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Scaling Impact in Emerging Markets via Local Funds
Michael Newman, Capria
This panel brings together the next generation of impact fund managers in emerging markets and investors who support them. Local fund managers stand at the nexus of supporting promising entrepreneurs and offer the unique ability to leverage investments of millions of dollars into the generation of hundreds of millions in revenue, employment for thousands, and scalable products and services that can improve the lives of millions. The panel will illuminate common challenges and best practices of fund managers, and highlight critical next steps in scaling up the flow of capital in local economies and the subsequent impact on social and environmental issues worldwide.
economic development, emerging markets, Environmental Impact, impact, Impact Fund Managers, impact investing, Local Ecosystem Development, Local Fund Managers, neighborhood economics, Social Finance, social impact, Sustainable Livelihoods
Dave Richards - Capria (investor in and accelerator for impact funds) will serve as moderator Will Poole - Unitus Seed Fund (leading early stage impact fund in India) Dmitry Fotiyev - Brightmore Capital (impact fund advancing the next generation of West African entrepreneurs)
Anne-Marie Chidzero - Alitheia Identity (woman-led impact fund in South/West Africa) Eduardo Grytz - Performa (leading impact fund in Brazil) Tracy Washington - IFC (leading global DFI investing in EM impact funds) Orli Arav - Soros Economic Development Fund (private sector investor in EM impact funds)
- 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