Join the SIFTA webinar: Sustainable Development Goals – measuring and reporting the progress
15 December 2022
11:00 - 13:00
Microfinance and social economy finance providers (“MF/SE providers”) in Europe can contribute significantly to the social, economic and environmental impact which is crucially needed for the achievement of the SDGs and the Agenda 2030.
With the growing market for impact investments, the use and importance of the SDGs have been increasing – also in the investment community. There is not one single approach or harmonized set of indicators; but common standards and principles are evolving as new regulation and public awareness require more transparency, accountability and measurable evidence.
The objective of this webinar is to increase the awareness and understanding of the implications for both investors and MF/SE providers as their investees. As an introduction, it will provide an overview of emerging regulations, standards, and initiatives as well as practises, experiences and tools related to SDGs measurement and reporting:
- What is the current status among investors and microfinance providers to measure, report and communicate on the SDGs?
- What are the benefits and challenges to use the SDGs?
- What do investors and microfinance providers need to better track progress on the SDGs?
The webinar includes the practical examples of MF/SE providers:
- Banca Etica, a cooperative bank operating in Italy and Spain, offers microcredit and microfinance; and
- Invest in Visions (IIV), a German asset management company, manages impact investment and microfinance funds.
Director of ESG Risks & Impact, Agents for Impact
Manuela joined Agents for Impact in 2020 and brings forth more than 15 years of experience in international development and impact finance, consulting and sustainable fashion. She has worked both in the public and private (non-profit and for-profit) sector and started her career at the international NGO World Vision. Before joining AfI, Manuela was a freelance consultant for sustainability at African Fashion Foundation and held several positions at KfW Bankengruppe.
She holds a double-degree in International Business Studies from the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Dresden and Hogeschool INHOLLAND Diemen. She is fluent in German, English and French.
Founder & CEO, Agents for Impact
Prior to Agents for Impact, Dr. Andrij Fetsun was Senior Portfolio Manager at Invest in Visions. He set up the Portfolio Management for the company from scratch. Within four years Dr. Andrij Fetsun managed to increase the portfolio of the IIV Microfinance Fund from €98 Million to more than €661 Million without any defaults. He has thirteen years of professional experience in the field of Impact Finance, among others through the cooperation with KfW and Frankfurt School of Finance&Management in promoting SME Finance and Microfinance. Dr. Andrij Fetsun started his career in the Private Banking department´s Portfolio Management of BHF-Bank, Frankfurt.
Dr. Andrij Fetsun has published articles on quantitative approaches in Portfolio Management and in particular on ESG integration in portfolio management. He holds a Master in Finance from Frankfurt School of Finance &Management, Germany and a PhD in Engineering from National Aviation University, Ukraine.
Business Development & Product Manager bei Invest in Visions GmbH
Ariane serves as Impact Manager at Invest in Visions. Invest in Visions was found in 2006 with the aim of providing access to impact investments to institutional and private investors. Since 2011, Invest in Visions manages the IIV Mikrofinanzfonds as the first fund of its class of investment in Germany for private and institutional investors. In her role, Ariane is responsible for integrating impact into the investment process as well as conducting impact measurement activities of the Fund, also in line with current regulatory requirements. Prior to her work at Invest in Visions, she has been a consultant in international development cooperation.
Impact models and Socio-environmental evaluation Collaborator, Banca Etica
A supporter of “better world”, engaged with evaluation of ESG and socio-environmental impacts. Proficient in research, data analysis and social-environmental assessment & reporting, with a strong passion for sustainable development.