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  • Zurich, Switzerland - 3 Days
    Wednesday
    September 9
    2020

    Impact Investment & Blended Finance for Development Agencies and Foundations

    To use public funds more effectively and mobilize private investment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has become a key concern of many development agencies and donor organizations. While the idea to create blended finance models is compelling, one specific approach holds particular promise: empowering high-impact enterprises with market-based solutions to scale and deliver positive impact in a sustainable way – a bottom-up approach.

    This actionable, practice-driven program is specifically designed for providers of public or philanthropic funding, who strive to maximize the impact of their grants or investments and want to be on top of the most innovative solutions and trends.It includes outstanding lecturers, features inspiring live cases and received exceptional feedbacks in several program runs since inception in 2018. The three-day program will provide valuable insights on strategies and instruments to “leverage” own resources by blending it with private investment for small and growing businesses in developing and emerging countries. It will also shed light on the whole spectrum of finance for impact and international development.

    A specific focus will be on catalytic financing tools that are able to attract additional capital for high-impact enterprises. The program is organized by the Initiative for Blended Finance at the University of Zurich, with program partners Roots of Impact, University of Zurich Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth, and Convergence.

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  • Maputo, Mozambique - 2 Days
    Wednesday
    September 23
    2020

    Mondato Summit Africa 2020

    Mondato Summit Africa was created in 2014 to offer clarity amid a chaotic and constantly changing industry. It is an exclusive executive event focused on thought leadership in the emerging Digital Finance and FinTech space. With a content-rich, interactive format, Mondato Summits squarely aim at driving the DFC space forward and its stakeholders to engage in it more successfully.

    Mondato Summit Africa offers a venue for industry leaders to learn from experts and peers in an intimate setting. Mondato lends its expertise with specialized content and adroit facilitation to encourage substantive conversations and collaborative problem solving. The intensity and interactivity of the proceedings foster the formation of natural, foundational relationships between participants.

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  • Maputo, Mozambique - 2 Days
    Wednesday
    September 23
    2020

    Mondato Summit Africa

    NOTE: The Mondato Summit Africa was rescheduled to Sept. 23-24.

    Created in 2014, Mondato Summit Africa was created to offer clarity in the chaotic and constantly changing digital finance and FinTech industry. It is an executive thought leadership event with a content-rich, interactive format aimed at driving the space forward through dialogue, partnerships and knowledge.

    Pillars for the digitization of economies are being put into place across Sub-Saharan Africa. Still very much a mobile-first region, the continent is positioned as a leader in financial inclusion initiatives, with several markets on the forefront of establishing use cases for adoption of digital finance. But there is growing concern, and some empirical evidence, that though populations are becoming more ‘digitally included’, their lives are not necessarily improving financially. By some accounts, the fintech industry is expected to increase Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP by upwards of $150 billion by 2022. In order to achieve this, however, the focus may need to become more tailored to a range of user segments, such as urban and rural areas, SME and micro businesses, to women and migrants.

    Fundamental questions exist: How best to identify and develop viable use cases, which will be deemed by the target segment to deliver appreciable? Are partnership models for fintech too flimsy or complex; and what might new alliances look like? How can progress and impact of these services be measured and optimized? Our host market, Mozambique, has a growing fintech sector, though its digital financial services ecosystem is still in the early stages of development.

    Held in partnership with Financial Sector Deepening Mozambique (FSDMoç) and ARECOM, the seventh annual Mondato Summit Africa, the region’s premier digital finance thought leadership event, will showcase new and exciting use cases across sectors, and address the need to innovate and collaborate in order to drive the next wave of financial.

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  • Zurich, Switzerland - 2 Days
    Monday
    October 5
    2020

    38th TBLI Conference

    Explore investment opportunities and learn about latest trends in the ESG & Impact Investing!

    The 38th TBLI CONFERENCE will be held in Zurich, Switzerland

    What to expect

    • A carefully curated program tailored for both ESG and Impact Investors
    • Practical Workshops with case studies, market analysis and lessons learned
    • Interactive TBLI Masterclasses on opportunities, innovation and risks
    • High-Level Plenary Sessions with seasoned ESG investors, entrepreneurs, CSR and SRI specialists
    • Entrepreneur Pitching Salon featuring pre-qualified businesses
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  • Washington, DC - 1 Day
    Monday
    October 26
    2020

    Women in Global Development Leadership Forum

    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.

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