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  • Washington, DC / Virtual - 1 Day
    October 21

    Global Inclusive Growth Summit

    At the Center, we’ve put our own spin on the oft-cited maxim about the importance of partnership in shaping progress: If you want to go wide, go with government. If you want to go deep, go with NGOs and researchers. If you want to go fast, go with the private sector. But if you want to go far, go together.

    On Monday, October 21, the Center and the Aspen Institute will co-host the inaugural Global Inclusive Growth Summit to spur new transformative partnerships. A one-day event, the Summit will bring together purpose-driven leaders, thinkers, change-makers and innovators to shine a spotlight on data-driven and commercially scalable solutions to advance sustainable and equitable growth around the world.

    The line-up of speakers and moderators includes Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State; Ajay Banga, president and CEO of Mastercard; Tina Brown, founder of Women in the World; Neville Crawley, CEO of Kiva; Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education; Mark Green, administrator, USAID; Anne Finucane, vice chairman, Bank of America; Andrea Jung, CEO, Grameen America; Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans; Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company; Dan Porterfield, president and CEO, Aspen Institute; Rajiv Shah, president, Rockefeller Foundation; Chetna Sinha, founder, Mann Deshi Bank and Foundation, among others.

    Throughout the Summit, attendees, the Center and the Aspen Institute will announce major commitments and partnerships.

    The event will be live-streamed on October 21 starting at 9 a.m. Eastern Time. We hope you’ll mark your calendar to watch from the Summit homepage and join the conversation at #GlobalIGS. We invite you to weigh in on the Summit discussions and tell us why inclusive growth is important to you and the most promising partnerships and solutions in your region or area of work.

    Watch live here on October 21.

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  • Dhaka, Bangladesh - 1 Day
    November 4

    Building Resilience: Inclusive Insurance in Managing Climate and Disaster Risk in Asia

    Join our discussions next month in Dhaka, Bangladesh as leaders from the public and private sector put their heads together to take action by developing insurance solutions to increase the resilience of low-income households in Asia, who are among the most vulnerable to climate and disaster risk in the world.

    Bangladesh – host country of the 17th Consultative Forum on 4 November 2019, to be held alongside the 15th International Conference on Inclusive Insurance (15th IMC) – is acutely exposed to tropical cyclones. In 2017 Cyclone Mora displaced half a million people in coastal areas and damaged 20,000 homes in refugee camps. Low-lying Pacific islands such as Fiji, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Vanuatu have already witnessed the first exodus of climate refugees.

    Against this background, the 17th Consultative Forum will bring together insurance companies, digital providers, policymakers and regulators to discuss how to reduce the protection gap – the difference between insured and uninsured economic losses – in climate risk and natural catastrophe insurance. Jointly organised by the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii), Microinsurance Network (MiN) and InsuResilience Global Partnership, and hosted by the Bangladesh Insurance Association (BIA) and Munich Re Foundation, the Consultative Forum aims to answer one crucial question: What are the roles and responsibilities of each stakeholder to reduce the protection gap in climate risk/nat cat insurance and what are the urgent steps that they have to adopt to make this happen?

    The 17th Consultative Forum is a must-attend event for insurance regulators and supervisors, policymakers, insurers, reinsurers, brokers, climate change experts, aggregators, and international development professionals. Key themes include: why does the protection gap exist and why does it matter?; what barriers do both the private and the public sectors need to overcome to build the resilience of vulnerable households and small businesses?; which innovative approaches have been addressing vulnerability to climate change and building resilience to shocks at scale?; and how can sovereign insurance and microinsurance reinforce and not undermine one another?

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  • Detroit, MI - 3 Days
    October 24

    Net Impact National Conference

    The Net Impact Annual Conference is coming to Detroit Oct 24-26, 2019.

    Net Impact inspires and equips emerging leaders to build a more just and sustainable world. This organization is a leadership accelerator for future changemakers. The national conference has taken place at different locations across the USA over the years, so having it in Detroit is a can’t-miss opportunity for you to network and hear from world class social impact leaders like:

    • Suzanne Fallender, Director of CSR for Intel
    • Fred Keller founder of Cascade Engineering
    • Iqbal Qadir, founder of Grameen Phone
    • Seth Goldman, Chairman of Beyond Meat and Honest Tea
    • Devita Davison Founder of FoodLab Detroit
    • Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand
    • and many others!

    Having this many leaders in corporate social responsibility, sustainability, social entrepreneurship and public policy under one roof right in our own back yard is really an opportunity that doesn’t come along very often.

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  • Dakar, Senegal - 2 Days
    November 29

    2nd African Islamic Fintech Summit

    The International Islamic Finance Training Institute (IIFTI) and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) member of the IsDB Group, and in collaboration with Tamweel Africa Holding (TAH), are organizing the 2nd  African Islamic Fintech Summit (SAIFI) on the 29 – 30 November 2019 at Radisson Blu Dakar Sea Plaza – Senegal

    The event titled “African Financial Inclusion in the Digital Era”, serves as a Reverse linkage platform to  enhance the entrepreneurship ecosystem and  to contribute to the African Digital Financial Inclusion Agenda. African financial institutions and Economic Decision Makers are invited to explore

    African financial institutions, Economic Decision Makers and Fintech operators are invited to explore and expose the latest  FinTech solutions and innovative idea(s).

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  • Philadelphia, PA - 1 Day
    November 7

    U.S.-Côte d’Ivoire:Prosper Africa Business Development Forum, Philadelphia

    The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Côte d’Ivoire Economic Promotion Office will host the first Prosper Africa Business Development Forum in Philadelphia with event partner The African and Caribbean Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (ACBC).

    To deepen regional trading relationships, Côte d’Ivoire Economic Promotion Service will lead a delegation of businesses to Philadelphia . The delegation seeks American business partners for work in sectors including: Health Care, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Education, Energy, and building the country’s Infrastructure. In addition, there is the opportunity for U.S. companies to compete for projects funded by Millennium Challenge Corporation, USAID and other U.S. Government Agencies.

    If you are asking “Where to get started, what you should do, and where to go next” and want to learn about exciting opportunities in West Africa, join us for presentations and one-on-one meetings with Côte d’Ivoire businesses to explore international business opportunities.

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  • Denver, CO - -729 Days
    March 31

    Impact Capitalism Summit

    Big Path Capital will host the 16th Impact Capitalism Summit on Denver on March 31 – April 1, 2020. ICS is one of the longest-running series of convenings for investors focused on maximizing impact and maximizing return.

    Impact Capitalism Summits offer a curated, thought-provoking, and actionable agenda designed to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and encourage collaboration in a unique environment that captures the imagination and inspires participation. Participants hear from prominent family offices, institutional investors, and influential foundations about what is driving their impact investment decision-making in 2019 and experience an exciting lineup of discussions, debates, and performances.

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  • Luxembourg - 3 Days
    November 20

    European Microfinance Week 2019

    European Microfinance Week, organised by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), is a key industry event hosting high level and in-depth discussions by all sectors of the financial inclusion community working worldwide. Welcoming 500 professionals each year, it’s a unique meeting point and an excellent forum for networking. The unparalleled three day event attracts leading experts, opinion-leaders and policy-makers to its plenaries and workshop sessions tackling front line topics.

    Don’t miss out on the chance to engage with other top industry professionals, keep on top of the most recent innovations, trends & opportunities in the inclusive finance sector and attend the ceremony for the European Microfinance Award.

    NextBillion will be a media sponsor at the event, offering special coverage.

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  • San Francisco - 4 Days
    October 22


    SOCAP is the leading gathering of global changemakers addressing the world’s toughest challenges through market-based solutions.

    SOCAP19 will host over 150 sessions featuring over 500 speakers from across sectors, issue areas and geographies.

    Convened by Social Capital Markets, a network of investors, entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders addressing the world’s toughest challenges through market-based solutions, SOCAP is dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good. SOCAP emphasizes cross-sector convening and gathers voices across a broad spectrum to achieve unexpected yet impactful connections. From the leading edge to established players, it brings together global innovators, investors, foundations, governments, institutions and social entrepreneurs to build the world we want to leave to future generations.

    NextBillion readers can get a $250 discount until Oct. 4 with the code MP_NextBillion.

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