This section will help you to plan and schedule your participation in conferences, forums, seminars and trainings on inclusive business.
The 2019 SEEP Annual Conference theme – Building Resilience through Market Systems – will highlight proven and experimental strategies that harness the potential of the market to support people, enterprises and communities that are highly vulnerable to the shock-stress-shock cycle. Shocks and stresses are increasing in frequency and intensity around the globe. Climate and weather variability, population dynamics, local and global price shocks, illness and disease, political instability, and conflict are intersecting in complex ways that threaten the lives and livelihoods of people and erode hard-fought development gains.
SOCAP is the world’s premier impact investment and social entrepreneurship conference, dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good. Since 2008, SOCAP has hosted over 20,000 attendees from more than 70 countries, uniting voices across a broad spectrum to catalyze impactful and sometimes unexpected connections. By sharing our collective stories and successes, you become a key part of growing the social capital movement.
This event will bring together West Africa’s top elected officials, policymakers, industry thought leaders and other individuals committed to moving forward the sustainable energy agenda. The region has made tremendous strides in putting in place the policy and regulatory framework for a viable sustainable energy market. Translating this enabling environment into concrete projects powering inclusive energy access and growth is one of the key objectives of ESEF2019. ESEF2019 will raise awareness about the progress made in the region and highlight the challenges faced by the private sector in developing projects. Facilitation of business deals and promotion of investment are also prioritized. ESEF2019 will be a demand-driven and result-oriented event, where participants take a detailed look at the challenges facing the sector; how they are being overcome and where the opportunities lie for speeding up the implementation of game-changing projects. The forum will be divided into different sessions supported by thematic areas to cater for all expected stakeholders.
The Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) is the leading forum for international exchange and collaboration in social entrepreneurship and social investment. The success of the event in galvanising the global movement of social enterprise has created a platform for learning, sharing of good practice, ideas and creating partnerships has made it the main forum for the social enterprise sector. The annual event was first held in Edinburgh in 2008 and has since been held on six continents. This is a historic occasion as it is the first time the SEWF will be held in an emerging market economy.
The sixth and final event in the Grow Asia Digital Learning Series takes a closer look at microfinance - a proven solution for smallholder farmers and small businesses that lack access to formal financial services. Since its earliest application in the mid-19th century, microfinance has evolved and given rise to an ecosystem of providers that aid in service-delivery to beneficiaries. The event will explore how digital solutions can further transform modern microfinancing operations, especially to integrate various service providers, manage risk, and ultimately scale the impact of microfinance.
The 4th Africa Impact Investing Leaders Forum 2019 will present delegates with the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with new impact investors focused on opportunities in Africa, discover the latest industry developments, share insights about latest strategies, and explore ways to drive continued momentum and growth in the impact market.
AIILF 2019 will bring together impact investors, institutional investors, foundations, family offices, DFIs, Private Equity & Venture Capital firms, Funds, NGOs, MFIs, impact entrepreneurs and other stakeholders. Register your interest below.
Aggregating farmer/worker data at the national or international level allows Standards to better understand the farmers/workers they are reaching. However, both data collection and aggregation is difficult when farmers/workers do not fit into pre-defined categories. This is particularly relevant for women, who are often working as family laborers. This webinar will be an opportunity to discuss issues around farmer and worker categorization and classification. Better Cotton Initiative will share their experiences and promising practices to reach women through gender-sensitive definitions and inclusive metrics, and discuss how this could be improved and adapted going forward.
With the theme of “Investment. Innovation. Impact,” the sector’s flagship event will bring together hundreds of attendees from around the world working to build an inclusive industry that makes clean cooking accessible to the three billion people who live each day without it. Registration details coming soon.
This conference gives you the unique opportunity to engage directly with relevant stakeholders from across the agri-food sector and step up efforts towards a decent standard of living. Businesses, governments, civil society actors and certifiers will share success stories and the barriers to effective change. Learn from the best practices and bottlenecks faced by changemakers. Hands-on workshops and discussions will challenge you to explore collaboration and increase your own efforts to achieve living wage and living income.
Meet industry peers from electricity regulators, national power companies, renewable & IPPs, investors and suppliers - all at one platform. The event serves as an opportunity to engage with top industry players from around the globe. With the vast range of participants at this exclusive event, learn about the success strategies and pitfalls of well-known power projects, through our intense case studies.