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Impacting Investing: Do’s and Don’ts

Where: Online

When: Wed 1st Nov 2017, 14:00 – 15:00 (1 hour)

Presented by: Pro Bono Australia and Philanthropy Australia

Impact Investing is becoming a popular investment vehicle for private investors, institutional investors, family foundations and increasingly government and pension funds. If you're looking to monopolise on this funding opportunity, it's critical to understand who are playing key roles in the Australian impact investing eco-system.

Join this 60-minute session to gain exclusive access to the inner workings and decision-making processes of the impact investing space, from three experienced operators in the scene.

This webinar will bring together key players in the sector involving Impact Investing Australia, the National Australia Bank and Sefa on an expert panel to strategically unpack impact investing opportunities (to fund or get funded) available to impact driven organisations, such as not for profits, social enterprises and hybrid structures. 

Our experienced panel will give you valuable insight into:

  • Trends in Australia's current impact investing climate
  • Best investing avenues for organisations with a social impact to utilise
  • Key tactics to monetise opportunities and overcome challenges

 


On the panel:

Alastair McGibbon CEO, SEFA

Alastair spent the last 10 years at National Australia Bank where he held the position of Head of Banks and ADIs in the Financial Institutions Group.  He had oversight for managing all of NAB’s relationships and transactions with bank and ADI counterparties including debt markets, securitisation, financial markets and transactional banking with responsibility for the credit exposure for all counterparty dealing. 

Sally McCutchan CEO, Impact Investing 

Sally has led Impact Investing Australia as Executive Director and CEO since April 2017. She has extensive experience in finance, funds management and strategy, and has spent many years working in and understanding Asia Pacific markets. Her experiences in both the domestic and Asian contexts have compelled Sally to be more actively involved in trying to affect better social outcomes. 

Katherine Leong Impact Investing Consultant, National Australia Bank

Katherine drives Impact Investment at NAB.  Her responsibilities include strategy development and coordination of Impact Investment initiatives within NAB and support to grow the Australian Impact Investment market and eco-system.  One of the key activities has been establishing the Impact investment Readiness Fund (IIRF) which provides capacity building grants to Investable Social Enterprises.  Prior to joining NAB, she worked for KPMG (Melbourne), EY (London) and other large multinational corporations specialising first in SMEs then Corporate Finance.

 

Facilitated by:

Lydia Hascott is a social innovation consultant working with capacity-building organisations to foster the growth of impactful people and enterprises.

With a background in program design and facilitation, current involvements include:

· Program curation of the Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific - held in Sydney this November.
· Facilitating Cerebral Palsy Alliance accelerator program for disability-focused technology startups
· Designing Global Sisters program for young women at risk of unemployment
· Facilitating a University of Auckland corporate innovation program

 

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