14 Sep '11, 7pm

Impact Investing & The US Government: A Report from SOCAP11

Impact Investing & The US Government: A Report from SOCAP11

Given my passion for change through politics, I was really looking forward to hearing from Elizabeth Littlefield , CEO of the US Government agency Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) . Elizabeth was appointed to this position by President Barack Obama. Her Friday AM plenary lecture was entitled “Government that Gets Things Done.” President Obama had once said that “OPIC is perhaps the best kept secret in the federal government”. OPIC provides long term financing and insurance to companies and non-profits that are investing in emerging markets to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. OPIC manages a $15B portfolio of investments – ranging from investments of $100,000 in small businesses to investments of $250M and more in large companies like Coca Cola. It invests in things that the commercial market will not invest in, and manages to return funds to the ...

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