MICROFINANCE EVENT: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) Present Impact Investment for Development Summit 2017; March 21-23; Yerevan, Armenia

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 promoting the benefits of impact investments and creating new models of collaboration between different sectors of the economy. The summit will feature interactive discussions, TEDx talks and thematic exhibitions. It will also seek to address questions about the challenges of impact investments, the progress of transformation from traditional to impact investments, ways of gaining government support for impact projects and regional perspectives.

Background on Organizers: UNDP is the United Nations’ global development network. The organization advocates for change; connects countries with shared resources; and provides expertise, training and grants to developing countries. The organization focuses on poverty reduction, democratic governance, crisis prevention, disease control and social development. INSEAD is a graduate business school with campuses in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The institution offers a range of full-time and executive academic programs.

Event Website: http://iido.events/

For additional information, you may contact the organizers by phone at +374 060 53 00 00 or by email at info[at]iido.events.

By Murong Xu, Research Associate

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Impact Investment for Development Summit 2017

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