Annual Conference:

‘Generating real-world impact’

Real-world impact: Mobilising private and institutional capital to drive change 

Building on the success of our first event in Amsterdam, the 2023 edition of the Impact Investor Conference will take place in The Hague on 7 December. 

As impact investing moves mainstream, we will focus on two key group of asset owners driving demand and innovation in impact investing: family offices and institutional investors.

The event will serve as a platform for experts across the industry to discuss the real-world impact of impact investing strategies, across asset classes and regions. It will showcase presentations and panel discussions on key topics including the important role played by family offices, private wealth owners and their advisors in the adoption of impact-driven strategies, and how pension funds and other institutional investors are moving beyond ESG considerations to include investments where positive and measurable social and environmental impact can go hand-in-hand with financial returns.

The wide range of topics at debate will include the latest developments regarding impact measurement and management, energy transition and net-zero strategies, nature-based solutions, SDG-focused investing in developing countries and blended finance, as well as impact in listed equities, and more.

Thursday, December 7th
11:00 - 18:00



10:30   Coffee and registration

11:00   Welcome and opening

Focus on:

11:10   Keynote: Placing impact at the heart of your investment strategy – an impact investor’s journey
Maurits Schoute, impact investor and board member of PYM, the conscious investors’ community

11:30   Discussion: Forging a bond: the collaborative journey of investee and investor
           Christin ter Braak-Forstinger, founder and CEO, Chi Impact Capital
Maarten Bosch, CEO of Mosa Meat

12:00   Presentation: Private debt: Bridging the financial inclusion gap in emerging markets 
            Sytske Groenewald, Senior Sustainability & Impact Analyst, Cardano

12:30   Networking Lunch 

13:40   KeynoteImpact investing across asset classes: a pension fund perspective 
Karin Bouwmeester, PGGM

14:00   PresentationClimate investments: the thematic approach   

14:20   Presentation: Mobilising private capital to support climate adaptation in developing countries.
Wim Vandenhoeck, senior portfolio manager, Invesco

14:40   Panel: SDGs: so near, so far 
            With the 2030 ‘deadline’ fast approaching, the funding gap to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
            (SDGs) continues to widen. Should the sector prepare for failure, or regroup and reassess goals and timeframes?

15:20   Break 

15:50   Keynote: A just transition: the role of impact investors in driving a more equal future - TBC

16:10   Presentation: Investing for impact in listed equities 
Rosie Rankin, Director and Positive Change Specialist, Baillie Gifford

16:30   Presentation: Nature-based investments: generating returns by protecting nature

16:40   Presentation: Outcomes contracts: the answer to underfunded social services? 

17:00   Panel: Impact measurement and management (IMM): Standardised approach or tailor-made? 

17:40   Closing and drinks