Impact investing’s role in catalyzing systemic change

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 – Tuesday, October 3, 2023
16:00 – 17:00
Centre International de Conférences Genève - Seedstars Villa, Level -1

We will explore the diverse opportunities, strategies, and innovative approaches employed by a wide spectrum of capital allocators as they endeavor to unlock and make a meaningful impact in emerging and frontier markets. Our panelists are all converging to investigate the paramount significance of impact investment in effecting positive transformation while also yielding financial gains in regions teeming with boundless growth prospects.


Rudolf Hilti

CEO & Founder - RHEINEST

Rudolf Hilti is CEO & Founder of RHEINEST. Additionally, he serves as the chairman of the System Change Foundation, a nonprofit organization renowned for its annual program that aims to be a catalyst in inspiring systemic change on a global scale.

Alisée de Tonnac

Co-Founder and Co-CEO - Seedstars

Alisee de Tonnac, is the co-founder and co-CEO of Seedstars, a Swiss-based group with the mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. Seedstars connects stakeholders, builds companies from scratch with public and private partners and invests in high-growth ventures within these ecosystems. Seedstars group is present in over 90 countries with activities that include the largest entrepreneurship competition in emerging markets (Seedstars World Competition), the Entrepreneurship Forum for Emerging Markets (Seedstars Summit), physical entrepreneurship hubs (Seedspace), acceleration and growth programs (Seedstars Programs) and a venture capital fund (Seedstars Investments). She sits on several boards of companies and foundations in Switzerland and abroad and is also a member of the Swiss Innovation Council. She was nominated Social Entrepreneur Forbes 30 under 30, Innovation Fellow of Wired UK, Europe’s most influential women in the startup and venture capital space and one of the 29 Powerful Women by Refinery29.

Frank Tobé

Founder and CEO -

Frank Tobé is Founder and CEO at Frank is a third-generation Dutch entrepreneur, board member and investor. He's a board member at DOB Equity, an Africa-focused impact investor, and founded Supernova, a sustainability management and reporting platform that enables investors to understand their impact and drive sustainable performance.

Frederic Hoffmann

Chairman - Unearthodox

Frederic Hoffmann is Chairmain of Unearthodox. Frederic Hoffmann devotes his time to supporting entrepreneurs in both non-profit and commercial organisations. He focuses on sustainability strategy, and enjoys working on innovative and cross-sectorial projects. He is chair of Unearthodox, an organisation that exists to address the deep-rooted causes of seemingly impossible challenges between people and nature.

Nicolas Muller

Head of Funds & Co-Investments - Blue Earth Capital AG

Nicolas Muller joined Blue Earth Capital in 2022 and has 14 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Blue Earth Capital, he worked as a Senior Investment Manager for Obviam AG, a Swiss impact investing firm, where he was responsible for fund investments, co-investments, and secondary transactions. Nicolas was a Principal at Capital Dynamics, a global alternative asset manager and was working as a Private Equity Analyst at the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations in Paris. Nicolas holds a master’s degree in asset management from the INSEEC Group and a master’s degree in corporate finance from the ECE.

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