26th - 27th March 2024 | The Hague
Impact Summit Europe annually invites global leaders, pioneers and experts of the impact investing universe to share their knowledge and inspiration. A 2-day programme is annually designed with a mix of thought-provoking thought leadership: interviews, keynote speeches, panel discussions, debates, in-depth workshops, InvestorConnect meetings & Chatham House rule sessions.
- The 9th edition of Impact Summit Europe took place on the 28th and the 29th of March 2023 in The Hague. 200+ institutional investors, 80 speaker experts, 34 pre-screened impact strategies and more industry specialists have made this Summit a valuable milestone in the development and acceleration of impact investing. A total of 400 participants have joined us from around the globe for the 2 days of meaningful discussions on how to increase allocations of institutional capital towards impact and sustainable investments. 600 connections between investors and a select group of impact fund managers were facilitated by the Phenix Capital Group team, with the aim to showcase to investors a wide range of tangible investment opportunities.
We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to all institutional investors, impact fund managers, partners and supporters, who joined us at the 2023 edition of the leading impact investing conference in Europe for institutional investors.
Thank you for being a part of this amazing community, and we look forward to seeing you next year!
Impact Summit Europe 2023, Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus, The Hague
EXPERT INTERVIEWS 2023
Head of Responsible Investment, PGGM
Impact Investment Professional, Big Society Capital
Head of Social Impact Equity Investments, European Investment Fund
Dr. Andreas Nilsson
Managing Director Head of Impact, Golding Capital Partners
Global Head of Responsible Investment, Aegon Asset Management
James W. Hourdequin
CEO and Managing Director, The Lyme Timber Company
Product Specialist for Sustainable Investments, DWS International GmbH
Interview about the challenges and opportunities in impact investing
“An impact theme that requires more attention in my view is carbon sequestration, there was a lot of focus on mitigation and now adaptation and biodiversity come up in the climate space, but carbon sequestration is really undervalued, to achieve the 2013-2050 targets we really need to look at getting carbon out of the air and we can do that by carbon sinks and while there are a lot of innovative solutions in the private sector. I think especially like larger impact funds and the development finance community have not given enough attention to carbon sequestration and innovative solutions in their field.”
Global Co-Head of Private Equity, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
“So, when we think about big themes and opportunities in sustainability and impact investing we look at the world through two lenses, one is climate transition and the other one is inclusive growth. In climate transition, we focus on clean energy, sustainable transport, wasted materials, sustainable farming and agriculture and ecosystem services. I would say, within clean energy it’s not only the generation of renewable energy but also importantly, storing energy to avoid intermittence in the grid.”
Dr. Stefan Hasenböhler
CEO, Reichmuth & Co Investment Management AG
William de Vries
Director Impact Equities and Bonds Triodos Investment Management
“I think we really have to have evidence-based regulation from our regulators it’s very important that regulation although we all know that it is a burden we have to start reporting on what we are doing and how we provide the impacts. I think that we all should look to get evidence-based as a key to ensure that greenwashing is not happening in our business.”
- THEME & AGENDA 2023
- We are halfway through the timeline of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To hit a homerun, investors need to incorporate more impact into their portfolios. Tangible impact has yet to be made to safeguard the well-being of future generations and the conservation of the earth’s flora and fauna. How will institutional investors reach the SDGs, while dealing with stakeholders, biases, and measurement challenges?
With a variety of sessions tailored to the needs of our investor network and directly tackling the most challenging topics in impact investing, Impact Summit Europe brings together financial players to learn from each other, apply the best practices for meaningful capital allocation, and become strong advocates for impact investing.
ADVISORY BOARD 2023
We proudly collaborated with impact thought leaders as our agenda advisory board to identify current challenges, opportunities and forward-looking topics in the impact investing universe to build a beneficial & thought-provoking programme.
• Cyril Gouiffès, Head of Social Impact Equity Investments, European Investment Fund