In the 1950s, Toyota pioneered “lean manufacturing,” a practice adopted by manufacturers around the world. But lean doesn’t just apply to manufacturing giants. The methodology is just as valuable to businesses of any size and sector that have processes, whether to manufacture a product or to deliver a service. Join the Performance Measurement & Improvement team at the William Davidson Institute as we provide an overview of how the Toyota Production System lean thinking can be applied with businesses in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to improve processes and reduce waste. In this webinar, we’ll show how to empower your company with lean tools and data to strengthen problem solving and bottom-line performance.
Time: 10am PDT/ 1pm EDT/ 8pm EAT/10:30pm IST
Cape Town, South Africa - 2 DaysTuesday
Green Energy Africa Summit 2023
Green Energy Africa Summit 2022 was held live in Cape Town. We welcomed C-level executives from across the energy sector, including Utilities, Regulators, Service Providers, Independent Power Producers, International Finance and Investors as well as Ministers and Government officials to discuss the acceleration and adoption of renewable and low carbon energy.
We will once again be uniting the energy sector 10-11 October, 2023 where the Green Energy Africa Summit will continue to promote domestic developers of energy and enable them access to key stakeholders and global investment to reduce energy poverty.
Register your interest below and be the first to hear the latest updates about Green Energy Africa Summit 2023.
Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, Bangkok - 2 DaysWednesday
Working towards a robust UN plastics treaty
Join the largest gathering of delegates before INC-3 at a forum for multi-stakeholders to work collaboratively towards a robust UN plastics treaty.
The first Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC1) in 2022 for a UN global treaty to end plastic pollution was constructive but revealed ongoing opportunity gaps in an aspiring whole-of-life cycle plastics agreement. What happens off the negotiating table, as much as on, will determine the success of the treaty.
An independent global forum under the Economist Impact banner, Global Plastics Summit 2023 has been curated to build and sustain momentum for the UN plastics treaty, critically take stock of progress at the half-way stage, and offer a platform for diverse voices to be heard in pursuit of an ambitious treaty. Join the conversation in Bangkok on October 11th and 12th to create the most progressive plastics treaty possible.
Kromhouthal, Amsterdam Noord, Netherlands + Online - 2 DaysWednesday
Collective Action. Sustainable Change.
Our annual flagship event brings together thousands of social enterprise leaders, policymakers and purpose-led people with one goal: to raise awareness of social enterprise as an expanding global mechanism for social change. Each year, we move around the world, working with a different co-host to bring you challenging, topical programmes featuring local, national and international expertise. SEWF23 will be a milestone in Amsterdam’s journey to creating a well-being economy that prioritises people and the planet.SEWF23 themes:
“I came with no expectations, just curiosity. The sessions delivered beyond what I could imagine. Bringing together passionate, resilient and purpose-driven people in one place”
- Ecosystems: Increasing opportunities for trade, collaboration and collective action
- Fairness: Ensuring equality and inclusion for all
- Migration: Entrepreneurial solutions for better lives
- New Economy: Putting people and planet first
- Planet: Living and trading within planetary boundaries
About this event
This October, TechCabal will convene the most audacious players; founders, business leaders, startups, enterprise companies & more building Africa’s dynamic tech scene to network, collaborate, share ideas/insights, and celebrate innovation on the continent.
Prepare to expand your professional network and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for pushing boundaries.
From cutting edge discussions to tech festivals, buffet of exhibitions, investor-pitch showcases and product showcases, there is definitely something for everyone.
Get your tickets now to save a seat.
In 2022, the U.S. experienced 18 separate climate disasters, each costing more than $1 billion in damages. This tally greatly underestimates the true cost of climate change – and its impact on workers. In a new study, the national nonprofit Commonwealth is examining the impact of climate change on workers, their financial security, and, ultimately, the places they work.
Companies have become increasingly cognizant of their impact on climate change in the environment in recent years, but a new area of study is the impact of climate change on workers – and its implications for worker productivity, employers’ bottom lines, and employees’ financial security.
Join us on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. ET to better understand the impact of extreme and unusual weather on workers living on low and moderate incomes – and, in particular, the impact on their financial situations.
In this conversation, our friends at Commonwealth will bring together experts for a first look at this original, new research about the realities of how climate change is currently and will continue to affect workers’ health, well-being, and living situations and host a robust discussion on what actions employers, policymakers, and financial institutions can take to mitigate this impact.
Time: 3:00 PM ET
Berlin, Germany & Digital - 3 DaysSunday
The World Health Summit is the unique international strategic forum for global health. Held annually in Berlin, it brings together stakeholders from politics, science, the private sector, and civil society from around the world to set the agenda for a healthier future by inspiring innovative solutions for better health and well-being for all.
The World Health Summit was founded in 2009 on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. It is traditionally held under the patronage of the German Chancellor, the French President, the President of the European Commission, and the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). President of the World Health Summit is Axel R. Pries, former Dean of Charité.
In addition to the World Health Summit in Berlin, there are annual Regional Meetings and regular Expert Meetings around the world. These meetings are organized by the M8 Alliance, the academic backbone of the World Health Summit.
FIW is a forum for exchanging ideas, research, and perspectives from around the world.
The Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) convenes FIW each year and invites partner organizations to showcase work, share ideas on what’s ahead and engage with the community.