Finance and sustainability crash course - session 4
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
- 1 Financial innovations for sustainability
- 1.1 Innovations in the global financial system - transformation, scaling, agency
- 1.2 Scaling processes in finance for sustainability
- 1.3 Types of impact investors - by Mauricio
- 1.4 Social inclusive businesses
- 2 REFERENCES
1 Financial innovations for sustainability
Speakers: Per Olsson, Mauricio Portillo Relevant background reading on A Theory of Transformative Agency in Linked Social-Ecological Systems
1.1 Innovations in the global financial system - transformation, scaling, agency
- Institutional investors
- Private investors
- Financial accounts
Do social innovations relating to financial sustainability initiatives contribute to large-scale transformations or do they reinforce the existing (flawed) paradigm?
1.2 Scaling processes in finance for sustainability
- Conservation Finance - Moving beyond donor funding toward an investor-driven approach - report by WWF, Credit Suisse, McKinsey & Company.
Investors/funds -> (financial investments) -> Investment structures -> (Conservation investment) -> Activation of cash flow -> (Conservation impact) -> Ecosystem with conservation needs -> (Impact reporting to investors)
Build a beter understanding o flarge-scale systemic changes and fundamental redirections in people-planet elationships that can hae an impact at the scales that match the Anthropocene?
Transformative trends in business and the economy
1.3 Types of impact investors - by Mauricio
Types of investments: Cash, Senior debt, Mezzanine/Quasi equity, Public equity, Alternative instruments: Venture capital, Private/Growth equity, Real estate, Other real assets, absolute return (hedge funds).
Types of investors:
Finance First investors
Impact First investors
Types of impact of investments
Interesting figure from Open Capital
1.3.1 Case study 1 - Acumen fund investment in Indian power plants
1.3.2 Case study 2 - Aqua Spark investment in Aquaculture
1.3.3 Case study 3 - Fish 2.0
The following literature was cited