Programme Impact Investing Conference 2013

3 September 2013, 10am to approx. 6pm at Berenberg, Neuer Jungfernstieg 20, 20354 Hamburg.

In addition to financial returns, more and more investors are also interested in social and/or ecological benefits through impact investing. As a contribution to establishing this new approach in Germany, on 3 September 2013 Berenberg will host a conference in Hamburg where opportunities and challenges will be described and perspectives illuminated by idea creators, investors and investees. 

You will be able to learn and exchange views about this new trend at the all-day conference. Many well-known speakers and discussion participants await you and will provide insight into their expertise and experience.


Klaus Naeve
Phone +49 40 350 60-427

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Richard Brass
Phone +44 20 3465-2641
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Welcoming address by Andreas Brodtmann, personally liable partner at Berenberg

Introduction to the Impact Investing Conference, programme moderator Martina Erlwein, Berenberg

Introduction to the study, “On the Rise – The Emerging Impact Investing Market,” by Felicitas von Peter and Michael Alberg-Seberich, Beyond Philanthropy

“Impact Investing in Germany as an Overall Societal Approach”
Jake Benford, Bertelsmann Stiftung



Focus on Demography 
“Demographic Development in Germany: Social Challenges on the Rise,” Dr Jörn Quitzau, Berenberg
Case study: “From Success to Significance – From Manager to Social Entrepreneur,” Prof Dr Andreas Heinecke, European Business School

“Measuring the Effect of Social Investments,” Dr Andreas Rickert, PHINEO

Podium discussion: “Impact Investing: From Idea to Implementation”
Moderated by Dr Brigitte von Haacke, Hering Schuppener

A glass of wine to wrap up


is the managing director of Beyond Philanthropy and managing partner at Active Philanthropy. He previously worked at Bertelsmann Stiftung and directed the Carl Bertelsmann Prize among other things, worked as moderator and strategic advisor on the staff of the managing board, as project manager and for Deutsches Youth For Understanding Komitee e. V. He pursued North America regional studies in Bonn and Vancouver and is a trained communication trainer and moderator.


is responsible at the Bertelsmann Stiftung for the project, “Social Investment: Goal-Oriented Financing for Social Challenges.” He previously lived in Great Britain, where he gained professional experience in the Ministry for Education and at the Economist Intelligence Unit. Jake Benford studied philosophy and international policy studies in London, Paris, Cambridge and elsewhere.


has created exhibitions and workshops to promote tolerance and understanding throughout the world with the concept of social business, “Dialogue in the Dark.” He is the first Ashoka Fellow in Europe, member of the Global Agenda Council on Social Entrepreneurship of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Global Fellow of the Schwab Foundation. Prof. Heinecke studied history and literature, receiving a doctorate in philosophy. Since 2011 he has taught at the Danone Chair for Social Business at the European Business School (EBS).


is managing director of Beyond Philanthropy and founder and managing partner at Active Philanthropy. Prior to that she coordinated the creation of the New York office for Bertelsmann Stiftung and designed and managed the “sponsorship programmes.” From 2003 to 2005 she was co-chair of the programme, “The Philanthropy Workshop” (in cooperation with the Rockefeller Foundation). Ms. von Peter studied history, political science and philosophy in Bonn, Heidelberg, Paris and Cambridge. In 2010 she received the Young Global Leader prize from the World Economic Forum (WEF).


has been an asset to the team of Berenberg economists since 2007. He is in charge of economic trends in macro-research. After studying economics at the University of Hamburg and receiving a doctorate from Helmut-Schmidt-Universität Hamburg, he worked at Financial Times Germany and Deutsche Bank. With Prof. Dr. Norbert Walter he published the book, “Wer soll das bezahlen? Antworten auf die globale Wirtschaftskrise.”


is chairman of the managing board of PHINEO gAG, an analysis and consulting firm for effective social engagement. Prior to that he worked at Bertelsmann Stiftung as director of the programme, “The Future of Civil Society,” and supported the managing board as an assistant. His career began in 2004 at the consulting firm of McKinsey & Company. Mr. Rickert studied biology in Düsseldorf, Davis and Bonn and did doctoral work in molecular biology in Cologne and at Stanford.

Podiums discussion

  • Dr MARIANA BOZESAN AQAL Capital and Club of Rome
  • Dr MARKUS FREIBURG Ashoka Germany
  • Dr BRIGITTE VON HAACKE Hering Schuppener (Moderator)
  • OLIVER KARIUS LGT Venture Philanthropy
  • DOROTHEE VOGT BonVenture
  • JOHANNES WEBER Social Venture Fund
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