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Next Events

    • 22 Sep 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar: Instructions will be emailed to registrants

    Join us for this next event in our Gender Lens series in which we will discuss how providing wider access to financial services & non-financial services to micro-enterprises/SMEs led by women is a key factor to the post-pandemic reactivation of the economy in emerging markets. 

    Micro-enterprises, a significant portion of which are founded by women, have limited access to financial services because they are either too small to access traditional banking services or too big to benefit from microloans. This gap is often characterized in literature on financial inclusion and women empowerment as the "Missing Middle." Beyond financial inclusion, developing a comprehensive set of tools and gender-focused programs - inclusive of non-financial services (education and health) is critical to empower women entrepreneurs and make them stronger customers for financial institutions and partners for investors, and ultimately a way to unlock growth in the post-pandemic economy.

    Some of the topics we will be discussing include: 

    • Analyzing the gender differences in terms of access to financial services & capital for small and micro-enterprise
    • Perception by financial institutions and investors of women-owned SMEs compared to men owned enterprises, gap in knowledge and experience to be efficient in serving this segment
    • Financing the real economy and providing a broader business development services and inclusion tools for women
    • Gender sensitive programs that help banks perceive women as a strong business opportunity, and take into account the specific barriers faced by women-led micro-enterprises and SME

    Our distinguished panelists are:

    Participation in this GLI Working Group is free for all active ICF Members.  Non-members of ICF are welcome to join one GLI Working Group event for the standard event price of $15, but will then be asked to become an ICF member.

    Login instructions for this Zoom videoconference will be emailed after your registration is completed.

Recent Events

12 Aug 2021 Virtual Impact Community Networking Lunch
20 Jul 2021 Gender Lens Investing Working Group Networking Session
15 Jul 2021 How Can Corporate Venture Capital Guide Us Towards a More Sustainable and Equitable Future?
13 Jul 2021 Banking on “1.5 Degrees”: Strategies for Banks to Manage and Reduce Their Impact on Climate Change
24 Jun 2021 Donor Advised Funds: Philanthropy 100%?
17 Jun 2021 Mobilizing Gender Lens Capital for Emerging Markets
16 Jun 2021 Virtual Impact Community Networking Lunch
25 May 2021 SEC Call for Public Input on Climate Change Disclosures: A Practical Guide for the Role You Can Play
20 May 2021 Going Green and Making Green: How Evolution in ESG Priorities Among Investors Can Accelerate Businesses’ Sustainability Efforts
12 May 2021 Income Share Agreements: Can a New Education Finance Vehicle Promote Racial and Social Equity?
04 May 2021 How Innovative Financing Tools Drive Clean Energy in LMI Communities
29 Apr 2021 Understanding How the $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan Can Turbocharge Opportunity Zone-Based Investing
21 Apr 2021 Opportunities in Investing in African Agriculture
14 Apr 2021 Learning to Integrate ESG
14 Apr 2021 Virtual Impact Community Networking Lunch
08 Apr 2021 How Can Banks Reduce their Financed Emissions?
24 Mar 2021 The New Majority: Investing in Founders of Color
15 Mar 2021 Gender Lens Investing Virtual Networking Lunch
04 Mar 2021 Virtual Networking Lunch
22 Feb 2021 African Healthcare and COVID-19: Impact Investment to the Rescue?
18 Feb 2021 The Next Phase of Opportunity Zones led by Steve Glickman and Ira Weinstein, Co-Authors of "The Guide to Making Opportunity Zones Work"
16 Feb 2021 Pricing Climate Risk into the Financial Markets
11 Feb 2021 Sustainable Real Estate Projects in Opportunity Zones
26 Jan 2021 How Can We Integrate SASB in a Private Market Context
18 Jan 2021 Social Entrepreneur Showcase: Virtual Tour of Coral Vita and Interview with Founder & Chief Reef Officer, Sam Teicher
14 Jan 2021 Virtual Fireside Chat with Karen Sherman, Author of Brick by Brick - Building Hope and Opportunity for Women Survivors Everywhere
08 Jan 2021 Sustainable Investing in the Biden-Harris Administration
22 Dec 2020 Holiday Networking Event
17 Dec 2020 Opportunity Zone Virtual Working Group: Blueprint Local and Case Study: Opportunity Alabama
09 Dec 2020 Strategies to Remain Marketable in a Changing Economy - A Virtual Fireside Chat with Dawn Graham
17 Nov 2020 Virtual Networking Lunch
13 Nov 2020 Virtual Working Group: Opportunity Zones Investing Update
12 Nov 2020 Webinar: Making an Impact with Cash
23 Jul 2020 Webinar: Spotlight on Refugee-Lens Investing
15 Jul 2020 Webinar: Managing Water Related Risks for Investors and Companies
09 Jul 2020 Webinar: How Have ESG Funds Weathered Recent Market Volatility?
30 Jun 2020 Webinar: Opportunity Zones Update Amidst the Pandemic with Steve Glickman
11 Jun 2020 Webinar: Predicting Climate Change's Effect on Impact Investments
12 May 2020 Webinar: Impact Investing in Africa - Responding to the Pandemic
07 May 2020 Webinar: Tackling Financial Literacy in the 2020s
29 Apr 2020 Webinar: Impact Investing in NYC - Responding to the Pandemic
21 Apr 2020 Webinar: Leading Investors are Guiding Corporate Behavior surrounding the Pandemic
15 Apr 2020 Webinar: Stakeholder Capitalism and the Impact of COVID with CEO of JUST Capital
04 Mar 2020 SOLD OUT: Using Behavioral Economics to Enhance Financial Policies, Innovations and Careers
18 Feb 2020 The Future of Impact is Now: A Fireside Chat with Ron Cordes and Jed Emerson
06 Dec 2019 Impact Capital Forum Holiday Networking Event
20 Nov 2019 Measuring Impact & Sustainability: Pain Points & Best Practices
14 Nov 2019 Working Group Breakfast - Opportunity Zone Investing - November
13 Nov 2019 Realizing the Sustainable Development Goals through Microfinance
17 Oct 2019 Fundraising for Social Enterprises - VC and Startup Perspectives
10 Oct 2019 Working Group Breakfast - Opportunity Zone Investing - October
25 Sep 2019 Blended Finance: Scaling Impact and Returns - A Fireside Chat with Joan Larrea, CEO, Convergence + Expert Panel
23 Sep 2019 SOLD OUT - Thought-Leading Academics Discuss Trends in Sustainable Investing, Impact Investing & Philanthropy
12 Sep 2019 Social Enterprise Spotlight Series: Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Keap Candles & Ox Verte
09 Aug 2019 Summer Social with Impact Capital Forum at Rubin Museum
22 Jul 2019 Speed Networking Event - Connecting for Impact
26 Jun 2019 Applying Blockchain to Financial Inclusion - Identity, Ownership, Lending & Payments
11 Jun 2019 Wine & Cheese with FABSCRAP - Creating a 2nd Life for Used Fabrics in NYC - Social Enterprise Showcase
03 Jun 2019 China’s Belt & Road Initiative: Implications for Development Finance and Sustainable Investing
22 May 2019 Working Group Breakfast - Opportunity Zone Investing
07 May 2019 Opportunity Zones Part II: Insights into the New Regulations
06 May 2019 Spring Networking Event - Celebrate 'Impact' with Us
29 Apr 2019 Getting to 100% Impact in your Portfolio and Beyond
25 Apr 2019 Digital Innovations in Financial Inclusion in Emerging Markets
02 Apr 2019 The SDGs as a Public-Private Bridge: Managing Risk, Return and Impact
14 Mar 2019 Innovative Tech Products to Facilitate Impact Capital Markets
12 Mar 2019 A New Era in US Development Finance: The $100bn Multiplier - Fireside Chat with David Bohigian, Acting President & CEO, OPIC
26 Feb 2019 The Future of Social Impact Bonds: Blending Private Investment with Impact Performance
20 Feb 2019 Working Group Breakfast - Opportunity Zone Investing (Recurring Event)
06 Feb 2019 Embrace Impact: Aligning Your Portfolio with Your Values
23 Jan 2019 Inaugural Working Group Breakfast - Opportunity Zone Investing (SOLD OUT)
16 Jan 2019 ESG Standards in Private Equity: How SASB’s industry specific standards inform Private Investing (SOLD OUT)

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