From our webinar series for CEE Learn how to align investment strategies with UN SDGs and explore the opportunities connected with green economy.
Watch our second session How can investors contribute to SDGs? to learn how to align investment strategies with UN SDGs and explore the opportunities connected with green economy.
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Webinars organised by EVPA, PSIK, INSPIRED, FIRLEJ KASTORY
What is this webinar about?
How to invest to shape positive outcomes in the world? What is the relation between ESG and sustainable development? How to align investment strategies with United Nations Social Development Goals? We will attempt to address those questions at our second CEE webinar. Moreover, together with our guests we will explore if implementation of "zero carbon" policy into portfolios can be profitable and how we can generate profits from investments into renewables.
Micha≈Ç Radziwill will share the story and the experience of the first Polish Social Venture Capital Fund run by TISE, and we will hear from with one of its investees Solace. Christoph Klein, an experienced impact investor from Germany, will share his perspective and practice from impact investing in diverse markets.
Bart≈Çomiej G≈Çowacki co-founded, together with Piotr Pokorski, SOLACE sp. Z o.o. - an innovative company that produces prefabricated, ready-made plus-energy and zero CO2 emission houses, which do not have any maintenance costs for their owners. He is responsible for business development and finance while heavily focusing on research and development.
Bart strongly believes in the social entrepreneurship movement with the first implementation of its principles in SOLACE. Bart is a graduate of MA Quantitative finance at Warsaw University Department of Economic Sciences, and BA in Financial Engineering Reykjavik University and BA in Visual Communication Academy of Arts Pozna≈Ñ. He is a multiple winner in innovation competitions such as 2015 Global Business Challenge Brisbane Australia or 2016 Citi Progress Award New York USA and others.
Photo: Bart≈Çomiej G≈Çowacki (on the right), and Piotr Pokorski (on the left), SOLACE co-founders
Christoph M. Klein, CFA, CEFA is founder, managing partner and portfolio manager at ESG Portfolio Management GmbH, an asset manager for investment funds and segregated accounts, which are embedding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.
Fund received the FNG designation for sustainable funds with three stars (maximum). In 2020 ESG Portfolio Management won the Deutsche Exzellenzpreis and received the rare Platinum level in the TELOS ESG Check. Previously Christoph, served as a partner at nordIX AG and as portfolio strategist, head ESG credit, managing director at Deutsche Asset Management. Before rejoining Deutsche Asset Management in 2007, he served as partner and head of fixed-income credit at TriPoint Asset Management. Mr. Klein also worked as a multi-strategy Portfolio Manager for credit hedge funds at CPM Advisors and as an analyst and portfolio manager for corporate and convertible bonds at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management. He has served as a visiting scholar at Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions at New York University. Mr. Klein began his career as a private banking investment strategy analyst at Deutsche Bank AG. He served as a member of the UN PRI Fixed Income Working Group and is a member of the DVFA Sustainable Investment Commission. He received his diploma in business administration from the University of Trier.
Ewa Konczal joined EVPA in May 2014 and is the Market Building Lead. Ewa is spreading the knowledge about impact finance in Eastern Europe and MENA.
She manages the first Polish VP Fund Valores, initiative of PE community in Poland. Ewa has over 15 years of experience in social entrepreneurship as Representative of Ashoka in Poland and as Ashoka Director for Central and Eastern Europe.
Prior to Ashoka, Ewa worked in India with Global March Against Child Labor, and in Egypt with AIESEC and Egyptian-Polish Businessman Association. She has set up the Magic Mountain Foundation, using mountain sports and natural horsemanship as tools for change for people with disadvantages. Ewa is the recipient of the AIESEC Alumni Entrepreneurship & Leadership Award. She holds a Master's degree in Marketing and Management.
Founder of INSPIRED, niche consulting and advisory consultancy, specializing in environment, sustainability, and governance (ESG).
Founder of INSPIRED, niche consulting and advisory consultancy, specializing in environment, sustainability, and governance (ESG). Communications and sustainability expert. She gained her strategic and management experience while working at public relations and 360 marketing agencies - Publicis Consultants Rowland, MSL and Walk Group. She planned and managed 90+marketing campaigns for more than 60 brands and dozens of strategic sustainability projects for leading firms and stakeholders engagement processes. Alumni of Swedish Institute Management Program in Corporate Responsibility (Stockholm, Sweden), Kozminski University in Responsible Business Strategy (Warsaw, Poland) and Executive MBA at Imperial College Business School (London, UK) candidate.
Michal Radziwill has 30 years' experience in various areas of finance and audit. He has worked for audit firms (Deloitte & Touche and Mazars) as well as international corporations. In 2000, Michal joined TISE as its CEO (until September 2019), then the private equity arm of the bank BISE.
Since 2006 Michal has actively contributed to the creation of CoopEst (a fund for financial institutions with a social mission in Central & Eastern Europe) and the development of its investment activity. Currently, while continuing as the Manager of CoopEst, he holds the position of General Manager of a pilot social venture capital fund, FKIS, launched by TISE thanks to the contribution of the European Social Fund. Michal graduated from the Economics and Finance Department at Institut d'Etudes Politiques - Sciences Po Paris in 1991 and from the Department of Applied Linguistics at Warsaw University in 1988. Bilingual Polish/French, Michal speaks English, Russian and German.
Stanis≈Çaw Kastory is a co-founder of Firlej Kastory - family investment firm implementing impact strategy in VC investments.
Before establishing Firlej Kastory Stanis≈Çaw worked as a M&A lawyer in Doma≈Ñski Zakrzewski Palinka - one of the biggest law firms in Poland. During his time at DZP, Stanis≈Çaw established and led DZP Future, a project aimed at developing collaboration with early stage technology companies.