Can Impact Investing in emerging markets successfully facilitate capital towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?
Although the Sustainable Development Goals represent agreed common aspirations, the United Nations estimates that reaching the SDGs in emerging markets will cost approximately $3.9 trillion per year and that private and public sources provide just $1.4 trillion per year. As a result, asset managers, financial institutions, governments, foundations, and aid agencies are increasingly placing emphasis on new products and methods of capital allocation to achieve social, environmental and financial objectives.
Impact Investing, despite often convoluted and opaque methodologies, has risen to the forefront of the dialogue as a potential ‘silver bullet’ – promises of financial returns above investor hurdle rates while simultaneously achieving social outcomes have proven to be an enticing combination. Impact Investing now represents a subset of every major asset class including private equity, private debt, public equities, ETFs, fixed income and real estate. As toolkits, exit strategies and investor sophistication continue to evolve in emerging markets, and entrepreneurs continue to tackle ‘wicked problems’ that are of increasing urgency, Impact Investing now seeks to align with the sustainable development agenda on a global scale.
The symposium is intended to be a dialogue between nonprofit organizations involved in credit building and those corporate and government entities whose practices include credit reporting, credit scoring and/or credit granting. Our goal is to broker more discussion between these connected sectors with the intent of continuing to bridge gaps in understanding and strengthening bonds in the credit reporting arena. An overarching theme for the symposium will be the linkage between the work being done in the credit building field and that of the broader issues of income inequality, poverty reduction, and asset building. This is a great opportunity to learn and build industry relationships.
Join us for a full-day, invitation-only, bootcamp wher
e we will unpack the three core elements of effective sustainability communications: corporate purpose, strategic frameworks, and aspirational storytelling.
When: June 27th, 2017 8:30am – 4:30pm
Where: PCH Innovation Hub, 135 Mississippi St., San Francisco, CA 94107
What you can expect: An intimate gathering of thought leaders and sustainability practitioners set to explore how leading businesses are closing the gap between sustainability and effective communication.
In one day you’ll learn:
- The three key elements of effective modern sustainability communications
- The tools and methodologies for creating user journey profiles to determine how stakeholders want to interact with your content
- How to use audience mapping and a messaging matrix to provide the right amount of detail at the right time and to the right audience
- How to connect sustainability messages with the organization’s aspirational vision and mission
- How to infuse communications with a point of view and voice
- How to move from touting your latest achievements to actual stakeholder dialogue
Who should attend: By invitation only. Anyone who has an interest in both internal and external communications or CSR/Sustainability/Purpose strategy. You may be a sustainability practitioner, CSO, CSR executive, corporate communications executive, HR director, corporate strategy advisor, public affairs director, or marketing/brand executive.
Price: $750 (price includes taxes and fees, light breakfast, lunch, tea and coffee, educational materials, and workbook)
Profoundly change the way you understand consumer challenges and design financial products. FinX is an empathy-building experience that helps innovative organizations deepen their insights on financially underserved populations, catalyzes innovation and design, and facilitates networking among the ecosystem of partners who, by working together, can improve consumer financial health.
During this half-day experience co-hosted by CFSI and C Space, you will go through the local Boston area financial community, conducting real financial transactions that underserved consumers face every day. Following this immersive exercise, you will debrief on the experience with peers and experts, uncovering valuable insights to improve strategy, community relations, financial education, and product design.
Practitioners, insurers, innovators, foundations, community organizations, government, and others are encouraged to attend.
Don’t miss this opportunity — space is limited and will fill up quickly.
Co-hosted by C Space
FinHealthMatters Day is June 27, 2017
The Center for Financial Services Innovation held the first-ever FinHealth Matters Day on June 29, 2016. The goal? To bring attention to Americans’ financial health using social media and blogging platforms. The event was an overwhelming success:
- More than 100 blogs posted via a blog contest (see winning blog posts from 2016)
- 2,000+ tweets from more than 900 influencers, and
- Ultimately ~9 million impressions about financial health
Now it’s your turn. Join us for FinHealth Matters Day on June 27, 2017!
The goal of FinHealth Matters Day is to create a “thunderclap” of noise around financial health each year. Here’s how you can join in:
- Download the deck from our FinHealthMatters Day Marketing Webinar and learn about creative ways you can join in!
- Write a blog or article about Financial Health for your website or newsletter — consider using personal insights into what financial health means, and how it can be achieved (sample blog posts).
- Want to Win Your Way to FinCon? Enter the FinHealthMatters blog post contest on June 27. See contest rules here. Don’t forget to socialize your post using #FinHealth Matters — one winner will be chosen purely on the number of social impressions they achieve for their blog.
- Check out our resources for writing inspiration.
- Participate in a Boston FinX hosted by C-Space – sign up here. Or host a FinX in your city on FinHealth Matters Day — contact us to find out how!
Use our social media kit to access copy, tweets, a draft press release, and graphics you can use across all your social channels.
Can asset owners, managers, and advisors get on the same circular economy page?
The momentum around the circular economy continues to reach new heights, and interest from clients – millennials, boomers, and everyone in between – shows no signs of abating.
- But what does it take to make investments in circular economy opportunities?
- How can investment management firms most effectively construct and distribute related products?
- And what are HNW clients telling their advisors they want?
This webinar, which builds on the findings from TIIP and Toniic’s special report on Investing in the New Industrial (R)evolution: Insights for asset owners and managers financing the circular economy, will address the challenges, opportunities, and breakthroughs involved in harnessing the circular economy to deepen client relationships, increase flows of funds, and diversify product offerings. Download the report: http://tiiproject.com/investing-new-industrial-revolution-insights-asset-owners-managers-financing-circular-economy/
Introduction and Moderators:
William Burckart, President and COO of The Investment Integration Project (TIIP)
Jamie Butterworth, Founding Partner of Circularity Capital
Lisa Kleissner, Co-founder of Toniic
Will Morgan, Head of Impact of Sonen Capital
Welcome to the 2017 Innovate Accelerator.
This year we have a 12-week programme aimed at supercharging and funding the next wave of Somali start-ups. Mentorship and training will be provided by domain experts and entrepreneurs and the top 3 start-ups from the Innovate Accelerator will receive up to $15,000 in investment from Innovate Ventures Fund.
What do you get from the program?
- 12-week intensive training and mentoring on business and operational skills
- Access to leading telecoms and banks in the Somaliland and Somalia
- Pitching in front of local and international investors
- Features in local and international media
- Equity funding for at least 3 startups of up to $15,000
Power of digital in reaching the unbanked
Join us for the flagship Financial Inclusion Forum and EY event that will delve into the recent trends and developments in inclusive finance through the lens of impact investors, local practitioners and FinTechs. Two interactive panels featuring industry leaders and movers and shakers will facilitate the discussion, with a networking reception to follow.
EY’s Jon Shepard will be discussing perspective of investors with Nadeem Shaikh (Anthemis), Suzanne Biegel (Catalyst At Large) and Jonathan Whittle (Quona Capital). Mark Scott of New York Times will lead a conversation with Norah Prida (New Finance), Hamish Thomas (EY Payments Lead) and Virraj Jatania (Pockit) on FinTech realities in expanding access to underserved populations.
We hope you can join us at what’s looking to be a great event with a challenging and exciting line up of topics and attendees. We look forward to seeing you there.