India Climate Investment Conclave 2021 is India’s first of its kind, pioneering convening by Impact Investors Council (IIC) focused exclusively on mainstreaming capital for early-stage, climate-tech innovations. A springboard of futuristic ideas and experiences from the leading industry stakeholders.
IIC’s two-day virtual conclave will unearth the transformative potential of early-stage, tech-driven start-ups in fighting Climate Change and building back Bharat.
As India is focusing on building back from the shocks of Covid-19, we believe the role of ‘climate’ as a sector becomes more central now than ever in strengthening and sustaining our recovery efforts. The Early-stage climate-tech start-up ecosystem in segments such as – energy efficiency and access, sustainable mobility (transport), waste management, agriculture and food etc. – shows untapped opportunity and tremendous potential to generate unique innovations that can help address the multi-dimensional effects of climate change on lives and livelihoods.
The current ecosystem for climate-tech startups in India lacks a coherent narrative and a distinct identity, notwithstanding the ability of these innovative solutions to create climate impact at scale. There is an urgent need for climate related start-up investments to evolve from a niche narrow asset class to a more mainstream element of the impact investing and venture capital ecosystem in the country.
In 2020, nearly $2.3 trillion were invested with intent for impact – but just $636 billion was managed with contribution to impact and measurement systems in place, according to the IFC’s latest report.
How can positive impact, including SDG contributions, be understood, measured and articulated in a way that works for both data-seeking investors and resource-strapped social enterprises?
Join them free webinar to learn how the Future-Fit Business Benchmark, and in particular the Positive Pursuits, can help.
They’ll be joined by members of the Future-Fit team who are piloting tools to facilitate this process, UK charity and funder Shell Foundation, which drives enterprise-based solutions to global development challenges, and innovative clean-tech company Aceleron, both of whom have used the Benchmark as part of a pilot project.
Time: 4:00 PM London l 11:00 AM ET
Desiree Fixler, the former Group Sustainabilty Officer of DWS will discuss whether ESG is doing anything, other than making fees for fund managers.
What will you learn?
Are ESG funds actually addressing the climate challenge?
What do many of the institutional investors feel about ESG?
It is all greenwashing?
First 50 registrations 15 Euros. After that 25 Euros
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
Shift Conversations is a series of free live-streamed events. These panels, small group conversations, and workshops will feature cross-sector leaders having intimate, insightful conversations about the present and future of the social impact movement. Join them to learn from the wisdom and lived experience of some of the most highly respected thinkers and actors in the social and environmental impact ecosystem.
This will be a unique opportunity to navigate profound questions, and enable each other to elevate our lives and our impact on the world, all while connecting with like-minded impact sector practitioners from over 100 aligned organizations.
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 ET