Is IMPACT the new investment and growth driver?
Insights by Cyril Gouiffès – Head of Social Impact Investments at EUROPE INVESTMENT FUND
June 3rd at 11.00 am CEST
Impact investment implicitly underlies the question of impact measurement while ensuring scalability as well as financial performance. Is Impact investment paving the way to a new multi-parameter economic equation addressing impact on 3 levels: economical, environmental and social?
What is the Return On Investment of Impact financing?
ISSUES ADDRESSED DURING THE SESSION
Does impact investment open the way to new funding schemes?
The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) estimates that over 1,720 organizations manage USD 715 billion in Impact investment globally as of the end of 2019. Already by the end of 2018, there were 1340 organizations managing USD 502 billion.
In the meantime, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has gained major importance in business success over the last decade. Considered a buzzword in its early days, it now accounts for 42% of a company’s public perception according to Forbes Magazine. Beyond a moral obligation, it has a strong impact on consumer choices, employee engagement and recruitment efforts, as people are now seeking the most responsible option for both the environment and society. Embracing CSR is, thus, not a trend anymore but the main way for a company to stay relevant and increase its revenue while having a positive impact.
Head of Social Impact Investments
EUROPE INVESTMENT FUND
Cyril used to be an investment manager within the venture capital team of EIF for seven years. He is now heading the team in charge of managing the EIF equity impact portfolio which includes: Social Impact Fund investments, Social Impact Bonds and investments in impact incubators. His entire career within the EIF has been dedicated to impact-related activities, starting with microfinance in 2008. In this context, he was responsible for the implementation of the JASMINE programme, an EU initiative aimed at boosting the institutional capacity of microfinance institutions in Europe. Prior to joining EIF, Cyril gained unique field experience working with microfinance institutions in the Middle East.
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On the 3rd of June, Cyril Gouiffès will share his insights to address this question of a triple R.O.I. for Impact Investment. After a brief introduction to EIF activities in Impact Investment, he will showcase concrete examples of successes and obstacles when addressing impact.
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