Our next online event will equip you with insights and learnings from two leading impact investors in Europe. How do you create structures that share both risk and reward from successful or less successful investments? What are their key learnings in the past five years, as they have been innovating new models?
French based IMPACT has €300M under management and invest in seed & growth stage companies, and community based projects. Last year they opened an office in Copenhagen to start investing also in the Nordics. Since 2007, IMPACT has in particular focused on deprived urban areas and mix funding with other catalytic activities to drive social change. Managic director of Impact Partners Nordic Ulrik Fonsmark Andreasen will tell us about IMPACT and answer questions from our members.
The second speaker is Jussi Nykänen, who is known to many in the Nordic impact investing community as a key person to structure the very first social impact bonds in Finland. FIM today has a large team engaged in impact investing. We will hear examples of how FIM creates structured impact investing products and how social and economic returns can be aligned.
The event is for our network members only. You can apply for membership through
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Ulrik Fonsmark Andreasen
As a partner of Impact Partners for the Nordic countries, he is looking for social impact companies to invest in for series A- and B-rounds. Prior to being a partner, Ulrik was a diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, working on public-private partnerships at the Global Green Growth Forum, international trade, foreign direct investments and the Danish governments green growth policies.
As manager of fund businesses at GreenStream Jussi has been responsible for five funds in areas of emissions reduction and renewable energy. He was personally responsible for the Multilateral Carbon Credit Fund of EBRD and EIB in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus in 2006-2013. Lately Jussi co- founded Epiqus Ltd (now FIM Impact Investing Ltd), the first impact investment fund management company in the Nordic countries. FIM manages four Social Impact Bond (SIB) funds targeting at improving well- being in public organisations, integration and employment of refugees, prevention of social exclusion of children & the young and in reduction of long-term unemployment.