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  • Washington, DC / Virtual - 1 Day
    Monday
    October 21
    2019

    Global Inclusive Growth Summit

    At the Center, we’ve put our own spin on the oft-cited maxim about the importance of partnership in shaping progress: If you want to go wide, go with government. If you want to go deep, go with NGOs and researchers. If you want to go fast, go with the private sector. But if you want to go far, go together.

    On Monday, October 21, the Center and the Aspen Institute will co-host the inaugural Global Inclusive Growth Summit to spur new transformative partnerships. A one-day event, the Summit will bring together purpose-driven leaders, thinkers, change-makers and innovators to shine a spotlight on data-driven and commercially scalable solutions to advance sustainable and equitable growth around the world.

    The line-up of speakers and moderators includes Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State; Ajay Banga, president and CEO of Mastercard; Tina Brown, founder of Women in the World; Neville Crawley, CEO of Kiva; Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education; Mark Green, administrator, USAID; Anne Finucane, vice chairman, Bank of America; Andrea Jung, CEO, Grameen America; Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans; Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company; Dan Porterfield, president and CEO, Aspen Institute; Rajiv Shah, president, Rockefeller Foundation; Chetna Sinha, founder, Mann Deshi Bank and Foundation, among others.

    Throughout the Summit, attendees, the Center and the Aspen Institute will announce major commitments and partnerships.

    The event will be live-streamed on October 21 starting at 9 a.m. Eastern Time. We hope you’ll mark your calendar to watch from the Summit homepage and join the conversation at #GlobalIGS. We invite you to weigh in on the Summit discussions and tell us why inclusive growth is important to you and the most promising partnerships and solutions in your region or area of work.

    Watch live here on October 21.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    October 3
    2019

    Webinar: Inclusive Fintech: What We Learned from 400 Early-stage Companies

    The Inclusive Fintech 50 initiative, funded by MetLife Foundation and Visa, with support from Accion and IFC, aims to make early-stage fintechs more visible to investors and others who can help them scale and reach more underserved people. Launched earlier this year and implemented by MIX, the competition attracted eligible applications from 400 early-stage fintechs driving financial inclusion. In this webinar, the team behind the global initiative will share key insights generated from an analysis of the applicant data including (1) How funding is concentrated in several important ways, (2) why measuring inclusivity is highly contextual, (3) that innovation is not limited to technology, and (4) why greater alignment on definitions and KPIs will help improve assessments of inclusive fintech. The webinar can help investors, policy makers, and fintechs form a deeper understanding of the rapidly evolving space.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    September 25
    2019

    Webinar: Investing in the SDGs: The Future of Outcomes-Based Financing

    On September 25, 2019, Devex, UBS Optimus Foundation and UNICEF will host an engaging event that will evaluate the current landscape of development financing and, specifically, take a deep dive into outcomes-based funding mechanisms — a new generation of public-private partnerships that provides opportunities to attract new private capital to the SDGs and accelerate impact. We’ll examine current collaborations and experiences already in process and evaluate the potential to transition from pilots to scale.

    The discussion will reflect on successes, learnings, challenges, and ways forward with the aim of increasing awareness of outcomes-based financing for the Sustainable Development Goals and actions needed to scale and accelerate impact across the globe.

    Additional speakers to be announced.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    October 8
    2019

    Webinar: Opportunity Zones: Impact Vehicle or Dubious Tax Haven?

    Over 38 million Americans live in extreme poverty. Due to this, nearly 9,000 economically distressed areas in the U.S. qualify as “Opportunity Zones” (OZs) or areas that contain residents who are affected by lower incomes, higher poverty rates, and higher unemployment rates. These low-income populations suffer from poor socioeconomic factors, which can involve not having access to clean water in urban areas, decent housing, or jobs paying livable wages.

    The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act included provisions that reward investors for investing in OZs. Investable projects range from building new housing and infrastructure to building power and water purification plants. Opportunity Funds have since been created to increase the flow of private investments into OZs.

    But which OZ projects and funds are truly impacting low-income populations? Private investors with a genuine interest in improving the lives of low-income communities should listen in on this fascinating discussion.

    This Boundless webinar will be led by legal expert Kevin Matz of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. Nicole Chavas of Greenprint Partners, Rob Lalka of Medora Ventures as well as Chris Schultz and Anne Driscoll of LaunchPad will discuss how investors can create true social and economic impact by investing in Opportunity Zones.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    September 26
    2019

    Webinar: Investing in Developed and Emerging Market Community Development

    Today community development, place-based investing, and particularly in the US, Opportunity Zones have captured the attention of investors, fund managers, policymakers, and community advocates. If un-checked, these instruments can bring changes in cities, states, or regions with significant potential negative impact on the neighborhoods they intend to help. Do you think place-based investing will make a significant difference in the community development? Join the conversation.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    September 26
    2019

    Event: A Customer-Centric Lens for Good Agricultural Practices

    This webinar will focus on the benefits of adaptive GAP, how they relate to customer centricity, and how implementers can incorporate this approach in their programming. Presenters will draw on practical lessons and best practice from INNOVATE’s diverse project portfolio, and share insights into challenges and opportunities for adaptive GAP from the Chithumba model for soybean farmers, implemented by INNOVATE partner Agronomy Technology Ltd. (ATL) in Malawi.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    October 8
    2019

    Webinar: Opportunity Zones: Impact Vehicle or Dubious Tax Haven?

    Over 38 million Americans live in extreme poverty. Due to this, nearly 9,000 economically distressed areas in the U.S. qualify as “Opportunity Zones” (OZs) or areas that contain residents who are affected by lower incomes, higher poverty rates, and higher unemployment rates. These low-income populations suffer from poor socioeconomic factors, which can involve not having access to clean water in urban areas, decent housing, or jobs paying livable wages.

    The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act included provisions that reward investors for investing in OZs. Investable projects range from building new housing and infrastructure to building power and water purification plants. Opportunity Funds have since been created to increase the flow of private investments into OZs.

    But which OZ projects and funds are truly impacting low-income populations? Private investors with a genuine interest in improving the lives of low-income communities should listen in on this fascinating discussion.

    This Boundless webinar will be led by legal expert Kevin Matz of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. Nicole Chavas of Greenprint Partners, Rob Lalka and Scott Shalett of Medora Ventures, and Virginia Beard of LaunchPad will discuss how investors can create true social and economic impact by investing in Opportunity Zones.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    September 19
    2019

    Webinar: How International Nongovernmental Organizations (INGOs) Are Embracing Impact Investing

    Facing a multi-trillion dollar shortfall to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — the “billions to trillions gap” — nations and international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) are increasingly seeking and deploying new forms of capital. INGOs, for example, saw a 45% increase in the number of dollars they are putting toward impact investing from 2016 to 2017, according to the most recent INGO Impact Investing Network report.

    Bringing their deep knowledge of and unrelenting dedication to social issues together with impact investment instruments not only unleashes significantly more capital toward advancing their missions, but also contributes to the building of an impact economy. In this live webinar & Q&A, Impact Entrepreneur’s Laurie Lane-Zucker moderates a discussion on INGOs and impact investment with three pioneering leaders in the field.

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