Making sense of a crowded landscape: performing due diligence on impact funds

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Making sense of a crowded landscape: performing due diligence on impact funds

Making sense of a crowded landscape: performing due diligence on impact funds

About the speakers
  •  Johanna Holmström
    Johanna Holmström
    CIO/Co-Founder at Nordic Node
    I have a demonstrated history in the start up, VC industry and fundraising industry. Working as capital strategist for many early stage companies, on their way to reach out globally with new business models and reaching new markets. In 2022 I started Nordic Node.io, together with two female co-founders. Nordic Node is a fundraising partner to Nordic companies, reaching out to scale their business and their capital journey, globally. "The 90's was exciting - The Noughties was different - The 10's was educational and the 20's has only just started - Let's make it profitable!"
  • Nathalie Chollet
    Nathalie Chollet
    Head of Northern Europe - Equity Investments, Lower Mid-Market at European Investment Fund (EIF)
    At the European Investment Fund, Nathalie is heading the unit focusing on lower mid-market investments in Northern Europe. She invests in equity and hybrid debt-equity funds across various thematic strategies in Europe and she represents the EIF in a number of Advisory Boards. Before joining the EIF, Nathalie had worked as a Financial Auditor in the private equity practice at EY. She holds a Master degree in Corporate Finance from Neoma Business School and is a CFA charterholder.
  • Kostis Tselenis
    Kostis Tselenis
    Managing Partner at Swiss Impact Office
    Kostis is regarded as one of the pioneering investment experts that helped shape sustainability and impact investing in Europe; In the last two decades he has managed diversified impact portfolios with direct investments and funds in the 100s of millions, targeting global environmental and social challenges. He has covered several areas from Investment Banking, Venture Capital, Private Equity and Project Finance to Fund and Portfolio Management, among others by working with Lombard Odier, Bregal Energy / Good Energies of the COFRA Holding, Quadia and Alternative Bank Schweiz, before founding Swiss Impact Office in Zurich. He has been invited as a speaker in international events and conferences, organized impact events, published articles in electronic and print media and held guest lectures in Swiss and European Universities. He is also Chairman of the Board of Generation Forest Invest, a biodiverse reforestation and carbon company and has established in 2018 the Hellenic Impact Investing Network, an ecosystem building platform for Greece and Southeast Europe. He got his Masters degree with magna cum laude in Economics & Finance at the University of Zurich, is Swiss and Greek, and lives in Zurich.
  • Susie Yasue
    Susie Yasue
    Associate Director - Private Equity at WTW
    Susie Yasue is an Associate Director within the Private Equity Manager Research Team at WTW, where she has led WTW’s efforts in finding climate solution ideas. She also focuses on finding investments in EMEA and often presents to clients. Susie joined WTW straight after completing her first-class honours degree in Mathematics with Statistics from the University of Nottingham. Additionally, she holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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