Impact Investing in Action, now in its third year, is a gathering of key industry actors designed to drive capital to early-stage companies and to build the ecosystem for impact investing in Latin America. These key actors include investors, entrepreneurs, and field builders (grant-giving institutions and foundations, impact accelerators, and universities.
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Our mission is to provide a foundation to unify and inspire individuals and organizations from both sides under the common ethos of affecting genuine social change. Together, we will innovate shared investment strategies, create awareness, and establish an impetus throughout Turkey and the region to resolve challenges in the socioeconomic sphere while upholding a model of social business. İstanbul will create a bridge between Europe and Asia to transmit knowledge in this matter to Turkey and farther make the inclusion of people on both sides possible.
Innovations for Poverty Action, under the Citi IPA Financial Capability Research Fund supported by the Citi Foundation, and in collaboration with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and Universidad del Pacifico, will host an Evidence on Innovations in Financial Capability conference in May 2013. The main objective of this event is to share and discuss evidence from recent research on financial capability with financial service providers and other financial inclusion practitioners.
G20 Inclusive Business Workshop in Latin America will take
place in Medellín, Colombia on 5 June 2013. The event is part of the G20 Inclusive Business Workshop series, which aims at strengthening inclusive business relationships and accelerating the growth of inclusive business models in developing and emerging countries. The workshops are organised with generous additional support from the United Arab Emirates and in cooperation with the Siemens Stiftung (Foundation).
The forum’s main goal is to showcase how the productive sector and financial institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean are successfully serving low-income populations with commercially viable business models; markets solutions through which the private sector is contributing to solve the region’s most important development challenges.
In 2013, we will spotlight sustainability and its impact on governance in the social sector, examining how civil society organisations (including donors, foundations, INGOs and social entrepreneurs, among others) can achieve financial, organisational and programmatic sustainability while continuing to serve and advance their broader mission and raison d’etre. The theme of the 2012 GGS, accountability to the beneficiary, will be a touchstone throughout the course of next year’s seminar, and a principal question that will be asked at every turn in the discussion is how sustainability impacts the clients.
We’re working with conference co-hosts Mediterranean School of Business (Tunisia) and Babson College (USA) to provide not just networking and learning, but opportunities to generate new ideas to address the growing issue of youth unemployment in the developing world.
We are thrilled to be featuring a Keynote Conversation with Patrick Awuah, founder of Ghana’s Ashesi University. Awuah received his MBA from GBSN Member Haas Business School at UC Berkeley and went on to work at Microsoft. After a decade there, he returned to Ghana with a mission to educate young people in critical thinking and ethical service. He founded Ashesi University in 2002 with the goal of educating Africa’s next generation of leaders.
Join Asia Pacific's premier event dedicated to building social capital markets as it focuses this year on inclusive innovations and investments that are spurring progress in the region. Featured topics of the Forum include Technology & Innovation, Health & Affordable Medicine, Private Sector Role in Sustainable Development, and many more. Early Bird tickets are available until 1 April 2013, 11:59 PM (GMT +8).
The two-day TBLI Conference is the prime annual global networking and learning event on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Impact Investing.
•Meet 350+ finance professionals on ESG and Impact Investing
•Learn about recent developments in 16 Workshops and 2 Round-Tables
•Find new business partners
•Free mobile app networking platform
The worldwide Endeavor comes to San Francisco for the 2013 Entrepreneur Summit, a two-and-half day conference around High-Impact Entrepreneurship.
Since 1997, Endeavor’s entrepreneurs have not only become among the most impactful players in their markets, but also have started to assume the role of mentor, investor, and board member within and beyond Endeavor’s network. This Summit’s theme, “Of, By, and For Entrepreneurs,” is a tribute to the high-impact entrepreneur’s roles in their ecosystem.
The Yale Savings and Payments Research Fund aims to create a network of talented scholars, predominantly from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, who are interested in rigorous research and evidence-based policymaking on effective savings products and payment systems for the poor. With this goal, the fund conducts research methods workshops to help researchers design and implement impact evaluations of savings and payment innovations using Randomized Evaluations. We periodically invite applications to these trainings. Applicants will go through a competitive screening and selection process to determine fit and aptitude for these workshops.
The Yale Savings and Payments Research Fund, under the Global Financial Inclusion Initiative at Innovations for Poverty Action is hosting a conference around Evidence on Innovations in Savings and Payments on June 24-25, 2013 in Kampala, Uganda.
The event will showcase results from recent evaluations in Africa on child and youth savings, the impact of reducing costs and barriers to accessing savings among the poor, behavioral barriers to saving, using mobile phones for behavioral change, and the adoption and impact of mobile money. The event will facilitate discussions between researchers, practitioners, and policymakers on the current body of evidence around financial inclusion for the poor in sub-Saharan Africa
Over the course of 3 days, Retail Banking Africa will help you find the information, market trends and contacts you need to leverage opportunities in Africa's consumer banking business and dramatically improve your business profits. This platform will address strategic and fundamental issues like consumer finance; wealth management; personal finance; business banking; and political influence on the substantial growth in Africa’s retail banking business.
The GIIN and The City of London Corporation are partnering to host a global impact investing conference on October 10-11, 2013 in London, U.K. At this first-ever conference, investment professionals from around the world will learn about the practice of social and environmental impact investment in both developed and emerging markets, discuss trends and opportunities, and engage in high-level discussions that address common challenges, while networking with peers and preeminent experts in the field.
At this first-ever conference held in partnership by the GIIN and the City of London Corporation, investment professionals from around the world will learn about the practice of social and environmental impact investment in both developed and emerging markets, discuss trends and opportunities, and engage in high-level discussions that address common challenges.
The Financial Inclusion 2020 Global Forum will be a landmark event for expanding global financial inclusion. With an innovative approach and carefully selected participants, the Global Forum will be a unique opportunity to engage a broad range of players in financial inclusion in a collaborative environment where they can map the action agenda for achieving financial inclusion by the year 2020.