This section will help you to plan and schedule your participation in conferences, forums, seminars and trainings on inclusive business.
SOCAP18 is the world's leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. SOCAP18 will convene innovators in finance, entrepreneurship, business, government, and philanthropy from across social and environmental issue areas to accelerate the market at the intersection of money and meaning.
As more corporates are recognising the opportunities in accessing new markets and customers through impact investing, resulting in an increasing entrants of new players into the space, there are greater expectations, more than ever before from institutional investors, HNWIs and asset managers for impact businesses to deliver on their promise of both financial and social or environmental impact.
Now in its 3rd year, the Africa Impact Investing Leaders Forum will bring together a full spectrum of stakeholders in the impact investing arena to discuss how impact could be scaled and managed in various sectors looking at stakeholders’ priorities and issues that will drive growth and achieve sustainable development in the region. Also, the forum will be the definitive platform and a strategic forum to initiate the next impact deals, access projects information as well as establishing and cementing business partnerships.
In October 2018, investors from around the globe will convene for the preeminent gathering of active impact investors and those who are interested in building an impact investing practice. the Forum aims to advance and scale the market through insight from industry leaders, leading-edge research, and unrivalled networking opportunities.
Boost Better Business (B3) program
Sustainable Inclusive Business in partnership with B Lab East Africa supported by SNV’s SWA and Hortimpact programmes, invites you to take part in the Boost Better Business (B3) program for the Horticulture Sector. The B3 program is a program of Sustainable Inclusive Business and B Lab East Africa designed to help you measure your sustainability and inclusiveness impact, support you in monitoring Business progress and in identifying areas of improvement.
The programme is scheduled to take place over a period of 6 months with:
- A full assessment
- Assistance on improvement plan
- 4 days of training and 6 months of improvement.
The kick off dates with a tailor made workshop are 30th October 2018 and 31st October 2018. The program is partly supported by SNV SWA and Hortimpact programmes, with participating companies required to pay a commitment fee of $350 equivalent to Kes 35,000. Each participating company is allowed, at most, two participants.
For more details, seethe invitation.
The Clean Cooking Investment Forum 2018 is a first-of-its-kind event.
- Investors will gain a comprehensive view of the landscape of investment opportunities emerging in the clean cooking sector in Eas Africa and around the world
- Businesses will learn about domestic and international funding opportunities
- Participants will engage with the public and private sector to discuss policy initiatives to facilitate sector growth in East Africa and elsewhere
- Participants will meet key stakeholders through a structured B2B matchmaking and networking session
- Participants will get a special rate (10% discount) on tickets to participate in the Unlocking Solar Capital Africa conference on 7-8 November
In addition, there will be an optional, early-morning session on Day 2 which focuses on clean cooking solutions in humanitarian settings. Participants will engage in a discussion around private sector approaches to deliver clean cooking solutions to displaced people in East Africa and around the world. The full Forum agenda can be accessed here.
The conference aims to distil and disseminate information on key developments in insurance for emerging consumers. The main focus of the 14th IMC will be how best to respond to challenges by applying new technologies, understanding the role of insurance for sustainable development, improving supply, raising awareness of insurance, creating appropriate regulatory frameworks and better understanding of the particular needs of the low income population.
The BSR Conference 2018 will bring together senior executives, entrepreneurs, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and governments to create a new blueprint for business and a more just and sustainable future. The Conference provides a space for thought-provoking conversations, where attendees work together to identify solutions for today's most complex sustainability challenges.
The AVPN India Summit aims to deepen engagement with a diverse ecosystem of stakeholders by providing a vibrant and resilient platform for knowledge sharing, collaboration and advocacy. Themed “Facing the Future Together”, the one-day Summit will feature a spectrum of collaborative and outcome-focused approaches to social investing – from philanthropy to impact investing to corporate CSR, covering targeted impact areas including education, livelihoods, health and nutrition, and climate change.
The Africa 2018 DealRooom will be held for the second time at the biggest B2B and B2G forum taking place on the continent this year. Africa 2018's Investor DealRoom is designed to connect high potential companies from across Africa with Investors in face-to-face meetings geared to accelerate investment deal flow. Facilitated by Asoko Insight and African Business, the Africa 2018 Investment DealRoom will select 30 high growth, high potential mid-to-large businesses for one-to-one meetings with active Private Equity and Venture Capital firms during the forum.