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Introduction to Impact Investing
25 June 2015 - 26 June 2015
Bangkok, Thailand, Asia
Introduction GRM International will be hosting a 2 day training workshop in Bangkok, Thailand from 25-26 June 2015 exploring the subject of Impact Investing at an introductory level for both development and private sector professionals. Facilitators will emphasise how Impact Investing can be harnessed to deliver both financial and social returns, commonly required by investors across developed and emerging markets alike. The workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the broad definition of Impact Investing illustrated with the use of various industry related case studies and also provide practical considerations for making impact investments. A must for leaders in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, wanting to understand how to access the capital available for compelling investment opportunities that have the potential to deliver important social benefits, and to enhance the value proposition of a financial return to investors. Overview The seminar aims to clarify jargon and fundamental financial concepts, commonly encountered by both development practitioners and the private sector working in partnership. The interest in and commitment to "impact investing" is fast growing, as alluded to in the recent publication of the G8s Report of the Social Impact Investment Task force, Governments, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Philanthropists, alike generally all actively seek to invest capital across the spectrum of players, targeting sustainable investment. Capital available to this sector of investing continues to grow globally annually. Active players in the investment space encompasses a wide range of investors/actors including Foundations, High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs), Corporations, Banks, Multilateral and bilateral institutions (i.e. Development Finance Institutions (DFIs)), Philanthropy and CSR initiatives, Private domestic funds, Crowd funding and Institutional investors. To access this source of finance and capitalise on these investment/social opportunities requires an understanding of the Impact Investing landscape, the financial terms , the products, various assets classes and mechanisms used to unlock this funding for development. Workshop Outline The training workshop will cover the following areas:  What is envisaged by the broad definition of Impact Investing?  Discussing the common core characteristics of Impact Investing, namely; o Intentionality, o Return Expectations, relative to risk and asset classes; and o Impact measurement.  What all the hype is about?  What is mean by delivering Impact?  Where Impact Investing fits in comparison to conventional investing and philanthropy?  The linkages to conventional finance?  The types of asset classes or products impact investors invest typically use?  Key sectors/themes in impact investing?  Track record to-date of impact investing? The training workshop will also include:  Demystification of some financial terminology.  Exploring and understanding the various sources of finance available from different groups of Impact Investors.  Understanding the roles of different Impact Investors and their divergent views.  Impact Investing networks/associations/platforms facilitating Impact Investing  Metrics and measurement of Impact, developing a best practice but understanding the current taxonomies/methodologies in use i.e. IRIS, GIIRSetc.  Payment by Results; expanded for RBA; RBP; SIBs/DIBs; SYNs discussing the merits and challenges of each Expected Outcomes: Each participant will leave with the skills and knowledge needed to work closely with various investors/actors to secure funding, with an emphasis on opportunities and cross sector case studies.
Course Details:
Prerequisites :A must for leaders in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors
Level: Beginner
Language :English
Duration :
Presenter :Gavin Ryan has 25 years experience in equity investments, of which the last 15 years were as a private equity fund manager dedicated to emerging markets. He has experience of private equity investments in Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Gavins professional experience includes; Clean Economic Energy AG, Soros Fund Management and the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Advent International, HSBC Investment Bank, the British Foreign Office, Nomura International and Price Waterhouse. Some of the investors he has worked with include; the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Finance Corporation and major European banking groups. Gavin has MA in Engineering from Cambridge University and an MBA from McGill University and he speaks English, French and Italian fluently. Tracey Austin has 15 years of investment banking and emerging markets experience ranging across energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors. Her experience includes working at CDC Group plc leading the DFID Impact Fund where she focused on leading investing in activities, through fund and other intermediated structures, to combine significant pro-poor impact with financial discipline for investors across various sectors. She spent time on the developing strategies mapping and focusing on incubation models for profitable, scalable investment ideas in post-conflict and transition economies across Sub-Sahara Africa and South Asia. Tracey holds a bachelor of commerce degree in accounting, tax, and corporate finance, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK.
Contact Details:
Name: Derrick Sanyahumbi
Organisation :GRM International
Email :training@grmfuturesgroup.com
Website: www.grminternational.com/training
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