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.
The field of impact investing has exploded in the last decade, with billions of dollars committed to various impact investment vehicles, and increasing research into financial and social returns. The consensus seems to be that impact investing is a powerful tool, producing both impressive social and financial returns. Are expectations of market rate returns unrealistic? How can we best assess impact? Four experts will share their evidence and argue the case. You’ll decide: has impact investing has been oversold, or will it live up to the hope?
Lecture runs from 10:00AM – 11:15AM.
Curious about investing money in socially aware and environmentally conscious companies? Join Penn State Great Valley for a conversation about investment options with Thomas Paluszynski, Vice President at Morgan Stanley.
Investing in companies and funds that support positive social and environmental change while delivering financial gain — known as impact investments — has captured the interest of some investors. Morgan Stanley offers a cutting-edge impact investment platform with over 100 sustainable products including mutual and exchange-traded funds. Paluszynski will discuss how the platform works and examine the industries covered, financial goals and objectives, market trends, and asset allocation.
The Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit is a global convening that brings together 500+ leading stakeholders from 55 countries to connect, exchange, and collaborate. Now in its 11th year, the Summit is the largest convening of its kind in North America for the youth economic opportunities community.
The 2017 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit theme will explore what the future of work holds for young people in developing contexts and for professionals working to expand youth economic opportunities globally in a changing world of work.
This panel discussion will explore how impact investment in small businesses can drive economic growth in the Eurasia region, where growth capital combined with technical assistance has the potential to deliver both financial and social returns. The discussion will attract a cross-section of representatives from international finance and development, asset owners, policy makers, corporate leaders, and the organizations that provide financial, technical, and business support services to small and growing businesses.
A reception following the discussion will celebrate the launch of Gazelle Finance, an investment fund seeded by Eurasia Foundation that facilitates growth capital and enhanced prosperity for small and growing businesses and their communities.
Launch of FSG’s new report “Informal Housing, Inadequate Property Rights” and a panel discussion. The report applies a property rights lens to segment informal housing in India, understand the needs of the segments, and identify potential solutions.
We will share findings on living conditions and needs in the different informal housing segments, and discuss these insights with a panel of experts.
- Mr. Arun Kumar Misra, IAS, Ex-Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India
- Mr. Gautam Bhan, Indian Institute of Human Settlements
- Ms. Veena Mankar, Swadhaar Finserve
- Ms. Shreya Deb, Omidyar Network
- Mr. Vikram Jain, FSG
A focal point for mobilizing meaningful money in Florida. Attracting investors, investment managers, foundation executives, government officials, students, high net worth individuals, service providers, and endowment and pension administrators (further referred to as “Impact Champions“), the workshop will lay the foundation for the local impact investing ecosystem. Future events will build on this one, culminating in a series of “do-tanks” in which billions of dollars will be reallocated to impact strategies.
The day will consist of high-level networking, education, and empowerment. It is the Florida Impact Investing Initiative’s mission to convene and connect the community to cutting-edge financial information so the public can generate high financial returns while also creating a positive social or environmental return.
Starting at 3PM, we will have panels will be on both the public and private capital markets. Reception to follow.