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Tames rietdijk

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

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