How can Venture Capital investors benefit from impact investing? - Investing for Impact Webinar Series for CEE

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How can Venture Capital investors benefit from impact investing? -  Investing for Impact Webinar Series for CEE
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Overview

This webinar is the fourth session of our "Investing for impact Webinar Series for CEE": This webinar is dedicated to venture capital representatives and founders who are looking for funding and other representatives of the financial sector. In this webinar, we will analyze trends of sustainability awareness among VC's investors and founders.

This webinar took place on 11 March 2021 and is the fourth session of our "Investing for impact Webinar Series for CEE" - click here for more information about the webinar series.

Webinars organised by EVPA, PSIK, INSPIRED, FIRLEJ KASTORY

What is this webinar about?

This webinar is dedicated to venture capital representatives and founders who are looking for funding and other representatives of the financial sector. In this webinar, we will analyze trends of sustainability awareness among VC's investors and founders. We will discuss problems such as, how can technology solve global issues and is it more difficult for impact-driven projects to raise funding? On the practical examples, we will consider can purpose-led startups scale up and deliver expected returns. We will talk to the VC investors about their fears when it comes to impact investing. We will explore also, how do investors integrate ESG factors into due diligence, and how do they measure the real impact of their investments? This webinar will address those questions from trends, theory, and practitioners' point of view.

Webinar Recording

Speakers

Peter Clark

Peter Clark

Peter is Partner at Social Impact Capital, an early-stage impact venture capital firm based in New York and Silicon Valley. He is former Head of Business Development at RCI (acquired by Addepar), investment technology and alt-lending startup.

Before that, Peter created an early-stage AI venture capital firm, and a specialist strategy and management consultancy for institutional investors, Kalytix Partners. He has led research on impact finance and strategic investment at Stanford and Oxford University, collaborating with Planet Heritage and White Sand Investor Group. Outside of his work in venture capital, Peter is also an active angel investor in global startups. Peter has an MPhil in Business Administration and Finance from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and a first-class honours BA from Queen Mary, University of London.


Wiktor Warchalowski

Wiktor Warchalowski

Wiktor Warchalowski is the CEO and Co-Founder of Airly, building the single source of truth for air-quality globally.

Airly is an IoT company providing air quality monitoring solutions globally, to make air pollution information accessible and understandable to everyone. Wiktor was Forbes 25Under25 & 30Under30 laureate & Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Poland winner. He was previously working in Ericsson and European XFEL - building the largest x-ray laser in the world.


Stanislaw Kastory

Stanislaw Kastory

Stanisław Kastory is a co-founder of Firlej Kastory - family investment firm implementing impact strategy in VC investments.

Before establishing Firlej Kastory Stanisław worked as a M&A lawyer in Domański Zakrzewski Palinka - one of the biggest law firms in Poland. During his time at DZP, Stanisław established and led DZP Future, a project aimed at developing collaboration with early stage technology companies.


Marta Lesiewska

Marta Lesiewska

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.


Ewa Konczal

Ewa Konczal

Ewa Konczal joined EVPA in May 2014 as the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Manager. Ewa is spreading the knowledge about venture philanthropy and social investment in CEE.

She manages the first Polish VP Fund Valores, inititiative 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.