Q&A with Giles Gunesekera — 2018 Cayman Alternative Investment Summit


Giles appears at 3m52s, 10m50s & 35m33s

Giles is the Founder and CEO of Global Impact Initiative (GII). GII works with a variety of organisations to create impact investments, seeking both a positive financial return and positive social or environmental impact. The business creates bespoke investment solutions that map the UN Sustainable Development goals. Giles has over 20 years of experience building and developing teams, businesses and distribution strategies for global enterprises. Giles has a unique blend of leadership and business skills gained in the corporate environment married with financial and governance skills gained in the Not for Profit sector. Giles holds numerous Volunteer Not-for-Profit Directorships ranging from Human Rights, Disabilities, Arts and Sports.

At the 2018 Cayman Alternative Investment Summit Giles spoke on the “Philanthropy & Impact: A New Model for A New Age” panel. We sat down with him during the event to learn more about the Global Impact Initiative and the evolving impact investing industry.

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Giles Gunesekera Speaking Engagements

June 2018Gems of impact: A showcase of the most innovative funds in impact investingFund Forum International100Berlin, Germany
May 2018Investing for the Future – Investing in WomenCiti Private Bank60New York, USA
April 2018Impact Investing – Is performance and ethics mutually exclusive?CFA Society200Sydney, Australia
February 2018Philanthropy and Impact: A new model for a new ageCayman Alternative Investment Summit 450Cayman Islands
September 2017Accelerating the pipeline for impact investingUnited Nations – SDG Impact Finance Group50New York, USA
September 2017Scaling Impact Investing and Gender EqualityGlobal Impact Investing Network (GIIN)50New York, USA
September 2017Impact Investing and Superannuation - working together to create a better worldAustralian Institute for Superannuation Trustees100Gold Coast, Australia
August 2017There’s a place for Impact Investing strategies in portfoliosPortfolio Construction Forum650Sydney, Australia
July 2017Impact InvestingGlobal Steering Group for Impact Investing (delegate only)500Chicago, USA
June 2017ESG, SRI and Impact InvestingFund Forum International200Berlin, Germany
March 2017Social CapitalismParagem Professional Development day100Sydney, Australia
March 2017Social CapitalismChallenger management offsite20Sydney, Australia
March 2017Latest Trends in Impact Investing WorldwideOxford Impact Investing World Forum300London, UK
April 2016Impact Investing – where are the deals?Milken Institute100Los Angeles, USA
September 2015Trends in funds managementMarcus Evans250Montreux, Switzerland
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