This Covid-19 crisis is a blunt wake-up call for all of us. The pandemic exposed how fragile and dysfunctional our economic system was. Inequalities are now reaching unsustainable levels. Globalization and democracy are being challenged from all sides. This outbreak has also accelerated tectonic shifts already well under way in society and the economy (digitalization, sustainable consumption, deglobalization, etc.). In finance ESG was already top of mind for institutional investors ; after the epidemic impact investing may well become the new standard.
IPEM is pleased to host this conversation with Sir Ronald Cohen, founder of Apax Partners and Chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment just days before the official release of his new book « Impact, reshaping capitalism to drive real change » (Ebury Press / Penguin Books, July 2nd 2020 – on pre-order on Amazon.com). After pioneering venture capital and private equity, Sir Cohen has dedicated two decades to leading the Impact Revolution to achieve real social and environmental change. His cornerstone book could not be more relevant today, as the dust of the coronavirus crisis starts to settle and massive challenges unfold.