In order to actualize transformative change with social and environmental justice at its foundation, we need to simultaneously address the three dimensions of sustainable development – equity, ecology and economy. However, organisations that are active on-the-ground, call out ‘access to finance’ as a critical impediment to create scale. At the other end, the funders are talking of Impact Investments (investments made with the intention of generating both financial return and social and/or environmental impact) to achieve the UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
In continuation of the DSET (Designing for Socio-Ecological Transformation) work area, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) India, with its knowledge partners The Eco-Logical Foundation and Second Nature Sustainable Solutions, is conducting an exercise Impact Investment Primer to connect the socio-ecological change makers to the Impact Investment eco-system.
Who Should Paricipate:
Anyone actively working on transformative initiatives in the socio-ecological sector.
Components of the Primer:
1. Webinar series on the different concepts and types of impact investments, including innovative impact bonds.
2. One-on-one interaction with participants on transformational projects (active or proposed).
3. Identification of up to three transformational projects for advisory support.
4. Report t encapsulate the learnings and requirements for socio-ecological change makers to leverage impact ecosystem.
May – July 2020
Participants will be required to attend two webinars of two hours each. Only if you have completed Part I will you be eligible for Part II.
There are limited seats so please book in advance. Sign-up needs to be completed by 6PM (IST) the day before the session you want to join.
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Anurag Shanker is Program Manager of the Economy of Tomorrow project at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung India office in New Delhi.