Date: 30th March 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Platform: Zoom / FREE Class
What is impact investment? Simply put, impact investment is an investment strategy with the intention of a beneficial effect on the social and/or environmental aspect, alongside a financial return. As investors, social entrepreneurs, and human beings, we have a moral imperative to take on the challenges facing our planet and our global population. Through impacting investing, we can be agents of social change – while also achieving (and very often exceeding) our individual goals as investors and entrepreneurs.
With the promotion of sustainability and social responsibilities, impact investment provides a unique opportunity for small businesses to steer towards a more impact appealing stance for potential investors in their search for green and great ideas!
Speaker bio: Jinita Prasad, Financial Sector Specialist
Jinita is a high-performing executive operating on a regional platform specialising in financial sector development across the Pacific. Her focus areas include impact investment, blended finance, SME’s access to finance and gender lens investing. Having worked in the private sector for more than 15 years, Jinita moved from mainstream finance to development finance, using her strong business and technical skills to implement development programs that support social enterprises and SMEs. She currently serves on the board of VB Holdings Ltd, a publicly listed company in Fiji. Based in Sydney, Jinita’s professional network within the private and public sector across the Pacific remains strong, enabling her to identify opportunities and risks for clients and stakeholders. Jinita has previously served as the CEO for South Pacific Stock Exchange playing a critical role in developing Fiji’s capital markets.
Given her passion for women’s economic empowerment and SME development, Jinita also served as the vice president for Women in Business Fiji and was an executive for the Suva Chamber of Commerce and Industry for a number of years. Jinita holds a BA in Accounting and Financial Management from University of the South Pacific (USP) and a graduate diploma from Financial Services Institute of Australasia in Applied Finance and Investment and was and a co-facilitator for MBA Finance Class at USP.
Get your FREE tickets now or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discover the opportunities that presents itself for small businesses through impact investment in the Pacific with Jinita Prasad.