Discovery Event

Discovery Event

Discovery Event

August 26-27, 2021
IMD NEXUS members only
Financing4impact: a primer on sustainable investment

Impact investment is a rapidly growing phenomenon that has sparked enthusiasm across a wide range of actors, including investors, policy-makers, entrepreneurs and citizens. As such, impact investments are an important element towards building a more inclusive capitalism that better serves society. Such investments also can enhance effectiveness and efficiency to tackle the ongoing global economic, social and ecological crises of our time.

In this Discovery Event on sustainable finance, we will engage participants to understand the benefits and challenges of integrating ESG issues into investment analysis/decisions as well as in corporate strategy. Some questions that participants will be able to answer by the end of the workshop include: Why should you take ESG issues into consideration in your corporate strategy? How can the financial sector deliver societal and environmental impact while still generating market rate returns? How can firms report and disclose ESG factors for investors? How can impact investors fill the private capital gap to finance SDGs? How can corporations play a role in the impact investment landscape? How can corporates leverage the power of private capital to transform their business models at scale and speed?

Desired outcomes:

This session provides an opportunity to reflect on:

- How Sustainable business models (material ESG issues) drive improved performance
- How Sustainable finance and ESG investing create opportunities for risk management and improved performance
- How impact investment can mobilize private capital to help fill the financing gap for innovative new market solutions to social and environmental challenges
- How philanthropic impact investment (venture capital) can play a role in building a pipeline of investable impactful opportunities and play a catalytic role de-risking projects.

Target audience:

Executives interested in the dialogue between corporations and financial sector to transform business models around ESG opportunities at speed and scale.


Thursday – 09:00-12:00 (CEST) 15:00 - 18:00 (HKT)
Friday - 09:00-12:00 (CEST) 15:00 - 18:00 (HKT)


Vanina Farber

elea Professor of Social Innovation



Thursday, August 26, 2021

Friday, August 27, 2021




*This event is reserved for members of IMD NEXUS and is credited as part of the organizations’ membership.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the IMD NEXUS team:

Email: [email protected]