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