Following the Impact Agora launch event in April 2020, our team brought together several members to gather their views on the Covid-19 pandemic and how it impacted market trends. We heard from a great panel of speakers including Lisa Barclay (Nesta), Pippa Gawley (Zero Carbon Capital Limited), Jeremy Rogers (Big Society Capital), and Cansu Deniz Bayrak (Bethnal Green Ventures) about their recent successful investments and fundraises, as well as how the lockdown is impacting the market. Discussion points included:
Raising and deploying capital in the current impact investing market.
Which businesses and funds are making progress with capital raising.
The medium and long term views of investors.
A look at which investors are still active.
Advice on managing investor relationships during these times.
If you missed the event and want to catch up then you can do so below!