Sep 09 2020 @ 8:00 - 10:00

INAUGURAL CHAPTER LAUNCH: Invitation to a Meaningful Morning Exchange



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Kyobo Building (15F) Kyobo Building - 15th  Floor, 1 Jongno, Jongno-gu Seoul, South Korea (03154)  

(Parking Available)


Eun-hye Han

Sustainable Finance in Korea: Unlocking Asia’s Potential

1st IFB in Seoul, Korea

Please join us for the inaugural session of Impact for Breakfast Club (IFB) Seoul.  IFB is an informal network of family offices,  foundations,   funds,   venture   philanthropy   and  intermediary   organizations   with   a   shared   interest   in   social   enterprise, 
entrepreneurship and impact investing. IFB members seek to learn from one another and to collaborate more effectively to increase their individual and collective impact. Launched in London in 2008, IFB has become a global network of communities spanning  14  cities  including  Geneva, New  York,  and  San  Francisco.  The  network’s  1600+  members  are  primarily  impact investors and advisors as well as commercial banks and other organizations that wish to learn more about the sector.

Korea has one of the most innovative and dynamic sustainable finance sectors in Asia; however, its linkages to traditional finance and its regional presence remain limited. Is the sector strong enough to play a leading role in Korea’s recovery from Covid-19?  Can it achieve meaningful impact in other countries throughout the region such as Vietnam and Indonesia?   This inaugural session of IFB Seoul will discuss how the sector can build upon its strengths and address its weaknesses to increase its impact in Korea and the wider region. Professor Hannah Jun from Ewha University will present the findings of the sector assessment commissioned by The Asia Foundation and Artha Networks Inc. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

This will be followed by a discussion on the forming of an IFB chapter in Seoul and future IFB events. 

Welcoming Remarks
Mr. Kwang Kim
Country Representative, The Asia Foundation

Introducing the Impact for Breakfast Network
Dr. Audrey Selian
Co-Founder of Artha Networks, Founder of Impact for Breakfast

Mr. Ken Hynes
Co-Founder of Artha Networks, Co-Head of Impact for Breakfast

Assessing the Sustainable Finance Sector in Korea
Prof. Hannah Jun
Ewha Woman’s University
Q&A Session

**Please contact for any questions!