How Impact Investing can align to support the global Sustainable Development Goals will be the focus of the upcoming Impact Investing in Emerging Markets conference hosted by Palladium on 26 June 2017 in Oxford. The conference will debate, discuss and share some of the key themes and challenges at the centre of Impact Investing in emerging markets. Thought leaders from across the spectrum of capital of philanthropy/aid, impact investment funds, development finance institutions, family offices, private banks, venture capital and private equity will converge in Oxford for what will be an interesting and thought provoking event. 

Based off feedback from last year’s conference to stimulate critical thought and interaction, this year’s format includes Debates, Workshops and Interactive Sessions. Please see the SPEAKER LIST here.

For additional information contact Derrick Sanyahumbi


  • Opening Debate – is there a trade-off between impact and financial returns in emerging markets?
  • Midday Debate – can Impact Investing address the SDGs?


  • Investor Toolkits – is integrating ESG, Impact and the SDGs into the investment process overkill?
  • Financial Structuring – is it possible to align the objectives of philanthropists and aid agencies with those of institutional asset managers?
  • Impact Bonds – how can we iterate and improve outcomes based payment structures tailored for emerging markets?
  • Private Investors Seeking Impact – how can private investors allocate capital in emerging markets to achieve social impact?

Interactive Sessions

  • Fund Economics – should Impact Investing funds adhere to existing benchmarks in fund economics and fees?
  • Intermediated vs. Direct Investing – what are the benefits, drawbacks and strategies to each approach?
  • Understanding the Spectrum of Capital – where should Impact Investing begin and end?
  • Fund Governance – how can oversight effectively assist delivery on an investment mandate and attract 3rd party capital?

The conference will also include increased opportunities for networking with industry leaders throughout the day and a networking drinks reception.

1 Comment

  1. Jonah Belitz says:

    Will there be video recordings of the conference?

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