Impact Illusion: Debating the True Impact in Investing

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 From 11:30 to 12:30 (CET) Centre International de Conférences Genève - Room E
Asset Owners Transparency & Accountability

In this highly interactive workshop we will discuss the difference between ESG & real and concrete Impact, how everyone defines them, debate about real investment opportunities and how the perception of impact really differs from one person to another . Bring your critical hat!


Risto Väyrynen

Founder - The Impact Office

Risto Väyrynen founded The Impact Office, a group of Single Family Office principals channeling private capital towards the SDGs. A seasoned entrepreneur, he's initiated multiple start-ups, held prominent C-suite and board roles, and served as a Managing Partner at a Geneva-based investment management company. Formerly leading the World Economic Forum's Family Business Community he's now an Ambassador for the Family Business Network, championing Family Business Sustainability. An alumnus of the EDHEC Business School, Väyrynen holds an MBA focused on Family Business.

Adela Villanueva

Co-initiator - The Impact Office

Adela Villanueva is an experienced executive and entrepreneur at the intersection of innovation, technology, sustainability, and impact investing. She co-founded The Impact Office, a group of families leading the way to impact, and founded ALKELIO to drive responsible growth and positive change through open innovation. Ms. Villanueva is an advocate of systems thinking and ‘conscious’ approaches. With a proven track record, she has transformed businesses and people globally, from Fortune 500 companies to startups towards growth & impact. Adela Villanueva is a certified design thinker & innovator by Stanford, PE/VC investor by HBS, and MBA lecturer on innovation, entrepreneurship and venture creation.