THE IMPACT ECOSYSTEM EVENT

24th September 2018

Building on the successful event celebrating Luxembourg’s Impact Ecosystem last summer, Luxembourg Microfinance and Development Fund (LMDF) in partnership with the Ville de Luxembourg (VdL)  once again turned the spotlight on where business/finance converges with social/environmental.

The triple bottom line of People, Planet, Profit is driving new dimensions of value creation. There is a growing movement of impact finance and social business in Luxembourg, driving both financial and non-financial returns – benefitting investors, customers, employees and greater society.

Thank you for your participation to the celebration of the people and projects that are opening up an entire new field of positive impact through financial instruments and business models!

"It was exhilarating and heartening to see not just the breadth and scope of the impact investment offerings increase considerably from last year, but also to see the audience double in size to 400-strong – proving the interest and demand for socially responsible investment offerings. On behalf of both LMDF and TIIME, we are incredibly proud of the exciting developments in the impact investing sector and the robust ecosystem that is forming around it. Next year we hope to see even more investment-ready products from the financial service sector and other exciting pitches from inspired social entrepreneurs and cooperatives!"

− Hedda Pahlson-Moller, LMDF & Tiime

"Congratulations to all the pitchers. It was refreshing to see enthusiasm, innovation and entrepreneurship coming from all of you. It is key that Luxembourg Inc not only strengthens its position in the financial sector but also innovates to diversify into new and sustainable industries."

− John Li, Independent Director

"Impact Eco-system event – A great event which clearly showed that sustainable finance is growing from isolated enthusiasts to cooperatives to mainstream financial product designers.
For retail investors, shifting savings from traditional to sustainable assets is 25 times more effective than all other actions combined. Many more impact eco-system events are necessary to raise awareness on one side and increase sustainable product offering on the other side in order to make this shift happen."

− Corinne Molitor, Innpact

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