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1st Social Impact Investment Forum: Business and Impact Investment

04/12/2013 (dd/mm/yyyy) | Barcelona


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You are invited to the 1st Social Impact Investment Forum: Business and Impact Investment on 4th December. The Investment Forum is a meeting point for entrepreneurs who are aiming to make a social impact and investors who are interested in participating in their projects.

What is "impact investing"?
"Impact investing" means investing in projects that will have a social impact as well as financial returns

Main characteristics of "impact investing":

. The investor seeks a financial return. Therefore, impact investments are not properly classified as philanthropic or charity donations.

2. Impact investments specifically target initiatives capable of producing impacts. This objective forms part of the business’s strategy and is measured as part of the success or failure of the investment. 

Investors: The Investment Forum targets private investors who want to participate in social-impact projects.

: The Investment Forum targets entrepreneurs with innovative, sustainable projects that address challenges in various areas (protection of the environment, citizen participation, education, job placement, access to housing, etc.) and require at least €50,000 in financing from private investors. Click here to submit your project (deadline 15th November). 

Participation requirements:
• Projects must be conceived and designed to address or solve an important social and/or environmental problem. This impact must be measurable and form part of the project’s main mission.

• Projects must have a clear intention to reinvest 70% or more of any profits in the project’s social purpose. They must also be financially self-sustainable.  

•  Salary range under: 1:8.

• Innovative, scalable projects. The business model must have high growth potential and the social impact must be scalable to other markets or areas of application.

• Projects that have assessed and calculated the return on social impact using indicators.

• Established and in business company, with a minimum billing.

If your project meets these requirements, feel free to submit an application to make your pitch at the Investment Forum.

How can I apply to participate in the Investment Forum?
- Submit your project by clicking here and filling in the online form. 

- Attach the following documents: business plan, presentation for investors (maximum 12 slides), signed ESADE BAN participation agreement, CV of the project team, and any other document that you consider necessary for the purpose of evaluating the project.

- Application deadline: 20th November 2013.

A committee of experts will analyse the submitted applications and select five finalists to pitch their projects at the Investment Forum on 4th December. 

If you have any doubts during the application process, write to us at entrepreneurship@alumni.esade.edu or call +(34) 93 553 02 17.




6.30 pm Organisers’ welcome
Susana Tintoré, executive director of Serveis de Barcelona Activa
Ricard Fernández, General Manager of Suara
Guillem Perdrix, Director of the Catalan Federation of Work Cooperatives
Agustí Pla, President of Alumni Entrepreneurship
Alfred Vernis, (Lic&MBA 88) Executive Director of ESADE Business School University Programmes

6.40 pm Panel of experts on the social-impact sector

Pau Bach, fouunder of Batec
Catalina Parra, Co-founder of the technological social-project incubator UEIA
Dr. Leonora Buckland, Former Executive Director of the Venture Partnership Foundation (VPF), United Kingdom
Luis Berruete, Director of the social venture-capital fund Creas
Miquel Miró, President of Grup d’Inversors Cooperatius
Isabel Sánchez, Director of Triodos Bank in Catalonia
Francesc Queralt, partner at Social Car

Moderator: Xavier Pont, Co-foudner of Ship2B

7.30 pm Presentation of entrepreneurial projects with a social impact

8.30 pm Networking cocktail

For further information:
T. 935 530 217

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