Roger Frank (United States of America)
Managing Partner - I3 Advisors LLC
Impact Investing – History, Challenges & Trends
While the concept of “Impact Investing” is on the verge of a tipping point for broader market acceptance, it’s been a very long, hard road to get here. One important step in the process was the creation of the first cross-border microfinance investment vehicle which became the model that brought billions of dollars into the field. To successfully create & place, MIV #1, Roger Frank spent two years meeting with investors around the world convincing them that poor women in emerging markets was a good credit risk. His latest project, the i3 Global Impact Fund, is an extension of that model which is using the capital markets for sustainable development.
In this presentation he will discuss the history, challenges and trends in Impact Investing upon which the field can grow.