On 24 September 2018, the Luxembourg Microfinance Development Fund, Ville de Luxembourg and TIIME co-organized the 2nd edition of the 'Impact Ecosystem Event'.
Building on the successful event celebrating Luxembourg’s Impact Ecosystem last summer, Luxembourg Microfinance and Development Fund (LMDF) in partnership with the Ville de Luxembourg (VdL) once again turned the spotlight on where business/finance converges with social/environmental.
The triple bottom line of People, Planet, Profit is driving new dimensions of value creation. There is a growing movement of impact finance and social business in Luxembourg, driving both financial and non-financial returns – benefitting investors, customers, employees and greater society.
On stage, we had pitches from Social Entrepreneurs, Cooperatives and even Banks helping us to understand how their respective projects/activities can have a positive impact on the people and/or the planet.
On the side, a line up of impact experts sharing their reactions.
We only hope this kind of event will inspire citizens to question their bankers when asking for new investment products or help them think about new ways of investing - with the objective: let's make this planet a better place for all.
"It was exhilarating and heartening to see not just the breadth and scope of the impact investment offerings increase considerably from last year, but also to see the audience double in size to 400-strong – proving the interest and demand for socially responsible investment offerings. On behalf of both LMDF and TIIME, we are incredibly proud of the exciting developments in the impact investing sector and the robust ecosystem that is forming around it. Next year we hope to see even more investment-ready products from the financial service sector and other exciting pitches from inspired social entrepreneurs and cooperatives!
Many thanks to the Ville de Luxembourg for this opportunity to showcase and celebrate this growing community – and to Investing for Development leading the way as best in class for impact-first, investment ready solutions for Luxembourg!" says Hedda Pahlson-Moller
18h00: Doors open – discover the stands!
18h30: Opening and Introduction by Hedda Pahlson-Moller
18h35: Welcome by Mrs Isabel Wiseler-Lima, Ville de Luxembourg
18h40: Investing for Development showcase, LMDF & FCCF by Kaspar Wansleben
18h45: Impact Ecosystem presentations and Expert Panel reactions
20h00: Closing interview – Hedda Pahlson-Moller & Raymond Schadeck, Chairman of LMDF
20h10: Welcome to stands, drinks and networking!
· BGL BNP Paribas – Catherine Wurth
· SEB – Emelie Storckenfelt & Reine Kase
· Société Générale – Petra Besson Fencikova
· Etika / BCEE – Ekkehart Schmidt
· AlterCoop / CELL – Delphine Hardy
· EquiEnerCoop – Jules Muller
· SOVI Solutions, Nyuko/Impuls – Gianluca Marinelli, Tina Leurs & Alessio Weber
· IBISA – María Mateo Iborra
· Food4All, LuxFutureLab – Xénia Ashby & Ilana Devillers
· MyMedBot – Jacob Arnould
· LITA – Eva Sadoun