CFA Society Melbourne

Lunchtime Session | Impact Investing – 8 July 2015

Impact Investing

Impact investing is a growing field of investment that intentionally creates positive social impact as well as a financial return, and measures both. Countries including Australia face growing gaps between demand for social services and what governments can afford. Governments, businesses and communities are seeking new solutions as well as effective ways to finance and deliver them at scale.

In June 2013 Prime Minister David Cameron announced, during the UK’s presidency at the G8, the launch of an independent Taskforce and set it the ambitious objective of reporting on ‘catalysing a global market in impact investment’ in order to improve society.   Australia is one of eight countries, along with the EU, participating in the Social Impact Investment Taskforce with Rosemary Addis from Impact Investing Australia representing Australia. In September 2014 the Taskforce launched its global report  Impact Investment: The Invisible Heart of Markets.  This groundbreaking report calls on the governments and the financial sector to take action to unleash this investment for tackling social problems, and makes key recommendations for building a successful global market for impact investment. 

The goal of this movement is to create a thriving impact investment market capable of delivering direct benefits in better social outcomes, Australia could be a great contributor with its leading asset management and financial services, and dynamic social sector.

When: Wednesday, 8 July, 2015
Where: KPMG, Level 5, 147 Collins St, Melbourne
Time: 12.30 – 2pm (a light lunch will be provided) Cost: $15 Members, $25 Q Group/Actuaries and $35 non-members
RSVP: Monday, 6 July

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Daniel Madhavan

Dan Madhaven

Dan is a strategic thinker, people leader and experienced finance professional.

He joined Impact Investing Australia as the organisation’s inaugural CEO in 2014.  Prior to joining Impact Investing Australia, Dan spent 12 years at JBWere across a range of different roles including as an Investment Advisor, Head of NSW, Chief Operating Officer and most recently, Acting CEO.

After leaving the corporate space Dan went in search of an intersection between his experience in financial markets and his passion for contributing to social change and found this in the nascent field of impact investing.  His work with the Foundation for Young Australians and mentoring roles with young social entrepreneurs has provided a strong understanding of how capital can help translate the energy of individuals and organisations in the community and social enterprise sector into positive social outcomes.

Dan is particularly interested in issues affecting young people and lends his experience to a number of youth focused organisations. He also sits on the board of ShareGift Australia and Sanfilippo Childrens Foundation