Welcome to the podcast series for the Oxford Impact Investing Programme. Hear from our world leading Faculty and speakers discussing the most pressing issues facing the world of social impact investing. The Next iteration of the Oxford Impact Investing Programme takes place 18-22 April 2016. For more information visit www.sbs.oxford.edu/impact.
New frameworks for measuring performance
International evaluation expert Dr Michael Quinn Patton and OIIP Programme Director Gayle Peterson will discuss best practice and new frameworks for evaluating and measuring performance when investing in solutions to complex, systemic problems. Ranging from poverty alleviation and climate change to migration and human rights. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
Tackling Climate Change and Slavery
Larry Kramer, President of the Hewlett Foundation and Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, discuss how their organisations are addressing some of the world's most complex 'wicked' problems. And how to build organisations that can operate effectively in this difficult field.
Women of influence in impact investing and social finance
Sujata Lamba, Director, World Bank and Shuen Chan, Permian Global Fund give a talk for the Oxford Impact Investment Programme. Women are defining the field of impact investing and social finance by entering the field in record numbers. Unlike some other executive educations programmes, half the Oxford Impact Investing Programme participants are women.
Learn from the experiences of OIIP alumnae Shuen Chan, Director and Founder at Blue Drum Ventures and Director of Development at Permian Global Fund; and Sujata Lamba, Director of Finance and Private Sector Development and Global Competitive Industries for South Asia at the World Bank; as they provide insights into why women are leaders in the social finance market.
In the webinar we explore questions including: Why is impact investing a promising market for women? What unique skills do women offer the burgeoning field? And how can connections be made among women working in different ways to attain the shared goals of social finance and impact investing?
Shuen and Sujata are seasoned executives in the traditional finance sector who are now working to find ways to tackle the world’s most complex social issues from Asia to Latin America.
Arts and Impact Investing
Around the world organisation are using the Arts as a way to create change and economic development. Andrea Nemtin, CEO, Inspirit Foundation and Oksana Oracheva, General Director, Vladimir Potanin Fellowship discuss their programmes. Arts and Impact Investing has a long history and increasingly funders and investors are understanding it can bridge finance, policy and social change. Andrea Nemtin discusses how Inspirit, through public and private co-investing, undertakes real estate projects that provide cooperative and affordable living and working arrangements for artists in Canada. Oksana Oracheva discusses how the Vladamir Potantin Fellowship supports museums that spearhead new social enterprises and new business development models across Russia, inspiring a new generation of critical and creative thinkers.
Emerging Economies: Africa
Sam Nwanze, Chief Investment Officer, Heirs Holdings Nigeria and one of Africa's first impact investors talks about the opportunities and challenges of the multi-billion dollar social investing industry in Africa. Sam Nwanze, Chief Investment Officer, Heirs Holdings Nigeria and one of Africa's first impact investors talks about the opportunities and challenges of the multi-billion dollar social investing industry in Africa. Sam will discuss how the future of Africa can be driven by internal social impact investors from the Continent through 'Afrocapitalist' investment strategies.
Global Insights in Impact Investing Podcast Series: An Introduction
Dr Gayle Peterson, Director of the Oxford Impact Investing Programme introduces the series which will cover a wide range of topics, from dealmaking and social impact bonds, to arts and social investing.