The event will be organized online.
In this FIBS Practice training you will hear
- How impact investors define impact in their overall strategy;
- How they screen and monitor projects and companies to ensure these are implemented and operate in a responsible manner;
- How these investors measure and track impacts, and what systems they have in place; and
- What the lessons learned and best practices are, which can be applied amongst all types of investors and companies.
Sustainable finance is crucial in the transition to a more resilient, fair, and resource efficient society. The regulatory landscape both for sustainable finance as well as for managing social and human rights risks at the EU and global level is evolving rapidly, and it is not completely clear on how radically these changes affect companies and financial institutions. Meanwhile, there is lot we can learn from experienced impact investors, who have decades of experience in financing companies and projects with measurable environmental and social gains.
Impact investors provide a diversity of financing products for investments targeted particularly at the emerging markets of Africa and Asia. Over the years, they have also developed rigid screening, monitoring, and assessment methodologies for ensuring social, environmental, and economic sustainability, as well as for guaranteeing impacts to the local economy and society. They have also been amongst the first to realize, how environmental and social sustainability can guarantee financial sustainability.
Acting now and learning from the best practices by impact investors can give a clear competitive advantage for any organization genuinely interested in its social and environmental impact. This event can also serve as a means to prepare for and build management systems that comply with the upcoming environmental and human rights regulation.
Kaisa Alavuotunki is the Director of Impact and Sustainability at Finnfund. She is an economist, who has worked for two decades on themes relating to finance, development, sustainability, research and impact measurement.
Sami Etula is a Managing Partner at Finnish Impact Investment Ltd – Fiil Good, with over 10 years of experience with growth companies as an advisor, a trainer and a problem solver. Sami has seen it all – how to sink in the swamp and how to get out of there. Impact Investing is all about making returns, and at the same time solving societal problems and improving the wellbeing of environment and/or people.
Tony Christensen is Lead of Sustainable Finance, a project manager and consultant at Enact. As Lead of Sustainable Finance Tony is responsible for Enact’s service offerings within the area of sustainable finance. He is an expert in sustainable finance and ESG analysis.
Hanna-Riitta Kurittu is a Senior Consultant at Enact, based in Helsinki, Finland. Throughout her international career she has worked with corporate sustainability, sustainable development and human rights. Her special focus has been on economic, private sector, and value chain development and on fund management programmes advising and financing private businesses’ social and environmental innovations.
Introduction to the theme will be given by FIBS’ Corporate Responsibility Specialist Miira Kokkonen.
- Professionals working with business strategy, sustainability, performance measurement, or business development
- FIBS Pro members interested in the theme
- Max 2 persons / organisation.
The event is included in FIBS Pro service fee.
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