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Capturing Asia's Billion-Dollar Opportunity
Asia is becoming an impact investing powerhouse, representing both the world’s fastest growing population of super wealthy and some of the world’s most challenging social and environmental problems. In South and Southeast Asia alone, impact investing is on track to surpass $100B in the next couple of years. Yet this growth is not uniform, with diverse markets presenting unique investment opportunities.

In Indonesia, investors are betting big on over 300,000 mission-focused, next-gen entrepreneurs, while in India, social innovation is driving a rush of funds to the space—an astounding $5.2B from 2010 to 2016. In the Philippines, a vibrant social entrepreneurship ecosystem is maturing alongside a fast growing economy, while in China, the pressure is on for tech giants Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent to spur financial inclusion and sustainable development. Join us for a webinar to learn about the opportunities emerging in Asia’s impact investing landscape, the latest trends in investor behavior, and exciting developments in innovative finance.

Speakers:

Robert Kraybill
Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, IIX

Melissa Kang,
Founder and Managing Partner, Jupiter Impact Partners

Prashant Bhardwaj
Senior Analyst and Innovation Specialist for Asia,
Symbiotics

Moderator:
Natasha Garcha, Associate Director for Innovative Finance, IIX

Jun 20, 2019 5:00 PM in Singapore

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Speakers

Robert Kraybill
Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer @Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)
Robert Kraybill is Managing Director, Portfolio Management and Chief Investment Officer of Impact Investment Exchange (IIX). In this role, Kraybill leads all of IIX’s portfolio management activities. He led the effort in the launch of IIX’s first Women’s Livelihood Bond™ and is leading the team developing the $100 million Women’s Livelihood Bond 2™ and the Women’s Catalyst Fund™ . In addition, Kraybill leads IIX’s efforts to launch a $25 million impact investment fund – the IIX Growth Fund – to make growth equity investments in high-impact enterprises in underserved markets of South and Southeast Asia with a focus on women empowerment. Kraybill is also a member of the board of the IIX Foundation as well as of a number of IIX’s portfolio companies, including Green Enterprises (an ethical organic virgin coconut oil producer in Aceh, Indonesia) and SOLshare (a peer-to-peer solar energy sharing company operating in Bangladesh.)
Melissa Kang
Founder and Managing Partner @Jupiter Impact Partners
Melissa Kang has over 20 years of private equity investment experience in Asia and started investing with an ESG and impact lens since 2012. Prior to setting up Impact Partners, she also founded Jasmine Sustainability, a social enterprise that focuses on specialized market research in ESG and high impact investment opportunities in Asia. Previously, Melissa was a founding member, Portfolio Manager and dedicated ESG Officer at Integro, the global impact fund at Morgan Stanley. Prior to that, she was a Principal Investment Officer responsible for private equity fund investments at IFC, the private sector arm of World Bank Group, covering 15 countries and overseeing $1 Billion of portfolio investments. Melissa was also the Global Lead for gender investment for funds at IFC. Before embarking on impact investing, Melissa had held senior investment positions at ING, DBS Bank and 3i.
Prashant Bhardwaj
Senior Analyst and Innovation Specialist for Asia @Symbiotics
Prashant is part of Asia investment team at Symbiotics since 2014. Currently, he is managing Symbiotics's investment portfolio in South Asia and is also in charge for leading innovation transactions in Asia at Symbiotics. He has over 10 years of experience in investment management, private equity, private debt, investment banking and corporate finance. He holds an MBA from IRMA, Anand, India and has done engineering in Electronics and Telecommunication from Army Institute of Technology in Pune, India.