SHIFTING THE NEEDLE, MATURING THE SECTOR…

The fifth Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific will focus on moving the needle on impact investing in the Region. The sector is at a tipping point, it is imperative we align now on the critical challenges around impact measurement, market building, and pipeline development. 

The clock is ticking. Future proofing is critical – and within our grasp. Calling for urgent pre-emptive, pro-active impact investment initiatives to safeguard people in need and our planet in future. Working together to make our world a better place for future generations.  For our kids. Time to take Action is now. With Wisdom and Courage.

This imperative is the driving force of our Summit in November. We are bringing together the brightest minds in the sector, experienced impact leaders, international luminaries with great stories and learning to share, and putting action at the centre for the two-day Summit program we will catalyse, seed, ignite and amplify impact across seven key impact themes, as we lean in to specific Sustainable Development Goals, and align those with what is critical to the region right now. 

Join this seminal gathering of international and domestic private and public sector leaders, investors, NGOs and enterprises. Committed citizens intent on making a difference through innovation, through heart-centred investment, through shifting capital for good.  Sharing insights on what matters in our world, on key social and environmental challenges and opportunities waiting to be leveraged. Here are the seven key themes to be debated and acted upon at this trail-blazing Summit:

EIGHT SUMMIT THEMES

Framing all of our breakout content Summiteers will be inspired by six plenary sessions, curated and designed for provocation, invitation, and importantly, transformation.

It’s time. It’s time to bring our wisdom, courage and action to a collective conversation that inspires a quantum leap in the power of impact investing.

 
 
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INTEGRATING & MANAGING IMPACT

Across both plenary sessions and breakout sessions we’ll debate, deliberate and discuss what constitutes impact, how to integrate impact into portfolios. We’ll lift the conversation on public equities and build institutional investment and impact at scale and, of course, cover the all important measurement and management of impact. 

 
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THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNMENT

Providing the only space for government departments and agencies to come together to share and learn from one another’s impact investing activity, and hear from the broader ecosystem on what the role of government is and needs to be to support the growth of the sector. What policy mechanisms do we need to leverage for impact and how do we create impact through a systems lens of government, social/environmental and capital markets in collaboration?

 
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IMPACT INVESTING - AN INTRODUCTION

These sessions will serve as an entry point for newcomers to the impact investing ecosystem. We will define impact investing, deliver case studies through various impact lenses, instruments and asset classes and provide an overview of the sector, the landscape, the market, deals and impact investment readiness. Whether a private investor or institutional investor, these sessions unlock the power and how-to of impact investing.

 
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GENDER EQUALITY

Investing in women is fast gaining traction around the globe, both from a traditional investment perspective and impact investment. Our international and local speakers and panelists will speak to the challenges of investing in women in opportunity zones, what works, what’s not working, where we might advance the investment in women for greater impact and return, and how we can create benefits and positive outcomes for women and girls”.

 
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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS - SOUTH EAST ASIA & THE PACIFIC

Building on the successful beginnings of the conversation around impact investing in South East Asia we will look more closely at the opportunities for both investors and the market in the region, we’ll dive deep into gender lens investing in the region and investing in women and look at some of the key challenges, opening up opportunities for attendees to collaborate and problem solve together.

 
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SOCIAL & ECONOMIC INCLUSION & PARTICIPATION - HOUSING, DISABILITY, HEALTH & EDUCATION

We’ll look at 10 years of investment into housing in Australia, the opportunity the Pacific offers investors, the growing enterprise space in the disability sector, and the opportunities more broadly for impact investing to shift the needle and innovate around health and education models for greater social and economic inclusion and participation.

 
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CLIMATE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

With the current climate collapse we look at the role impact investing has to play, where the big opportunities are for both impact and return, innovative solutions, and the how we might respond to the urgency of this global imperative.

 
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INDIGENOUS

Building on the phenomenal response to our conversation around indigenous enterprise investment in 2018, we will again bring together indigenous enterprises and investors, and look at how we scale the indigenous enterprise market, and increase investment readiness of the burgeoning sector. 

 
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WHAT ARE THE TRANSFORMATIONAL LEVERS 

Woven tightly throughout the program will be sessions unlocking the transformational potential of impact, we'll look at leadership and other levers to create change, the role interpersonal transformation plays, and our own personal transformation.