MIIS Lecture: A Green Thumb for the Invisible Hand - Thoughts on Financing Conservation
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Middlebury Institute of International Studies presents a free lecture by Ricardo Bayon entitled A Green Thumb for the Invisible Hand: Thoughts on Financing Conservation on Wednesday, April 17, at 6pm in Room MG100 in the McGowan Building on the campus of MIIS.
Impact investing is an exciting and rapidly growing industry powered by investors who are determined to generate social and environmental impact as well as financial returns. This is taking place all over the world and across all asset classes. Join Ricardo Bayon, Co-founder and Partner of Encourage Capital, to discuss impact investment and its potential role in financing conservation.
Ricardo Bayon is a Founder and Partner of Encourage Capital, a new breed of asset management firm focused on profitable and strategic investments to solve critical social and environmental problems. Encourage Capital seeks to build a community of investors, foundations, market leading companies, governments and non-profits who are working together to address some of the world’s most challenging issues while generating financial returns for its investors. Encourage was formed through the merger of Wolfensohn Fund Management (the firm created by the former head of the World Bank, Jim Wolfensohn) and EKO Asset Management, a firm that Mr. Bayon created with his business partner, Jason Scott. Encourage currently manages more than $250M in assets and has raised capital from Foundations, high net-worth individuals, family offices, and other impact investors.