Ours are critical times.
There is an urgency to mobilising capital for impact.
We are at the fore of galvanising the Asia Pacific impact investment community to now activate and accelerate, to grow the ecosystem and forge a powerful new future for people and our planet.
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Why impact investment, and why a summit?
This Summit sits at the beating heart of Asia Pacific's investment community. Impact investing is fuelling the rapid rise of finance as a force for good. It's a global trend that the Asia Pacific region has both an opportunity and imperative to understand and embrace.
Impact investing is defined as the growing field of investment that intentionally creates positive social impact alongside financial return, and measures both.
This new way of doing business is emerging with momentum and scale, with increasing numbers of investors harnessing the power of capital markets to deliver social and environmental outcomes. Drawing attention from the world’s leading economies, the market for impact investing is estimated to reach A$32 billion in Australia, and US$500 billion - $1 trillion globally over the next decade.
Our purpose is to be the catalyst and champion for impact investment in the region. We work with key partners, grow the sector and demonstrate how 20th century capital market dimensions of ‘risk’ and ‘return’ are now expanding to include social and environmental impact. Our prime focus is on the capital supply side (rather than the demand side) of impact investment - with thought-provoking and thought-leading topics and speakers researched, curated and vetted by our expert Program Advisory Panel.
WHO ATTENDS THE SUMMIT?
Institutional: asset managers, superannuation and endowment funds, foundations – and partners in the quest.
Private: high net worth individual and family trusts/foundations, family offices
Influencers: government, academia and the media.