Circular Economy and Impact Investing

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Dear Alumni,

Greetings from Nuffic NESO India!

As part of our Sustainability series, we are delighted to invite you to another webinar this time on “Circular Economy and Impact Investing”. In this webinar we will learn more about the circular economy, why it is important, and how it can change our production and consumption patterns for the betterment of the environment. We will also learn about “impact” investing, and how it is different from investing in general, along with the metrics used for the same.

Keen to know more about these niche topics, please click on the below link to register,

A brief about our speakers below,

Mr. Nishant Parekh - is a sustainability professional with 8+ years’ of experience. He has worked across diverse industries like energy, chemical and financial services, with his last role in the Global Sustainability team at ING. At ING, he was driving and managing company-wide sustainability programs/projects, initially on ESG ratings and Integrated Annual Report and later on Climate and Circular Economy. Prior to it, he was working as a project management/execution professional to set up a power plant and a refinery in India. Nishant holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Nyenrode University.

Mr. Shiva Shanker - is a professional with over a decade of investment experience across India, Indonesia and Africa. He is responsible for new investments and portfolio management at Ankur Capital, a seed to series A venture capital fund in India focusing on impact sectors such as agriculture, health, education, and Fintech.

Planned Date and Time – 29th October 2020, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm IST (10 am – 11 am CEST)

Program Flow

2:30 pm – Welcome by Alumni officer Nuffic NESO India.

2:32 pm – Address by Mr. Gert Heijkoop, Consul General of the Netherlands in Bangalore

2:37 pm – Speaker No. 1, Mr. Nishant Parekh, Circular Economy and Sustainability Professional, on 'Rethinking the economy: towards a circular model'

  • What is a circular economy?
  • Why is it relevant? 
  • What (circular) business models and case studies are currently implemented/executed?

2:55 pm – Speaker No. 2, Mr. Shiva Shanker, Vice President at Ankur Capital, on ‘Impact investing in Finance

  • What is impact investing and how does it differ from ESG investing? 
  • How long has this been around, what assets classes and sectors does it cover?
  • How should we measure the success and track record (profit, impact metrics)?

3:15 pm – Q&A with the audience

3:30 pm – Vote of Thanks and Close of Program

We look forward to seeing you next week!

 Kind regards,

Aaron Noel D'Souza

Alumni Officer 

Nuffic | Neso India

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