Championed by Pope Francis, Impact Investing is growing in popularity as an innovative financial solution to social and economic challenges the world over. Beyond human impact, its reputation for sustainability and profitability is catching the eye of today's investors as a top-tier strategy.
Join us on Thursday, November 19, 2020 to hear the latest from Beth Collins, a leading authority on Impact Investing and Managing Director of Impact Investing for Catholic Relief Services. From her unique perspective leading these efforts for one of the world’s largest humanitarian and development organizations, and working closely with the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, Beth will speak about how impact investing serves Pope Francis’s vision of “putting the economy at the service of peoples.”
She will discuss how individual sector actors have return expectations that range from purely philanthropic to fully commercial. Providing specific examples, Beth with show how each actor has a role to play and is vital to achieving real impact. She will also reflect on the ways that the COVID pandemic and demands for racial justice are influencing the effort for inclusive, sustainable change.
MEET THE SPEAKER
Managing Director of Impact Investing
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Beth Collins has structured and led CRS's impact investing and innovative finance activities since their inception in 2015. A leading global humanitarian and development agency, CRS reaches over 130 million people across more than 110 countries.
She also leads CRS' advocacy efforts on impact investing and social enterprise, having produced two Vatican Impact Investing Conferences and acting as Chair of the Caritas Internationalis Impact Investing & Social Enterprise Working Group.