Paul Hastings is continuing our partnership with ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank, and Octopus Investments with an online series focused on exploring impact investment across multiple topics at a time when interest in the sector is surging. The online series brings together experts across the investment sector to discuss the latest trends and market responses in a series of topical panels.
Webinar Seven: Economic Recovery – 2020 has been an unusual year and the global community is facing its greatest challenge in decades from an economic, social and health standpoint. While governments have spent trillions supporting economies/businesses/individuals in the advent of the pandemic, the private sector has an enormous role to play in helping to address wide ranging challenges. Impact funds will be a big part of this and many funds targeting the generation of jobs in this transitional environment will be highly impactful. Many set out directly to do this and are raising private and public capital to make a difference. Quite a few of the UN SDGs (1: No Poverty, 3: Good Health and Well-Being, 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, and 10: Reduced Inequalities) will be directly addressed by such funds.
As the last in the series of webinars for this tumultuous year, our special guest speakers will discuss the outlook for a post-COVID-19 environment; can we will build back better and address some of the longstanding challenges of our societies? What does this mean and how can we do this? What will be the investment opportunities to generate the highest impact and returns? These themes and others will be discussed in this extra-length session, opened by a senior figure from the political realm and includes Arun Birla, Chair, London Office, Paul Hastings.