This section will help you to plan and schedule your participation in conferences, forums, seminars and trainings on inclusive business.
The 11th ICT4D Conference brings together public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community. Participants share how they’ve used innovations in technology to increase the impact of their work. Highly interactive and hands-on, the conference attracts a diverse audience of technical advisors, executives, and others who offer a range of practical insights on applying technology to development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges.
The Social Innovation Summit is an annual event that represents a global convening of black swans and wayward thinkers. Where most bring together luminaries to explore the next big idea, we bring together those hungry not just to talk about the next big thing, but to build it.
Poor and vulnerable people in emerging markets and developing countries are affected most by natural disasters. They suffer disproportionately due to their higher vulnerability and exposure and lower ability to cope and recover. In 2019, the Consultative Forums will explore how insurance providers, policymakers, insurance regulators and supervisors can collaborate to reduce the protection gap and help to build resilience in the face of climate risk and natural disasters.
The era of purpose-driven business is upon us: from investors to global brands to consumers and CEOs alike, seemingly everyone is talking about the importance of purpose in driving business strategy and societal well-being. How can organizations fully deliver on the promise of purpose, moving from inspirational vision to meaningful results?
The Collective Impact Forum is a resource for people and organizations using the collective impact approach to address large-scale social and environmental problems. The Forum includes (1) more than 40 sessions on topics such as community engagement, equity, leadership, use of data, sustainability, and systems change; (2) local site visits to explore collaborative social change in action in Chicago; (3) opportunity to interact with a diverse audience of funders, backbone leaders, and other collective impact community partners from across the United States and around the world.
The Africa Shared Value Summit raises awareness of and advocates for the successful strategic implementation of the Shared Value business model – profit with purpose – in Africa. The 2019 Summit will focus on the importance of Shared Value ecosystems in driving Africa’s business growth. Industries represented include agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing and green energy. As with previous Summits, purposeful alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals will be a major theme.
The relationship between Africa and Europe becomes strategic in this 21st century. The AFRICA EUROPE WEEK will be an important meeting point between entrepreneurs, top managers of leading companies, German Mittelstand, financing institutions and decision makers. Meet leading entrepreneurs, CEOs and business people involved in African European business, trade, investment and finance. Discuss trends and challenges companies and financial institutions will face in the coming years. Discover new opportunities to do trade, business and investments in Africa or Europe.
The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) uniquely gathers governments, the private sector and a powerful partner network to turn challenges into business opportunities worldwide. Hosted by two of the world’s most innovative countries, the United States and the Netherlands, GES 2019 will focus on global opportunities for the next wave of entrepreneur-led innovation in scalable tech, from artificial intelligence and robotics to blockchain, big data, new science and more.
This event will gather 250 of the African private sector’s most influential women, with three objectives: 1. Promote female leadership issues in the business world and help address the continent’s economic and social challenges 2. Prepare women for leadership and governance through high-level training courses and exposure to some of the most inspiring global role models 3. Facilitate business meetings and network development.
Organised by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. The EDD is a participatory programme. EDD 2019 overarching title is "Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind".