Which Countries Have the Greatest Potential for Economic, Environmental and Social Progress in the Next Decade
Please join us for a conversation about the myths and realities of frontier market investing with 21st century explorers. Discover how to invest in these markets to achieve economic growth, shared prosperity and social progress simultaneously. Hear inspiring stories of hope and progress and discover which countries represent the greatest opportunities for sustainable change.
The sunset chat will be moderated by Jason Kelly, New York Bureau Chief, Bloomberg and author of The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry.
Jason will be joined in conversation by
Gavin Serkin, an award-winning journalist and author of the recently published book “Frontier: Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow.” Serkin recounts his journey alongside the ten top-performing emerging-market investors as they go face-to-face with government and business leaders to weigh risk against reward.
Jean-Philippe de Schrevel, CEO of Bamboo Finance, a pioneer in microfinance and private equity investing in companies serving the basic needs of emerging consumers in frontier markets. His firm Bamboo Finance has built a portfolio of impact investments operating in more than 20 emerging and frontier market countries, providing services to 29 million clients, and have created 25,000 jobs and growing.
Amit Bouri, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of the Global Impact Investing Network. Amit began his work in impact investing at Monitor Institute where he was part of the team that produced the seminal report “Investing for Social & Environmental Impact” and launched the working group that became the GIIN. Since then, the GIIN has grown from a 20-member organization to a 200-member organization. Amit has been at the forefront of efforts to build the infrastructure and support activities, education, and research that accelerate a coherent impact investing industry.
Sponsors Nexus Working Group on Impact Investing The Nexus Working Group on Impact Investing launched on July 1st 2015 aspiring to fast track Impact Investing through connection. Driven by the dedication and passion of a global community of Nexus members, the Nexus Working Group on Impact Investing empowers members to be today’s leaders by designing the framework to help them connect and learn from one another with the best experts in the field whilst acknowledging the diversity of the community and leveraging it. The Working Group is chaired by Nexus member Vanessa Grellet and is supported by its Steering Committee.
Gratitude Railroad Gratitude Railroad is a community of proven entrepreneurs, operators and investors working to transform traditional capitalism into a force for solving critical environmental and social problems. GRR identifies top tier investment professionals and entrepreneurs to develop funds across asset classes and to build enduring operating businesses.
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