Upcoming Knowledge Events

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NAB Dialogue: Creating an Impact Narrative that fits your needs, Thursday 22 April, 1pm BST

How much time do you spend explaining what impact investing is? Or, how it’s different from other investing strategies like ESG or sustainable finance?

In this interactive session we explore the work of the Impact Narrative action area, how the content might be localised for your specific region as well as introducing the Impact Narrative Award sponsored by Torino Social Impact and Italy NAB.

To register, email jo.sloman@gsgii.org

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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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Past Knowledge Events

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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.