The process of accessing capital to benefit social and
environmental causes in Latin America goes by many names
impact investing, patient capital, philanthropic financing
even charity. Whatever its
called, experts agree that social investing is still an uphill
battle but one that a hardy and diverse group is still
SPONSORED ROUNDTABLE: Philanthropy in Latin America
PARTICIPATING IN THE DISCUSSION: Alvaro Rodriguez, Founder, IGNIA; Shari Berenbach, Executive Director, Calvert Foundation; Christine Eibs Singer, Co-Founder and CEO, E +Co; Namrita Kapur, VP of Strategic Partnerships, Root Capital; Vibhuti Sharma, Global Head of Development Organizations, Standard Chartered; Michael Thomas Derham, LatinFinance
LatinFinance assembled a panel of these experts to discuss the
challenges and opportunities of social, environmental, and
philanthropic investing in Latin America today. The panel
agreed that in todays economic environment, risk
appetites have diminished, but the need for social impact
investing has never been greater.
Philanthropy Today: Impact of the Economy
It was unanimous: since the fall of Lehman Brothers in
September 2008, there is less capital available to invest in
social and environmental causes. But thats not the
only change impacting the social investing world. ...
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