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  • New York, NY - 1 Day
    Thursday
    February 15
    2018

    Investing for Impact: Risk, return, and the future of the world

    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.

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  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - 1 Day
    Friday
    February 16
    2018

    Driving Financial Inclusion through Digital Solutions: Implications for Sector Players

    FINCA, in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation is organizing a one-day learning and networking event. At this event, FINCA will share insights and learnings from its four-year partnership with the Mastercard Foundation deploying alternative delivery channels in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia. This learning event is being organized with support from Frontline Porter Novelli.

    Event Venue: Serena Hotel [Marquee Tent]

    To register please email Frank or contact Frank at +255 783 211 123 or Brenda at +255 769 187 165.

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  • Bangalore, India - 1 Day
    Friday
    February 16
    2018

    Education | Unconvention 2018

    INSPIRATION, KNOWLEDGE, NETWORKS

    Villgro presents Education|Unconvention, a social enterprise conference bringing together Investors, Social Entrepreneurs, Leaders of Education NGOs, Government dignitaries and other ecosystem players to explore problems facing edupreneurs and to develop the social enterprise ecosystem further.

    What can you expect?

    Sector Specific conversations

    The social enterprise ecosystem is evolving from a generic format to a more sector focused format and Education|Unconvention is embracing this spirit. Each conversation will deeply examine challenges unique to the Education to Employement continuum.

    Innovation as the Solution

    Unconvention seeks to emphasize the importance of innovations and sustainable market based models to solve persistent problems faced in the quest for improvement in the educational outcomes. The core of the conference explores the role of innovation in creating impact at the bottom of the pyramid while building sustainable enterprises

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  • Istanbul, Turkey - 3 Days
    Sunday
    February 18
    2018

    World Business Angels Investment Forum 2018

    The WBAF Annual Conference 2018 will focus on angel investors partnering with family offices and wealth management institutions. Start-ups, scale-ups and angel investors will be able to connect at the TAKE INVEST SUMMIT. The CEO-PRENEURSHIP SUMMIT will focus on transforming CEOs into angel investors, while the FINTECH SUMMIT will deal with issues of financial inclusion and ways to democratise access to finance. And don’t miss the opportunity generate innovative ideas to mobilise private and public capital for the social good at the IMPACT INVESTMENT SUMMIT.

    As a global organisation, the World Business Angels Investment Forum brings together key players of the equity market to discuss the benefits of and the challenges to the angel investment community’s achieving successful growth for their businesses and to discuss what more can be done to connect the early-stage market ecosystem.

    In the wake of the global economic crisis, it was far from easy to reach out for any kind of finance, smart or otherwise.The World Business Angels Investment Forum focuses on developing innovative financial instruments for entrepreneurs and SMEs as a part of its global agenda.

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  • Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu - 4 Days
    Monday
    February 19
    2018

    Customer Centricity: Enabling Financial Choices and Positive Outcomes for Low-Income Customers

    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 SPTFCGAPDvara 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.

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  • Mamallapuram, India - 4 Days
    Monday
    February 19
    2018

    2018 Customer Centricity Learning Event

    Customer-centric business models are an essential way to serve the unique needs of poor people. For financial service providers, investors and policymakers committed to reaching people at the base of the economic pyramid, this event shares the latest knowledge on what works in providing low-income customers with the economic opportunities and resources they need to improve their lives.

    CUSTOMER CENTRICITY

    Enabling Financial Choices and Positive Outcomes for Low-Income Customers

    February 19-22, 2018  |  Radisson Blu Temple Bay  |  Mamallapuram,  India

    This year’s event is jointly organized by SPTFCGAPDvara and LeapFrog Investments. 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.

    A preliminary agenda for the 2018 Customer Centric Learning Event and SPTF Annual Meeting is provided here. The agenda is also posted to the registration site, where you can sign-up for sessions.

     

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  • Scotts Valley, CA - 3 Days
    Tuesday
    February 20
    2018

    The World Changing Women’s Summit

    We’ve seen firsthand how an inspired band of powerful women are leading the way within the conscious business movement, working hard and smart to not only shatter glass ceilings but to build a better, more just and beautiful world for everyone through the power of business.

    It’s time to gather these change agents in one place. We are CEOs, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs. We are investors and changemakers, movers and shakers, dreamers and doers. It’s time to join voices and forces, share stories and resources, eat and drink, laugh and cry together — and support each other as we change the world.

    We’re already strong. Together, we can be unstoppable.

    What to Expect at the Summit

    An intimate, rejuvenative, and deeply connective experience. We’re curating a powerhouse group of female leaders to share wisdom, find inspiration, and connect around best practices for leading and thriving in the conscious business world. The best and brightest will gather for three days to have real conversations about critical topics such as:

    • Developing yourself as a truly authentic, conscious leader
    • Scaling your company while both staying sane and true to your values
    • Bringing more purpose into your work
    • Developing thriving and inclusive cultures at work
    • Best practices for raising capital
    • Tools for resilience in the face of challenging circumstances
    • Creating more impact in the world

    FAQs

    Does the price of the ticket include accommodations?

    • The price of the ticket does not include accommodations, but it does include three-days of programming and meals. Lodging at 1440 Multiversity will need to be booked separately. Please go directly to consciouscompanymedia.com/womens-summit/attendee-information for information on booking your rooms.

    Are tickets refundable?

    • Yes, all tickets are refundable up to 30 days prior to the event.

    I’d like to be a speaker at the event. Are you still accepting applications?

    • We are at capacity for speakers for the event. However, please send an email to WCWS@consciouscomag.com with your proposed topic that you are on fire to speak about, and we will be sure to take it into consideration.

    For further questions, please reach out to WCWS@consciouscomag.com

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  • Hyderabad, India - 1 Day
    Friday
    February 23
    2018

    Agribusiness | Unconvention 2018

    INSPIRATION, KNOWLEDGE, NETWORKS

    Villgro presents Unconvention|Agri-business, a sector-centric social enterprise conference designed to unearth and inspire social entrepreneurs and in turn grow the social enterprise movement deeper in India. Unconvention focuses on building pipeline, inspiring, discovering and nurturing social enterprises that have the potential for high impact on the lives of the poor while activating nationwide eco-systems and stakeholders in the sector.

    What can you expect?

    Sector Specific conversations

    The social enterprise ecosystem is evolving from a generic format to a more sector focused format and Unconvention|Agriculture is embracing this spirit. Each conversation will deeply examine challenges unique to the agriculture industry and allied sub-sectors in India.

    Innovation as the Solution

    Unconvention seeks to emphasize the importance of product innovation and sustainable market based models to solve persistent problems facing Indian farmers. The core of the conference explores the role of innovation in creating impact at the bottom of the pyramid while building sustainable enterprises

    In focus: Farmer

    In addition to various stakeholders from the industry including impact investors, government representatives, industry experts and entrepreneurs; Unconvention brings together farmers to share their perspective on the need of the hour and the effect of recent innovations on their lives.

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