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Leveraging Private Equity for Impact & Growth in Emerging Markets

Leveraging Private Equity for Impact & Growth in Emerging Markets

Thursday, April 11, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:10 PM


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Clemens Feil Deep Dive Poster
Leveraging Private Equity for Impact & Growth in Emerging Markets

In the evolving landscape of global investment, emerging markets represent a frontier of opportunity for private equity to catalyze sustainable growth and social impact. Join us for an enriching Deep Dive conversation with Clemens Feil, the author behind the Impact Entrepreneur Magazine article “The Untapped Potential of Private Equity in Emerging Markets.” This session aims to unfold the layers of complexity and promise that define private equity investments in these vibrant but often overlooked economies.

Clemens Feil’s analysis reveals a compelling narrative: emerging markets are not just investment destinations offering enticing financial prospects; they are arenas where private equity can significantly contribute to addressing critical societal challenges. Through our dialogue, we will navigate the symbiotic relationship between yielding robust returns and fostering impactful societal transformations, focusing on:

  • The nuanced balance of risk and reward in emerging markets’ private equity landscape.
  • Innovative strategies that investors can deploy to align financial success with impactful outcomes.
  • Insightful case studies demonstrating the transformative power of private equity in sectors such as healthcare, education, and sustainable infrastructure.
  • Reasons why emerging markets provide lucrative private equity investment opportunities but may be currently under-appreciated by investors.

This conversation promises to be a fascinating dive into how private equity can be a force for good, driving both economic prosperity and societal well-being in emerging markets. Additionally, these investments have the potential to offer strong, less correlated returns, which offers a compelling proposition for discerning investors. Whether you’re an investor, entrepreneur, or enthusiast for sustainable economic development, join us to explore how private equity can shape the future of these dynamic regions.

About Our Deep Dives

Deep Dives are hour-long Zoom Meetings: Live Q&A Sessions (as opposed to our Zoom Webinars, where the audience is in View-Only Mode) between the author(s) or subjects of a Magazine article and our members. Be sure to read the article in question and come bearing questions!

Featured Guest

Clemens Feil

Clemens Feil

Clemens Feil is a growth equity investment professional at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the largest global development finance institution focused on the private sector in developing countries.

He has spent the majority of his 14-year private equity career investing in emerging markets and has led investments in India, Vietnam, Pakistan, Colombia, and more. Prior to joining IFC in 2020, he worked at Bain Capital, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R), and Neuberger Berman.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Clemens consistently advocates for leveraging private equity to create positive social and environmental change in emerging markets. His perspectives on the topic have been featured in outlets such as Impact Entrepreneur, Impact Alpha, Harvard Business School cases, and the Clayton Christensen Institute.

Clemens has a BSc from the London School of Economics (LSE), an MA from Columbia University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.