Track 2 – The Importance of Capital for Fostering Development

The 2011 DGDW Conference will following 6 tracks, each exploring a different aspect of responsible business. The tracks break down into several panels, featuring field professionals engaging in through-provoking discussions.

Track 2 touches on the importance of having access to capital as a source of fostering growth and development*.

We all know that capital is the engine that moves markets and businesses. While financial institutions have spent most of their time in the news under negative headlines, in this track, we will discuss what kinds of positive impact these institutions can have on social change. In particular, we will look deeply into the following topics: fostering savings consciousness by micro-deposit; supporting key sectors in emerging economies, using the development bank model; fostering employment growth in emerging economies by supporting small and medium enterprises.

Beyond these topics, our panelists will guide us through the new language this industry is using, educating us on Impact Investing, Venture Philanthropy, and Ethical Banking.

Here are the specific list of panels related to this track:

  • What are the Challenges of Micro-Savings?
  • Impact Investing – The Panacea for Solving Global Challenges?
  • The Future of Ethical Banking: A Fashionable Trend, or a New, Sustainable Way of Doing Business?
  • Development Banks and Their Role in Promoting Private Sector-Led Growth
  • The Challenge for SMEs in Emerging Economies of Accessing Credit
  • Venture Philanthropy – The Benefits and Challenges of New Ways of Funding in Social Sectors
  • Non-Profit Fundraising in the Credit Crisis Environment: A New Paradigm

* Track descriptions taken from Conference website.


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