Following the great success of the inaugural four events in March 2016 (in Paris, The Hague, Stockholm and London), we are inviting asset owners to register for the next three workshops in North America:
Toronto: Tuesday 18 October
New York: Thursday 20 October
San Francisco: Tuesday 25 October
Link to the web site and download the green paper here.
The goal of DECARBONISE 2016 is to examine and debate how investors can source data, research, information and advice, raise standards, construct appropriate benchmarks and make informed investment decisions across the range of asset classes on the low carbon theme based on domestic and international regulatory developments and the policy recommendations of COP21.
The workshops are free of charge for asset owners and high-level key market influencers.
Now in it’s in sixth year, ESG in Manager Selection focuses on how asset owners, investment consultants and fund selectors take account of ESG factors when hiring, contracting and monitoring asset managers.The speakers are the buyers and advisors.
The audience are buyers, advisors and manufacturers (the asset managers). ESG in Manager Selection 2016 will focus on the evolving relationship between asset owners and their asset managers as it relates to environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) in investment mandates, reporting and business relationships.
The Program on Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI) will feature its Certificate in International Development and Social Change this winter in Monterey, CA from January 9 – 27, in Rwanda from January 2 – 13 and in Egypt from January 15 – 24. Join fellow aspiring and current international development professionals in learning practical skills in development project design and management, participatory development, design thinking, social entrepreneurship and strategic partnering.
The training is taught by leading development practitioners from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Root Change and USAID. To learn more about this exciting training program and to apply, please visit go.miis.edu/dpmi or email email@example.com before the October 31 deadline.
Changing investment; investing in change.
The Southern African Impact Investing Network (SAIIN) is the region’s leading impact investing event. The aim of the network is to promote the concept and practice of impact investing in the region, and, in doing so, contribute to the development of an investment ecosystem that brings new ideas and sources of capital to developmental challenges.
The International Conference on Sustainable Development is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context.
The Conference theme is: “Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: research, practice and education”.
This theme emphasizes the strong foundation that is provided by using research to inform our everyday practices, policies, and analytical approaches.
The 2016 Conference will once again provide a forum for the sharing of ideas, presentation of research findings, and discussion of professional issues relevant to Sustainability Science.
Access to financial services plays a critical part in facilitating economic growth and reducing income inequality. Inclusive financial systems allow poor people to smoothen their consumption and insure themselves against economic vulnerabilities they face – from illness and accidents to theft and unemployment. Financial inclusion enables poor people to save and to borrow – allowing them to build their assets, to invest in education and livelihoods opportunities, and thus to improve their quality of life. Inclusive finance especially benefits disadvantaged groups such as women, youth, and rural communities.
For all these reasons financial inclusion has gained prominence in recent years, across the world, in many countries as a policy objective to improve the lives of the poor. Recognizing that 2.5 billion adults worldwide are ‘unbanked’ the World Bank has put forward a vision for achieving universal financial access by 2020. More than 50 countries, including India, have made ambitious commitments to financial inclusion targets.
Reference is made to the above subject. We are inviting you to the 4th Annual – Africa Food Security Conference & Agri- Exhibition-AFSC 2016 again scheduled for 12-13th October 2016 in Nairobi Kenya. This annual flagship event seeks to showcase the business opportunities in the agriculture industry as well seek ways to alleviate the food insecurity in the continent.
This year’s Conference themed: “Road to 2030: Making the African Food Security a Reality” will aim to offer analysis and unique structures not only on food security policies but also on food business opportunities and technological developments in Africa and the impact on African businesses and livelihood of the citizens of the continent.
AFSIC is the leading investment event focused on Africa’s financial services sector. The annual AFSIC, now in its 5th year, attracts financial services companies, predominantly leading Banks, Insurance Companies, Microfinance, Leasing and other regulated financial services companies from almost all parts of the African continent.
In addition to major Financial Services companies and Investors AFSIC is well represented by major Dealmakers focused on Africa, such as Investment Bankers, Stockbrokers, Corporate Finance experts, Fixed Income and Debt specialists, M&A bankers many of whom attend the Meet African Dealmaker event which takes place the night prior to AFSIC (the 3rd May 2017).
With companies from over 30 African countries expected to attend in 2017 this is your chance to develop and nurture a robust, extremely high quality network of friends, colleagues, investors and business contacts across the continent in preparation for Africa’s continued emergence as the most exciting investment destination in the world.