Loïc de Cannière, Managing Partner and Founder at Incofin, elected Chairman of the ‘Social Performance Task Force’

July 12, 2019

The Social Performance Task Force (SPTF) Board of Directors and secretariat elected Loïc de Cannière, Managing Partner and Founder of Incofin Investment Management, as the new Chairman of the Board on February 2019. With over 18 years of experience in the impact space through both investments and fundraising, Loïc will be able to emphasize and effectively communicate the SPTF achievements and work in the financial inclusion industry to a broad audience.

“I see a huge need and responsibility to share the insights of Social Performance Management (SPM) with the investor community,” says Loïc. “I appreciate that the SPTF’s contribution to developing and promoting universal standards and good practices of SPM in the financial inclusion space has been critical for the credibility of the sector. That is why I am motivated to actively contribute to the mission of the SPTF.”

As one of his first action items as the newly appointed Chairman, Loïc participated in a panel discussion during the most recent SPTF 2019 Social Investor Working Group Meeting in Washington, D.C. that took place on April 3rd. He shared his views on the topic ‘What makes us Impact Investors’ in today’s environment with the increasing concern of impact washing as a result of new players entering the market.

“I think the label of ‘Impact Fund Manager’ is only credible if we are very specific about what we want to achieve and how impact is defined, monitored and measured,” Loïc states. He shared Incofin’s pioneer work over the past 10 years with the audience and the company’s impact methodology.