Affiniti Ventures - London

Affiniti Ventures - London

London, UK

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<p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(102, 106, 115); font-family: " benton="" sans",="" "helvetica="" neue",="" helvetica,="" roboto,="" arial,="" sans-serif;="" font-size:="" 15px;="" letter-spacing:="" 0.5px;"="">Overview</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: rgb(102, 106, 115); font-family: " benton="" sans",="" "helvetica="" neue",="" helvetica,="" roboto,="" arial,="" sans-serif;="" font-size:="" 15px;="" letter-spacing:="" 0.5px;"="">A panel and interactive group discussion on the current situation of diversity and representation in the impact investment industry, its implications and strategies for the future.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: rgb(102, 106, 115); font-family: " benton="" sans",="" "helvetica="" neue",="" helvetica,="" roboto,="" arial,="" sans-serif;="" font-size:="" 15px;="" letter-spacing:="" 0.5px;"="">The questions we aim to explore are:</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: rgb(102, 106, 115); font-family: " benton="" sans",="" "helvetica="" neue",="" helvetica,="" roboto,="" arial,="" sans-serif;="" font-size:="" 15px;="" letter-spacing:="" 0.5px;"="">Does the impact investment industry representatively reflect the general market and/or the communities we aim to serve? How does this impact our social/ financial performance? Do we need a new strategy?</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: rgb(102, 106, 115); font-family: " benton="" sans",="" "helvetica="" neue",="" helvetica,="" roboto,="" arial,="" sans-serif;="" font-size:="" 15px;="" letter-spacing:="" 0.5px;"="">Speakers</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: rgb(102, 106, 115); font-family: " benton="" sans",="" "helvetica="" neue",="" helvetica,="" roboto,="" arial,="" sans-serif;="" font-size:="" 15px;="" letter-spacing:="" 0.5px;"="">The panel discussion will be chaired by Bonnie Chiu, Managing Director of the Social Investment Consultancy and Co-Founder of the Diversity Forum.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: rgb(102, 106, 115); font-family: " benton="" sans",="" "helvetica="" neue",="" helvetica,="" roboto,="" arial,="" sans-serif;="" font-size:="" 15px;="" letter-spacing:="" 0.5px;"="">Speakers include:</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: rgb(102, 106, 115); font-family: " benton="" sans",="" "helvetica="" neue",="" helvetica,="" roboto,="" arial,="" sans-serif;="" font-size:="" 15px;="" letter-spacing:="" 0.5px;"="">Gemma Rocyn Jones, Head of Financial Resilience, Big Lottery Fund</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: rgb(102, 106, 115); font-family: " benton="" sans",="" "helvetica="" neue",="" helvetica,="" roboto,="" arial,="" sans-serif;="" font-size:="" 15px;="" letter-spacing:="" 0.5px;"="">Alex Pitt, Co-Founder, Mustard Seed Impact VC Fund</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: rgb(102, 106, 115); font-family: " benton="" sans",="" "helvetica="" neue",="" helvetica,="" roboto,="" arial,="" sans-serif;="" font-size:="" 15px;="" letter-spacing:="" 0.5px;"="">Tara Sabre Collier, Co-Founder, Affiniti VC and Director of Impact Investment, ProNatura</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: rgb(102, 106, 115); font-family: " benton="" sans",="" "helvetica="" neue",="" helvetica,="" roboto,="" arial,="" sans-serif;="" font-size:="" 15px;="" letter-spacing:="" 0.5px;"="">Sheeza Shah, Founder, UpEffect<br style="padding-top: 0px;"></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: rgb(102, 106, 115); font-family: " benton="" sans",="" "helvetica="" neue",="" helvetica,="" roboto,="" arial,="" sans-serif;="" font-size:="" 15px;="" letter-spacing:="" 0.5px;"=""><br style="padding-top: 0px;"></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: rgb(102, 106, 115); font-family: " benton="" sans",="" "helvetica="" neue",="" helvetica,="" roboto,="" arial,="" sans-serif;="" font-size:="" 15px;="" letter-spacing:="" 0.5px;"="">Key questions</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: rgb(102, 106, 115); font-family: " benton="" sans",="" "helvetica="" neue",="" helvetica,="" roboto,="" arial,="" sans-serif;="" font-size:="" 15px;="" letter-spacing:="" 0.5px;"="">In an era when 90% of US venture capital only flows to white male founders and 90% of East African impact investment flows to ventures with North American/European founders, it's important to ask ourselves some tough questions.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: rgb(102, 106, 115); font-family: " benton="" sans",="" "helvetica="" neue",="" helvetica,="" roboto,="" arial,="" sans-serif;="" font-size:="" 15px;="" letter-spacing:="" 0.5px;"="">How do we access and evaluate a pipeline which is more representative of the general market and/or the communities we wish to impact? Are we leaving money on the table by missing important and relevant market audiences and demographics in our portfolio and/or our investment teams? How does representation affect market understanding, access to information and the ability to select the best deals? What are the implications for social impact and financial returns? And what are the best strategies to ensure both through diversity and inclusiveness.....</p>

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Chinedu Enekwe

Partner

Shaina Silva

Partner

Tara Sabre Collier

CoFounder

Maureen Murat

Partner

Edwin Akrong

Solome Tibebu

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Pierrah Hilaire

Moses Gobezie

Akhil Samson

Charles Hardarker

Jennifer Curt

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