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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Social Good With Market Returns? Investors And Entrepreneurs Are Having It Both Ways

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Session Description

The idea of using profit-seeking investment to generate social and environmental good is moving from a periphery of activist investors to the core of mainstream financial institutions. This emerging class of investors reaches far beyond the ‘do no harm’ world of socially responsible investing to actively place capital toward solutions that philanthropy alone cannot reach. This panel includes investors on the leading edge of the wave that is simultaneously creating largescale social, environmental, and financial returns.


When | Where

11:00 - 12:30 Thursday, April 15

Session leaders

  • Executive Chairman, Ariya Capital
    Herta von Stiegel, J.D., is Executive Chairman of Ariya Capital, a Botswana- and London-based private equity firm focusing on sustainable investments in Africa. An international executive with a consistent track record of building profitable businesses, she held senior positions at Citibank and JP Morgan and, until 2005 was Managing Director at AIG Financial Products.
  • Founder and Director , McCall MacBain Foundation
    John McCall MacBain was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. John received his Economics degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, his Master’s degree in Law as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He was the Founder, President and CEO as well as controlling shareholder of Trader Classified Media NV from 1987 to 2006. After selling the company, John started the McCall MacBain Foundation with his wife Marcy, a family Foundation based in Geneva involved in Health, Education and Environment.
  • Jyot Chadha Speaker
    Jyot Chadha is working to complete her MBA degree at the University of Oxford. Prior to Oxford, she founded an incubation fund in Delhi, India to fund business ideas pioneered by young people from low-income backgrounds. She is interested in the intersection between entrepreneurship and urban design especially in developing markets.
  • Nick O'Donohoe Speaker
    Global Head of Research , JPMorgan Chase
    Nick O’Donohoe is Global Head of Research at JP Morgan, with responsibility for the Equity, Credit, Interest Rate, FX and Commodities research groups, and the Economics research department. He is a member of the Management Committee of the Investment Bank and the Executive Committee of JPMorgan Chase. He also sponsors the firm’s Social Finance Group. Nick has a BA in Mathematical Economics and Statistics from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.