Mobilising private capital for a more sustainable future

The Impact Investor Forum will be taking place virtually for the first time in May and will mobilise private market institutions to engage with the growing momentum in impact investments and allocations.

Hear from industry leaders creating scalable, positive change and explore how you can implement impact principles and methodologies into your portfolio to create greater value.

Join over 300 attendees from specialist impact fund managers, general asset managers and institutional investors for two days of networking at the must-attend event for impact investment professionals.

Connect with peers and build relationships through pre-event interactive workshops, small breakouts, forum discussions and private messaging. Exchange best practices in delivering impact performance and discuss how to overcome the unique challenges to investment models in private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt.

What can you expect at the Impact Investor Forum?

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Get your data strategy right

Data is central to impact performance. Learn what measurement frameworks leading funds are using to guide their investor reporting and KPIs for portfolio companies.

2

Scale impact

Hear first-hand insight on how fund managers are formulating their strategy to deliver scaled impact and what this means in practice for staffing, opportunity selection, due diligence and more.

3

Investor insights

Get a view across the investor spectrum, from mission-driven endowments, pension funds, insurance and sovereign wealth. Understand what matters most to them and how to align with their risk, return and impact expectations.

Keynote speaker

 

 

 

In May 2020, Kate was appointed Chair of the UK Vaccine Taskforce to lead national efforts to find and manufacture a COVID-19 vaccine. Seven months later, the UK began the world’s first mass vaccination programme. Her unique keynote presentation will discuss the advantages of the biotech mindset, and the ability to be nimble and small when addressing global challenges.

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Previous impact event attendees

Allianz Global Investors
Alpha Leonis Partners
AQAL Group
Arnow Family Fund
Australian Impact Investments
Big Society Capital
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Blue Haven Initiative
Charities Aid Foundation
Catholic Relief Services
Ceniarth
Christian Super
Dana Philanthropy
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
European Investment Fund
FHI360
Fondaction
Fundación Hazloposible
High Impact Capital Advisors
International Finance Corporation
Khaya Holding Company
KL Felicitas Foundation
LJ Partnership
Lyco Business Solutions
Macarthur Foundation
Medical Credit Fund
Mobilize Invest - Groupe Renault
Multi-Ventures
Musangu Foundation
National Australia Bank
Omidyar
Prudential Financial
RBC
RippleWorks
Rockefeller Foundation
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
RS Group
Shell Foundation
Sitra
Small Foundation
Sunfunder
Telos Impact
The Artha Initiative
The Sarafina Group
Treehouse Investments
Tsai Foundation
ValleyRoad Capital
Wire Group
WPA
Zurich Insurance Group

Created with thought-leaders and impact practitioners

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Achieve more at our immersive virtual experience

Global connections 

Hear from leading institutional investors, managers, and advisors from across the globe without the need to travel. Connect through pre-event interactive workshops, small breakouts, forum discussions and private messaging.

Extended networking

Attendees get access to our event platform 1 month before the event date and for 5 months after. Use advanced filtering to identify the people you want to meet. Reach out, network, and make valuable connections at a time that suits everyone.

On-Demand access

All content will be recorded and available on-demand for 5 months after the event. Log in to the platform to benefit from continual access to the global impact community. Continue conversations with attendees and catch up on any of the content you missed.

Sponsors confirmed in 2021

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Full access to impact investment leaders from the safety of your workspace

Our purpose-built event platform provides you with a number of way to network. Attendees get access to the event platform 1 month before the event date and for 5 months after. Start sending direct messages to attendees ahead of time, as well as continue conversations and make connections after the forum has ended.

The virtual networking experience

1

Search for investor opportunities.

Filter individual profiles and decide who you want to meet based on company type, sector or region.

2

Get maximum visibility.

Send a direct message that goes straight to the recipient’s corporate email as well as their inbox on the platform.

3

Reach out and make new connections.

Attendees have access for 6 months to the impact investor community.

Hear from leading investors and managers

Discover how your peers are responding to the impact of the pandemic and discover investor’s priorities for 2021.

Access 16 hours of interactive content from 100 speakers across the two days. Watch keynote interviews, panel discussions, debates and much more.

With the online platform you can:

  • Create your own daily agenda so you don’t miss a meeting or a key session
  • Take part in the sessions through speaker Q&A and live polling
  • Watch any sessions you missed at a later date. All sessions will be available on-demand for 5 months

Explore the sponsor exhibition

Explore the virtual exhibition hall and chat with sponsors to discover solutions to your business concerns.

Through the platform you can:

  • Visit the virtual exhibition booth to discover the range of solutions available to help you better serve your customers
  • Interact with the exhibitors you can request more information with the click of a button or arrange a meeting to discuss the products and services in more detail

Our leading advisory board in 2021

Stéphanie Émond
Chief Impact Officer
FinDev Canada

Michele Giddens
Partner, Co-CEO
Bridges Fund Management

Neil Gregory
Chief Thought Leadership Officer
IFC

Adam Heltzer
Managing Director, Head of ESG
Ares Management

Fredrik Henzler
Partner – Head of the Industry Value Creation
Partners Group

Maurice Klaver
Senior Investment Manager Private Equity
PGGM Investments

Stéphanie Lachance
Vice President, Responsible Investment
PSP Investments

Danai Musandu
Impact Investment Investor Relations Associate
Goodwell Investments

Aaron Pinnock
Impact Investment Analyst
Church Commissioners

Olivia Prentice
COO and Head of Content
Impact Management Project

Megan Starr
Global Head of Impact
The Carlyle Group

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All timings are in BST, UK time.

With the online platform you can:

  • Create your own daily agenda so you don’t miss a meeting or a key session
  • Take part in the sessions through speaker Q&A and live polling
  • Watch any sessions you missed at a later date, all sessions will be available on-demand for 5 months

For more information on the agenda, please contact Boris Petrovic at boris.p@peimedia.com or call +44 (0) 20 7566 5444.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
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Agenda

Day 1 - Monday 24th

Pre-conference workshops
13:30 - 14:45

LP-only workshop: Building a robust impact allocation strategy as a mainstream institutional investor

Christina Leijonhufvud

Christina Leijonhufvud, CEO & Co-Founder, BlueMark

Marlene Stam, Partner, Collective Action

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Christina Leijonhufvud

CEO & Co-Founder, BlueMark

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14:45 - 15:15

Virtual speed networking

15:15 - 16:30

GP + LP workshop: How to leverage ESG and impact for value creation

Tania Carnegie
  • What are investors’ main priorities in making fund selection when it comes to ESG/impact performance and how do they gauge the authenticity of investment stories?
  • How do funds go about integrating value creation and impact strategy?
  • How do you embed the most material impact and ESG considerations into portfolio companies to create value?
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Tania Carnegie

Global Lead for Private Equity and Asset Management, KPMG IMPACT

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Day 2 - Tuesday 25th

Plenary
10:45 - 11:30

Opening remarks & keynote

11:35 - 12:15

Investors’ take on private market impact funds

Els Boerhof, Anita Bhatia, Manuela Fumarola, Aaron Pinnock

In this first investor session of the day, we will explore how investors approach their impact-focused investment decisions, what they make of the mass entry of private equity funds into the impact investment market, and what they want to see from private market funds to make them a viable option for their capital.

  • Do we have a solid definition among investor on what constitutes an impact investment and what does not?
  • What can mainstream investors learn from mission-driven investors to accelerate them along the learning curve?
  • How do these investors approach information requests, monitoring and influence with their allocations?

Moderated by: Els Boerhof, Founder and Managing Partner, Goodwell Investments

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Els Boerhof

Founder and Managing Partner, Goodwell Investments

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Anita Bhatia

Investment Director- Endowment Team, Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation

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Manuela Fumarola

ESG Manager - Private Markets, Aberdeen Standard Investments

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Aaron Pinnock

Impact Investment Analyst, Church Commissioners

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12:20 - 13:00

The route to scaling impact: dedicated funds vs integration with ESG?

Alexandra Farmer, Michele Giddens OBE, Anders Misund, Megan Starr, Rekha Unnithan
  • Learn the different routes that funds have taken to their impact approach and how they believe they will achieve impact
  • Listen to a debate on the role of ESG and impact blending in moving progress forward and what the evolution of these strategies will look like
  • Understand the outlook of fund managers and where they are focusing their time and resources, and how they are staffing their effort

Moderated by Alexandra Farmer, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Alexadnra Farmer

Alexandra Farmer

Partner - ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

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Michele Giddens OBE

Co-CEO, Bridges Fund Management

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Anders Misund

Partner and Head of Nordics, EQT Partners

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Megan Starr, The Carlyle Group

Megan Starr

Global Head of Impact, The Carlyle Group

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Rekha Unnithan

Rekha Unnithan

Managing Director - Co-Head of Impact Investing, Nuveen

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13:00 - 13:30

Fireside interview: Deep dive on KKR’s impact strategy

Tania Carnegie, Ken Mehlman

Moderated by: Tania Carnegie, Global Lead, Private Equity & Asset Management – KPMG Impact, KPMG

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Tania Carnegie

Global Lead for Private Equity and Asset Management, KPMG IMPACT

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Ken Mehlman

Global Head of Public Affairs & Co-Head, Global Impact Fund, KKR

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Plenary
13:30 - 14:15

Keynote: The VC mindset in tackling global challenges

Kate Bingham, Toby Mitchenall

In her 29 years at SV, Kate’s biotech investments have resulted in the launch of six drugs for the treatment of patients with inflammatory and autoimmune disease and cancer. In 2018, Kate led the £250m closing of the Dementia Discovery Fund that invests in new biotech companies to deliver high impact therapeutics for different types of dementia. In May 2020 Kate was appointed Chair of the UK Vaccine Taskforce Minster to lead UK efforts to find and manufacture a COVID-19 vaccine and seven months later, the UK was the first western country to start COVID-19 vaccinations. This unique presentation will discuss the advantages of the biotech mindset – being nimble and small when addressing global challenges.

 Kate Bingham, Managing Partner, SV Health Managers, and former chair of UK Government’s Vaccine Taskforce

Facilitated by Toby Mitchenall, Senior Editor, New Private Markets

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Kate Bingham

Managing Partner, SV Health Investors & Former Chair of the UK Vaccine Taskforce

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Toby Mitchenall

Senior Editor, New Private Markets

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14:20 - 15:10

Impact methodologies: will measurements reach a financial reporting standard and what to do in the meantime?

Olivia Prentice, Natalie Adomait, Tom Beagent, Jeff Cohen, Philipp Essl, Neil Gregory
  • Get an overview of the progress to harmonising impact management and measurement methodologies
  • Learn what frameworks leading impact funds are using to demonstrate impact as well as implement continuous improvement
  • Listen to debate on how data, metrics and methodology will develop in the next 5 years as the sector matures & where is innovation required?

Moderated by Olivia Prentice, COO and Head of Content, Impact Management Project

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Olivia Prentice

COO and Head of Content, Impact Management Project

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Natalie Adomait

Managing Director, Brookfield

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Tom Beagent

Director - Impact, PwC

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Jeff Cohen

Jeff Cohen

Director of Capital Markets Integration, SASB

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Philipp Essl

Philipp Essl

Senior Social Impact Director, Big Society Capital

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Neil Gregory

Chief Thought Leadership Officer, IFC

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15:15 - 16:40

Thematic, specialist impact discussion

Dazzle Bhujwala, Sabine Chalopin, Justin Kulla, John Onwualu, Katharine Preston, Juho Uusihakala

Here we give attendees a range of options of sessions which they can attend. This is your opportunity to get involved in the discussion and networking with professionals working on challenges in a similar context.

The sessions will go into more details on thematic areas that have emerged in impact investing.

First round of breakouts – 15.15- 15.55 – three sessions to choose from

Climate and energy

    • Katharine Preston, Vice President, Sustainable Investing, OMERS
    • Dazzle Bhujwala, Director, Investor Network, Ceres
    • Sabine Chalopin, Power and Renewables ESG & Impact Director, Denham Capital
  • Emerging markets
  • Sustainable forestry
    • Juho Uusihakala, Senior Development Impact Adviser, Finnfund

Second round of breakouts – 16.00-16.40 – three sessions to choose from

  • Healthcare
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Financial inclusion
    • John Onwualu, Managing Director, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
    • Justin Kulla, Partner, Impact Investing & ESG, TZP Group
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Dazzle Bhujwala

Director, Investor Network, Ceres

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Sabine Chalopin

Sabine Chalopin

Power and Renewable ESG & Impact Director, Denham Capital

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Justin Kulla

Partner, Impact Investing & ESG, TZP Group

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John Onwuala

John Onwualu

Managing Director, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

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Katharine Preston

Katharine Preston

Vice President- Sustainable Investing, OMERS

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Juho Uusihakala

Senior Development Impact Adviser, Finnfund

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16:45 - 17:25

Social impact and gender-lens investing: what are the lessons learnt?

Stéphanie Émond, Jane Hughes, Joanne Yoo
  • What are the KPIs you need to consider when looking to implement a social impact goals such as female empowerment?
  • What are the key challenges gender-lens impact funds have come across?
  • Are there frameworks that simplify the process?
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Stéphanie Émond

Chief Impact Officer, FinDev Canada

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Jane Hughes

Professor of Practice, Simmons University

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Joanne Yoo

Managing Director, DPI

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17:30 - 18:15

Structuring impact to go mainstream with institutional investors

Daniel Perroud, Nicholas Abel, Maurice Klaver, Jessica Pan, Andrew Siwo

Get a view across the ‘mainstream’ investor spectrum, from endowments, pensions, insurance and sovereign wealth, on what matters most to them when it comes to impact and their perception on the range of impact product offerings currently on the market.

 

  • Can, and should, impact be on parity with returns in importance?
  • How do investors such as pension funds need to adjust their mandates to account for impact performance?
  • What are the risk/return expectations, and are return concessions really off the table, when looking at impact funds?
  • What data do investors want to see and which frameworks are they using to guide their information demands?
  • Is there risk of a supply-demand imbalance between credible impact investment opportunities and the level of capital chasing impact deals?

Moderated by: Daniel Perroud, Global Head of Business Development, BlueOrchard

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Daniel Perroud

Global Head of Business Development, BlueOrchard

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Nicholas Abel

Nicholas Abel

Investment Officer-Sustainable Investment & Stewardship Strategies, CalSTRS

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Maurice Klaver

Senior Investment Manager Private Equity, PGGM Investments

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Jessica Pan

Principal, APG

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Andrew Siwo

Andrew Siwo

Director of Sustainable Investments and Climate Solutions, New York State Common Retirement Fund

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18:20 - 18:20

Close of day one

Agenda

Day 3 - Wednesday 26th

Plenary
11:00 - 11:40

Defining the strategy and intentionality of an impact fund

Amala Ejikeme, Beth Houghton

In this opening panel session, we hear fund managers discuss the how they define the fundamental goals and strategy of their impact efforts. The presentations will give insight on how impact funds approach performance metrics, source opportunities, undertake due diligence and ensure their performance is underpinned by scientific, empirical methods to ensure data is credible.

The session will include investor commentary and the audience will be able to provide feedback through polling on their preferred strategy.

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Amala Ejikeme

Partner - Investment Funds, Kirkland & Ellis

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Beth Houghton

Beth Houghton

Partner, Palatine

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11:45 - 12:25

Creating a credible impact roadmap for investments

Sarah Mathieu-Comtois, Candice Brenet, Cecilia Chao, Fredrik Henzler, Warren Valdmanis
  • Considerations when scaling impact vs impact ‘turnaround’ situations – to what extent do you need to take a different approach?
  • How do funds influence portfolio company management to deliver impact performance through incentives and human resource strategy?
  • What qualitative analysis and quantitative metrics should you have in place to facilitate continuous improvements?
  • Value creation plan vs impact creation plan – to what extent to do these need to be integrated?
  • What support do you need to provide for portfolio company management?

Moderated by: Sarah Mathieu Comtois, Senior Manager, Sustainable Investment, Impact, and ESG, PwC

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Sarah Mathieu-Comtois

Senior Manager, Sustainable Investment, Impact, and ESG, PwC

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Candice Brenet

Managing Director, Head of Sustainability and Digital Transformation, Ardian

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Cecilia Chao

Managing Director, Bain Capital Double Impact

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Henzler, Fredrik IMPACT21 CROPPED

Fredrik Henzler

Co-Head Goods & Products, Partners Group

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Warren Valdmanis

Partner, Two Sigma Impact

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12:30 - 13:00

Virtual speed networking

Plenary
13:00 - 13:30

Keynote interview: Deep Dive into Goldman Sachs impact strategy

Toby Mitchenall

Ken Pontarelli, Partner & Managing Director, Sustainability Investing Group, Goldman Sachs

Facilitated by Toby Mitchenall, Senior Editor, New Private Markets

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Toby Mitchenall

Senior Editor, New Private Markets

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13:35 - 14:15

Reporting outlook: emerging legislation and regulations for impact and ESG disclosure

Silva Deželan, Victor van Hoorn, Eimear Palmer
  • Understand future transparency regulations and how to align with upcoming legislation such as the EU taxonomy
  • Ensure your efforts on reporting are future-proofed for the standards expected by key jurisdictions as well as investors
  • Learn where the key legal risks are when making impact claims and how efforts to stamp-out ‘impact washing’ will evolve
Silva Dezelan

Silva Deželan

ESG Director, Stafford Capital Partners

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Victor van Hoorn

Executive Director, Eurosif

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Eimear Palmer

Responsible Investing Officer, ICG

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14:20 - 15:00

How to get your impact data strategy right

Christina Leijonhufvud, Martin Ewald, Shami Nissan, Narina Mnatsakanian, Johanna Raynal
  • There is a plethora of impact frameworks to use so how do you go about deciding which mix of them you will apply?
  • Is it likely that these methodologies will be harmonised and if not, what should you do to ensure you are still moving forward?
  • How to know which standards are both right for your fund and will resonate with investor needs?
  • What open sources frameworks have fund managers developed and to what extent should you create your own methodologies?

Moderated by: Christina Leijonhufvud, CEO & Co-Founder, BlueMark

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Christina Leijonhufvud

CEO & Co-Founder, BlueMark

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Martin Ewald

Lead Portfolio Manager - Impact Investments, Allianz Global Investors

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Shami Nissan

Head of Responsible Investment, Actis

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Narina Mnatsakanian

Narina Mnatsakanian

Executive Director - Impact & Sustainable Investment, Kempen Capital Management

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Johanna Raynal

Johanna Raynal

Director of ESG & Impact, Swedfund

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15:05 - 16:35

Impact in private asset classes

Jamie Cooper, Mathieu Elshout, Catherine Godschalk, Marta Hervás, Robert Prengel, Fabio Ranghino, Gianfranco Saladino, Manfred Schepers

Here we give attendees a range of options of sessions which they can attend. This is your opportunity to get involved in the discussion and networking with professionals working on challenges in a similar context.

The sessions will go into more details on case studies and approaches within the four main classes of private market investments:

15.05-15.50 – first round of breakouts

  • Real Estate
    • Jamie Cooper, Portfolio Manager, Impact Fund, Dream Unlimited
    • Mathieu Elshout, Head of Sustainability and Impact Investing, Patrizia
  • Infrastructure
    • Gianfranco Saladino, Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Investments, BlueOrchard

15.50-16.35 second round of breakouts

  • Private Equity
    • Fabio Ranghino, Head of Strategy & Sustainability, Ambienta
    • Marta Hervás, Investment Director, Arcano Partners
    • Robert Prengel, Director, Impact Valuation, PwC
    • Keren Raz, Senior Responsible Investment Specialist, APG Asset Management
  • Private Debt
    • Catherine Godschalk, Vice President, Investments, Calvert Impact Capital
    • Manfred Schepers, CEO, ILX Fund
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Jamie Cooper

Portfolio Manager - Impact Fund, Dream Unlimited

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Mathieu Elshout

Head of Sustainability and Impact Investing, Patrizia

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Catherine Godschalk

Catherine Godschalk

Vice President Investments, Calvert Impact Capital

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Marta Hervas

Marta Hervás

Investment Director, Arcano Asset Management

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Robert Prengel

Director - Impact Valuation, PwC

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Fabio Ranghino

Fabio Ranghino

Head of Strategy & Sustainability, Ambienta

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Gianfranco Saladino

Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Investments, BlueOrchard

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Manfred Schepers

CEO, ILX Fund

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16:40 - 17:20

Liquidity in the impact market: how to successfully execute an exit from impact assets portunity?

Wim van der Beek

Without an ecosystem to allow for the sale of assets the overall PE-impact market is limited in its attractiveness for investors. Here we hear from funds that have made successful exits across a range of different impact contexts and look to understand the lessons learnt. We will look to explore more of the details on what the process entailed, how it differed to exiting mainstream assets, overcoming challenges when executing sales in less mature markets and the implications for opportunity selection.

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Wim van der Beek

Founder and Managing Partner, Goodwell Investments

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17:20 - 17:30

Closing remarks

Speakers confirmed for 2021

For more information on speaking, please contact Boris Petrovic.

boris.p@peimedia.com | +44 (0) 20 7566 5444.

Nicholas Abel

Nicholas Abel

Investment Officer-Sustainable Investment & Stewardship Strategies, CalSTRS

Nick joined CalSTRS in April 2020 and is an Investment Officer within the Sustainable Investment & Stewardship Strategies division of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), the nation’s largest teacher retirement fund. Nick i… Read full bio

Natalie Adomait

Managing Director, Brookfield

Natalie Adomait is a Managing Director in Brookfield’s Renewable Power Group focused on impact investments. In this role, Ms. Adomait is responsible for sourcing, execution and asset management of the investments within Brookfield’s Global Transition… Read full bio

Tom Beagent

Director - Impact, PwC

Tom has 20 years' experience, leading and advising investors and businesses develop to become more sustainable. He leads PwC’s work around impact measurement and management and is on the Advisory Group for the Impact Management Project, HBS’s Impact… Read full bio

Wim van der Beek

Founder and Managing Partner, Goodwell Investments

Wim van der Beek is the founder and managing partner of Goodwell Investments, a pioneering impact investment firm focused on inclusive growth in emerging markets. Goodwell channels capital to scalable business solutions that combine demonstrable soci… Read full bio

Anita Bhatia

Investment Director- Endowment Team, Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation

Anita is Investment Director at Guy's and St Thomas' Charity, working on the investment activities of the Charity's endowment and leads the development and implementation of the Charity's impact investing activities including portfolio construction,… Read full bio

Dazzle Bhujwala

Director, Investor Network, Ceres

Dazzle is the Director of Ceres’ Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability. Ceres Investor Network consists of North America's leading institutional investors with a collective AUM of $30 trillion. Dazzle is responsible for driving investor… Read full bio

Kate Bingham

Managing Partner, SV Health Investors & Former Chair of the UK Vaccine Taskforce

As Chair of the Vaccine Taskforce in 2020 Kate led a team of world-class experts from across industry, science, academia, funding, regulators, logistics and government with the shared purposed of finding and manufacturing COVID-19 vaccine/s. The Vacc… Read full bio

Els Boerhof

Founder and Managing Partner, Goodwell Investments

Els Boerhof is the founder and managing partner at Goodwell Investments, a pioneering impact investment firm focused on inclusive growth in emerging markets. Goodwell channels capital to scalable business solutions that combine demonstrable social an… Read full bio

Candice Brenet

Managing Director, Head of Sustainability and Digital Transformation, Ardian

Candice Brenet has been in charge of developing and implementing the firm’s Corporate & Investment Responsibility program since 2009, for the whole range of activities of Ardian. She is also in charge of Digital Transformation for the PE portfoli… Read full bio

Tania Carnegie

Global Lead for Private Equity and Asset Management, KPMG IMPACT

Tania is the Global Lead for Private Equity and Asset Management for KPMG IMPACT, a global Centre for Excellence that brings together professionals and subject matter experts from across KPMG’s global organization to support the delivery of the UN Su… Read full bio

Sabine Chalopin

Power and Renewables ESG & Impact Director, Denham Capital

Sabine Chalopin is the ESG Manager to Power Deal Team and is responsible for screening, managing and monitoring investments for environmental and social risks and opportunities. She brings 12 years of power experience to the firm. Prior to joining De… Read full bio

Cecilia Chao

Managing Director, Bain Capital Double Impact

Cecilia Chao is a Managing Director at Bain Capital Double Impact. She joined Bain Capital in 2008 and prior to her current role, she was a member of the Private Equity Portfolio Group.Prior to joining Bain Capital, Ms. Chao was a Vice President at D… Read full bio
Jeff Cohen

Jeff Cohen

Director of Capital Markets Integration, SASB

Jeff Cohen is the Head of Private Investment Initiatives and Director of Capital Markets Integration at SASB. In his role, Mr. Cohen partners with institutional investors and asset owners, facilitating integration of financially material, industry-sp… Read full bio

Jamie Cooper

Portfolio Manager - Impact Fund, Dream Unlimited

Jamie Cooper oversees all aspects of the Fund's financial and impact performance. This includes identifying and executing on acquisitions that fit Dream’s criteria, monitoring development progress, and managing portfolio composition and asset allocat… Read full bio
Silva Dezelan

Silva Deželan

ESG Director, Stafford Capital Partners

Prior to joining Stafford Silva worked for Robeco where she was responsible for ESG integration and the implementation of ESG engagement across different private equity programs. Before this role Silva oversaw the Responsible Investing Program at Rab… Read full bio
Amala Ejikeme IIF21

Amala Ejikeme

Partner - Investment Funds, Kirkland & Ellis

Amala Ejikeme is a partner in the Investment Funds Group at Kirkland & Ellis International LLP and focuses on advising European and global sponsors on the establishment of private funds pursuing a wide variety of investment strategies. He has pra… Read full bio

Mathieu Elshout

Head of Sustainability and Impact Investing, Patrizia

Mathieu Elshout is Head of Sustainability and Impact Investing at PATRIZIA. Previously he was Senior Investment Director at PGGM, where he was responsible for a portfolio of European private real estate investments as well as leading PGGM’s efforts o… Read full bio
Stephanie Emond IMPACT21

Stéphanie Émond

Chief Impact Officer, FinDev Canada

Stéphanie Émond is VP Operations and Chief Impact Officer at FinDev Canada’s, overseeing the Impact Enablement team responsible for development impact, technical assistance, environmental and social risk management, operations enablement, stakeholder… Read full bio
Philipp Essl

Philipp Essl

Senior Social Impact Director, Big Society Capital

Philipp focuses on social impact measurement and management across Big Society Capital’s investment process and portfolio. He is passionate about using impact strategy and evidence to drive social investment decisions and tackle pressing social chall… Read full bio

Martin Ewald

Lead Portfolio Manager - Impact Investments, Allianz Global Investors

Martin Ewald is a Managing Director in the London office of Allianz Global Investors and heads the Impact Investment team of AllianzGI as Lead Portfolio Manager. The team currently manages the Allianz Impact Investment Fund and AfricaGrow and is acti… Read full bio
Alexadnra Farmer

Alexandra Farmer

Partner - ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

Alexandra (Alex) Farmer is a partner in Kirkland’s Global Environmental Practice and a leader of the Firm’s ESG & Impact Practice Group. She advises private equity firms, corporations, and project sponsors and lenders on complex strategic and evo… Read full bio

Manuela Fumarola

ESG Manager - Private Markets, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Manuela Fumarola works as ESG Manager for Private Markets at Aberdeen Standard Investments, overseeing the strategy for private markets investments, including private equity, infrastructure and private lending assets. Prior to joining ASI, Manuela wa… Read full bio

Michele Giddens OBE

Co-CEO, Bridges Fund Management

Michele co-founded Bridges alongside Philip Newborough and Sir Ronald Cohen in 2002. As a partner, she focuses on strategy, investor relations, public affairs and social impact assessment. Michele plays a key role in the growth of the impact investin… Read full bio
Catherine Godschalk

Catherine Godschalk

Vice President Investments, Calvert Impact Capital

Catherine Godschalk manages Calvert Impact Capital’s Investments team and its global portfolio of impact investments aimed at building, scaling, and strengthening intermediaries and structured funds tackling social and/or environmental challenges. Ca… Read full bio

Neil Gregory

Chief Thought Leadership Officer, IFC

Neil Gregory is Chief Thought Leadership Officer of the International Finance Corporation, the private investment arm of the World Bank Group. He has held a range of senior strategy and management roles at IFC, including research, business planning,… Read full bio

Adam Heltzer

Managing Director, Global Head of ESG, Ares Management

Mr. Heltzer is a Managing Director and the Global Head of ESG in the Ares Strategy and Relationship Management Group, where he leads the Firm's environmental, social and governance efforts, in addition to focusing on ESG integration across the invest… Read full bio
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Fredrik Henzler

Co-Head Goods & Products, Partners Group

Fredrik Henzler is Co-Head Goods and Products vertical, based in Zug. He is a member of the Global Executive Board, the Global Investment Committee and the Private Equity Directs Investment Committee, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of… Read full bio
Marta Hervas

Marta Hervás

Investment Director, Arcano Asset Management

Marta Hervás is an Investment Director at Arcano Asset Management, a leading alternatives asset manager headquartered in Madrid, Spain, with over €7 billion of assets under management and advisory. In addition to leading Arcano's impact private equit… Read full bio

Victor van Hoorn

Executive Director, Eurosif

Victor van Hoorn is the Executive Director of Eurosif, the European Sustainable Investment Forum, the leading pan European Sustainable and Responsible Investment association advocating for a more sustainable financial system. It works as a partnershi… Read full bio
Beth Houghton

Beth Houghton

Partner, Palatine

Beth Houghton is a Partner at Palatine Private Equity and is Head of Palatine’s Impact Fund. Beth joined Palatine in 2007 after gaining an MBA with distinction from Manchester Business School. Beth leads Palatine’s Environmental, Social and Governanc… Read full bio

Jane Hughes

Professor of Practice, Simmons University

Jane Elizabeth Hughes is Professor of Practice at Simmons University School of Business in Boston. She is also a former Director of Social Finance, a pioneer in the impact investing market, and has partnered with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and… Read full bio

Maurice Klaver

Senior Investment Manager Private Equity, PGGM Investments

Maurice Klaver is Senior Investment Manager within PGGM Private Equity and responsible for sustainable investments in PFZW’s focus themes healthcare, climate, food security and water scarcity. Maurice joined PGGM Private Equity in 2011 and was until… Read full bio

Justin Kulla

Partner, Impact Investing & ESG, TZP Group

Justin Kulla joined TZP Group as a Partner of Impact Investing and ESG in May 2020. Mr. Kulla began his career at Credit Suisse where he was an engineer working in New York, London and Zurich, and at Google where he worked in business development. Fo… Read full bio

Christina Leijonhufvud

CEO & Co-Founder, BlueMark

Christina Leijonhufvud is a well-respected leader in the impact investing field, with a track record of senior management roles on Wall Street, where she pioneered a first-of-its-kind social finance investment banking business and co-authored seminal… Read full bio

Sarah Mathieu-Comtois

Senior Manager, Sustainable Investment, Impact, and ESG, PwC

Sarah Mathieu-Comtois is a Senior Manager in PwC's Sustainability Strategy team, based in Paris, where she works mainly with Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Infrastructure investment firms. Sarah is specialised in the definition of sustainabilit… Read full bio

Ken Mehlman

Global Head of Public Affairs & Co-Head, Global Impact Fund, KKR

Ken Mehlman joined KKR in 2008 and is a Partner, Global Head of Public Affairs and Co-Head of KKR Global Impact at KKR. Since joining the firm, Mr. Mehlman has architected KKR’s responsible investment efforts to create shared value for KKR investors… Read full bio

Elizabeth Ming

Managing Director, Asset Management, KPMG

Elizabeth is a Managing Director working in KPMG’s Alternative Investments and Private Equity practices. She has over 13 years of experience serving public and private clients, including 11 years serving clients in the private equity and investment m… Read full bio

Anders Misund

Partner and Head of Nordics, EQT Partners

Anders Misund joined EQT Partners in Oslo in September 2007. Anders is Partner and Head of Nordics. Anders graduated with a M.Sc in Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration majoring in finance, with e… Read full bio

Toby Mitchenall

Senior Editor, New Private Markets

Toby Mitchenall is Senior Editor, ESG and Sustainability at PEI. He is the editor of New Private Markets, a new publication serving sustainable investors in private markets, from ESG to impact. Toby was previously responsible for PEI’s private equity… Read full bio
Narina Mnatsakanian

Narina Mnatsakanian

Executive Director - Impact & Sustainable Investment, Kempen Capital Management

Narina is Executive Director Impact and Responsible Investment at Kempen Capital Management. She is heading Kempen’s Sustainability & Impact team and working closely with portfolio managers on ESG integration across asset classes, active ownershi… Read full bio

Shami Nissan

Head of Responsible Investment, Actis

Shami leads Actis’ approach to responsible and impact investment, working closely with investment colleagues and company management to assess and manage ESG issues, helping to build world-class businesses and to deliver societal benefits. Before join… Read full bio
John Onwuala

John Onwualu

Managing Director, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

Mr. Onwualu has a decade of experience with specific focus on in investments in technology and emerging markets. As Managing Director, Mr. Onwualu leads the agency’s direct equity investments in companies committed to creating developmental impact. P… Read full bio

Eimear Palmer

Responsible Investing Officer, ICG

Eimear joined in 2018 as ICG’s Responsible Investing Officer and is responsible for further integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors across all fund strategies. She works closely with ICG’s business and investment teams as well… Read full bio

Jessica Pan

Principal, APG

Jessica Pan is a Principal in the Global Private Equity group of APG Asset Management US Inc. based in New York. Jessica joined APG in 2014, a year after the firm’s launch of an in-house private equity program. As a member of the investment team, Jes… Read full bio

Daniel Perroud

Global Head of Business Development, BlueOrchard

Daniel Perroud is responsible for business development at BlueOrchard. He has over 20 years of in-depth industry knowledge and extensive experience in business development for traditional and alternative investments. Before joining BlueOrchard in 201… Read full bio

Aaron Pinnock

Impact Investment Analyst, Church Commissioners

Aaron leads on impact investment at the Church Commissioners for England, the £8.7bn endowment fund of the Church of England. Aaron’s responsibilities include identifying impact investment opportunities as well as portfolio impact measurement and man… Read full bio

Robert Prengel

Director - Impact Valuation, PwC

Robert is a Director at PwC Germany’s Sustainability Services team. He joined PwC in 2005 and leads an expert group on impact measurement and management. Robert is a proven expert on environmental, social and governance issues and their impact measur… Read full bio

Olivia Prentice

COO and Head of Content, Impact Management Project

A co-founder of the IMP, Olivia has worked since the project’s inception to facilitate market consensus on sustainability and impact measurement, management and reporting. She focused on leading the development of best practices for investors, such a… Read full bio
Katharine Preston

Katharine Preston

Vice President- Sustainable Investing, OMERS

Katharine Preston joined OMERS in August, 2019 as Vice President, Sustainable Investing. In this role, she assists OMERS with evolving its sustainable investing practices and liaises with OMERS investment, risk and communications teams on matters suc… Read full bio
Fabio Ranghino

Fabio Ranghino

Head of Strategy & Sustainability, Ambienta

Fabio is Head of Strategy and Sustainability at Ambienta and is based in Milan. He has joined Ambienta in 2011 and since then has led the development of Ambienta’s approach to sutainability driven investment across asset classes building internal pro… Read full bio
Johanna Raynal

Johanna Raynal

Director of ESG & Impact, Swedfund

Johanna heads Swedfund’s ESG & Impact operations focusing on themes such as Gender Equality, Climate Change and Environment, Human Rights, Decent Work, and Anti-Corruption. Johanna and her team ensure the assessment and measurement of impact in S… Read full bio

Gianfranco Saladino

Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Investments, BlueOrchard

Gianfranco Saladino joined BlueOrchard from Partners Group, where he was an Investment Manager in its European Private Infrastructure team in London and Zug. His transaction experience includes Renewable Energy, Utilities, Transportation and Social I… Read full bio

Manfred Schepers

CEO, ILX Fund

Manfred is leading the ILX initiative and brings 30+ years’ experience in both development finance and international capital markets. From 2006-2016 he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at the EBRD and led the Bank’s Institutional Invest… Read full bio
Andrew Siwo

Andrew Siwo

Director of Sustainable Investments and Climate Solutions, New York State Common Retirement Fund

Andrew Siwo is the Director of Sustainable Investments and Climate Solutions at the New York State Common Retirement Fund. He is charged with providing leadership and oversight of sustainable investment efforts across the Fund’s $250 billion portfoli… Read full bio
Megan Starr, The Carlyle Group

Megan Starr

Global Head of Impact, The Carlyle Group

Megan Starr is the Global Head of Impact for The Carlyle Group. She is based in New York. In her role, Ms. Starr works to design and execute Carlyle's cohesive, long-term impact strategy. She also oversees the dedicated ESG team, which leads the firm… Read full bio
Rekha Unnithan

Rekha Unnithan

Managing Director - Co-Head of Impact Investing, Nuveen

Rekha is the Co-Head for Impact Investing. Rekha was an early visionary and established the intentional and leadership impact investing platform for TIAA, and is responsible for determining Nuveen’s impact investment strategy across sectors, asset cl… Read full bio

Juho Uusihakala

Senior Development Impact Adviser, Finnfund

Juho specialises in impact management and measurement in private sector operations covering the whole investment cycle from ex-ante screening to monitoring and impact studies. He has given numerous presentations on Finnfund’s systemic approach to imp… Read full bio

Warren Valdmanis

Partner, Two Sigma Impact

Warren is a Partner at Two Sigma Impact. Warren comes to Two Sigma from Bain Capital Double Impact, where he helped to launch the firm’s first dedicated social impact fund and develop the firm’s strategic approach to social impact investing. Warren w… Read full bio

Joanne Yoo

Managing Director, DPI

Joanne Yoo is a Managing Director at Development Partners International (DPI), a leading Pan African private equity firm with $2 billion under management. Ms. Yoo also serves on the Investment Advisory Board of Acuity Venture Partners, a venture capi… Read full bio
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