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The 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 investor

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.

Giuseppe van 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

Maximilian Martin
, Founder and Managing Director of Impact Economy SA.
Mainstreaming Impact Investing: What Are The Levers?
Impact investing 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).

Neeraj Bhatia, 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 .



the 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.
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