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Measuring the impact of investments remains a main challenge for sustainable finance professionals and, together with Climate Change, an overarching theme at TBLI. Sixteen related workshops offer debate on ESG and Impact Investing trends, private equity, portfolio strategy, food production, emerging markets, sustainable energy or philanthropy investing.

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  • Programme at SBS looks at all aspects of deal making across asset classFrom pipeline to equity and assets
  • No Stopping RuleEverything is connectedSolutions have unintended consequencesMy views: no one solutionCollaboration and empathy no ego is essentialA leader—or investor is responsible for consequnces
  • These are the issues that impact investors are working to address and they are similar to those executive across sectors are struggling with
  • 4 minutes (25 minutes at end of slide) Sterling will show you a scan for their food and education work. This represents a scan of investors (private, civil society, public sector, philanthropists0 with whom you may partner within Ghana working on women and girls issues. It is meant to show you that you have the partnership that exist within different sectors to allow you to be successful and find the right type of investors.
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    1. 1. Beyond the Deal Sheet: Leadership, Impact, Managing Risk November 2013
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    3. 3. What keeps impact investors up at night? Poverty Lack of clean water Food shortages Cyber-attacks Greenhouse gases Volatile energy prices 3
    4. 4. Unraveling the Wicked 4
    5. 5. Deliberate Leadership Deliberate Leadership choices:  Courage: What’s the wicked problem  Collaboration: Who can help; who are allies  Community: What’s needed, what’s succeeding, what can be scaled  Candour: What’s working and what isn’t and how to recalibrate  Creativity: How am I testing innovative scenarios  Compassion: How am I being empathetic—not egotist  Capital: How am I tapping social, environmental, and financial capital 5 5
    6. 6. Afram Plains Case Study Snapshot: Afram Plains District Area: 823,260 hectares Population: 161,754 Population Growth Rate: 3.6% Population Distribution: 85% Rural Rural Poverty Rate: 87% National Rural Poverty Rate: 42% Current Crop Production: 11 t/ ha for cassava, 13 t/ha for yam, 1.6 t/ha for maize and 0.8 t/ha for cashew Project Area Potential Crop Production: 20 t/ha for cassava, 28 t/ha for yam, 5 t/ha for maize and 1.8 t/ha for cashew 6 6
    7. 7. Impact Investing 7 7
    8. 8. Afram Plains Case Study Consortium of EU, US, Ghanaian, and South Africa investors have: • InvestedUS$6.5M in a 2,800 hectares farm in the Afram Plains District in Ghana. • Farm and seeds sold to small holder farmers will:  Increase yield five-fold; reduce hunger, create jobs, and economic opportunities for 100,000 smallholder farmers. -  Projected ROI is 10-22% in 5-7 years. • A new investor from the EU is eager to be involved. His own due diligence, shows: 8
    9. 9. Afram Plains Case Study • 15 pesticides used, 8 are banned in investors’ countries; 3 are banned by 137 countries and the UN. They are allowed in Ghana. • The farm is located in large wetland/lake ecosystem. The banned pesticides are a potential risk to aquatic species. • These pesticides prohibit sale of products in EU—a robust and growing market. • Children work the farm, but attend school • NGOs are being investigated re pesticides dumping. What would you do? 9 9