Impact Summit Asia
Attendees will gain insights into tangible frameworks and strategies to enhance their impact allocation, significantly amplifying their positive influence on both society and the environment. Furthermore, the conference equips participants with the requisite knowledge and resources to commence their journey in investing for both impact and returns.
We are delighted to foster connections among the region's leading institutional investors for a meaningful dialogue at the inaugural Impact Summit Asia, hosted in Singapore.
PRE-SCREENED IMPACT STRATEGIES
- LEADING THE PATH TO
- A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
- Learn from institutional allocators realising positive social, environmental, and financial returns.
The APAC region covers a large geographic area, encompassing diverse cultures, histories and a spectrum of economic development rates and levels. In the process of growing their dynamic economies, the APAC region faces various social and environmental challenges. Navigating this intricate context is paramount for institutional investors seeking to
create a positive impact on the environment and ensure the well-being of future generations, while safeguarding financial returns.
SETTING UP A ROBUST IMPACT STRATEGY
Discover the frameworks and tools to set up a robust impact strategy, which can create a positive change on the people and the planet while achieving financial returns. Explore the methods to identify organisational values and set impact targets that are important to you and your organisation. The programme helps to articulate your organization's mission and translate your values into investment action.
ESTABLISHING FAIR CLIMATE MECHANISMS
Anticipated climate change will exacerbate the severity of global flooding and droughts, particularly within South-East Asia. Institutional investors with a climate mandate cannot dichotomise the environmental aspect from the social one.
SHARING THE BALANCE BETWEEN RISK AND RETURN, TO MAXIMISE IMPACT
While evaluating investments for their positive and negative impact, institutional investors must still uphold their fiduciary duty. A collaborative ecosystem enables investors, philanthropic organisations, and governments to explore both traditional and innovative deal structures, while ensuring sound returns.
EVALUATING EMERGING AND INOVATIVE OPPORTUNITIES
Impact Summit Asia will showcase pioneering strategies and foster discussions across a range themes. This encompasses practical workshops addressing trustee engagement and the establishment of a robust IMM framework, spotlighting family offices, fair climate mechanisms, financial inclusion & advancements FinTech.
JOIN YOUR ASSET-OWNER PEERS FROM THE REGION!
WHO WILL ATTEND:
● Public and Corporate Pension Funds and their Fiduciary Managers,
● Insurance Companies,
● Sovereign Wealth Funds,
● Family Offices,
● Foundations and Endowments,
● Wealth Managers/Private Banks,
● Development Finance Institutions,
● Faith-based Organisations.
1-DAY OF LEARNING & MEANINGFUL DISCUSSIONS
DYNAMIC & INSPIRING PROGRAMME
A 1-day programme with a thought-provoking mix of thought leadership: interviews, keynote speeches, panel discussions, in-depth workshops, debates & Chatham House rule sessions.
A networking space, in which asset owners are invited to share knowledge and best practices, co-create, learn from their impact-pioneering peers and grow their global network.
An efficient system of speed meetings is created especially for the asset owners to learn more about available sustainable strategies, across all asset classes, impact themes & SDGs.
- Abhilash Mudaliar, Chief Impact Officer,
- Éléonore Dachicourt, Managing Director - Head of Sustainability, Asia, Wealth Management, BNP Paribas
- Janet Shum, Sustainable Investing Specialist, APAC, Citi Global Wealth
- Maud Savary-Mornet, Senior Advisor, The GIIN
WHAT OUR ATTENDEES SAY
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IMPACT FUND MANAGERS, CORPORATIONS & SERVICE PROVIDERS ARE WELCOME TO ENQUIRE ABOUT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
IN THE COMPANY OF IMPACT PIONEERS
Former Assistant Secretary - General & Deputy Executive Director,
Before that, Ms. Bhatia served since 2014 as the Director for Development Partner Relations at the World Bank Group. Previously, she held the position of Director of Partnerships and Advisory Services Operations (2011–2014) and Global Head of Knowledge at the International Finance Corporation (2010-2011).
Ms. Bhatia also served as Head of IFC’s Latin America Advisory Operations. In addition to Latin America, she has worked in Africa, Europe, Central Asia, and South and East Asia. Ms. Anita Bhatia brings extensive experience in the area of strategic partnerships, resource mobilization, and management. During her time at the IFC, she developed and expanded innovative partnerships with public and private sector partners to support its strategy in key areas, including fragile and conflict-affected states, gender equality, financial inclusion, support to women-owned businesses, and other priorities critical for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Ms. Bhatia holds a BA in History from Calcutta University, an MA in Political Science from Yale University, and a Juris Doctor in Law from Georgetown University.
WaterEquity and Water.org
Inspired during international travel with his family throughout Mexico and Guatemala as a youth, Matt has long been devoted to environmental and social issues. Learning about the immense challenges of accessing safe water and sanitation in Sub-Saharan Africa, Matt decided to create the H20 Africa Foundation. In 2009, he teamed up with Gary White to join their organizations and launch Water.org.
For his work as Co-founder of Water.org, Matt, along with fellow Water.org Co-founder Gary, was recognized as one of the TIME 100 most influential people in the world in 2011 and received the Environmental Media Award from The Environmental Media Association in 2013. In 2014, the World Economic Forum named Matt as the Crystal Award winner for his work through Water.org. Matt’s active participation in his organization’s work, including site visits to multiple countries, strategy development, advocacy, and high-level meetings with institutions like the World Bank and the World Economic Forum over the past decade, has positioned him as one of the world’s experts on water and sanitation issues.
Peace Builder, Three-time Nobel Prize Nominee
Sir Ronald Cohen
The Global Steering Group (GSG)
U.S. Impact Investing Alliance
Fran was the Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director of Investments at ImpactAssets where she headed investment management for The Giving Fund—an impact investing donor advised fund. She also oversaw product development for and managed the Global Sustainable Agriculture and Microfinance Plus Notes.
Prior to joining ImpactAssets, Fran was Managing Director at Funk Ventures, an early-stage impact venture capital and acceleration firm. She also served as Vice President of Business Development at Novica, an online retailer of products made by artisans in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Fran has consulted to National Geographic and NPR West as well as a number of family foundations and offices.
Fran has a BS in Economics from Barnard College at Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She serves on the Investment Committee of Align Impact. Previously, Fran taught a graduate-level course on impact investing at USC’s Marshall School of Business and served on the Investment Committee of the Goldhirsh Foundation and on the G7 Social Impact Investment Task Force Working Group on Asset Allocation. She tweets on impact investing at @franseegull.
Hazel Henderson D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, founder of Ethical Markets Media, Certified B Corporation. She is a world-renowned futurist, active environmentalist, syndicated columnist, and author of award-winning Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006); Mapping the Global Transition to the Solar Age (2014), and other books in 800 libraries, in 20 languages, including “Planetary Citizenship “co-authored by Buddhist leader Daisaku Ikeda. Ethical Markets is the publisher of Henderson’s forthcoming textbook, “Mapping the Global Green Transition: 2009-2020“.
She is the producer of the global TV series “Transforming Finance“ and the Ethical Markets TV series. She created in 2004 the EthicMark® Awards for Communications Uplifting the Human Spirit & Society, showcasing positive messages to raise the ethical bar on global advertising and in 2009 the annual Green Transition Scoreboard®.
She launched the EthicMarkGEMS®.com, the first global standard certifying only gems NOT mined from Mother Earth, to phase out unnecessary global gem mining, now chemically- identical gems are cheaply available worldwide and also co-created Ethical Biomimicry Finance®. Henderson served as a cabinet-level science policy advisor to the US Office of Technology Assessment, the National Science Foundation, and the National Academy of Engineering.
Her over 400 articles appear in Harvard Business Review, New York Times, LeMonde Diplomatique, and journals in Japan, Britain, Venezuela, China, France, Australia. Honorary Member of the Club of Rome, Fellow of Britain’s Royal Society for Arts and of The World Academy of Art & Science, Henderson shared the 1996 Global Citizen Award with Argentinian Nobelist Pérez Esquivel. She has many honorary degrees.
CEO & Co-founder,
Managing Director Global Responsible Investment & Governance,
The Nature Conservancy
OUR COMMITMENT TO UN SDGs
Despite this trend, significantly more private sector capital is still needed to help finance the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, which requires investments in the amount of several trillion USD each year.
Phenix Capital Group accompanies institutional investors and asset owners throughout their impact journey. We provide tools to facilitate the implementation of a successful impact investing allocation and to navigate current impact investing opportunities.
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