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A Test of Our Humanity: Investing in Human Rights
Lena Backe, Pacific Community Ventures
In today’s international political and economic climate, issues such as human trafficking, forced labor, exploitative supply chains, and a rapidly expanding refugee population are in need of innovative solutions and financial support. This session will discuss the unique opportunities and challenges associated with taking a human rights approach to impact investing. Panelists will explore what the current state of investing for human rights looks like, what are some of the approaches, where investment capital is most needed, and what needs to happen to deploy more capital that helps tackle the world’s most pressing human rights issues.
Asia, blockchain, entrepreneurship, global, Governance, human rights, Immigration, impact investing, Middle East, Politics, refugees, supply chain, Sustainable Development Goals
Rola Abimourched, Investments Manager at Humanity United John Kluge, Co-Founder of Alight Fund Andrea Armeni, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Transform Finance
Ross Baird, Executive Director of Village Capital Group
- June 14, 2017
Final day to submit an idea.
- June 15 - 29, 2017
Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
- June 30 - July 13, 2017
Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP17 Content Team.
- July 14, 2017
Winning sessions announced to session organizers.
A lucky person will receive 2 free tickets to SOCAP17 and other impact-themed prizes!ENTER TO WIN