UNEP FI is establishing Regional Roundtables to provide an opportunity for members and actors in the sustainable finance community to come together locally to discuss the latest trends and innovations, and share good practice. 2017 marks UNEP FI’s 25th anniversary, and in this landmark year, our first ever Regional Roundtables will be the focus of our celebrations.
Please browse the tentative agenda, logistics information, opportunities to partner with UNEP FI at this event through sponsorship, as well as registration details.
We are looking forward to celebrating 25 years of sustainable finance!
Deadline: Applications for the Harvard Business School – Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance
Calling all leaders in financial inclusion! We are pleased to announce that the Harvard Business School – Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance is accepting applications for the 2018 program. Applying is easy – just click here to access and complete the 2018 online application.
The Harvard Business School – Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance offers leaders from around the world an exceptional opportunity to connect with peers while engaging with some of the HBS faculty’s foremost thinkers in business strategy and management. It is an opportunity NOT to be missed if you are working in a leadership position in what has become a very complex industry.
The HBS-Accion Program will take place on March 25 – 30, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Please note that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so I encourage you to apply early. Applications are due December 15, 2017 and are to be submitted online.
Bloomberg BNA is convening the 2017 Sustainable Business Summit Series to bring sustainable business and sustainable investing conversations to the U.S. and abroad. The Summits will take a forward-oriented look at how companies are innovating in their sustainable business models and adopting practices that prioritize sustainable value. Savvy business leaders know that sustainability initiatives increasingly yield economic returns alongside environmental and social benefits. By embedding them into their corporate structures and strategies, forward-looking companies realize both long-term and short-term benefits.
If you work for an InterAction member organization and are interested in attending this free training, please contact Ben Bestor for more information.
This two-day training will work to demystify innovative finance for InterAction members as they look to navigate and engage more deeply in this new marketplace. The content has been tailored to a broad audience of decision-makers and implementers with different levels of understanding and experience with IF4D.
The training will address the following issues:
- What is innovative finance? Demystify IF4D by gaining a better understanding of finance mechanisms.
- Discover the extent to which your peers and competitors are applying IF4D to support their strategy. Learn from the challenges other INGOs have faced and how they have responded.
- Determine *if* and how IF4D may be a tool to achieve your objectives.
- Assess your organizational readiness: Is your staff & leadership ready? Is your funding lined up? Understand the cost and opportunities associated with utilizing new tools.
The training will be facilitated by Bulbul Gupta, who has over 15 years of experience in philanthropy, innovative finance, USAID, and international development, as an implementer, funder, investor, and advisor to family offices. Each day will include short lectures and/or a combination of panels and presentations, group work to discuss concepts, and case studies to dig into existing deals, from beginning to end.
Thank you for your interest in the Impact Hub Geneva “SDG Week – Where entrepreneurs and sustainability meet”.
The highlights of this week include the Pulse Pitch Fest, on Oct 10, and the SDG Factory, on Oct 12. You will also be able to meet the Accelerate2030 finalists: impact-driven entrepreneurs coming com different corners of the world, and selected from a pool of 324 applicants.
The SDG Factory on October 12th at Impact Hub Geneva will bring together innovators from International Organizations, Corporates, Startups, and the Public Sector to design solutions for a sustainable future. During the investor breakfast, investors have the opportunity to meet the 9 Finalists of Accelerate2030 in person. In a series of hands-on workshops, we will be facilitating the dialogue around challenges and opportunities around innovation and entrepreneurship on different aspects of the SDGs.
This is your unique opportunity to engage with entrepreneurs from around the world working to achieve the SDGs, but also to see what local entrepreneurs are doing to address the SDGs here in Switzerland.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: email@example.com
For PULSE, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Warm regards, the Impact Hub team
Groupe Initiatives, a consortium of 10 NGOs active in international development, invites you to a day of discussions around how to best create and support local artisanal value chains:
-What are the different strategies that can strengthen local artisanal value chains or help them emerge?
-How to create adequate links between the actors of a new value chain?
-What are the tools that can help understand and analyse such value chains (e.g. stakeholder mapping) ?
-What role(s) can NGOs play in supporting the creation of these value chains? Should they only support others or also play an active role? What risks does this bear?
Hystra will be testifying on the learnings drawn from dozens of projects.
Register here! (NB: the roundtable will be held in French. Seating is limited so book early!)
Echoing Green has been ahead of the curve for 30 years, supporting more than 700 visionaries around the world who are transforming their communities. Our inaugural Echoing Green Summit is an initiative to convene our unparalleled community of talent with the social impact innovators of the Bay Area.
Go deep. – Dig in with social entrepreneurs addressing education, health, and workforce development on the challenges and opportunities facing their ability to scale.Connect. – Meet with experts and practitioners in focused sector conversations to determine what we must do next to stay committed, relevant, and ahead of the curve.Think big. – Hear from industry leaders in impact investing, funding, and philanthropy about the key issues and trends across social innovation and social change.Tickets available by invitation only. Space is limited. To request an invitation, contact Maggie Gleason email@example.com.
After successful completion of the previous workshops, Empower is now organizing another International Workshop on Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain in Conflict and Fragile States.
Objectives of the workshop:
- To provide participants with a clear understanding of the critical need to use a risk management based approach, with identification and categorization of the key risk factors, and then how planning can be instigated so that priority risks can be mitigated.
- To provide an overview of the PSM policies, strategies and processes that address both humanitarian and health supply chain and how they can blend as countries transition out of conflict.
- To help develop an understanding and identification of the vulnerable population groups, changing morbidity and mortality patterns during conflicts, and seek to align such factors with changing product selection and quantification activities.
We will have professionals from UN agencies, Ministries of Health, International NGOs and private sector attending this workshop.
Conflict and fragile states are unpredictable, dynamic and possess major political and operational risks. The workshop will help participants to develop a tailored approach that is led by the national government and supported by the partners. By clearly identifying and mitigating risks, and adapting PSM approaches to these challenging environment, PSM professionals can play a critical role in ensuring essential health commodities reach the health facilities. This workshop is targeted for public health professionals, program officers, supply chain professionals, humanitarian logistics professionals and also meant for organizations involved in disaster management.
Key features of the workshop
*Briefing sessions with international health & humanitarian experts*
*One year of technical assistance*