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Join us for the 2nd Belgian Impact Day for a deep-dive into Impact Finance. We welcome you on the 8th of November in The Square in Brussels.
"IMPACT FINANCE SHOULD BECOME THE NORM!"
Following the enthusiasm and energy of the 1st Belgian Impact Day in November 2022, IFB will organise the 2nd Belgian Impact Day!
THE 8th OF NOVEMBER
THE SQUARE BRUSSELS
ABOUT IMPACT FINANCE
We will look into the current state, opportunities and challenges of Belgium's financial landscape. Our discussions will be supported by case studies of our partners and our own research.
Sandrine Dixson-Declève is an international climate change, sustainable development, sustainable finance and complex systems thought leader. She is currently the Co-president of The Club of Rome together with Mamphela Ramphele, the first women to lead the organization in its history.
Her specialties are: Climate change and energy policy, fuel quality legislation, sustainable development, environmental management and audit schemes.
Vincent Van Peteghem
Vincent Van Peteghem is a Belgian economist and politician who has been serving as Minister of Finance in the government of Prime Minister Alexander De Croo since 1 October 2020.
Van Peteghem is responsible for coordinating the Fight against Fraud. An important ambition of his is to introduce a comprehensive reform of our federal tax system in order to modernize and simplify it, making it fairer.
Hans Stegeman serves as the Chief Economist at Triodos Bank, where he is tasked with comprehending the social and economic landscape within which the bank operates.
He believes in the concept of degrowth as a viable solution to address today's pressing climate and biodiversity challenges. In his role, he combines his expertise in economics with a commitment to exploring sustainable, balanced economic models that prioritize ecological harmony and social well-being over relentless growth.
ORGANISED BY IMPACT FINANCE BELGIUM
Impact Finance Belgium (IFB) is a membership association, with an overall goal to increase the share of impact capital in Belgium.
We integrate all capital providers who strive for measurable impact for people and planet. We welcome all stakeholders in the impact finance ecosystem as members such as foundations, impact investors and traditional financers.
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300 euro (excl VAT)
Next to 4 Plenary Sessions focused on core impact finance topics, we organise 16 sessions that will give a deepdive in focused topics.
1. HOW TO USE TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE IMPACT FINANCE?
Case studies on how to bring impact with technology (AI and others).
A showcase of the intersection of technology, including AI and other innovations, with impact finance, presenting real-world case studies that demonstrate how technological advancements can be leveraged.
2. PLACEBASED FINANCE
Social & Affordable Housing - Financing mechanisms.
Diving into place-based finance, with a special focus on social and affordable housing, highlighting pioneering financing mechanisms that facilitate the creation of sustainable communities and drive inclusive development.
3. HOW CAN WE INCLUDE PARTIES BEYOND PRIVATE EQUITY?
With a focus on bonds, debt, listed assets, shareholder activism. This discussion explores strategies and opportunities for involving diverse stakeholders in impact investing, with a keen emphasis on exploring the roles of bonds, debt instruments, listed assets, and shareholder activism.
4. IMPACT MEASUREMENTS, STANDARDS? TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTING
Session on the critical aspects of impact measurement, examining the evolving standards, practices for transparency, and accounting methodologies that underpin the credibility and effectiveness of impact investing initiatives.
5. WHAT IS DRIVING IMPACT FINANCE IN THE NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES?
Unraveling the Drivers of Impact Finance in Neighboring Nations: A Comparative Exploration of the UK, France, and the Netherlands.
6. DEVELOPMENT FINANCE
Dive deeper in the multifaceted world of development finance, exploring its pivotal role in fostering economic growth, social empowerment, and sustainable development.
7. FAMILY OFFICES AND IMPACT
Why are Family Offices the second biggest source of impact investing in Belgium? What best practices are to be learned from them?
8. CATALYTIC FINANCE FOR FOUNDATIONS
The strategic implementation of catalytic finance by foundations, uncovering innovative approaches and successful case studies that leverage financial resources to ignite transformative change, drive social impact, and advance philanthropic missions.
9. FUNDING SYSTEM CHANGE
Led by Ashoka. More info tba.
10. REVERSE PITCHING FOR QUALIFIED INVESTORS
More info tba.
11. INCLUSION AND GENDER LENS ON IMPACT INVESTING - Case studies
Showcasing inspiring case studies that exemplify the power of financial strategies designed to promote gender equality, diversity, and empowerment.
12. PENSION FUNDS AND IMPACT INVESTING
Exploring the impact potential of pension funds.
13. BLENDED APPROACH WITH IMPACT FINANCE
This session explores the synergistic potential of combining public, private, and philanthropic capital to address social and environmental challenges.
14. FUNDING CLIMATE CHANGE INITIATIVES - WHO PAYS FOR IT?
Mapping the Pathways of Financial Responsibility: This session analyzes the complexities surrounding climate change funding, examining the roles and responsibilities of governments, private sectors, financial institutions, and individuals in financing climate initiatives.
15. WHAT IMPACT STARTUPS NEED FROM IMPACT INVESTORS
This engaging discussion centers on the needs and expectations of impact startups.
16. CAN REGULATION SHAPE THE IMPACT MARKET?
Exploring the dynamic relationship: Analysing how regulations can shape and influence the impact finance market.
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