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.
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 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.
The annual BSR Conference is one of the longest-running and most well-regarded sustainability conferences. We provide a space for thought-provoking conversations, where we work together to identify solutions to our most complex global challenges. We convene more than 800 participants from around the world, including senior executives from Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and governments. Be a part of it and help your company define its own blueprint for sustainability.
The Summit will bring together hundreds of impact leaders: entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, corporates, social sector and government leaders and leading market builders.