In order to be effective in our work, we host, facilitate, and attend events across the globe. Below are a few of the places we will be in 2019.
Interested in inviting us to your event? Feel free to connect with us here – //criterioninstitute.org/engage/connect.
MARCH 25 – 26
Workshop: Finance as a Tool to Address Gender-Based Violence – Washington, DC
Criterion Institute invites you to join us for a two-day workshop as we seek to deepen the ability of gender experts and activists to use finance as a social change strategy. Through discussions, small-group workshops, and design sessions, we will equip you to identify opportunities to use finance to further your programs and goals. Insights from these design sessions will inform Criterion’s gender-based violence programming and the development of tools and other resources for dissemination.
Gender-based violence is an epidemic affecting 1 in 3 women worldwide, according to the World Health Organization–which does not include the millions of men, boys, and gender minorities affected by physical, sexual, and emotional abuse on a daily basis.Those numbers, in the language of finance, are material. Like climate change, gender-based violence presents a ubiquitous risk to any industry, company, or geographic market. We can influence how to assess that risk, which data investors see as valuable, and how investors and analysts respond in their analyses, structures, and processes.
Criterion Institute has named gender-based violence as one of our key areas of focus over the next few years and has identified 5 strategies to engage capital markets as one of many approaches necessary to tackle this critical issue. We have run workshops with hundreds of gender and gender-based violence experts, social changemakers, asset holders, asset managers, government agencies, and financial institutions to develop tools and ideas and advocate for using finance to create a future free of violence.
Please join us in Washington, DC on March 25th and 26th, from 9 am to 5 pm each day, as we share knowledge, explore strategies, and identify points of collaboration and move towards action. Please only register for this workshop if you are able to attend both days.
JUNE 3 – 6
Women Deliver 2019 Global Conference – Vancouver, Canada
Women Deliver is the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. More information can be found on their website – //wd2019.org/.
AVPN Conference – Singapore
AVPN hosts the largest social investing conference in Asia. More information can be found on their website – //conference.avpn.asia/the-avpn-conference/
OCTOBER 13 – 18
Opportunity Collaboration – Cancún, Mexico
The Opportunity Collaboration is a global network of leaders dedicated to building sustainable solutions to poverty and injustice. They annual convene a 4-day collaborative summit that is uniquely designed to help forge alliances and advance social impact initiatives. More information can be found on their website – //ocimpact.com/oc-global/
OCTOBER 22 – 25
SOCAP – Social Capital Markets – San Francisco
Social Capital Markets is Dedicated to Accelerating a New Global Market at the Intersection of Money + Meaning. More information can be found on their website – //socialcapitalmarkets.net/