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Impact Investing Stakeholders Workshop

  Feb 12, 2014
 

Strathmore Business School with the generous support of The Rockefeller Foundation is hosting a stakeholder’s workshop that convenes key policy makers and impact entrepreneurs in order to stimulate debate on how challenges faced by Kenyan impact investors can be addressed through appropriate policy frameworks.


The workshop will be on policy issues affecting small and medium enterprises in the Impact Investing industry as a culmination of a research that has been conducted for the last one year to inform on the impact-investing policy frameworks in the country.


Impact Investing refers to investing in enterprises, which have substantial business activities that deliberately generate measurable positive social and/or environmental impact to the society and at the same time achieve substantial direct financial returns.


Through provision of low cost housing, affordable health facilities, solar panels, and clean sanitation facilities on pay per use strategy, impact investing has contributed to increased access to sanitation, housing, health facilities, and electricity to marginalized and low income communities in Kenya.


The principal researcher for this work is Dr. George Njenga, who is the Director of The CPPC, and also the SBS Dean.


Keynote Speakers:


  • Dr. Manu Chandaria- Managing Director, Comcraft Group
  • Mr. Eric Kimani- Director, Palm house Foundation and Palmhouse Dairies


Panelists include:

  • David Kuria- CEO, Ecotact Limited
  • Nicholas Sowden – Co-Founder, Penda Health Care
  • Anshul Patel – Director, BBOXX Kenya Limited
  • Winstone Odhiambo – Director, Edom Foods
  • Duncan Onyango – East Africa Director, Acumen Fund
  • Johnni Kjelsaard – Partner, Growth Africa
  • Roy Gitahi- Business Development Director, Business Value Partners Africa
  • Jason Loughnane- Team Lead, Capital Markets, Grameen Foundation
  • Sneha Meta – Investment Officer, Grassroots Business Fund


The aim of the workshop is to convene key policy makers and impact investing stakeholders to stimulate debate on the potential that impact investing has to address social and environmental challenges in Kenya


Join us for a 7:30am power breakfast through to 5:00 pm; followed by a networking cocktail.


Kindly confirm your attendance to this exciting workshop on or before 13 February via email:
akaranja@strathmore.edu
or by phone on 0703 034 585.




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