Berenberg Impact Investing Conference 2013
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, Berenberg hosted a conference on 3 September 2013 in Hamburg where opportunities and challenges were described and perspectives illuminated by idea creators, investors and investees. Participants were able to learn and exchange views about this new trend at the all-day conference. Many well-known speakers and discussion participants provided insight into their expertise and experience.
There is not enough philanthropic capital in the form of donations and funds from foundations or development aid from governments available to solve the most urgent problems of our time on a global scale. Business-oriented capital will also be necessary for this purpose. One trend arising from this thought in the investment environment of foundations and philanthropically minded individuals is “impact investing,” which creates a kind of bridge from donations and endowments to profit-maximizing investments. The emphasis is not only on the financial interests of the impact investor; the contribution to solving social and ecological problems is usually at least as important.
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