6th Annual Impact Investing Symposium Series

What is Impact Investing? According to Michael Drexler and Abigail Noble from the World Economic Forum it’s “an investment approach intentionally seeking to create both financial return and positive social impact that is actively measured.” Yet there is dissonance. What takes priority the financial return or the impact? Which stakeholder is most important? Is impact investing for the short-term or the long-term? Should change be incremental or revolutionary?

 

Join us at the 6th annual Impact Investing Symposium (IIS) to hear from industry leaders to explore these questions.

Program and Speaker Details

Impact Investing for Sustainability & Social Good


2 PM - 3 PM CST: Impact Investing for Sustainability & Social Good Howard Fischer - Basso Capital
Eliel Stofenmacher Stisin - Rewarded
Chris van Bergen - Nest Inc
Alex Borschow - Semillero Partners Lauren Burnhill - One Planet Ventures




Sports and Social Change


3 PM - 4 PM CST: Sports and Social Change
Tyler R. Tynes - GQ Magazine
Ashly Robinson - The Players' Tribune




International Approaches to Impact Investing & Entrepreneurship


11 AM - 12 PM CST: International Approaches to Impact Investing & Entrepreneurship
Eva Sander - Zenda.la
Fabián Aguilar - Angel Ventures
Suresh Samuel - Lendable
Amie Patel - Elevar Equity




COVID-19 Impacts to Investing


1 PM - 2 PM CST: COVID-19 Impacts to Investing
Michael Hsuing - CNTRD
Colleen Hafner - Rise Community Development
Sarah Smith - Mercy Investments




What is Impact Investing?


9 AM - 10 AM CST: Welcome from Dean Taylor and “What is Impact Investing” Debate Dean Mark Taylor - Olin Business School Charli Cooksey - WEPOWER
Peter Lupoff - Net Impact
Harry D'Andrea - Global Impact Fund David Beatty - Gaingels




Common Metrics for Impact Investing


10 AM - 11 AM CST: Common Metrics for Impact Investing
Mike Gilliam - Acumen
Shayla Meyer - Junxion Strategy
Emma Sissman - SJF Ventures
Lauren Rowley - AD Astra