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Tamzin ractliffe ne xii presentation to tbli final Tamzin ractliffe ne xii presentation to tbli final Presentation Transcript

  • impact capital markets ..... for good the GreaterGood journey to NeXii NeXii Global is a social enterprise working to organise, improve and grow the impact capital market through connectivity Copyright 2010 © NeXii Global
  • Our preoccupation How do we shift social enterprises from “niche” actions to a mainstream economic trend without losing purpose, mission and integrity? Copyright 2010 © GreaterGood Group, CSR Systems, NeXii
  • Commitment to building social and impact capital markets spans more than 12 years GreaterCapital – 1998 GreaterGood South Africa – 2004 SASIX – 2006 CSR Systems – 2007 GSIX – 2008 SAII: A South African Network for Impact Investing – 2009 NeXii Global – 2010 Copyright 2010 © GreaterGood Group, CSR Systems, NeXii
  • Credentials “Ask Africa” Top Ten Most Trusted & Admired NGOs, 2010 Invited member: Clinton Global Initiative, 2010 Winner JV with Cadiz: Principal Officers Association Award for “Socially Responsible Manager of the Year” 2009 and 2010 Finalists JV with Cadiz: “World SRI Asset Manager Africa Award” World Finance Banking Awards 2009 & 2010 Convenor of first global meeting for impact investment platforms, Bellagio 2009 Supported initiation of IIX Asia, SVX Toronto and KSIX Finalist in the Global Development Networks’ Most Innovative Development Project Award 2009 Finalists in the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award 2009 GIBS Social Entrepreneur of the Year winner, 2007 Skoll Foundation Global Social Benefit Incubator Award, 2007 Winner: International ePhilanthropy Award 2005 Copyright 2010 © GreaterGood Group, CSR Systems, NeXii
  • Our reach Copyright 2010 © GreaterGood Group, CSR Systems, NeXii
  • What is impact investing anyway Has the primary mission being to solve a significant social / environmental need that is not being served Has a sustainable and market-based solution offering a relevant and desired product or service Has the ability to deploy and return capital to investors with a measure of financial return (at a minimum returning principal – in most instances providing market ROIs in addition to SROIs Copyright 2010 © GreaterGood Group, CSR Systems, NeXii
  • NeXii : THE Nexus for Impact Investing Providing the right solutions to organize, improve and grow impact investing globally by: Aggregating information, coordinating activity and maximizing efficiencies through connectivity Building or supporting intermediation infrastructure development Enhancing impact investing practices by supporting performance measurement and rating standards Copyright 2010 © GreaterGood Group, CSR Systems, NeXii
  • Copyright 2010 © GreaterGood Group, CSR Systems, NeXii
  • Numerous efforts around the globe – disparate, fragmented, duplicative, synergistic, inaccessible Copyright 2010 © NeXii Global www.NeXii.com
  • Fantastic growth in impact investment opportunities Copyright 2010 © NeXii Global www.NeXii.com
  • New investors entering the impact investment market Microfinance investment Copyright 2010 © GreaterGood Group, CSR Systems, NeXii
  • Much of that market is becoming pretty saturated Copyright 2010 © GreaterGood Group, CSR Systems, NeXii
  • And whilst we are only reaching the tip of the iceberg …. Copyright 2010 © GreaterGood Group, CSR Systems, NeXii
  • Others are drowning Copyright 2010 © GreaterGood Group, CSR Systems, NeXii
  • Questions are emerging: does focus on mission changes with incredible returns? Copyright 2010 © GreaterGood Group, CSR Systems, NeXii
  • Copyright 2010 © GreaterGood Group, CSR Systems, NeXii
  • What does this mean for impact investing and social stock exchanges How do we use the markets for good? How do we provide the developing world with real access to the capital markets for impact investment? How do we get people thinking beyond short-term one- dimensional profit How do we build commitment to a global interest instead of self-interest? How to we get investment advisors to realise: prudence is about process not performance impact investing offers a range of risk and return opportunities there is no “free market” – government / regulators always intervene to make sure markets work for the greater good Copyright 2010 © GreaterGood Group, CSR Systems, NeXii
  • To what extent can – or will – shareholders be held accountable for this? Copyright 2010 © GreaterGood Group, CSR Systems, NeXii
  • Principles informing our work are Innovation in method AND model is necessary to unlock entrenched problems We cannot operate in isolation from the entire ecosystem Development matters at all levels and requires a process oriented approach Stakeholder engagement, consent, education and advocacy is critical - a license to grow is distinct from license to operate Copyright 2010 © GreaterGood Group, CSR Systems, NeXii
  • Copyright 2010 © GreaterGood Group, CSR Systems, NeXii
  • Copyright 2010 © GreaterGood Group, CSR Systems, NeXii
  • The way we choose to go will determine the place at which we arrive Copyright 2010 © GreaterGood Group, CSR Systems, NeXii
  • All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer German philosopher (1788 - 1860)