Discovery Event

Discovery Event

Discovery Event

June 18-19, 2020
IMD Campus, Lausanne
IMD NEXUS members only
Financing4impact: A primer on sustainable investment

Impact investing is a rapidly growing phenomenon as sustainable financial institutions and foundations seek to balance the focus on profit with environmental, social, and governance factors (ESG). The changes to decision-making criteria that financial institutions use to evaluate strategic investments are rippling throughout society, including in the internal funding of company initiatives.

This workshop on sustainable finance will help participants understand the role of the financial sector in delivering societal and environmental impact and, consequently, the benefits and challenges of integrating ESG issues into investment analysis/decisions.

Questions that you will be able to answer by the end of the workshop include:

  • Why you should take ESG issues into consideration in your corporate strategy;
  • How the financial sector can deliver societal and environmental impact while still generating market rate returns;
  • How firms can report and disclose ESG factors for investors;
  • How asset managers can integrate ESG strategically
  • How impact investors can fill the private capital gap to finance the SDGs;
  • How corporations can play a role in the impact investment landscape.

Target audience...

  • For executives, board members, family offices and managers pursuing ESG principles to create long-term corporate value;
  • For asset managers, financial institutions and foundations starting the sustainable finance transformation journey

Vanina Farber

elea Professor of Social Innovation; Dean of the Executive MBA



Thursday June 18, 2020 from 17:00 to Friday June 19, 2020 16:00 (including dinner and networking lunch)


IMD Campus
Ch. de Bellerive 23
1001 Lausanne, Switzerland

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*This 1.5 day event is reserved for members of IMD NEXUS and is credited as part of the organizations’ membership. Travel and accommodation are at participant’s own expense.


Contact Us

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

Email: [email protected]