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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    November 12
    2019

    Webinar: Census2020: Why and How It Matters for Impact Investing

    How do impact investors and policymakers use and rely on census data? And what are the consequences for impact investors if the census fails to include all our communities?
    Join Mission Investors Exchange on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 3 PM ET for a 90-minute webinar exploring why and how foundations and other impact investors are mobilizing to get out the count for the 2020 Census. This webinar will dive deep into these key areas:
    -Understanding how census data is used in impact investing, policy, and much more.
    -Understanding the risks of inaccurate data and why policy makers and others are so alarmed about the potential for an under-count in 2020. We’ll particularly focus on risks for vulnerable populations, including  households with young children, mixed-status families, immigrants, refugees, Native communities on tribal lands, people in the rural south, and other under-counted groups.
    -How you can take action, including how philanthropy is using its resources to mobilize capital right now to fill funding gaps and support organizations on the ground reaching hard-to-count populations.
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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    November 5
    2019

    Webinar: What Management Practices Bring Inclusive Business to Scale?

    To achieve inclusive business growth and scale, companies not only need to have the right products, services and business model, but also the appropriate management practices. Base of the Pyramid (BoP) markets require the adaptation of traditional management practices or the development of new ones. The multinational corporations (MNCs) engaging in the BoP market are often faced with unfamiliar contexts, new kinds of customers and suppliers, thin and volatile operating margins, and long timeframes to scale and produce financial returns.

    Based on the Business Call to Action’s recently launched report documenting the findings drawn from a decade of experience engaging with inclusive business globally, this live webinar will explore how innovative management practices tailored to the BoP market can provide competitive advantage, ensure a better understanding and responsiveness to stakeholders, and balance short-term stability with long-term viability. The panel of experts features companies who took part in the What Does It Take to Go Big report.

    This event is part of the Inclusive Business Boost series funded by the UK Department for International Development.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    October 31
    2019

    Webinar: The Role of Donor Advised Funds in an Impact Economy

    Recent media coverage of Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) has criticized them for not moving enough money to end charities fast enough, as well as giving to hate groups and not aligning endowment investment capital with purpose. This webinar will explore what the best practice is or should be for DAFs to fulfill their promise of well over $100 billion (and fast-growing) in alignment and making positive impact with the society and planet they exist to serve. What would a robust set of principles that elevate DAF best practices look like across grantmaking, investing and otherwise? Is there an opportunity to lead the field toward these best practices, and what role could reasonable, effective regulation play if any?

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    November 20
    2019

    Webinar: Scaling Social Business With Impact Measurement & Management

    “All About Outcomes,” a new webinar series to generate dialogue between the leaders and change-makers from the respective fields. Together we intend to learn about challenges, solutions, and risks of each Sustainable Development Goals theme area.

    This program is a Live Webinar & Q&A that is accessible from any web-enabled computer or mobile device.

    SI2 is an impact-first investment fund with a European scope scaling innovative social businesses with funding, access to markets, and expertise. The fund thrives for a world where both entrepreneurs and investors engage in addressing the most pressing societal problems of our time.

    Social Value International is a network of networks, united by a shared mission to change the way the world accounts for value. With members in 45 countries representing a range of disciplines in public, private, and civil society sectors, SVI is changing the way society accounts for value.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    November 14
    2019

    Webinar: Beyond Good Intentions: Storytelling and Responsible Communication in Global Health

    Global Health University offers free webinars with leading experts in global health and social entrepreneurship.

    Learn from leading experts about storytelling and responsible communication in global health. The webinar will include guidance and advice from seven panelists, as well as ample opportunity to ask the speakers questions about communication and global health. Find out about the role of responsible storytelling in global health and how to tailor communications to be most effective in diverse contexts. This webinar is ideal for students and professionals interested in global health, as well as university advisors and faculty.

    Day and Time: Thursday, November 14, 4:00-5:00pm Eastern Time

    Webinar Panelists:

    Charlotte Cole, Executive Director, Blue Butterfly Collaborative
    Paul Ellingstad, Managing Partner, PTI Advisors
    Alexandra Kendall, Vice President, Global Health Strategies
    Firdaus Kharas, Chairman, Chocolate Moose Media and Culture Shift
    Ken Patterson, Director of Global Grassroots Advocacy, RESULTS
    Natacha Poggio, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, University of Houston Downtown
    Lisa Russell, Emmy-Winning Filmmaker and Founder, Create2030
    Moderated by Amy Bellman Davis, Executive Director, Unite For Sight
    RSVP Required: Attendance at the free webinar on November 14 requires advanced RSVP. Please submit this form to RSVP, and we will thereafter provide you with participation instructions by email. Please be sure that you provide your correct email address so that you receive the participation instructions.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Monday
    October 28
    2019

    Webinar: Refugee Investment Primer

    About the Refugee Investment Network (RIN): The RIN is the first impact investing and blended finance collaborative dedicated to creating durable solutions to global forced migration. We connect investors with refugee ventures, build the field of refugee investment, change the narrative around the contribution of refugees, and advocate for more inclusive refugee policies, with the ultimate goal of creating quality jobs, economic growth, and measurable improvements to the livelihoods of millions of refugees and host community members.

    About the webinar: Hosted by the RIN, this webinar will unpack what it means to invest in refugee ventures and how to apply the refugee investment lens framework. Register now and join us for this 60 minute conversation led by Co-Managing Directors Tim Docking and John Kluge.

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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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