in response to new challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing need for safety-focused innovation.


    Resources on phone surveys

    This webinar focuses primarily on customization and flexible deployment of web forms. We suggest you have a look through their web form resource catalog for an overview of features and recommendations on web form deployment. We’ll be glad to discuss (and where possible, demonstrate) other points of interest during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

    Time: 9:00 AM ET

  • Virtual - 1 Day
    May 6

    What Is the Role of Impact Verification in Impact Investing?

    Most impact investors share a mutual commitment to make a positive impact alongside generating a financial return. Investors’ lack of transparency on their impact performance is a key issue facing the market, according to THE STATE OF IMPACT MEASUREMENT AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICE by the GIIN.

    The Operating Principles for Impact Management came as a framework for investors to design and implement their impact management systems. How to ensure the impact considerations integrate throughout the investment life cycle? What are the best practices for verifying the outcomes by engaging with stakeholders?

    What role does impact verification play in impact investing?

    We are thrilled to invite R. Paul Herman, Ana Pimenta, and Elsa De Morais Sarmento to ignite the conversation. They are editors and authors of the Global Handbook of Impact Investing. (

    Time: 9:00 AM PST / 12:00 PM EST

  • Virtual - 4 Days
    May 10

    FinovateSpring: Discover Tomorrow’s Solutions to Today’s Challenges

    See how the startup ecosystem is responding to the consequences of the pandemic. Learn about new innovations that are supporting customers today. Find the technologies and connections to keep you relevant tomorrow.

    1100+ senior attendees. Over 50% from financial institutions. 30+ demoers. 100+ speakers. Hundreds of meetings. A quality of audience and breadth of insights you only find at Finovate.
    Why a digital event? 

    Fintech innovation doesn’t wait and you shouldn’t have to either. Moving FinovateSpring to a digital event in 2021 allows organizations to move their business forward and stay up to date despite the unpredictability of travel plans due to COVID-19.

    Every aspect of the program was reassessed for a virtual event to ensure the digital experience will deliver maximum value. Day 1, the Conversation Starter, will be devoted to interactive roundtables allowing you to meet our expert speaker face-to-face and discuss the issues at the top of your agenda. Days 2 & 3 will be a mixture of demos, interviews, keynotes and panels. Day 4, FinDEVr, will allow you to meet and interact with the developers creating the latest fintech solutions from companies like Instnt, Finicity, LoanPro and more!

    What to expect

    A program that works around the attendees. Sessions are spread across 4 days so that content is more manageable for digital consumption. Access all keynotes, fireside chats and panel discussions live or on-demand*.

    Networking, interaction and a socially engaged digital experience. Meetings scheduled all 4 days, 24 hours a day, to accommodate all time zones. Engage with speakers in person and in real-time on our new interactive event platform.  Other networking opportunities include 1-to-1 meetings, virtual meet-ups, interactive Q&A with the speakers and your peers plus the ability to arrange impromptu meetings.

    30+ product demos

    Finovate is known for spotlighting new fintech innovations from seed-stage startups to established leaders. And for FinovateSpring 2021, this will happen virtually.

    Hand-selected companies demo — not just pitch — their services and solutions for the financial industry in 8 minutes. That way, attendees can see how the tech works and if it’s the right fit for their organizations.

    After each demo session, join the demo speakers for live Q&A and chat moderated by Finovate. Want to see who’s already been selected to demo this May?

    100+ innovators respond to the current climate in 2021

    Leave no stone unturned. All spheres of financial services will be covered in depth by industry experts from financial institutions, fintechs, investors, analysts and solutions providers.

    With an unparalleled range of perspectives from across the fintech ecosystem, hear how financial services has been affected by COVID-19 and how the pandemic is fast-tracking innovation and adoption of new technologies. The cutting edge sessions will give you real insights into what these unprecedented times mean for the industry in the months and years ahead.

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    Meaningful connections

    Meet a global audience of 1100+ senior attendees from across the fintech industry – 50%+ from financial institutions.

    Connect directly to innovators behind the most exciting tech in finance. Meet fintechs, platform players, financial institutions, regulators and investors redefining the future of financial services around the world.

    Networking measured in quality and quantity

    Network, connect, collaborate.

    In times of unprecedented change, staying connected and making connections is more important than ever. And networking is at the heart of our digital platform. Plus, by going digital you have an even greater ability to meet more people.

    Create personalized profiles, send messages, arrange virtual meetings, and interact with speakers and fellow attendees in live chat, Q&A and polls.

    FinDEVr – NEW FOR 2021!

    Finovate’s techfin event focused on the developer side of fintech is happening May 13 as part of FinovateSpring.

    In 15-minute TECHTalks, companies will debut technologies, share use cases, and explore thought leadership from the perspective of developers,  IT execs, software architects, designers, and other technologists. Following the TECHTalks, deep dive workshops allow you to engage with products and solutions and the developers who created them.

    Who will you hear from? Instnt, Finicity, and LoanPro. More announced each week!

    Register now for only $99.

    Startup Booster

    Early-stage fintech startups can attend for a fraction of the full fee!

    Connect with our influential audience, hear from experts on what should be at the top of your mind, and see demos of fully-baked fintech rolling out of workshops around the world. All for just $299.

    Startup Booster tickets are for fintech and tech startups who are less than 5 years old and raised less than $5M USD. Limited availability.

    Leadership Program

    If you’re a director/head/SVP/C-level from a financial institution, you can attend FinovateSpring Digital 2021 for free!

    A community, designed for banks, credit unions, insurance/reinsurance companies and investment companies to foster business relationships with the most senior industry players and create environments for networking and peer-led benchmarking.

  • Virtual - 4 Days
    May 17

    2021 Global Private Equity Conference

    Registration is now open for the 22nd annual Global Private Equity Conference (GPEC). Join them for the world’s largest convening of private investors in a highly interactive virtual gathering to learn the latest industry trends and connect with its prominent voices.

    Each year the International Finance Corporation and EMPEA gather 800 global private capital investors and asset managers from 60 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America, MENA, and CEE & CIS, representing private equity, venture capital, impact, infrastructure, credit, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, and family offices. This year is no different. Leveraging IFC’s deep footprint and EMPEA’s membership across 130 countries, GPEC 2021 provides an unparalleled opportunity to capture firsthand market insights and connect one-on-one through an interactive, virtual platform without the burden or investment of travel.

  • Virtual - 1 Day
    May 19

    Landmark Study On Social Impact Bonds in Latin America: Tying Payments to Outcomes

    IDB Lab, the IDB Group’s innovation laboratory, together with the IDB and Ecorys, will launch the results of the landmark study on Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) in Latin America and the Caribbean. A group of leading international and regional experts will discuss the main findings and analyze how these innovative mechanisms have been structured in countries in the region as well as their potential for scale to improve the outcomes of social programs and achieve a more effective use of public resources.

    The event will be closed by the President of Colombia, Iván Duque Márquez and the President of the IDB, Mauricio Claver-Carone.

    Opening Remarks

    • Irene Arias, CEO, IDB Lab
    • Marcelo Cabrol, Manager Social Sector, IDB

    Presentation of the Study by the Authors

    • James Ronicle, Director, Ecorys UK
    • Alma Agustí, Senior Associate, Instiglio Inc.

    Panel of International Experts

    • Avnish Gungadurdoss, CEO and Founding Partner, Instiglio Inc.
    • Marta Garcia, International Business Director, Social Finance UK
    • Miquel de Paladella, CEO, Upsocial
    • Zach Levey, CEO, Levoca Impact Labs

    Moderator: Cesar Buenadicha, Discovery Unit Chief, IDB Lab

    Panel of In-county Actors of the Regional SIB Ecosystem

    • Alejandra Candia, Undersecretary of Social Assessment, Ministry of Social Development and Family, Chile
    • Daniel Uribe, Executive Director, Fundación Corona, Colombia
    • Fabiana Oliver, Head of Impact and Sustainability, Puerto Asis Investments, Argentina
    • Irina Alberro, Payment by Results and Financial Inclusion Specialist, Henderson & Alberro, Mexico
    • Leonardo Letelier, CEO, SITAWI, Brazil

    Moderator: Mariel Sabra, Lead Specialist Discovery, IDB Lab

    Closing Remarks

    • Mauricio Claver-Carone, President, IDB
    • Iván Duque Márquez, President, Colombia

    Event via zoom.

    Register here.

    **The event will be in Spanish with English translation.

    Time: 10:00 AM EDT

  • Virtual - 3 Days
    May 24

    Impact Investor Forum Virtual Experience 2021

    Mobilizing private capital for a more sustainable future

    The Impact Investor Forum will be taking place virtually for the first time in May and will mobilize private market institutions to engage with the growing momentum in impact investments and allocations.

    Hear from industry leaders creating scalable, positive change and explore how you can implement impact principles and methodologies into your portfolio to create greater value.

    Join over 300 attendees from specialist impact fund managers, general asset managers and institutional investors for two days of networking at the must-attend event for impact investment professionals.

    Connect with peers and build relationships through pre-event interactive workshops, small breakouts, forum discussions and private messaging. Exchange best practices in delivering impact performance and discuss how to overcome the unique challenges to investment models in private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt.


    Get your data strategy right

    Data is central to impact performance. Learn what measurement frameworks leading funds are using to guide their investor reporting and KPIs for portfolio companies.

    Scale impact

    Hear first-hand insight on how fund managers are formulating their strategy to deliver scaled impact and what this means in practice for staffing, opportunity selection, due diligence and more.

    Investor insights

    Get a view across the investor spectrum, from mission-driven endowments, pension funds, insurance and sovereign wealth. Understand what matters most to them and how to align with their risk, return and impact expectations.

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