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  • Toronto, Canada - 2 Days
    Wednesday
    February 27
    2019

    Globe Capital 2019: Financing the 21st Century

    Where leaders in finance, infrastructure and cleantech meet to capitalize on opportunities in the clean economy.

    The clean economy is the biggest opportunity of our lifetime. Global investment in advanced low-carbon infrastructure is projected to reach $90 trillion by 2030. The market for clean technologies is currently worth $1.15 trillion, and cleantech is one of the main sectors that is poised to grow exponentially.

    Join us at GLOBE Capital as we discuss how to align risk and return requirements, become more competitive, and unlock the capital that will help us realize the economic opportunity.

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  • Surrey, UK - 2 Days
    Monday
    March 4
    2019

    Sustainable Innovation 2019 Road to 2030 – Sustainability, Business Models, Innovation and Design

    Sustainable Innovation 2019 will provide a platform to discuss future visions of how sustainability will impact on business models, products, services, technologies, innovation and design in 2030. Sustainable Innovation 2019 will include invited and refereed papers from academics, consultants, entrepreneurs, technology providers, designers, and innovation and sustainability directors. The international conference will create a unique space for learning, networking and thinking. Delegates will come globally from large companies, SMEs and start-ups, as well as academia, government and non-governmental organizations.

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  • Chicago, IL - 1 Day
    Thursday
    March 7
    2019

    Innovation Summit 2019

    Every business in every industry must think and act like a technology company to compete in today’s global economy. Exponential technologies–including artificial intelligence, blockchain and quantum computing–coupled with political uncertainty, make leading a business today no easy feat and the stakes are high. Adding to that, backlash against the tech titans has overshadowed technology’s potential to create value by giving a dystopian future most of the spotlight.

    The 2019 edition of the Innovation Summit will dive into the role of technology in shaping profit and progress, answering questions such as:

    • Can companies ensure that they have longterm strategies despite the uncertainty, and can technology set them up for a positive and profitable growth?
    • Which technologies are going to make the most impact to corporations’ bottom lines the soonest?
    • Is the fear that the tech titans will use their power to protect and extend their own dominance to the detriment of consumers justified?
    • How can policymakers restrain the giants without unduly stifling innovation? And what ought to be the role of the governments in curbing tech monopolies and propelling competition?

    The debates and discussions at the summit will offer a robust geopolitical context while dissecting and analysing the trends that promise to follow Moore’s Law patterns of exponential growth.

    Join The Economist editors, top thinkers, Fortune 500 leaders, policymakers, academics and disruptive entrepreneurs to share insights on how every company can leverage exponential technologies to shape progress, even during a time when technology’s getting a bad rap.

    Register your interest for the Innovation Summit to learn more about the event.

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  • Durham, North Carolina - 3 Days
    Monday
    March 11
    2019

    Getting Gender Smart

    Do you want to explore unlocking capital or deploying capital to benefit women and girls? Are you excited about the power of women to make markets? Do you want to contribute materially to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals around women and girls? Are you ready to get beyond the talk and get to the strategies and tactics of action?

    This new 2-day intensive course is designed to help you navigate the emerging world of gender smart investing so that you can develop tangible strategies and practice to more easily and quickly integrate gender smart investing as part of an overall investing practice.  Two of the top globally recognized pioneers in gender lens and impact investing will lead the training, sharing their insights and working with you on the key practices of gender lens investing.

    NextBillion readers can get a $200 discount with code NEXTBILLION200, if they register by December 31.

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  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 2 Days
    Thursday
    March 14
    2019

    Uniglobal’s 15th Annual Global Microfinance Forum

    Microfinance is constantly facing significant changes: microfinance products are being developed and modified by MFIs; more and more traditional financial institutions, banks, fintech and other organizations, such as credit unions, guarantee funds and mobile operators are getting involved in microfinance; national authorities are developing and tightening up regulations in order to facilitate and speed up further financial sector development.

    Uniglobal’s 15th Annual Global Microfinance Forum will cover a wide range of topics that make this forum appealing to MFIs, investors and other industry players from all over the world. It will bring on board a unique network of experts and senior level speakers who will share their experiences and perspectives on current and future trends and challenges in microfinance despite the difficult economic climate and ongoing changes in regulations. During multiple networking sessions the participants will discuss transformation of the industry, financial inclusion, social and environmental impact investment, microinsurance, agri-finance and green finance, challenges in corporate governance of MFIs, risk management and many other hot topics.

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  • New York, NY - 2 Days
    Monday
    March 18
    2019

    7th Responsible Business Summit New York

    The time to act is now. With a lack of national leadership, business must lead the way to a sustainable, clean and responsible future. The environmental threats facing the planet are unprecedented, and it’s up to businesses and investors to provide the blueprint for innovations which will create a global economy fit for purpose and one that prospers. The Responsible Business Summit New York is North America’s leading platform where global businesses gather to create partnerships, share practical insights and shape the future sustainability agenda. This year 500+ CEOs, business leaders, Investors, Government representatives and NGOs will discuss how to lead a sustainable future for all.

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  • New York, NY - 1 Day
    Monday
    March 25
    2019

    Wall Street Green Summit – NYC

    The 18th Annual Wall Street Green Summit is the longest running and most comprehensive sustainable finance event in the industry. Launched in 2002 by Peter Fusaro, the Wall Street Green Summit covers cutting edge content, industry developments and features the practitioners and the leaders of tomorrow. The emergence of the “Impact Economy” is where main street investors team up with corporations, entrepreneurs and government to solve environmental and social problems while generating financial returns.

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  • Boston, MA - 6 Days
    Sunday
    March 31
    2019

    HBS-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance

    The Harvard Business School (HBS)-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance is the first executive education program of its kind to provide high-level management and leadership training to those shaping the microfinance industry, including CEOs of leading microfinance institutions and executives of mainstream banks entering the microfinance market.

    The intensive six-day program offers leaders from around the world an exceptional opportunity to connect with peers and engage with some of the HBS faculty’s foremost thinkers in business strategy and management. The HBS Executive Education learning model immerses the world’s most promising leaders in a transformational experience that marries the best of strategic thinking with the most important advances in financial inclusion and impact investing.

    Course Focus: 

    The program addresses key strategic issues arising out of the dual goals of economic and social value creation that define the industry, which include:

    • How new business models in this space— especially technology-enhanced models—succeed or flounder.
    • How to successfully competing in highly competitive markets.
    • How to balance one’s social mission with financial considerations.
    • How to stay abreast of rapidly evolving products and delivery channels.
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