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James Lindsay

Director - Investments

Builders Vision



James Lindsay is Director, Investments, on the Builders Initiative Investment Team and is passionate about the nuanced intersection between capital markets and environmental conservation. In his role, his expertise centers around reimagining ways to make impactful investments instead of more conventional models in both public and private markets. James leads two investment vehicles at Builders Vision - one focused on energy, and one focused on ocean health.  Prior to his role at Builders Vision, James spent eleven years in the oil and gas exploration sector as a geophysicist, entrepreneur, and investor.

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10:25 - 11:05

Panel: How to Navigate Your Journey to Action

Most of us are clear on the why of impact investing, but the tougher question is how to navigate your first years of exploration, toward intentional and measurable impact over time. It typically takes several years to move from learning and exploring options to first investments or incubating projects

Hear two journeys - a pioneering international platform and mid-stage Asian investor - in defining personal focus, weighing opportunities and refining what works for them. How have they activated their impact across the capital spectrum and across ecosystems? How do we go from opportunistic to strategic? How to decide which asset classes and approaches are right for us at our stage - across funds, ventures, projects, platforms - and evolve along the way?

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