PRESS RELEASE -
future of Impact Investment
Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations,
and funds with the intention to generate measurable social and environmental
impact alongside a financial return.
Impact investments can be
made in both emerging and developed markets, and target a range of returns
from below market to market rate, depending upon the circumstances. Impact
investors actively seek to place capital in businesses and funds that
can harness the positive power of enterprise. Impact investing occurs
across asset classes, for example private equity / venture capital, debt,
and fixed income.
Impact investors are primarily
distinguished by their intention to address social and environmental challenges
through their deployment of capital. For example, criteria to evaluate
the positive social and/or environmental outcomes of investments are an
integrated component of the investment process. In contrast, practitioners
of socially responsible investing also include negative (avoidance) criteria
as part of their investment decisions. - wikipedia
The speakers and topics are:
Herman Mulder, Chairman of the Global Reporting Initiative - GRI,
Impact Investing as key driver for new-style
International Development Cooperation
We are living in the
"turbulent teens" (ref Vision 2050 by WBCSD), facing a combination
of accelerating population growth, growing middle classes, continuing
extreme poverty, natural resource depletion, ecosystem degradation, biodiversity
loss, climate change, connectivity, mobility, causing us to "change
the pace" in order to face and address the consequences of the past,
the globalization of today and further scarcities and (inter-)dependencies
in the future.
In this context we need to think and act in terms of multi-stakeholder
cooperation, lead by the private sector, with full value-chain approaches,
embracing a new economic reality and a new definition of capital.
Impact investing, enhanced by government partial risk guarantees, in the
value chains of Dutch companies can be a major driver and opportunity
for companies and investors alike.
der Helm, Executive
Director, Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO),
President, Eurosif (European Sustainable Investment Forum)
Impact investment: investing in your mission,
delivering more than financial returns
Founder and Managing Director of Impact Economy SA.
Mainstreaming Impact Investing:
What Are The Levers?
is an idea whose time has come. The question is now, how can we unlock
its full potential rather than relegating it to becoming merely another
interesting satellite activity. To move truly center stage, impact investing
must provide investment solutions in scale to four megatrends that are
reshaping how companies, governments and civil society are creating value
and financing public goods: (1) massive pent-up demand at the base of
the pyramid; (2) the need for radical resource efficiency and green growth;
(3) the end of the welfare states as we know it; and (4) the proliferation
of the virtuous consumer (LOHAS).
Executive Director, Member of the Board, Bank of India Ltd
Pieter Oostlander, Founding Partner
of Shærpa, the Netherlands
Moderated by Hedda Pahlson-Moller,
Angel Investor / Impact Investor, Omnisource International, Luxemburg
future of Impact Investment
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Reception: 18:30-19:00, Conference: 19:00-21:15
Location: DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Amsterdam Centraal Station,
Oosterdoksstraat 4, 1011 DK Amsterdam
The conference language is English.
Tickets: Euro 10 (Students), Euro 20 (Members. etc.) or Euro 30.
This Club of
Amsterdam event is in collaboration with India House
and its media supporters TV18, Forbes India & CNBC India, IBN-India