AGENDA 2020

Latest agenda for virtual conference “Impact Investing World Forum 2020” being held Online on November 23-24, 2020.

23rd Nov (Online)
09:00 AM
KEYNOTE I: The Impact Revolution
Melek De-WintMelek De-Wint - Research & Evaluation Director , The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation

Sir Ronald Cohen, Chair of the Global Steering Group of Impact Investment

09:20 AM
KEYNOTE II: Impact investing in EdTech: coronavirus and beyond
Shaun ConwayShaun Conway - Founder & President , IXO

James Gifford, Head of Impact Advisory at Credit Suisse

09:40 AM
KEYNOTE III: Update on the EU External Investment Plan (the response to the Covid-19 challenge)
Kay ParpliesKay Parplies - Head of Unit/ Senior Economist , European Commission

Paulus Geraedts,Team leader Outreach and investment services & Secretariat of the External Investment Plan European Commission

10:00 AM
KEYNOTE IV: The Imperative for Impact: The global context
Allison ClarkAllison Clark - Associate Director , MacArthur Foundation

Karen Wilson, Strategic Partnerships, Office of the Secretary-General, OECD

10:20 AM
ONLINE NETWORKING BREAK
Raphael BettiRaphael Betti - Head of Equity Risk Management , European Investment Fund (EIF)

11:10 AM
KEYNOTE VI: Alpha-Bonds for adaptable, dynamic impact investing
Farrukh H Khan, Farrukh H Khan, - Chief Business Development Officer and member of management committee , ACUMEN

Shaun Conway, Founder and President, IXO Foundation

11:30 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION: LATEST MARKET TRENDS IN IMPACT INVESTING SECTOR 2020-2021

Moderator:

  • Ahsan Zaman- Director, IMPACT INVESTING WORLD FORUM
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  • Panelists:
  • Kay Parplies, Head of Unit, European Commission
  • Karen Wilson, Strategic Partnerships, Office of the Secretary-General, OECD
  • Shaun Conway, Founder and President, IXO Foundation

12:30 PM
ONLINE NETWORKING BREAK

01:00 PM
Investing in Impact: Tapping into Emerging Growth Trends That Benefit Society
Karen E. WilsonKaren E. Wilson - Private Sector Finance , Development Co-Operation Directorate, OECD

Claire Hedley, Vice President, Goldman Sachs

01:15 PM
COVID-19 Response: A Case Study IMPACT INVESTING

Susan N. Dorsey, Senior Vice President - Finance, Administration & Impact Investing

01:30 PM
Investing for Impact: Lessons Learned from MacArthur Foundation’s Support for Affordable Housing Preservation

Allison Clark, Associate Director, Impact Investing, MacArthur Foundation

01:45 PM
State of the Impact Investing Industry Snapshot: the latest data and insights

Amit Bouri, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the GIIN

02:00 PM
ONLINE NETWORKING BREAK
Rodney SchwartzRodney Schwartz - CEO , ClearlySo

02:15 PM
Benefits and Challenges of Using Revenue-Based Financing (RBF) Structures for Impact Enterprises

Paula Giraldo, Senior Investment Officer at Adobe Capital

02:30 PM
Corporate Trends in Impact / ESG.
Darshita GilliesDarshita Gillies - CEO , MAANCH

Erin B. Robert, Head of Impact Finance, J.P. Morgan

02:45 PM
Taking the Casino Resort to Zero Waste – Native American Tribe Leads the Way

Mark Funkhouser, Director of Sustainability, Chumash Casino Resort and

Bill Lomax, Vice President, Goldman, Sachs & Co. LLC and

03:00 PM
Transformational Investing: the imperative role to solve infrastructural gaps

Luciana Antonini Ribeiro, Founding Partner, EB Capital

24th Nov (Online)
09:00 AM
KEYNOTE I: issues around how mainstream changes are creating a convergence with the impact sector

Suzanne Tavill, Global Head of Responsible Investment, Stepstone Global

09:20 AM
KEYNOTE II: Building back better: achieving a global impact recovery
Michele GiddensMichele Giddens - Co-Founder and Partner , BRIDGES FUND MANAGEMENT

Cliff Prior, CEO, GSG

09:40 AM
KEYNOTE III: Forestry Investment for Climate, Nature and Green Growth
Mauricio RODRIGUESMauricio RODRIGUES - Co-Head, Impact Investing , BARCLAYS WEALTH

David Brand, CEO, New Forests

10:20 AM
ONLINE NETWORKING BREAK
Severin LuebkeSeverin Luebke - Lead for the Impact Programme , DFID (Department for International Development)

10:50 AM
KEYNOTE V: RAISING CAPITAL FOR IMPACT IN A POST-COVID ENVIRONMENT
Tom BrittonTom Britton - Co-Founder , SYNDICATEROOM

Rodney Schwartz, CEO and Founder of ClearlySo

11:10 AM
KEYNOTE V: Climate emergency: Mobilising global capital for climate solutions
Hannah SchiffHannah Schiff - Manager, Research , GIIN (Global Impact Investing Network)

  • Manuel Adamini, Head of Investor Engagement, Climate Bonds Initiative

11:30 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION: EXPLORING NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN IMPACT INVESTING MARET GLOBALLY
Nigel Kershaw OBENigel Kershaw OBE - Chair , The Big Issue Group

  • Moderator:
  •  Ahsan Zaman - Director , IMPACT INVESTING WORLD FORUM
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  • Panelists:
  • Cliff Prior, CEO, GSG
  • David Brand, CEO, New Forests
  • Manuel Adamini, Head of Investor Engagement, Climate Bonds Initiative

12:30 PM
ONLINE NETWORKING BREAK

01:00 PM
New Cornerstones of Capitalism
Alexander BrunnerAlexander Brunner - Head of Impact Investments , LGT Bank (Zurich)

Christopher Hunter, Managing Director, IWP Family Office

01:15 PM
The role of Outcome Funds in solving education and unemployment challenges all over the world

Alasdair Maclay, Chief Strategy Officer, The Education Outcomes Fund

01:30 PM
investing in a Microfinance Fund : a resilience impact investing theme at the time of Covid 19 ?

Sebastien Duquet, Chief Investment Officer, Symbiotics

01:45 PM
How can investors help secure the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement?

Mark Campanale, Founder and Executive Chairman, Carbon Tracker Initiative

02:00 PM
ONLINE NETWORKING BREAK

03:00 PM
The power of Blended Finance to support smallholder farmers
Klaus-Michael ChristensenKlaus-Michael Christensen - President , Swiss Impact Investment Association (SIIA)

Luca Torre, Founder and Co-CEO, Gawa Capital

03:15 PM
Investing to Advance Racial Equity

Glen Macdonald, Managing Director - Senior Investment Advisor, Cornerstone Capital Group

03:30 PM
CLOSING KEYNOTE - The difference between ESG and Impact Investing

Adam Bendell, CEO, Toniic