Proceeding from UN strategy the next 10 years were declared as the period for small farmers development. Major goals are reducing poverty and improving global food security. Small family farming, besides of poverty and food control, can also be a key to reaching some global goals: gender equality, good health and well-being, sustainable community growth, […]
Ocean plastic, child malnutrition, deforestation and inequality remain, to this day, prevalent and the status quo in too many of our societies. This session discusses the imperative need and responsibility of driving more private capital to bridge socio-economic divides and restore ecosystems through investment opportunities across Asia that intentionally seek to establish a balance between people, planet and profit
Impact investing is not a new concept and has been around for many decades, however, with the announcement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015, coupled with the rising awareness of systemic inequalities, the demand for investments that finance projects which contribute to sustainable long-term inclusive growth has seen exponential growth over the last few years. Global crises such as extreme climate patterns, wildfires and the current Covid 19 pandemic have brought to the forefront a global call to action for all stakeholders to bridge the disparities these crises have highlighted, all of which negatively impact the most vulnerable populations disproportionately.
The onus does not squarely fall on the shoulders of non-profits, development organisations and government: private investors need to demand positive social and environmental outcomes from their investments alongside financial returns, the investment world needs to provide them.
Bikram Chaudhury, CEO, GreenArc Capital (speaker)
Patti Chu, Chief Growth Officer, Mana Impact Partners (speaker)
Meeta Misra, ESG and Impact Investment Specialist (facilitator)
Rob Kaplan, CEO, Circulate Capital (speaker)