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Date: TBC

Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Impacto 2018 offers a full day of discussions and networking around impact investing in Brazil and around the world. Hosted by ABVCAP, ANDE and IDB-MIF, the event will bring together Brazilian and international investors and other players to discuss the most pressing questions facing this emerging sector.

Topics to be explored

  • National and global trends in impact investing
  • Difficulties faced, and solutions developed by investors
  • Impact measurement in impact investing
  • Key sectors for investment in Brazil

Participant profile

The Forum is aimed primarily at:

  • Private Equity, Venture Capital and Seed Capital funds
  • Institutional investors and Family offices
  • Corporate ventures
  • Development agencies and public-sector organizations
  • Multilateral investment institutions
  • Accelerators, angel investors, and researchers

Impact Investing

Brazil has experienced many advances in recent decades, most importantly lifting a significant number of people out of poverty. Despite this, millions of Brazilians still lack access to quality education and healthcare, live in unsafe housing, or do not have a bank account. At the same time, we continue to see the destruction of the natural environment, through deforestation and pollution.

As a response to these challenges, more and more investors are seeking opportunities to create positive social and/or environmental impact through their investments, without compromising on potential financial returns. It is estimated that total AUM destined for such “impact investing” globally is more than US$ 110 billion, and Brazil is following this trend. In 2014 e 2015, funds allocated a total of US$ 1.3 billion for impact investing in Latin America, according to research from ANDE and ABVCAP, and Brazil was the second largest market in the region.

How do impact investors guarantee financial return and a more prosperous future for society and the planet? Can we consider impact investing as an appropriate tool to help Brazil achieve great social and environmental sustainability? What needs to be done to increase the volume of impact investments in the country?

At the inaugural edition of the Impact Investing Forum, international and Brazilian investors will meet to respond to these questions, and to discuss the future of impact investing do in Brazil and globally.

Confirmed Speakers

With the aim of showing varied perspectives on the topic of impact investing, Impacto 2018 includes national and international speakers representing leading organizations in their respective lines of work.

Randall Kempner, Executive Director, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE).

As executive director of ANDE, Randall oversees the implementation of ANDE’s extensive program, research and advocacy agenda, including its seven international chapters and multiple grant and challenge competitions that support the entrepreneurship sector. Randall has twenty years of experience in the field of international economic development. Most recently, he served as Vice President for Regional Innovation at the U.S. Council on Competitiveness and prior to that was a founder of OTF Group. Randall graduated from the University of Texas with an M.B.A and an M.P.Aff. He earned his bachelor's degree in Government from Harvard College. 

Prof. Sergio Lazzarini, Professor, Chafi Haddad Chair for Business Research and Coordinator, Insper Metricis

Sergio Lazzarini is a resident professor of the Chafi Haddad Chair at Insper Business School, and Coordinator of Insper Metricis. He holds a PhD in Management from Washington University and a Masters in Management from the University of Sao Paulo. Author of the book Capitalismo de Laços (Campus/Elsevier, 2011) and Reinventing state capitalism: Leviathan in business, Brazil and beyond (Harvard University Press, 2014). Professor Lazzarini is also a columnist for Veja magazine.

Amanda Feldman, Diretor of Bridges Ventures and The Impact Management Project

Amanda works on the Impact Management Project and is a Director at Bridges Impact+. She specialises in innovation and investment strategy with funds, corporations, policymakers and entrepreneurs. Previously, Amanda led research and advisory at Volans on how multinational corporations can transform the way business is done. She is a trustee at Future First Global, a mentor for Bethnal Green Ventures, a BMW Foundation UK Responsible Leader, an advisor for alice.si and a member of Sandbox. She holds a B.A. in English and Spanish literature from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master in Public Administration (MPA) from the London School of Economics.

 

Daniel Izzo, Founding Partner & CEO, VOX Capital

Daniel is partner, co-founder and CEO at Vox Capital, Brazil’s pioneering and leading impact investing fund manager, listed for 5 consecutive years as one of the most relevant players on the impact investing space Worldwide by the Impact Assets 50 and subject of a Harvard Business School business case: “Vox Capital: Pioneering Impact Investing in Brazil”.

Daniel is a member of the Global Executive Committee at ANDE, board member of the Brazilian Social Finance Task Force, leader of the Impact Investing Working Group at ABVCAP, and a professor of the Impact Investing Executive Program at the Said Business School in Oxford.

 

- Maure Pessanha, Executive Director, Artemisia (More information coming soon)

- Rodrigo Menezes, Partner, Derraik & Menezes Associates (More information coming soon)

- Beto Scretas, ICE - Corporate Citizenship Institute, and Brazilian Social Finance Taskforce (More information coming soon)

 

 Join as a speaker

  • Position your organization’s pioneering work in this growing sector
  •  Build your network in Latin America’s second biggest impact investing market
  • Gain a deeper understanding of local challenges and opportunities
  • Contribute to strengthening the local impact investing space  

Want to join as a speaker? Contact Rob Parkinson

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