Highlights from the 2019 GIIN Investor Forum - Day 1

The 2019 Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) Investor Forum was held in Amsterdam and features its Day One highlights where GIIN Co-Founder and CEO Amit Bouri started the day with a focus on increasing the volume of high-performing, high-integrity impact capital.

Day One highlights points to: The power of finance by Liza Jonson of Swedbank Robur; a royal visit by Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands who attended two plenary sessions: Unlocking scale, driving impact; a morning address from the CEO of FMO, Peter van Mierlo; GIIN unveiling its new "Evaluating Impact Performance" studies during a session about driving shared data; and the new paradigm including John Elkington of Volans Ventures.

Over 1,200 delegates that include participants, speakers, and sponsors from around the world flocked to the 2019 GIIN Investor Forum to propel impact investing into a transformative force for good. Read the Entire Article


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