Impact investing

Gearing Up For A Dutch National Advisory Board For Impact Investment

In order to stimulate impact investments, a worldwide movement has been developed under the leadership of the Global Steering Group (GSG): the National Advisory Board (NAB). 21 countries and the EU as a whole have adopted a National Advisory Board. NABs bring all stakeholders within the field together, and as such the knowledge and know-how of local success stories are shared to be utilised worldwide.

Is there a need for an NAB in the Netherlands? Phenix Capital, together with Social Finance NL and other investment consultants C-Change and Enclude Holding, have addressed this question involving a number of key stakeholders3. The conclusion: such need is there!

Click here to read the full report.

 

Leading Dutch financial institutions embrace United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

Amsterdam, 6 December 2016


Last year, the UN set out the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, a set of 17 highly ambitious goals relating to climate, poverty, health care, education, and other challenges. Institutional and private investment capital is critically needed to help finance the $5-7 trillion that is needed each year to finance the 2030 Agenda.

 

Tomorrow, 18 Dutch financial institutions, which collectively manage over €2.8 trillion in assets, will invite the Dutch government and Central Bank to continue to make a concerted effort with them in support of the SDGs. The Initiative is the first in the world to bring together national pension funds, insurance firms, and banks around a shared SDG investment agenda. Board representatives of the Signatories will present their call for further cooperation and collective action to Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, at the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)’s conference in front of over 700 investors.

 

The consortium believes that it is not only of societal importance, but also in the interest of their investors and business relations, to consider the largest social and environmental challenges of our time in their work and investments. In their report ‘Building Highways to SDG Investing’, its signatories recommend priorities for maximizing ‘SDG investing’ (SDGI) – at home as well as abroad.

 

The SDGI agenda is a result of a six-month consultation process with more than 70 fellow investors, government representatives, and expert practitioners. In their report the signatories offer concrete ways in which to accelerate and scale investing in the SDGs. Further conversations will take place over the course of December, including a cross-sectoral stakeholder consultation at the Dutch Central Bank on the 14th of December.

 

The Signatories look forward to collectively build Dutch ‘SDG investment highways’ in the years ahead. Per Herman Mulder, co-facilitator of the SDGI Agenda: “In today’s tumultuous world, public-private action is ever more important as a driver for positive change. The 2030 Agenda offers not only a challenge, but also an opportunity to collectively do well by doing good.”  

 

 

For more information:

-         The report ‘Building Highways to SDG Investing’ will be released tomorrow at 10 AM on www.sdgi-nl.org

-         For questions, please contact Veerle Berbers – SDGI Communications

+31 6 24236642 / Veerle.Berbers@c-change.io

 

Catch Sophie Robé speak at the GIIN Investor forum

Sophie Robé will be speaking at the GIIN Investor forum 2016, taking place on December 7-8 at Amsterdam.

The Global Impact Investing Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. With over 80 speakers and 600 delegates from more than 30 countries across the world attending, the GIIN Investor Forum is the landmark event for anyone who is involved in impact investment or is interested in engaging with the industry.

Sophie will be speaking at the working lunch session on ‘Implementing impact investment strategies-Knowledge accelerator’ in the afternoon of December 7th along with Giselle Leung, Director of GIIN, and Kurt Morriesen, Senior manager, Investment practices - Alternatives, PRI association. In the session, the development of Impact investment since inception to the current stage will be explored. An overview of the impact investing industry and the key stages in development of impact investing will be provided to those who are new to the market.

Phenix Capital is looking forward to attending the GIIN Investor forum! More details on the event can be found here.

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Save the date - Impact Summit Europe 2017 - March 21 / 22 - the Hague

Shaping the Future of Impact and Sustainable Development Investing

Not why, but how?

An increasing number of institutions share the conviction that investment capital can effectively address social and environmental challenges.

The focus is no longer why impact investing, but how?

The Impact Summit Europe offers you a platform to exchange best practices, challenges and opportunities in the Impact and Sustainable Development Investing across asset classes.

During the summit, recognized leaders of the impact investment industry will gather, providing a unique networking and educational opportunity, sharing their experiences managing for impact across plenary and breakout discussions.

This year, the summit will take place on 21-22 March at the Peace palace, the Hague. For more information about registration, participation or sponsoring, please contact us via e-mail or visit our website

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