Gordian Gaeta, Chairman, Wealth & Society Programme
Philanthropy and sustainable investment today
We used to think of philanthropy as the idea that private assets used for public good can be a powerful force to shape society for the better, as well as taking risks and driving innovation in a way that the government cannot. Today, the very concept of philanthropy is being viewed with scepticism by some critics. New efforts are required to help philanthropy evolve and adapt to changing times and face the new challenges arising in our society. Shifting demographics and social trends are changing our notions of community and society beyond recognition. There is much to do to address the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems – but also much that can be done. Investors can engage philanthropically or combine financial returns with social and environmental impact through investments.
- Understanding Social Capital, Trust Capital and Network Capital and their impact to our societies
- Analyzing the impact of climate change on capital markets
- What do we need to build sustainable cities?
Toyin F Sanni, Chief Executive Officer, Emerging Africa Group
Attahiru Mohammed Maccido, Director, Buraq Capital
Kabir Kabo Usman, Director General, Centre for Management Development
Session co-chaired by Gordian Gaeta, Chairman, Wealth & Society Programme; and Emmanuel Daniel, Chairman, The Asian Banker