Namrita Kapur is an impact investor with experience that spans philanthropy, NGOs, and the private sector. In this talk, she will lay out why and how impact investing can move the needle in deploying capital to address social and environmental problems. She’ll explain where impact investing sits in the spectrum of capital, and she’ll give an example from conservation finance to demonstrate the gap that philanthropy should be filling.
For those who are new to the field of impact investing, the talk will be a good introduction to the field. For those who are well versed, the talk will be an exciting exploration of what’s needed going forward.
Lunch will be provided. Please register, as space and food are limited.
Join us for the final event in our series on Building Community Wealth. In this last conversation we will discuss the importance of designing with communities. What does it mean to truly design with community? Our panel of cross-sector practitioners will lead an interactive discussion on the tactics, innovative solutions, and investible opportunities that are working. We’ll also discuss Opportunity Zones and the unique conditions for co-creating with communities at scale. Previous attendance at others in the series not necessary. We hope you’ll join us as we culminate this series.
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!