The Asia Foundation to Launch a New Study on Start-up and Social Innovation in Korea September 17, 2020 The Asia Foundation will launch a groundbreaking study on Start-up and Social Innovation Ecosystem in Korea at the Silicon Valley Business Forum. Written in partnership with Hanyang University, the report examines the role of start-ups and social innovation in the search of new growth models in Korea while addressing inclusion and inequality. The Silicon Valley Business Forum started with a focus on electric vehicles, then expanded to include clear energy, smart cities, sustainable agriculture, and safety. The forum will take place from September 17-19th, 2020 and address the challenges organizations face in creating and delivering the successful and Sustainable Enterprises of the future, accessing Smart Technologies, and benefiting from the promise of e-Mobility. The registration is open through the official website. Venue: Jeju, South Korea (Virtually hosted) Date: September 17-19, 2020 (South Korea)

Impact for Breakfast September 09, 2020 Inaugural Event of Impact for Breakfast (IFB) Club Seoul IFB is an informal network of family offices, foundations, funds, venture philanthropy and intermediary organizations with a shared interest in social enterprise, entrepreneurship and impact investing. IFB members seek to learn from one another and to collaborate more effectively to increase their individual and collective impact. Launched in London in 2008, IFB has become a global network of communities spanning 14 cities including Geneva, New York, and San Francisco. The network’s 1600+ members are primarily impact investors and advisors as well as commercial banks and other organizations that wish to learn more about the sector. The invitation-only inaugural session of IFB Seoul on September 9, 2020 will discuss how the sector can build upon its strengths and address its weaknesses to increase its impact in Korea and the wider region. Professor Hannah Jun from Ewha University will present the findings of the sector assessment commissi..

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