Venture Philanthropy: transforming social investment into impact
With a background in investment banking and private equity Doug Miller applied his experience, skills and passion to help establish venture philanthropy (VP) as a proven model in the UK, Europe and Asia.
Join us in celebrating Doug and his colleagues’ significant impact and learn about their plans in Africa and Latin America. Emulating private equity which is global they are taking VP global.
The event will focus on challenges and trends addressing a number of issues:
- VP was at the forefront of innovation and creativity 10 years ago – is this still so?
- While success is strong is it just scratching the surface? What does the future look like?
- Individual projects are rewarding and impactful but is there a need for more substantial projects in order to make meaningful change?
- Is it key to success that the continuum of capital - the intersection between philanthropy, impact investment and commercial investment – to make it work?
- What is the trade-off between social and financial return?
- How does one increase the flow and effectiveness of philanthropic capital and what is the role of professional advisers to (U) HNWI ?
Some in the VP network feel that it is a better methodology than traditional philanthropy. The speakers will address this concept looking at the questions: if it is better, why haven’t more people adopted? Does it do a better job at creating impactful organisations that are sustainable?
Chair: Lord Triesman, Parliamentary and Executive Director at Salamanca Group
Interview: Doug Miller, Chairman, International Venture Philanthropy Center, interviewed by Lord Triesman
Panel: Hanneke Smits, CEO, Newton Investment Management
Julia Grant, CEO, Pro Bono Economics
Madeleine Clarke, Chair, European Venture Philanthropy Association and
Executive Director and Founder of Genio
Others to be confirmed
Philanthopy Impact would like to thank Farrer & Co for generously hosting this event.