EVENT Social Stock Exchange – Shaping the Future of Capital Markets

By Dorothy Maxwell
Thursday 22 October 2015

Shaping the future of capital markets: impact investing in publicly-listed securities

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 8am to 2pm

The Dutch Hall, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA

Taking place within Good Money Week, this event explored how impact investing can help to shape a vision for the future of capital markets by supporting the next generation of businesses which have social and environmental change at the core of their activities. With a focus on the ability of public markets to create opportunities for scale and for the democratisation of investment, high profile experts from the worlds of sustainable business and finance articulated a strong case for impact investing on publicly listed markets

Over 200 people attended this event organised by the Social Stock Exchange. Speakers included:

  • Sir Ian Cheshire, Government Lead Non-Executive Director; former CEO, Kingfisher
  • John Elkington, Executive Chairman and Co-founder, Volans Ventures
  • Dorothy Maxwell, Director, The Sustainable Business Group
  • Iain Richards, Head of Responsible Investment, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
  • Tomas Carruthers, CEO, Social Stock Exchange
  • Joe Mitton, Special Advisor at Mayor of London’s Office
  • Rachel Crossley, UK Liaison, Global Impact Investing Network, GIIN
  • Meg Brown, UK Business Development, IMPAX Asset Management
  • Seb Beloe, Partner Head of Sustainability Research, WHEB Asset Management
  • Bertrand Gacon, Head of Impact Investing and SRI, Lombard Odier

Gary Mead, SSX Editor, has produced an interesting blog about the event with session highlights – view it here.

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