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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Innovations In Social Investing Across The Finance Spectrum 4. Social Equity And Equity-Like Investing

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Session Description

Drill down on the issues relating to the area which interests you most, with pioneering institutions in their field. Participants will share their key insights and ask you to debate the priorities moving forward. Participants will share their key insights and ask you to debate the priorities moving forward.

When | Where

11:15 - 12:30 Thursday, March 30

Session leaders

  • James Vaccaro Speaker
    Head of Investment Banking, Triodos Bank
    James Vaccaro is a specialist in environmental and social finance and is the Head of Investment Banking at Triodos Bank. While at Triodos he has been an advisor on a number of ethical share issues including Cafedirect in 2004. He established the UK’s first ethical business angels service, Triodos Match; he has worked in the Triodos International Fund Management department on investments in microfinance institutions in Indonesia and South Africa; and he oversees the Triodos Renewables Energy Fund which invests in a range of renewable energy projects. James is also a non-executive director of the Carbon Neutral Company, providing carbon-offset, and Organic Farm Foods, the largest supplier of organic fresh produce in the UK.
  • Jamie Hartzell Speaker
    Delegated Director, Ethical Property
    Jamie first invested in commercial property jointly with Andrew King in 1986. In 1994, he bought the first of the Archway Resource Centre buildings. With help from Triodos Bank, the premises were expanded in 1997. Jamie managed the Archway Resource Centre before moving from London to Oxford at the beginning of 1999. Jamie's work has always kept him in close contact with campaigning and charity organisations. After leaving university in 1981, Jamie first worked with the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol, before going on to produce a number of award-winning environment and development television programmes. In 1990 he became assistant director of the charity, Television Trust for the Environment, setting up and running the budget for its Dutch office in 1992. For eight years he was a director and the financial controller of his own television company, Small World Productions Ltd, which specialises in providing media support to campaign groups. He has also worked for the World Development Movement and as a grants assessor for the National Lottery Charities Board. Jamie is responsible for the overall management and financial control for the Company
  • Mark Campanale Speaker
    Founder and Executive Director, Carbon Tracker Initiative
    Mark is the Founder of the Carbon Tracker Initiative and conceived the ‘unburnable carbon’ capital markets thesis. He commissioned and was editor of ‘Unburnable Carbon, are markets carrying a carbon bubble’ report. Mark is responsible for management strategy, board matters and developing our capital markets framework analysis. Prior to forming Carbon Tracker, Mark had twenty five years experience in sustainable financial markets. Mark is a co-founder of some of the first responsible investment fund at Jupiter Asset Management in 1989, NPI, AMP Capital, and Henderson Global Investors "Industries of the Future Fund". Mark served on the World Business Council for Sustainable Development working group on capital markets leading up to the 1992 Earth Summit; was a Member of the Steering Committee of UNEP Financial Sector Initiative (1999-2003), and continues to advise a number of investment funds including Armstrong Energy. Mark was a Founder Director of the UK Sustainable and Responsible Investment Forum (UKSIF) and served on its board from 1990-2005. Currently he serves on the Development Board of Ashden, is a member of the Advisory Council of ImpactBase.org. In 2007, Mark founded "The Social Stock Exchange" with support from Rockefeller Foundation and Halloran Philanthropies. He is the Treasurer of The Rainforest Foundation UK , Senior Advisor to Consilium Capital and to Armstrong Energy Global Ltd. Mark has a BA in Politics & Economic History and an M.Sc in Agricultural Economics.