SOCAP is the world’s leading conference on social capital markets—a gathering where powerful ideas are sparked and game changing partnerships get started. The conference brings together social entrepreneurs, impact investors, funders, business leaders and other innovators and problem solvers from across the world. Now in its 10th year, SOCAP is a catalyst for much needed change, creating a vibrant market for ventures that support people, planet, and profits. Join us October 10-13, 2017 on the waterfront in San Francisco!
The YX Planning Conference delivers the best content for financial advisors who want to start, run, and grow their own, independent financial planning firms. You get access to the best content in the industry on how to serve Gen X and Gen Y clients — while still running a profitable firm. And we’re bringing back industry experts and leaders to give you the inspiration and education you need to find success on your chosen path in financial planning.
Ten years on, TEDGlobal returns to Africa. Since our 2007 conference in Arusha, Tanzania, the continent has experienced spectacular economic, demographic and creative growth, and has made exciting progress toward its rightful place in the world. Yet many African nations are beset by challenges. And the stakes have never been higher. As populations continue to surge, both opportunity and danger are rising.
At TEDGlobal 2017, we’ll bring together an incredible group of speakers who can collectively help shape how this plays out. Dreamers and doers. Technologists and entrepreneurs. Business leaders and creatives. The event ten years ago felt like history in the making. The ideas and connections forged then have had untold impact. We want to reignite those sparks and invite anyone passionate about the future of Africa, and the future of the world to come and be part of something special. TEDGlobal2017: “Builders. Truth-Tellers. Catalysts.”
Industrial energy efficiency has always been about people. The latest technologies often get the most attention, but it’s the people who manage the plant, find the opportunities, develop the solutions, and make the decisions – large and small – that determine the efficiency of today’s facilities. It’s more challenging than ever to go it alone and that is why in 2017, we’re focused on developing the community of people involved in industrial energy efficiency.
As in years past, we’ll explore the latest thinking on managing plant energy use, national energy policy, and program administration. This year, we’ll also include events that will help you take what you learn and turn it into action. We’ll offer more networking sessions to introduce you to people who can help you accomplish mutual goals.
Find out which organizations participated in the 2015 Summer Study Industry here.
Likely Participants Include: Energy efficiency program administrators, evaluators, and contractors; public utility commission and consumer counselor staff members, corporate energy managers and government relations professionals; professionals in the utility sector with responsibilities for efficiency programs, resource planning, regulatory compliance and government relations; energy efficiency solution providers; state energy office officials; energy management firms; and energy efficiency advocacy organizations.
The 2017 Sustainability Summit will provide a unique opportunity for sustainability practitioners at leading companies to enjoy a safe space to address the most urgent and persistent strategic, operational, and implementation challenges they face in addressing the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance of their companies. The Summit will enable peer-to-peer exchange and engagement with leading practitioners and subject matter experts to work in a collaborative way through the major challenges that corporate sustainability professionals face today. We will focus on key challenges through interactive sessions that enable participants to learn from and support one another.
- Creating the business case for the “hard parts” of ESG/Sustainability
- Creating and measuring sustainable business value
- Demonstrating the value of sustainability to investors
- Engaging with key partners in the business to drive ESG thinking into product and service innovation, design, and marketing
- Understanding how emerging trends in sustainability reporting, disclosure, and ratings will affect your approach to disclosure
- Defining the value of reporting and public disclosure
- Responding to survey fatigue: how to prioritize and manage rating and ranking requests
- Improving data management and collection for sustainability reporting and disclosure
Call it green, responsible, sustainable, SRI, or ESG, there are many ways to invest for profit and positive impact. Attending a regional Investing for Impact event can help you understand the valuable resources available, develop the confidence to talk about investment impact and performance, create deeper relationships with investors based on trust and common values, and assist investors to make more informed, more impactful choices.
A regional investing for impact event is a place and a time to connect with like-minded investors, financial planners, and investment advisors who can help you conquer the challenges and recognize the benefits of sustainable, responsible, impact investing. Plan to join us!
Your $95 registration fee is a down payment on your SRI Conference registration fee in November! Attend and receive a discount to the 28th Annual Conference.
Turbulent times call for smart, decisive action. Some call it joining the resistance, we call it getting the job done, wherever it is. When committed women and girls gather with a common vision, the wheels of disruption are set in motion. #WomenFunded2017 is one of those spaces. Join us in this non-solicitation zone, a safe space for funders and leaders in the women’s movement to find common ground.
Knowledge is power. But it doesn’t have to be boring. Instead you will experience the knowledge, skills and resources offered in multiple ways. After two and a half days of interactive workshops, labs and plenaries on digital strategies, global/local advocacy, organizing and more, you’ll leave with the #powertools you’ll need take care of business when you get home.
If you care about equity, if you care about women and girls #WomenFunded2017 is for you. If you are ready to eradicate discrimination in all its forms, #WomenFunded2017 is for you. You’ll join more than 350 women leaders from women’s foundations and non-profits, along with corporate foundation leaders, senior business and tech execs and issue experts. This is our time to motivate and mobilize for the change we seek, to be the change.
What do we mean by a world in flux? Well, does it seem as if the world is swinging in unexpected, unpredictable directions?
On one hand global under-5 mortality rate has halved between 1990 and 2015, and the global number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen below 10%.
On the other hand, civic spaces are shrinking around the world, the effects of climate change are increasing, forced displacement is at a record high, and for the first time in history, and mega-cities are increasing in number.
The call for a paradigm shift is becoming increasingly louder. The world needs a new kind of leadership that embraces diversity and nourishes collaborations beyond boundaries of religion, race or geography, to forge equitable, sustainable solutions.
We call this Global Citizenship!
Akwaaba! Welcome to the Global Citizenship Conference 2017!
REGISTER TODAY and be a part of our Global Citizenship Community at the #GhanaGCC2017!
When: 13-19 August, 2017 Where: Ashesi University College, one of Africa’s finest liberal arts colleges and a Melton Foundation partner university since 2014 Who: Melton Fellows, partners, collaborators and YOU!