Impact Entrepreneurship: TBN National Conference 2011

The TBN National Conference 2011 in May was a great success. Delegates said…

  • “Excellent day, good hospitality, fantastic company, great value!”
  • “Well chosen and varied content. Inspiring, informative, entertaining and challenging.”
  • “Excellent day with lots of ideas. Thank you.”

On the resources page for the conference you can view the speakers’ presentations below or on SlideShare, or you can download them as PDFs. We will also be posting videos and audio recordings of the speakers.

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As a business or professional person, your skills can have an impact on the neediest areas of the world.

Through training and mentoring emerging entrepreneurs, investing in small and medium sized enterprises or working with local entrepreneurs to establish a business, you can bring transformation and combat poverty.

The TBN 2011 National Conference will focus on entrepreneurship with transformational impact. Join us to:

  • Hear inspiring examples and practical guidance on entrepreneurship and supporting entrepreneurs.
  • Network with business leaders.
  • Learn from leading speakers how your business and professional skills and / or your company can make a difference.

The 2010 event was sold out and we had to turn delegates away. Comments on the 2010 conference:

“Truly inspirational, beautiful collection of stories and voices”
“An awesome conference”
“Highlight of the year”

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Current confirmed speakers:

Nick O’Donohoe, JP Morgan Global Head of Research, author of the JP Morgan report on Impact Investments

Nick O'DonohoeNick is the senior sponsor for the firms Social Finance Unit, which invests in and delivers capital markets services to Microfinance Institutions and other Social Enterprises around the world.

He has BA in Mathematical Economics and Statistics from Trinity College, Dublin and an MBA from Wharton. Along with his roles at JP Morgan he is also a board member of the Global Impact Investing Network.

Gavin McGillivray, Head of Private Sector Department, DFID

Gavin McGillivrayThe Private Sector Dept. was setup in 2010 to develop DFID’s engagement with the private sector. It intends to deepen DFID’s capability to work with and enable private enterprise to improve the prosperity and well-being of poor people.

Gavin has previously headed up other departments in DFID and prior to that he managed long-term agricultural development programmes in Bolivia, Honduras, Colombia and the Caribbean. During this time he spent 8 years in London as an Executive Director of finance house Campbell Lutyens & Co Ltd.

Sev Vettivetpillai, CEO Aureos Advisers Ltd.

Sev VettivetpillaiAureos is a specialist emerging-market private equity firm providing capital to build next-generation sustainable and responsible businesses that apply good environmental, social and governance practices.

Sev Vetivetpillai first trained as a Civil Engineer then later as a chartered Financial Analyst. He gained nearly a decade of experience in making private equity investments prior to being appointed Investment Director and later CEO of Aureos.

Mark Florman, CEO BVCA and Vice Chairman 8 Mile Fund

Mark FlormanThe 8 mile fund is a commercial, pan-African private equity fund that Florman manages and co-founded with Bob Geldof.

Mark has worked in investment banking and private equity for over 25 years. Prior to his appointment as CEO of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Mark held a number of high-level positions in various corporations and has been active in politics. He advised the UK Conservative Party on strategy and financing, and was recently elected Chairman of the Centre for Social Justice, the leading UK policy think tank that addresses the causes of poverty in Europe.

Audrey Selian, Rianta Capital

Audrey SelianAudrey has a particular interest in sustainable, socially-oriented investments in emerging markets and currently works at Rianta Capital specializing in social investments in India. She also works in an advisory capacity to Marmanie, an impact investment and advisory firm that assists organisations deliver financial, social and environmental returns.

Audrey has a background in management consulting and holds a PhD in Technology Policy & Development Studies from The Fletcher School, as well as degrees from The London School of Economics and Wellesley College.

Mark Paper, MD. Business Partners International

Business Partners is a leading impact investor, providing risk capital finance and technical assistance support to small and medium enterprises.

As COO Business Partners International, Mark overseas the expanding of the successful Business Partners model into other parts of Africa. Current responsibilities include fund raising and closing, establishment of in country offices, recruitment and upskilling of in country investment teams and the overall oversight towards effective delivery of Fund Manager promise to Investors.

Mark is a key member of the Business Partners Executive Management team and actively sits on its Investment Committees.

Greg Spencer, Founder & Chairman of The Paradigm Project

The Paradigm Project is a social enterprise working to create sustainable social, economic and environmental value within developing world communities. The Project partners with well-established global relief and development organisations to develop scalable projects that meet development needs while creating future value for communities through project related carbon revenues.

Greg is the Chairman and co-founder of Paradigm, and former President and co-founder of the Blue Source companies, North America’s leading carbon offset portfolio and project developer, and has 30 years of transactional experience involving corporate M&A, law and capital markets.

Charles Donald,  Gulf TBN and Intentional Enterprise Group

Charles DonaldInspired by the May 2010 conference, Charlie returned to Dubai to set up TBN Gulf. As a senior construction professional he has established the ‘Intentional Enterprise Group’, a for-profit social enterprise which aims to fight poverty by providing sustainable employment, education and vocational training, focussing on the design and construction of eco-friendly, buildings in Africa using rammed earth and other appropriate construction techniques and technologies. The Group is also providing program management to a number of projects in India.

Courtney Rountree, The Sinapis Group

Courtney graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School with a concentration in Political and Economic Development, prior to which she worked for McKinsey & Company advising Fortune 500 companies on strategic issues such as supply chain cost reduction and investment analysis. She also worked at the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation where she helped develop the foundation’s expansion strategy to South Africa.

Courtney has spent significant time volunteering her consulting services to several non-profit organizations in Texas including the American Red Cross and United Way. She began developing the idea for Sinapis in graduate school while working on her thesis regarding angel investing in East Africa and launched the organisation on the ground in Nairobi last year.

Livingstone Mukasa, Clean Consult

Livingstone MusakasaLivingstone came from extreme rural poverty before moving to a Kampala slum to study and later to work. After working as a laundry manager he set up his own cleaning business which prospered despite an accident that left him disabled and without compensation to cover heavy hospital costs.

With investment from TBN members, his business grew from 15 to 35 employees in 2010 and he delivers the TBN business start up training course on a voluntary basis around Uganda every month.

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Before 30 AprilFrom 1 May
Standard Rate£125 + VAT£140 + VAT
TBN Partners (min. £30/month)£100 + VAT£115 + VAT

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9.15Welcome and introduction - Stuart McGreevy
9.25Impact investments - Nick O'Donohoe, JP Morgan Chase
10:00Case studies
  • Greg Spencer, Paradigm
  • Livingstone Mukasa, Clean Consult
  • Paul Searle, Aquaid
  • Charles Donald, Intentional / TBN Gulf
11.30Case studies
  • Courtney Rountree, The Sinapis Group
  • Ralph Catto, Silulo / Transformational Business Connections
    12:00Engaging with the Private Sector - Gavin McGillivray, DFID
    12.30The role of TBN - Andrew Carruthers
    13:00Lunch, including optional informal UK regional networking at signed tables
    14.15Building the impact venture ecosystem
    • Mark Florman BVCA / 8 Mile
    • Sev Vettivetpillai, Aureos
    • Audrey Selian, Rianta
    • Mark Paper, Business Partners International
      16:00Next steps
      16.30Partners / speakers drinks reception

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