LEADING IMPACT INVESTING CONFERENCE FOR INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS!
IMPACT SUMMIT EUROPE 2024
The 10th anniversary of Impact Summit Europe will bring the global impact investing community together to pose, reflect and address the current and forthcoming challenges and opportunities in the impact investing space.
From responsible to thematic, to impact investing as we know it today, the market has grown immensely to reach its mature stage in the Netherlands and other Western European countries. This growth in the industry has led to greater accountability of general and limited partners. Yet, more institutional capital is still needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Institutional asset owners, together with their investors, companies, and governments, are those who can shape a more sustainable and equitable future, a reality.
With the new vigour and thought-provoking perspectives from our industry peers, we hope to set a new ambitious decade for impact!
Centred on continuous learning and improvement within the impact investing field, Impact Summit Europe will reflect on the past 10 years of impact investing and will invite the participants to re-evaluate the successes and drawbacks of their impact strategies. For the new decade, investors must stay proactive and agile to address the changing environment to reach ambitious impact goals.
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS
As the search for the most accurate and trustworthy data is ongoing, the challenge for investors is to decide when good, is good enough. Investors must pursue their investment strategies while finding a delicate balance between green-hushing and greenwashing. Data quality should not become a barrier for investors to begin investing with an impact lens. Through engaging attendees in deep-dive discussions surrounding the challenges and opportunities in finding reliable data for impact evaluation, Impact Summit Europe aims to aid investors in making informed decisions when navigating the data landscape.
IMPACT IN ACTION: INDUSTRY COLLABORATION
Finally, the summit will address the vital role of collaboration in addressing complex global challenges. It will emphasize the importance of investors working together effectively and engaging in meaningful discussions with companies, sovereigns, and policymakers. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore successful coalitions that are actively tackling pressing issues such as plastic pollution and the circular economy.
WITH SUPPORT OF LEADING ORGANISATIONS
We are delighted to have the leading organisations within the impact ecosystem supporting our mission and contributing to the growth of the industry with their research, knowledge and advocacy.
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.
HIGHLY CURATED AUDIENCE
PRE-SCREENED IMPACT STRATEGIES
MEET YOUR INSTITUTIONAL PEERS!
A LIMITED NUMBER OF COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS IS AVAILABLE FOR ASSET OWNERS & INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS!
WHAT OUR ATTENDEES SAY
OF IMPACT SPECIALISTS
Geographical distribution of our attendees over the recent events.
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2 DAYS OF ENGAGEMENT, LEARNING & INSPIRATION
DYNAMIC & INSPIRING PROGRAMME
Designed directly with 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.
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
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.
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.
Chair of the board,
Joanne Kellermann is the Chair of PFZW, the pension fund for the Care and Welfare sector and the 2nd largest pension fund in The Netherlands. Before that, she was a Board Member of the Single Resolution Board (SRB) in Brussels, since its inception in 2015. From 2007 until 2014 she was an executive member of the Governing Board of the Netherlands Central Bank (DNB), responsible for supervision. She was actively involved in all major crisis interventions in the Netherlands’ financial sector and after the crisis lead the development of supervising culture and behaviour in firms. She started her career as a lawyer in the law firm NautaDutilh and was a partner in the finance practice in Amsterdam and London between 1992 and 2005. She currently also chairs the board of supervisory directors of NWB Bank NV, the board of the University of Utrecht and Aflatoun International, an NGO that empowers 10 million children annually worldwide through social and financial education.
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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