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Sir Ronald Cohen India Tour


IIC had the pleasure to host Sir Ronald Cohen, Chairman- Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group, an institutional initiative, which started as a G8 committee. An illustrious business and political leader, he leads The Portland Trust, Social Finance UK, Social Finance USA, Social Finance Israel and Big Society Capital. He famously co-founded Bridges Ventures and Apax Partners Worldwide LLP.

Starting 17 March till 22 March 2016, IIC hosted a 4-day, 3-city (Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru) national tour for Sir Ronald Cohen to engage multiple stakeholders of the Impact Investing Eco-System so we can collectively build a robust and progressive social sector in India which truly services the underserved. Through these days, we focused on different streams of programming, which were repeated in all the three cities

  • CEO Round Tables were to engage with influential business leaders in India and work towards creating a vibrant domestic LP base
  • Showcase India’s Social Entrepreneurship to the nation, next generation of social innovations in context of global progress in social impact sector
  • We received an outstanding response at all the events with collectively close 120 CEOs & Industry leaders, 400-450 Social Enterprises, Social Entrepreneurs, Industry Operators and Students who walked this Tour with IIC and made it a grand success. IIC continues to hold the torch to make a difference and to improve millions of lives in India.

    Sir Ronald Cohen is Chairman of the Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group, an institutionalized initiative, which started as a G8 committee.

    An illustrious business and political leader, he is also Chairman- The Portland Trust, Co-Founder Director of Social Finance UK (2007-11), Social Finance USA, and Social Finance Israel, and of Big Society Capital. He was Co-Founder Chair of Bridges Ventures (2002-2012).

    He Co-Founded and was Executive Chairman of Apax Partners Worldwide LLP (1972-2005). He was Founder-Director and Chairman of the British Venture Capital Association and a Founder Director of the European Venture Capital Association.

    Since 2000, when the first impact investment fund was established in India, $ 2 billion of cumulative capital has been invested by 50+ funds in 300+ social enterprises. We are currently at $400-$500 million annual investment run rate while globally this is $9 billion. IIC is working towards enhancing the impact investing ecosystem and help India grow to $1 billion annual investment run-rate by 2020.

    IIC would like to express immense gratitude and thank our sponsors for making the Impact Investment Road Show with Sir Ronald Cohen, a spectacular success!!

    We would not have been able to pull this off without their support:

  • YES Bank/Institute, our Platinum Sponsor
  • Aavishkaar, Asha Impact, Elevar Equity, IVCA and SIDBI, our Hosts Sponsors
  • GIZ and UKAID, our Knowledge Partners
  • Aspire Circle, Ashoka, CLEAN, Ennovent, Sankalp Forum, TiE Bangalore & TiE NCR, our Outreach Partners
  • Ashoka University, The University of Chicago Center, Indian School of Design & Innovation, our Venue Partners
  • Nishith Desai Associates, our Tour Convener