Future events

As part of KCL's Sustainability Month, we are thrilled to announce that Daniel Klier and Serge Giacommotto will be joining us to discuss 'Sustainable Finance and Politics'.

Topics of discussion include what banks and institutions are doing to make finance sustainable, the future of sustainable finance, its impact on climate change and career opportunities in sustainable finance.

Daniel Klier is the Global Head of Sustainable Finance at HSBC. He oversees the implementation of the group’s sustainable finance objectives. He also chairs the Sustainable Finance Working Group at the Institute of International Finance (IIF) and is a member of the UK Government Green Finance Task Force, the European Business Leaders’ Council, and the Board of Sustainable Energy for All.

Serge Giacommotto is a Policy Officer on Sustainable Finance at the European Commission. He is involved with the Directorate-General for Climate Change and his work involves helping coordinate and steer the commissions platform on sustainable finance, developing the taxonomy for sustainable investments, and contributing to the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy.

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Past events

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The King's Impact Investing Society is collaborating with the LSE Impact Investing to co-host the UNDP Head of Sustainable Investments, Kurt Morriesen, on November 10 from 10-11:30 AM.

Speaker profile:

Kurt Morriesen is a senior impact investing professional with extensive experience in SDGs, ESG and sustainable investments. He is currently the Head of the European Sustainable Finance at the United Nations Development Programme where he works with senior executives and global organisations to better understand sustainability issues/risks and to integrate impact and SDGs in investments and portfolios.

Check out more about the event at: https://fb.me/e/1GhFEAQmn

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Join us for our first panel discussion of the year - with Ms. Rossella Rubini and Mr. Ademola Tosoye! Ms. Rosella Rubini works in Global Corporate Banking at JP Morgan and volunteers her time as a LendWithCare ambassador. Mr. Ademola Tosoye is the Executive Director of the Microfinance Association.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in finance and impact investing. Both experts will lead a panel discussion on the impact of microfinance and share tips on how microfinance can make an impact for entrepreneurs in the developing work. It will then be followed by a Q&A and networking session.

 

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Is a microfinance lending website from the development charity CARE International UK. It helps individuals and groups to make small loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries, and help them work their way out of poverty.

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A professional membership organisation with an global presence, supporting local microfinance networks and offering training in microfinance.

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We are pleased to announce that Zoe Peden, the Investment Manager of Ananda Capital will be joining us for a talk on impact venture capital. She will be covering topics ranging from factors taken into account when evaluating early-stage ventures to careers in impact investing. Following the talk, there will be a Q&A and a networking session.

Speaker Profile
In addition to her role in Ananda, Zoe is on the investment committee of the social accelerator Thrive, and a Visiting Lecturer at Class Business School. Her entrepreneurial activities have seen her win renowned awards such as the Elle Magazine UK Female Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Finalist Global Mobile Awards, BAA Female led investment of the Year, BT Connected Society Award, Big Venture Challenge Winner.

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This workshop focuses on the due diligence process of selecting impact investments. The workshop will teach you how to evaluate investments and differentiate between various investment opportunities.


About the speaker:
Paolo is an impact investor dedicated to generating positive social and environmental impact by dedicating 100% of his portfolio to investments that create a cleaner and fairer world.

He graduated with a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), where he led the Business & Government student council. Both at HKS and at the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Paolo conducted research on policy and FinTech solutions to improve access to finance for rural SMEs in developing countries. Prior to graduate school, Paolo worked as bond trader for Goldman Sachs in London, as CFO for Doctors Without Borders in Haiti, and as corporate sustainability and business and human rights consultant for Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) in Hong Kong.

Paolo is a founding member of the Synergy Social Ventures Future Funders investment group, providing venture philanthropy capital to social enterprises across Southeast Asia. He is also a founding sponsor of the Centre for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth at the University of Zurich, as well as a member of the 100% Network at Toniic.

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The committee is incredibly excited to meet everyone at our first event this year!


We will be introducing you to the field of impact investing and the activities of our society.


Following our session we will convene for a social.

If you are curious about fintechs and passionate about wanting to make a change in the world then this is the event for you! King's Impact Investing Society will be hosting a panel discussion consisting of fintech professionals to talk about how impact can be delivered through fintechs and other ways that impact investing and fintechs could collaborate.

Impact Investing is the world's solution to the question: 
Making profit or making change? Impact Investing is investing with financial return to make a positive change in the world with regards to three pillars: environmental, social and governance. Join us for what will surely be a riveting discussion regarding two of the hottest topics in the financial world at the moment!

Speakers include:
Amaka Ezike: Finance Consultant at Curve

Henry George, Head of Technology at StepEx

 

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If you are curious about fintechs and passionate about wanting to make a change in the world then this is the event for you! King's Impact Investing Society will be hosting a panel discussion consisting of fintech professionals to talk about how impact can be delivered through fintechs and other ways that impact investing and fintechs could collaborate.

Impact Investing is the world's solution to the question: 
Making profit or making change? Impact Investing is investing with financial return to make a positive change in the world with regards to three pillars: environmental, social and governance. Join us for what will surely be a riveting discussion regarding two of the hottest topics in the financial world at the moment!

Speakers include:
Ieva Kazakeviciute, PR and Community Manager at Revolut

Shefali Roy, COOand CCO at TrueLayer
James McManus Head of ETF Research at Nutmeg

 

 

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Guest speakers:


-Ben Botes, Chief Operating Officer of Seedslife Caban Impact Fund
-Tom McGillycuddy, Co-Founder of tickr
-Jim Totty, Managing Partner, Earth Capital
Amy Clarke, Co- Founder, Tribe Impact Capital
-Julia Dreblow, Founding Director, sriServices
Steven Fawkes, Founder and Managing Partner at EnergyPro
Thomas Schafbauer, Business Development Director, Arabesque
Rick Lord, Manager, ESG Analytics and Client Delivery, Trucost
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBSCD)

 

 

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Welcome to the King's Impact Investing Society's first event of the year where we will be introducing our society and committee. We will talk about what impact investing is, what type of events and activities we hold as a society, and how you can get involved. We are super excited to meet everyone!

After the events members can socialise together online to get to know each other more.

When?
6:30 PM, 30/09/2020

Where?
Online at: shorturl.at/cehtF

What platform?
Microsoft Teams

Tickets at:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/122375148363

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How can asset management be used to create a sustainable future and positive societal impact? Come to our first panel event of the year to learn more! We will have two speakers: Mariam Benary from Impax Asset Management and Suresh Mistry from Alquity.

When:
6th of October at 6:30 PM


Where:
Online at: shorturl.at/gryzB

Speaker Profiles:
Our first speaker is Miriam Benary, who is an associate at Impax Asset Management. Miriam is responsible for the implementation and development of Impax’s Sustainability and ESG analysis, including engagement and stewardship activities in the Listed Equity team.

Our second speaker is Suresh Mistry who is the co-founder and group sales director of Alquity. Suresh is responsible for the company’s key client relationships in Asia and works alongside the investment team on Alquity’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) development and Impact Reporting.

Company Profiles:
Impax Asset Management was founded in 1998 with an investment focus on opportunities arising from the transition to a more sustainable economy. Impax offers a range of listed equity, fixed income, smart beta and real asset strategies. They have over £750 million in their Impax Environmental Markets fund.

Alquity is an asset management business that connects investors to their investments and social progress in order to deliver better financial outcomes for all. Their investment target attractive returns across Africa, Asia and Latin America with a large focus on ESG and responsible investing.

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 We are delighted to announce our new event ‘Impact Through Venture Capital and Private Equity’! Ms. Júlia Véglesi and Ms. Cristina Spiller will be joining us to discuss how positive social impact can be made through venture capital and private equity.

Ms. Júlia Véglesi is an investment manager at Impact Ventures where she manages the investment process for early-stage social start-ups. Her work also includes analysing the impact and business potential of potential investments. Prior to impact ventures she worked at Citi bank where she was a corporate and investment banking analyst.

Ms. Cristina Spiller is an associate at Bridges Fund Management where she manages the impact across the organisation. Previously she was part of the growth business team at Bridges where she identified target companies and helped manage early-stage opportunities. Prior to Bridges, she worked as business analyst for tech and food start-ups in London and in Madrid.

Time? 5:30-6:30 PM GMT
Date? 4th of March
Where? Online via Microsoft Teams at: https://bit.ly/37Nfxgf

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Curious as to how impact investing is developing in Asian markets?

Join us on Tuesday, 16 March, from 1:00-2:30PM GMT, as we hear from Leon Toh, the Executive Director from Damson Capital, and Rajesh Chhabara, the Managing Director of CSRWorks International, as they provide insights into the increasing momentum of impact investing in Asia and career opportunities in this field.

While the Asian financial ecosystem is maturing, growth is uneven, and impact investment remains less developed there than in the rest of the world. As a result, the impact investing industry in Asia remains less understood compared to its counterparts elsewhere but has many opportunities as well.

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