Alterra regularly presents in lectures, panels and workshops in international events and conferences on social impact investing, venture philanthropy, sustainable finance and related themes:
Recent News and Events:
April-”Impact Investing Workshop”- panel presentation with Total Impact Advisors and Monaco Venture Capital Association- Monte Carlo (in conjunction with The Edge (www.edgemonaco.com)
-April- Green World Expo & Forum- - Vienna, Austria-http://www.green-world-forum.org
-March- le Club "f"- SpainMarch- Global Alliance for Banking on Values- Berlin, Germany, "Transforming Banking Values"
-March- Alterra was invited to provide input into a study conducted by UBS on impact investing and social entrepreneurship iin regard to the regulatory landscape in China, and drivers and hindrances to a positive entrepreneurial landscape as a way to provide constructive input to policy makers.
-January 15, 2013- 'Investment Ready Program'- Hub Zurich and Toniic Europe- Zurich- "Warm-up" and evaluation for social entrepreneurs, and impact investors event.
December 9-11, 2012- "Verbier GPS/ Green Pioneering Summit", Switzerland- Pietzner presented on the panel: "Impact Investing- an emerging asset class or a new fad?" http://www.verbiergps.com
November 30, 2012- "Impact Investor Meeting/Investment Ready Warm-Up Day", Vienna, Austria. Hosted by Toniic, with Charly and Lisa Kleissner
November 2012- Cornelius Pietzner was invited to serve as an expert jury of the first WWF Switzerland/Ennovent Tropical Forest Challenge 2012. The objective of this initiative was to discover the best for-profit solutions from around the world that have a positive impact on tropical forest biodiversity. The Challenge used the Ennovent network to crowdsource relevant solutions through social media and partners. Ennovent, a company that accelerates sustainable innovations for low-income markets, managed the Tropical Forest Challenge on behalf of WWF Switzerland. (WWF Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge _Publication)
*September 4-6, 2012- "Shaping and Implementing the Sustainability Transformation"- invitational seminar, Bensheim, Germany, sponsored by IFOK and TransForum.
* July-9-10th, 2012- "Partnering for Global Impact" (www.partneringforglobalimpact.com)- Lugano, Switzerland. Panel: "Next Generation Engagement" with Belinda Fleischmann, Silja Nyboe Andersen, Keven Kilroy Leila Janah. Alterra Impact Finance presentation.
*June 17-19th, 2012- Mindhouse Summit- Tällberg, Sweden- Nurturing higher mindfulness in leadership and enterprise: The challenges of a runaway world – the ecology under threat, the economy tilted for the benefit of a few, society at breaking point, cultures clashing – cannot be resolved by technology, policies, laws or regulation alone. At heart, a shift in human consciousness and evolution is a necessary condition. The 1st Mindhouse Summit addresses this shift head on. Alterra will participate in this invitational gathering to prepare the Summit for 2013.
*June 15th, 2012- CEE Impact Day- Vienna, Austria, (www.ceeimpactday.org) sponsored by TONIIC and the HUB, with Charly Kleissner (KL Felicitas Foundation), Ulrich Grabenvater (European Investment Fund), Cornelius Pietzner (Alterra), Nikolaus Hutter (Toniic Europe) and others.
* May 11-13th, 2012- Green Expo Congress- (www.greenexpo.at) Vienna, Austria- Keynote speech: "Fair and ethical finance: Why the financial markets need new strategies"
* May 2, 2012- Liechtenstein Congress on Sustainable Development and Responsible Investing-( www.lisdar.li) Workshop: "Investment Behavior of Foundations"
*April 2-3, 2012- Impact Days- Amsterdam, Netherlands (www.pymwymic.com)- Panel discussion: "The Europe Landscape - Who is ahead in impact?"
*March 26, 2012- Webinar: With leading advisors in impact investing, deal flow, impact metrics, in Europe, UK, Canada, including:Cornelius Pietzner, Alterra Impact Finance, Kelly Clark- Marmanie Impact Advisors, Betsy Martin- Jackson/Martin Impact Advisors, moderated by Audrey Selian- Director Artha Initiative/Rianta Capital
* March 14-15, 2012-High Impact philanthropy and investing conference' le club f'- Madrid, Spain-expert panel on impact investing.