Panel 1: Impact Investment

Aula Magna February 24, 2017 12:00 - 13:15

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Teddy Kim
Tom Kagerer
Anna Inglés Figuerola
Jaime Pérez Cuchet
Lisa Hehenberger

As the growth of the global venture capital industry continues to push toward the dizzying heights of the dot com bubble, impact investing, a burgeoning off-shoot industry, is asking whether all of this capital can be deployed to produce more than just a financial return. Impact investing is based on the concept that sustainable value is created by aligning profitability with social impact; this panel will seek to understand how this works in practice and the criteria that is used to determine success. Is it really possible to have two goals that may at times come into conflict?