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About the Conference

Since 2015, 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 fifth year, we seek to build on the momentum of the previous Symposiums with a 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 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!

Allison Barudin LinkedIn Profile
Allison Barudin
2nd Year MBA Candidate
Hannah Levin LinkedIn Profile
Hannah Levin
2nd Year MBA-MSW Candidate
Jeremy Degenhart
Faculty Sponsor and Professor of Private Equity Practice
Soumitra Sourange
2nd Year MBA
Frankie Hong
2nd Year MSQF
Dani Tanaka
2nd Year MBA