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the future of Impact Investment

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Registration: 18:30-19:00, Conference: 19:00-21:15
Location:
DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Amsterdam Centraal Station, Oosterdoksstraat 4, 1011 DK Amsterdam
Tickets: Euro 10 (Students), Euro 20 (Members etc.) or Euro 30.
Tickets

The conference language is English.

This event is in collaboration with
India House
and its media supporters TV18, Forbes India & CNBC India, IBN-India

Pre-event discussion:
Why is Impact Investment needed?

and also check out the
Impact Investment Glossary of Terms

Videos
by Winston Nanlohy

the future of Impact Investment - Herman Mulder, Chairman, Global Reporting Initiative



the future of Impact Investment - Giuseppe van der Helm, Executive Director, VBDO, President, Eurosif



the future of Impact Investment - Neeraj Bhatia, Executive Director, Bank of India

Presentations

Giuseppe van der Helm, Executive Director, Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), President, Eurosif (European Sustainable Investment Forum), the Netherlands
Impact investment: investing in your mission, delivering more than financial returns

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

Impressions
by John Grüter, Digital Knowledge






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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

What is impact investment? How big is the market, and who are the market players? But may be most important: how does it contribute to different bottom lines (people, planet and profit). Giuseppe van der Helm, executive director of the VBDO and president of Eurosif, will give an answer on these questions and will elaborate on why impact investments are an interesting way to move forward to make this world, and the capital markets, more sustainable

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
The role of the three pillars in Impact Investments: Investors - Corporations - Policy Makers



18:30 - 19:00
Reception & Welcome Drinks

19:00 - 20:15
Introduction by our Moderator
Hedda Pahlson-Moller, Angel Investor / Impact Investor, Omnisource International, Luxemburg

Part I:

Herman Mulder, Chairman of the Global Reporting Initiative - GRI, impact investor, the Netherlands
Impact Investing as key driver for new-style International Development Cooperation

Giuseppe van der Helm, Executive Director, Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), President, Eurosif (European Sustainable Investment Forum), the Netherlands
Impact investment: investing in your mission, delivering more than financial returns

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

Neeraj Bhatia
, Executive Director, Member of the Board, Bank of India Ltd, India

The role of the three pillars in Impact Investments: Investors - Corporations - Policy Makers

20:15 - 20:45
Coffee break with drinks and snacks. Indian classical music by Marco Spinello, sitar player and Julia Ohrmann, Bansuri (flute) player

20:45 - 21:15
Part II:
Panel with the speakers and
Pieter Oostlander, Founding Partner of Shærpa, the Netherlands
Open discussion


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India House Foundation
www.indiahouse.org




Herman Mulder
Chairman of the Global Reporting Initiative - GRI, impact investor


Herman Mulder is Chairman of the Board of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), an international organization with a mission to make sustainability reporting standard practice, driving its vision of a sustainable global economy. Mulder is a member of the board of the Dutch National Contact Point (NCP) of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Mulder is a former senior executive vice-president at ABN AMRO, and is now an independent board member with a focus on sustainable development issues. He is the initiator of the Equator Principles. He created the ABN AMRO Foundation and was its first chairman. After his retirement he was vice-chairman of the ABN AMRO India Foundation. He has held senior advisory roles for i.a. Global Compact, WBCSD, TEEB, Club de Madrid, Taellberg Foundation, OXFAM NOVIB, Earth Charter International, Youth Employment & Sustainability (YES), and Business Steering Committee for UN Finance for Development. Mulder is a Knight in the Royal Order of Oranje-Nassau for his national and international efforts on Sustainable Development for business.
www.globalreporting.org





Giuseppe van der Helm
Executive Director, Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO)
President, Eurosif (European Sustainable Investment Forum)

Giuseppe van der Helm has been the director of the VBDO, the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development in The Netherlands, since November 2006. He has been chosen President of Eurosif since July 1, 2009.

Giuseppe studied Chemical Engineering and Business Administration at Twente University in The Netherlands. After his graduation he started as a marketer with chemical company DSM, where he worked for 10 years in various positions. During that period he got his first taste of sustainability while working in Paris as Quality Assurance Manager for the automotive industry. After a brief episode as Business Unit Manager with Sigma Coatings he worked as President Europe with motor oil company Valvoline.

In 2002 Giuseppe decided to leave the world of efficiency and economic returns to dedicate his energy to build a better world. After a sabbatical in which he travelled the world he started to study Theology at the University of Tilburg. He teached Philosophy of Life and is a member of the Stakeholder Council of GRI, as well as of the Advisory Councils of KPN and SNS Reaal.
www.vbdo.nl
www.eurosif.org


 



Maximilian Martin
Founder and Managing Director of Impact Economy SA.


Dr. Maximilian Martin is the Founder and Global Managing Director of Impact Economy. He previously served as Founding Global Head and Managing Director of UBS Philanthropy Services, Head of Research at the Schwab Foundation, Senior Consultant with McKinsey & Company, Instructor at Harvard’s Economics Department, and Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School. He holds an MA in anthropology from Indiana University, a MPA from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in economic anthropology from the University of Hamburg. Max created the first university course on social entrepreneurship in Europe, the first philanthropic services and social finance department for a bank in Europe and the UBS Philanthropy Forum, and coined the term “impact economy”. He has participated in numerous projects and innovations in the impact investing space and authored over one hundred articles on social entrepreneurship, social business and philanthropy, corporate responsibility, impact investments, and related topics.

www.impacteconomy.com


 



Neeraj Bhatia
Executive Director, Member of the Board, Bank of India Ltd


Shri. Neeraj Bhatia is Part-Time Non-Official Director - Nominee of Government of Bank Of India Ltd. He is a Chartered Accountant and also holds a degree in Science. He is a partner in M/s Samsand & Associates and the firm has been handling concurrent/stock/ revenue audit of all Public Sector Banks. The firm has handled audits allotted by CAG for PSUs.
www.bankofindia.co.in/english/home.aspx


 



Pieter Oostlander
Founding Partner of Shærpa

Pieter (52) is the founding partner of shærpa. His professional background is in accountancy and finance. In that field, he has had various top-level functions, including the position of Group CFO for international organisations. Eight years ago, he switched to the philanthropy sector. As a director of Noaber Foundation he managed the service organisation which ultimately was the foundation for shærpa. The decision to switch resulted from his ambition to make social impact and value creation (in addition to creating shareholder value) a significant part of his professional activities. The objective of these professionally structured activities is to realise positive changes for the wicked problems in society. He often states that his ambition is to "merry a venture capital approach to societal goals", and his work with shærpa is dedicated to doing exactly that on a daily basis. As a board member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), he actively pursues to further professionalise venture philanthropy and social investing in the European arena. Pieter is also a member of the board of directors of SROI Network, promoting the use of a systematic approach to social value accounting.
evpa.eu.com
www.shaerpa.org


 



Hedda Pahlson-Moller
Angel Investor / Impact Investor, Omnisource International


Hedda Pahlson-Moller, adjunct professor, studied International Relations at Brown University before receiving a Master in Political Economics from Lund University and a MBA from Copenhagen Business School. She is currently working on a phd program with Nyenrode University.

Hedda is the Founder & Owner of Omnisource International (OMSINT) a venture capital & management firm, with a portfolio of investments in knowledge and technology-driven start-ups. She sits as an investor and board member of Chameleon Invest (seed and start-up investments) and the HUB Luxembourg, driving social entrepreneurship. Additional board positions beyond OMSINT portfolio companies include the Luxembourg Business Angel Network (LBAN) and the venture philanthropy organization, Bench2Cures.
www.omsint.com



Marco Spinello
Sitar player

www.myspace.com/marcospinello



Julia Ohrmann
Bansuri (flute) player

www.myspace.com/juliaohrmann





DoubleTree
by Hilton Hotel
Amsterdam Centraal Station
Oosterdoksstraat 4
1011 DK Amsterdam
Netherlands
Phone: +31-20-530 0800
(For parking and hotel information. No conference reservation.)
website

By public transport

The hotel is located adjacent to Amsterdam Centraal Station.

From the airport

Coming from Schiphol Airport, you can reach DoubleTree Hilton Hotel by train or by taxi.
Train: A direct train line runs direct to and between the airport and the hotel every 10-15 minutes and costs on average €7.50 per person. Taxis generally take a bit longer and cost up to €50 per ride. The Amsterdam Centraal Station is located adjacent to the hotel from where most national and international trains arrive/depart.
Taxi: Ask for destination DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, next to Amsterdam Centraal Station, Oosterdoksstraat 4. The ride takes approx. 30 minutes, depending on traffic and costs up to € 50.

By car

From Schipol Airport Amsterdam:
follow signs for A4 Utrecht / Haarlem / Amsterdam and merge onto A4.
At the interchange De Nieuwe Meer, keep right and follow signs for E22 / A10 west toward Ring Amsterdam (west) / Centrum / Zaanstad / Leeuwarden
Take exit IJmuiden for s102 toward Centrum / Westpoort.
Turn right onto Transformatorweg / s102. Continue to follow s102.
Continue onto Westerkeersluisbrug / s100. Continue to follow s100.
Turn left to stay on s100.
Turn left onto Oosterdokskade.
Take the 2nd right onto Oosterdoksstraat.

From Utrecht:
Take A2 to Amsterdam.
Continue onto Nieuwe Utrechtseweg / s110.
Turn right onto President Kennedylaan / s110. Continue to follow s110.
Turn right onto Berlagebrug.
Continue onto Meester Treublaan.
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Wibautstraat / s112.
Continue onto Rhijnspoorplein.
Continue onto Weesperplein.
Continue onto Weesperstraat.
Continue onto Hortusplantsoenbrug / Jonas Daniël Meijerplein. Continue to follow Jonas Daniël Meijerplein.
Continue onto Meester Visserplein.
Continue onto Valkenburgerstraat.
Slight right onto IJtunnel.
Continue straight onto Nieuwe Foeliestraat / Rapenburg / Rapenburgerplein. Continue to follow Nieuwe Foeliestraat.
Turn left onto Prins Hendrikkade.
Turn right onto Oosterdokskade.
Turn right to stay on Oosterdokskade.
Take the 1st left onto Willem Frederik Hermansstraat.
Willem Frederik Hermansstraat turns right and becomes Oosterdoksstraat.

Parking
Public parking facilities are available underneath the hotel:
Oosterdok Parking:
Special evening rate (Park & Party: Daily 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.) € 10,- per evening.
Standard rate: € 1.50 per 20 minutes.
www.oosterdokparking.nl

It is virtually impossible to park anywhere on the street.

DoubleTree Hilton Hotel


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