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Friday, January 16 • 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Risk vs. (Social) Returns

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Is there a risk cut-off for impact investments? And how do we justify financial risk when we are working towards social impact? What amount of risk are socially-minded investors willing to take, and what type of social impact do they expect to create? In this session we'll dive into the complexities of measuring risk in impact investments, and try to determine if there is in fact a ceiling on the amount of risk we can justify when working towards impact, and where that ceiling is.

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Mina Shahid

Co-Founder, Numida
I’m the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Numida (http://numida.co), a Uganda-based fintech social enterprise that is building the missing digital products that African small businesses need to thrive. Our first product is a free financial management app for Ugandan small businesses. Entrepreneurs... Read More →

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Miles Adongo

Operations Manager, SilverRose Company Limited
Miles Adongo is an imaginative business leader with big goals – he wants to change both the agricultural and development sectors in Ghana. He is already leveraging the resources of his mechanized family farm to help small-scale farmers improve their livelihoods and he sees more... Read More →
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Gordon Chan

Venture Leader, BDS Africa
Gordon Chan is a Venture Leader with BDSA Ghana, a consultancy providing management and technical advice to enterprises that serve to reduce poverty in West Africa.  He most recently worked with a Ghanaian incubator to design its service offerings, attract over $650,000 USD in investment... Read More →
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Diana Menzies

Venture Leader, BDSA Zambia
Diana is the venture leader of BDSA Zambia; a social enterprise that works with medium to large agribusinesses to improve business practices that concern smallholder farmers and reduce rural poverty. Medium-to-Large African agricultural businesses purchase 80% of their crop from smallholder... Read More →

Friday January 16, 2015 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Mont-Royal 900 de la gauchetière ouest

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