Unlocking Impact Capital – The Indian Family Office Edition


Virtual Event
3rd December, 2021


The event marked the launch of Waterfield Advisors and Impact Investment Council’s latest research publication, “Unlocking Impact Capital – The Indian Family Office Edition”. The event hosted a panel discussion with veterans of the impact sector, Leena Dandekar, Pramod Bhasin, Ramraj Pai, Soumya Rajan and Vineet Rai, to dispel the myths around impact investing and spotlight some of the best practices and learnings for Indian Family Offices.

In addition to panel discussions, the IIC and Waterfield team also presented the findings from their latest publication, ‘Unlocking Impact Capital – The Indian Family Office Edition’.





India Climate Investment Conclave 2021: Unlocking Capital for Early Stage Startups


Virtual Event
9th & 10th September 2021


As India is focusing on building back from the shocks of Covid-19, we believe the role of ‘climate’ as a sector becomes more central now than ever in strengthening and sustaining our recovery efforts. The Early-stage climate-tech start-up ecosystem in segments such as – energy efficiency and access, sustainable mobility (transport), waste management, agriculture and food etc. – shows untapped opportunity and tremendous potential to generate unique innovations that can help address the multi-dimensional effects of climate change on lives and livelihoods. The current ecosystem for climate-tech startups in India lacks a coherent narrative and a distinct identity, notwithstanding the ability of these innovative solutions to create climate impact at scale. There is an urgent need for climate related start-up investments to evolve from a niche narrow asset class to a more mainstream element of the impact investing and venture capital ecosystem in the country.




Re-Imagining Traditional Finance for India’s COVID Recovery


Virtual Event
28th May 2021


COVID-19 is an unprecedented health and development crisis. The efforts required to contain its spread by curtailing movement to limit exposure have severely impacted lives and livelihoods and stalled economic activity. While a significant amount of capital has been deployed by the Government, there is scope to do more. Commercial mainstream capital can fill this funding gap, provided opportunities are appropriately structured and the risk return profile is aligned. Blended finance involves using philanthropic or concessionary funds to de-risk investments in order to attract commercial capital. This catalytic approach leads to a leveraging effect where every rupee of grant money deployed attracts many multiples of commercial capital.




2020 in Retrospect: An India Impact Investing Showcase

Virtual Event
5th Mar 2021

The event marked the launch of our latest annual research publication on India Impact Investment Trends. The event hosted two panels with impact investors and entrepreneurs to discuss the industry’s response to the pandemic, impact on investment flow globally and in India, emerging opportunities, and future outlook for the Indian impact investing ecosystem.

In addition to panel discussions with investors and impact enterprises, the IIC team also presented the findings from their latest publication, ‘2020 in Retrospect – India Impact Investment Trends



India Impact Investing Week – Prabhav 2020


Virtual Event
5th Oct – 10 Oct – 2020


Prabhav, Sanskrit for “Impact”, is the biennial flagship event of India Impact Investors Council (IIC). This year, Prabhav was a week-long virtual event. ‘India Impact Investing week’, specially curated for the Impact investing industry to come together and engage on the most pressing issues. Through thematic discussions and sector focussed roundtables, the ‘India impact investing week’ provided a holistic picture of the Indian impact investing industry.

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Indian Impact Investing Showcase Looking Back, Looking Forward


Virtual Event
12 Sep, 2020 | 1:15p.m. – 5:00p.m.


India has a good opportunity to make a substantial contribution to the  mainstreaming of impact investing that we will see playing out over the medium term in international capital markets. Given that perspective, we felt that it will be useful to curate a series of dialogues around the Indian impact narrative to reach out to existing as well as prospective stakeholders. The Indian impact investing showcase is the first of such dialogues, and formed a precursor to the Global investor conference’ Indian Impact Investing Week – Prabhav 2020′ held in October 2020.

The Indian Impact investing showcase was an investor conference focussed around IIC’s first ground-up impact aggregation study that covers over 600 impact
enterprises across ten years of investing history, reflections from the government on how can policy priorities unlock greater capital for national goals and views and insights from the industry leaders on the way forward to take impact investing to the next level.

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Roh – the climb

IIC conducted road-shows across four cities in India over four months, starting September 2019, to further build the industry ecosystem and bring in new players specifically domestic capital providers (HNIs, philanthropists, angel investors and family offices) and additional institutions partners (PE funds, consultants and incubators). 

The road shows focused on SDG themes and included an award for the highest impact social enterprise in the chosen sector for each city.

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Prabhav 2018


07 Oct, 2018 | 1:15p.m. – 5:00p.m.


Prabhav 2018, the second edition of impact investor’s conference in India organized by the Impact Investors Council (IIC) in partnership with Omidyar Network, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) , National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and Niti Aayog, was a one and a half day affair and featured close to 300 Limited Partners (LPs) and General Partners (GPs) from around the world. Prabhav
2018 became a part of the iconic India Impact Investing week, starting 7th Oct – lasting till the 10th Oct. The week also established a close bond between Indian and International members of Impact Investing community as Global Steering Group (GSG)’s Annual Summit was hosted in India in this week, in collaboration with IIC.

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Impact Investing In India: Release of Mckinsey Report


12 Sep, 2017 | 1:15p.m. – 5:00p.m.


15 Sep, 2017 | 08:30a.m. – 1:30p.m.


Prabhav 2016

Prabhav 2016 the inaugural impact investor’s conference in India organized by the IIC in partnership with Investment and Technology Promotion Division (ITP) of the Ministry of the External Affairs (MEA), featured over 180 Limited Partners (LPs) and General Partners (GPs) from around the world. Prabhav 2016 which spanned over a course of 3 days had three parts, starting with all-day field trips (across 3 locations) on 15 November and 1.5 day conference in Westin, Gurgaon on 16th and 17th of November. The third part was the multilateral discussions led by Germany-Japan-US –UK to build global standards and transnational highways for impact investing on17th evening. It was a matchmaking event for Indian GPs in the impact investing space and global and local LPs who want to invest in this sector. The first inaugural edition was therefore titled, “Forging a stronger LP-GP relationship” 

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