Tuesday, 8 October 2019 | Sheraton Grand Park Lane, London
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8:00-9:00 | Registration & Networking

8:00-8:50 | Limited Partners Breakfast (By Invitation Only/Co-Hosted by EMPEA and PRI)

What should LPs look for in terms of ESG and impact when evaluating potential commitments? How can an LP tell the difference between a truly rigorous ESG and/or impact measurement process and lip service? What are best practices for ongoing impact measurement and evaluation? Which attributes are essential in GPs and which are nice to have? What can institutional LPs learn from DFIs in this regard?

Natasha Buckley, Senior Manager, Alternatives, UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
Walter van Helvoirt, Environmental & Social Officer, FMO

8:50-9:00 | Opening Remarks

9:00-9:25 | Keynote Interview

Stephen Pagliuca, Co-Chair, Bain Capital
Interviewer: Henny Sender, Chief Correspondent, International Finance, Financial Times 

9:25-10:00 | PE Leaders Panel: Delivering the SDGs AND Generating Above Market Returns — Case Studies on Progress
  • Which of the SDGs are considered to be most “investible”? Which are not?
  • In lieu of a common SDG reporting framework, how do you measure and describe your contribution to the SDGs to your investors and other stakeholders?
  • What needs to be done so that asset owners can compare apples to apples?
  • Case studies that describe firms’ contributions to the SDGs and explanations of how they are measuring these contributions.

Runa Alam, Co-Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Development Partners International (DPI)
Tarun Mehta, Partner, Aavishkaar Group
John Morris, Founding Partner and CEO, 17 Asset Management

Yana Watson Kakar, Global Managing Partner, Dalberg

10:00-10:30 | Navigating Impact Measurement – How Can Investors Compete on Impact vs. Compete on Impact Measurement
  • Amid a sea of guidance on impact measurement yet increasing global consensus, how can investors navigate performance measurement and use this data to inform investment allocation decisions?
  • What are the IFC Impact Principles, and what will the real effects be of industry alignment? What will be the costs?
  • What are the key elements of impact that investors should compare across companies or investments?
Clara Barby, Chief Executive, Impact Management Project
Neil Gregory, Chief Thought Leadership Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Karen E. Wilson,
Strategic Partnerships, Office of the Secretary General, OECD

10:30-11:00 | How Can A Higher-Risk Investment Approach Unlock Markets to Advance Development Impact?

Lynn Nguyen, Deputy Vice President of Investment Funds, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Sean Hinton, Co-Director, Economic Justice Program / CEO, Soros Economic Development Fund, Open Society Foundations
Yasemin Saltuk Lamy, Deputy CIO, Catalyst Strategies, CDC

Moderator: Laurie J. Spengler, President & CEO, Enclude

11:00-11:30 | Does the Structure Fit the Purpose?
  • How can investors optimize investment structures for the development outcomes they are seeking to address?
  • What sort of unique or nontraditional structures are currently being utlilized by impact-focused investors? How are these alternatives continuing to evolve?
  • Does the 10-year fund life allow for adequate time to implement and ingrain sound governance practices? Should investors adjust holding period expectations when committing to impact funds? What sort of investment horizon is needed to maximize social and environmental impact?
Geoffrey Kittredge, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Stephen Lee, Principal, Impact Investing, TIAA
David Wilton, CEO, Zheng Partners
Ann Wyman, Director, AfricInvest
Moderator: Mark Kenderdine-Davies, Chief Legal Officer, CDC Group plc

11:30-11:45 | Networking and Refreshment Break

11:40-12:00 | Keynote Interview
Dr. Rajiv Shah, President, The Rockefeller Foundation

Interviewed by:
Karima Ola, Partner, LeapFrog Investments

12:00-12:45 | Panel Discussion: LP Panel – How to Assess GPs and Your Own Contribution to the SDGs?

Rodrigo Louro, Hedge of Manager Seleciton and Partner, TURIM 
Vikram Raju, Partner and Investment Committee Member, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners (AIP) and Impact Investing Council Chair, EMPEA
Dimple Sahni, Managing Director of Impact Investing, Anthos Fund & Asset Management
Anna Snider, Head of Due Diligence for the CIO, Merrill Lynch and US Trust

Natasha Buckley,
Senior Manager, Alternatives, UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

12:45-13:30 | Concurrent Session: Driving Responsible Exits

  • How can investors leave robust, lasting businesses behind after exit?
  • How can impact investors mitigate “exit risk” and source buyers who intend to protect or grow the impact of a business?

Michael Bruun, Partner and Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Rilwan Meeran, Managing Director, Flat World Partners
Nimit Shah, Partner, Helios Investment Partners
Laurie J. Spengler, President & CEO, Enclude

Katrina Ngo, Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) 

12:45-13:30 | Concurrent Session: Private Credit as an Impact Lever 

Adele Tilebalieva, Managing Director of Latin America, Obviam
Gloria Nelund, Chairman & CEO, TriLinc Global, LLC
Robert Petty, Co-Founder / Co-CEO and Co-CIO Clearwater Funds/Fiera Capital (Asia)

David Creighton, Senior Advisor, EMPEA

13:30-14:30 | Networking Lunch

14:30-14:50 | Lightning Talk: Harnessing the Digital Revolution and Financial Innovation To Sustainable Impact

Ismail Ahmed, Founder and Executive Chairman, WorldRemit
Ismail Ahmed is the Founder and Executive Chairman of WorldRemit, a leading digital money transfer company that's pioneering a mobile approach to sending money around the world. Ismail founded the company in 2010. Since then, it has secured over USD375 million in funding, backed by Accel, TCV, and LeapFrog, and has been named the fastest growing technology company in the United Kingdom.

14:50-15:35 | Deep Dive Case Study Roundtables – Session I
The roundtables, held under Chatham House rules to encourage an open debate, are small group discussions designed to allow attendees to discuss in detail a particular topic.

Discussion leaders will then present to the plenary audience a summary report of the topic and main takeaways from each group discussion.

Workshops A:
  • Roundtable One: Renewable/Alternative Energy and Climate Change (Goal 6, 7 & 13)
Gunter Fischer,
Senior Investment Officer, Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund (GEEREF)
Jake Cusack, Managing Partner, CrossBoundary
  • Roundtable Two: Business Model Innovations for Reaching Frontier Markets 
James Doree
, Managing Director, Lion’s Head
Vanessa Holcomb Mann, USAID INVEST/DAI
John Maris, Managing Director, DAI Capital
St. John James Bungey, Director, Broadreach Advisory & Capital
  • Roundtable Three: Health care (Goal 3)
Geoffrey Burgess, Corporate Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

15:35-16:20 | Deep Dive Case Study Roundtables Session II
  • Roundtable One: Gender Parity: From Insights to Action (Goal 5)
Jen Braswell
, Strategy Director, CDC Group Plc
Laura Kemp-Pedersen, Chief Marketing Officer, LeapFrog Investments
Heather Mae Kipnis, Entrepreneurship Lead, Gender Secretariat, International Finance Corporation
Joanne Yoo, Managing Director, Development Partners International (DPI) 
Enitan Obasanjo-Adeleye, Director, Head of Research & Training, African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA)
  • Roundtable Two: Food Production/Agriculture (Goal 2)
Wise Chigudu
, Associate Director, SilverStreet Capital
  • Roundtable Three: Infrastructure (Goal 9)
Tania Swanepoel
, ESG Advisor, African Infrastructure Investment Managers Pty (Ltd.)
Carole Welton Kaagaard, Head of ESG, AP Moller Capital

16:20-16:50 | Plenary Panel Discussion: Creating Sustainable Finance Partnerships: Opportunities, Challenges and Lessons Learned
  • How are diverse stakeholders creating effective solutions to enable successful blended finance impact investments? What are the key challenges?
  • What opportunities and challenges exist around blended financing in the healthcare space, particulary targeting the lower levels of the economic pyramid?
  • How is growing interest from donors, investors and other actors aligning with the emergence of new technology “force multipliers” (such as mobile networks and AI) to bring efficiencies, reduce transaction costs, and enhance the reach of services, all towards the end of expanding access to health in a sustainable manner? 
Mairi Johnson, Chief of Partnerships, Babylon health
Claudio Lilienfeld, Senior Director, Government Affairs, Gilead Sciences
Arjun Mallik, Managing Director, East Africa, Prudential Africa
Nicholas Smalle, Managing Director, Apis Partners

Joanne Manrique, President and CEO, the Center for Global Health and Development

16:50-17:05 | Networking and Refreshment Break

17:05-17:15 | Views from the Field: An Update from EMPEA’s ESG Member Community

Hany Assaad, ESG Community Chair, EMPEA and Co-Founder, Chief Portfolio and Risk Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Avanz Capital

17:15-17:35  | Keynote Conversation: Looking Towards 2030: The Future of ESG and Impact Investing

Matt Christensen, Global Head of Responsible Investment, AXA Investment Managers
Elizabeth Littlefield, Senior Counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group

17:35-17:50 | Sustainability and Operational Excellence Challenge
The top three finalists from the EMPEA Institute’s Sustainability and Operational Excellence Challenge will present stories of private capital deals that produced an outstanding sustainable impact from an operational, environmental, social and governance perspective.

Introduced by:
Natasha Buckley, Senior Manager, Private equity programme, UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
Judges Panel:
Natasha Buckley, Senior Manager, Private equity programme, UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
Shawn Cole, John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration, Finance Unit, Harvard Business School
Gayle Peterson, Associate Fellow, Said Business School, Oxford University and Director, Oxford Impact Investing and Social Finance Programmes

HealthPlus Limited
GP: Alta Semper Capital
Represented by Zachary Fond, Managing Director, Alta Semper and Olubukunola Adewunmi (Bukky) George, Founder & CEO of HealthPlus Limited
Ostro Energy
GP: Actis Capital
Represented by Shami Nissan, Head of Responsible Investment, Actis
GP: Barn Investments
Represented by Flavio Zaclis, Founding Partner, Barn Investments

17:50-17:55 | Sustainability and Operational Excellence Audience Voting and Award Presentation
You decide. Audience members will vote on the most compelling case study presented and an award will be presented for the most outstanding and impactful private capital deal.

17:55-18:00 | Chair's Closing Remarks

Upon conclusion of the Summit, we invite all Summit attendees to join EMPEA at its annual London EMPEA Members Reception at No. 4 Hamilton Place.


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