The Initiative for Responsible Investment (IRI) at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations promotes the development of the theory and practice of responsible investment through research, dialogue, and action. The IRI works across asset classes to build communities of practice around innovative responsible investment strategies and catalyze new opportunities and concepts in responsible investment.

Monday, April 28, 2014 12 NOON (GMT)
(08:00am East Coast time and Santiago time/ 10:00pm AEST)


This Webinar will feature a conversation between a leading impact investing fund manager, globally recognized social entrepreneur, and an industry-established social enterprise intermediary. Together, the panellists will highlight policy tools from the countries within the region and identify concrete opportunities for investing in social impact in Latin America.

Nicole Etchart, Co-CEO, & Gonzalo San Martín, Enterprise Development Director, NESsT
Jordan Kassalow, Founder and Chairperson, Vision Spring
Maria Jose Montero, Founder and Fund Manager, Fondo Inversión Social- FIS
Rosemary Addis, Initiative Director, GLE and Founder, Impact Investing Australia

Please confirm your participation by Monday, April 21. Further details will be circulated to confirmed participants. We will be inviting questions via social media and the Webinar platform leading up to and through the duration of the webcase. Your questions to the speakers : #impinvGLE.


James Gifford

Thursday, April 10, 2014, IRI Senior Fellow, James Gifford will be giving a talk at the Harvard Kennedy School. Dr. James Gifford will tell the story of launching and growing what has become the world’s largest initiative on sustainable development. He will discuss the emergence of the investor responsibility movement and its move from niche to the mainstream. He will also reflect on ‘leadership from the bottom’ and how to get things done as an ‘intrapreneur’ in a large organization, such as the U.N., where he launched the Principles for Responsible Investment and served as its founding Executive Director from 2003 to 2013. Along with serving as a Senior Fellow at the Initiative for Responsible Investment, James is a Senior Strategic Advisor for the Soros-backed Tau Investment Management. He was named one of 200 Young Global Leaders in 2010 by the World Economic Forum. Find more event details here.