Business, investment, and public policies: accelerating systems change for the greater good

1. María Emilia Correa (Sistema B), 2. Camila Escobar (Juan Valdez), 3. Laura Ortiz (SVX Mexico), 4. Rebecca Grynspan (Secretaría General Iberoamericana (SEGIB), 5. Erin Tansey (Sustainable Inclusive Economies, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

How can business, investment and public policies drive systems change? This panel will celebrate progress in the business-for-good movement and discuss strategies and lessons to scale up positive change for the good of people and planet. The discussion will cover purpose-driven businesses, such as B Corps, and impact investment that are driving business action towards the SDGs. Panelists will also highlight the role of public policies, such as taxation, public procurement, regulations and new legal forms of business incorporation that can accelerate a much needed transition to a new, more sustainable and equitable economy.

TAGS: Funding, bilaterals

All SDGs

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Funding Social Change in Africa: New Who’s and New How’s

1. Eva Kouka, (Tostan), 2. Mosun Layode (African Philanthropy Forum), 3. Jan Schwier (Bridgespan), 4. Member of African Philanthropy Forum (TBC), 5. Ford Foundation (TBC)

The Catalyst 2030 African Chapter will host a conversation to explore two important trends that are shifting finance systems for social change in Africa. During the Q&A, the Catalyst2030 community will together consider the ways in which these trends create broader opportunities and challenges for our community as a whole.

TAGS: Funding

17. Partnerships for the Goals

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From Principle to Practice: Bringing to Life a Paradigm Shift in Nonprofit Funding Models

1. Mahnaz Javid (Mona Foundation), 2. Anand Chitravanshi (Study Hall Educational Foundation)

Mona Foundation believes that positive change is sustainable only when grassroots organisations lead their own development and continually build local capacities to diagnose, analyse, and address the social and economic challenges facing them. This session will bring to life, through specific instances of funding proposals and grants provided, how integrated principles are put to practice at the field level, and the impact they are making in terms of lives changed and communities transformed.

TAGS: Funding

1. No Poverty 4. Quality Education 5. Gender Equality 10. Reduced Inequality

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De-risking and Redefining the Funding Paradigm

1. Kavita Anand (Founder-Director Adhyayan Quality Education Foundation), 2. Deepa Varadarajan (Founder Pramiti Philanthrophy), 3. Dilshad Mehershahi (Co-founder Mann), 4. Meagan Fallone (CEO Barefoot College International), 5. Natasha Joshi (Associate Director Rohini Nilekani Philanthrophies), 6. Eme Iniekung (Program Coordinator Philantrophy Circuit), 7. Rachel Lewis (Investment Director Kiva)

The transference of money toward pandemic efforts has highlighted the fragility and vulnerability of SE’s who have created dependent financial models. This begs the questions, what does it take for communities to become self-sufficent? and how can we desrisk and redefine our own operating models as part of shifting the funding paradigm?

TAGS: Localisation IBG, Funding

17. Partnerships for the Goals

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Innovation and Partnership: Norad redefining what it means to be a bilateral agency

1. Matthew Bishop, 2. Elena Bonometti (Tostan), 3. Bård Vegar Solhjell (Norad)

In this moderated session the Director of Norad, Bård Vegar Solhjell, will discuss the 5 strategic priorities of Norad and how through investment, innovation and partnerships Norad is forging a new path for bilateral agencies based on the urgency of the SDGs. Elena Bonometti will further share her experiences as a social entrepreneur partnering with Norad. Participants to the session will have the chance to ask questions and feedback during the question and answer time.

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The Not-So-Secret Secret to Accelerating the SDGs: Better Politicians — who they are, how to support them and maybe even become one

1.Daniel Sachs (Daniel Sachs Foundation), 2. Lisa Witter (Apolitical Academy Global)

Governments control around 35% of global GDP with the power to regulate the rest. In this session we’ll explore: The role political leaders play in systems change, how to build and support transformative political leaders at scale and faster and how Catalyst 2030 members can help build better politics to advance their missions. Money back guarantee if you don’t have fun, leave more cynical, aren’t more optimistic and don’t have a practical thing to do.

TAGS: Funding

11. Sustainable Cities and Communities 16. Peace and Justice Strong Institutions 17. Partnerships for the Goals

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Experiment in Radical Trust – Funding Safety, Security and Duty of Care

1. Mary Galeti (Tecovas Foundation), 2. Cristi Hegranes (Global Press institute), 3. Jean Scrimgeour (Accountability Lab) Press institute)

What role do funders play in exercising a duty of care for the organisations and the people, whom they support. This session will explore the role a funder can play, in ensuring that safety and security, can be built into the grant budget for organisations working in different contexts. How does this help keep people safe and secure, physically, emotionally – digitally and legally. And how important is trust in making this provision.

TAGS: Funding

8. Decent Work and Economic Growth 16. Peace and Justice Strong Institutions 17. Partnerships for the Goals

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The Catalyst Fund

1. Jeroo Billimoria (Catlayst 2030), 2. Tim Hanstad (Chandler Foundation), 3. Jennifer Stout (Gates Foundation), 4. Koen Vermeltfoort (McKinsey & Company)

A closed door session to co-shape a new, innovative fund to connect donors with social entrepreneurs to stimulate achieving the SDGs with a focus on Systems Change. After the ‘embracing complexity report’ which describes the challenges and proposed changes in funding, this is your chance to put the theory in practice and co-shape the outline of a new fund.

TAGS: Funding

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Role of Bridging for Systems Change

1.Tanya Birl (Torres SoHumanity), 2.Tatiana Fraser (The System Sanctuary), 3.Ruth Rominger (Garfield Foundation), 4.Jorge Salazar, 5.Rachel Sinha (The Systems Sanctuary)

The field of systems change is largely dominated by Western, white, and academic worldviews.
Many systems leaders centered in community, weave together systems practices from diverse lineages. Indigenous, feminist, intersectional and social movements for justice are at the forefront of this work.
This session will be a deep dive into the practice and role of Bridging from the non-dominant center in systems change. This is part of the Illuminate.

TAGS: Collaboration, Funding

5. Gender Equality 10. Reduced Inequality 17. Partnerships for the Goals

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Funding Systems Change: Perspectives from Funders

1. Louis Boorstin (Osprey Foundation), 2. Heather Grady (Scaling Solutions for Shifting Systems) (Co-host), 3. Tim Hanstad (Chandler Foundation)(Moderator), 4. Kathy Reich (Ford Foundation), 5. Maya Winkelstein (Open Road Alliance), 6. Kim Wright-Violich (Echidna giving)

A discussion on the challenges and opportunities for donors to more effectively support system change efforts. Keeping in mind guiding principles and lessons such as those outlined in the Scaling Solutions Toward Shifting Systems Initiative and Embracing Complexity report, how do donors’ perspectives, approaches, behaviours, and practices need to change? What has worked? What is needed in terms of shifting the donor/doer power dynamic and related trust? What are the debates among donors and within donor institutions? What can “doer” organisations do to effectively influence these debates? https://www.rockpa.org/project/scaling-solutions/ and https://catalyst2030.net/resources/embracing-complexity-report/

TAGS: Funding

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