This section will help you to plan and schedule your participation in conferences, forums, seminars and trainings on inclusive business.
There is a clear and deepening frustration amongst some with the rhetoric of “purpose”, “sustainability” and the notion of “business as a force for good”. For those of us who believe in the power of business to do good, this is an opportunity for some honest self-reflection. The common ground between those within the business and purpose world, and those who criticise it, is the desire for authenticity; the recognition that we need to move beyond the rhetoric of purpose and embed it meaningfully and consistently across business. We need an honest discussion about how this can be done, recognising where progress is being made and where actions are falling short.
Join an invited audience of 300 professionals and practitioners working to embed purpose authentically within business. Engage with peers from leading global companies, civil society and government who are pioneering new ways to harness companies' products, services, value chains, and voice to have a positive social impact.
The ANDE West Africa Regional Conference is a gathering of ANDE members and partners in the region including leading investors, capacity development providers, foundations, banks, corporations, academic and research institutions. In 2019, the 2-day highly interactive conference will feature sessions on ecosystem opportunities, solutions to SGB common challenges, networking meetings and plenaries with leading thinkers in the SGB sector.
The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) is a platform for global and African leaders to develop actionable plans that will move African agriculture forward. The AGRF is considered the world’s most important and impactful forum for African agriculture, pulling together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape to take practical actions and share lessons that will move African agriculture forward.
With the theme “Powering collaboration for housing impact,” this year’s Housing Forum aims to harness partnerships to advance housing as a driver of sustainable development. The biennial Forum has established itself as a melting pot of ideas and best practices from housing and development practitioners, many of which are brought for discussion in other regional and global initiatives. In the lead up to the forum, six preliminary events will be held in Bangladesh, New Zealand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India and the Philippines from April to July.
Each year, the ANDE Annual Conference is the largest gathering of ANDE members from around the globe. The event is targeted at senior-level executives of ANDE member organizations, including leading investors, capacity development providers, foundations, banks, corporations, DFIs and research institutions. The highly interactive agenda features workshops on solutions to common challenges, networking sessions, and plenaries with leading thinkers in the SGB space.
Impact investing is reshaping the future of financial markets as increasingly people are considering the societal and environmental impact of their investments in addition to their financial returns. Building on the success of the 2018 GIIN Investor Forum, which convened more than 1,200 active and aspiring impact investors from over 80 countries, the 2019 Forum will present delegates with the opportunity to make relationships, share insights about new strategies, discover new opportunities, learn the latest industry developments, and explore ways to drive continued momentum and growth in the market.
Zambia takes a new approach to connecting investors with entrepreneurs. Using the Impact Starter platform, local entrepreneurs have the opportunity to access business support and document preparation to become investment ready. The ICA Zambia agenda has been developed to support local SMEs to understand and gain access to impact investors. Sessions are designed to maximise event deal flow.
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.