Indian Impact Investing Showcase  

Looking Back, Looking Forward

30th June 2020   

In Collaboration with

Supported By:


4:45 PM - 7:00 PM (IST)

4:45 - 4:55 p.m.

Introduction to the platform and Event

4:55 - 5:05 p.m.

Opening Remarks and Context Setting - Siddharth Nautiyal, Chair, Impact Investors Council and Investment Partner, Omidyar Network India

Shri K Rajaraman IAS Additional Secretary Investment & IER, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India

Policy perspectives on social and impact investing

5:05 - 5:20 p.m.

5:20 - 5:35 p.m.

Mr. Nick O' Donohoe, Chief Executive Officer, CDC Group Plc

5:35 - 6:00 p.m.

Presentation on "The India Impact Investing Story (2010 - 2019): Assessing a Decade of Capital plus Innovation for Impact"

Ramraj Pai, Chief Executive Officer, Impact Investors Council (IIC)

Kartik Desai, Executive Director, Asha Impact

Presentation of study conducted by IIC and Asha Impact on the Indian impact investing sector from 2010 to 2019 including analysis of total capital inflows, sectoral trends, major business model innovations, the aggregate impact created by impact enterprises and contribution towards the SDGs, the key issues facing impact investors in India today, the challenge and opportunity of Covid-19 (results from member survey) and future outlook of the industry..

Formal release of IIC - Asha Impact Report: The India Impact Investing Story (2010-2019): Assesing a Decade of Capital plus Innovation for Inclusion

Panel Discussion: Taking Indian impact to the next level: what does it take?

        - Geeta Goel, Country Director, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

        - Roopa Kudva, Managing Director, Omidyar Network India

        - Vineet Rai, Founder & Chairman, Aavishkaar Group

        - Jun Zhang, Country Head - India, International Finance Corporation

Moderated by Vikram Gandhi, Co-Founder, Asha Impact, Senior Lecturer - Harvard Business School

6:00 - 6:45 p.m.

6:45 - 7:00 p.m.

Question and Answers

7:00 p.m.



About this Event

India has a good opportunity to make a substantial contribution to the mainstreaming of impact investing that we will see playing out over the medium term in international capital markets. Given that perspective, we felt that it will be useful to curate a series of dialogues around the Indian impact narrative to reach out to existing as well as prospective stakeholders. The Indian impact investing showcase is the first of such dialogues, and will also form a precursor to our Global investor conference 'Indian Impact Investing Week - Prabhav 2020' coming up in October. 
The Indian Impact investing showcase is essentially an investor conference focussed around IIC's first ground-up impact aggregation study that covers over 600 impact enterprises across ten years of investing history, reflections from the government on how can policy priorities unlock greater capital for national goals and views and insights from the industry leaders on the way forward to take impact investing to the next level.
The Past
A comprehensive report on Indian impact sector over the last decade looking at the nature of capital flows and business models, and assessing the cumulative impact of the industry.

The aggregation study attempts to quantify and showcase the cumulative power of the impact created and also celebrate the great stories of innovation that the industry has spawned.
The Present
Keynotes on how can policy priorities and regulations unlock greater private capital for national goals and how global capital is looking at India in the current environment and the perspective of LPs on the evolution of the industry.
The Future
A panel discussion moderated by Vikram Gandhi (Asha Impact, Harvard Business School) with industry leaders like Vineet Rai, Roopa Kudva, Geeta Goel on the key challenges facing the sector and what does it take to further mainstream Indian impact investing.

For this report, please click on the icon above:

The India Impact Investing Story (2010-2019): Assessing a Decade of Capital plus Innovation for Inclusion

About this Report

About IIC

The Impact Investors Council (IIC) is India's preeminent member-based not for profit industry body set up to strengthen Impact Investing in the country. IIC's key areas of activity and effort include advocacy and policy support, research and publications in addition to a strong focus on impact measurement and management. We are supported by 40+ investors and ecosystem partners including Aavishkaar Group, Omidyar Network, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Elevar Equity, and Caspian Investment Advisors, amongst others.
The India Impact Investing Story, a first of its kind study by the India Impact Investors Council (IIC) and the Asha Impact Trust, summarizes a decade of data on how the industry has evolved in India from 2010 to 2019. The analysis is based on a bottom-up database of venture deals in social enterprises across all significant social sectors in an attempt to answer some essential questions. What is the source of the capital? Where has it flowed? What impact has it had in terms of seeding and scaling up financially viable innovations that provide economic benefit to the common man and woman? The report highlights not just flows into impact investment – in areas like agriculture, education, healthcare, and financial inclusion – but examples of innovation it has created, and its impact on lives.


Guest of Honour, 
Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
Founder & Chairman,
The Aavishkaar Group
Managing Director,
Omidyar Network India
Chair, Impact Investors Council & Investment Partner,
Omidyar Network India
Impact Investors Council
Chief Executive Officer,
CDC Group plc
Country Director,
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Asha Impact,
Senior Lecturer,
Harvard Business School
Country Manager - India,
International Finance Corporation
Executive Director,
Asha Impact


Asha Impact is an impact investing and policy advocacy platform for Indian business leaders set up by Vikram Gandhi and Pramod Bhasin in 2014. Its portfolio includes twelve early-growth equity investments in for-profit social enterprises across financial services, agriculture, education, healthcare, housing, waste management and technology for development, including two exits. The not-profit Asha Trust leverages lessons from these investments for policy advocacy with the government and supports market-building efforts to develop the impact investing ecosystem and unlock greater capital for development.

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