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Make a difference at FundForum International 2018


AUGMENTED INTELLIGENCE | Advanced data + Human insight

At BlackRock, we are committed to building access to better futures for all.

As a fiduciary asset manager, BlackRock engages with companies to drive the sustainable, long-term growth that our clients need to meet their goals.

As global citizens, we partner with best in class organizations that use forward-thinking approaches to solve pressing social and environmental challenges.

Continuous innovation using technology helps us deliver against these aims. We have a long history of innovation, and it has been that history – of introducing new and innovative approaches across our entire business – that has driven us forward over the last 30 years.

BlackRock’s success has been formed at the intersection of technology and purpose. At FundForum International 2018, we are proud to be partnering with two organisations of whom we believe the same to be true.

From Kiva’s scalable approach to poverty alleviation, to Rungway’s mission to gives everyone in the workplace their own voice, both organisations are leading examples of how cutting edge technology and the world’s increasing interconnectivity can be used to enhance human experiences and achieve a positive outcome for society as a whole.

Visit BlackRock’s stand at FundForum International 2018 to find out more.



Dreams are universal, opportunity is not.

Kiva is an international non-profit, founded in 2005, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.   We envision a world where all people hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others.

Kiva’s mission to connect grassroots entrepreneurs from around the world with the capital needed to achieve this. We believe lending is one of the most powerful and sustainable ways to create economic and social good. Lending on Kiva creates a partnership of mutual dignity and makes it easy to touch more lives with the same dollar. Fund a loan, get repaid, fund another.

To receive a complimentary $25 Kiva credit, visit BlackRock’s stand at FundForum International, so you can make a loan and change a life.

At last year’s conference we loaned almost $10,000 through the Kiva platform to grassroots entrepreneurs around the world. With your help, we want to double that this year.

Since Kiva’s inception in 2005, 1.6 million individuals have distributed over $1.1 billion in loans to 2.6 million borrowers in 85 countries, with a repayment rate of 96.9%.



Culture is the new alpha

The investment industry faces tremendous challenges trying to create truly inclusive, supportive cultures against the backdrop of one of the most demanding regulatory and conduct regimes in the world. How do we let people go beyond borders and job titles to really bring your company values to life? How can we unlock new ideas and let everyone ask questions and share their experience, so they can make their fullest contribution and really impact our performance?

Rungway is a new platform for your employees to grow their careers and access the advice they need.

Please join us for a champagne tea with Rungway founder and CEO Julie Chakraverty to learn how some of the world’s best companies are innovating and transforming their cultures.

Date: Tuesday 12 June

Time: 16:00 – 16:30

Location: BlackRock’s stand, FundForum International

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