LEADING IMPACT INVESTING CONFERENCE FOR INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS!
IMPACT SUMMIT EUROPE 2023 HIGHLIGHTS
The 9th edition of the 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
WHO CAN 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.
PRE-REGISTER FOR THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION!
IMPACT SUMMIT EUROPE 2024
March 2024, The Netherlands
A LIMITED NUMBER OF COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS WILL BE AVAILALBE FOR ASSET OWNERS & INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS!
2 DAYS OF ENGAGEMENT, LEARNING & INSPIRATION
DYNAMIC & INSPIRING PROGRAMME
Designed directly with the input from institutional investors, the 2-day programme offers a variety of thought-provoking sessions: keynote speeches, practical in-depth workshops, thematic deep-dive panel discussions, and InvestorConnect meetings.
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 pre-scheduled speed meetings is created especially for the asset owners to learn more about pre-screened institutional quality impact strategies, across all asset classes, impact themes & SDGs.
WHAT OUR ATTENDEES SAY
OF IMPACT SPECIALISTS
Geographical distribution of our attendees over the recent events.
MEET YOUR INSTITUTIONAL PEERS!
A LIMITED NUMBER OF COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS IS AVAILABLE FOR ASSET OWNERS & INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS!
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
• Marta Hervás Melgarejo, Investment Director, Arcano Partners
• Irina Ivan, Programme Manager for Innovation and Learning, Bernard van Leer Foundation
• Yvonne Janssen, Team Lead Sustainable Investment, PGB Pensioendienste
• Piet Klop, Head of Responsible Investments, PGGM Investments
• Daan Spaargaren, Senior Strategist Responsible Investment, Pensioenfonds van de Metalektro (PME)
• Gunnar Stork, Senior Director, the German Development Finance Institution (DEG)
• Vincent Triesschijn, Global Head ESG and Sustainable Investing, ABN AMRO Bank
• Paul van der Weijden, Senior Advisor Responsible Investments, a.s.r. vermogensbeheer
• Rebecca Wörner, Advisor Responsible Investment, Pensioenfonds Metaal en Techniek
FEATURED SPEAKERS 2023
Before joining PGGM Investments in July 2011, Piet was at the World Resources Institute in Washington DC and held senior positions at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the private sector. As a water resources expert, he worked at the World Bank and United Nations. Piet holds master’s degrees in Water Resources Management (Wageningen University, 1989) and Applied Environmental Economics (University of London, 1999).
Currently, Annette is leading the impact finance activities within Philips, which allows her to combine her financial expertise and leadership skills with her drive and passion to contribute to the sustainable development goals. Engagements in her current role include the set-up and investments into “impact first” investment funds as well as business development to bring innovative healthcare solutions and delivery models to market. Shaping and closure of the Transform Health Fund for Africa is one of the recent successes.
Annette is also part of the Philips Foundation team, establishing and driving the impact finance activities. Prior to this Annette initiated and developed the Ashoka Partnership Program for the Philips Foundation; engaging with social entrepreneurs to jointly address key challenges related to the delivery of quality care in underserved communities.
Head of Social Impact Equity Investments,
European Investment Fund
Head of the Responsible Investment team, Fiduciary Department
APG Asset Management
Chair of the board
Swiss Impact Office
Peter van den Tol
Senior Advisor Impact Investing & Responsible Investing in Real Assets,
Team Lead Sustainable Investment,
With a versatile professional background, ranging from Philips, ACTIAM, Hivos, AVANS business school of applied sciences, IBERO university Mexico, and Pensioenfonds Rail & OV, in her career Yvonne has considered sustainability from different angles and in a variety of contexts/sectors; business, finance, NGO and higher education.
Her ambition is to lead Pensioenfonds PGB to a future-proof sustainable investment strategy mitigating the adverse impacts and maximizing the positive impacts on society while assuring sound pensions for its multi-sector beneficiaries and guaranteeing continuous engagement with and optimal transparency to its stakeholders.
IMPACT SUMMIT EUROPE 2023
“The Right Move"
IN THE COMPANY OF IMPACT PIONEERS
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.
Sir Ronald Cohen
The Global Steering Group (GSG)
Deputy Executive Director,
Head of Responsible Investments,
Peace Builder, Three-time Nobel Prize Nominee
CEO & Co-founder,
Mobius Capital Partners
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.
Pensioenfonds Zorg & Welzijn (Pfzw)
Seasoned all-around executive who is widely recognised as an authority on pensions. He has spent most of his career in the world of social partners where he is seen as influential. Over the years he has gained extensive knowledge of all aspects of running a pension fund. In his last role Peter was responsible for running PFZW, the second-largest pension fund in the Netherlands (2.9 million members and EUR 240 billion AUM) whose pension fund administration and asset management are outsourced to PGGM.
Experience in the 'polder', the world of social partners. Was busy at both sides of the table: in an employer’s organisation and the union. And of course, in paritarian organisations. These days Borgdorff is a non-executive board member of ANBO (organisation for elderly), Nibud (national institute for research and advice in household finance), Bartiméus (expertise centre, care, and cure of people with a visual deficit) He is chairman of the Advisory Board of Caceis NL. Peter has a role as lecturer, moderator, and program maker at Nyenrode Business Universiteit.
Specialties: Social partners; pensions; governance, board matters.
Managing Director Global Responsible Investment & Governance,
Ambassador, The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) and Chair, Director, Leader and Strategist,
Global Head of Sustainability and ESG,
Elsa assumed this role with over 20 years of experience as a strategic advisor for corporations, foundations, and non-profits. Most recently, she was enlisted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create and launch a platform to advance progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. For many years, Elsa served as Director of Commitments for the Clinton Global Initiative, a role that afforded her comprehensive insight into best practices in sustainability, cross-sector partnership development, and corporate responsibility. Previously, she worked in Washington, D.C., delivering geopolitical and industry risk analysis to large international energy companies, and in Istanbul, Turkey, leading strategy and business operations for an education company.
Elsa attended Middlebury College and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
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