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  • San Francisco - 4 Days
    Tuesday
    October 22
    2019

    SOCAP19

    SOCAP is the leading gathering of global changemakers addressing the world’s toughest challenges through market-based solutions.

    SOCAP19 will host over 150 sessions featuring over 500 speakers from across sectors, issue areas and geographies.

    Convened by Social Capital Markets, a network of investors, entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders addressing the world’s toughest challenges through market-based solutions, SOCAP is dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good. SOCAP emphasizes cross-sector convening and gathers voices across a broad spectrum to achieve unexpected yet impactful connections. From the leading edge to established players, it brings together global innovators, investors, foundations, governments, institutions and social entrepreneurs to build the world we want to leave to future generations.

    NextBillion readers can get a $250 discount until Oct. 4 with the code MP_NextBillion.

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  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - -150 Days
    Wednesday
    October 23
    2019

    Social Enterprise World Forum

    The Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) is the leading forum for international exchange and collaboration in social entrepreneurship and social investment. The success of the event in galvanising the global movement of social enterprise has created a platform for learning, sharing of good practice, ideas and creating partnerships has made it the main forum for the social enterprise sector. The annual event was first held in Edinburgh in 2008 and has since been held on six continents. This is a historic occasion as it is the first time the SEWF will be held in an emerging market economy.

    The British Council is hosting the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) 2019 in Addis Ababa on 23 – 25 October 2019. As the forum enters its second decade, hosting it in Ethiopia provides a unique opportunity to create a truly global social enterprise movement that can share experience, build networks and deliver solutions for a more inclusive and sustainable future for all.

    The forum will be complemented with a concurrently held youth week, policy forum, academic symposium, study tours as well as networking evening cultural receptions.

    The SEWF will promote sustainable economic growth for human development and offers a great opportunity to establish new relationships and create synergies for working together to increase the visibility of social enterprise on the global stage. It will also create a platform for on-going collaboration and sharing by connecting people across Africa and the world, between advanced and developing economies.

    We offer delegates a rich, authentic Ethiopian cultural experience throughout the forum, at side events and study tours, including to world renowned cultural heritage sites. The event is expected to attract up to 1,200 social enterprise leaders, policy makers, development partners, private sector representatives, academics, practitioners and supporters from all around the world.

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  • Detroit, MI - 3 Days
    Thursday
    October 24
    2019

    Net Impact National Conference

    The Net Impact Annual Conference is coming to Detroit Oct 24-26, 2019.

    Net Impact inspires and equips emerging leaders to build a more just and sustainable world. This organization is a leadership accelerator for future changemakers. The national conference has taken place at different locations across the USA over the years, so having it in Detroit is a can’t-miss opportunity for you to network and hear from world class social impact leaders like:

    • Suzanne Fallender, Director of CSR for Intel
    • Fred Keller founder of Cascade Engineering
    • Iqbal Qadir, founder of Grameen Phone
    • Seth Goldman, Chairman of Beyond Meat and Honest Tea
    • Devita Davison Founder of FoodLab Detroit
    • Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand
    • and many others!

    Having this many leaders in corporate social responsibility, sustainability, social entrepreneurship and public policy under one roof right in our own back yard is really an opportunity that doesn’t come along very often.

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  • San Mateo, CA - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    October 30
    2019

    Innovations in Corporate Social Impact: Start-ups, Risk Taking & Profitable Social Impact

    ONE WORLD’s fourth annual Innovations in Corporate Social Impact program will focus on how organizations are solving their business challenges by partnering with social enterprise start-ups.

    Companies of all types are taking a fresh look at the broader impact of their work- how their employees, customers, and their communities are impacted by what and how they produce. While increasingly desirable for leaders to make sure their company has a positive societal impact, it is not often clear how that is done at scale, especially in a way that supports the business goals and financial targets.

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  • Dhaka, Bangladesh - 3 Days
    Tuesday
    November 5
    2019

    15th Inclusive Insurance for Emerging Markets

    The inclusive insurance sector has experienced persistent growth in client outreach and premium volumes over the past ten years. Today, nearly 300 million low-income citizens in developing countries are covered by an insurance policy. New technologies are boosting market coverage. In Asia alone, the number of people insured through mobile phones exceeds 40 million. Furthermore, the G7 has decided to insure 400 million people against climate risks by 2020. Nonetheless, many people are still without cover or alternative risk management options. With the global middle class expected to grow to nearly five billion within two decades, we are looking at billions of people who are without a formal safety net from insurance and hence at risk of falling (back) into poverty.

    The need to respond to this situation by understanding the role of insurance for sustainable development and the management of climate risks, improving supply, heightening the awareness of insurance, creating the right regulatory framework and better understanding the particular needs of the low-income population is the main focus of the conference. Representatives from insurance and reinsurance companies, distribution channels, investment funds, international organizations, NGOs and development-aid agencies, as well as academics, policymakers and supervisory regulators, from around 50 countries will attend the conference. Attendees will exchange views on current growth trends and risks in emerging markets and discuss key factors for successful implementation and maximized business opportunities to bring supply and demand to the next level.

    Structure and Objectives:

    The conference will feature panel discussions on key topics addressing an interdisciplinary audience. Additional working group sessions will deal in depth with subtopics. Interactive sessions hosted by partner organizations of the event will be a key part of the conference, facilitating dialogue in small groups on emerging issues. Keynote speeches will look at the latest international, national and local insights.

    Registration begins on 6 August 2019.

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  • Toronto, Ontario - 3 Days
    Wednesday
    November 6
    2019

    Social Finance Forum 2019

    This Nov. 6–8, MaRS invites you to the 12th annual Social Finance Forum, Canada’s leading event for those who believe profits should be paired with purpose.

    Held in downtown Toronto, the forum attracts more than 600 of the world’s top investors, entrepreneurs, charity leaders and public servants — visionaries using smart investments to tackle climate change, inequality and other massive challenges.

    This is a great opportunity to meet and learn from some of the finance community’s most successful businesspeople and decision-makers. And it’s a chance find the next game-changing investment.

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  • Singapore - 2 Days
    Thursday
    November 7
    2019

    9th Annual SKBI Conference – Asia 2019

    Explore investment opportunities and learn about latest trends in the ESG & Impact Investing! The 36th TBLI CONFERENCE ASIA will be held in Singapore.

    What to expect

    • A carefully curated program tailored for both ESG and Impact Investors
    • Practical Workshops with case studies, market analysis and lessons learned
    • Interactive TBLI Masterclasses on opportunities, innovation and risks
    • High-Level Plenary Sessions with seasoned ESG investors, entrepreneurs, CSR and SRI specialists
    • Entrepreneur Pitching Salon featuring pre-qualified businesses
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  • Philadelphia, PA - 1 Day
    Thursday
    November 7
    2019

    U.S.-Côte d’Ivoire:Prosper Africa Business Development Forum, Philadelphia

    The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Côte d’Ivoire Economic Promotion Office will host the first Prosper Africa Business Development Forum in Philadelphia with event partner The African and Caribbean Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (ACBC).

    To deepen regional trading relationships, Côte d’Ivoire Economic Promotion Service will lead a delegation of businesses to Philadelphia . The delegation seeks American business partners for work in sectors including: Health Care, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Education, Energy, and building the country’s Infrastructure. In addition, there is the opportunity for U.S. companies to compete for projects funded by Millennium Challenge Corporation, USAID and other U.S. Government Agencies.

    If you are asking “Where to get started, what you should do, and where to go next” and want to learn about exciting opportunities in West Africa, join us for presentations and one-on-one meetings with Côte d’Ivoire businesses to explore international business opportunities.

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