Event Name: Social Performance Task Force 2017 Annual Meeting
Event Date: June 6 – June 8, 2017
Event Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Summary of Event: This meeting will include plenary speeches, working group meetings and networking sessions relating to financial inclusion regulation, social outcomes data collection, and analysis and advances in “client-centric” technology . The event will begin with an introductory session on the Universal Standards for Social Performance Management (SPM) and the resources available to financial service providers for measuring and improving their social performance. This is the first time this event is taking place in Latin America since 2013. Continue reading →
Summary of Event: This event will include speeches and discussions on financial technology (fintech) topics including artificial intelligence, blockchain databases, client protection, collaboration, Continue reading →
The European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) has begun accepting applications for the eighth iteration of its European Microfinance Award, which is focused this year on financing housing improvements for people with low incomes. The deadline to apply is May 22. The award, which includes a cash prize of EUR 100,000 (USD 106,000), will be presented at European Microfinance Week, which is being held Continue reading →
Event Name: Global Sustainable Finance Conference 2017
Event Date: July 13-14, 2017
Event Location: Karlsruhe, Germany
Cost: EUR 1,260, including hotel accommodation
Conference Organizer: This event is organized by the European Organisation for Sustainable Development, which is dedicated to meeting the goals of the EU Strategy for Sustainable Development by “supporting the transition to an economically sound, socially just and an environmentally sustainable world.”
Conference Organizers: The conference is organized by Ethico Live!, an organization that arranges events related to the financial services sector including banking, investment and insurance. Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSD Uganda), a nonprofit organization that advocates innovation, conducts research and implements policy in Uganda; and the Department for International Development (DfID), a unit of the UK government, are also partnering to produce the event.
Summary of Event: Finnovation Africa 2017 seeks to gather stakeholders of the African financial technology (fintech) “value chain” Continue reading →
Event Name: Impact Investment for Development Summit 2017
Event Date: March 21-23, 2017
Event Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Conference Organizers: The conference is jointly organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD). TEDxYerevan, Impact Hub Yerevan, European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE), European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), Impact Alpha and @lliance serve as organizing partners.
Summary of Event: This summit will cover “sustainable” development financing methods with the goal of Continue reading →
Event Location: Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, Kirchberg, Luxembourg
Event Organizers: Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) will organize the event in partnership with Luxembourg Finance Labelling Agency (LuxFLAG), European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) and Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN).
Cost: The fee to attend is EUR 400 (USD 427) with a discount of EUR 50 (USD 53) available for members of ALFI, LuxFLAG, e-MFP and GIIN. Additional discounts of EUR 100 (USD 107) and EUR 50 (USD 53) are offered to those registering by March 17 and April 13, respectively.
Summary: This conference will focus on issues including how impact investing supports climate change mitigation and adaptation measures, the role impact investing is playing in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and the growth of impact investing in general. Continue reading →
Event Name: Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit 2017
Event Date: September 27 – September 29, 2017
Event Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Cost: The fee to attend is USD 895 with a discount of USD 100 offered until July 14. A rate of USD 495 is offered to participants traveling from developing countries and for all attendees under age 30.
Summary of Event: The theme of this year’s event is “The Future of Work: Youth Economic Opportunity in a Changing World,” and it will address issues such as the diminishing role of Continue reading →
Event Name: 38th Midi de la Microfinance et de l’Inclusion Financière
Event Date: March 8, 2017
Event Location: Banque de Luxembourg, 14 Boulevard Royal, Luxembourg
Summary of Event: This 38th “Midi,” which is titled “Entreprenante Afrique: The Age of SMEs” consists of a one-hour discussion on the role that investors can play in the development of small and medium-sized enterprises Continue reading →
Event Name: Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Learning Forum
Event Date: May 23 – 25, 2017
Event Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Summary of Event: This event will offer stakeholders opportunities to discuss achieving “sustainable and scalable development outcomes for very poor and marginalized women.” Speakers will address Continue reading →
Event Name: Savings and Credit Forum: What are the Social Performance Management and Reporting Practices of Financial Institutions and Microfinance Impact Investors?
Event Date: March 16, 2017
Event Location: University of Zürich, Rämistrasse 59, Zürich, Switzerland
Summary of Event: The draft agenda for this event includes topics such as standards for social performance management and the social performance reporting practices of several microfinance institutions. This half-day event Continue reading →
Event Name: SPTF Social Investor Working Group Meeting
Event Date: March 15 – March 16, 2017
Event Location: University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich, Switzerland
Summary of Event: Participants in this meeting will discuss the challenges of social performance management (SPM) as it relates to investing in inclusive finance. Speakers also will share Continue reading →