The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry in association with LuxFLAG, the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) and the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is pleased to announce the Impact Investing Conference!
The conference offers keynote speeches, case studies and panel discussions. Bringing together investors, practitioners and researchers from around the world, the conference is designed to offer the impact financing community a unique platform to foster knowledge sharing and exchange experiences.
The conference addresses asset owners, asset managers and investors, as well as the impact investing community at large.
Amit Bouri is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of the GIIN. His work in impact investing began when he was a strategy consultant with the Monitor Institute. At Monitor he was part of the team that produced the Investing for Social & Environmental Impact report, and he left Monitor to co-found the GIIN in 2009. Amit's other projects at the Monitor Institute included strategic planning and organizational development work for nonprofit organizations and foundations. Amit previously worked in the private sector as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company. He left Bain to work in global health at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. He also worked in the corporate philanthropy units of Gap Inc. and Johnson & Johnson. Amit holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, an MPA from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Swarthmore College. Amit serves on the Board of Directors for Investors' Circle and SJF Institute.
Greta Bull is the CEO of CGAP and a Director at the World Bank Group. Ms. Bull has more than 15 years’ experience in development finance. In her most recent role as a Manager in IFC’s Financial Institutions Group (FIG), Bull oversaw a large digital financial services advisory program in sub-Saharan Africa. The program is aimed at expanding the reach of traditional and non-traditional financial service providers, and also involves a significant research and knowledge sharing element. She has extensive experience working in emerging financial markets in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. Other career highlights include senior positions with the Eurasia Foundation in addition to being Director of the Finance, Banking and Enterprise Division at Bannock Consulting/DAI Europe. Her association with the World Bank began in 1992 when she was a Robert S. McNamara fellow based in Kiev, Ukraine. Ms. Bull holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and an undergraduate degree in international Studies from the University of Washington. She is a dual U.S./British national.
Lujendra Ojha is a 25-year old Ph.D. candidate at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He was born in Kathmandu, Nepal and moved with his family to Tucson, Arizona when he was 15 years old. While attending the University of Arizona as an undergraduate student, he discovered mysterious, water-like streaks on the slopes of Martian mountains. The discovery led to a published article in Science when Ojha was 21 years old. Last summer, NASA announced the findings of his latest study: the streaks are indeed produced by water on present-day Mars.
Before becoming an impact entrepreneur, Michael Schneider was a banker at Deutsche Bank from 1994 to 2015. In 2007, Michael structured one of the first microfinance investments carrying an external rating. In 2009, he established an impact investment team subsequently raising and managing >$800m, i.a. from the European Commission, Germany, KfW, IFC and EIB. In 2013, Michael was named Global Head of ESG, overseeing the strategy for all ESG activities of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management. Michael left banking in 2015 focusing his career entirely on positive environmental and societal impact at scale. He is currently establishing the worlds’ first industrial impact holding company - jointly with a partner and a group of families and foundations.
Peter Hewitt has been an entrepreneur all his life. He has been Chairman or Director of 10 PLC’s over the last 25 years, including 7 years as Chairman and CEO of a company which he founded and floated on AIM, exiting in 2004. Peter is currently a NED of 2 PLCs which are quoted on the London Stock Exchange He is also a member of the Project Merlin Business Finance Roundtable; a member of the Associate Parliamentary Group on Wholesale Financial Markets and an Advisor to the Financial Services Organisation of the UKTI. Peter is an elected Alderman in the City of London (a voluntary position) and is the inaugural Chairman of the City's new £20m Social Investment Fund. In addition he has a number of charitable and pro bono roles including mentoring your entrepreneurs. He is a founder Freeman of the Guild of Entrepreneurs. Peter is married to Fidelma (from Cork) and between them, they have 4 children all of whom work in London.
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Who should attend?
The conference addresses asset managers and investors, as well as the microfinance and impact investing community at large.
- Institutional, private and social investors who want to explore the investment potential offered by Social Responsible Investing;
- Private Bankers and Wealth Managers who wish to identify investment opportunities for their clients;
- Fund Promoters wishing to gain insights in how to structure optimally Investment Responsible Investing Vehicles;
- Banks, Fund Administration Companies, Auditors, Lawyers, Service Providers: who want to understand the most recent trends in this fast growing industry.
This conference will bring the industry participants together for a profound reflection on the most relevant topics in the area of Microfinance and Responsible Investments.
- Rates start at €250 for ALFI members
- Register by 24 March 2016 to benefit from the early bird rates (see below)
- Register by 4 May 2016 to have a printed badge.
Questions regarding your registration, name changes, group bookings, invoicing, last minute attendance: contact the registration office at email@example.com or Phone: +31 20 5727301
* Fees are subject to 3% VAT.
** Early Bird Rate for registration payments made by 16 October 2015.
*** in order to benefit from the member fee, the registrant needs to work directly for the the member company or member fund.
10% group discount for 6 or more delegates registered and paid by the same company. Your individual booking will be taken into account if it is made through the group booking form according to the booking conditions. Download the booking form here
50 FREE TICKETS for asset managers & institutional investors who are not based in Luxembourg. Come and join us! click here for the application form
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Last year’s event
What are the opportunities for investing in a restorative (circular) economy? How can social impact be made investable? Can social value be priced, and if so, how can this be done? How can mobile technology and new innovative services benefit inclusive finance? What are the economic, development, financial and environmental rationale for green investments? What initiatives can be taken to foster impact investing?... The topics discussed at the 2015 Impact Investing and Microfinance Conference organised by ALFI in collaboration with the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), and the Luxembourg Fund Labelling Agency LuxFlag covered a broad range of questions of interest to the responsible investing community.
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Distribution of 50 copies of your publication at the conference press desk and display of your logo on the conference’s website will be allowed on condition that the magazines/newspapers concerned run an appropriate announcement of the conference free of charge prior to the event.
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ALFI Communications Team
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