Events of Interest

Event Teaser Date
The post-2015 sustainable development agenda: perspectives from business and civil society

On the eve of the UN’s High-Level Panel on the post-MDG agenda Oxfam, Business Fights Poverty (BFP), and ODI are bringing together three key constituencies that inform this debate - business, NGOs, and academia - to discuss what they would like the High-Level Panel to recommend for a sustainable development agenda (London and online).

26th Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association

American Evaluation Association 2012 Conference: "Evaluation in Complex Ecologies Relationships, Responsibilities, Relevance" (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)

10/24/12 - 10/27/12
BSR Conference 2012

The BSR Conference is a corporate responsibility event bringing together more than 1,000 senior business executives, entrepreneurs, and distinguished leaders from the public sector and civil society. The conference provides participants opportunities to engage with sustainability leaders and practitioners to build the business of a better world. (New York)

10/23/12 - 10/26/12
Global Land Grabbing II

The Global Land Grabbing event is the second international workshop on global land grabbing, and is intended to broaden and deepen the understanding of global land deals. (Ithaca, New York)

10/17/12 - 10/21/12
Sustainability Applied 2012

Leaders, decision-makers and doers from around the world will attend Sustainability Applied 2012, to discover the business value of sustainability, and to learn how to integrate it within their organizations to improve resource efficiency and create long-term economic, environmental and social benefit. This two-day event will feature hands-on workshops, keynote presentations, plenary sessions and interactive discussions to share knowledge, inspire change, create new business relationships and opportunities, and celebrate outstanding accomplishments in sustainability. (Toronto, Canada)

10/17/12 - 10/18/12
Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF)

SEWF2012 is focused on social enterprise and on building global awareness of the effectiveness of social enterprise in solving critical social problems. The overall theme of SEWF2012 is the growing field of impact investing, and will focus on attracting new investment capital for social enterprise. (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

10/16/12 - 10/18/12

Impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, civic leaders, and innovators will gather at SOCAP12 to connect impact investors with investable entrepreneurs; bring reports from the field, highlighting trends and new research; and enable connections that create a market where meaning has a place at the table. (San Francisco, California)

10/01/12 - 10/04/12
The New Metrics of Sustainable Business

This 2-day, in-depth discussion, The New Metrics of Sustainable Business, organized by Sustainable Brands and hosted by the Wharton School on the University of Pennsylvania campus, examines leading-edge work being done to expand the way business creates, quantifies, manages and communicates the value it delivers through the metrics it adopts. (Philadelphia, PA)

09/27/12 - 09/28/12
The Necessary Transition 2012

The Necessary Transition 2012 will discuss the many transitions taking place: from high to low carbon economies, from gross inequality to egalitarianism, from massive human rights abuses to socially just societies, and from high corruption to societies with high social cohesion and integrity. (Brisbane, Australia)

09/26/12 - 09/28/12
Open Knowledge Festival 2012

The Open Knowledge Festival is a festival of hands-on events focused on sharing ideas and building new projects related to municipal data within civic society as well as all things open data, open content, open access, open hardware, etc. (Helsinki, Finland)

09/17/12 - 09/22/12
2012 CIVICUS World Assembly

The 2012 CIVICUS World Assembly, in Montréal, Canada.

09/05/12 - 09/07/12
10th European Evaluation Society Biennial Conference: Evaluation in the networked society: New concepts, New challenges, New solutions

The Conference will help draw evaluation lessons learned in distinct sectors and regions of the world. It will also examine the potential of alternative and mixed evaluation methods in diverse contexts and probe the challenges of assessing public interest in complex adaptive systems and networks. (Helsinki, Finland)

08/03/12 - 08/05/12
XIX International AIDS Conference 2012

The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. (Washington, D.C.)

07/22/12 - 07/27/12
Partnering for Global Impact 2012

Partnering for Global Impact 2012 is a conference to facilitate transactions in social investing and philanthropy through one-to-one meetings. Partnering for Global Impact provides a forum to partner, identify, and generate investment and funding opportunities. (Lugano, Switzerland)

07/09/12 - 07/10/12
19th Annual Conference on Multi-Organisational Partnerships, Alliances and Networks

The Conference on Multi-Organisational Partnerships, Alliances and Networks brings together scholars and practitioners interested in partnerships, alliances and networks between business organizations, civil society organizations and government organizations. This includes public-private partnerships, multi-stakeholder-platforms, business-ngo partnerships, corporate social responsibility, collaborative governance, interactive policy-making, network management, supply chain partnerships, R&D partnerships and business alliances. (Wageningen, the Netherlands)

07/02/12 - 07/04/12
The future face of development: Building inclusive growth into a post-2015 framework

Hosted by the Overseas Development Institute, "The future face of development" will bring together global experts engaged on the future internatinal development agenda. It will focus on the proposals emerging from Rio and recent post-2015 discussions, to identify opportunities and potential pitfalls to building a new type of growth into future development. (London and online)

Views amidst violence: can perception surveys improve aid in fragile states?

Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC), organizer, and ODI, host, announce a public meeting, "Views amidst violence: can perception surveys improve aid in fragile states?," to explore the challenges associated with delivering perception surveys in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS), share findings from two surveys in Haiti and Afghanistan, and assess how far these two perceptions surveys have successfully influenced aid policies. (London and online)

International Advocacy Evaluation Community of Practice’s Webinar on Theories of Change and Outcome Mapping to Plan for International Advocacy

Innovations for Scaling Impact (iScale) and the Center for Evaluation Innovation are hosting a webinar on using theory of change, theories of action, and outcome mapping as a means of integrating planning and strategy with monitoring and evaluating international advocacy efforts: Theories of Change and Outcome Mapping to Plan for International Advocacy.

Aid & International Development Forum 2012

The Aid & International Development Forum 2012 is a forum for the humanitarian aid, relief and development sectors which facilitates partnerships, addresses global humanitarian and development issues and encourages the sharing of expertise. (Washington, D.C.)

06/06/12 - 06/07/12
Report launch - IMF Regional Economic Outlook for Africa: "Sustaining Growth amid Global Uncertainty"

ODI hosts the launch of the IMF's 2012 Regional Economic Outlook for Africa report "Sustaining Growth amid Global Uncertainty."  The report focuses on recent economic developments and prospects for the region, against the backdrop of the tentative global recovery and remaining large uncertainties. (London and online)

ISEAL Conference 2012

Exploring Innovation and Partnership in the Standards Movement. (Beethovenhalle, Bonn, Germany)

05/29/12 - 05/30/12
IAIA12 Energy Future: The Role of Impact Assessment

The 32nd annual conference of the International Association For Impact Assessement, Energy Future: The Role of Impact Assessment, will take place in Porto, Portugal.

05/27/12 - 06/01/12
Innovative Economic Partnerships with Women in Post-Conflict Transition

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Center for Gender and Peacebuilding, in collaboration with Kate Spade New York and Women for Women International, will host a panel discussion, “Innovative Economic Partnerships with Women in Post-Conflict Transition,” to explore the impact of private business and civil society partnerships to empower women in the post-conflict contexts of Afghanistan, Bosnia and Rwanda. (Washington, D.C.)

Sustainable Development Goals - Feasible, desirable or a leap too far?

At this event, "Sustainable Development Goals - Feasible, desirable or a leap too far?," convened by two UK international development organisations, the Overseas Development Institute and the Institute of Development Studies, a panel of experts will discuss the desirability and feasibility of Sustainable Development Goals and explore how they might fit into the wider context of what replaces the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. (London)

Report launch - Humanitarian space: a review of trends and issues

This event, to mark the launch of HPG Report "Humanitarian Space: a review of trends and issues," discusses the dominant narrative in the humanitarian space and asks whether many of the problems faced today are not only familiar when compared with what has gone before, but in many respects are as much a consequence of expanding humanitarian engagement. (London and online)