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  • Paris, France - 2 Days
    September 2

    The 3Zero World Forum

    Two days to create a Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty World

    The Sustainable Development event of the season 
    Tired of these months of pandemic and lockdown? Enough of these videoconferences? Looking for concrete action? Then join us at the Palais Brongniart for a sustainable event, under the sign of impact, with spaces for committed and meaningful dialogues, debates, conferences and workshops!
    Concrete solutions for a world with Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty 
    International cooperation and solidarity, local innovations, impact investing, climate action, inclusion of citizens and youth… The 3Zero World Forum focuses on key issues and highlights them by presenting thoughts and initiatives from around the world with a strong social and environmental impact!
    The event is a major meeting point for international change makers from all sectors and places 
    What if the most innovative solutions to the challenges of climate change, poverty and exclusion came from elsewhere? In September, Convergences presents the high impact projects and personalities that have influenced the Forums in Colombia, Greece, Niger, Palestine, the Philippines, Senegal, Tunisia, and many others…
  • Virtual - 3 Days
    September 13

    FinovateFall: Cutting-Edge Fintech in the World’s Financial Capital

    FinovateFall is one of a series of conferences focusing on financial technology (fintech). The event includes demonstrations of new fintech products, networking opportunities and approximately 120 speakers. Although the agenda for this year has yet to be announced, the 2020 agenda included sessions such as Keynote presentations by Pablos Holman, inventor at the Intellectual Ventures Lab; Sarika Sangwan, Global Head of strategy and marketing at Pinterest; and a panel discussion of post-Covid innovation. Details regarding an option to participate virtually are under development.

    Background on Organizer: The Finovate Group, a US-based research firm, began offering events on innovation in the banking and fintech sectors in 2007. It is part of InformaConnect, a UK-based research and events firm.

    Cost: The full fee to attend is USD 1,899. A “demo days” pass, priced at USD 1,499, covers attendance on September 13 and September 14. The “conference day” pass, priced at USD 899, applies to the proceedings on September 15. Discounts are available for groups, representatives of government and those from eligible fintech companies.

    Event Website:

    For more information, you may email register[at] or – when in the US – call +1 888 670 8200. Regarding speaking opportunities, you may contact Laura Maxwell-Bernier at Laura.MaxwellBernier[at] or +44 0 20 7017 7149.

    By Harriet Ritchie, Research Associate

    Sources and Additional Resources

    Finovate homepage

    MicroCapital coverage of FinovateEurope; February 11-13, 2020; Berlin, Germany

    Did you know that MicroCapital publishes the MicroCapital Monitor newspaper monthly? Find out more at

  • Virtual - 2 Days
    September 23

    Impact Investing World Forum

    The Impact Investing World Forum (IIWF) is focused on investments that are in line with concerns such as environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The event will feature speakers from the Big Issue Group, ClearlySo, Goldman Sachs, the MacArthur Foundation, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, UBS (Union Bank of Switzerland) and the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation. Among the sessions are “Driving Impact for the Most Vulnerable,” “Multi-Asset Class Portfolios to Accelerate and Expand Impact Capital,” and “The Imperative for Impact: the Global Context.”

    Background on Organizer: IIWF, based in London, seeks to develop an investment community driven by “social impact.” This includes encouraging dialogue and action relating to the intersection of traditional arenas – such as investment banking, private equity, stock trading, venture capital and wealth management – with newer topics – such as ESG considerations, social finance, social impact bonds, sustainability, venture philanthropy, and emerging technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrency. Financial data on the firm are unavailable.

    Cost: The fee to attend is GPB 1,350 (USD 1,866) plus a value-added tax of 20 percent. This includes in-person or online access to all sessions, networking lunches and teas, membership in a private LinkedIn group, access to presenters’ slides, video recordings of the proceedings, direct interaction with the speakers, and access to the list of delegates. Discounts of over 60 percent are available as of July 7, until a date that has yet to be finalized.

    Event Website:

    For more information, you may email info[at] or call +44 20 8938 3258.

    By Teo Lin-Bianco, Research Associate

    Sources and Additional Resources

    IIWF registration page

    UN Sustainable Development Goals

    Did you know that MicroCapital publishes the MicroCapital Monitor newspaper each month? Find out more at

    Conference, Webinar
  • Virtual - 1 Day
    October 14

    Global Inclusive Growth Summit

    The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and the Aspen Institute proudly present the 2021 Global Inclusive Growth Summit. Join a community of purpose-driven leaders for a day-long summit to take collective action towards rebuilding an economy that works for everyone, everywhere. The Summit will bring together leaders from across sectors to catalyze new partnerships and shine a spotlight on solutions that advance inclusive and sustainable economies around the world.

  • Sweden + Swapcard - 5 Days
    October 18

    IEC 61850 Week 2021

    Driving the rapid replacement of cybersecure IEC 61850 systems within the substation,
    inter-substations, to the control room, and across DER infrastructure

    5-Day Hybrid Conference, Exhibition & Networking Forum
    18-22 October 2021 | Sweden + Swapcard

    The 8th annual IEC 61850 Week 2021 draws together IEC 61850 implementation leaders for
    a week-long review of the latest standardisation developments, pilot project results, large-
    scale implementation experiences, and future application explorations.
    The focus of this year’s programme is on driving the deployment of next generation IEC
    61850 architectures through more efficient specification, engineering, testing, operation,
    and maintenance, as well as innovations in cybersecurity in the context of a more rapid
    replacement strategy.
    Day one kicks off with a hands-on System Specification workshop. Days two to four
    showcase implementation experiences from leading utilities across Europe, Americas, Asia,
    Middle East and Africa. The week wraps up with a deep diving seminar into the
    cybersecurity issues currently impeding the full deployment of IEC 61850, to help utilities
    tighten up their system security today, and leverage the cybersecurity innovations of

    To find out how you can participate as a delegate, sponsor or exhibitor:
    Call: +44 (0)20 8057 1700

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