Our social and economic model is not sustainable. It relies on fossil fuels and the relentless extraction of raw materials. It disregards externalities, allowing companies to unload the
Our social and economic model is not sustainable. It relies on fossil fuels and the relentless extraction of raw materials. It disregards externalities, allowing companies to unload the cost of pollution to society. It often confuses price with value. It undervalues diversity and equality. Its pitfalls – such as the climate emergency, biodiversity loss and economic inequality –are undermining the well-being of our planet and its people.
But as injustice exists, so does opportunity and the financial sector can be a big part of the solution. As an industry, impact investing drives the flow of much-needed capital towards solutions to the most critical social and environmental challenges. The industry has made great progress in generating a robust and diverse set of impact investing funds, targeting every impact theme, geography and asset class. However, it is still generating a fraction of the impact required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and global climate targets.
In our 2nd impact investing session, we will host 3 special impact investors to discuss what constitutes credible impact investing practice and how the industry could be scaled to achieve greater impact without losing its integrity.
Ricardo Miró-Quesada is the Partner, Head & CIO of Private Equity & Impact at Arcano Partners. Arcano’s Private Equity & Impact division has over €4.6bn in AuM invested globally through primaries, secondaries and direct co-investments – with a focus in mid-market buyout and growth funds. Ricardo Miró-Quesada Prior to joining Arcano in 2009, Ricardo worked at Citigroup’s Investment Banking division in London and before that he was a credit analyst and then a fixed income trader at BankBoston Ricardo holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Finance from the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (Lima, Peru) and an MBA from Columbia Business School (NY, US).
Head of Fixed Income at BLI – Banque de Luxembourg Investments
Jean-Philippe Donge joined BLI– Banque de Luxembourg Investments in 2001. Jean-Philippe is currently in charge of bond market management and research. Emerging markets account for a significant proportion of the management methodology. His many years of experience, from sovereign debt to impact investing, have given Jean-Philippe an in-depth knowledge of the different categories of assets associated with these markets. This expertise is backed by a dedicated research team and the generation of convictions to feed into the construction of bond portfolios. In addition to microfinance and impact investing in general, the team and the methodology established by Jean-Philippe are also designed to provide an optimum response to sustainable development objectives. In 2020, he competed the Oxford Impact Investing Programme of the Said Business School – University of Oxford. Jean-Philippe has an Engineering degree from the Université Catholique de Louvain.
Portfolio Manager Cassa Nazionale di Previdenza e Assistenza Forense
Alessandra Festini began her career as a chartered accountant and auditor in Rome.
In 1996 Alessandra joined Cassa Forense where, today, she is the tactical asset allocation manager and legal, in charge with tactical allocation of investments, ex-ante risk analysis, six-monthly investments reports and legal due diligence. She is the reference for the ESG processes and strategies.
Before holding this position she was head of the Finance and Treasury department from 1996 to 2006. In 2006 she held the fund manager positions, managing € 11 billion until 2017 when she was assigned her current role.
She graduated in Economics from La Sapienza University in Rome, where she was also an assistant in the Department of Financial Mathematics.
Co-chair and Founder, BCCI Inclusive Finance
Secretary General, Forum per la Finanza Sostenibile (ItaSIF) & Board Member at EuroSIF
HOST & MODERATOR
Paule Ansoleaga Abascal
Co-chair and Founder, BCCI Inclusive Finance
In collaboration with Crédit Mutuel Investment Managers and Exane Asset Management
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