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February 24th, 2023
Washington University in St. Louis

About the Conference

Entering our 7th year, students together with faculty at The Olin School of Business have hosted the annual Impact Investing Symposium (IIS) to educate, challenge, and engage professionals on issues and opportunities in the impact investing space. At the IIS, we showcase a variety of industry players and a diverse agenda to share experiences and promote the expansion of purposeful investments, sustainable practices, and responsible innovation. 


We are the largest Impact Investing conference in the Midwest. While we are entering our sixth year, we seek to build on the momentum of the previous Symposiums with renewed energy. With the support of Olin Business School and the Brown School of Social Work, along with a student and faculty Steering Committee, we are looking to expand the event to address new issues and attract leading voices from across the country. 

This year, we want to help investors and other stakeholders understand the impact that their businesses have in the community and the environment. Even if you think you are still learning about responsible practices, you are currently generating a significant impact and you should know what risks and opportunities this impact creates.

As a student-led organization, the Impact Investing Symposium relies on the efforts of full-time graduate students and WashU faculty. Below take a look at the minds behind the Symposium!

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Sophia Scott
2nd Year MSW-MBA Candidate
Jeremy Degenhart
Faculty Sponsor and Professor of Private Equity Practice
Missy Preston
2nd Year MBA

Bethany Copeland
2nd Year MSW 
Sam Taylor
2nd Year MBA 
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Becky Brosch
2nd Year PMBA

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Eric Reiter,
1st Year MSW

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