Join us for our monthly Accelerator Stand-up Call held on the fourth Thursday of every month and graciously hosted by Ryan Ross of Halcyon Incubator!
Emerging from the Accelerating the Accelerators (AtA) Collective Impact Project (CIP) on the topic of ongoing communications, Conveners.org launched a regular monthly half-hour accelerator call in March 2016 to spark a strong sense of community and mutual exchange among impact accelerators.
Through the calls, we provide accelerators with a vital means of connecting with each other regularly for peer support in (but not limited to) the following areas:
- identifying tried-and-true advice on solutions, tools, resources, best practices;
- introductions for face-to-face meetings particularly when planning a trip; and
- drawing attention to interesting developments in the social enterprise space looking six months out.
Women are overrepresented worldwide in the informal sector, with no easy transition to more decent, better-paid employment. Waste picking in particular is a highly vulnerable and risky form of informal employment. In 1995, India’s Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) organized women waste pickers in Ahmedabad into a cooperative to improve their working conditions and livelihoods. Over time, this informal arrangement evolved into Gitanjali – a women-owned and -run social enterprises.
The Center for Global Development is delighted to bring together some of the key private sector partners that helped Gitanjali generate social value, along with practioners from the public sector and multilateral financial institutions, for a robust discussion about job options for poor women in low-paid, informal occupations, including a model entrepreneurship venture. The event will begin with a discussion of the CGD report, The Gitanjali Cooperative: A Social Enterprise in the Making. A panel discussion will follow. Light refreshments and limited copies of the report’s executive summary will be provided.
Join the world’s brightest thinkers and most influential sustainability leaders for an unparalleled look into the pressing challenges, emerging trends and biggest opportunities in sustainable business today.
Sustainability leaders from the world’s largest companies gather each year at the GreenBiz forum to explore pressing challenges and emerging opportunities in sustainable business.
The event offers a rich blend of presentations, workshops and networking opportunities framed by the State of Green Business report, GreenBiz Group’s award-winning annual research report, analyzing key sustainability metrics and trends. Attendees return from GreenBiz both inspired by what’s possible and ready to tackle their organization’s greatest sustainability challenges.
The Sustainable Business & Social Impact (SBSI) conference is hosted by Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business Net Impact Club. It is the largest event of its kind in the Southeast and the largest student-led conference at The Fuqua School of Business. The event explores rapidly evolving opportunities in the fields of social impact and sustainability to bring positive and sustainable change.
Each year, the conference brings together hundreds of attendees and speakers from the public, private, and social sectors to discuss innovative business models, collaborations and partnerships, and ideas that are creating lasting social impact around the world.
Business is an essential partner for social change. The Net Impact Club engages and deepens students’ understanding about the intersection of business and social and environmental impact. We directly serve Fuqua with the aim of generating ripple effects throughout the larger Duke, and Durham, communities as well as future business and non-profit leaders. We offer social impact and sustainability-focused events, build networks of students and professionals, and empower our members with actionable ideas. These activities expose students to the concept of making a difference through their careers, support those who prioritize making positive impacts, and attract more socially and environmentally conscious leaders to Fuqua.
5th Annual Global Health Economics Colloquium: Economics of Health in Vulnerable Populations at Home and Abroad
Please join us for an exciting colloquium that assembles experts, policy makers, researchers, and trainees to discuss recent developments in the economics of health in vulnerable populations. Drawing upon examples from around the world, we will explore how high-quality economic evaluations can improve decision-making and help address health disparities worldwide
• Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity, UCSF
• Joshua Salomon, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Center for Health Policy / Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University
• Jean Manuel Izaret, MBA, Henderson Fellow, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
• Sanjay Basu, MSc, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Center for Health Policy / Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University
Save the date to join Economist editors and 200 financiers, institutional investors, policymakers, academics, impact investors and philanthropists at the second iteration of Investing for Impact: Risk, return and the future of the world. Thursday, February 15th, 2018, New York City.
The discussion at this year’s conference will cover the ways in which the world is at a crossroads, and how the growing uncertainty is creating an increase in interest from investors.
Inequality is rising. Climate change is starting to make its presence felt, as the international effort
to fight it falters. Economic globalization, which has delivered huge increases in prosperity for many but not all, is under threat from nationalistic populism. There are good reasons to believe that the world will continue to prosper; yet, far more than in recent years, there are also good reasons to worry that things could take a serious turn for the worse.
Investors can see where the world is heading and how that changes the outlook for risk and return and thus how they should put their capital to work. This greater interest is leading to a growing recognition that investors can play a crucial role in determining the result of this battle of seismic economic, social, technological and geopolitical forces, investing in ways that help the world move in a positive direction, rather than decline, and make money as they do so.
As with the previous Economist summits on investment and impact, speakers and audience members will include leaders from the world’s premier financial institutions, wealthiest families, largest companies, innovative startups and most influential foundations. The conversation and debate will be challenging, cutting through the hype to focus on the real issues that will determine whether investing for impact remains niche, or becomes a revolutionary agent of global change.
Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu - 4 DaysMonday
We hope you can join us for the Customer Centricity Learning Event and SPTF Annual Meeting in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, (near Chennai) India, February 19 – 22, 2018. This year’s learning event – entitled Customer Centricity: Enabling Financial Choices and Positive Outcomes for Low-Income Customers – is an event jointly organized by SPTF, CGAP, Dvara and LeapFrog Investments. Our goal is to influence financial service providers, investors, and policymakers to adopt a business model that is based on understanding and serving the unique and diverse needs of poor people.
The meeting will build on the knowledge shared in CGAP’s new Customer-Centric Guide, which offers guidance on how organizations can move toward customer-centric business models.
Financial service providers: If you have implemented a customer-centric solution to solve a financial inclusion challenge, this is your opportunity to share your journey at the 2018 Learning Event! Learn more.
Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital, Barcelona, 26 February – 1 March 2018.
Industry leaders will gather, network, showcase, and exchange ideas – and you don’t want to miss it. Make your plans now to see how Mobile is Creating a Better Future.
Mobile World Congress is the world’s biggest and best mobile industry event comprising of a massive exhibition, an award-winning conference, amazing networking opportunities, partner programmes, the Glomo Awards, 4YFN and much, much more. A B2B event for anyone and everyone in mobile and those in adjacent industries who want to discover how mobile technology can benefit their industries.
MWC is so much more than just a show, it showcases how mobile is changing the foundation of the world today and creating a better future. And if you think about it, in this super-connected universe it’s hard to think of a business that doesn’t have a mobile component. Just about anyone will find relevant learning and networking opportunities to make the trip to Barcelona worthwhile.
In 2016, we declared that Mobile is Everything. Building on that notion in 2017, we proclaimed that Mobile is The Next Element by showcasing how the phenomenon of mobile is changing the foundation of today’s world. And now we look at how mobile is inventing novel ideas and inspiration for tomorrow.
Mobile World Congress 2018 will showcase how the foundation of today’s world is creating a better future. You don’t want to miss it.