Plenary - Setting the Themes: Transformations and Transactions

Robert-Jan van Ogtrop, Nickel van der Vorm, Huib van de Grijspaarde

Private capital can be the transformational catalyst which creates impact in change. Individual investors share their intention for impact in Climate Change., Circular Economy, Investing to Serve Basic Needs & Education. Mini-keynotes from community members who have put their money where meaning is, to help fund change.

9:15 - 10:00

Plenary - Deal Previews

For a jolt of inspiration and energy: a speedy preview of 5 impactful growth-stage companies presenting at the Investor Tables. 

10:00 - 10:15

Plenary Part 1: Liquidity, the Roadblock to Impact?

Lisa Hall, Will Fitzpatrick, Uli Grabenwarter, Ben Rattray

Many institutions and foundations believe impact is equity only, and they cannot afford to lock much money into longterm horizons.  But is that so?  If liquidity wasn't an issue, what could change?   Experienced family officers from two leading impact funds, Anthos and Omidyar, discuss examples for increasing the opportunity for both entrepreneur, and investor by layering different kinds of capital to increase liquidity.

10:15 - 10:55

Plenary - Deal Previews

A quick look at 5 impact funds presenting at the Investor Tables.

10:55 - 11:10

 Breakout Sessions  #1 (six choices) 
  Track: Skills Track: Climate Change Track: Circular Economy
11.30 True Value of Impact Investing Anatomy of a 100% Climate Change Portfolio Monitizing the Circular Economy?
  Track: Education Track: Basic Needs  
  The Core Question for Education (Debate) Bringing Light to the BOP Brilliant Failures

True Value of Impact Investing - ABN AMRO Social Impact Fund

Eric Buckens, Liesbet Peeters

“We measure what we value.” With so many different interpretations of impact how can new social and environmental benchmarks formulate strategy? Hear from entrepreneurs and experienced impact investors about real metrics. What have we learned?

11:30 - 12:10

Anatomy of a 100% Climate Change Portfolio

Ivo Knoepfel, Prince Carlos de Bourbon de Parme

In the last six months, more than USD $4 billion in assets has divested from fossil fuels, including leading family foundations, faith groups, and pension funds.  One asset holder has made a 100% commitment to building a portfolio to offset climate change, and given permission to share her portfolio allocations.  20-year impact advocate and advisor Ivo Knoepfel shares the process, considerations & filters involved in searching for this kind of 100% solution.  This session includes an interactive exercise in which you will be challenged to put theory into practice, and make qualitative judgments on asset allocation.

11:30 - 12:10

Monitizing the Circular Economy? - Circularity Fund

Jamie Butterworth, Robert-Jan van Ogtrop, Caroline de Bruin

Our ‘take, make, & dispose’ consumer lifestyle builds products that end up as landfill mountains, or fuel for incinerators.   We use and discard precious metals in technology as if they were infinite, not finite.  The Circular Economy is restorative and regenerative. But how do investors support, and participate?  This session launches the first ever Circular Economy Fund, with context and clear insertion points, and being led by a mix of deep CE and PE talent.

11:30 - 12:10

DEBATE - The Core Question for Education

Jelte de Jongh, Nickel van der Vorm, Teun Gautier

Is technology revolutionizing education, or is it merely a bright overlay on an outmoded, industrialized model of standardization for sake of scale?
Looking through the lens of two Ed tech companies (LeerUniek, NL and Steve Jobs School, NL) this session asks a new view of the basis of education.
11:30 - 12:10

Bringing Light to the BOP - WakaWaka

Camille van Gestel

WAKAWAKA ('bright light' in Swahili) develops, manufactures and markets high-tech, low-cost 'lamps and chargers on solar energy. The company believes that the combination of enterprise and development is the best way to generate impact and is commited to leveraging the power of a business structure for charity.

11:30 - 12:10

 Breakout Sessions   #2 (six choices) 
  Track: Skills Track: Climate Change Track: Circular Economy
12.20 New Hybrid Models Marching with my Money: Where do I invest? Making Mobile Phones Circular
  Track: Education Track: Basic Needs  
  Access to Higher Education Understanding Myanmar and Early Impact Inner Life

New Hybrid Models Layering Grants, Debt & Equity

Josephine Korijn

Continuing to build on possibilities for layering capital, we will present two case studies of early entrepreneurs helped by hybrid finance – and then present a third, where you’ll be asked to help structure the deal! 

12:20 - 13:00

Marching with my Money: Where do I Invest?

Anne Mieke van der Werf, Jan Willem Hofland

If we divest, where do we Invest? A sampling of ideas from renewables to bonds on how you can march with your money toward smart sustainable investments.


12:20 - 13:00

Making Mobile Phones Circular - Closing the Loop

Joost de Kluijver

Closing the Loop collects 'end-of-life' scrap phones from developing countries and transports them to Europe for recycling. The goal of Closing the Loop is to rescue mobile phones going to dumpsites, recycle these phones and in the process create jobs in developing countries.

12:20 - 13:00

Access to Higher Education - Lumni

Felipe Vergara, Alexandra Korijn

A revolution in education does not happen unless students can enroll. Lumni designs and manages social-investment funds that invest in the education of students in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Each student commits to pay a fixed percentage of income for 120 months after graduation. The student’s obligation is complete at the end of that period regardless of the sum paid to date. Under this design, students face little risk of overly burdensome debt payments, providing peace of mind for the debt-averse populations that are most in need of funding.

12:20 - 13:00

Understanding Myanmar and Early Impact - Insitor Fund & Cordaid

Nicholas Lazos, Jan Postmus, Micaela Ratini

Nearly 1.2 billion people in the region lack basic necessities: clean water, improved sanitation, nutritious food, accessible health care, and education. Most need secure shelters and reliable energy.

Myanmar is a country in transition from closed to open society. Full of structural problems, yet with a promising nascent capital market. How to ensure it has impact in its DNA? To serve the underserved fragile populations in developing Asia?


12:20 - 13:00

Inner Life

Boudewien van Notten

In the mids of all the investment opportunities, get the chance to open your senses, silence yourself, get 'down to earth' (to jus BE for a moment).

12:20 - 13:00

Plenary - The Impact of Beauty

An outdoor plenary in the grounds of Buitenplaats Amerongen.

14:00 - 14:20

 Tables/Deals #1 (six choices) 
  Track: Skills Track: Climate Change Track: Circular Economy
14.30 Adding Impact to traditional PE, a Case Study on Tara India Bringing Light to the BOP - WakaWaka Catalyzing Circular at Scale - Circularity Fund
  Track: Education Track: Basic Needs  Art
  Financing First Time University - Lumni Improving Safety & Reliability of the Motorcycle Taxi in Africa - Koneksie Triodos Culture Fund

Adding impact to traditional Private Equity, a Case Study on Tara India

François de Borchgrave

TARA India Fund IV is a partnership between one of the most renowned Indian VC funds, the 20-year-old, publicly traded IL&FS, and Belgium's Kois Invest, specialised in impact investing.  The intention of the fund is to invest in rapidly growing small and mid-cap Indian companies with a strong social footprint.   The $150 million private equity fund is the first time that traditional Indian PE is taking impact into account.  How is impact understood, embedded, and secured?   Dive deep into the insides of Tara India IV, with impact advisor Francois de Borchgrave.

14:30 - 15:10

 Tables/Deals #2 (six choices) 
  Track: Skills Track: Climate Change Track: Circular Economy
15.20 Liquidity for Impact: Catalytic Loans to EM SMEs - Bastion Affordable Solar Power to Off-hrid Communities - Solar for All Fund Making Mobile Phones Circular - Closing the Loop
  Track: Education Track: Basic Needs  
  The World's Platform for Change - Early Impact in Myanmar and Emerging Asia - Insitor Fund Inner Life Session

Liquidity for Impact: Catalytic Loans to EM SMEs - SocialAlpha-Bastion

Tim Radjy

Carrying forward our liquidity theme, dive into one model that works.  SocialAlpha-Bastion is an open-ended impact debt fund, investing in sustainable SouthAmerican and African SMEs since 2010, without any write-off to date, and a net annual target of 3-5% return. Bastion has proven catalytic for Mexico's first Education Bond; for 1M solar lights in East Africa; and for scaling a smallholder farmer business from USD 800K to 30M in 5 years. Now USAID has stepped in with a further guarantee FACILITY of up to USD 20M.  Understand the structure, and lessons learned along the way:  embedding UPSIDE AND divestment into INVESTMENT agreements; MITIGATING foreign exchange risks; and scalING SMEs without loosing the mission. 

15:20 - 16:00

Plenary part 2 - Future of Impact Exits

Uli Grabenwarter, Lisa Hall, Will Fitzpatrick, Ben Rattray

Continuing the morning conversation, we dive into exit opportunities - what is the current status, what is emerging... and where the future may be. Summing up our shared conference experience, this plenary points us toward the future of impact.

16:15 - 17:00

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