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Unlocking Impact through Venture Investment

About This Webinar

In partnership with Greenspring Associates
18th November, 11:00 ET / 16:00 GMT

As technology enables our path forward amidst the turmoil of Covid-19, venture impact investing is gaining traction with investors seeking growth and strong financial performance paired with measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact. While venture impact is a developing vertical in the venture capital asset class, it is showing early evidence of being uniquely suited to investors focused on the double bottom line.

This webinar will help responsible investors understand the impact investment opportunity set among early stage private companies, what technology solutions are emerging to solve for today’s most pressing issues, and how venture is the asset class of choice for sustainability-minded investors seeking to make the greatest impact on society, the environment and portfolio returns.

This webinar will focus on sustainability and ESG criteria in venture capital investing and looks to cover:

How is venture capital uniquely suited to impact investing?
How is the innovation economy solving for the most pressing problems of today?
What is the impact opportunity set in venture capital and how does it compare to public markets?
Which technologies are at the forefront of emerging ESG concerns?
How do venture capital investors approach governance?
What are the barriers or challenges for venture impact investing?
How can venture capital investment help the world navigate and recover from the Covid-19 pandemic?

Tune in to learn more about unlocking impact through venture investment and join the discussion through Q&A.

Seyonne Kang, Partner, Greenspring Associates
Justina Lai, Chief Impact Officer and Shareholder, Wetherby

Moderator: Daniel Brooksbank, Head of Strategic Content, Responsible Investor

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Partner, Greenspring Associates
Seyonne is a Partner at Greenspring Associates. Seyonne joined Greenspring Associates’ Palo Alto office in 2017 and is responsible for sourcing and due diligence efforts for venture / growth fund, direct, and secondary investments. Seyonne holds Board/observer seats at several portfolio companies, in addition to serving on several Limited Partner Advisory Committees for early stage venture capital funds. Prior to Greenspring, Seyonne spent seven years in investment management firms with particular expertise in private capital. Before moving into investment management, Seyonne spent about a decade on Wall Street, in equity research covering software stocks, and institutional equities distribution of IPO’s, follow-on offerings, convertible financings and research, most recently at Morgan Stanley.
Webinar hosting presenter
Chief Impact Officer and Shareholder, Wetherby
Justina Lai joined the SFF Board of Trustees in 2020. She has dedicated her career to harnessing capital for social and environmental good. At Wetherby Asset Management, she leads the impact investing strategy and integration of impact across multiple functions. She has grown the firm’s impact assets to close to $1 billion, expanded impact investment strategies to clients, and leads the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative. Prior to Wetherby, she held a grantmaking and impact investing role at the Rockefeller Foundation, led impact investing strategies at Sonen Capital, and worked in traditional private equity investing.
Webinar hosting presenter
Head of Strategic Content, Responsible Investor
Daniel is Head of Strategic Content having formerly been Editor of Responsible Investor from 2010-2020. Daniel was News Editor at Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE) from 2002 to 2007. Formerly he was Multimedia Editor, Europe for Bloomberg News where he was involved in programming the Bloomberg Forum interview series.
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