Join us for our monthly Accelerator Stand-up Call held on the fourth Thursday of every month and graciously hosted by Ryan Ross of Halcyon Incubator!
Emerging from the Accelerating the Accelerators (AtA) Collective Impact Project (CIP) on the topic of ongoing communications, Conveners.org launched a regular monthly half-hour accelerator call in March 2016 to spark a strong sense of community and mutual exchange among impact accelerators.
Through the calls, we provide accelerators with a vital means of connecting with each other regularly for peer support in (but not limited to) the following areas:
- identifying tried-and-true advice on solutions, tools, resources, best practices;
- introductions for face-to-face meetings particularly when planning a trip; and
- drawing attention to interesting developments in the social enterprise space looking six months out.
Join the world’s brightest thinkers and most influential sustainability leaders for an unparalleled look into the pressing challenges, emerging trends and biggest opportunities in sustainable business today.
Sustainability leaders from the world’s largest companies gather each year at the GreenBiz forum to explore pressing challenges and emerging opportunities in sustainable business.
The event offers a rich blend of presentations, workshops and networking opportunities framed by the State of Green Business report, GreenBiz Group’s award-winning annual research report, analyzing key sustainability metrics and trends. Attendees return from GreenBiz both inspired by what’s possible and ready to tackle their organization’s greatest sustainability challenges.
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.
Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu - 4 DaysMonday
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 SPTF, CGAP, Dvara 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.
Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital, Barcelona, 26 February – 1 March 2018.
Industry leaders will gather, network, showcase, and exchange ideas – and you don’t want to miss it. Make your plans now to see how Mobile is Creating a Better Future.
Mobile World Congress is the world’s biggest and best mobile industry event comprising of a massive exhibition, an award-winning conference, amazing networking opportunities, partner programmes, the Glomo Awards, 4YFN and much, much more. A B2B event for anyone and everyone in mobile and those in adjacent industries who want to discover how mobile technology can benefit their industries.
MWC is so much more than just a show, it showcases how mobile is changing the foundation of the world today and creating a better future. And if you think about it, in this super-connected universe it’s hard to think of a business that doesn’t have a mobile component. Just about anyone will find relevant learning and networking opportunities to make the trip to Barcelona worthwhile.
In 2016, we declared that Mobile is Everything. Building on that notion in 2017, we proclaimed that Mobile is The Next Element by showcasing how the phenomenon of mobile is changing the foundation of today’s world. And now we look at how mobile is inventing novel ideas and inspiration for tomorrow.
Mobile World Congress 2018 will showcase how the foundation of today’s world is creating a better future. You don’t want to miss it.
Join ANDE in Nairobi this February for two days of conversations focused on emerging practices in measurement, practical strategies for adoption, and lessons from your peers who are supporting small and growing businesses in emerging markets.RegistrationANDE members: $125Non-members: $350Scholarships are available to cover lodging and registration costs; read below for more details.Why attend?“I feel like I’ve found a kindred group of highly intelligent, driven individuals who care deeply aboutmeasuring the impact of the work of not only their own organizations but of the sector at-large.”Intimate Conversations. With a max of 80 participants all grappling with questions of impact assessment, conversations are focused, intimate, and fun.Practical. We move conversations beyond theory to demonstrate real examples of what works (and what doesn’t work).Transparent and Open. We ask that all participants come prepared not just to learn, but to share their expertise.Why Nairobi?After 8 years, this is the first year that Metrics from the Ground Up will be hosted outside Washington, DC. ANDE is partnering with DFID to build the capacity of impact investors, social entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial support organizations working in sub-Saharan Africa to measure their social and environmental performance. Metrics from the Ground Up Nairobi is an opportunity to bring together all these players for two days of learning and collaboration. We are excited for this opportunity to live up to the event’s name: we aspire to tackle global impact measurement challenges from the ground up.Event VenueThe event will be held at Raddison Blu hotel in Nairobi. Check back soon for a list of recommended hotels.Travel ScholarshipsThere are scholarship funds available for ANDE members in good standing who need financial support to cover the cost of registration and lodging in Nairobi. Apply here by August 4, 2017. Only ANDE members are eligible to apply, and first priority will be given to members from sub-Saharan Africa who are not based in Nairobi.In addition, ANDE members may nominate staff of their portfolio companies to attend. In the application form, please indicate how these entrepreneurs or staff of small and growing businesses would both improve the event, and benefit from attending.
Sankalp Forum and Intellecap are bringing together the best entrepreneurs from Africa and Asia to find new ideas and solutions that aim to deliver on the ambitious opportunity that the (SDGs) outline” – Business for Sustainable Development Commission. Globally, the private sector stands to contribute up to USD 12T and 380M jobs by aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals. Entrepreneurship and Innovation will be critical in unlocking these opportunities. For instance, solutions to affordable housing could create over 13 million jobs and in Africa alone, SDGs are likely to generate over USD 1.1T in market value and 85M jobs by 2030. As an open platform, Sankalp Forum is committed to driving a forward-looking Agenda with specific focus on the challenges and opportunities that are unique to the African continent. Join us as we celebrate and champion innovation, entrepreneurship, and impact investing for sustainable and inclusive Africa.
What is Global Money Week (GMW)?
GMW, a CYFI initiative, is an annual financial awareness campaign built to inspire children and young people to learn about money matters, livelihoods and entrepreneurship.
What is the goal?
We believe that today’s children and youth should become empowered economic citizens, capable of understanding the importance of saving, and equipped with the skills to be employed and create their own livelihoods. We want young people to learn to manage their money wisely. By empowering children and youth, we can help them create a positive wave that will expand from themselves, to their families and to entire communities.
Why is it important?
GMW is important because children and youth are the next generation of changemakers. They are tomorrow’s business leaders, politicians, parents, teachers. They unlock their potential when they believe in themselves.
When is GMW?
GMW is held in March each year. GMW2018 will take place from 12 – 18 March 2018.
Previous GMWs have reached:
- 2017 – 7.8 million children & youth, 137 countries, 23,738 organizations, over 72,759 activities;
- 2016 – 7 million children & youth, 132 countries, 13,950 organizations, over 33,278 activities;
- 2015 – 5.6 million children & youth, 124 countries, 962 organizations, over 3000 activities;
- 2014 – 3 million children & youth, 118 countries, 490 organizations, over 2000 activities;
- 2013 – 1 million children & youth, 80 countries, 400 organizations;
- 2012 – 33 000 children & youth, 21 countries (Child Finance Day/Week).
Where is GMW happening?
Everywhere. GMW is an international Week, with many events, activities, projects, launches and competitions taking place in over 130 countries.
Who can participate?
Anybody. Anywhere. Whether you represent a community, company or country. Whether you are an individual, a group or an entire population – we encourage everyone who believes in investing in the next generation to participate.
What happens during GMW?
GMW facilitates different types of events and activities to spark and excitement around learning and economic savvy. Examples are:
- Dialogues with policy makers.
- Interactive financial education workshops
- Guest speakers and panels on financial inclusion of young people.
- Visits to banks, parliament, stock exchanges, money museums, local businesses and global corporate companies.
- Open market events
- Financial education games and savings competitions.
- Drawing, photo, essay and video contests on ‘Money Matters Matter’