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One year of Opes: social enterprise on display in Milan and Tourin

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Two special events in Milan and Turin to talk about the first year of activities of Fondazione Opes, the first Italian impact investing vehicle designed to support social enterprises that meet the needs of the population at the Base of the Pyramid./p>

During the conferences four social entrepreneurs from Uganda, Kenya and India, whose companies have been supported by Opes, will share their stories with the audience.

The entrepreneurs’ presentations will stimulate a dialogue about the impact of social enterprises in emerging countries and about the role that Opes and other impact investing initiatives may play in supporting economic and social development.

 

"Impact Investing in four acts - social enterprise on display "

The event, organized in Milan with the collaboration of Fondazione Cariplo, will take place on Tuesday, June 10th at 5pm. The venue will be Cinema Teatro Anteo, via Milazzo 9 (Underground M2 – Moscova).

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"Impact Investing: Voices from the world – social enterprise on display"

The event, organized in Turin with the collaboration of Compagnia San Paolo, will take place on Wednesday, June 11th at 5pm. The venue will be Istituto Superiore sui Sistemi Territoriali per l’Innovazione, Corso Castelfidardo 30/A.

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"We want to give voice to the story of people who - living in a global situation of injustice, asymmetries, in a world where lack of balance, lack of opportunities and structural problems deny the future to entire populations – chose to dare, to react, to question themselves, to follow a new path, to prove with their own behaviour and actions that sustainable solutions do exist, even if it is difficult to undertake them, that boundaries can always be moved and removed, that poor people have the potential to break the vicious circle of poverty, that everyone can and should have the opportunity to have access to resources and to services for a decent life".

 

Opes Impact Fund's mission is to provide a contribution to the fight against global poverty and inequality, providing access to credit to all those enterprises whose work is sustainable, innovative and able to generate social positive impacts for the entire society.

The 5 institutional founders (Fondazione Acra, Fondazione Fem, Altromercato, MicroVentures, Fondazione Maria Enrica) share the belief that new tools and frontiers should be explored, beyond the conventional way to deliver and employ capital.

• Opes Impact Fund, managed by Fondazione Opes, is a not for profit investment vehicle devoted to impact investment. Opes has identified innovative impact social enterprises leveraging on market mechanisms, strongly believing in the power of patient capital.
• Opes Impact Fund deploys philanthropic capital into investments that yield social and financial returns.
• All funds returned to Opes are reinvested into new ventures.
• Opes Impact Fund supports social entrepreneurs who have great ambitions and achievements who tackle the most challenging problems while seeking environmental and economic sustainability.

Opes envisions a world where everyone has access to health, water, sanitation, energy, education and food, where everyone is empowered and has the opportunity to free his/her own potential and uplift his/her life.

 

 

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