Esafon 4th Annual Global Impact Investing Conference

Esafon 4th Annual Global Impact Investing Conference

logo.pngThursday 16 May 2019

Geneva, Switzerland

Impact investors, asset owners, investment and fund managers are activist investors who identify and assess impact investee companies that in turn need to communicate their company commitment towards SDGs through KPIs as impact is becoming the 3rd dimension after risk and return to profile a targeted investee .

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: 

  • Methodology & Tools for Evaluating and Communicating on SDG Commitment and ESG Performance : The investee and investor’s perspective 

  • Creating a Methodology for Investing in a Portfolio of Socially Responsible Assets 

  • New EU Regulatory Framework for Sustainable Growth and its impact on Institutional Investors and Financial Advisers Behaviour 

  • Round-table : Innovative Ideas to Incentivize Impact Investment

  • Selected case-studies and discussion over completed impact investments with proven large scale positive correlation amongst impact and return 

  • Impact Investing in Action : A selection of top-notch  impact investment projects

  • Pro’s and Con’s of Different Impact Investment Models and Strategies from both an Investee  and Investor’s Perspective – Discussion

  • State of the Art for Mitigating Risk in an Impact Fund

  • Results from a 2018 Benchmarking Survey of Swiss and Global Family Offices Involved in Impact Investing 

  • Highlighting the added –value of Blockchain Technology in Managing Global Impact Investment Strategies – a step by step approach alongside the value chain 

  • Innovative Solutions for Sourcing and Scaling Investments in Niche Impact Market Environment – Discussion

Among the speakers will be our Yvonne Bakkum, CEO of FMO Investment Management. 

About ESAFON

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.
http://www.esafon.com 

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