Many people want to make a difference, but turning good intentions into tangible impact can be hard. The Net Impact Conference is your accelerator. We can give you the skills, experiences and connections so that you can have the greatest impact now and throughout your career.
From the founders of impactful companies, to the professionals using business as a force for good, to the students and graduates preparing for a career with purpose, our members and alumni continue to be a driving force for change around the world everyday. These are the inspiring people who will gather this October in Atlanta for the 2017 Net Impact Conference.
For 25 years, the Annual Net Impact Conference has guided attendees to their careers with impact. This year we’re taking it a step further: we’re creating an experience unlike any conference you’ve ever been to before. At the 2017 Net Impact Conference, we’ll help you map out your Path to Purpose.
You already have a passion for social and environmental impact, the 2017 Net Impact Conference will take you on a path where you can turn that passion into a purposeful career by gaining tangible skills and actionable insights.
The 2017 Net Impact Conference will bring together in one space the brightest, most enthusiastic, and innovative impact leaders from around the world. With specific paths mapped out for students, new graduates, emerging leaders, and those changing careers, all attendees will leave with their own map of their path to purpose.
The theme of this year’s Central Asian & Caucasus Microfinance Forum is: “Microfinance Goes Digital: Opportunities & Challenges in the Caucasus & Central Asia.”
The microfinance market in Central Asia & Caucasus is young and dynamic. The regional microfinance market is acute and recently gaining popularity. Microfinance investment opportunities have significantly grown and diversified in recent years as the MFI market grows and matures.
Discussions and presentations will allow participants to share their experiences, ask questions to the experts, as well as communicate with colleagues about the most trending issues of the microfinance sector at the Central Asian & Caucasus Microfinance Forum in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The conference will bring together market players from MIVs, MFIs, banks, consultancy companies and IT solutions providers in order to discuss such topics, as:
- Market and investment outlook for 2017-2018;
- Access to finance in local currency;
- Raising attractiveness for new investors: what are the main steps;
- Fintech for MFIs and banks: how to become more efficient and competitive;
- Microfinance credit risk management: credit scoring in the region.
Groupe Initiatives, a consortium of 10 NGOs active in international development, invites you to a day of discussions around how to best create and support local artisanal value chains:
-What are the different strategies that can strengthen local artisanal value chains or help them emerge?
-How to create adequate links between the actors of a new value chain?
-What are the tools that can help understand and analyse such value chains (e.g. stakeholder mapping) ?
-What role(s) can NGOs play in supporting the creation of these value chains? Should they only support others or also play an active role? What risks does this bear?
Hystra will be testifying on the learnings drawn from dozens of projects.
Register here! (NB: the roundtable will be held in French. Seating is limited so book early!)
R2A will award $100,000 per country to two technology innovators to develop and test prototype RegTech solutions for financial authorities in the Philippines and Mexico.
- In the Philippines, the selected vendor will work with the Central Bank of the Philippines to develop an Application Programming Interface (API) and back office reporting and visualization application for regulatory reporting.
- In Mexico, the selected vendor will work with the National Commission for Banking and Securities to develop a data request/storage platform and tools for data-driven metrics for anti-money laundering supervision.
These competitions are open to organizations worldwide, including non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.
The deadline for submission is October 29th, 2017.
Financial Inclusion Week is a week of global conversation on the most important steps to advance financial inclusion. From October 30 – November 3, 2017, stakeholders will explore how new products and partnerships are empowering customers. Financial Inclusion Week is an initiative of the Center for Financial Inclusion and aims to strengthen the diverse community of players involved in building a more inclusive financial ecosystem.
Digital channels are revolutionizing the way that customers access financial products, and consequentially are changing the landscape of the industry. Financial service providers are re-thinking the ways that they design and offer financial products. In addition, legacy providers are increasingly partnering with financial technology startups to expand their service offerings and to reach previously under-served customer segments. These new products, and new partnerships bring great new potential for creating a more inclusive global financial ecosystem. However, they may also bring new problems – such as data security and client protection issues. During Financial Inclusion Week 2017, partner organizations around the globe will hold conversations focused on how new products and partnerships are advancing financial inclusion, not just access.
We are currently calling for organizations to commit to joining the conversation by hosting a Financial Inclusion Week event. These events can take any format – in the past partners have held large conferences, small internal meetings, webinars, and twitter chats. If you want to learn more, we encourage you to check out the run-down of past events.
Please feel free to reach out to Allyse McGrath at email@example.com with any questions on how to start planning and sign up to be a partner today to receive updates and resources.
Impact investing has captured the attention of a growing community of investors motivated by the industry’s potential for a broad reimagining of the way the capital markets work.
In October 2018, investors from around the globe will convene for the preeminent gathering of active impact investors and those who are interested in building an impact investing practice.
Hosted by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and PEI Media, the Forum aims to advance and scale the market through insight from industry leaders, leading-edge research, and unrivalled networking opportunities.
The event consist of two Forum days, 31 October – 1 November, and the GIIN members-only event on 30 October.
Attend the Skytop Strategies conference Generating Alpha: ESG as a Core Driver of Institutional Portfolio Performance at the Time Warner Center in New York City on October 30, 2017. GRESB Members receive a 35% discount.
The Sustainable Brands global community will gather in Copenhagen this October for three days of extraordinary conversation and insights around how business can drive change and positive impact through sustainability-led innovation. Join us for plenaries, workshops and breakout sessions to hear world-class thought leaders, practitioners and solutions providers share new values, creative solutions and the resulting new products and services that are facilitating the transition to a truly sustainable future.