Oxford Social Finance Programme
Solutions at Scale: How social finance is being used to tackle the refugee crisis
Worldwide, 60 million people have been displaced by violent conflict and poverty. The vast majority of refugees are trapped in protracted displacement crises preventing them from returning home. Without support and vigilance, migrant workers are vulnerable to modern day slavery and exploitation of the workforce. An estimated US$3 billion gap needed to meet refugee basic needs. Significantly more is needed to achieve self-reliance and sustainable solutions. This large scale human migration will continue to grow and have dramatic global political and economic impacts as climate change exacerbates the cycle of poverty and conflict.
Join us for a provocative and insightful Social Impact webinar to discuss the challenges of human migration and creative ways Impact Investing and Social Finance are being used to help enable refugees to safely enter the workforce and expand economic opportunities in their new countries.
Oxford Social finance and Impact Investing Programme Director, Gayle Peterson will facilitate the session joined by:
- Justin Sykes, Managing Director, Innovest Advisory, an impact consultancy that applies development know-how to unlock private capital to tackle global challenges including initiatives designed to create durable livelihoods for vulnerable populations.
Scarlet Cronin, Senior Director, Private Sector Partnerships, Tent Foundation