The Zayed Sustainability Prize, UAE’s pioneering global award in sustainability is pleased to invite you to the Transforming the world through Sustainability, Innovation and Impact panel discussion and reception on April 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco.
The reception will bring together social entrepreneurs, technologists and sustainability leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area to share ideas and new innovations towards driving impactful, innovative and inspiring sustainability solutions in Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools. There will also be a lightning presentation segment for companies and a reception to follow.
This truly one-of-a-kind event features a presentation from Laura Stachel (Founder of We Care Solar), the ZSP 2019 winner in the Health category and a panel discussion featuring Karl Skare – Director of Partnerships at d.light (ZSP 2013 Winner) and leading sustainability leaders covering fascinating topics of empowering and enhancing disadvantaged communities, nurturing the next generation of sustainability leaders and fostering sustainability innovation.
Join us in a conversation with Viola Llewellyn on Building A Sustainable and Impactful Business: Opportunities to Innovate Around Local Realities.
Viola Llewellyn is the co-founder and President of Ovamba Solutions,Inc. (www.Ovamba.com), an award winning African “TradeTech” company that creates culturally attuned technologies to serve formal and informal African SMEs in the trade & commodities sectors.
In June of 2018, Ovamba was selected by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a Global Technology Pioneer, securing a 2-year Ambassadorship and a place at the prestigious “Davos Summit” conference. Most recently, Ovamba was featured among top ten most innovative companies in 2019 by Fast Company.
A former TED Talk speaker, Ms. Llewellyn has been widely recognized in prestigious tech and innovation circles including being named on Innovate Finance’s “Women in FinTech PowerList” in 2016 and 2017 and 2018 and on “The Innov8tiv’s Top 50 Visionary Women in Tech To Watch in 2017” list.
She is also the first Female African Tech Founder to speak at both “Slush”, Helsinki and “Slush, Tokyo” – yearly events that are billed as the biggest gathering of innovators, funders, startups and entrepreneurs in Europe and Asia respectively. Ms. Llewellyn is also on a number of advisory boards.
Nest is excited to announce the third edition of the #WhatsGood series- a thought leadership and education series, facilitating thought-provoking panel using deep learning techniques such as case studies and curated in-depth presentations.
This event will be geared towards answering the question ‘How do you make money from the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP)’ Sub-topics include:
- Strategies to reduce the costs of last mile distribution in rural areas.
- Strategic partnerships to reach and service customers.
- Marketing strategies to differentiate and spread awareness in areas where internet penetration is low and customer education is low.
The panelists include:
1. Claire Mongeau– Founder & CEO, M-Shule
2. Stephen Njenga– Agribusiness Expert, BoP Innovation Center
3. Lindsay Stradley– Co-Founder, Sanergy
4. Irene Hu– Associate Partner, Open Capital Advisors
5. Benjamin Njenga– Co-Founder, Apollo Agriculture
The conversation will be moderated by Arman Moussavi who is the Head of Business Development, Azuri Technologies.
Bridging Financing Gaps For Greater Health Equity and Impact: The 2018 Global Financing Facility Annual ReportEvery year, in 50 countries across the world, more than 5 million mothers and children die from preventable conditions and their economies lose billions of dollars to poor health and nutrition. Inadequate funding is one of the reasons for the slow progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Launched in Addis Ababa in July 2015, the Global Financing Facility in support of Every Woman Every Child (GFF) is driving new approaches to financing. It strives to recognize that countries themselves are the engines of progress and that the role of external assistance is to support countries both to get more results from the existing resources and to increase the total volume of financing. It accomplishes these goals by increasing efficiency, mobilizing public domestic resources, linking and aligning concessional financing and external resources, and leveraging the private sector.To understand the GFF model, discuss its direction and reflect on challenges so far and ways of addressing these, the Center for Global Development (CGD) and the GFF invite you to the launch of the GFF’s annual report in London. Through a series of presentations and a moderated panel discussion, we will highlight some of the report’s key findings as well as the results of a new impact assessment, offering participants an opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussion.With the success that the GFF has already achieved, and an upcoming replenishment moment in November, the event provides an opportune time to consider past lessons learned and evaluate the GFF’s potential future impact.
Please join the USAID-supported Health Financing and Governance Project (HFG) led by Abt Associates along with the Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) project, the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN), and the World Health Organization for a special learning event in Washington, DC to showcase our findings from three years of collaborative work on governance and quality.
Investing in women not only promotes equality but also sustainable development — all while making great business sense! Yet, only about 10 percent of women entrepreneurs globally have access to the capital they need to expand their businesses and women in Asia continue to be outnumbered by men in management and in the workforce at-large, often restricted to lower wages and lower quality work. Investing in women — through capital policy, and innovation — promotes financial inclusion, supports women entrepreneurship and unlocks opportunities to empower women.
As a community of current and future business leaders, let’s take action this International Women’s Day and discuss how we can improve the world we live in by investing in women!
5th Annual Global Health Economics Colloquium: Economics of Health in Vulnerable Populations at Home and Abroad
Please join us for an exciting colloquium that assembles experts, policy makers, researchers, and trainees to discuss recent developments in the economics of health in vulnerable populations. Drawing upon examples from around the world, we will explore how high-quality economic evaluations can improve decision-making and help address health disparities worldwide
• Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity, UCSF
• Joshua Salomon, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Center for Health Policy / Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University
• Jean Manuel Izaret, MBA, Henderson Fellow, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
• Sanjay Basu, MSc, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Center for Health Policy / Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University
Join the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University for a fireside chat with Matthew Weatherley-White, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Caprock. Matthew will discuss his experience as an asset manager for family offices and his views on the future of impact investing.
Bio: Matthew Weatherley-White is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Caprock, a multi-family office with over $3 billion in assets under advisement. Shaping Caprock’s initiative in Impact Investing, Matthew is a sought-after speaker and thought leader in the discipline. In addition to keynoting the 2013 European Commission’s Annual Award for Social Innovation, Matthew has guest-lectured on sustainable business management and non-financial value creation at business schools including Harvard, Oxford, Tuck, Yale, University of Chicago, Northwestern and the American University in Paris. He has keynoted conferences throughout the US and Europe, including EuroMoney’s annual asset management conference, SOCAP2016 opening session and SRI’s most recent gathering, where he was honored as an industry pioneer. Matthew serves as a strategic advisor to several Impact Investing funds, and has been quoted in Barron’s, International Business Daily, Bloomberg Business Week, The Journal of Philanthropy, Forbes, MarketWatch, ImpactAlpha and The New York Times and has been a featured guest on multiple podcasts. He recently shepherded two pieces of legislation through the Idaho Statehouse: the first authorizing Pay For Success Contracting and the second awarding legal status to businesses structured as Benefit Corporations. Prior to co-founding Caprock, Matthew was a partner in The Owyhee Group, a boutique advisory team within Smith Barney. During his thirteen years with the company, he was a member of Citigroup’s elite Leadership Development Program and helped craft the firm’s Private Wealth Management platform. Matthew graduated from Dartmouth College, has competed internationally in five different sports, is a high-altitude climber and skier, and continues to serve as a Director for the Lee Pesky Learning Center, an organization he helped launch over 20 years ago. When not working, Matthew can usually be found outside, running, skiing, mountaineering, cycling… and generally encouraging his daughter to enjoy wilderness with the same irrational exuberance as her father.
This event is part of the CASE Executive Speaker Series, a series of conversations with leaders in the social impact space.