Investing for Impact: Mainstreaming socially-responsible finance

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Start Date: 2020-11-05
End Date: 2020-11-05
Time: 2:00 pm to 5:10 pm

Location: Online


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From climate change to rising inequality, the state of the world has never been a more urgent concern. With criticism aimed at private capital markets and growing demand for social and environmental action, investors are increasingly stepping in as saviors with a new model of socially-responsible, purpose-driven finance. Having firmly established itself in the United States, impact investing remains on the fringes elsewhere. But with a historic culture of charitable giving and the potential to achieve strong returns while improving the social good, there is much potential for impact investing to mainstream in the Middle East. Covid-19 looks set to accelerate movement, as ESG becomes integral to the global economic recovery.

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Speakers: H.E. Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of investment, Saudi Arabia, Amit Bouri, Chief executive and co-founder, Global Impact Investing Network, Johnny El Hachem, Chief executive, Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity, Sonia Weymuller, Founding partner, VentureSouq, James Zhan, Senior director, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

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