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Varun Sahni, Managing Partner, Impact Investment Partners and his colleagues believe that one of the greatest failures of our society is the criminal justice system. They are using the concept of information to help inmates become more integrated with society both while serving their time and upon release.
Two projects they have up and running are:
- A virtual reality room in a prison where inmates can touch the walls and walk on the floor as if they are outdoors. This is to help with psychological and emotional issues caused by being held in a confined environment.
- They are keen to work on skills training to better equip inmates for life after release. To achieve this they have produced a documentary from prison which they have then used to build a website. Through this they are able to pull together initiatives and best-practise from around the world and coordinate funding.
Varun Sahni was a key speaker at Wavelength Connect event On Your Marks 2014. To view more videos from this event go to On Your Marks 2014.
Impact Investment Partners is an investment and advisory services firm headquartered in London. IIP’s founding team has managed over 2 Billion USD in assets across multiple critical sectors such as energy and healthcare and has structured and managed a number of innovative deals to drive social impact at scale.
The firm works with a wide range of for-profit and not-for-profit clients to help them design impact investment and giving strategies that align their portfolios to their core values. IIP also creates and manages targeted impact investment vehicles and products on behalf of its clients.
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