숙박 없이 11월 9일~11일 본 포럼 기간의 컨퍼런스 참가비와 점심/저녁 식사, 음료가 포함된 가격입니다.11월 8일 리트릿 참석을 원하시는 경우 등록과 관련된 정보를 기입할 때 참석 여부를 알려 주시면 됩니다. 리트릿 비용인 USD 50 (55,000원)은 현장에서 현금으로 결제해 주시면 됩니다.
11월 9일~11일 본 포럼 기간의 숙박, 컨퍼런스 참가비, 점심/저녁 식사, 음료가 모두 포함된 1인 가격입니다. 숙박하는 호텔룸은 Double 타입입니다.
11월 9일~11일 본 포럼 기간의 숙박, 컨퍼런스 참가비, 점심/저녁 식사, 음료 그리고 11월 8일 리트릿과 숙박비까지 포함된 1인 가격입니다.행사 하루 전에 도착하시는 분들께 좋은 옵션입니다. 11월 8일 리트릿은 14:00부터 시작하며, 제주생태관광을 통해 고살리숲길, 감귤체험, 공천포해안 등을 둘러보고 저녁 식사를 함께 하는 코스입니다.
11월 9일~11일 행사 기간의 숙박, 컨퍼런스 참가비, 점심/저녁 식사, 음료가 모두 포함된 2인 가격입니다.숙박하는 호텔룸은 Double 또는 Twin으로 선택가능합니다. 등록과 관련된 정보를 기입할 때 원하시는 타입을 작성해주시면 됩니다.
11월 9일~11일 본 포럼 기간의 숙박, 컨퍼런스 참가비, 점심/저녁 식사, 음료 그리고 11월 8일 리트릿과 숙박비까지 포함된 2인 가격입니다.숙박하는 호텔룸은 Double 또는 Twin으로 선택가능합니다. 등록과 관련된 정보를 기입할 때 원하시는 타입을 작성해주시면 됩니다. 행사 하루 전에 도착하시는 분들께 좋은 옵션입니다. 11월 8일 리트릿은 14:00부터 시작하며, 제주생태관광을 통해 고살리숲길, 감귤체험, 공천포해안 등을 둘러보고 저녁 식사를 함께 하는 코스입니다.
통장 입금으로 결제를 원하시는 경우, 위의 옵션중에 하나를 선택하셔서 email@example.com
Lisa Kleissner co-founded the KL Felicitas Foundation and co-founded Incubator named Social-Impact International to help social entrepreneurs around the world expand and accelerate their impact. She also co-founded Toniic, a global network of impact investors. Currently, Lisa is a representative of the KL Felicitas Foundation and is in charge of the finance chair and executive director of The Philanthropy Workshop, a donor international education program. She is also co-founder of Hawaii Investment Ready.
Dr. Kleissner co-founded KL Felicitas Foundation and Social-Impact International, which help social entrepreneurs worldwide to accelerate and increase their impact. Dr. Kleissner co-founded Toniic, and the ‘100%IMPACT Network’, global networks for impact investors. Dr. Kleissner serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Global Hub Company, and as Board Director and Chairman of the Investment Committee of ImpactAssets.
Ryu Young-jae is the representative of Sustinvest, the company leading ESG analysis in South Korea. He has worked as an analyst and broker for 14 years in a securities firm prior to the establishment of Sustinvest. He is currently working with several institutional investors who are running socially responsible investment(SRI). Over the past decade, He has played a role in promoting SRI to Korean financial markets through lectures, writings, and media contributions. He is regarded as a pioneer in SRI in Korea. He received his MBA from Ashridge Business School, UK.
Chull-Young Lee launched three start-ups, which are Bausch & Lomb Korea, Social Enterprise Network(SEN), and ARK Private Fund. He serves now as a board member of SEN, which promotes social enterprises and helps college students to grow as responsible leaders. He also works as CEO & Chairman at ARK Private Fund, investing under value investing & SRI principles. He has been teaching Social Entrepreneurship as Visiting Professor and Adjunct Professor in universities. He graduated from College of Business, Seoul National University and Columbia Business School(MBA), NYC.
Ronie leads and manages the strategy, operations and development of RS Group’s activities in HK and globally. She is an investment banker by training with over 15 years of banking experience. Prior to joining RS Group in 2014, she spent 8 years at HSBC including the CEO office, strategy & business management and the mergers and acquisitions team. Ms. Mak was born in HK and graduated from the University of New South Wales with merit and a double degree in Commerce.
As the Chief Innovation Officer, Pamela is responsible for ensuring the scaling of Miller Center’s work both working with social entrepreneurs and partners, and innovating new methods of support and engagement with social entrepreneurs. Pamela began working with social entrepreneurs nine years ago as a mentor for Miller Center's GSBI (Global Social Benefit Institute) program while she continued her career as a software executive. Prior to joining the Center three years ago she worked with and for early stage software companies as a business and marketing strategy leader, helping founders create, refine, and execute their business strategy and go-to-market plans. She has over 20 years of experience growing teams and delivering products for both large and start-up software companies, working in various managerial capacities such as business unit manager, vice president of marketing, COO and CEO. Some of the companies Pamela has worked with include: Amdahl, Pure Software, Rational Software, 555-1212.com, Consera, Zend, and AppFirst. Pamela currently serves on the board of Pact, an international NGO that benefits communities by promoting healthy lifestyles, decent livelihoods, and sustainable natural resources. Pamela also serves as board chair for Livelyhoods, an organization that creates jobs for youth in slums.
Adam Bendell is Toniic CEO. He is an entrepreneur, innovator, startup mentor and has been investing in microfinance and social impact enterprises for nearly a decade. Previously he was Chief Innovation Officer for FTI Consulting, a publicly-listed consulting firm with offices in 25 countries. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University, a J.D. from University of Chicago Law School, and was a visiting student at the London School of Economics.
Dr. Yuwei Shi is Professor at Graduate School of International Policy and Management, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He was the founding director of Frontier Market Scouts Fellowship Program and director of research at the Middlebury Center for Social Impact Learning. He also has over fifteen years of experience building programs and companies, including serving as board director of Sanghata Global and Scholarly Exchange, advising partner at Indachin, consultant to Bain & Co and Accenture, columnist for the China Economic Daily, president and CEO of SFKX, a Silicon Valley technology startup, and Director of Nanyang Executive Program at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Dr. Shi earned his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University, Master of Comparative Law from the Dedmen School of Law at Southern Methodist University, and PhD in international management from University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management.
Yoonmi is Managing Director of C Program, a venture philanthropy organization. C Program identifies, invests in and supports innovative projects and organizations that create changes in ‘play’ and ‘future of learning’. Working closely with innovators, artists, educators and creators, C Program is building up a portfolio of experiments, models and insights for change. Prior to joining C Program, Yoonmi has worked as management consultant at Egon Zehnder International and McKinsey & Company. She co-founded Women Entrepreneurs Network, and serves on the board of Root Impact.
Mr. Bongjin Kim is the Designer CEO and co-founder of Woowa Brothers Corp. “Baedal Minjok,” a flagship service of the “food-tech” company, is the country’s leading service provider in the smartphone app-based O2O (online-to-offline) food delivery industry worth around KRW3 trillion (roughly USD2.6 billion). He has led the rapid growth of his start-up company, which has so far attracted several rounds of investment with an aggregate amount of over KRW100 billion (roughly USD 87.9 million) since the launch of Baedal Minjok in June 2010. Kim, who defines himself as a “designer-turned-chief executive,” has continuously shown a unique management style throughout the past years in office, spearheading a number of prominent marketing and branding campaigns as well as the company’s endless technological innovations based upon customer-oriented mindset and approach.
Mr. Lee is Co-founder and CEO of Vogo Fund Asset Management, a leading Private Equity and Alternative Investment Management company in Korea. Before co-founding Vogo in 2005, he was country CEO of Lehman Brothers Korea. Mr. Lee has chaired Korea Private Association for many years and advised Korean government as a member of Finance Market Development Committee. With keen interest in developing impact investing market in Korea, he has been acting as an angel investor and a mentor for young start-up entrepreneurs. He graduated Sungkyunkwan University in Business administration and earned MBA from George Washington University.
Joojin is an attorney-at-law admitted to the Korean and Illinois Bars. He serves as Managing Director of Solutions for Our Climate (SFOC), a Korea based non-profit, advocating more effective air and climate policies, and restrictions on coal finance. Until recently, Joojin has worked for Kim & Chang, Korea’s largest law firm, mainly working with power industry clients, including Korea Development Bank, Samsung, and Macquarie. Joojin received his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center and master’s degree and bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University. Joojin has over fifteen years’ experience with climate and environment, including experience serving as delegate of the Republic of Korea to the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference and Legal Advisor to the Presidential Committee on Green Growth. He also briefly worked for the Environmental Defense Fund, one of the world’s largest environmental non-profits.
Hyuck-Tae(Ted) Kwon, a Babson College alumni, has diverse professional experiences in startup ecosystem in Korea which enable him to maximize equity value through his investments. He is specialized in innovative technologies, finance, strategy and restructuring of small and growing companies. He tries to spread out his professional experience to the startup ecosystems in developing countries.
Mr. Webster is a SEAF Managing Director, leading its impact investing strategy and being on its Global Investment Committee. Mr. Webster is also manages SEAF’s Women’s Opportunity Fund. Prior to SEAF, he was COO for the Grassroots Business Fund, an impact investment fund. He then led his own consultancy advising on impact investing and SME risk capital. Mr. Webster is an active trainer in impact investing, including for the GIIN and ANDE. He also serves as a mentor for the social enterprise accelerator at Santa Clara University. Also, Mr. Webster set up and initially ran SEAF’s investment activity in Macedonia and Qatar. Mr. Webster has lived and worked in six emerging markets. Mr. Webster holds an MBA from Indiana University and has completed Harvard University’s Financial Institutions for Private Enterprise Development Executive Program.
Yuni is a Senior Associate on the investment team of TAU Investment Management, an impact-driven firm established to generate above-market returns by upgrading global supply chains. Her responsibilities include deal sourcing and screening, analysis of investment opportunities, and due-diligence on target companies. Previously, Yuni worked as a Senior Investment Analyst at the Hong Kong office of Mirae Asset Global Investments. While there, she analyzed and invested in consumer companies in Asia including garment manufacturers, apparel brands, and retailers. Yuni holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Yonsei University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. She is based in Hong Kong.
Richard S. Roque is Managing Director, of SA Capital Limited, a private investment company focused on triple bottom line impact investments with a particular focus on Human Development Enterprises. Since early 2000 he has been involved in social enterprise ventures both in East Asia as well as outside the region such as: HVLI Asia Centre for Virtuous Leadership a capacity building project sponsored by Beijing Prism Educational Consultancy and Microbenefits a worker engagement mobile platform in China, Mom’s Radio, a women’s educational radio network in Southern Philippines and Lumni Inc., a human capital financing enterprise in Latin America. Mr Roque was previously associated for 12 years with William E. Simon & Sons (Asia) Limited, a regional Asian private equity firm based in Hong Kong and founded by the late US Treasury Secretary. He was Chairman of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association in 2000-01 (“HKVCA”) where he remains as Chairman Emeritus. Mr. Roque has a Global Executive MBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona, an MSc in Industrial Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific, a BSc Industrial Management Engineering from De La Salle University and has taken the Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford University.
Mr. Shuichi Ohno was appointed as the President of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation in 2017. Prior to this, he was the Executive Director at the Nippon Foundation and lead various initiatives including social impact investment, corporate engagement, and international cooperation as the Executive Director in charge of the Social Innovation. He was also the Japan's sector representative of Social Impact Investment Taskforce established by the G8 and a member of Japan National Advisory Board of the taskforce. Mr. Ohno worked for the trading house Marubeni Corporation for almost thirty years. An Economist by training, he worked for various economic and development organizations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and World Bank during his time at Marubeni. Mr. Ohno is a graduate of Kyoto University.
Joshua(Chang Gue) Lim joined ARK Investment Advisors to develop ARK's global impact investing funds and strategies with Chull Young Lee, a founder and CEO of ARK. Before joining ARK, he worked for Korea Social Investment (KSI) where he was responsible for managing the Seoul City's Social Investment Fund and giving loans to more than 100 social enterprises of various forms and social projects. Prior to KSI, he worked as Head of Global Investment at Samsung Asset Management where he spent for 14 years out of 20 year career in Samsung Group. He graduated from Yonsei University with MA in economics and Tyndale Seminary with MTS, Canada. He is now in a PhD study in cooperatives at Sungkonghoe University. He is a CFA charter holder.
Natasha is a project coordinator at Gender Investment & Innovation Department of The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF). Her primary responsibility is supporting the launch of Asia Women Impact Fund, an impact investment fund carved out from the foundation's endowment. Natasha led the coordination and was a speaker at the workshop on foundations' impact investing activities at AVPN 2017 Conference, and conducted intensive research on foundation's unique role in catalyzing capital to development through innovative financing mechanisms. Prior to her career in impact investing, Natasha was an equity research analyst at UBS Investment bank. Natasha holds an MBA degree from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and a bachelor in finance from National Taiwan University.
Mari Kogiso is a Director of the International Project Planning division of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation. She has worked with Japanese government entities, companies, foundations, and non-profit to organizations to develop inclusive business strategies, facilitate partnerships, conduct researches in emerging markets. Prior to joining the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Mari held various senior positions at the World Bank Group in Washington DC and Tokyo including the representative of the MIGA Tokyo. She also served as the Representative of Dalberg Japan, the global management consulting firm aiming to create social impacts. Mari holds a BA in Economics from Tokyo University and an MA from the Fletcher School, Tufts University. She also now serves as an expert advisor on JICA’s Overseas Investment Review Committee.
Patti is the Membership Services Director at AVPN and is responsible for establishing and managing the relationship of over three hundred members from different sectors working in the social investment space including foundations, government related agencies, academia and impact funds. Patti’s career has always been fueled by her passion for social impact and she has over fifteen years of experience working on international development issues with particular focus in the areas of financial inclusion, microfinance, education and sustainability. Before joining AVPN, she was working with the Lego Foundation conducting program evaluation and impact assessment for Lego’s projects in Asia as well as formulating their new Asia strategy. Patti also helped lead corporate citizenship for Citibank China where she developed and managed new community investment programs in the areas of education, financial inclusion, SME development and the environment. Patti started her career in New York with the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi and has also worked with the International Finance Corporation and International Project Consult. Patti is a native of Argentina and has working experience in Latin America, the United States, Asia and Europe. She has a B.A. in Business Administration and a Master’s in International Development and Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She speaks Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese and Danish.
Jeong Tae Kim is CEO/President of Merry Year Social Company (MYSC), one of the first social innovation consultancies & impact investors based in Korea. Before joining the social sector & impact investing area, he worked as a communications and outreach officer at the United Nations.He founded a couple of startups including Edit-the-World, the first social publishing company whose main publication includes the Korean version of 'Design for the Other 90%' and 'IDEO Human-centered Design Toolkit'. Serving as member of the Advisory Board at UNDP on the private sector for development, Ambassador of League of Intrapreneurs, and Ambassador of B Corp respectively, he has been active promoting and facilitating various social innovation to corporations, social enterprises and public institutions. He studied Master of Social Entrepreneurship in London, and had several books including 'How to Become a Social Innovator'.
Ms. Lv is Co-founder of Impact Hub Shanghai, focusing on social innovation enterprises growing for solving social and environmental challenge. She contributes her time to impact hub shanghai and influences public and society change to make positive change for a better world. Now she is leading the impact fund for hub startups. Ms. Lv is an active speaker promoting innovation and advocating sustainability. Every year she shared her experience in different events, like Business for Good event launched by Michael. Norton in Shenzhen，China-US SOCIAL INNOVATION FORUM, and SOCAP （Social Capital Markets Conference）in San Francisco, and so on. Ms. Lv is also a Marketing Director at SynTao. She develops company’s marketing and branding strategy and improves company’s reputation. She holds extensive experience in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) consulting and Social Responsibility Investment (SRI) research for almost ten years. She holds a BA in management from Wuhan University in China. AEBS Enterprise Mentor.
Mihyun Cho has been leading impact investing until last year and is currently working as a catalyst for social innovators and universities to make greater impact. In addition to discussing with social entrepreneurs to develop their businesses further, as an intrapreneur herself, she enjoys visioning new projects and turning them into reality with her team, producing social values. Prior to joining the Happiness Foundation, she worked for SK Telecom for nine years, in marketing strategy teams and CSR Team. She also had an experience as a strategy consultant in Monitor Group. She holds MBA from the Global MBA Program at Yonsei University, and has BA in Sociology and MA in Instructional Technology and Media from Columbia University. * Ranked 57th in the 2013 Fortune Global 500, SK is a multi-national group of over 90 subsidiary and affiliate companies active in energy, chemicals and telecommunications, with more than 70,000 employees and over 100 offices worldwide. * The Happiness Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by the SK Group. Since 2006, the foundation has been a leader in promoting the social enterprise ecosystem in Korea with a concentration on accelerating innovative social business models, impact investing and fostering social entrepreneurs.
Jonghun is a senior manager in Root Impact. She is a leader of Impact Basecamp, a training program for young changemakers. Prior to joining Root Impact in 2015, she worked as an HRD consultant. She has a master's degree in Psychology from the Ohio State University, and a bachelor in Business from Korea University.
Sung-Hoon Lim co-founded biomedical company, ‘Humedix’ which was listed on the KOSDAQ in 2014. He is a certified angel investor by Small and Medium Business Administration (SMBA), is a partner of ‘D3 jubilee’. He also launched an angel club ‘Startup X Angels’, which leads the Impact Investment of seed stage in Korea. He has been teaching Social Entrepreneurship as Adjunct Professor in In-Ha University Entrepreneurship Center. He is a pharmacist and holds a doctorate in medicine from Kyung-Hee University.
Siyoon Song is the CEO of Anoori, a company which provides high quality 'in- home child care' service in Korea. 'In-home child care' is a flexible form of chid care where care is provided in the child's home by a trained caregiver with adequate knowledge, skills and experience. By combining the advantages of center-based child care and one-on-one babysitting service, children experience individually customized care to meet their specific needs as every child is different, parents feel less concerned about their children's safety, and new employment opportunities are offered for women on career breaks.
Anoori has been providing 'in-home child care' service for private customers(B2C) since 2013 and plans to provide services for employees at major companies(B2B) in Korea.
Jaff Shen sees himself as a social entrepreneur, social innovation catalyst and market maker. After selling his company in 2002, he co-founded, grew and led Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation to catalyze social innovation and build the market for positive changes in China. Jaff has in ten years grew five social enterprises in a series. In 2013, he introduced SVP, a venture philanthropy model, to China. It opens up innovative ways to strengthen the financial market, energize the talent market, and enhance thought leadership in the field of social innovation. Jaff brings robust strategic planning, vigorous board governance, and increasing social impact to Leping. It has become the umbrella organization for many social innovation ventures and initiatives, managing the largest investment portfolio of social enterprise in China. SVP model has so far drawn talents and resources in several cities across China to support the growth of high potential social purpose organizations in the local area. Recent initiatives including social innovation book series publication and social innovation curriculum development are also in good shape, as an effort to build thought leadership. Most recently, Jaff led the team to become the Chinese publisher of Stanford Social Innovation Review(SSIR). These accomplishments set precedents for the upcoming endeavors in China's emerging field of social innovation. In 2014, Jaff was honored Youth Leader of the Year by “Southern People Weekly Magazine”. He acts as Program Ambassador of the German Chancellor Fellowship for tomorrow’s leaders and The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Fellow. Jaff holds a B.A. in Oriental Studies and a law degree from Peking University.
Daniel serves as the VP of Business Development & New Initiatives at Village Capital, enabling foundations and corporations alike to engage innovators around the world to solve problems of mutual interest. Daniel previous experiences cover multiple industries and geographies. Prior to Village Capital, he worked at Walmart China, where he oversaw sustainability and strategy initiatives for the China business under two CEOs. Daniel also worked at multiple social enterprises in China, including the solar light company D.light. He has also spent time at ExxonMobil as an engineer in Houston, at Bain as a consultant in Dubai, and at Volunteers in Asia as a country coordinator in China. Daniel holds an MBA from MIT Sloan and an MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Corey Lien launched DOMI Earth in 2013 as a way to drive collective action on climate change. The company was quickly certified as a B-Corp, becoming Taiwan’s first to be recognized by the global community of entrepreneurs working to bring social and environmental impact into business. Corey subsequently founded the Asia-Pacific B Corporation Association (APBCA) and chartered Asia’s first B Lab, organizations whose work has been transforming ecosystems for Impact Business Models across the region. Leveraging B-Corp certification as a foundational piece of the sustainability equation, Corey’s work today focuses on aligning entrepreneurs, governments, and corporations to cross-border collaboration and achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – starting with Clean & Affordable Energy and Climate Action. Prior to launching DOMI and the Asian B-Corp movement, Corey took a previous company public on the Taipei Stock Exchange in 2003.
Hyun-il Kang is a director of Pan-Impact Korea, an impact investing social venture operating the first Social Impact Bond(SIB) in Asia and managing SIB Local Government Council Secretariat. He holds a master’s degree in Social Welfare and bachelor’s degree in Management, and have a variety of work experience in HR, Finance Analysis, CSR, Educational welfare and Philanthropy works across for-profit, non-profit & blended-value sectors.
Dr. Hoon Sang Lee, a medical doctor and a global health expert, is currently a visiting professor at Yonsei University School of Public Health. Previously, Dr. Lee has been a health adviser of KOICA Ghana office, where he lead the development of “Community Based Primary Health Improvement through CHPSs Strengthening Project (CHPS+)” program. Dr. Lee was also previously health adviser of KOICA headquarter in Korea, where he oversaw various global health programs of KOICA with special focus on maternal and child health, health system strengthening, including various mobile Health projects. He also has been instrumental in the formulation of KOICA’s 42 million USD, “Korea Innovative Maternal and Child Health Initiative”. Prior to KOICA, he worked as a medical officer at Korea CDC, managing national hepatitis B and measles programme. He studied Economics at University of Chicago, received MD from Yonsei University School of Medicine, and MPH from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Working as an impact investment manager in YellowDog, an impact investment company. Also, a member of Coop RollingDice which creates and distributes digital contents in various formats including ebook. Wrote a book [A Guide for the Nomads Working in a Downward Society], and translated nine books including [The Value of Nothing], [Owning Our Future], and [The Problem with Work]
Joonkee Hong is an outside director of KaKao Bank, a leading Internet Only Bank in Korea. He has over fifteen years of experience in investment bank since he joined Salomon Brothers. He was also asia head of global finance at Lehman Brothers and Nomura International in Hong Kong, and Korea country head of UBS Group. With his interest of investment banking, he has been acting as a member of Macro-economic Supervisory Forum in Financial Supervisory Service and also he was Guest Professor in Yonsei University. He has a master’s degree in Management in Sloan School of Management(MIT) and has bachelor and master’s degree in chemical engineering in MIT.
Ranhee Park has been a chief editor of The Better Future, the monthly section of the Chosun Ilbo since 2012. The Better Future is a media platform focused on the potential of private actors in driving social innovations and bringing a sustainable society. The Better Future covers various issues such as Philanthropy, Corporate Social Responsibility, Social entrepreneurs, Cooperatives, Impact Investment, 3 rd Sector etc. The Better Future is not only playing the role of a media outlet but also carrying out various projects such as Journalism School for Social Innovators, Nonprofit Leaders training school, Research & Conference, Asia CSR Membership etc. Ms Park has worked as a journalist for 10 years in the Chosun Ilbo monthly, weekly, city, and political department, and has also served as a member of the planning committee at the Green Fund for two years. She wrote the book named [Working Moms surviving strategies(for parenting)], [Social Economy is so good](Co-author of Social economy journalist forum). She graduated from Seoul National University in History education, and is now in Integrated PhD study of Philanthropy Communications at Hanyang University.
Joe Lim is an international development expert with a background in sustainable urban development, innovative thinking, social entrepreneurship and nonprofits. He was a Korean Peace Corps volunteerin Ecuador, where he piloted and put together a 5year, $6 million project for communitybaseddevelopment in impoverished urban regions of Ecuador. He also was an innovation consultant atSamsung Electronics, as well as a number of Fortune 500 companies, working with hightech, cuttingedge technologies. His interest in social economy has led to the creation of the Urban InnovationChallenge: Citypreneurs startup competition this year, hosted by the UN and Seoul City. Joe frequently works with youth to help increase their positive impact globally. He currently serves as aPartnerships Officer at the World Federation of UN Associations.
Jooeun Son is the founder and president of Megastudy. He established Megastudy in 2000 to solve the educational inequalities by region andincome in Korea. The company provides online education services forstudents from primary to high school. With his effort, the popularization of online education has enabled more and more students to use high quality education at an affordable price in Korea. He also established The Yoonmin Foundation in 2016 to encourage young people to start abusiness. The foundation invests in early start-ups in various areassuch as social impact, technology and contents.
Robert is Managing Director of IIX, a pioneer in promoting impact investment in Asia. Robert is leadingIIX’s launch of a $50m impact investment fund focusing on Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines.Previously, Robert spent 2 decades in the traditional capital markets as an advisor and investor, mostrecently as head of Asian PE for Marathon Asset Management.Robert is coauthor of “Social and Environmental Exchanges” in New Frontiers of Philanthropy. Based inSingapore since 2004, he is a member of the President’s Challenge Social Enterprise Awards Committee.
Chongsoo Lee is a founder and chairman of Korea Social Investment, a foundation for providing funds to participants in the social impact business that solve social problems in a sustainable way in Korea. He has about 20 years of experience in investment banking since he joined Chase Manhattan Bank(Seoul office). He was also CFO and President in Aon Korea Inc. for 10 years. After that, He founded Social Solidarity Bank and was CEO for 10 years. Specially, with his interest of Microcredit, he wrote a variety of books and papers. He earned MBA from Yonsei University and has bachelor in Business administration from Sogang University.
Dr. Nicholas A. Judge is the CEO and the cofounder of Root Project, a nonprofit that marries cryptocurrency and crowdfunding platform for social good. Root Project’s pre-ICO raised $500k within one week and has been growing since. A political economist, Nick received his PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013. His dissertation explored inferential and numerical optimization issues in the most sophisticated models used in international currency markets. Before he founded and built wander+, he worked as a big data programmer at Revolution Analytics (acquired by Microsoft). Nick is from Boston and currently lives in New York City.
Vincent Wierda is the UNCDF Regional Coordinator for Asia. He joined as Programme Manager of CleanStart in 2013. He believes strongly in market-based solutions for development, including for energy access, but also in the role of public finance to address market gaps and failures. Vincent has long worked in the field of financial inclusion, starting in 1998 in Ethiopia, and with extensive subsequent experience in both Asia and Africa--while resident in the Philippines, Cambodia, Viet Nam and Thailand. He has been active in SME promotion, business development, agricultural value chains and rural development. In addition to UNCDF, he has worked with the Belgian Development Agency (BTC), Oxfam America, UNDP, UNIDO and at the School or Oriental and African Studies. Vincent has an MSc in Economics with a focus on Asia from the University of London.
InJeong Hwang is the venture investment team head of The Korea Growth Investment Corporation, operating the K-Growth Fund in South Korea. He has worked as a fund manager of KIF(Korea IT Fund, the fund of fund established by three major korea telecommunication service companyes) for 7 years. He is currently working with many VCs and PEs investing venture company. He received his Ph.D. from Yonsei University, Korea.
Takahiro Tsuji, of Cancerscan Inc., manages a Japanese first social bond project in Hachiouji City. In this project, Cancerscan, as a service provider, promotes cancer screening in order to detect colorectal cancer in early stage and to reduce the related medical expenses. As a project manag er, Takahiro has engaged in the project since a feasibility study stage and he leads both the service provision and finance of the project. Prior to Cancerscan, Takahiro had worked in hospital constructions and feasibility studies in developing countries such as Iraq and Viet Nam as a registered architect. He holds a BA in Tohoku University Department of Architecture and Building Design.
Juhern Kim is a Senior Manager/Specialist of the Investment & Policy Solutions Division at the Global Green Growth Institute. His main task is to develop a pipeline of projects across forestry, agriculture, and energy sectors that generate 3-dimensional impact, and get them financed. He currently leads projects in Costa Rica and Colombia, and he was previously the Acting Country Rep. of Vietnam. He also worked for the UN Environment, where he contributed to UN’s landmark initiative on green economy and the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity. He served the Small and Medium Business Administration’s ASEM Eco-Innovation Initiative, where he developed off-grid solar home system deployment projects in Cambodia, which encouraged local entrepreneurs to establish a venture. He published several books and articles on green economy.