Over 100 guests attended the third sponsor lunch of EMF. Dennis Karpers and David Browning acted as key note speakers.
Just like last year and the year before, the EMF lunch was a big success. Many thanks to Korn Ferry and Rabobank who sponsored the F&B. Thirteen sponsors donated money to the foundation and over 50 people signed up as friend of EMF.
Dennis Karpers showed amazing progress of the Naga Foundation and David Browning explained how TechnoServe worked on entrepreneurial models targeting the poor as customers.
Social impact investing is on the rim to become main streamed, this will take another 3-5 years, but the trend is clear: more and more high net worth individuals prefer to invest instead of donate, taking a more business wise approach. Investing in Micro Finance Institutions (MFI) is a clear example impact investing pays off, from a financial point of view. However the social and environmental impact of commercial operating MFIs' is not a given fact of their business. Most of these institutes realize they have to improve, so why don't MFIs' invest in water and sanitation?More »