Aga Khan Foundation USA CEO Dr. Mirza Jahani meets Pope Francis

AKDN Shares Experience at Vatican Conference on Impact Investing | PartnershipsInAction

Aga Khan Foundation USA CEO Dr. Mirza Jahani meets Pope Francis

June 18, 2014 – Invited by Catholic Relief Services and the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, together with the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace PCJP, the Aga Khan Development Network AKDN took part in a two-day symposium on Impact Investing to address poverty that concluded yesterday at the Vatican. His Highness the Aga Khan has addressed this issue in many contexts, including a 2012 speech when he received the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award, where he said, “I believe that impact investment is one of the most important concepts that I can recollect in the last 50 years. And the reason is that it harnesses social ethic to economic purpose.” At the request of the symposium’s organizers, Dr. Mirza Jahani, CEO of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. AKF USA, presented the AKDN’s history of development-focused private equity investment, its current work using impact investing as a tool to foster self-reliance in poor and marginalized communities, and an exploration of how blended finance can advance social development far into the future.

via AKDN Shares Experience at Vatican Conference on Impact Investing | PartnershipsInAction.

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