NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 4, 2013) - Senior officials from the United Nations Global Compact, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the United Nations International Telecommunication Union and the U.S. State Department; Deutsche Bank's Managing Director of Global Social Investment Funds, Asad Mahmood; Actress and Activist, Maria Bello; Secretary-General of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, Maurice Strong; and the former Minister of Tourism of Mexico, Gloria Guevara, are among the speakers confirmed for the GATE Global Impact event, 'Impact Investments in the Post-2015 Development Agenda' at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York on September 19, 2013.
GATE Global Impact (GATE) has been invited by the United Nations Global Compact to gather a select group of investment and development professionals to provide unique insight into how Impact Investments can deliver a more sustainable and inclusive global financial system at the UN Leaders Summit on September 19, 2013.
"We are delighted to be hosting this event at the UN Leaders Summit," said Vince Molinari, CEO of GATE. "Impact Investments -- investments that deliver not just financial rewards, but social and environmental ones too -- have been shown to not only offer investors long-term performance advantages, but to also play a crucial role in addressing global challenges. This event will demonstrate how new electronic market infrastructure, growing support and regulatory changes are allowing wider participation in this exciting asset class and making a real difference to the lives of millions."
At the event, GATE will officially launch the GATEWAY platform, a robust, regulatory complaint, electronic and metrics-rich platform for buyers and sellers of Impact Investments. Invited experts will also participate in a debate on a variety of topics ranging from the role of Impact Investing in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to Women and Impact Investing. Crowdfund Investing -- a new asset class that promises to dramatically expand access to capital for entrepreneurs and small businesses -- will also be discussed with an exclusive presentation of The World Bank Report on the opportunities of Crowdfunding in the developing world.
Areas where Impact Investment and Crowdfunding are set to achieve breakthrough results will also be highlighted. In particular, ImpactWIFI -- low-cost, high-speed wireless Internet access -- and the job-intensive Travel & Tourism sector, are two areas that, with new capital, GATE strongly believes will contribute to the global development agenda and poverty alleviation, while providing high rates of return.
Speakers from the UN Broadband Commission, Microsoft, and Kenyan telecommunications provider, Indigo Telecom, will demonstrate how raising capital for ImpactWIFI -- an innovative technology that leverages unused TV spectrum to provide wireless Internet access -- can sustainably close the digital divide between rural and urban areas, as well as between developed and less-developed countries, at an affordable price. For this new digital infrastructure to be fully harnessed for education and employment opportunities in Africa and beyond, GATE has committed to drive investment capital to Travel & Tourism initiatives in newly connected communities on its dedicated GATEtrip platform. Recognizable names in tourism and sustainable development including the UN Environment Programme's first Executive Director, Maurice Strong, and the Former Mexican Minister of Tourism, Gloria Guevara, will sit with tourism business leaders to debate how Impact Investing in Travel & Tourism can translate into a brighter future for millions.
About GATE Global Impact INC.
GATE Global Impact INC is an Impact Investing-focused electronic regulatory compliant marketplace that provides market infrastructure and related services for the emerging Impact Investment industry -- public and private investments with a sustainable social and/or environmental component that also may generate a healthy rate of financial return. All securities are offered through GATE US LLC, a New York-based broker dealer and a member of FINRA and SIPC. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
More information: www.gateimpact.com & www.gateus.com