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Friday, March 31, 2006

Next Steps On Prosocial Capital Market Development

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Session Description

This capstone discussion, led by your questions, concludes the Forum with an opportunity to: review the major themes that have emerged; confirm priorities; and gain traction for your efforts to develop the capital environment social entrepreneurs need to drive social change.

When | Where

12:15 - 13:15 Friday, March 31

Session leaders

  • Glenn Yago Speaker
    Director of Capital Studies, Milken Institute
    Glenn Yago is Director of Capital Studies at the Milken Institute and a leading authority on financial innovations, capital markets, emerging markets and environmental finance. Yago is also a Senior Koret Knesset Fellow directing postgraduate research on economic and financial reform in Israel. He focuses on the innovative use of financial instruments to solve long-standing economic development, social and environmental challenges. His work has contributed to policy innovations fostering the democratization of capital to traditionally underserved markets and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and around the world Prior to joining the Milken Institute, Yago served as a professor at the State University of New York-Stony Brook and City University of New York Graduate Center and has taught at Tel-Aviv University and the Interdisciplinary Center-Herzliya. He is the author of five books, including Restructuring Regulation and Financial Institutions (Kluwer) and Beyond Junk Bonds (Oxford University Press), and Co-Editor of the Milken Institute Series on Financial Innovation and Economic Growth (Springer). Yago created the Milken Institute’s Capital Access Index, an annual survey measuring access to capital for entrepreneurs across countries, and co-created the Opacity Index, measuring financial risks associated with corruption, legal, enforcement, accounting and regulatory practices internationally. His opinions appear regularly in the Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal. Yago earned his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • Henry Obi Speaker
    Partner, The Abraaj Group
    Henry Obi is a Partner at Aureos Capital in London. Aureos Capital is a leading small and mid-cap private equity fund manager in the emerging markets with US$420m of funds under management. He is responsible for new investments, portfolio management and reporting activities in Africa and Central America.Prior to joining Aureos in 2002, Henry spent several years with CDC Capital Partners (now Actis) in a number of positions including managing the power loan portfolio in the Assets group and as a Senior Executive focussed on transactions in the Power Group. Before joining CDC, Henry worked in London for Dynegy, a US energy trader.Henry holds a BArch from Nottingham University and an MBA from London Business School.
  • Jackie Khor Speaker
    Associate Director and manager , Rockefeller Foundation’s Program Venture Experiment
    Jackie Khor is Associate Director and manager of the Rockefeller Foundation’s  Program Venture Experiment (“ProVenEx”). ProVenEx is an investment fund within the Foundation that extends loan guarantees and makes program-related and private equity investments to catalyze private sector capital into underserved sectors and geographies. Jackie is responsible for making and managing ProVenEx investments and private sector partnerships in the following sectors that reflect the Foundation’s thematic programs: agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa, global public health, inner city employment and community development in the US, and the arts and culture.   Prior to joining the Rockefeller Foundation, Jackie was Director of the New York City Partnership’s Employment Program. She was previously a Vice President in Lehman Brothers’ public finance investment banking unit in New York and San Francisco.  She also worked in mergers and acquisitions consulting to the insurance industry.  She has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master’s degree in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management.
  • Matthew Bishop Speaker
    Senior editor, Economist
    Matthew Bishop, senior editor, The Economist Group, is an award-winning journalist. His roles at The Economist have included Business Editor, Wall Street Editor, Globalisation Editor and New York Bureau Chief. He is the author of several books, including Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World (featuring the Skoll Foundation and described as “important” by President Bill Clinton); The Road From Ruin, which set out an agenda for the reform of capitalism after the 2008 crash; and In Gold We Trust? The Future of Money In An Age Of Uncertainty, which told the history of money through to the emergence of digital currencies such as Bitcoin. His "Economics: An A-Z Guide", which explains the basics of economics for non-experts, is just out. He curates The Economist's influential conferences on impact investing; fintech;; innovation; and the future of work. He was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Global Governance, the Official Report author of the G8 Taskforce on Social Impact Investment and a member of the Advisors Group of the UN International Year of Microcredit. He co-founded and advises the #givingtuesday campaign and the Social Progress Index.
  • Roger Martin Speaker
    Institute Director, Martin Prosperity Institute
    Roger Martin is the Institute Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute and the Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship at the Rotman School of Management and the Premier’s Chair in Productivity & Competitiveness. From 1998 to 2013, he served as Dean. In 2013, he was named global Dean of the Year by the leading business school website, Poets & Quants. He has published 10 books the most recent of which are Getting Beyond Better written with Sally Osberg (Harvard Business Review Press, 2015) and Playing to Win written with A.G. Lafley (Harvard Business Review Press (HBRP), 2013), which won the award for Best Book of 2012-13 by the Thinkers50. He has written 24 Harvard Business Review articles. In 2013, Roger placed 3rd on the Thinkers50 list, a biannual ranking of the most influential global business thinkers. In 2010, he was named one of the 27 most influential designers in the world by Business Week. In 2005, Business Week also named him one of seven global 'Innovation Gurus.' Roger is a trusted strategy advisor to the CEOs of companies worldwide including Procter & Gamble, Lego, IDEO and Verizon. A Canadian from Wallenstein, Ontario, Roger received his AB from Harvard College, with a concentration in Economics, in 1979 and his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1981.