Symbiotics - Impact Investing in Emerging Markets 2017

Impact Investing in Emerging Markets 2017

June 26, 2017 Oxford, England

This 1-day conference held at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, will debate, discuss and share some of the key themes and challenges essential to at the center of Impact Investing in emerging markets:

Sustainable Development
• Impact investing as a tool to address social and environmental prosperity in emerging markets
• Alignment of direct and intermediated investment portfolios with appropriate sustainable development goals
• The effects of the SDGs on investment and exit strategies

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
• Effective methodologies and toolkits to address ESG concerns in the context of emerging markets
• Red flags and risk management techniques, both reputational and financial
• Role of ESG on exits – do ESG screens influence success?

Impact Measurement
• Incorporating impact and ‘lens’ based frameworks into the entire investment process
• Informatics approaches to capturing, cleaning and understanding impact data
• Relevance of impact on exit opportunities and strategies

Financial Structuring
• Design and structuring approaches to align investors with varying financial return and impact objectives
• Blended finance, tiered tranches and bond issuances as direct investment strategies in impact focused corporates
• Valuation methodologies and effective structuring of an investment exit

Financial Returns
• Realistic expectations for limited partners in impact investing funds
• Management, performance and technical assistance fees
• Exit visibility and impact on financial returns


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