Svetlana Banerjee (Baurens)

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« How can become the new normal? One important step is having the appropriate regulations in place, says Svetlana Banerjee Baurens Swiss Impact Investment Association. Without them, she argues, money will not properly flow into impact investment. Svetlana was our guest at our last impACT talk » @ Geneva Macro Labs


Please find the video below: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdZo1PMVx-k


Key takeaways:


> Finance can become the force for good. The ecosystem should collaborate in to overcome challenges. Public-private partnerships also need to be involved to enable collaboration. 

> We are currently "over-reporting," "over-regulating," "over-talking,“ and "overthinking" about profit, but unfortunately, we are not over-acting! 

> By shifting capital into impact investing, we will not only help to solve social and environmental challenges, but also add meaning, purpose, and inspiration to actors in the financial industry.

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Hi! My name is Svetlana, I am the founder of Camomile Impact community. Come on in, make yourself at home!

What's the topic? Entering a market with a minimum horizon of explosive growth of the coming 10 years and a volume of $ 800 billion in 2020 aimed at creating a sustainable economy.

What are we doing? We unite active people, social enterprises, start-ups, impact investors, experts focused on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the community and provide a wide range of tools to ensure personal and corporate growth for each member of the community.

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WOW, big surprise from the financial markets! Wall Street is going towards sustainability and impact investing now!


The old slogan: GREED IS GOOD is now transformed to GREEN IS GOOD! If profit pure people can change and allocate trillions into sustainability and achievement of 17 SDGs, I have more hope :) !

Congratulation to the right action, dear finance influencers! 

Hope this will be not just a green washing but a massive asset shift to the new normal - finance as the force for good.

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Update from Impact Measurement Project.

Five leading organisations in sustainability and integrated reporting, who published a shared vision for a comprehensive corporate reporting system in September, have taken a next practical step together. Read the latest paper and watch the recorded webinar that illustrates progress towards achieving this vision. 

The paper builds on the shared vision for a comprehensive corporate reporting system that was set out in a joint statement of intent in September 2020 by addressing one part of this system: standards for reporting on enterprise value, brought to life with a prototype climate-related financial disclosure standard.

In the paper, the group of five explain that "enterprise value reporting is not a replacement for, nor alternative to, sustainability reporting”. They believe, however, that consistent communication of how sustainability matters affect drivers of enterprise value can be a “complementary enabler of change, since it creates a financial incentive for companies and their investors to improve performance on sustainability matters as much and as quickly as they can”.


As a follow up to the paper's launch, leaders from the five collaborating organisations came together earlier this week to discuss the purpose of the paper and where it sits in the journey towards a comprehensive reporting system. The session is now available on-demand. 
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You are all invited to join us in our online event on the 15th of December at 5pm CET to celebrate the festive season and to welcome the New Year, together as a community! 
Where we all share, collaborate, create, learn, debate and take actions to make a positive impact to the world.  

The theme of our Year Ending online event is Finance in Climate Change, due to the importance it holds for the wellbeing of our Planet and urgency for action. And to discuss and share views on how the influence of Finance and Investment can be used to fight Climate Change and keep the temperature rise limited to 1.5C. We invite you all to contribute to creating a better environment and social balance as a legacy to the youth and to the next generations to come.

To elaborate this theme further, we decided to organize our last online event of the year 2020 to cover this important topic with leaders such as Stephen Brenninckmeijer, Elina Kamenitzer, H.E. Jan Peter Balkenende and few more Surprise Guests who will be joining.

The Finance in Climate Change webinar is a unique event for all who are investors, thought leaders, business owners, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, students and academists. 

The interconnection between Finance and Climate will lead us to a long-term solution for addressing our current challenges, impacting all lives on our Planet. Our Speakers, who are experts, investors and leaders in Finance and Climate Change, will be inspiring all of us with their thoughts, experiences, actions and wisdom. 

We are offering an opportunity to all attendees to join in our event followed by the Online Networking Apéro with us to celebrate the festive season and the new year 2021.

Looking forward to seeing you online on the 15th of December at 5pm CET.


Go to the registration page. 


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Impact Investing is nowadays the term which has been widely used and misused to attract mission driven individuals. But what is it in the practice? 

Impact Investments are investments into social enterprises to generate positive, measurable, social and environmental returns, beside financial return. 

First of all, those enterprises must have an underlying mission to solve one or several challenges that humanity is facing. This mission can be well specified by using 17 Sustainable Development Goals defined by UN. And this frame is commonly used in the practice when for example an impact investing fund is defining its investment strategy and a theme to simplify the choice for an investor, then the concerned SDGs are named. This makes it easier to search for a specific investment theme such as accessible education and healthcare, sustainable agriculture, action for climate change, smart cities etc. 

Secondly, those ventures are innovative and often disrupt the whole industries. They are financially self-sustainable and are committed to measure its impact. Last but not least, their business model is scalable and gives a room for growth and for scaling positive impact around the world. 

The challenge is however, that the match between these ventures and investors is not happening efficiently. The fundraising process for social enterprises, especially those at an early stage is time and resources consuming process and causes frequent frustration when the funds can’t be received. Even Development Banks which supposed to support mission driven entrepreneurs in emerging markets are very risk averse and are not open for greenfield projects without strong partners, and require almost 100% collateral. On the other hand, we have investors who are struggling finding deals which have both, strong business case and positive impact.

There have been hundreds of attempts to enable the deal making process. However, the collaboration between existing platforms on impact investing is failing due to greediness of human nature and inability to agree on the commission earned if a deal with stakeholders from different platforms will be executed. So, those platforms exist in small communities of investors and are not capable to scale the impact to make impact investing the new normal around the globe. Thus, what is the solution to unite the ecosystem, develop it further and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals till 2030?

Our vision is to accelerate impact investing to the new normal. Impact investing can be the catalyst for social and environmental change. When more people are aware of Impact Investing and have access to it, earlier the SDGs will be achieved.

Our actions are targeted towards:

  • Awareness and Transparency in the field
  • Accessible Education for all
  • Increasing Capital Flow to existing & new impact ventures
  • Innovation – unfold human’s greatest potential
  • Ecosystem union and expansion 

Camomile Impact Community (camomile.ch) is solving all the above challenges and provides various tools to all stakeholders involved to achieve their goals individually and the common 17 SDGs. 

It is a platform best-tailored to unite people around the world, develop Impact Community and help achieve Sustainable Development Goals by the year 2030. 

Equipped with the best impact networking tools, Camomile facilitates and simplifies the match between impact investors, ventures and experts. The platform further encourages any individuals and corporates which are new in the field to engage for SDGs. 

With over 1000+ large enterprises, organizations, individuals and funds in the impact investing sector, Camomile is the first platform to incorporate the entire set of necessary and user-friendly tools that can consolidate the search and interaction between all these participants. 


We are looking forward to connect with you on Camomile.ch and to take an action for future generations.

  

Svetlana Baurens

Founder of Camomile

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Impact Investing is nowadays the term which has been widely used and misused to attract mission driven individuals. But what is it in the practice?

Impact Investments are investments into social enterprises to generate positive, measurable, social and environmental returns, beside financial return. 

First of all, those enterprises must have an underlying mission to solve one or several challenges that humanity is facing. This mission can be well specified by using 17 Sustainable Development Goals defined by UN. And this frame is commonly used in the practice when for example an impact investing fund is defining its investment strategy and a theme to simplify the choice for an investor, then the concerned SDGs are named. This makes it easier to search for a specific investment theme such as accessible education and healthcare, sustainable agriculture, action for climate change, smart cities etc. 

Secondly, those ventures are innovative and often disrupt the whole industries. They are financially self-sustainable and are committed to measure its impact. Last but not least, their business model is scalable and gives a room for growth and for scaling positive impact around the world.

The challenge is however, that the match between these ventures and investors is not happening efficiently. The fundraising process for social enterprises, especially those at an early stage is time and resources consuming process and causes frequent frustration when the funds can’t be received. Even Development Banks which supposed to support mission driven entrepreneurs in emerging markets are very risk averse and are not open for greenfield projects without strong partners, and require almost 100% collateral. On the other hand, we have investors who are struggling finding deals which have both, strong business case and positive impact.

There have been hundreds of attempts to enable the deal making process. However, the collaboration between existing platforms on impact investing is failing due to greediness of human nature and inability to agree on the commission earned if a deal with stakeholders from different platforms will be executed. So, those platforms exist in small communities of investors and are not capable to scale the impact to make impact investing the new normal around the globe. Thus, what is the solution to unite the ecosystem, develop it further and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals till 2030?

Our vision is to accelerate impact investing to the new normal. Impact investing can be the catalyst for social and environmental change. When more people are aware of Impact Investing and have access to it, earlier the SDGs will be achieved.

Our actions are targeted towards:

  • Awareness and Transparency in the field
  • Accessible Education for all
  • Increasing Capital Flow to existing & new impact ventures
  • Innovation – unfold human’s greatest potential
  • Ecosystem union and expansion

Camomile Impact Community (camomile.ch) is solving all the above challenges and provides various tools to all stakeholders involved to achieve their goals individually and the common 17 SDGs. 

It is a platform best-tailored to unite people around the world, develop Impact Community and help achieve Sustainable Development Goals by the year 2030. 

Equipped with the best impact networking tools, Camomile facilitates and simplifies the match between impact investors, ventures and experts. The platform further encourages any individuals and corporates which are new in the field to engage for SDGs. 

With over 1000+ large enterprises, organizations, individuals and funds in the impact investing sector, Camomile is the first platform to incorporate the entire set of necessary and user-friendly tools that can consolidate the search and interaction between all these participants.  

We are looking forward to connect with you on Camomile.ch and to take an action for future generations.

  

Svetlana Baurens

Founder of Camomile

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