On the 28th of August 2013 this conference brought together around 200 of the main actors in the Brazilian impact investing market including representatives of impact investing funds, family offices, entrepreneurs, accelerators and academia to discuss the current state of affairs on this young topic that is fast gaining momentum. The event took place in the Steffi and Max Perlman Auditorium at Insper, one of Brazil's leading business schools.
Following the welcome addresses by Angelica Rotondaro (University of St. Gallen São Paulo Hub Office), Claudio Haddad (Insper), Juergen Bruecker (University of St.Gallen) and Stephan Buser (Swiss Chamber of Commerce Brazil) the program continued with a series of presentations. These were:
Next and before the coffee break was a panel discussion moderated by Sergio Lazzarini (Insper) on the role of family offices and accelerators in the impact investing market that saw presentations by:
After the coffee break two presentations were highlighting the impact investing potential and concrete examples from the sectors of education and renewable energy:
This was followed by breakout sessions on three themes where a core group of experts led a discussion and participants were invited to join the conversation. The three topics were:
This densely packed afternoon providing great opportunities to learn, meet and interact ended with reporting back from the workshops, closing comments and a networking session in the lobby of the auditorium. Please find the conference program, links to some of the presentations and partnering organizations as well as a photo gallery from the event below.