Convergence XVII: Financing the Reduction of Gender-based Violence

Convergence is back. Convergence is Criterion's signature event. It is a unique gathering of the catalytic change-makers from our network.

About this Event

Criterion is excited to announce that our signature convening, Convergence, will take place March 30th at 3pm -April 1, 2020 ending at 5pm at Simsbury Inn located in Simsbury, Connecticut. This unique gathering of catalytic change-makers will bring together leaders and pioneers from philanthropy, finance, government, and the social sector to move forward specific and tangible ideas to leverage the power of finance to address gender-based violence.

There are no keynotes, no speakers, no workshops. Just extraordinary conversations among folks actively engaged in creating a better world. What happens each year is transformational: a diverse and talented set of people spends three days in deep conversations, getting to insights and innovations, finding ways to collaborate, connecting dots, and clarifying our path forward.

This year we’ll delve into insights and ideas for using finance to address gender-based violence, looking at growing demand among asset holders, designing products and services that address the issue, and building the field.


Certificate Training in Impact Investing and Social Enterprise Management

The FMS training provides the knowledge and tools required to work effectively in the field of impact investment and social enterprise management. FMS instructors are successful practitioners in the impact space and work with leading organizations including Omidyar Network, Accion Venture Lab, Village Capital, Invested Development, and Colorado Capital. Through the combination of lectures and actionable co-creative projects, participants gain a comprehensive understanding of the ecosystem and frame-work for market-based development solutions. See our video here: https://youtu.be/O_Ht2Va0yRM