Many investors around the world support the idea of business for social good through impact investment. So instead of focusing on the financial gain of the enterprise, these investors are focusing on the social or environmental impacts generated.
Day 3 of #BNDC2019 started with Impact Investment workshop by our co-founder, Aiz Lamere. He opened the session by sharing his experiences on finding investors to fund his projects. The participants are also given the opportunity to understand what the investors looking for and to pitch their ideas to the investors. He also facilitated the peer-to-peer investment session where all of Bali Nexus Design Challenge participants practiced their pitching and investing skill.
Our workshop is continued with Sustainable Food System by Prof. Anak Agung Gede, the President of East-West Center Bali Chapter. He emphasized that a sustainable food system should enhance a community's environmental, economic and social well-being. It is also a collaborative network that integrates several components from production to consumption.
Daniel Ojeda from the Project Hub of Green School Bali talked in Sustainable Product Design workshop. He pointed out that a sustainably designed product should come from consciously sourced materials, simple to manufacture, easy to use & easy to repair, long lasting, easy to recycle, and attractive. By this session, the participants reflected on their own prototypes whether it falls into the sustainably designed products or not.
The next presentation about Permaculture is conducted in collaboration with the Founder of Woven Earth, Brandon Bodhi Dento. He said that permaculture is a portmanteau of permanent agriculture and permanent culture. Bodhi explained that permaculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems.
Our solution is driven by the need of community, where they are also actively involved in all process of experimentation. Therefore, an Impact Measurement workshop is really needed for #BNDC2019 participants. Tungga Dewi Winarno Putri, Senior Analyst at Kopernik, shared her expertise in impact measurement which includes identifying and considering the positive and negative effects enterprises actions have on people and the planet. She also highlighted that Impact measurement is very essential to make effective impact investments, as it could help enterprises make better decisions and communicate their value to investors. The workshop closed with an exercise on impact measurement for our participants.