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  • Virtual - 4 Days
    Monday
    May 30
    2022

    World Justice Forum 2022

    The World Justice Forum 2022 will take place Monday, May 30 – Thursday, June 2, 2022, in The Hague, Netherlands and online.Please note that interpretation will be available at the World Justice Forum 2022 in French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian for plenary sessions and World Justice Challenge showcases, and in French and Spanish for online working sessions.

    The complex political, social, and economic effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic have dramatically underscored the importance of building just, open, and accountable governance for all. As rule of law performance continues to deteriorate around the world, however, communities are falling further behind the ambitious goal to “leave no one behind,” set by government leaders in the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In particular, the COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated the longstanding structural inequalities and governance weaknesses that threaten progress. If communities are to achieve a just recovery, withstand the next shock, and fulfill the promise of sustainable development for all, they must strengthen the rule of law.

    To build fairer, healthier, and more peaceful communities, we need a comprehensive rule of law agenda to tackle the root causes of societies’ persistent inability to deliver a dignified life for all. Such a multi-faceted agenda should include:

    1) guaranteeing fair and effective access to justice for all;
    2) ensuring open and accountable government and combating the corruption that cheats people of basic necessities; and
    3) eliminating systemic discrimination and exclusion through the implementation of just laws that protect fundamental rights and equal treatment.

    The World Justice Project and its partners will convene the World Justice Forum 2022 with hundreds of rule of law actors from around the world in The Hague and online for three days of agenda-setting, learning, and action on these themes to ensure the path of recovery from COVID-19 is just and that progress toward achieving the SDGs gets back on track.

    If you are attending in-person, please review local restrictions in place for travelers arriving in The Netherlands: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/checklist-entry

     

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  • Virtual - 2 Days
    Friday
    June 3
    2022

    Third Virtual Subsistence Marketplaces Conference

    THE POST-PANDEMIC “NEW” NORMAL IN SUBSISTENCE MARKETPLACES?

    Submission Requirements

    As we hope for the end of the two-year long pandemic, the Third Virtual Subsistence Marketplaces Conference is themed around the post-COVID “new” normal in subsistence marketplaces.

    We aim for interdisciplinary, intersector conversations about how this “new” normal is expected for a broad range of low-income consumers, entrepreneurs, communities and marketplaces around the world. Some of the topics we aim to discuss include but are not restricted to the following:

    • Health care practices
    • Entrepreneurship transformation
    • Consumer behavior adaptation
    • Environmental sustainability consequences
    • Academic research practice transformation
    • Educational trends
    • Business practices

    Our interactive, immersive virtual forum will be themed around envisioning a new normal in a post-pandemic world that addresses stark inequalities locally and globally in subsistence marketplaces. The conference purposefully includes a blend of virtual interviews with subsistence consumers and entrepreneurs in different countries, plenary sessions, participatory workshops, special topical sessions and presentations of papers submitted in response to this call. Academics, students, social entrepreneurs, policymakers, and business and nonprofit practitioners are encouraged to submit abstracts of individual presentations, sessions or workshops.

    The conference will also provide a forum for the new journal and web portal – Subsistence Marketplaces. The purpose is to create a space for the unique bottom-up approach from micro-level foundations that this stream of work represents. Details are available here and here and partially listed below.

    Abstracts for individual presentations or sessions (1,000 words max) are due March 13, 2022 to subsistencemarketplaces@gmail.com.

    Submissions for Journal Review for New Journal on Subsistence Marketplaces

    A special issue or a special section of the recently launched journal titled Subsistence Marketplaces is likely to be published based primarily on articles developed from research presented at the conference and submitted to the review process. However, submission to the special issue will also be open to research not presented at the conference. Prior conferences have led to a book (Advances in International Management series by Elsevier in 2007), and special issues/sections of journals (Journal of Business ResearchJournal of MacromarketingJournal of Marketing ManagementJournal of Public Policy and Marketing, Journal of Consumer Affairs). Further details will be available as they are finalized. A tentative schedule is as follows.

    Submission Deadlines for Full Drafts

    • September 30, 2022: Deadline for paper submission after incorporation of comments from conference participants and conference chairs
    • November 30, 2022: Feedback to authors after peer review
    • January 31, 2023: Deadline for revised submission
    • May 31, 2023: Final deadline for subsequent revisions
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  • CONRAD | Washington, DC - 2 Days
    Tuesday
    June 7
    2022

    Social Innovation Summit

    Social Innovation Summit is a global social impact community. Our annual events and experiences welcome the greatest innovators, changemakers, wayward thinkers, and black swans to come together to make real and lasting change towards social good. These events are magnets for people who think differently, act differently, and want to expand and disrupt models.

    If we are obsessed with anything, it is great people. Where most bring together luminaries to explore the next big idea. Our platform provides numerous engagement opportunities annually, bringing together those hungry not just to talk about the next big thing, but to build it.

    Register today with the code NextBillion for a 30% discount.

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  • CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa - 2 Days
    Wednesday
    June 8
    2022

    Enlit Africa

    Bringing together everything and everyone needed to advance Africa’s energy transition.
    We’re back and we can’t wait to see you in person again! Enlit Africa, formerly African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, is the only exhibition and conference in the region that brings together the entire power, energy and water value chain. Join us from 7 – 9 June 2022 for three days of facilitated matchmaking, conference seminars and access to world-class products and solutions.

    Knowledge is power

    The most valuable currency in the energy sector today is knowledge. And knowledge only has any worth if it is shared.By attending Enlit Africa, you will gain free access to three days packed with strategic conference sessions and technical workshops. Enlit Africa offers you the chance to learn and discover practical knowledge to help advance your career and organization. We will bring you face-to-face with the best thought-leaders, innovators and disruptors in the energy sector and beyond.

    Networking

    At Enlit Africa you will meet the people you most need to know – and those you didn’t realise you needed to know.We offer facilitated matchmaking to help connect you with the right contacts as well as dedicated networking areas, meet and greets with (international) delegations and social events.Don’t be a bystander in the energy transition: be a participant.

    World-class products and solutions

    Connect with the world’s leading products and services providers, all under one roof. Enlit Africa is the only event of its kind to offer solutions from across the power, energy and water value chain.You’ll have the opportunity to do a year’s worth of business meetings in just three days.

    Register your interest

    Be the first to know when registration goes live. Simply register your interest and we’ll keep you up to date with the latest information about the live event.Register your interest

    Looking to do business?

    We know times are tough and budgets are tight. But you still need to bring in those sales leads. We make it easy to stretch your budget to make the maximum impact and drive real business.
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  • America Square Conference Centre, London - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    June 8
    2022

    The Future of Climate Finance

    The Future of Climate Finance is an exclusive one-day conference held in the heart of London that will address the escalating mobilisation of finance in favour of sustainable global development.

    Over $650 billion poured into climate-focused funds worldwide in 2021 and 2022 is set to be another record-breaking year for green finance. As the environmental stakes increase and the vocal and natural warnings grow menacingly stark, pressure on the global investment industry to tackle climate change is higher than ever before.

    There is no vaccine against the potential of a climate crisis and the rapidly shifting change  in sentiment towards those that can assist in delivering a greener future is already widening the gap  between winners and losers. There is no end of money to be made by those who anticipate the number of opportunities brought about by this uneven pace of change.

    Moreover, the politics of climate change continues to have significant implications for how capital markets are expected to perform. Is this endless pursuit of growth compatible with an urgent need to slash carbon emissions? Or is this the end of capitalism as we know it?

    Backed by hard data and intelligent editorial insight, The Future of Climate Finance unites Capital Monitor’s dedication to examining the impact of sustainable investment on our environment with New Statesman’s audience of key influencers in Westminster, Whitehall and the City.

    Join us on 8th June 2022 to hear high-level representatives from global finance, along with senior business leaders, policymakers and regulators, distill the latest trends and initiatives driving the future of green finance.

    Key Topics:

    • Crisis capitalism: are we shifting to a different relationship with capital?
    • How is the regulatory landscape shaping the future of sustainable capital?
    • Green finance development trends
    • What are the current growth and deal characteristics of green instruments?
    • Issuer Focus: what do investors want from green finance?
    • The challenging politics of climate change
    • The changing climate for private markets investors
    • Measuring the impact of our actions
    • Setting the agenda: predictions for COP27

    This event is complimentary for asset owners, investment professionals and bankers. Service providers will be subject to a charge, and you will be contacted by a member of our sales team in due course.

    Time: 4:00 AM EDT

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  • Valencia - 3 Days
    Monday
    June 13
    2022

    New Global Dynamics in the Post-COVID Era: Challenges for the Public, Social and Cooperative Economy

    VALENCIA, WORLD CAPITAL OF THE PUBLIC, COOPERATIVE AND SOCIAL ECONOMY

    Valencia will be the world capital of the Public, Cooperative and Social Economy, with the 33rd CIRIEC International Congress. The Congress will be held under the theme “New global dynamics in the post-Covid era: challenges for the public, social and cooperative economy“. CIRIEC-Spain and CIRIEC-International invite the international community to the Congress, which is aimed at managers of public and private companies at a global level, representatives of the economic and social world, cooperative and social economy leaders, trade unionists, politicians, professionals and scientists. The Congress has confirmed the participation of Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize winner in economics, as opening speaker.

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  • Glasgow, Scotland - 3 Days
    Monday
    June 20
    2022

    7th European Research Conference on Microfinance Conference

    Every two years since 2009, European universities in collaboration with CERMi and supported by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) have organised the European Research Conference on Microfinance. The Research Conference is a unique event that gathers together high level researchers, academics, professionals and students ensuring that the latest research is disseminated to the whole microfinance community.

    The 7th European Conference on Microfinance will be held on 20th-22nd June, 2022 at the Yunus Centre for Social Business & Health,  Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

    The Glasgow edition will be focused on microfinance research priorities that are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to shape and create the post-pandemic microfinance research agenda. Globally, current challenges are widespread, complex and interrelated and, in this context, it is relevant to better understand the role that microfinance can play on the path for post-pandemic recovery. This will imply discussing access, product design, product delivery, funding, governance, and the limits to what microfinance can achieve, among other topics. We will also have a strong focus on innovative research methods, including cross-disciplinary methodological developments. The event will be taking place in-person at our Glasgow campus

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  • TBD - 4 Days
    Monday
    June 27
    2022

    SOCIAL BUSINESS DAY 2022: Building a New Civilisation — Before the Current Civilisation Destroys Us

    Social Business Day is an annual event organized by the Yunus Centre as a global family gathering that platforms the accumulated experiences of social business leaders and entrepreneurship to give shape to the future.

    This year, Social Business Day will be taking place as an online and in-person hybrid event focused on East Africa from June 27-30, 2022. The theme of SOCIAL BUSINESS DAY 2022 will be: Building a New Civilisation—Before the Current Civilisation Destroys Us.

    The current civilisation which is based on profit maximisation has set us on a suicidal path. Global warming, wealth concentration, and unemployment caused by artificial intelligence are leading us to our ultimate extinction. Our window of opportunity to put humanity on a new path towards a new direction is getting smaller and smaller. We must prepare the seed-bed of a new civilisation before the opportunity slips away.

    The new civilisation has to be built on an economy based primarily on zero personal profit to solve the problems of the people and the planet. Social business presents this option. Social business aims at finding compassionate, practical, and long-lasting solutions to social issues while expanding opportunities for the people and the economy. The new civilisation will analyse the break-throughs achieved while preparing for the next leg of our journey before our time runs out.

    We welcome you to our Social Business Day 2022 event centered around “Building a New Civilisation—Before the Current Civilisation Destroys Us.” Please contribute your creative ideas, build new teams to make new break-throughs, meet old friends and make new ones to accomplish our goal.

    Social Business Day 2022 will feature plenary sessions, workshops, and country forums in which participants can exchange ideas and information. Besides English being the language of the event, some sessions will be hosted in languages in Bengali, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, French and Portuguese; these sessions will be simultaneously presented during country-specific forums.

    The topics for the main event include: Social Businesses in Microcredit, Education, Healthcare, Arts and Creativity, Technology, Youth, Sports, 3ZERO Clubs, and all aspects of building a New Civilisation.

    The event will include the annual convention of the “3ZERO Clubs,” a global initiative for the youth aimed at realising a World of 3ZEROS: zero net carbon emission, zero wealth concentration for ending poverty, and zero unemployment through entrepreneurship. This convention of the youths will give an opportunity to the members of senior generations to listen to the issues being discussed by the present day youth and catch any opportunity to build bridges among the generations.

    Combined forces of global warming, extreme wealth concentration and the pandemic have unexpectedly created a very special chapter of world history. We see this as an opportunity to create a new civilisation to save the planet and its people.

    SBD 2022 wants to take up this opportunity to create momentum and expedite the process of redesigning the fundamental concepts and institutions on which human lives are organised on this planet. It aims at beginning a new history. It is a big task. We are passing through a time which demands nothing but a big task. You are invited to join us in making this big task a big success.

    Please join us in celebrating the best of human creativity, ingenuity, and the entrepreneurial spirit. Let’s discover the best in ourselves together.

    We look forward to welcoming you to SBD 2022 soon!

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