The conference will help address and assess the gap between supply and demand in both traditional and mainstream impact segments.
Amongst others, the following topics will be developed and detailed:
Among the speakers will be our Yvonne Bakkum, CEO of FMO Investment Management.
ESAFON is an independent non-profit Swiss Association created 17 years by two partners Anne & François Golbery with the sole objective to drive the impact agenda forward and encourage private and public investors to use impact investment to enhance financial and social returns, better manage risks taking into account externalities and engage stakeholders within the impact ecosystem while preserving the interests of investees.
ESAFON has launched a Swiss Impact Initiative with the objective to gather expertise to scale impact globally from Switzerland. This implies to transform the Swiss Impact Investment Ecosystem including private banking, philanthropic foundations, family offices as well as pension funds and life insurance/re-insurance to drive economies of scale and collaboration amongst investors, intermediaries and investees.
ESAFON is a Member of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions set-up by the Solar Impulse Foundation sourcing 1000 Investible solutions to bridge the gap between economy and ecology & fast-track clean global economic growth.
Last year I posted a blog called “The new IRR - Impact, Risk and Return”. With almost 900 viewers, this blog is my best read post to date and triggered many enthusiastic reactions. In essence, I advocated a new IRR: looking at every investment taking into account its Impact, Risk and Return.
"Influential people from emerging market countries make up a far smaller share than emerging markets’ 85% share of the world’s population, their 75% of global land mass or their 55% share of global GDP."
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been widely adopted as a useful framework for impact investing. Really?
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been widely adopted as a useful framework for talking about impact investing. Really!
Na het succes van de eerste close van het NN FMO Emerging Markets Loans Fund zijn afgelopen week de eerste investeringen gedaan. Maureen Schlejen, hoofd institutionele relaties NN Investment Partners en Yvonne Bakkum, Managing Director van FMO Investment Management gaan in op de achtergronden van deze succesvolle launch.
On October 26th, 2017 Yvonne Bakkum lectured impact investing classes at Harvard Kennedy school.
Watch her vlog and share her experience.
On November 13, 2017 Yvonne Bakkum was a guest in the studio of BNR newsradio - a well known and renowned Dutch radio station for the business comunity.
The interviewed focussed on impact investing and how investors can create more impact by investing via FMO Investment Management.
Listen to the whole interview (in Dutch) here. BNR News Radio - Zakendoen
The search for a relation between environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria and corporate financial performance (CFP) can be traced back to the beginning of the 1970s. Scholars and investors have published more than 2000 empirical studies and several review studies on this relation since then. This study extracts all provided primary and secondary data of previous academic review studies.