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Nov 27 2020

Tat Impact Webinar: Actions to promote Impact Investing - Summary

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Tat Impact Webinar: Actions to promote Impact Investing - Summary
<p><strong>Hosts </strong>&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Ram Gorlamandala</a>, Founder,&nbsp;Tat Capital &amp;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Fiona Macintyre</a>, Founder/Impact Architect,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Forming Impact</a></p> <p><strong>Guest speakers</strong> &ndash; <a href="" target="_blank">David Braham</a> (Founder&nbsp;at Braham Consulting /&nbsp;Regional Manager at Campden Wealth),&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Dan Mapes</a> (CEO &amp;&nbsp;Founder at Verses Technology),&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Giles Gunasekara</a> (CEO of Global Impact Initiative),&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Damian Hajda</a> (Executive Director at Social Suite)</p> <p>As you may be well aware, <strong>Tat Capital</strong> and&nbsp;<strong>Forming Impact</strong> has created <strong>Tat Impact</strong> with&nbsp;a combined mission to do better business by promoting impact investing across mid-market firms. As part of this endeavor, we completed our second Masterclass on November 9/10 with the focus on what &#39;Actions&#39;&nbsp;should be taken to promote Impact Investing.</p> <p>This session&nbsp;highlighted the actions to be taken to promote growth and equality of Impact&nbsp;Investments for all stakeholders. Over to the summary:&nbsp;</p> <h3>&rArr; Summary of the second impact session:</h3> <ul> <li>Start investing with purpose and bring more capital to impact investing.</li> <li>Better use of technology is helping big corporations streamline and do more with&nbsp;less. This is one of the biggest advantages of impact investing.</li> <li>The new global digital economy is bringing in a new age industrial economy.</li> <li>Challenges faced &ndash; how do we align impact investing to company goals; is the&nbsp;timeline realistic;&nbsp;what is expected from impact investing;&nbsp;what do we want as&nbsp;outcome;&nbsp;how do we add incentive to it.</li> <li>Over the last 5-10 years, Impact investing has been a buzzword: with millennials wanting investment alongside social and ethical principles /wanting their capital to be&nbsp;used more efficiently.</li> <li>Investment has long been in the hands of bankers and asset/investment managers&nbsp;and must be taken back by the entrepreneurs and capital holders. It is only when&nbsp;both these parties define what they want to achieve, ideal impact investment can be&nbsp;achieved.</li> <li>It is important to identify what we are measuring &amp; have the right benchmarking.</li> <li>Understanding the journey&nbsp;and the role of the Investor and various stakeholders is&nbsp;vital.</li> <li>Social Impact Measurement is priority to bringing integrity to the work; attracting&nbsp;more stakeholders eventually. Measuring impact encourages us to stay true to who&nbsp;we are and why we exist.</li> <li>Moving away from traditional investing to impact investing has increasingly shown&nbsp;more gender equality and a strong access to affordable housing, education&nbsp;and&nbsp;water;&nbsp;sanitization to people; better outcomes and more opportunities.</li> <li>Use of limited technology wisely could help promote and make impact investing&nbsp;deployable and result in greater social, environmental, and cultural change.</li> <li>European investors have always had a much higher social conscience and&nbsp;therefore&nbsp;every pension fund north of Paris has an exposure to impact investing and&nbsp;is going upscale.</li> <li>The Financial Times reported global impact investment market is worth more than&nbsp;half a trillion dollars at US$502 billion.</li> <li>Impact-weighted accounts would result in a better understanding of the societal and&nbsp;environmental effects of ESG investing. It would also provide a scalable, replicable&nbsp;means to compare invested funds and reduce diligence and costs.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Key take-aways:</strong> <ul> <li>Social responsibilities &ndash; Impact investing allows investors to align personal&nbsp;values with investment objectives alongside social, environmental and&nbsp;governance related issues.</li> <li>Implementing impact investing within the organisation is the first step. We&nbsp;must start, irrespective of the government policies on this matter.</li> <li>It allows to co-create together -&nbsp;investing and returns alongside societal&nbsp;responsibility.</li> <li>Co board -&nbsp;stakeholders vs shareholders.&nbsp;</li> <li>Has to be built on foundation and trust.</li> <li>Increased emphasis on more programmes to highlight Impact investing.</li> <li>In this pandemic, the most important look out was human capital and that&nbsp;shows how important that aspect is despite limited resources, investments,&nbsp;profitability, etc., being factors that affect business.</li> <li>Working through the challenges, not just doing your social responsibilities.</li> <li>Embrace impact within your organization and foster it to grow further.</li> <li>Co boards - focus how to bring more impact to the boardroom.</li> <li>In India, 2% of all corporate responsibility goes into impact investing - use&nbsp;such mandatorily available funds to mobilize and strengthen impact&nbsp;investing.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p>There has been a positive shift towards Impact investing as more and more people&nbsp;are becoming aware of the environment and society. The increased profitability of&nbsp;businesses giving &#39;Impact&#39; priority has also started to popularise it, as realisation&nbsp;dawns that Impact investing need not mean letting go of profitability.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you wish to know more, feel free to write to us with any questions you may have.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you have not yet registered for the subsequent Masterclass sessions, register <a href="" target="_blank">now</a>.</p> <p>The upcoming themes are:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>T - Thoughts [Feb 4, 2021] - How to ensure Impact Investment remains high on the agenda of an investor</li> <li>C - Character [Apr 1, 2021] - How do you identify the character of Impact Investment professionals</li> <li>H - Heart [Jun 1, 2021] - How can we ensure one&rsquo;s heart and mind is united towards a common goal of creating a difference in society through Social Enterprises &amp; Impact Investing</li> <li>Final - [Jul 1, 2021] - Launch of</li> </ul> <h3>&rArr; Here is an audio recording of the session for your hearing pleasure:&nbsp;</h3> <div data-oembed-url=";"> <div style="margin-bottom:0px; margin-left:0px; margin-right:0px; margin-top:0px; max-width:320px"><!-- You're using demo endpoint of Iframely API commercially. 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