Insights from Impact’s Premier Investment Firm
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Insights from Impact’s Premier Investment Firm
In the past year, LeapFrog Investments “reached 221 million people in 35 countries… provid[ing] underserved communities with access to a range of healthcare and financial services, including insurance, remittances, diagnostics and telemedicine. At the same time, LeapFrog achieved a 22 percent uptick in the value of its portfolios over 2020. Across the past decade, LeapFrog companies have grown revenue on average at 26 per cent a year, consistently delivering on the firm’s strategy of Profit with Purpose.” Ranked by Fortune as one of the top five Companies to Change the World, alongside Apple and Novartis, LeapFrog has raised over US $2bn from global institutional investors, including $500m recently committed by Temasek to LeapFrog and future funds.
In this live fireside chat and audience Q&A, Impact Entrepreneur’s Laurie Lane-Zucker welcomes LeapFrog’s Founder & CEO Andy Kuper to discuss, among other topics:
- Telling the “story” of impact – the birth of a $715 billion industry
- Evolution of the field – a new era for impact investment
- Building better businesses through profit with purpose
- Strengthening trust in the impact industry
- Why transparent and measurable impact are paramount
- How to scale with integrity
- Harnessing the power of digital in Asia and Africa
- Strategies for high-growth and high-impact
- Educating and empowering the next generation of impact investors
DR. ANDY KUPER is an investor and entrepreneur whose Profit with Purpose philosophy has shaped various industries and countries. He founded LeapFrog Investments in 2007. LeapFrog’s companies now serve 221 million people in Africa and Asia with healthcare or financial tools – 174 million of them are emerging consumers, often accessing essential services for the first time.
Portfolio companies have been sold successfully to industry leaders including Prudential Plc, Swiss Re, AXA XL, Allianz, Standard Chartered and Fidelity. Andy has been recognized by the Economist Group for demonstrating how “to change the way we invest as individuals, institutions and societies”. He has received global leadership awards from WEF, YPO, IIS, EY and other institutions.
Born and raised in South Africa, now an Australian, Andy holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He has been a faculty member or visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge, Harvard University and Columbia University. Andy is author of two books on globalization and governance and co-author of publications with diverse leaders and Nobel laureates.
LAURIE LANE-ZUCKER is Founder and CEO of Impact Entrepreneur, an impact economy business that hosts the Impact Entrepreneur Network, a 28,000 member global network of entrepreneurs, investors and scholars. Impact Entrepreneur is a cornerstone field building, research and educational player in the social impact space, and a consulting company that works with blended value companies, impact investors and academic institutions. For 30 years, Laurie has been a “pioneer” (Forbes) and recognized leader in sustainability, social enterprise and impact investing. Laurie was the founding Executive Director of the international environmental organization, Orion Society, which publishes the celebrated Orion Magazine, as well as the founder of a global sustainability think-tank, the Triad Institute, and Hotfrog, a Founding B Corporation, GIIRS Pioneer Company, and the first company ever to complete an equity transaction on an impact investment exchange.
Laurie is the bestselling and multiple award-winning publisher and editor of books and magazines on sustainability and social impact, having published, edited and written the introductions for celebrated works by Wendell Berry, Terry Tempest Williams, Barry Lopez and David James Duncan. He is the author of numerous articles on entrepreneurship and impact investing, and is the co-founder of the Place-Based Education movement, having coined the term with Dr. John Elder, and published, edited and written the foreword for the first book on that growing pedagogy. His current writing projects include two chapters (both co-written) for a forthcoming textbook, Sustainability: Business and Investment Implications by World Scientific Publishing. Laurie is also a lifelong student of world wisdom traditions and is the former Executive Director of Seven Pillars House of Wisdom, a nonprofit organization founded by Pir Zia Inayat Khan focused on advancing wisdom in service of social and environmental healing.
Impact Entrepreneur’s Luminarias Webinar Series features reflective conversations with the leading lights in impact investing and entrepreneurship.
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM EDT
Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021