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Venues, Timing  & Dates
This course will be offered in Cape Town and Johannesburg respectively. This page allows you to buy tickets for the JOHANNESBURG offering. 
-JOHANESBURG: 9AM - 5PM, 19 & 20 July 2018, UCT GSB, Sandton Campus, 61 Katherine St, Dennehof, Sandton, Johannesburg

Want to attend in CAPE TOWN? Follow the link below: 
-CAPE TOWN: 9AM - 5PM, 16 & 17 July 2018, UCT GSB, Breakwater Campus, 9 Portswood Road, Green Point, Cape Town

Course Description
This course will provide participants with a global overview of impact investing globally whilst maintaining a contextual focus on South Africa relevant issues.  It will focus on the key legal practice employed in impact investing from the points of view of impact investors and social enterprises.
As the impact investing field has grown and evolved, so too has the terms and documentation required for these deals. Navigating the complexities of impact investing deals requires good lawyering skills that incorporates mission protection through from due diligence to exit. It necessitates that legal counsel modify contractual provisions and where contract provisions do not exist, create new one that can overcome the limitation of conventional deal terms and help advance the desired impact and financial goal of both investor and investee.
Delegates will be exposed to a broad range of impact investing vehicles and gain insights into the practical issues that come about when making and living with an impact investment. They will participate in case-study based workshops led by a diverse group of leading experts in the field.

Course Structure
This interactive two-day training opportunity offers rich experiential learning that blends theory and practice with a focus on the latter.
Keynote: The Global Picture – State of Impact Investing
Panel discussions: Putting an Impact Investment Together
  • Building Investment-Ready Social Enterprises
  • Governance of a Social Enterprise
  • Conducting Legal Due Diligence
Workshop: Negotiating and Documenting an Impact Investment
Keynote: What Makes Impact Investing Difference
Panel discussions: Living with an Impact Investment
  • Aggregating Capital:  Creating Impact Investment Vehicles
  • Governance of an Impact Investment Vehicle
  • Responsible Exits
Workshop: Managing an Impact Investment

About the Speaker
Deborah Burand is the director of the International Transactions Clinic and co-director of the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship. She writes and lectures on issues related to impact investing; social finance innovations such as social impact bonds; social entrepreneurship; international finance; microfinance and microfranchise; and developing sustainable businesses at the base of the economic pyramid. She was formerly director of the International Transactions Clinic that she cofounded at The University of Michigan Law School in 2008. In 2010-11, Burand took a leave of absence from Michigan Law to serve as general counsel to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the development finance institution of the United States. Prior to joining Michigan Law, she worked in the microfinance sector. Earlier in her career, she was a senior attorney in the international banking section of the Federal Reserve Board’s Legal Division; and then at the US Department of the Treasury where she was first the senior attorney/adviser for international monetary matters, and later the senior adviser for international financial matters. She also practiced law at the global law firm Shearman & Sterling. She is a member of the Bars of New York and the District of Columbia. She earned her BA, cum laude, from DePauw University and a joint graduate degree, JD/MSFS with honors, from Georgetown University.

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When and where?

UCT Graduate School of Business, Johannesburg
61 Katherine Street
South Africa

Runs from Thu 19 Jul 2018 at 9:00 AM

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Innovative Finance Initiative

(021) 406 1514