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microfinance & impact investing conference

centre culturel Tramsschapp, Limpertsberg, Luxembourg

Is a good project a good investment?


There is no doubt: Microfinance has left behind its niche status in the private investment market, and impact investment made with the intention to enact positive social and/or environmental change alongside a financial return has the potential to attract a growing number of mainstream investors.

However, investing in a way to create good for both our world and your wallet can be a tricky issue. If you don't want that what is meant to be a sophisticated investment ends up as a simple donation, you have to look far beyond the heart-warming potential social benefits your investment might generate. If you want your return to be more than the warm glow of doing a beneficent act, you have to carefully choose the project you invest in. But how ?

Given the lack of a real track record helping to understand the nature of these markets and products, this year's ALFI Microfinance and Impact Investing Conference will focus on the question if a good project is also a good investment.

We have brought together industry professionals, practitioners and researchers from abroad variety of national and supra-national organisations, banks and asset management companies, investment funds and Microfinance Institutions:

  • ABN Amro
  • Azure Partners
  • Bamboo Finance
  • Bates Wells Braithwaite
  • Bertelsmann Foundation
  • Bridges Venture
  • Citi Microfinance and Community Development
  • Compagnie Benjamin de Rothschild Conseil S.A.
  • the European Investment Fund
  • European Microfinance Platform
  • Global Impact Investing Network (GiiN)
  • Incofin Investment Management
  • KfW Development Bank
  • Kompanion MFI
  • K10
  • LGT Venture Philanthropy
  • Luxembourg Microfinance Development Fund (LMDF)
  • LuxFLAG
  • Oikocredit International
  • responsAbility Investments AG
  • SNS Impact Investing
  • Société Générale Bank & Trust
  • United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)







Updated on 07/05/14  
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