This section will help you to plan and schedule your participation in conferences, forums, seminars and trainings on inclusive business.
With a lack of national leadership, business must lead the way to a sustainable, clean and responsible future. The environmental threats facing the planet are unprecedented, and it’s up to businesses and investors to provide the blueprint for innovations which will create a global economy fit for purpose and one that prospers. The Responsible Business Summit New York is North America’s leading platform where global businesses gather to create partnerships, share practical insights and shape the future sustainability agenda.
The AFRICA CEO FORUM is the leading international conference dedicated to the private sector in Africa and hosts the continent’s top CEOs, international investors, experts and high-level policy makers every year.
The AFRICA CEO FORUM has an unparalleled ability to mobilize, offer cutting-edge content and attract global media coverage. It is committed to unlocking Africa’s economic potential by championing private sector-led growth, leading discussions around innovative public policies and sustainable business.
The Oxford Impact Investing Programme is a world leading executive development programme at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. It is the most comprehensive programme available for professionals from financial institutions, foundations, NGOs, impact investing funds and social enterprises to come together and develop best practice in this exciting and emerging field.
Tackling food safety, which has an unwavering impact on human, economic and social development, requires collaboration through knowledge, skills and innovative financing to promote inclusive sustainable business models. The 6th Responsible Business Forum on Food & Agriculture will convene over 400 food, agriculture and nutrition decision makers from companies, governments, financial institutions and NGOs.
The Francophone Africa Investors Summit (FAIS) is a conference set to present the industrial progress made by African entrepreneurs, especially those living in Francophone Africa. This summit serves as a platform to engage budding francophone African entrepreneurs with investors who not only want to invest in the ideas of these entrepreneurs, their products or services but also be a part of a mentorship program designed strategically for the summit participants. The objective of this summit is to create an ecosystem for Francophone African startups and ventures to interact with Investors, learn and create solid networks that will boost their ventures.
Climate-smart and socially inclusive enterprises provide market-based solutions which help to enhance the adaptive capacities of the South African economy and society and bear immense potential to drive this transition. However, many small and growing enterprises are unable to scale-up in light of significant barriers to accessing tailored advisory services, financing instruments and policy frameworks.
The SEED South Africa Symposium will bring together around 150 enterprises, financial institutions, policy-makers and business development service providers to develop innovative approaches and partnerships. The event is part of the implementation of “Building an Ecosystem for Social and Environmental Entrepreneurship in South Africa”, a project supported by the Government of Flanders.
84% of the world’s population is located in emerging markets. Naturally, in order to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030 defined by the UN, the focus, support and investments need to shift from developed regions to emerging markets. We decided to lead this initiative by leveraging entrepreneurship and technology. Attending the Seedstars Summit is the best way to discover the most promising startups, the unicorns-to-be from Africa, Latin America, Asia, Middle East, North Africa, and Central and Eastern Europe; while at the same time learning about the tech trends in those regions and accessing a word-class network of global changemakers!
The Symposium provides the inspiration, capacity building, and connections you need to strengthen and transform your market systems development practice. Join leading experts, practitioners and donors from around the globe to move forward conversations that explore innovations in research and the application of market systems development strategies, through inspiring dialogues, capacity building breakouts, hands-on tool workshops, and tons of networking.
Produced by the Skoll Foundation and hosted at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School, the Forum shines a spotlight on best practices, new innovations, and connects leaders to one another to advance global social progress.
The Market Systems Symposium 2019 will be held at Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa on April 9–11, 2019 (with an optional training day on April 8). It provides the inspiration, capacity building and connections practitioners need to strengthen and transform their market systems development pursuits. Join leading experts, professionals, and donors from around the globe to advance conversations exploring innovations in research and the application of market systems development tools and strategies, through inspiring dialogues, capacity-building breakouts, hands-on tool workshops, and networking. Express your interest or register at www.marketsystemssymposium.org.