elea Webinar Series: Mobilizing private capital to spark social innovation

Led by Vanina Farber, IMD elea Professor of Social Innovation and Director, elea Center for Social Innovation, the series will explore how philanthropists, investors, entrepreneurs, corporations and foundations are using the spectrum of capital to address the key social and environmental challenges of our time. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences in a fully interactive environment.

Upcoming Webinars
Each webinar will focus on the role of a unique actor in the social finance landscape and will appear live every two weeks at 11am or 4pm CEST on Zoom.

The full Mobilizing private capital to spark social innovation schedule is continuously updated and available here.


Please tune in to our next webinars in September and October.
Wednesday, September 16,
11:00 CEST
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This webinar with Bruno Roche, Founder & Executive Director of Economics of Mutuality, will explore key aspects of the Economics of Mutuality, including its methodological approach, some of its practical applications and several of its implications for business leaders.

Wednesday, September 30,
16:00 CEST
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In this webinar, Paul Needham, Founder of Positive Capital Partners will help us explore an example of a multi-stakeholder partnership giving global organizations the opportunity to get set up for success when it comes to investing in renewables.

Wednesday, October 7,
16:00 CEST
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In this interactive session, Jan-Maarten Mulder will draw from his experience as chair of the governance committees of Root Capital and Digital Divide Data to explore the ways performance and impact can be enhanced through governance. 
Past Webinars

The past webinars are available in the video library below, giving you the chance to glean their insights at your convenience.

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In this webinar, Ladé Araba, Managing Director, Africa at Convergence Blended Finance, discusses the variety of blended finance structures that exist today and how investors can construct diversified portfolios using these approaches to achieve their mandates.

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In this webinar, Susana Reber, Sustainability Innovation Manager, Nespresso, recounts the company’s larger social welfare plan – the Farmer Future Program. Nespresso has invested more than $7million both on insurance and pensions for farmers as part of the program.

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In this webinar, Nicolas Huras, Regional Department Head in Asia for a Swiss Bank, discusses the role of Venture Philanthropy in the post-COVID-19 world. As digitalization becomes a necessity, it sets a new trend for social initiatives to address the core Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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This webinar features Gert Dijkstra, Senior Managing Director of APG Asset Management – an €540bil Dutch pension asset manager with a global view. He addresses experiences in responsible and sustainable investing in the past decade from an institutional investor’s perspective, in both liquid and illiquid assets classes.

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This webinar with Sara Scaramella, Head of Private Equity at PG Impact Investments, explores some of the barriers to institutional investors' impact investment activity and opportunities impact investment managers can build on to increase investment to take on society's biggest challenges.

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Maryanne Ochola, Senior Regional Chapter Manager for the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) in East Africa explore the factors critical to the functioning of entrepreneurial ecosystems while taking a deep dive into the role of sustainable finance as a determinant of entrepreneurial success.

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Dr Maximilian Martin, Global Head of Philanthropy, Lombard Odier Group, and Juan Coderque Galligo, Head of New Financing Models, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) share lessons learned from the making of the first humanitarian impact bond. 

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Dr. Julia Balandina Jaquier, trusted adviser to families, author and educator, explores the involvement of families of wealth, their Family Offices and Foundations in impact investing.

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Steve Freedman, Senior Product Specialist in the Thematic Equities team of Pictet Asset Management explores the role that private capital in its various forms can play in achieving environmental goals.

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Hans Stegeman, head of investment analysis and economics of Triodos Investment management addresses impact investing in listed and non-listed funds in times of corona.

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Interest on Sustainable Investing has grown significantly, and many investors are willing to learn how their portfolios can generate market returns. Jaume Iglesies, Head, UBS WM Sustainable Investing Advisory, will share some practical tips.

 

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This webinar, led by Professor Vanina Farber, elea Chair of Social Innovation and Pierre Rousseau, Strategic Advisor on Sustainable Business, BNP Paribas, explores the key success factors of the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF).

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This webinar is with Sertac Yeltekin, COO, Insitor Partners Venture Capital, and will look into the role of private venture capital and private equity for impact, specifically challenges and opportunities in Asian markets.


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This webinar is with Fabio Segura, Co-CEO, Jacobs Foundation, and will explore how the Jacobs Foundation is building the business case for the cocoa and chocolate industry to invest in SDG 4 in Ivory Coast. It will explore how the foundation tackles these challenges to build collaborative solutions and positions quality education as a key component in the sustainability agenda of the entire industry.

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This webinar featured Peter Wuffli, who discussed the experience of the elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization in fighting absolute poverty with entrepreneurial means. Based on almost 40 philanthropic impact investments elea has made since its inception, Peter who has a wealth of important lessons, shared how to partner private capital closely with impact entrepreneurs to help them realize their potential.

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Jean-Philippe de Schrevel, Co-Founder, Blue Orchard and Founder and Managing Partner, Bamboo Capital Partners, explored how financing the SDGs can be a win-win situation for corporations. Mr de Schrevel’s companies have deployed nearly US$400m in emerging and frontier markets to date, making him a leader in innovative finance.