Upcoming Knowledge Events

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NAB Knowledge Sharing (Session 2), Monday 28 July, 4pm BST

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”
Benjamin Franklin

Do you want to learn more from other NABs? Come to this NAB dialogue and let us know how you think the GSG central team can enable more knowledge sharing between the GSG community. We have defined knowledge sharing as a key part of our new strategy we are seeking your input into the goals and KPI’s of this work. Please note we have two sessions on this topic to cater for different time zones. This is the America time zone session.

To register, email francesca.spoerry@gsgii.org (including the name of your NAB or taskforce)

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NAB Dialogue: NAB Governance, Wednesday 25 August, 1pm BST

Have you faced challenges in engaging government representatives as part of your NAB?
Join us for the second NAB Dialogue in our series about NAB governance.
In this session we will focus on how NABs can bring on government representatives as part of their board – what are the implications of doing this and how others can do it.
These sessions are held every 6 months to discuss the various aspects of NAB governance.

To register, email atieno.otonglo@gsgii.org (including the name of your NAB or taskforce)

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Ranking Financial institutions: The World Benchmarking Alliances Financial System Benchmark, Thursday 2 September, 1pm BST

The WBA has launched their draft methodology of the Financial System Benchmark. This draft methodology proposes the measurement areas and indicators to publicly evaluate and rank the readiness of 400 globally influential asset owners, asset managers, banks and insurance companies for the sustainability transformation ahead.

To register, email francesca.spoerry@gsgii.org (including the name of your NAB or taskforce)

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Knowledge team publications

Past Knowledge Events

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NAB Knowledge Sharing (Session 1), Wednesday 21 July, 9am BST

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”
Benjamin Franklin

Do you want to learn more from other NABs? Come to this NAB dialogue and let us know how you think the GSG central team can enable more knowledge sharing between the GSG community. We have defined knowledge sharing as a key part of our new strategy we are seeking your input into the goals and KPI’s of this work. Please note we have two sessions on this topic to cater for different time zones. This is the Asia time zone meeting.

To register, email francesca.spoerry@gsgii.org (including the name of your NAB or taskforce)

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NAB Dialogue: Impact-Weighted Accounts Initiative: One year on and next steps, June 29, 2021 02:00 PM BST

In this meeting we will cover the latest updates in Impact-Weighted Accounts Initiative over the last 12 months, and hear about plans for scaling.

To register, email francesca.spoerry@gsgii.org

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NAB Dialogue: Convening Academics around Impact and Sustainable Finance, June 16, 2021 02:00 PM BST

Come hear how ‘The Impact & Sustainable Finance Faculty Consortium’ brings together academics from around the world who teach and research impact investing and sustainable finance. Please feel free to invite your university-affiliated NAB members to hear about how their faculty could join this group.

To register, email francesca.spoerry@gsgii.org  

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Webinar: Engaging governments in Results-Based Finance, Thursday 10 June, 1pm BST

A shift is underway from traditional, low-scale, and non-effective input-based spending by governments to the increasing adoption of results-based financing (RBF) solutions.

RBF approaches have the ability to deliver more and better societal outcomes, and they are probably the single greatest evolutionary step that the public sector should take to embrace the impact revolution. How can fiscally constrained governments be encouraged to invest their own resources better?

Join us for a public webinar to hear from a range of speakers from different countries about insights and approaches to engage governments with results-based financing.

Click here to Register.

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NAB Dialogue: NAB Governance – Board Diversity, Wednesday 26 May, 1pm BST

GSG is pleased to launch a NAB Dialogue series examining effective governance, learning from NAB Boards around the world.
In this first session we will discuss how to design a NAB Board structure that is diverse, both in representing the diversity of expertise across the impact ecosystem, and diversity of individuals. We’ll hear from NABs about how their governance policies promote diversity, and provide time to share ideas to increase Board equity and inclusion.

To register, email jo.sloman@gsgii.org

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NAB Dialogue: Co-creating a compelling Impact Narrative & the Impact Narrative Award, Wednesday 19 May, 1pm BST

Do you spend a lot of time explaining what impact investing is?
 
NABs and other market builders often describe to us how difficult it is to tell the ‘impact story’ beyond the ecosystem. The GSG has been convening a group to help create a compelling narrative to persuade audiences and accelerate the adoption of impact investment.
 
Join the group in this interactive session and explore how to:
 
  • Maximise the effectiveness of this project.
  • Make the narrative work for your own context.
  • Design an Impact Narrative Award that showcases good communication examples in the sector.

This session will be light, interactive and engaging! Click here to register.

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Results-Based Financing Action Area: Education Challenges & Opportunities, Thursday 8th April, 2pm GMT

School closures during 2020 and into 2021 around the world will likely exacerbate pre-existing inequalities and affect education outcomes. In this dialogue, we will discuss how results-based financing could address these issues, as well as how previously developed initiatives had to adapt to the Covid-19 context. We will deep-dive into Maycomb Capital’s Community Outcomes Fund, which is leading the Memphis and Shelby county pre-kindergarten project, and the Quality Education India Development Impact Bond to better understand these challenges.

To register, email jo.sloman@gsgii.org

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Results-Based Financing Action Area: Workforce Development in Latin America, Thursday 25th March, 4pm GMT

Workforce development has been one of the main focuses of results-based financing mechanisms for two main reasons. Firstly, it is easily measurable with clear, concrete, and accessible metrics. Secondly, it is a critical issue in all countries around the globe. In this dialogue, we will double-click on the challenges for implementing these kinds of instruments to address unemployment and skilling issues in emerging markets. We will deep-dive into two success stories from Latin America: Argentina and Colombia.

To register, email jo.sloman@gsgii.org

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Impact Transparency, GIIN’s Impact Performance Methodology, Tuesday 2 March, 1pm GMT

There are several ways in which investors can compare impact results from one investment to another. In this session, we will discuss the GIIN’s brand new methodology for comparing impact performance which is intended to pave the way for comparisons of impact results from one investment to another. 

To register, email jo.sloman@gsgii.org

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Results-Based Financing Action Area: Social Finance US’s Development of a Career Impact Bond, Thursday 25 February, 2pm GMT

The first of a series of knowledge sharing series in 2021 as part of the Results-Based Financing Action Area, in collaboration with The Education Outcomes Fund (EOF). Each month, we will showcase an innovative results-based financing vehicle.

The Career Impact Bond (CIB) is an innovative results-based financing tool enabling the US to build back better. It creates career opportunities for people from overlooked communities by removing capital risk for those looking for career training, enabling students to train with no upfront costs. The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the need for tools tackling unemployment and skilling gaps; learn how the CIB could be a solution and consider how it could be adapted in different countries.

To register, email jo.sloman@gsgii.org

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Impact Transparency, UNDP Enterprise Standards, Wednesday 17 February, 1pm GMT

We’re excited to invite UNDP SDG Impact back to the NAB Dialogue series. The team has recently developed SDG Impact Standards for Enterprises: impact management standards to help enterprises contribute towards the SDGs. They are looking for feedback to maximise take-up of the standards. Come and have your say!

To register, email jo.sloman@gsgii.org

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Tying Funding to Results: A Primer in Results-Based Financing (RBF), Thursday 11 February at 2pm GMT

This session is a working group meeting open to the NABs. The GSG and the EOF will discuss the main findings of the research document ‘Tying Funding to Results: A Primer in Results-Based Financing (RBF)’. The group will also seek to introduce further knowledge sharing resources as well as discuss the objectives and next steps for the group.

To register, email jo.sloman@gsgii.org

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NAB Dialogue – NAB Financial Sustainability, 3 February, 1pm GMT

Join GSG’s Market Development Team at the next in our series on NAB financial sustainability.

These meetings are designed to support NABs developing their funding strategies by examining the strengths of different funding models and hearing from NABs who are using them. They are interactive discussions where you can share your NAB’s experience and gain insight and advice from other NABs.

To register, email jo.sloman@gsgii.org

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Accelerating Impact in Asia Pacific, 3rd December 2020

The GSG and UNESCAP launched their joint report Towards an Enabling Policy Environment for Impact Investment in Asia and the Pacific. Watch the launch event recording.