Contact: Shawn Westcott, Principal, SSD Advisers
Telephone: +46 737 26 44 07
IMPACT INVESTING SEMINAR ON 23 NOVEMBER IN STOCKHOLM, 15:00-17:00
Event will bring local investors together to discuss how to direct capital toward social impact
Stockholm, Sweden (21 November 2011): Leaders in the field of "Impact Investing" and "Social Capital Markets", including Kevin Jones (co-founder of SoCap), Charly and Lisa Kleissner (KL Felicitas), and Jonas Ahlén (Storebrand), will meet with local private and institutional investors on 23 November in Stockholm to discuss "Understanding & Sharing Experiences from Impact Investing”.
The seminar is part of a build up toward the 2012 SoCap Europe conference, which, as recently announced, will be held in Sweden in May 2012.
Hosted by SSD Advisers, a Stockholm consultancy, along with local partners supporting social entrepreneurship, the following experts in the field will offer their perspectives on how to direct traditional investors to develop social impact:
- Kevin Jones, Co-Founder, Social Capital Markets [US]
- Lisa & Charly Kleissner, Founders, KL Felicitas Foundation [US]
- Tera Terpstra, Director, Toniic Europe [NL]
- Jonas Ahlén, Investment Manager, Alternative Investments, Storebrand Investments
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, 23 November 2011, 15:00-17:00
LOCATION: Advokatfirma DLA Nordic, Kungsgatan 9, Stockholm
- Social Entrepreneurship Forum
- Center for Social Entrepreneurship Stockholm
- Mötesplatsen för social innovation och samhällsentreprenörskap
Impact investing is an investment strategy that offers an alternative to traditional investing in that it places investment capital into businesses that generate both financial returns as well as social and/or environmental impacts. According to estimates by JPMorgan, "by 2020 there could be between $400 billion and $1 trillion invested in Impact Investing, generating profits over ten years of between $183 billion and $667 billion. There is already demand from a broad mix of investors, as Leapfrog illustrates. Its backers range from philanthropists such as George Soros, a hedge-fund manager, and Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay, to banks, reinsurers and pension funds." [Economist, "Happy returns: The birth of a virtuous new asset class", 10 September 2011]
TO SCHEDULE INTERVIEWS WITH GUEST SPEAKERS:
To schedule an interview with one of the event's speakers, please contact Shawn Westcott via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by phone 0737 26 44 07.
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