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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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  1. 1. Beyond the Deal Sheet: Leadership, Impact, Managing Risk • November 2013 1
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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: q q q q q q q 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. 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
  7. 7. Impact Investing Click icon to add chart 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: Ø Increase yield five-fold; reduce hunger, create jobs, and economic opportunities for 100,000 smallholder farmers. Ø 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. 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
  10. 10. 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

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