Event - Investing for Impact 2018

Event name: Investing for Impact 2018 - From why to how

Date: June 28th 2018

Location: London, United Kingdom

Organizer: The Economist


Join editors from The Economist and high-level financers, institutional investors, policy makers, impact investors, wealth managers and academics at the fourth Investing for Impact summit on June 28th 2018 in London.

About Investing for Impact 2018

Investment markets have a critical role to play in the global move towards large scale social and environmental change. In the UK alone there is need to dedicate efforts and capital to rescue suffering public services from increasing affordable housing, aiding strained NHS resources to relieving pressures from an ageing population. From a global perspective, the difference that could be made is vast. With bigger commitments to raising funds and a rising number of business leaders and entrepreneurs taking a wider view of what their role in society might be, what are the realistic goals to help address some of our most pressing social and environmental challenges? What are the obstacles to financial and impactful success? Can millennials be trusted to put their money where their mouths are?

How far has the impact investing community come since last year's Impact Investing Summit? What are the key areas that need to be focused on? As with the previous Economist summits on investment and impact, speakers and audience members will include leaders from the world's premier financial institutions, wealthiest families, largest companies, innovative startups and most influential foundations. The conversation and debate will be challenging, cutting through the hype to focus on the real issues that will determine whether investing for impact remains niche, or is becoming a revolutionary agent of global change.

Previous and upcoming Investing for Impact conferences:

•Investing for Impact, February 15th 2018, New York
•Impact Investing Europe, June 15th 2017, London
•Impact Investing, February 15th 2017, New York

Investing for Impact is a global event series from The Economist Events. Past and current speakers who have contributed to this franchise include the chief executives of Danone, Morgan Stanley's Institute for Sustainable Investing, IFC Asset Management Company, Legal & General Investment Management and more.

Why attend

Topics that will be discussed:
•How can capital change the world?
•Government's role in changing the world for the better
•Investing in... climate change
•Investing in... warzone bonds
•A new age of investing technology
•Pensions: Leading the way
•Pitch competition

Who should attend?

•Diversified financial institutions
•Pension funds
•Insurance companies
•Development finance institutions
•Family offices
•Fund managers
•Individual investors
•Government investors


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