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  • 1. bridging the gaps
    Tames Rietdijk
    11 November 2011
  • 2. Due to recent developments, capital markets have grown into a situation where size and scale now seem to be the only differentiators that matter, at the expense of what could be called the ‘middle class’,
    Situation in capital markets
  • 3. Multiple environmental commodities are being launched for price discovery purposes,
    Supported by an increased adoption of sustainable performance measurement,
    Working towards the recognition of ‘True Value’, which is also to include social benefits,
    Developments in alternative markets
  • 4. How can ‘big money’ be placed at ‘small initiatives’?
    How can we expand financial return into ‘true value added’?
    How can we make ‘financial investors’ and ‘impact investors’ meet?
    How do we consistently measure and report on environmental, social and financial performance?
    How can we quantify and reward environmental en social performance?
    Convergence of markets
  • 5. Bridging the Gaps: Bright-Ex
    Provide an infrastructure
    That reduces the fixed costs for sourcing the investments and conducting due diligence,
    That facilitates deals in which different types of impact investors participate,
    Operate mechanisms or platforms which allow investors to diversify across multiple asset classes,
    Adopt metrics to help make relative financial risks and social or environmental performance more transparent,
    Present proven and scalable social business models,
    Apply a low threshold to enter the market for both sustainable initiatives and investors.
  • 6. Qualify for sustainable investment
    Define sustainable performance targets
    Context and base lines
    Thresholds
    Certification through accreditation standards
    Conform to disclosure requirements
    Reporting on ‘triple bottom line’ performance
    Bi-annually
    Verification through audit and assurance
    Listing requirements
  • 7. Environmental commodities
    Emission reductions (CO2e, NOx, SOx)
    Conservation banking
    Biodiversity credits
    Etc.
    Social dividends
    Poverty alleviation -> job creation credits
    Gender equality -> diversity credits
    Maternal health (care) improvements -> ?
    Etc.
    Emerging asset classes
  • 8. Exchange structure
  • 9. www.bright-exchange.com
    Thank you for your attention!
    tames.rietdijk@bright-exchange.com