Sir Harvey is Chairman of Big Society Capital, and Chair of Governors of Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the former Chairman of Prudential PLC, Man Group PLC, and the London Development Agency, and former Deputy Chair of the Mayor of London's Enterprise Panel. Prior to taking on the Chair of the London Development Agency he was Chairman of London First, the capital's in?uential business campaign group, and Chairman of the East London Business Alliance, a partnership of substantial businesses engaged in the social and economic regeneration of East London. Sir Harvey is also Chairman of Heart of the City, which helps companies develop responsible behaviour through learning from one another; Chairman of the Prince's Teaching Institute, which promotes subject based professional development for teachers; and a trustee of a number of other charities including New Philanthropy Capital; icould; and the Mayor's Fund for London. He was conferred the honour of Knight Bachelor in Her Majesty The Queen's New Year Honours List 2016 for 'services to economic growth and public life.Impact Investment: Harnessing Private Capital for Social Good
Kenneth holds the position of Chief Legal Adviser, Legal Director and Head of the Legal Service at the Charity Commission, the regulator for charities established in England and Wales. He is responsible for giving legal advice to the Commission's Board and the provision the provision of legal services and legal advice and direction on all major legal issues affecting the Commission in its corporate capacity and in connection with the registration and regulation of charities. Additionally, he is the Director of the Commission's International Programme, which through international work seeks to facilitate the strengthening of regulatory systems in countries where there is a signi?cant NGO sector and regulatory systems under development. This has included work in the Gulf States, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka and Indonesia. The Programme under the auspices of UNCTED has recently been involved in a series of regional conferences raising awareness of terrorist ?nancing of NGOs and has working with Canada has produced a FAFT Typology report on terrorist ?nancing. He has also attended and spoken at legal conferences on charity/NGO regulation in Ireland, Canada, India, S.Korea, Australia and in China. Kenneth has over thirty years experience of charity law and regulation gained with the Commission. His previous career was in banking and insurance. He is visiting lecturer on charity regulation at Cass Business School in the City of London.Kenneth was closely involved in the draft legislation which culminated in the Charities Act 2006, the most recent and far reaching legislation dealing with charity regulation in England and Wales. He has also more recently been involved in the in the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 recently enacted by the UK Parliament.The Regulation of Charities and Not-for-Profit Organizations in the United Kingdom:An International Perspective
Murray Baird is the Assistant Commissioner - General Counsel of the Australian Charities and not-for-profit Commission (ACNC), and has held that position since the establishment of the ACNC in 2012. Prior to that, he practiced as a lawyer in charity law and governance in Melbourne Australia for several decades. As well as advising, writing and presenting on not-for-profit legal issues, Murray has acted in several leading cases in the field of charity law. Murray also has practical experience of notfor-profit issues through a number of leadership roles and directorships in the not-forprofit sector in Australia. Murray gave evidence in parliamentary inquiries into the establishment of a charity regulator in Australia and since the creation of the ACNC has been responsible for the functions of charity registration, compliance by charities, legal advice, policy submissions, reporting by charities and reduction of regulatory burdens of charities. He holds Arts and Law degrees from Monash University and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.Creating a Charity Regulator from Scratch:The Australian Experience
Damian Thorman was appointed by President Obama as Director of the White House Social Innovation Fund. He has held senior positions in philanthropy, Congress and the judiciary. Previously, he was CEO of True North Philanthropic Advisors, Director of National Programs for the Knight Foundation, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and Director of Public Policy for the Kauffman Foundation and Professional Staff for the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee. He also co-founded the New Americans Campaign and chaired the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. Damian serves on the White House Deputies Committee on Evidence-Based Research, a group that works to create a more efficient government by identifying programs that work. He also serves as a board member of the Florida Policy Institute. He received a MBA from Rockhurst University and a Juris Doctorate from University of Missouri. He is married with two daughters who live in Miami, Florida.- Essential Roles of Councils to Build NPOs and Philanthropy
Justin is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Charity Effectiveness, Cass Business School. He was previously Chief Executive of Volunteering England, Director of the Institute for Volunteering Research and Executive Director of Volunteering at NCVO. He has over 20 years in the volunteering movement and has advised the UK Government, the World Bank and the United Nations on the development of volunteering policy. He wrote the volunteering strategy for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and has published numerous articles and books on volunteering and the voluntary sector. He is a member of the awards committee for the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service and an advisor to the Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education. He served on the Council of the Economic and Social Research Council from 2012-2015. In 2011 he was awarded the CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in recognition of his work on behalf of volunteering and the voluntary sector- The Role of Voluntary Sector Councils in Strengthening Voluntary Action
Mark is the Director of Social Finance at Cass Business School, where he is responsible for lecturing, consulting and research on social investment and all things to do with charity finance. Previous to this he worked for KPMG and CARE International bringing about fundamental change to help poor people through enterprise. Mark is a chartered accountant by background and has worked with both corporate organizations (airlines, pharmaceutical and service companies) and with the British government (Department for Education and Skills, Department for Work and Pensions), small and large charities as well as the UN. Mark helped start the innovative peer to peer lending scheme. He is passionate about helping the bottom of the pyramid and give them skills and business for the future. He has worked extensively in helping build the market for social investment in the UK and has just released a toolkit to help organizations understand and implement this.Social Investment: Head and Heart
J.B. Schramm currently chairs the Learn to Earn Fund at New Profit, a venture philanthropy and social innovation organization that provides funding and strategic support to help the most promising social enterprises achieve scale. J.B. leads the organization's ecosystem innovation work for college access, postsecondary education and career, helping colleagues in the field equip 10+M more Americans for career success by 2025. J.B. brings 25+ years of experience in the college success and access field. Forbes named J.B. to its 2012 Impact 30 list of top global social entrepreneurs for his work founding and leading College Summit, the organization President Obama saluted with a portion of his Nobel Peace Prize award in 2009. J.B. is the recipient of Honorary Doctorates of Public Service from Regis University and the Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), and is a fellow of the Aspen Institute, Skoll Foundation, World Economic Forum, Ashoka, and the Manhattan Institute. He has been interviewed by, and published in, numerous media outlets including The New York Times, the Washington Post, and People. J.B. is a graduate of the Denver Public Schools, Yale College, and Harvard Divinity School.- Ecosystem Strategies for Developing High-Demand Soft Skills
Avnish Gungadurdoss is a global results-based financing expert. He is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Instiglio, the first client-oriented firm that advises governments, donor agencies and foundations in emerging markets on creating results-based financing strategies that catalyze social impact. At Instiglio, Avnish leads the global strategy and some of the company's most complex client engagements. For instance, he led the design and implementation of the world's first Development Impact Bond in India, is leading an engagement with the government of Morocco on rethinking their results-based financing system, and is currently leading the design of a social impact bond in Colombia. Avnish also created the firm's performance management practice, which equips NGOs with the information and management systems to deliver superior social outcomes. Avnish formerly worked for MIT's Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), the World Bank and as a consultant to a DFID challenge fund. He holds a MPA in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School, a diploma in performance management for non profits from the Harvard Business School and a BA in economics and math from Dartmouth College. Avnish was awarded the Echoing Green Fellowship for his work with Instiglio, and was named one of the world's top 30 social entrepreneurs by Forbes magazine in 2015.Results-based Financing: Accelerator of Progress in the Social Sector
Eddie Razak is Executive Vice President at Agensi Inovasi Malaysia, the national agency for innovation in Malaysia. He heads the Social Innovation team which looks at promoting innovation in society, through guiding the ideation and enterprise process particularly in young people; and innovation for society, through enablers for social participation. His work involves advocacy for policies and structures that can address social needs and promoting how government can work with social-purpose organizations and the private sector to facilitate social investment, intervention programs and preventive approaches that address systemic social issues.Eddie started his career in an investment bank and over the years had served in two major multinationals in oil & gas and in mobile telecommunications. He had also served in senior financial and investment positions in public-listed companies and headed the investor relations association for the stock exchange of Malaysia. He also does voluntary work in education and the social sector.Social Innovation: A Whole-Society Approach
Professor Paul Palmer, PhD FCIS FIIA DCHA, is Director of the Centre for Charity Effectiveness at the Cass Business School and an Associate Dean. He has extensive knowledge of charity financial, management and Governance issues, lead author of the Good Financial Management Guide. He was a member of the Charity Commission SORP committee from 2000-2005. Paul is an independent consultant on Charities to UBS Wealth Management, and an independent expert on charity dispute issues for courts and arbitration. Paul's work also extends into the area of Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility and serves on the ethics panel of the Securities Investment Institute and the Corporate Responsibility Advisory Group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). In 2010/11 Paul project managed the Lord Mayor of London's Integrity and Values Initiative and continuing strands of this work with the ongoing City Values Forum. Paul is a founder trustee of the Honorary Treasurers Forum and currently has three charity trusteeships. In 2016 he became a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy awarded for his work in developing charity education and ethics.The Role of Higher Education In Civil Society : Developments and Reflections KPMG
Brian Robertson is an experienced entrepreneur, CEO, and organizational pioneer. He is most well-known for his work developing Holacracy™, a comprehensive operating system for governing and running purpose-driven, responsive companies. Its dynamic approach integrates the collective wisdom of people throughout the company, without the tyranny of consensus – it allows anything, sensed by anyone, anywhere in the organization, to get rapidly and reliably processed into organizational evolution. The result is dramatically increased agility, transparency, innovation, and accountability - a conscious organization operating with presence, in flow Mr. Robertson's initial work that led to Holacracy™ took place within a software development company he founded and led for seven years. The firm won numerous awards for both fast business growth and innovative people practices, and its novel organizational approach gleaned media attention, including a prominent article in the Wall Street Journal. The Holacracy™ system developed there has continued to evolve and spread in the years since under the stewardship of HolacracyOne, an organization Mr. Robertson co-founded to further catalyze its development and use in the world.Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World
Etsko is the Leading Partner of Schuitema, a human excellence consultancy based in South Africa. He was born in 1959 to a mining family in South Africa and grew up in Johannesburg. He did an Honors degree in Social Anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand in the late 70's and subsequently got a job as a graduate researcher with The Chamber of Mines of South Africa's Research Organization. He was specifically employed by the Human Resources Laboratory of the Research Organization and the work he did initially focused on the issue of conflict on gold mines in South Africa. At the time South Africa was in the upheavals of the latter end of the overthrow of the apartheid regime, and the mines were swept up in the conflict that that entailed. The work he did on conflict led to the development of a framework for understanding trust on mines.In the late 80s Etsko was asked to head the Human Resources Laboratory's Industry Project, which was concerned with implementing the insights from basic research. In the course of this project the Care and Growth leadership model was produced. As a leadership model the Care and Growth framework therefore offers a means to connect two quite distinct foci in leadership thinking- namely dealing with the problem of leadership either from the point of view of personal excellence or from the point of view of organization excellence. Etsko teaches at a number of universities, has written 5 books and numerous articles.Professionalism and the Intent to Serve in the Non Profit Sector
Premal Shah leads Kiva – a crowd funding website that connects people through lending to alleviate poverty. Since 2005, the site has connected over 3 million people and raised over $850M for the working poor in 90 countries. Premal is now leading Kiva into new 'base of the pyramid' focus areas, including student lending, clean energy finance, and water access. Prior to Kiva, Premal was an early employee and Principal Product Manager at PayPal (an eBay company) where he spent 6 years building out the global payments service. Premal began his career as a management consultant at Oliver Wyman in New York and graduated with an Economics degree from Stanford. For his work as a social entrepreneur, Premal has was selected to FORTUNE magazine's "Top 40 under 40" list.KIVA: The World's Largest Crowdfunding Platform for Sustainable Social Good
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9:30 AM - 10:10 AMSocial Impact investments are those that intentionally target specific social objectives along with a financial return. There is a spectrum of capital that runs from financial only investment on the one hand (where there is limited or no concern about the externalities of the investment) to impact only investment on the other ( where the focus is on addressing social or environmental issues where there is no financial return). Between these we find responsible, sustainable and impact investment, with increasing degrees of intentionality in terms of social impact. Globally, there is a clear trend towards responsible, sustainable and impact investment, driven by both investor preference and by track records which evidence superior investment performance. These developments are important to governments, investors, and philanthropists because they can help harness entrepreneurship, innovation and new sources of capital to drive social improvement. As a consequence, governments in many countries are seeking to encourage the growth of this market by acting as market builders (by supporting impact organisations to grow); as market participants (by for example capitalising a social investment wholesaler such as Big Society Capital) ; and as market stewards ( by developing appropriate regulatory and legal frameworks ). The creation of a National Advisory Board to map the landscape and agree an action plan is recommended.
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10:40 AM - 11:25 AMWith declining grants and stagnant donations, leading NPOs are turning to investment to ensure their financial sustainability. Social investment is using market based investment tools to solve social issues. In this address, the speaker looks at the strengths and limitations of social investment along with, changes in the mind-sets and DNA of NPOs needed to successfully implement this novel NPO financing strategy. Audiences will be provided with case studies from the speaker's extensive research in social investment particularly in the domains of peer-to-peer lending and social impact bonds. The speaker will also convey insights into how the UK social investment market has developed and how it expects to close the current funding gap the UK NPO sector. The talk will conclude with key insights from this UK social investment experience on what is necessary for building a vibrant and successful social investment market in Saudi Arabia and around the World.
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9:00 AM - 9:45 AMOrganizational leaders today are hungry to adapt to uncertainty and complexity. Researchers around the globe are calling for organizations agile, responsive, and human.These ideas are powerful and appealing. However, when leaders implement new techniques on top of a structure built for the Industrial Age, paradigms clash. More often than not, there is no change. This talk will articulate and explain one cutting edge solution to this perennial organizational challenge. The solution is Holacracy, an alternative to the management hierarchy without the downsides of a top-down approach. Holacracy provides a new “rule book” for setting expectations and holding people accountable. By upgrading the “operating system” of an organization, Holacracy removes bottlenecks like politics, bureaucracy, and consensus. This frees people to unleash their energy and talents to serve the organization's purpose.
9:45 AM - 10:35 AMVolunteering is being increasingly recognized as a vital ingredient of a strong and inclusive society. Governments and civil society organisations throughout the world are looking at ways of harnessing this power by building an environment in which volunteering can flourish. In this session, Dr. Justin Davis-Smith will explore the changing nature of volunteering and its value to society, asking what can be done by civil society, government, and the private sector to support its development and maximize its impact. To investigate this question, the talk will examine: new trends in volunteering such as micro-volunteering and skills-based employer-supported volunteering, current research on the value of volunteering – both in economic terms and in building human and social capital, the role for quality standard systems and awards in raising profile and performance, and ,recent government initiatives from across the world aimed at strengthening volunteering. The session will conclude with what key stakeholders in society – civil society, government, funders and business – need to do in terms of investing in volunteering to fully realize its enormous potential.
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11:05 AM - 11:55 AMThe intent to serve, which lies at the heart of all endeavors in the development sector, demands a very high degree of professionalism. Indeed, professionalism in all its attributes, namely how it relates to dealing with clients, peers, and subordinates, is at the core of a successful NPO. This professionalism and the passionate commitment to it can best be described as the intent to give or serve in groups and individuals. Successful organizations mobilize this professionalism based on giving and serving among individuals within the organization. They do so by enabling employees to be fundamentally collaborative rather than competitive. In this talk, the speaker will introduce a “Care and Growth Model of Leadership” developed by him that can engender and institutionalize this collaborative spirit and culture of professionalism in organizations. Based on his vast experience with applying this model in leading organizations across the world the speaker will share insights into how this leadership model can be practically applied in the Saudi NPO sector where employees and leaders in NPOs by selflessly serving each other and key stakeholders help achieve high levels of professionalism and performance.
11:55 AM - 12:45 PMThis talk's key theme is investigating University sector's crucial role in developing a workforce for NPOs. Exploring this theme will begin with charting the history of such university involvement in meeting the workforce needs of the NPO sector drawing on the experiences of United Kingdom and United States. A case study will be presented on the Centre of Charity Effectiveness at the Cass Business School City (University of London) as an exemplar of university support for the NPO sector in addressing its workforce needs. The session will conclude with how universities can help achieve Saudi Arabia's 2030 vision for the NPO sector.
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3:20 PM - 4:10 PMResults-based financing (RBF) has rapidly emerged as a tool to promote greater results in social programs globally. It ties funding to measured and verified social outcomes incentivizing the social sector to adopt superior performance standards. In the last 10 years, an estimated USD $20 billion has been disbursed through RBF instruments ranging from impact bonds, results-based loan instruments, and other performance-based contracts.The presentation by Avnish Gungadurdoss, Managing Partner of Instiglio, will discuss the most commonly used RBF instruments, describe the latest trends, and share key lessons from his vast international experience in the RBF field. The talk will also inform the audience about two specific and successful RBF applications in the NPO sector: the world's first Development Impact Bond to improve girls' education in India and an initiative undertaken by the Moroccan government to use RBF to strengthen youth employmentprograms.
4:10 PM - 5:00 PMAs anyone with a taste for Coca-Cola can attest, for profit markets have figured out how to effectively scale products and services to every corner of the world. Given the imperative to reduce poverty and improve education globally, why is it so difficult to scale effective social change innovations? Good ideas do not scale themselves. In the for profit sector, private equity firms play a role in providing leadership capacity and capital to scale promising ventures. That same growth model is being successfully applied to scale non profit social change ventures. Yet some social challenges are too large and complex to be tackled by individual organizations however scaled. What is further needed is for key leaders from across the ecosystem to align with each other to scale disruptive technologies and create system change. In this presentation, Mr. Schramm will introduce both of these important developments and examine their implications for social entrepreneurs and philanthropists seeking to scale innovations.
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