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FT Investing for Good Europe

London |

Overview

Momentum is gathering behind the idea that capital markets could make a substantial contribution to solving global problems such as poverty and climate change. This funding could become more important than ever as nations around the world start to focus on narrow national interests. In the UK, for example, the vote to leave the European Union has prompted some to question the value of overseas aid. Britain’s exit from the EU also throws uncertainty over the climate change commitments of both the UK and the bloc’s remaining 27 states. For those working on social and environmental challenges, private sector financing and impact investing could therefore provide a critical part of the capital needed to develop solutions.

At the same time, appetite is growing among donors and investors to use both their investment funds and their skills to address challenges ranging from climate change to lack of access to healthcare and education, while also generating a financial return. On one side of the spectrum, institutional investors are turning to new financial instruments such as insurance-structured financing mechanisms and development-focused debt instruments. 

Meanwhile, experts highlight the need for more impact-oriented financial products and services to enable consumers to participate in the expanding impact investing market. This has implications for traditional wealth managers and mainstream financial institutions as they look to compete with the growing army of specialist advisors. How should advisors meet growing demand among investors to create portfolios that have an impact on people and the planet?

FT Investing for Good Europe 2017 will address these and other questions, bringing together environment and development experts, wealth managers, high net worth investors, leading philanthropists and social entrepreneurs to discuss how innovative finance could transform the global development landscape and offer solutions to some of the world’s toughest social and environmental challenges.

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FT Investing for Good USA 2016

To view videos and photographs from our event last year (2016) - please click here

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Hear from past attendees:

"Great conversations. The experience of the impact investors on the panels was highly relevant to trends in development finance today. I saw potential for some new partnerships in this space, which is critical for catalyzing private sector solutions to challenges like climate change and job creation in developing countries." - Nena Stoiljkovic, VP Blended Finance & Partnerships, IFC

''FT Live is leading the thinking around impact investing and innovation. This is a must attend event for anyone in the field to learn on latest developments or new entrants wishing to network with global experts." - Ron Margalit, Principal, Impact Investments, Lumos Global

"Excellent program! FT's access to the top minds and most experienced professionals is extraordinary. A great benefit to me." Marguerite Griffin, National Director, Philanthropy Advisory Services, Northern Trust

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Why should I attend?

  • Leave the event understanding the potential for private capital to fill the funding gaps in solving the world’s biggest challenges
  • Hear directly from the policymakers, advisors and investment experts who are pursing new opportunities and developing innovative financing mechanisms at the intersection of philanthropy and investment
  • Meet dynamic leaders from foundations, institutional and individual investors, investment professionals and advisors, fund managers, development finance institutions and policymakers.
  • Learn about the latest financing tools that are available to investors who want to achieve social and environmental impact as well as financial returns.
  • Learn about cutting-edge forms of financing that are currently being developed or experimented with to address global challenges
  • Find out how to take the next steps in developing or offering financial products investors who want to use their investment funds to tackle global challenges.
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Who will I meet?

  • Private Investors or Private/Public/Corporate Donors (Principal, CEO, Director, Trustee, Board Member)
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Pension Funds, Endowments, SWFs, Insurance and other Institutional Investors (CIO, CFO, Director of Investments, Head of Responsible Investment)
  • Development Finance Institutions and other Government Agencies Federal, State and Local policymakers and officials interested in scaling social impact solutions using investor capital Wealth Managers (Head of Philanthropic Services, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, CIO, Managing Director, Head of Investments
  • Asset Managers (Director of Responsible Investment, Director of Sustainability, CIO, Head of Investments)
  • SRI or Impact Investment Fund Managers (CEO, CIO, Senior Investment Manager, Portfolio Manager)
  • Single Family Offices (FOX, CEO, CIO)
  • Multi-Family Offices (CEO, CIO, Director of Investment Research)
  • Foundation CIOs
  • RIAs (CEO, CIO, Director of Investment Research, Head of Wealth Advisory)
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Venue

etc.venues 155 Bishopsgate
155 Bishopsgate
London EC2M 3YD

United Kingdom


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