The world is facing critical challenges. But nothing we can’t overcome!
All around the globe, inspiring individuals are inventing new solutions, rethinking the way we do business, challenging the status quo. Still, they are too often marginalized, unknown, and struggle to find the support they need to really make a difference.
ChangeNOW celebrates and supports those changemakers.
It is the annual reunion for all enthusiasts who want to shake and shape the world we live in.
To make change real. Now.
At ChangeNOW we search for solutions that can impact and change the world. Based on the UN Sustainable Development goals , we consider these 8 areas as the most urgent Global Issues of the XXIst century, and for which practical and sustainable solutions can be developed.
Edinburgh, Scotland - 3 DaysWednesday
The Social Enterprise World Forum is an international event for social enterprises from all over the world to come together, share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future. The event attracts social enterprise practitioners, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders, investors, activists, academics and more from all across the globe. We want to invite you to join in on the conversation.
Johannesburg, South Africa - 1 DayThursday
Do you support the entrepreneurship ecosystem in South Africa? Join us for ANDE SA’s event of the year! You can expect to:
Gain insights from key local industry reports in a totally new way – no boring presentations! Enjoy a three-course meal Hear from our special guest, ANDE’s Executive Director Randall Kempner who will be visiting us from DC to launch ANDE’s State of the SGB Sector 2017 Impact report. Compete against your colleagues and peers (and see if you learnt anything about the featured reports) in a fun and interactive quiz Stand a chance to win prizes in our ANDE member awards and raffle Be inspired by an engaging entrepreneur feature (to be announced) Network with other key representatives in your sector and strengthen the SA entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Museum for Communication, The Hague, Netherlands - 1 DayFriday
With over 65 million forcibly displaced people, of which almost 21.3 million refugees, the migrant crisis to date is one of the most urgent and compelling realities affecting the world. Conflict continues in several countries in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa, which makes it unclear when refugees will be able to return safely to their homes, with some refugees already having been in their host countries for over 10 years. Most refugees have little to no opportunities to enter the economic system due to a lack of available financial services and thus, despite protracted displacement and residence in host countries, are unable to integrate into the economy and society. To bring this to light and work on solutions, NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance, wants to improve capacity for providing financial services to refugees and decided to do its annual conference on the topic of ‘Finance for Refugees’.
Objectives The main objective of the conference is to bring together the donor and the investor community and provide them a platform to discuss this critical issue and work towards sustainable solutions for refugees.
Guests at the conference will be (Dutch) investors, international donor organizations, governmental organizations, Civil Society Organizations, development banks, local financial service providers, and knowledge institutes.
Hear from some of the world’s most promising social entrepreneurs who are tackling issues of poverty and the planet at Miller Center’s 2018 GSBI Investor Showcase at Santa Clara University on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.
These social entrepreneurs are on a mission to provide those most in need with safe drinking water, improved livelihoods, access to education, agricultural support, and so much more.
The presenting for-profit and nonprofit organizations are participating in Miller Center’s signature 10-month accelerator program —accompanied by assigned Silicon Valley executive mentors— and will showcase plans to scale their solutions to impact even more lives across the globe.
The intersection of technology and new media has redefined our understanding of human progress. In the midst of this rapidly changing world, the Social Good Summit focuses on where we’re headed. Held annually during the United Nations General Assembly week, the Summit unites a lively community of global citizens and progressive thought leaders around a common theme: #2030NOW. A dynamic exploration of the world we want to live in by 2030, the Social Good Summit will focus on how we can unlock technology’s potential to make the world a better place.
Sanabel, The Microfinance Network Arab Countries is pleased to announce that its annual conference will be held between November 6th and 7th, 2018 at Amman, Jordan under the theme “From Sustainable to Responsible; Our Vision Forward”.
Sanabel’s members represent some of the pioneers of microfinance in the Arab region who have been successfully capable of transforming from microcredit programs to microfinance institutions, companies and banks, developing various financial and non-financial products and services, adopting innovative delivery channels and reaching out to new market segments which enabled them to achieve sustainability. Their journey reconfirmed that with a clear focus, the goal was achieved.
The next frontier addressed in the region focuses on the clients and how to better serve them through responsible financial interactions, wider ranges of services and products, and critically through transparent and fair engagement, leading to a mutually successful and long-term relationship.
Responsible finance will be significantly addressed in the Arab region during Sanabel’s 2018 conference where the regional and global microfinance stakeholders share their experiences, perspectives and knowledge together, emphasizing a collective regional vision.
Under the theme “Reaching the Informal: the Role of Finance in Improving the Growth and Productivity of SMEs,” the forum will explore how innovation in technology, regulation and partnerships can help overcome various informality problems, and open up a far larger market for profitable, sustainable, responsible financial services. Furthermore, the winners of the Global SME Finance Awards will be announced during the event! The deadline for submission of nominations for the awards is July 13, 2018.