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About
The Events

✓ Impact Investors & Donors
✓ Gender Lens Investing
✓ Focus on Emerging Markets

 

✓ Blended Finance & Impact Innovation
✓ Seasoned & Sustainable SMEs
✓ Showcasing Ecosystems & Value Chains

A unique series of events organized to celebrate the Decennial of SocialAlpha, AlphaMundi’s impact debt fund, and the inaugural Impact Finance Awards. These awards aim to showcase the profitability and scale fostered by impact investing, a key instrument to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Topics

SocialAlpha

The SocialAlpha Investment Fund (SAIF) was set up by AlphaMundi in July 2009 in Luxembourg as a SICAV-SIF Alternative Investment Fund. SAIF is dedicated to impact
investing in Emerging Markets.

Bastion is an open-ended sub-fund of SocialAlpha with quarterly liquidity. SAIF-Bastion provides senior loans to early- and growth-stage Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) whose core products and services are measurably contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with an emphasis on low- and middle- income consumers and rural areas.

SocialAlpha operates in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa, with the aim to bring commercial solutions to the SDGs to a national scale, then help them expand across
borders. SocialAlpha completed its 10th fiscal year on 30 June 2019, achieving a decade of profitable activity for its investors and transformative impact for its portfolio companies and their clients.

SocialAlpha was the 1 st impact debt fund rated by the Global Impact Investing Ratings System (GIIRS). With over 10 million beneficiaries to date, it was listed among the 50 Best-for-the-World funds and helped more than 30 innovative SMEs bridge the Missing Middle capital gap in key development sectors like Food, Finance and Energy.
Since 2017, SocialAlpha is a Gender Lens fund promoting diversity and women empowerment across its pipeline and portfolio companies.

Please visit www.alphamundi.ch and www.alphamundifoundation.org for more information on the fund’s financial performance and impact.

DAY 1

Tuesday
8 October 2019
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8:30am-10:00am
Grand Salon, at Impact Hub, on Rue Fendt 1, 1201 Geneve
Decennial Breakfast

Session convened by www.impactforbreakfast.com on “A Decade of
Impact Investing - AlphaMundi’s Results, Lessons Learned and Insights”. Headline/
Insights from 100+ private debt and equity transactions in 40+ SMEs across multiple
sectors in Latin America and East Africa. Description/ Designed for 30 institutional
investors and donors interested in commercial solutions for the SDGs in Emerging
Markets, this will be a highly interactive session discussing broad lessons learned and
insights drawing on AlphaMundi’s 10+ years of experience in this space.

The session will include brief presentations and & A from the AlphaMundi team on topics ranging from industry trends to deal structuring, successes and failures, impact and gender lens investing, and catalytic blended finance tools. We will allow the audience to select the topics of greatest interest.

Speakers/

  • Tim Radjy, Founder (AlphaMundi Group).
  • Lisa Willems, Managing Director (AlphaMundi USA)
  • David Maina, Director (AlphaMundi
    Kenya)
  • Jimena Quiroz, Senior Associate (AlphaMundi Colombia)
  • Christine Roddy, Executive Director (AlphaMundi Foundation).
10:00am-
12:00
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room Grand Salon, at Impact Hub, on Rue Fendt 1, 1201 Genève:
Blended Finance Lunch

Session convened by www.alphamundifoundation.org on “Blended
Finance: Scaling Impact beyond Grants”.

Innovative examples of catalytic
capital from non-profit sources to de-risk SDG investment solutions, from first loss
guarantees to junior tranches and R&D grants.

Designed for 30 donors and impact investors, the session will present innovations and results from the last decade of Blended Finance. Blended finance uses catalytic capital from public or philanthropic sources to increase private sector investment in developing countries to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Blended finance has mobilized over USD 130B based on Convergence data from close to 500 transactions since 2000.

Speakers/

  • Christine Roddy, Executive Director (AlphaMundi Foundation)
  • Liliana de Sá,
    Head of Division Private Sector Development (Swiss State Secretariat for Economic
    Affairs).
  • Tenke Zoltani, Founder (Better Finance).
2:30pm-
6:30pm
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Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Geneve, on Rue Fendt 1, 1201 Genève
Boardroom Conversations on the Value Chain

Session convened by www.alphamundi.ch on “Impact Investing: Boardroom Conversations”. 4 deep dives in the Impact Investing value chain, from Blended Finance to Pension Funds, Tech for Impact and Debt for Portfolio Resilience. Description/ Designed for 30 principals of banks, family offices and pension funds, 4 sessions of 45 minutes each will each be led by a facilitator in a curated conversation, under Chatham House confidentiality rules, to discuss the creation of a Blended Finance Centre in Geneva, a Swiss pension fund’s journey to portfolio impact, the use of new technology to revolutionize the African food markets at scale, and the role of private debt in building institutional portfolio resilience.

Speakers/

  • John Tidmarsh, CIO (R20 Foundation). Dominique Becht, Investment Manager
    (Abendrot Stiftung pension scheme)
  • Peter Njonjo, CEO (Twiga Foods)
  • Tim Radjy, Founder (AlphaMundi Group).
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DAY 2

Wednesday
9 October 2019
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8:00am-
5:30pm
Grand Salon, at Impact Hub, on Rue Fendt 1, 1201 Geneve
SDG Financing Summit

All-day event convened by www.undp.org on “SDG Finance”.
Geneva’s annual summit on impact investing, with investment opportunities of USD
50M+ from 20 SMEs for 100+ attending investors managing USD 20B+ in AUM.Geneva’s annual summit on impact investing, with investment opportunities of USD
50M+ from 20 SMEs for 100+ attending investors managing USD 20B+ in AUM.
Description/ The Summit is designed for 250 public and private donors, investors, experts and Emerging Markets entrepreneurs, to showcase impact investing industry trends, investment opportunities in Fintech, Health, Climate & Energy, and to facilitate
workshops around Gender Lens Investing, Impact Measurement, and the SocialAlpha
fund’s decade of insights and co-investment opportunities.

Speakers/

  • Tim Radjy, Founder (AlphaMundi Group)
  • David Bermeo, Founder (Terrafertil).
  • Brian Warshawsky, Co-Founder (Fenix International)
  • Aleksander Eaton, Founder (Sistema.Bio)
  • Alexander Golding, CFO (TiendaPago).
  • Loïc de Fontaubert, Investment Director (ENGIE)
  • Claude Barras, Founder (Obviam)
  • Itske Lulof, Director Energy & Climate (Triodos Investment Management)
  • Christine Roddy, Executive Director (AlphaMundi Foundation)
  • Kanini Mutooni, Managing Director EMEA (TONIIC)
  • Randall Kempner, Executive Director
    (ANDE)
  • Patricia Chin Sweeney, Co-Founder (I-DEV).
7:30pm-
11:00pm
Restaurant du Parc des Eaux-Vives, Quai Gustav-Ador 82, 1207 Genève
Decennial Gala Dinner

Gala dinner convened by www.alphamundi.ch on “The SocialAlpha Fund’s Decennial Anniversary”. Headline/ AlphaMundi’s gala dinner for the Decennial anniversary of its SocialAlpha impact fund, featuring the inaugural Impact
Finance Awards and a fundraiser for a UNHCR program in Colombia.


AlphaMundi will host 100 guests at this black-tie event to celebrate the Decennial
anniversary of its SocialAlpha impact fund. The evening will be punctuated by a
gourmet dinner provided by Hotel Metropole, live music, the inaugural session of the
Impact Finance Awards, and a fundraiser for the UNHCR’s graduation program for
Venezuelan refugees in Colombia.

 

Speakers/

  • Tim Radjy, Founder (AlphaMundi Group).
  • Ulrika Modeer, Director BERA (UNDP).
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DAY 3

Thursday
10 October 2019
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9:00am-
5:30pm
Bâtiment des Forces Motrices, Place des Volontaires 2, 1204 Genève
Building Bridges Summit

all-day event convened by www.sfgeneva.org on “Sustainable Finance”.

Switzerland showcasing its sustainable finance know-how during the annual meeting of the www.fc4s.org network. 

600 representatives of the Swiss financial industry and UN organizations are convened by the Sustainable Finance Geneva association for plenary keynotes and panels on private-public partnerships, the circular economy, ESG and engagement policies.

Speakers/ Click on the link below.

https://www.sfgeneva.org/en/building-bridges-event/

7:00pm-
10:00pm
Bâtiment des Forces Motrices, Place des Volontaires 2, 1204 Genève
Factory17 Evening

plenary keynotes and cocktail for 500 guests convened by www.geneva.impacthub.net on “Sustainability innovators sharing their stories”.

Plenary presentations from innovators working on the Circular Economy, The Future of Food, Gender Equality and Intrapreneurship.

The Impact Hub showcases some of the entrepreneurs of the Accelerate2030 program, together with stories from leading innovators in sustainability, followed by a cocktail.

Speakers/ Click on the link below.
https://www.factory17.ch

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DAY 4

Friday
11 October 2019
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8:00am-
6:00pm
ITC, Rue Montbrilliant 54, 1202 Genève
Women Empowerment Workshop

gala dinner convened by on “Women Empowerment through Financial Inclusion”.

All-day workshop on trade finance convened by the ITC. 

4 regional DFIs (ADB, IDB, AfDB, IsDB) are hosting various panels on trade, impact finance, and women empowerment through financial inclusion.

Speakers/

  • Christine Roddy, Executive Director (AlphaMundi Foundation)
  • Federica Sambiase, Founder (Working Capital Associates).
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Speakers

MUTOONI
Kanini

TONIIC - Managing Director

Kanini Mutooni is the Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa for Toniic, the global action network for impact investors.

CHRIS
Clubb

Convergence - Managing Director

Clubb has 25+ years of experience financing projects in more than 80 countries for more than USD 30 billion – ranging from large infrastructure projects to small financial
inclusion programs.

NJONJO
Peter

Twiga Foods - Co-founder & CEO

As the former President of Coca Cola West Africa and General Manager of Coca-Cola East Africa, Peter brings to Twiga the competency of building a successful FMCG business over 18 years across East and West Africa

BEL
Sarah

UNDP - Co-Founder & CEO

Sarah Bel has more than 15 years’ experience with strategic engagement, marketing and public relations working for international organizations and French public sector.

Location

See you soon in picturesque Geneva, Switzerland
  • Impact Breakfast, Blended Finance Luncheon at the Impact Hub, Avenue Fendt 01, 1201
  • Boardroom Conversations at the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Genève
  • SDG Finance Summit at The Credit Suisse Forum, 17 rue de Lausanne, 1201 Geneva
  • Decennial Gala Dinner at the Restaurant du Parc des Eaux-Vives

Only guests whose registration has been confirmed by email by the organizers will be admitted to the event.

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Get to Geneva

FLYING

Fly into Geneva's International Airport

TRAIN

Take the train from almost anywhere in Europe to Geneva Central Station of Cornavin - bonus, it’s more environmentally friendly

DRIVE

If you’re driving, consider carpooling or signing up for BlaBlaCar
For more information,
www.geneva.com

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HOTEL

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • For those travelling on a budget, we recommend the Ibis hotel chain, with 3 venues located close to Gare Cornavin, Geneva’s main train station.
  • For business travellers seeking comfort without luxury, we recommend the hotels Royal, Novotel, and Ambassador, all between the train station and the lake.
  • For those with luxurious taste, we recommend the Kempinski, Beau-Rivage, Mandarin Oriental, and Metropole, all by the lake shores.

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