Panel Description for ForSE 2009
Over the past years, microfinance has grown increasingly prominent and found its way into the common vernacular. The focus in the past was on innovative new microfinance organizations and their unique models and successes. As microfinance has become increasingly mainstream, major investors have started to take positions in microfinance companies. In this panel, we will explore the investor’s perspective. What are the potential returns and social impacts that investors see in this segment? Do you need to give up market returns for social good? Is there an opportunity for the individual investor or is this for institutions only?
- Paresh Patel, CEO Sandstone Capital
- Tryfan Evans, Director, Omidyar-Tufts Microfinance Fund
- Deborah Drake, Vice President, Accion & Coordinator, Council of Microfinance Equity
- Iqbal Dhaliwal, Director of Policy, Jameel Poverty Action Lab