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Scaling Impact: the Impact Investment Readiness Journey

Tue 3rd Dec 2019, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm


$53.90 AUD + BF

$53.90 AUD + BF

Social Impact Hub

Scaling Impact: the Impact Investment Readiness Journey

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Tue 3rd Dec 2019, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Ernst & Young
11 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Event description

Is your social enterprise looking to take on impact investment?
Do you have what it takes to become investment ready?
Is impact investment right for you?

You won’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity to learn from experts in the field on how to secure impact investment and drive the next phase of growth for your business.

Join Impact Seed and Social Impact Hub as they partner to deliver this 2.5-hour workshop, sponsored by EY. You’ll leave with:

  • A clear understanding of the impact investment landscape, the types of impact capital and the nature of this capital
  • An appreciation of the motivations of impact investors, and how different investors view the maximisation of impact and financial return
  • An assessment of your impact investment readiness and identification of the areas where you still need work
  • A personalised assessment of what will be the drivers for the business' next stage of growth

After the workshop, you’ll also have the opportunity to hear from our panel of experts over lunch about the impact investment readiness journey, their reflections on the growth of impact investing in Western Australia and what this means for your business in 2020. Make sure you stick around!

About the Workshop

The workshop will be a practical, insight-filled session for social enterprises and purpose-driven businesses with their eye on impact investment.

Explore your impact investment readiness with  an Impact Investment Readiness Diagnostic Tool that was developed by Social Impact Hub and is informed by years of helping social enterprises to raise impact capital.

You will also have the opportunity to apply the EY Growth Navigator tool to your business. The tool helps you assess your capability to deliver on your growth plans and helps you identify ways to scale and grow your business. Express your interest to work through the tool one-on-one with an EY consultant as part of the workshop! You can do this by selecting the Social Entrepreneur ticket and ticking 'Yes' to this 1-1 opportunity in the following questions (note there are limited spots for 1 on 1 consulting but everyone will have the opportunity to hear about EY’s 7 Drivers of Growth framework)

Grab your ticket to this value-packed workshop and lunch today!. There will be plenty of opportunities to network, too!

Meet the Panel

Facilitator: Jessica Roth - CEO & Founder, Social Impact Hub

Jessica is the Founder and Director of the Social Impact Hub. The Social Impact Hub advises, educates, collaborates and mobilises capital for impact.

Jessica is also a consultant to the impact investment sector, having served as the Impact Strategist for Blue River Group, an independent impact investment services firm, and opened the Sydney office of Impact Investment Group. Previously, Jessica was a Solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney. She holds a B.A. and LL.B. (with First Class Honours) from UNSW and a LL.M. from Harvard Law School, where she was the recipient of the R.G. Menzies Scholarship to Harvard, and she studied social entrepreneurship, philanthropy and impact investing.

Panelist: Vanessa Rauland - Founder, ClimateClever

Vanessa Rauland is the Founder and CEO of ClimateClever and an Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University. She has a background in sustainability and climate change and a PhD in low carbon cities. After helping to certify the first carbon neutral school in Australia back in 2012, she has been on a mission to find a way to help more schools reduce their carbon emissions and save money. After finishing a successful 2 year pilot program with 15 schools in Perth, Vanessa and her team launched the App-based 'ClimateClever Initiative' nationally in 2018. 

The new data-driven, online program has expanded and now enables schools, community organisations, businesses and households to reduce their carbon and environmental footprint and utility costs. The program is underpinned by innovative software that enables users to calculate, track and compare their carbon emissions, audit their buildings and create personalised, evidence-based and interactive online actions plans. Vanessa's vision is to empower the next generation to lead the way in creating a low carbon future. ClimateClever has successfully raised two rounds of funding to scale impact in the past 18 months.

Panelist: Fabian Le Gay Brereton - Co-Founder, Greensense; Consultant Advisor; Director and Angel Investor, Tiller Rides.

Fabian was the Managing Director and Co-founder of Greensense, a technology startup which provided a cloud-based service to integrate real-time building performance data from meters and sensors (IOT), with advanced analytics to help building owners and operators manage energy and water use. Greensense was acquired by ERM Power in 2016, the second largest energy provider to commercial and industrials in Australia

Fabian is a computer scientist by training and has a strong interest in sustainability and digital innovation.  Since exiting Greensense Fabian has been active in the WA angel investment and advisory community, and is a cornerstone angel investor and Director of WA-based Tiller Rides which aims to improve the wellbeing of people, the planet and the community through creating everyday solutions for low cost, low stress, healthy and green urban transport.  Tiller Rides has since launched a crowd sourced equity funding campaign which has secured commitments for up to $2M through Sep-Oct 2019.

Panelist: Cath Resnick - Co-Founder, Kinchip Systems

Cath Co-Founded KinChip Systems in 2015 to improve health and care outcomes, by empowering consumers through the use of big data and machine learning.  KinChip Systems is an award winning Australian digital health company focused on the development and distribution of personalised decision support, care co-ordination, predictive analytics and consumer engagement solutions for the global population health market; And has raised significant seed funding since 2015.

She is also a consultant/advisor to high growth private and multi-generational family businesses in Australia and the USA, providing strategic planning, governance, succession planning, executive coaching, culture change management and philanthropic advisory.  She has held senior Executive and Board positions in the areas of mental health, youth, disability and education.

*** NOTE *** 

Seats are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment. 

If you’re a social enterprise looking for impact investment, keep your eyes peeled for Scaling Impact, an impact investment-specific accelerator program launching in 2020! Be the first to know about this accelerator and our 2020 events in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra by popping in your details here. We are grateful to the Sidney Myer Fund for their support.

Refund Policy

Tickets are transferable. If you are unable to attend, please pass it on to another social entrepreneur or investor who would benefit.

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