12 February 17:30-18:30

This discussion will include a description of what is impact investing, what are the key challenges faced by this market, and an explanation of the rationale for IFC’s “Investing for Impact: Principles for Impact Management” (b) Review the state of play in impact measurement and introduce IFC’s anticipated Impact Monitoring and Measurement (AIMM) approach as an integrated approach to measuring both direct and systemic effects of investment.

Neil Gregory is the Chief Thought Leadership Officer of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private investment arm of the World Bank Group. He has held a range of senior strategy and management roles at IFC, including research, business planning, investment and advisory functions. He was previously Adviser to the UK Executive Director of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, and an Economic Adviser to the UK Government. A British national, Neil has MA and MSc degrees in Economics from Cambridge and Oxford and an MBA from Georgetown. About the Presentation: The IFC is one of the original and largest impact investors, with a $55bn portfolio in emerging markets equity and debt managed for financial returns and development impact. Drawing on its experience and other industry best practices, IFC has developed a set of Operational Principles for Impact Management to bring consistency and discipline to the practice of impact investing. A range of asset owners, banks, asset managers, DFIs and impact fund managers are expected to adopt the Principles when they are launched in April 2019. The IFC is also preparing a flagship research report on impact investing which will, (a) Describe the size and structure of the impact investment market and explore the opportunities and challenges it faces as it grows. This discussion will include a description of what is impact investing, what are the key challenges faced by this market, and an explanation of the rationale for IFC’s “Investing for Impact: Principles for Impact Management” (b) Review the state of play in impact measurement and introduce IFC’s anticipated Impact Monitoring and Measurement (AIMM) approach as an integrated approach to measuring both direct and systemic effects of investment. Read more about the IFC's operational principles for impact measurement. For details, link here: https://ifc-presents-principles-for-positive-investment.eventbrite.com

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