Initially aptly named “Scaling: From BAD (Big Avoidable Disaster) to BEST (Begin Everything with Systems Thinking), today's talk will specifically focus on Emerging Market opportunities and risk factors that need to be taken into account as impact is taking on an ever-larger role in top investor diligence filters.
Taught by Tami Kesselman, a pioneer and thought leader in impact investing, known internationally for her ability to identify business model risks often overlooked by others, this session will be an exclusive emerging markets version of one of her most popular Harvard Business School talks which is about to become a 7 week “Mini Impact MBA" online Exec Ed course! Based on her proprietary SMARTimpact™ heuristics diligence framework, the session delves into insights from analysis of more than three decades of for-profit, non-profit, government, and investor business models that seemed successful on the surface but had systemic flaws that should have been flagged from the beginning and ultimately led to underperformance or worse!
In this 60-minute session, you will have an exclusive opportunity to learn some of the core principles covered in the HBS lecture as Tami teaches you the specific filter questions you need to include to de-risk your investments. She will show you how to find previously unidentified potential unintended consequences as you evaluate deals or structure your own. You will be able to put to these insights to work immediately to improve both financial and impact results. Whether you are an angel investor, VC/PE, entrepreneur, corporate sustainability executive or a foundation program officer, you will come away viewing diligence completely differently as Tami takes you through multiple case examples of good intentions gone wrong!