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  • Worldwide - 7 Days
    Monday
    March 12
    2018

    Global Money Week 2018

    What is Global Money Week (GMW)?
    GMW, a CYFI initiative, is an annual financial awareness campaign built to inspire children and young people to learn about money matters, livelihoods and entrepreneurship.

    What is the goal?
    We believe that today’s children and youth should become empowered economic citizens, capable of understanding the importance of saving, and equipped with the skills to be employed and create their own livelihoods. We want young people to learn to manage their money wisely. By empowering children and youth, we can help them create a positive wave that will expand from themselves, to their families and to entire communities.

    Why is it important?
    GMW is important because children and youth are the next generation of changemakers. They are tomorrow’s business leaders, politicians, parents, teachers. They unlock their potential when they believe in themselves.

    When is GMW?
    GMW is held in March each year. GMW2018 will take place from 12 – 18 March 2018.

    GMW growth
    Previous GMWs have reached:

    • 2017 – 7.8 million children & youth, 137 countries, 23,738 organizations, over 72,759 activities;
    • 2016 – 7 million children & youth, 132 countries, 13,950 organizations, over 33,278 activities;
    • 2015 – 5.6 million children & youth, 124 countries, 962 organizations, over 3000 activities;
    • 2014 – 3 million children & youth, 118 countries, 490 organizations, over 2000 activities;
    • 2013 – 1 million children & youth, 80 countries, 400 organizations;
    • 2012 – 33 000 children & youth, 21 countries (Child Finance Day/Week).

    Where is GMW happening?
    Everywhere. GMW is an international Week, with many events, activities, projects, launches and competitions taking place in over 130 countries.

    Who can participate?
    Anybody. Anywhere. Whether you represent a community, company or country. Whether you are an individual, a group or an entire population – we encourage everyone who believes in investing in the next generation to participate.

    What happens during GMW?
    GMW facilitates different types of events and activities to spark and excitement around learning and economic savvy. Examples are:

    • Dialogues with policy makers.
    • Interactive financial education workshops
    • Guest speakers and panels on financial inclusion of young people.
    • Visits to banks, parliament, stock exchanges, money museums, local businesses and global corporate companies.
    • Open market events
    • Financial education games and savings competitions.
    • Drawing, photo, essay and video contests on ‘Money Matters Matter’
  • Copenhagen, Denmark - 3 Days
    Monday
    March 12
    2018

    Copenhagen Impact Investing Days

    Having just celebrated its centennial anniversary, the Copenhagen Business School invites impact investors, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, and policymakers to jointly discuss research needs and priorities for inquiry. The event aims to culminate in the formulation of a research agenda that will help understand the effectiveness of impact investing. This in turn is intended to guide investors towards implementing impactful investment strategies.

    The discussions during the Copenhagen Impact Investing Days will critically reflect upon current impact investing practices by inquiring into essential topics such as the actual impact of social impact measurement, the need for high quality longitudinal datasets on financial performance, and the role education has to play in sharing effective methods and approaches. Moreover, the Impact Investing Days will include dedicated side events on topics such as best case practices from municipalities providing a good environment for impact investing and social entrepreneurship; and what promise impact investing holds as a tool in developing countries.

    Participants in the event will be representatives of financial institutions, philanthropic foundations, policymakers and social enterprises. The Impact Investing Days aim to challenge current practice and to use evidence based research practice to develop better insights into the links between social impact, financial returns, and investment decisions. The conference will offer plenty room for both formal discussions and informal discourse between participants. 

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  • Paris, France - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    March 13
    2018

    Sustainable Investment Forum Europe

    Building on the success of its Forum in New York, Climate Action is bringing the Sustainable Investment Forum to Europe in March 2018.

    While the European market is leading the global climate finance market – advanced SRI and ESG strategies, green bond issuance, European Emission Trading System (EU ETS), COP21 and the French law Article 173, most European investors still haven’t aligned their investments with the 2C target. Much more needs to happen in the near future to scale up low-carbon investment and fulfil EU’s determination to scale up its international climate finance contribution towards the $100 billion per year goal set for industrialised countries by 2020 and through until 2025.

    The new Sustainable Investment Forum Europe will be taking place in March 2018 in Paris, France, gathering decision-makers from the investment community, European governments and think tanks to discuss concrete solutions to the current challenges of the European and global climate finance market.

    Registration opened; secure your place now and benefit from the Early Bird rate!

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  • Santa Clara, CA - 2 Days
    Tuesday
    March 13
    2018

    Venture Summit West 2018

    The 6th annual Venture Summit West, presented by youngStartup Ventures, is the premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of early stage and emerging growth companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers. Whether you are an investor seeking access to new early stage deals, or a CEO or Founder of a new venture looking for funding, visibility and growth, Venture Summit West is one event you won’t want to miss.

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  • Vancouver, BC, Canada - 3 Days
    Wednesday
    March 14
    2018

    GLOBE Forum Vancouver 2018

    Welcome to GLOBE Forum and Innovation Expo, where global leaders from business, government and civil society come together to manage risk and capitalize on opportunities in the clean economy.

    The Prevailing Theme for GLOBE Forum 2018 is ‘Disrupting Business As Usual’

    From March 14-16, 2018, 2,000 business and government leaders from over 50 countries will come together to network and advance global business and sustainability agendas. A mix of armchair dialogues, roundtables, salon-style gatherings, lively debates, SPARK talks and opportunities for active participation will make GLOBE Forum a very exciting place to be.

    Swap cards with visionaries, entrepreneurs, policy makers, Fortune 500 leaders and countless others who are solving big challenges and creating new opportunities.

    About GLOBE

    We deliver events, information, and networking opportunities for business and policy leaders pursuing a cleaner, more prosperous world.

    Since 1993, we have held more than a dozen leadership summits that have brought together upwards of 150,000 participants from 97 countries.

    Our events provide an unparalleled platform for collaboration and partnership across sectors and regions. Our secret weapon? Our deep networks and exceptional convening power, which enable us to attract global thought leaders and practitioners from corporations, all levels of government, NGOs, international agencies, technology innovators, and the finance community.

     

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  • Singapore - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    March 14
    2018

    9th Consultative Forum – Exploring challenges in scaling up insurance as a disaster resilience strategy for smallholder farmers

    The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) and the Network are co-organising the 9th Consultative Forum on “Exploring challenges in scaling up insurance as a disaster resilience strategy for smallholder farmers”, to be held in Singapore on the afternoon of Tuesday, 14th of March.

    Agricultural index-based insurance has shown promising developments for smallholder farmers so far. In addition to helping farmers manage day-to-day production risks, it also contributes to national disaster resilience by providing financial protection to a vulnerable community that often forms a large part of developing country populations. However, recent discussions among regional policymakers have revealed challenges in scaling up index insurance in a sustainable way. This Forum will discuss these challenges while highlighting how three equally critical stakeholders – insurance supervisors, policymakers and the industry – can cooperate and align their respective roles in addressing these challenges.

    The half-day event (afternoon only), hosted by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will bring together around 70 high-ranking representatives from the public sector, supervisory authorities and the insurance industry. The objective of the Consultative Forums is to bring about the dialogue between policymakers, supervisors and the industry which is critical in fostering knowledge and sound policymaking in the field of inclusive insurance.

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  • Munich, Germany - 2 Days
    Thursday
    March 15
    2018

    14th Annual Global Microfinance Forum

    Since 2004, Uniglobal has been connecting microfinance institutions with investors. These forums have contributed to the securing of investments amounting to many millions of dollars.

    Key questions to be addressed at the 14th Annual Global Microfinance Forum:

    • What do investors expect from MFIs today?
    • How to manage foreign exchange rate risks effectively?
    • How to effectively promote microfinance services in the emerging markets?
    • What is special that women bring to microfinance development?
    • How to use crowdfunding in creating an effective piece of development finance?

    Discussions will include the following hot topics:

    • Financing SMEs: When “micro is too small”;
    • Technology driven financial inclusion as a key factor of sustainable development;
    • Increased access to financing through cooperation with Credit Guarantee Funds;
    • Scoring systems: on the way to a better risk assessment;
    • Enabling vulnerable segments of the population to access insurance services;
    • Microleasing: opportunities and constraints;
    • Digital microfinance: opening new horizons;
    • Investing in green microfinance.

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  • San Diego, CA - 3 Days
    Tuesday
    March 20
    2018

    Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit 2018

    The Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit is the leading gathering place for the industry’s dealmakers. Each year, senior-level solar and financial executives mingle in an intimate setting that provides for an efficient, in-depth and focused networking experience.

    From beginning to end, the Summit offers up constant opportunities to meet key dealmakers, learn about their plans for the upcoming year, and capitalize on new prospects that will lead to successful deals. Networking extends into the night with hosted dinners and other activities!

    The Summit is the primary industry event where key industry players come to stay abreast of the solar financing landscape. It also provides valuable insights into the ongoing developments in the industry, highlights upcoming strategic opportunities, and explores the industry’s efforts to overcome pressing challenges.

    The Summit’s unique environment has led previous attendees to rate it as the best value solar event in the industry — “worth every minute of my time”, says one attendee.

    *Workshop agendas coming soon – Check back often, new speakers continually added to the programs!

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