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Thanks to WakeUp Capital for an enlightening two-day trip on impact investing. Appreciation to Faye Walsh Drouillard for her unmatched hospitality and insights and WakeUp Capital Matias Wibowo Mark Peters and the organising team. The unpredictable rain 🌧️ in Glendalough and sunshine ☀️ during the forest walk were memorable!

Pleasure to connect with Nathalie Nebelius from Toniic, a global community of asset owners pursuing deeper positive net impact across capital channels.

Delighted to hear from JC Impact Investing (Jäderberg & Cie. Group), Peter Jäderberg & Per Ståhl about their investment strategies, especially the JC Sandalwood project – showcasing the potential of impact investing.

As always, valued insights from Deirdre Mortell at Rethink Ireland on #socialimpact. Kudos to Aoibheann O'Brien of FoodCloud on their inspiring initiatives in food waste reduction and circularity. Congrats on your recent EI funding.

The forest tour, in Glen of the Downs, led by the insightful Anke Heydenreich was enlightening. Thanks to foresters Aideen O'Byrne @Fred Coombe, and Mark Peters for sharing their knowledge on forestry and biodiversity. The drive to expand forest cover while harmonising it with sustainable construction resources in Ireland is noteworthy.

System-level collaboration is essential for Ireland's impact investing growth. With global momentum, look forward to forging collaborations to boost impact investing in Ireland.

Image credit : WakeUp Capital

Mary Cronin
Author: Mary Cronin
October 17, 2023
Mary is an innovation specialist, systems thinker and circular economy facilitator. As the founder of UpThink Innovation Agency, Mary works with SMEs and large organisations as a circular economy/climate change/ESG consultant.