Climate change will reshape every aspect of the global economy, from politics to migration, financing to supply chains. Markets are demanding greater transparency on the climate risks that firms face. So, too, are regulators: in 2019 the Bank of England announced plans for climate stress tests for banks. Such demands will only increase.
Over five days, The Economist will ask what role governments and central banks should play in embedding climate-change data into financial decision-making. How can companies overcome the first-mover disadvantage associated with publishing their risk exposures? Does technology reinvent the rules of risk management? And how can the public and private sectors work together to combat what has become the greatest risk of all?
Our climate-risk content
The Economist has called for a clear-headed approach to tackling the complex issues around climate change. We have explored the urgency of managing climate risk across our events, newspaper and fortnightly newsletters.
New for 2020
Climate change has a significant impact across a wide range of industries, causing a series of transitional, legal and financial risks. After the success of its inaugural summit in 2019, Climate Risk Virtual Week will feature critical global insights from industry leaders on how to better measure, manage, mitigate and report climate-related risks.
The programme will explore the unique opportunity which the pandemic has provided to governments and businesses to speed up the transition to a low carbon economy. In addition, participants will hear about multiple risks, assess evolving regulatory and disclosure frameworks. We explore the role of climate-related data and the new road to COP26.
With the virtual format this year, we plan to host more than 600 attendees across the week with an even broader geographic range than before. Climate Risk Virtual Week will be a premier forum bringing together corporates and public-sector executives to discuss and debate the current state of climate risk and accelerating future action. We provide a platform to better assess climate risks, providing financial and systematic level stability.
Time: 1 PM – 5 PM BST / 8 AM – 12 PM EST
Financial Inclusion Week (FIW) is an annual gathering of the global community working to advance inclusive finance.
Convened by the Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI), an independent think tank housed at Accion, FIW 2020 will be organized around CFI’s four strategic priorities:
Data Opportunities and Risks for Financial Inclusion
Women’s Financial Inclusion
Financial Services for Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Risk
Read more about CFI’s new strategy here and check back soon for more updates on the upcoming event.
The Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) is an independent think tank housed at Accion that works to better serve, protect and empower clients. They learn, test and share insights; promote concrete solutions; and advocate for inclusive, responsible finance that helps – not harms – individuals. They collaborate with stakeholders globally to achieve our goal of enabling 3 billion people who are left out of – or poorly served by – the financial sector to improve their lives.
With a growing number of Fintech platforms and increased digitalization infiltrating the microfinance industry, the pressure to adapt and implement these technologies in order to stay competitive and innovative puts MFIs to the test. While some microfinance industries excel at digitalization, others struggle to keep up. Part of the challenge of technological transformation is the widespread skepticism of leaving behind traditional operations to adopt more digital ways of working. How well the industry has adapted to these changes and challenges varies from region to region and opens a multitude of possibilities to learn and start shifting from the basics to more complex areas of digitalization.
Changing social expectations, like increased gender equality, and unprecedented external factors, like the outbreak of COVID-19, have major influences on the operational success of MFIs around the APAC region and have become common points of concern. This conference will be a platform for experts and industry professionals operating within microfinance to convene, network, and share knowledge and experiences. The common themes and topics of discussion will include the difficulties of digitalization and key trends for microfinance industry-players, challenging traditional working systems and innovating, and becoming more agile to changing external factors.
This year, join us at SOCAP Virtual: A Global Impact Summit, the leading virtual gathering of global changemakers addressing the world’s toughest challenges through market-based solutions.
- Democratize content more than ever before. SOCAP Open launches next week! Stay tuned for themes and get ready to submit your ideas. Your imagination is truly the limit on session formats. Check out our virtual event formats for ideas.
- Smaller virtual events and formats will allow you to really dig into a theme by having access to live and recorded content before, during, and after the main event.
- The SOCAP Social Entrepreneur Scholarship application process will open in June. Be inspired and learn from enterprises around the world.
- Connect, radically collaborate, and catalyze with many of the leading organizations in the impact investing community, mission-driven companies, and corporations seeking to move the needle and inspire greater investment in positive impact.
- Participate with innovators, thought leaders, businesses, and investors from around the world in connection opportunities ranging from intimate fireside chats to virtual workshops.
- Join the Digital Pavilion with interactive sponsor booths and a robust marketplace.
- Networking opportunities in one-on-one and small meeting formats, hosted by a partner or on your own.
- Local watch parties. Our hope is that by this fall we will be able to gather in smaller groups. Activate and mobilize local impact ecosystems by beaming SOCAP Virtual to your community. Updates with details and opportunities coming soon.
Attending the Women in Global Development Leadership Forum is a life-changing experience.
On Oct 26, 2020, 400 women and men will converge in Washington DC for the third edition of this unique global event.
When you attend, you can expect a full day of inspiring, interactive sessions with one singular focus: to increase the power and influence of women and diverse leaders in the global development sector.
Join us for a collaborative experience and participate in conversations that address some of the most significant challenges of our time.
This year’s conference will engage hundreds of practitioners from around the world in disruptive collaboration to unlearn, learn and take collective action.
Our flagship event, the SEEP Annual Conference gathers leading global thinkers and doers, at the forefront of economic inclusion and social empowerment efforts across the world. The SEEP Annual Conference is a unique forum where we debate bold ideas and learn openly from our failures, and challenge our own assumptions to build the next generation of development solutions in and beyond market systems.
The SEEP Annual Conference will be very different this year. In response to the rapidly evolving global crisis and with our steadfast commitment to creating a meaningful and safe experience for our community, we know that the in-person 3-day conference model of years past will not be possible this year. We have decided to move to an entirely online forum with enhanced interaction and dynamic learning spaces, taking place on October 26-30, 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the social and economic upheaval it has caused, has resulted in deep uncertainty and has accelerated SEEP’s own journey of becoming a more agile network and team. The 2020 conference theme, Disruptive Collaboration: navigating a radically uncertain world, embodies this discomfort.
Sankalp was initiated in India in 2009 by Intellecap to create a thriving ecosystem for business-led solutions to achieve the UN SDG Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 across the Global South.
Over the past 11 years, Sankalp has built one of the world’s largest impact enterprise focused platforms that has showcased and discovered 1,800+ entrepreneurs through 22 editions of its flagship summits and has connected them to over 600 investors. Sankalp has enabled entrepreneurs to raise over USD 270 million in funding and disbursed $870 K in cash grants.
Sankalp also engages with governments, corporations, influential platforms like the G7 and G20, media and civil society to drive a paradigm shift in inclusive development approaches. Sankalp’s core is the entrepreneur and it uses the framework of knowledge, capital & networks to create an enabling ecosystem for their success.
Designed for the global electric power & energy industry, POWER WEEK ASIA provides 5 days of networking opportunities, consisting of 2-day conference as the focal event, 6 supplementary workshops, multiple case studies, expert views, and valuable insights on market outlook.
Meet your industry peers from electricity regulators, national power companies, renewable & IPPs, investors and suppliers – all at one platform. It would serve as an opportunity to engage with top industry players from around the globe. With the vast range of participants at this exclusive event, learn about the success strategies and pitfalls of well-known power projects, through our intense case studies. With valuable insights on power market economics, policy & regulations, technology transfer, environmental impacts, fuel supply sources, renewable / hydro / gas to power developments, PPAs, investment & financing, energy efficiency, smart grid, energy storage, power contracts and many more from C-level expert speakers & attendees, POWER WEEK ASIA is certainly an event not to be missed!