The EDGE is a one-day forum in Monaco that was held on 11 April 2013. The event was designed to promote innovative and socially conscious business models, in line with the strong commitment of HSH Prince Albert II to encourage “the Global responsibility of Entrepreneurs for a sustainable development.”
The EDGE featured value-added seminars and keynote speakers. William Jimerson from Bearings client Musa Capital participated in a session with ‘impact investors’ who focus their investment efforts on business projects with positive and measurable social/environmental impact. The three speakers on the panel was:
Below is William Jimerson´s speech, where he gave examples of Musa Capital investments such as African Dynamics. The video also contains a panel discussion.
Mr. Jimerson asks the question “if we can make money and do good at the same time” and he provides examples that this is possible. The key is to have good people, a clear market opportunity and funding.