Today’s capital. Tomorrow’s generation.

The Impact Investor Global Summit will mobilise private market institutions to engage with the growing momentum in impact investing.

Join over 300 attendees from specialist impact fund managers, general asset managers and institutional investors for two days of networking at the must-attend event for impact investment professionals.

Hear from industry leaders such as Allianz Global Investors, Ambienta, AP4, Bain Capital Double Impact, Bridges Fund Management, CalSTRs, CDC Group, EQT Partners, Leapfrog, Schroders Capital, Temasek to discuss creating scalable, positive change and explore how you can create impact strategies that create greater value for people and the planet.

What can you expect at the Impact Investor Global Summit?

Event content with value

The summit will focus on mainstreaming and scaling impact strategies. Featuring sessions on how to make sure of SFDR, private capital’s role in the Just Transition, post-COP26, integrating natural capital, innovation in financial structures, alignment on impact metrics, as well as specialist vs generalist impact.

Build a valuable network

Connect with industry participants in all aspects of impact investment and benefit from our expansive global community. Network in-person at interactive workshops, networking breaks, evening drinks reception, roundtable discussions and invite-only breakfasts. Build lasting relationships and compare best practices with your peers.

Meet institutional investors

Hear from institutional investors who are looking to increase their exposure in the industry. Past investors included California State Teachers’ Retirement System, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation, New York State Common Retirement Fund, PGGM Investments and many more.

Featured investor session

Climate-led investing as a capital allocation imperative

Hear from Just Climate’s newly appointed Senior Partner, Clara Barby, on the need to institutionalise climate-led investing as a capital allocation imperative across the investment management industry.

  • What is climate-led investing?
  • What is the role of climate-led investing in future institutional portfolios?
  • How can investors play their part in ensuring a just transition?
  • Climate impact won’t be achieved through business as usual, so what needs to change?
  • What partnerships and new models are needed to create scalable climate impact?
  • How can private market investors incorporate climate impact within a risk and return framework?
  • How should investors deal with the hardest to de-carbonise sectors and more challenging geographies?

Key event themes

    • Making sense of SFDR – are you an article 8 or article 9 fund and what are the implications?
    • Private capital’s role in the Just Transition – how to integrate climate and inequality into a single impact strategy?
    • Post-COP26 – going beyond net-zero commitments, how can the impact market accelerate the energy transition?
    • Integrating Natural Capital – what is the role of natural capital and carbon offsets as part of your net-zero investment strategy?
    • Innovation in financial structures – how to make impact fund structures and manager incentives fit for purpose?
    • Alignment on impact metrics – how are measurement standards aligning and what are the implications for your investor reporting?
    • Specialist vs generalist impact – what role should specialisation play in your investment remit and fund positioning?

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Connect with impact investment professionals

Aberdeen Standard Investment
Achmea Investment Management
Actis
AfricInvest Group
Airovation Technologies
Allianz Capital Partners
AMP Capital
AP6
AP7
APG Asset Management
Arcano Asset Management
Ardian
Ares Management Corporation
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Asset Management One
Astarte Capital Partners
AXABain Capital
BentallGreenOak
Big Issue Invest
Big Society Capital
Blackstone Group
BlueOrchard Finance
BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt
Bridgepoint
Bridges Fund Management
Brightwood Capital Advisors
Brunel Pension Partnership
Buckingham Companies
CalSTRS
Calvert Foundation
Carlyle Group
Castle Hall
Cathay
CDC Group
Ceres
Children's Investment Fund Foundation
Christian Super
Church Commissioners for England
Collective Action
Conduit Capital
CPP Investment Board
Dai-ichi Life International
Dementia Discovery Fund
Denham Capital
Derigo
Development Partners International
Earth Capital
EBRD
Educate Global
Enhanced Capital Partners
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Eurazeo
European Climate Foundation
European Commission
European Investment Fund
Eurosif
EV Private Equity
EVPA
FinDev Canada
Finnfund
Fjarde AP-fonden
Fondaction
FSN Capital Partners
GIZ
Glenmede
Golding Capital Partners
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity
Hatch BioFund Management
Hg
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
HSBC Bank
Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance
ILX Fund
Impact Management Project
Impact Principles
Inarcassa
Intermediate Capital Group
International Finance Corporation
Kempen Capital Management
KKR
Kuria Foundation for Social Enterprise
Larry Ellison Foundation
LBO France
LeapFrog Investments
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
M&G
Macarthur Foundation
Marwitz Family Office
MassMutual
Merseyside Pension Fund
Mosiamise Rural Development
NEST - National Employment Savings Trust
New York City Retirement System
Nordea
North Sky Capital
NYS Common Retirement Fund
Oaktree Capital Management
Octopus Investments
OMERS
Paine Schwartz Partners
Palatine Private Equity
Palladium Equity Partners
Partners Group
Patrizia Netherlands
Patron Capital Partners
PGGM
Phillips Foundation
Primestor Development
ReAssure
Rede Partners
Root Capital
Satter Investment Management
Seroba Life Sciences
Simmons University
Small Foundation
Stafford Capital Partners
Stepstone Group
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
SV Health Managers
Swedfund
Temasek
Temporis Capital
The Blackstone Group
The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation
The Predistribution Initiative
Tikehau Capital
Trill Impact
Triodos Investment Management
Triple Jump
Tufts University
TZP Group
U.S. International Development Finance Corp
Vibro Beteiligungs
Vital Capital
Wafra
Wespath Investment Management
Wimmer Family Office
Working For Change
World Bank Group Pensions
YIELCO Investments

Featured speakers at the summit

Testimonials from attendees

Operating Principles for Impact Management

Diane Damskey, Head of Secretariat

The event gathered some of the top names in impact investing and covered key topics to promote the understanding and growth of this market. The organization and…

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SV Health Investors

Hannah Maunder, Investor Relations and Communications Associate

The Impact Investor Global Summit provided a huge amount of clarity on all things impact investing and did so in an engaging and enjoyable way.

FSN Capital Partners

Pål Dale, Senior Director, Business Development

All in all, the event provided a rich and detailed snapshot of the state of the impact investment industry, as of 2021.

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Post Show Report 2021

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Investor prospectus

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Sample attendee list

Speakers confirmed for 2022

For more information on speaking in 2022, please contact Boris Petrovic.

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Pierre Abadie

Group Climate Director, Tikehau Capital

Pierre Abadie is Group Climate Director at Tikehau Capital and Co-head of the Group's private equity energy transition and decarbonisation practice. He has over 20 years of experience in the energy and energy transition sectors. Pierre previously wor… Read full bio

Houman Ashrafian

Managing Partner, SV Health Investors

Since joining SV in 2016, Houman has founded six currently active SV companies. He co-leads SV’s Biotech franchise, which has a long history of building high value, successful new companies and bringing transformational drugs from discovery to market… Read full bio

Clara Barby

Senior Partner, Just Climate

Clara is Senior Partner at Just Climate. Previously, Clara was Chief Executive of the Impact Management Project (IMP) and led the IFRS Foundation's project to establish the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), under the direction of t… Read full bio

Edward Beckley

Partner, TPG

Edward Beckley is a Partner at TPG based in London focused on climate and infrastructure investing. Edward leads the team investing in the region for TPG Rise Climate, TPG’s dedicated climate impact investing fund which currently has nearly $7 billio… Read full bio

Thomas Belazis

Director of Innovative Finance, The Rockefeller Foundation

Thomas joined the Rockefeller Foundation in 2017, bringing diverse experience in private equity, venture capital and management consulting both in the US and emerging markets. As a Director, he is responsible for driving new investment strategies acr… Read full bio

Allison Bennington

Partner, Global Head of ESG & Chair, Activist Defense, PJT Partners

Allison Bennington has over 30 years of financial industry and legal experience, including 17 years of activist and ESG investing experience. She is a Global Head of Activism Defense and ESG Advisory at PJT Partners. Most recently Chief Global Relati… Read full bio

Anita Bhatia

Investment Director- Endowment Team, Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation

Anita is Investment Director at Guy's and St Thomas' Charity, working on the investment activities of the Charity's endowment and leads the development and implementation of the Charity's impact investing activities including portfolio construction,… Read full bio

Eleanor Blagbrough

Co-founding Partner, Blume Equity

Eleanor Blagbrough is a Co-Founding Partner of Blume Equity, a firm investing thematically into technology-enabled sustainable companies across Europe. Eleanor is a tenured investor with a prior background in strategy consulting. Eleanor was formerly… Read full bio

Shadi Brazell

Programme Manager, Place-based impact investing, Impact Investing Institute

Shadi is focussed on making it easier for mainstream investors to do effective place-based impact investing (committing to investments within a target geography that generate a financial return as well as positive social, environmental and economic i… Read full bio

Martin Bresson

Public Affairs Director, Invest Europe

Martin is Invest Europe's Public Affairs Director. He is head of Invest Europe’s existing team of five experienced public affairs staff who represent the interests of the association’s 650 private equity, venture capital, infrastructure and long-term… Read full bio

Joe Briggs

Founder, Briggs Capital Formation

Joe Briggs is the Founder of Briggs Capital Formation, a fund advisory business that supports investment funds with fundraising execution and investor servicing across a range of investor-critical functions, including fund documentation, communicatio… Read full bio

Johnny Brom

Founder and CIO, SAIL Ventures

Johnny is Sail Ventures’ Founder and Chief Investment Officer. He has experience in the field of innovative finance and emerging markets, and is accustomed to working with both the private and public sectors. Prior to founding Sail Ventures, Johnny w… Read full bio

Michelle Capiod

Co-Founding Partner, Blume Equity

Michelle Capiod is a Co-Founding Partner of Blume Equity, a firm investing thematically in sustainable, technology-enabled companies across Europe. Michelle has a long background in private equity and venture capital. Prior to co-founding Blume Equit… Read full bio

Cecilia Chao

Managing Director, Bain Capital Double Impact

Cecilia Chao is a Managing Director at Bain Capital Double Impact. She joined Bain Capital in 2008 and prior to her current role, she was a member of the Private Equity Portfolio Group. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Ms. Chao was a Vice President at… Read full bio

Laurent Chatelin

Managing Partner, Eurazeo Infrastructure Partners

Laurent is the Founder and Managing Partner of Eurazeo Infrastructure Partners, the investment manager dedicated to impact infrastructure investment with the Eurazeo Group. Eurazeo Infrastructure Partners investment strategy is focused on Energy and… Read full bio

Sweta Chattopadhyay

Head of Investments, Europe, Moonfare

Sweta is the Head of Investments, Europe, at Moonfare. She leads the investment team with a global remit across Private Markets, and has a particular focus on European and Asian investments. She also leads Moonfare's global efforts within Sustainable… Read full bio

Matt Christensen

Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing, Allianz Global Investors

Matt Christensen was appointed Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at Allianz Global Investors in December 2020. In this newly created role, he is responsible for accelerating the growth of Impact Investing as part of the company’s growin… Read full bio

Jamie Cooper

Portfolio Manager, Dream Impact Fund, Dream Unlimited

Jamie Cooper oversees all aspects of the Fund's financial and impact performance. Dream Impact Fund is one of the worlds first open-ended real estate funds dedicated exclusively to UN Sustainable Development Goal #11 - Sustainable Cities and Communit… Read full bio

Helen Crowley

Partner, Pollination

Dr Helen Crowley is a Partner at Pollination, a global climate and nature-focused investment and advisory firm. Formerly the head of Sustainable Sourcing Innovation at Kering SA, Helen advised luxury clothing brands on best practices in sustainabilit… Read full bio

Chris Cullen

Property Fund Manager, Resonance

Chris is one of the Property Fund Managers at Resonance, focussed on the funds that seek to house people at risk of homelessness. Since 2013, Resonance’s impact property funds have raised £300m+, providing over 1,000 safe, decent and affordable homes… Read full bio
Silva Dezelan

Dr. Silva Deželan

ESG Director, Stafford Capital Partners

Dr. Silva Dezelan is Stafford’s ESG Director and a member of the Executive Management Board. Prior to joining Stafford Silva worked for Robeco where she was responsible for ESG integration and the implementation of ESG engagement across different pri… Read full bio
Philipp Essl

Philipp Essl

Senior Social Impact Director, Big Society Capital

Philipp focuses on social impact measurement and management across Big Society Capital’s investment process and portfolio. He is passionate about using impact strategy and evidence to drive social investment decisions and tackle pressing social chall… Read full bio

Nneka Eze

Managing Director, VestedWorld

Nneka Eze is a Managing Director Partner at VestedWorld, a venture capital firm delivering returns in agriculture, consumer goods, and enabling technology with a focus on Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya. She has served on the Investment Committee for over… Read full bio

Issa Faye

Director, Sector Economics and Development Impact, IFC

Issa leads the development and implementation of IFC’s ex-ante impact assessment system, better known as AIMM, or the Anticipated Impact Measurement and Monitoring system. He is responsible for the monitoring, evaluation and reporting of IFC’s invest… Read full bio

Josh Featherby

Managing Director, Private Investments, Cambridge Associates

Josh is a Senior Investment Director in Cambridge Associates’ London office, having joined the firm in 2010. He focuses on advising clients on the construction of custom private investment portfolios spanning Private Equity, Venture Capital and Real… Read full bio

Sarah Forster

CEO, The Good Economy 

Sarah Forster is CEO of The Good Economy (TGE), a leading impact advisory firm that she co-founded in 2015 to enhance the contribution of business and finance to inclusive and sustainable development. With over 25 years’ experience in international e… Read full bio

Borja Garcia Fernandez

Head of Structuring and LATAM Lead, Citi Social Finance

Borja Garcia is Head of Structuring and LATAM Lead at Citi Social Finance. He joined Citi from BII (former CDC Group), the UK Development Finance Institution, where he spent some years structuring impactful transactions across the financial services… Read full bio

Michele Giddens OBE

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Bridges Fund Management

Michele co-founded Bridges alongside Philip Newborough and Sir Ronald Cohen in 2002. As a partner, she focuses on strategy, investor relations, public affairs and social impact assessment. Michele has played a key role in the growth of the impact inv… Read full bio

John Gilligan

Joint Managing Director – Funds, Big Issue Invest

John worked in the private equity and venture capital industry for over 30 years starting at 3i, and then as a corporate finance Partner with Deloitte and BDO. He is now the Director of the Oxford Saïd Finance Lab at the University of Oxford and Join… Read full bio

Sarah Gelfand

Managing Director, BlueMark

Sarah Gelfand is one of the impact investing market’s early pioneers. She was a founding Director at the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), where she led development of the industry’s leading system for measuring and managing impact (IRIS+). As… Read full bio

Amara Goeree

Sustainability Director Private Equity, Schroders Capital

As Sustainability Director Private Equity, Amara Goeree is part of Schroders Capital’s investment team, integrating sustainability and impact investment practices. She has over a decade of sustainable finance experience, working in different parts of… Read full bio

Max Gottschalk

Founding Partner, Vedra Partners

Max Gottschalk is the Founding Partner of Vedra Partners, a multi-family office with operations in London and Switzerland. Prior to Vedra, he co-founded, Gottex Fund Management in 1998, a global asset management company that he built and brought to m… Read full bio

Cyril Gouiffès

Head of Social Impact, European Investment Fund

Cyril has been an investment manager within the venture capital team of EIF for the last eight years. Since 2019, he heads the team in charge of managing EIF equity social impact investments and portfolio, from social impact funds investments, social… Read full bio

David Gowenlock

Private Markets Impact Specialist, Independent

David advises private equity and venture capital fund managers on strategic topics relating to structuring and raising capital for impact investment strategies. He also supports institutional LPs in their mapping and understanding of the European lan… Read full bio

Anne Grandin

Director, Infrastructure, PATRIZIA

Anne Grandin is a Director in the Infrastructure equity team of Patrizia, based in London. She is involved in the origination and execution of infrastructure transactions as well as the asset management of the portfolio. Anne has significant experien… Read full bio

Sam Gray

Managing Partner, Apposite Capital

Sam Gray is Managing Partner of Apposite Capital a healthcare specialist private equity investor. Apposite invests across the healthcare value chain in European businesses that are committed to making a positive impact by delivering high quality, eff… Read full bio

Alison Hampton

Founder, Alma Verde Advisors

Alison is the founder of Alma Verde Advisors, which provides strategic consultancy and training services to private equity, venture capital and other investors on how to incorporate responsible investment into their investment decision-making and own… Read full bio

Hayley Hand

Investment Director, Big Society Capital

Hayley Hand is an Investment Director at Big Society Capital, the leading social impact-led investor in the UK. Hayley works in the venture investment team, which backs venture capital funds that invest in mission driven start-ups. Prior to Big Socie… Read full bio

Ana Haurie

Co-founder and CEO, Respira International

Ana is a senior executive with 30 years’ experience in financial services and a detailed understanding of the alternative investment space across real assets and hedge funds, honed over 15 years of leadership at Dexion Capital, a leading boutique inv… Read full bio

Michael Hayes

Global Climate Change and Decarbonization Leader, KPMG International

Mike has been a Partner in KPMG Ireland for the past 20 years and is the Global Renewables Leader for KPMG. Mike has been involved in the renewable energy industry from the very early days and has been extensively involved in working with and advisin… Read full bio

David Henderson

Managing Partner, XPV Water Partners

As the founder and Managing Partner of XPV, David Henderson is a thought leader and sought-after advisor, speaker, and expert contributor in the area of water innovation, policy and investing. In addition to leading the firm, David uses his industry… Read full bio

Yohan Hill

Principal & Director of ESG and Responsible Investing, Adams Street Partners

As Director of ESG and Responsible Investing, Mr. Hill is the Chairperson of Adams Street’s Environmental, Social, and Governance Committee, and supports Adams Street’s ESG efforts across all investment strategies, including impacting investing. He c… Read full bio

Tanya Horowitz

Partner, Butterfly Ventures

Tanya has over 25+ years of financial services experience with 12+ years dedicated to M&A and 9+ years dedicated as a venture investor. She started her VC journey in NYC in 2013 by co-founding her first VC fund, Capital A Partners (CapA), which t… Read full bio

Beth Houghton

Partner, Palatine

Beth is a Partner at Palatine and is Head of the Impact Fund. Her role includes defining the strategy and process for selecting impact investments, to engaging with portfolio companies to create commercial returns and additional value through environ… Read full bio

Hanna Ideström

Senior Portfolio Manager, Alternative Investments, AP4

Hanna is a Senior Portfolio Manager in the team of Alternatives Investments at Fjärde AP-fonden (AP4), where her focus area is Private Equity. As per June 2021, AP4 manages assets of approx. SEK 490 billion. Prior to joining AP4, Hanna was an Investm… Read full bio

Pia Irell

Impact Partner, Trill Impact

Pia has more than 14 years of experience in the Private Equity industry, of which eight years at Altor Equity Partners and six years as a member of Gambro’s global leadership team, at that time a Private Equity owned company, acquired and delisted by… Read full bio

Michael Johnson

ESG and Regulation Lead, KPMG in the UK

Michael is a ESG and Regulation Lead for KPMG in the UK and supports the Wealth and Asset Management Consulting practice. He specialises in helping asset managers deal with complex financial regulation. This has included helping a wide variety of ass… Read full bio

Stefanie Kneer

Head of ESG & Sustainability, Three Hills Capital Partners

Stefanie is an expert in impact measurement and management. An economist by training, she previously led the impact team at Bridges Fund Management in the UK before recently joining the team at Three Hills Capital Partners to build a sustainable alte… Read full bio

Ruth Knox

Partner – ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

Ruth Knox is a partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP and member of the Firm’s ESG & Impact Practice Group, which advises some of the world’s most sophisticated private equity firms, corporations, and project spons… Read full bio

Sedef Köktentürk

Managing Partner & Chief Operating Officer, Blue Horizon

Sedef Köktentürk is a Managing Partner & Chief Operating Officer of Blue Horizon, a global impact investor focused on the future of food system. At Blue Horizon Sedef leads on impact investing and ESG integration. She has over 20 years of experie… Read full bio

Michael Korengold

President, Enhanced Capital

Michael Korengold serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Enhanced Capital Group LLC. Mr. Korengold serves on the firm’s investment committees and Board of Directors. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer, Michael served as the com… Read full bio

Ashish Kumar

Climate & Innovation Lead, Shell Foundation

Impact Investing — Blended Finance/De-risking impact finance vehicles; Early-stage start-up funding and venture-building. Human Cantered Design; Systems Thinking/Theory of Change etc. Sectors: ClimateTech/CIimate Finance; Decentralised renewables, En… Read full bio

Asha Lad

Chief Investment Officer, Conduit Capital

Asha Lad is working towards a world where all capital is treated and used as responsible investment capital. As Chief Investment Officer at Conduit Capital, Asha creates and incubates vital, scalable market-rate return impact investment growth equity… Read full bio

Yasemin Saltuk Lamy

Deputy CIO, Head of Asset Allocation and Capital Solutions, British International Investment

Yasemin is Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Head of Asset Allocation and Capital Solutions at CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution. She began her investment career at JPMorgan in London, covering first derivatives and then as a foun… Read full bio

Paula Langton

Partner, Campbell Lutyens

Paula joined Campbell Lutyens in 2006 and co-heads the firm’s fund placement activities in Europe as well as leading Campbell Lutyens’ sustainability practice. Paula has over 19 years of fund placement experience. She has led well over 45 fundraising… Read full bio

Christina Leijonhufvud

CEO, BlueMark

Christina Leijonhufvud is the CEO of BlueMark, an independent impact verification business, where she is responsible for leading all aspects of the business strategy, new product development, and external relations. Christina supervises the BlueMark… Read full bio

Tai Lin

Managing Partner, Proterra Investment Partners Asia

Tai Lin is the Managing Partner of Proterra Investment Partners Asia (“Proterra Asia”), the Asian arm of Proterra Investment Partners, a global alternative asset manager focused on the food and agribusiness industries with US$ 3.7 billion of assets u… Read full bio

Xenia Loos

Co-creator, Collective Action

Xenia is a co-founder of Collective Action, an investment platform facilitating collaboration between institutional investors who aim to achieve measurable social and environmental impact and financial returns in private markets. She is part of the i… Read full bio

Whitney Lutgen

Partner, MJ Hudson

Whitney Lutgen is a Partner and Co-Head of the Private Funds Practice in the law division at MJ Hudson. She primarily advises fund sponsors in connection with the establishment, structuring and operation of private investment funds across all alterna… Read full bio

Diane Mak

Director, Impact Measurement and Management, Allianz Global Investors

Diane Mak leads AllianzGI’s Impact Measurement & Management team. In her role, Diane oversees the development and implementation of the impact framework and approach for the due diligence, measurement and management of AllianzGI’s private market… Read full bio

Sugandhi Matta

Chief Impact Officer, ABC Impact

As Chief Impact Officer, Sugandhi leads the firm's approach towards assessing, measuring, consolidating, and driving impact outcomes across its portfolio companies, in order to deliver measurable, positive impact alongside compelling financial return… Read full bio

Cameron McLain

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Giant Ventures

Cameron McLain is Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Giant Ventures, a multi-stage venture fund that backs purpose-driven founders solving the world's most pressing challenges. Prior to Giant, Cameron founded and exited a social analytics company,… Read full bio

Henry McLoughlin

Director, Strategy and Advocacy, Capricorn Investment Group

Henry leads strategy and advocacy initiatives at Capricorn Investment Group, a firm born from the desire to demonstrate the huge investment potential that resides in breakthrough commercial solutions to the world’s most pressing problems, making it o… Read full bio

Marta Hervás Melgarejo

Investment Director, Arcano Partners

Marta Hervás is an Investment Director at Arcano Asset Management, a leading alternatives asset manager headquartered in Madrid, Spain, with over €7.5 billion of assets under management and advisory. In addition to leading Arcano's impact private equ… Read full bio

Fabienne Michaux

Director, SDG Impact, UNDP

Fabienne Michaux is the Director of SDG Impact, part of UNDP Sustainable Finance Hub, joining in 2019. Fabienne is the lead developer of the SDG Impact Standards, the first and only independent management standards in the market that places sustainab… Read full bio

Narina Mnatsakanian

Executive Director Impact and Sustainable Investment, Van Lanschot Kempen

Narina until recently was Head of Sustainability and Impact investing at Kempen Capital Management and is now Executive Director at the newly formed Sustainability Centre at Van Lanschot Kempen. She works closely with portfolio managers on ESG integr… Read full bio

Toby Mitchenall

Senior Editor, ESG and Sustainability, New Private Markets

Toby Mitchenall is Senior Editor, ESG and Sustainability at PEI. He is the editor of New Private Markets, a new publication serving sustainable investors in private markets, from ESG to impact. Toby was previously responsible for PEI’s private equity… Read full bio

Imraan Mohammed

Head of Impact Investments, Children's Investment Fund Foundation

Imraan Mohammed is Head of Impact Investments at Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and is responsible for equity and debt related investments in areas that support CIFF’s programmatic focus. Imraan has 17 years of experience in managing pr… Read full bio

Vanessa Morphet

Head of Social Impact Investment, The Archbishops’ Council

Vanessa joined the Church of England in 2021 to establish the Church’s social impact investment programme within The Archbishops’ Council. Through this programme, the Church of England is making £16 million available for a social impact portfolio, wh… Read full bio

Stephen Muers

Chief Executive Officer, Big Society Capital

Stephen was appointed CEO in May 2021. He has been at Big Society Capital since 2016, working for four years as Head of Strategy and Market Development and then as interim CEO since May 2020. During this time, Stephen has led on the organisation’s st… Read full bio

Rikke Kjær Nielsen

Partner, EQT

Rikke Nielsen joined EQT Partners in April 2010 and is a Partner in the Copenhagen office. Rikke has extensive experience from EQT’s portfolio companies, is a member of several of EQT’s investment committees and is part of EQT’s global Healthcare man… Read full bio

Nadia Nikolova

Lead Portfolio Manager, AllianzGI

Nadia Nikolova is the lead portfolio manager for Allianz Development Finance strategy, managing over $1.8bn of blended finance commitments. Nadia joined AllianzGI over seven years ago originally as a portfolio manager in the Infrastructure Debt team… Read full bio

Dr Andreas Nilsson

Managing Director and Head of Impact, Golding Capital Partners

Dr Andreas Nilsson is Managing Director and Head of Impact at Golding Capital Partners and responsible for impact investments. He joined the Golding team in 2021 Prior to joining Golding, Mr Nilsson was Managing Partner of Sonanz, an Impact-focused f… Read full bio

Karima Ola

Partner, Leapfrog Investments

Karima serves as head of the African Financial Services investment team, at LeapFrog Investments, an emerging markets impact investor with a mission to invest in companies that provide the unserved or underserved with essential services; delivering P… Read full bio

Brett Orlando

Founder & Director, Net Zero Capital Advisory

Brett Orlando is a leading finance professional in the energy transition. His 20+ years international experience spans investment banking, strategic advisory, non-profit and government. He is Founder and CEO of Net Zero Capital Advisory, an independe… Read full bio

Olivia Prentice

Partner, Head of Impact, Bridges Fund Management

Olivia is responsible for Bridges’ impact strategy and impact management practice across all funds. Previously, Olivia was on secondment from Bridges to co-found the Impact Management Project (IMP), an ambitious sector-wide initiative to build market… Read full bio

Pedro Ramos

Director, Global Impact, KKR

Pedro Godinho Ramos (London) joined KKR in 2020 and is a member of the Global Impact team. He serves as a member of the Global Impact Investment Committee, Portfolio Management Committee and KKR’s ESG taskforce in Europe. He has played a significant… Read full bio

Carlos Reyes

Managing Director, Palladium Equity Partners

Carlos Reyes is currently a Managing Director at Palladium Equity Partners, a New York Private Equity Firm with US$3.3 Billion of assets under management. In Palladium, Carlos is a lead within the Sustainable Investment Practice, and it is managing o… Read full bio

Benjamin Rick

CEO, Social and Sustainable Capital

Ben grew up in London and studied at UMIST in Manchester graduating with a BSc 1st Class Hons degree in Management Science. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1993 before moving to the corporate bond trading desks at Lehman Brothers and then UBS where he joi… Read full bio

Abrielle Rosenthal

Chief Sustainability Officer, Towerbrook

Ms. Rosenthal is Chief Sustainability Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer and a Managing Director of TowerBrook, and co-Chair of the Responsible Ownership Committee and DE&I Committee. Prior to joining TowerBrook, Ms. Rosenthal was a corporate… Read full bio

Delilah Rothenberg

Co-Founder & Executive Director, The Predistribution Initiative

Delilah Rothenberg is a Co-Founding Partner and the Executive Director of the Predistribution Initiative (PDI), a multi-stakeholder non-profit organization designed to support investors in aligning their investment governance, financial analysis, and… Read full bio

Reihem Roy

Partner, Omnivore

Reihem Roy is Partner at Omnivore, a venture capital firm that seeks to fund entrepreneurs building the future of agriculture and food systems. He has spent a decade with Omnivore, and in addition to his investment responsibilities, he serves as Omni… Read full bio

Robert Schultz

Partner, Capricorn

Robert Schultz is a Partner of Capricorn Investment Group. Prior to Capricorn, he was the Co-Founder and Partner of Greentech Capital Advisors, an investment bank and asset management firm focused on creating a more efficient and sustainable global i… Read full bio

Snehal Shah

Reporter, New Private Markets, PEI Media

Snehal Shah is a reporter for New Private Markets, PEI Media’s sustainability-focused publication. She covers ESG, sustainability and impact investments including investors’ allocations and policies; managers’ investment strategies and ESG and divers… Read full bio

Anna Shiel

Head of Origination, Big Society Capital

Anna joined Big Society Capital in 2012, where she is a member of the Investment Committee and Executive Committee and leads the investment team. Over the past 10 years, she has helped shape BSC’s strategy and make investments which have grown the UK… Read full bio

Hugh Simpson

ESG and Impact Investors Lead, KMPG

ESG Consultant experienced in delivery to asset owners and managers across asset classes. Hugh started his career at Mercer before moving to MSCI to consult asset owners on index strategy and ESG integration. Hugh is currently working with KPMG’s pri… Read full bio

Claire Smith

CIO, Beyond Impact

Claire Smith, the founder of humane investment platform Beyond Investing, is a vegan and environmentalist with 33 years experience in finance and investment at top-tier banks and investment houses. Beyond Investing creates investment programs designe… Read full bio

Laurie J Spengler

President and CEO, Courageous Capital Advisors

Laurie J. Spengler is an impact investment banker, board member and active contributor to the impact investing industry. Among current board engagements, Laurie serves as a non-executive director of the CDC Group (the UK DFI), the UK Impact Investing… Read full bio

Emma Steele

Partner, Ascension

Emma Steele is a Partner at Ascension and focuses on sector verticals across FinTech, Sustainability, Health and New Work. Emma tends to take a proactive role as observer (sometimes director) on the boards of Ascension portfolio companies. These incl… Read full bio

Suzanne Tavill

Global Head of Responsible Investment, Partner, StepStone Group

Ms. Tavill is the global head of responsible investing, which encompasses ESG and Impact across all asset classes and investment strategies. She is also a member of the private equity team. Prior to StepStone, Ms. Tavill was responsible for AMP Capit… Read full bio

Marthe Tollenaar

ESG Director, SAIL Ventures

Marthe manages the design and roll-out of SAIL Ventures’ impact and ESG vision throughout the &Green portfolio, for existing and prospective investments. Marthe has extensive experience in the development and implementation of ESG strategies in a… Read full bio

Luyen Tran

Chief Development Impact Officer, IFC

Luyen is responsible for managing the implementation of IFC’s development impact rating system. Prior to joining IFC in 2017, he held a number of positions during his 18 years at the U.S. Treasury Department, including Alternate Board Director for th… Read full bio

Juho Uusihakala

Head of Impact, Finnfund

Juho specialises in impact management and measurement of private sector operations in emerging markets. His work covers the whole investment cycle from ex-ante screening to monitoring and impact studies. Juho has worked with several sectors and indus… Read full bio

Benoit Valentin

Deputy Head of EMEA, Head of Private Equity Fund Investments and Head of Impact Investing, Temasek

Benoit Valentin joined Temasek International (Europe) Limited in 2014 as a Senior Managing Director. He is currently Deputy Head of EMEA; Global Head of Private Equity Fund Investments and Global Head of Impact Investing. Prior to this, Mr. Valentin… Read full bio

Jacqueline van den Ende

CEO & Co-founder, Carbon Equity

Jacqueline van den Ende is co-founder of Amsterdam based climate fintech company Carbon Equity. Carbon Equity seeks to connect next generation capital to the world's most impactful climate investing opportunities. Jacqueline brings a rather unique pe… Read full bio

Malu van Santen

Co-creator, Collective Action

Malu brings 12 years of in-depth financial experience in the investment sector with a strong focus on impact investing. She started her career in 2008 at KPMG M&A (Financial Services Team). She worked in several roles as a Senior Analyst (Wilshir… Read full bio

Jay Vontobel

Managing Director, Rock Lake Advisors

Jay has 16 years experience in asset management and private markets and is specialized in fundraising for funds and direct opportunities. As partner of Rock Lake Advisors he covers institutional and private wealth investors in EMEA and APAC. Previous… Read full bio

Bhavika Vyas

Managing Director, Head of Impact Investing, Stepstone Group

Ms. Vyas is a member of the responsible investing team at StepStone, with a focus on impact investing. She is also involved in the Firm’s responsible investing initiative. Prior to StepStone, Ms. Vyas was a managing director at East Rock Capital, a m… Read full bio

Sebastian Waldburg

Founding Partner, Oryx Impact

Seasoned impact investor with significant experience in climate finance and venture capital. More than 25 years in the financial sector related to energy investments and private equity, with relevant exposure to emerging markets.

Rosie Wardle

Co-Founder and Partner, Synthesis Capital

Rosie is Co-Founder and Partner at Synthesis Capital, an investment manager transforming our food system through food technology. Before Synthesis, Rosie was an Investor at CPT Capital, where she helped to build a portfolio of leading alternative pro… Read full bio

Maria-Teresa Zappia

Deputy CEO and Chief Impact and Blended Finance Officer, Schroders Capital

Maria Teresa Zappia is Deputy CEO and Chief Impact and Blended Finance Officer at BlueOrchard Finance. Maria Teresa has covered a number of positions like head of the investment team and chief investment officer since 2008. At present, Maria Teresa l… Read full bio

Maximilian Zeller

Founding & Managing Partner, Carbon Removal Partners

Maximilian is Founding & Managing Partner of Carbon Removal Partners. A driven industrial engineer, with an educational focus on energy, mobility and the circular economy, he has a deep passion for CO2 capture and utilization and is eager to crea… Read full bio

Bob Zulkoski

CEO, Conduit Capital

Bob Zulkoski has spent his career proving the financial viability of impact investment strategies. As CEO of Conduit Capital, he leads the firm’s work connecting companies solving the world's most urgent social and environmental problems with the res… Read full bio

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Impact Investor Global Summit - Wednesday 18th

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and Morning Coffee

Plenary
09:00 - 09:15

Opening remarks from the chair

Xenia Loos
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Xenia Loos

Co-creator, Collective Action

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09:15 - 10:00

Taking stock of progress towards Sustainable Development Goals

Laurie J Spengler, Michele Giddens OBE, Michael Hayes, Dr Andreas Nilsson, Anna Shiel
  • How on track is the world to meeting the SDGs – and what is the role of private capital in achieving these lofty goals?
  • How can the SDGs be applied in a developed country context?
  • What proportion of impact capital should be deployed in emerging markets?
  • How do institutional view social impact investment opportunities?
  • To what extent are impact investors applying the ‘just transition’ concept into their investment thinking?

Moderated by Laurie J Spengler, CEO, Courageous Capital Advisors

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Laurie J Spengler

President and CEO, Courageous Capital Advisors

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Michele Giddens OBE

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Bridges Fund Management

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Michael Hayes

Global Climate Change and Decarbonization Leader, KPMG International

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Dr Andreas Nilsson

Managing Director and Head of Impact, Golding Capital Partners

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Anna Shiel

Head of Origination, Big Society Capital

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10:00 - 10:30

Keynote interview: Deep dive into Temasek’s impact strategy

Toby Mitchenall, Benoit Valentin
  • Hear from Temasek, a Singapore-headquartered global investment firm on their impact strategy
  • Explore how a large-scale institutional investor is aiming to create impact in emerging markets and for the global underserved
  • Gain insight into Temasek’s impact approach, investment priorities and views on the future of the market

Moderated by Toby Mitchenall, Senior Editor, ESG and Sustainability, New Private Markets

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Toby Mitchenall

Senior Editor, ESG and Sustainability, New Private Markets

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Benoit Valentin

Deputy Head of EMEA, Head of Private Equity Fund Investments and Head of Impact Investing, Temasek

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10:30 - 11:00

Morning break

Plenary
11:00 - 11:45

Specialist & generalist impact investment strategies

Ruth Knox, Cecilia Chao, Matt Christensen, Amara Goeree, Rikke Kjær Nielsen
  • Hear investment real world case studies from single and multithemed managers
  • Investor appetite for generalist versus specialist strategies
  • What are the benefits of generalist strategies in terms of scaling impact outcomes and return prospects?
  • What role will specialisation play in the evolution of the impact market?
  • Which focus or remit is more conducive to delivering impact outcomes?

Moderated by Ruth Knox, Partner, ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

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Ruth Knox

Partner – ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

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Cecilia Chao

Managing Director, Bain Capital Double Impact

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Matt Christensen

Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing, Allianz Global Investors

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Amara Goeree

Sustainability Director Private Equity, Schroders Capital

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Rikke Kjær Nielsen

Partner, EQT

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11:45 - 12:30

LP panel: Fund investors’ perspectives on impact investing

Paula Langton, Anita Bhatia, Ashish Kumar , Imraan Mohammed
  • How will interpretations of fiduciary duty and other regulatory restrictions on institutional investors change and what will this mean for appetite in impact funds?
  • How are institutional investors approaching fund investment in the impact market?
  • How are pension funds integrating impact into their investment mandate?
  • What data do investors want to see and which frameworks are they using?
  • To what extent are investors comfortable with investing in first time funds?
  • What mechanisms are investors using to address ‘impact washing’?

Moderated by Paula Langton, Partner, Campbell Lutyens

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Paula Langton

Partner, Campbell Lutyens

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Anita Bhatia

Investment Director- Endowment Team, Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation

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Ashish Kumar

Climate & Innovation Lead, Shell Foundation

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Imraan Mohammed

Head of Impact Investments, Children's Investment Fund Foundation

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12:30 - 13:00

Climate-led investing as a capital allocation imperative

Clara Barby, Snehal Shah

Hear from Just Climate’s newly appointed Senior Partner, Clara Barby, on the need to institutionalise climate-led investing as a capital allocation imperative across the investment management industry.

  • What is climate-led investing?
  • What is the role of climate-led investing in future institutional portfolios?
  • How can investors play their part in ensuring a just transition?
  • Climate impact won’t be achieved through business as usual, so what needs to change?
  • What partnerships and new models are needed to create scalable climate impact?
  • How can private market investors incorporate climate impact within a risk and return framework?
  • How should investors deal with the hardest to de-carbonise sectors and more challenging geographies?

Q+A led by Snehal Shah, Reporter, New Private Markets

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Clara Barby

Senior Partner, Just Climate

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Snehal Shah

Reporter, New Private Markets, PEI Media

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13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

After lunch the agenda splits into three streams:

1) climate impact

2) social impact

3) impact innovation stream

Stream 1: Climate impact stream
14:00 - 14:45

Looking to COP27 - Going beyond net-zero commitments

Laurent Chatelin, Josh Featherby, Robert Schultz, Bhavika Vyas, Bob Zulkoski
  • How can the impact market accelerate the energy transition?
  • How are institutional investors looking to implement net-zero commitments in practice?
  • Is a specific impact allocation of total investment enough or should impact considerations be embedded into mainstream investment teams?
  • Digesting developments from COP and the risk and opportunities for private market funds
  • There are a lot of energy transition funds pitching their tents, but is enough capital being deployed?
  • Investing in green vs brown companies: should investors help green companies grow or help brown companies become greener – how to do the latter credibly?

Moderator: Laurent Chatelin, Managing Partner, Eurazeo Infrastructure Partners

 

 

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Laurent Chatelin

Managing Partner, Eurazeo Infrastructure Partners

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Josh Featherby

Managing Director, Private Investments, Cambridge Associates

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Robert Schultz

Partner, Capricorn

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Bhavika Vyas

Managing Director, Head of Impact Investing, Stepstone Group

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Bob Zulkoski

CEO, Conduit Capital

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14:45 - 15:30

Opportunities in climate & tech impact

Asha Lad, Edward Beckley , Max Gottschalk, Anne Grandin, Cameron McLain
  • Which technologies are game-changing in the clean economy transition?
  • Do investors need to take on more venture capital risk to support emerging technologies?
  • Where should climate investment sit within the private market portfolio, private equity or Real Assets?
  • How commercially mature are hydrogen and carbon capture technologies?

Moderated by Asha Lad, Chief Investment Officer, Conduit Capital

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Asha Lad

Chief Investment Officer, Conduit Capital

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Edward Beckley

Partner, TPG

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Max Gottschalk

Founding Partner, Vedra Partners

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Anne Grandin

Director, Infrastructure, PATRIZIA

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Cameron McLain

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Giant Ventures

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Stream 2: Social impact stream
14:00 - 14:30

Keynote with Big Society Capital’s CEO on social impact investment market

Stephen Muers, Snehal Shah
  • An overview of the social impact investment market
  • Areas of growth and opportunity for social impact investors

Q+A led by Snehal Shah, Reporter, New Private Markets

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Stephen Muers

Chief Executive Officer, Big Society Capital

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Snehal Shah

Reporter, New Private Markets, PEI Media

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14:30 - 15:30

Overview of investment opportunities in social impact

Carlos Reyes, John Gilligan, Beth Houghton, Stefanie Kneer, Vanessa Morphet
  • How are fund managers going about quantifying and reporting on social impact success?
  • What types of investments are being pursued as part of social impact strategy and what is their typical risk/return profile?
  • What are the challenges which are unique to socially focused investments?
  • What is the typical revenue model of assets with a social impact focus?

Moderated by Carlos Reyes, Managing Director, Palladium Equity Partners

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Carlos Reyes

Managing Director, Palladium Equity Partners

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John Gilligan

Joint Managing Director – Funds, Big Issue Invest

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Beth Houghton

Partner, Palatine

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Stefanie Kneer

Head of ESG & Sustainability, Three Hills Capital Partners

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Vanessa Morphet

Head of Social Impact Investment, The Archbishops’ Council

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Stream 3: Impact innovation stream
14:00 - 14:45

Innovation in impact structures and incentives

Laurie J Spengler, Cyril Gouiffès, Hanna Ideström, Pia Irell
  • How to make impact fund structures and manager incentives fit for purpose?
  • Is the 10-year LP model fit for purpose in the impact investment context and what alternative structures make more sense?
  • What examples exist of linking carry with impact performance?
  • Appropriate remuneration incentives managers to deliver impact performance?

Moderated by Laurie J Spengler, CEO, Courageous Capital Advisors

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Laurie J Spengler

President and CEO, Courageous Capital Advisors

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Cyril Gouiffès

Head of Social Impact, European Investment Fund

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Hanna Ideström

Senior Portfolio Manager, Alternative Investments, AP4

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Pia Irell

Impact Partner, Trill Impact

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14:45 - 15:30

The role of impact financing in creating change

Borja Garcia Fernandez, Johnny Brom, Michael Korengold, Yasemin Saltuk Lamy, Nadia Nikolova
  • To what extent are sustainability-linked loans, green bonds and blended finance solutions able to move the needle on SDG achievement?
  • What are the main challenges faced by lenders in creating credible impact-orientated incentives to their borrowers?
  • What are some of the more innovative models being applied in the market?
  • The role of ‘catalytic’ subsidised capital in blended financing structures?

Moderated by Borja Garcia Fernandez, Head of Structuring and LATAM Lead, Citi Social Finance

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Borja Garcia Fernandez

Head of Structuring and LATAM Lead, Citi Social Finance

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Johnny Brom

Founder and CIO, SAIL Ventures

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Michael Korengold

President, Enhanced Capital

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Yasemin Saltuk Lamy

Deputy CIO, Head of Asset Allocation and Capital Solutions, British International Investment

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Nadia Nikolova

Lead Portfolio Manager, AllianzGI

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15:30 - 16:00

Networking break

Stream 1: Climate impact stream
16:00 - 16:45

Climate impact in food supply chains: investment in AgTech and FoodTech

Michelle Capiod, Pierre Abadie, Tai Lin, Sugandhi Matta, Rosie Wardle
  • What are the most promising technologies and innovations being pioneered in food supply chains that can reduce emissions? How mature are these technologies and what are the challenges to scaling and accelerating impact?
  • What are the best examples of investment stories in AgTech and FoodTech context such as alternative proteins and vertical farms?
  • What is the risk/return profile of Agtech and FoodTech investments and how much do these products resonate with investors?
  • What is the current status of investment in these sectors, and is enough capital being deployed?

Moderated by Michelle Capiod, Co-Founding Partner, Blume Equity

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Michelle Capiod

Co-Founding Partner, Blume Equity

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Pierre Abadie

Group Climate Director, Tikehau Capital

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Tai Lin

Managing Partner, Proterra Investment Partners Asia

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Sugandhi Matta

Chief Impact Officer, ABC Impact

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Rosie Wardle

Co-Founder and Partner, Synthesis Capital

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16:45 - 17:30

Integrating natural capital into impact strategy

Brett Orlando, Thomas Belazis, Helen Crowley, Marthe Tollenaar , Juho Uusihakala
  • The role of natural capital and carbon offsets as part of your net zero investment strategy
  • What types of investments are part of a natural capital strategy?
  • What is the return/risk profile of natural capital assets, and how scalable are these strategies?
  • To what extent should carbon credits be a part of a net zero portfolio claim?
  • To what extent should forestry and other organic carbon capture investment be part of climate strategy?

Moderated by Brett Orlando, Founder & Director, Net Zero Capital Advisory

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Brett Orlando

Founder & Director, Net Zero Capital Advisory

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Thomas Belazis

Director of Innovative Finance, The Rockefeller Foundation

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Helen Crowley

Partner, Pollination

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Marthe Tollenaar

ESG Director, SAIL Ventures

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Juho Uusihakala

Head of Impact, Finnfund

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17:30 - 17:35

Day one closing remarks

Stream 2: Social impact stream
16:00 - 16:45

Impact in housing and sustainable communities

Issa Faye, Shadi Brazell, Jamie Cooper, Chris Cullen, Benjamin Rick
  • What are the best examples of different housing impact investments such as affordable housing, supported housing and highly-adapted housing?
  • How crucial is collaboration with local and national government– and what the lessons learnt in engaging public institutions?
  • How do investors that are looking to maximise returns balancing this with the need for ‘affordable’, below-market-rate rents?
  • What are the revenue models supporting impact housing projects and how sustainable are they?

Moderated by Issa Faye, Director, Sector Economics and Development Impact, IFC

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Issa Faye

Director, Sector Economics and Development Impact, IFC

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Shadi Brazell

Programme Manager, Place-based impact investing, Impact Investing Institute

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Jamie Cooper

Portfolio Manager, Dream Impact Fund, Dream Unlimited

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Chris Cullen

Property Fund Manager, Resonance

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Benjamin Rick

CEO, Social and Sustainable Capital

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16:45 - 17:30

Scaling health impact investments

Nneka Eze, Houman Ashrafian, Eleanor Blagbrough, Sam Gray
  • Which are the best examples of impact investments promoting physical and mental health?
  • To what extent are health-related investments impact by default?
  • How are health funds going about quantifying and reporting on their impact?

Moderated by Nneka Eze, Managing Director, VestedWorld

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Nneka Eze

Managing Director, VestedWorld

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Houman Ashrafian

Managing Partner, SV Health Investors

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Eleanor Blagbrough

Co-founding Partner, Blume Equity

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Sam Gray

Managing Partner, Apposite Capital

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17:30 - 17:35

Day one closing remarks

Stream 3: Impact innovation stream
16:00 - 16:45

Democratisation of impact opportunities: Creating private market impact products for a wider investor base

Xenia Loos, Sweta Chattopadhyay, Claire Smith, Jacqueline van den Ende
  • How are efforts to provide access to the ‘wall of capital’ of retail investors to private markets evolving?
  • Which firms have created vehicles for retail investors to access the impact investment market – and how have these strategies fared?
  • How does retail investor demand compare to institutional investors for impact products?
  • What can be learnt from impact investing by public markets?

Moderated by Xenia Loos, Co Creator, Collective Action

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Xenia Loos

Co-creator, Collective Action

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Sweta Chattopadhyay

Head of Investments, Europe, Moonfare

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Claire Smith

CIO, Beyond Impact

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Jacqueline van den Ende

CEO & Co-founder, Carbon Equity

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16:45 - 17:30

The role of VC in impact investing

Jay Vontobel, Hayley Hand, Tanya Horowitz, Cameron McLain, Emma Steele
  • To what extent will venture capital mindset need to be integrated into impact investing in tackling global challenges?
  • How are investors organising their risk management to take bets on new innovations and promising, but untested, solutions?
  • How are impact investors incorporating VC investments into their portfolios?

Moderated by Jay Vontobel, Managing Director, Rock Lake Advisors

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Jay Vontobel

Managing Director, Rock Lake Advisors

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Hayley Hand

Investment Director, Big Society Capital

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Tanya Horowitz

Partner, Butterfly Ventures

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Cameron McLain

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Giant Ventures

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Emma Steele

Partner, Ascension

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17:30 - 17:35

Day one closing remarks

17:35 - 18:30

Networking reception

18:00 - 21:30

Networking dinner with Conduit Capital (invite only)

PLEASE NOTE THE DINNER IS NOW FULL
Join Conduit Capital at The Conduit for a dinner on Wednesday 18th May to take a deeper look at how to attract investment capital to the hardest-to-abate sectors.
  • What are the challenges that climate-focused managers face?
  • What would enhance investor confidence to invest with speed and scale into the greatest decarbonisation challenges?
  • Do current products get the right balance between returns and outcomes?
Guided by a keynote speaker and expert panellists, we’ll tackle these questions and more, engaging in the radically collaborative thinking we will need in order to solve the greatest challenge of our time.
Attendees of the dinner are also invited to sample The Conduit’s exceptional space with complimentary day pass to use on a day of your choice.

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Impact Investor Global Summit - Thursday 19th

Plenary
08:00 - 08:50

Morning coffee and registration

08:00 - 08:50

Kirkland & Ellis sponsored breakfast (invite only)

08:50 - 09:00

Day two opening remarks

Xenia Loos
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Xenia Loos

Co-creator, Collective Action

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09:00 - 09:45

Delivery impact vs reporting impact: which takes precedence?

Sarah Forster, Yohan Hill, Sedef Köktentürk, Fabienne Michaux, Karima Ola
  • Are efforts to create standardised impact measurement and reporting frameworks detracting from the fundamental purpose of impact investing?
  • Are funds using the sophistication of their reporting as a competitive differentiator?
  • How are managers prioritising their time and resources in executing an impact strategy?
  • Are market participants aligning to a common understanding of what impact investing is?
  • Is there a risk of overburdening portfolio companies with data and process bureaucracy?
  • How are funds finding responding to impact data requests by investors?

Moderated by Sarah Forster, Chief Executive Officer, The Good Economy

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Sarah Forster

CEO, The Good Economy 

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Yohan Hill

Principal & Director of ESG and Responsible Investing, Adams Street Partners

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Sedef Köktentürk

Managing Partner & Chief Operating Officer, Blue Horizon

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Fabienne Michaux

Director, SDG Impact, UNDP

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Karima Ola

Partner, Leapfrog Investments

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09:45 - 10:15

Making sense of SFDR

Alison Hampton, Dr. Silva Deželan, Michael Johnson
  • Are you an article 8 or article 9 fund and what are the implications?
  • How can you create value out of SFDR and EU taxonomy and help to position as an investor?
  • Is it an impact marketing opportunity rather than a regulatory burden?

Moderated by Alison Hampton, Founder, Alma Verde Advisors

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Alison Hampton

Founder, Alma Verde Advisors

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Silva Dezelan

Dr. Silva Deželan

ESG Director, Stafford Capital Partners

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Michael Johnson

ESG and Regulation Lead, KPMG in the UK

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10:15 - 10:45

Morning break

Plenary
10:45 - 11:30

Impact reporting and analysis strategy

Diane Mak, Sarah Gelfand, Marta Hervás Melgarejo, Narina Mnatsakanian, Maria-Teresa Zappia
  • How is the IFRS Sustainability Standards Board shaping up, and how it will interact with the EU taxonomy/SFDR?
  • How are funds managing the reporting effort across multiple frameworks and responding to varied, granular data requests from their investors?
  • Will there be a consolidation of measurement frameworks and standards, or are we set for continued proliferation?
  • Which organisations should bear the cost of information and data requests (e.g., LPs, GPs, portfolio companies)?
  • Are we in danger of making the impact investment market a sophisticated data and reporting exercise over delivering real world outcomes?

Moderated by Diane Mak, Director of Impact Measurement and Management, Allianz Global Investors

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Diane Mak

Director, Impact Measurement and Management, Allianz Global Investors

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Sarah Gelfand

Managing Director, BlueMark

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Marta Hervás Melgarejo

Investment Director, Arcano Partners

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Narina Mnatsakanian

Executive Director Impact and Sustainable Investment, Van Lanschot Kempen

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Maria-Teresa Zappia

Deputy CEO and Chief Impact and Blended Finance Officer, Schroders Capital

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11:30 - 12:00

Using impact management to drive value creation

Hugh Simpson, Olivia Prentice, Pedro Ramos
  • Which frameworks are leading funds using to guide their impact management?
  • Value creation plan vs impact creation plan – to what extent to do these need to be integrated?
  • How do funds influence portfolio company management to deliver impact performance?

Moderated by Hugh Simpson, ESG and Impact Investors Lead, KPMG

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Hugh Simpson

ESG and Impact Investors Lead, KMPG

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Olivia Prentice

Partner, Head of Impact, Bridges Fund Management

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Pedro Ramos

Director, Global Impact, KKR

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12:00 - 12:45

Verification of impact claims

Christina Leijonhufvud, Philipp Essl, Hanna Ideström, Suzanne Tavill, Luyen Tran
  • What is driving the market’s adoption of third-party verification?
  • Verification as a due diligence tool for allocators
  • What are the differences in approaches to verification?
  • Verifying impact management practices vs. verifying impact performance reporting
  • Preview of upcoming standards (e.g., ISSB, SDG Impact, CFA’s ESG Disclosure Standard) and regulations (e.g., SFDR, SDR, SEC disclosure rules) that may require verification

Moderated by Christina Leijonhufvud, CEO, BlueMark & Co-Founder, Tideline

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Christina Leijonhufvud

CEO, BlueMark

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Philipp Essl

Philipp Essl

Senior Social Impact Director, Big Society Capital

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Hanna Ideström

Senior Portfolio Manager, Alternative Investments, AP4

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Suzanne Tavill

Global Head of Responsible Investment, Partner, StepStone Group

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Luyen Tran

Chief Development Impact Officer, IFC

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12:45 - 13:45

Lunch

Plenary
13:45 - 13:55

Overview of capital allocation to impact thematics

Malu van Santen
  • Hear a snapshot of the investment impact universe
  • Learn what are global challenges GPs are trying to address and what solutions are they focusing on
  • Get the key highlights of the state of play in each impact theme
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Malu van Santen

Co-creator, Collective Action

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13:55 - 14:45

Roundtables: deep dive into investment stories across the impact thematics

Jamie Cooper, Ana Haurie, David Henderson , Henry McLoughlin, Reihem Roy , Claire Smith, Sebastian Waldburg, Maximilian Zeller
  1. Alternative proteins and vegan economy – Claire Smith, CIO, Beyond Impact
  2. AgTech – Reihem Roy, Partner, Omnivore
  3. Water – David Henderson, Managing Partner, XPV Water Partners
  4. Carbon removal – Henry McLoughlin, Director, Strategy and Advocacy, Capricorn Investment Group & Ana Haurie, Co-founder and CEO, Respira International & Maximilian Zeller, Founding & Managing Partner, Carbon Removal Partners
  5. Real estate – with Jamie Cooper, Portfolio Manager, Dream Impact Fund, Dream Unlimited
  6. Emerging markets – Sebastian Waldburg, Co-Founder, Oryx Impact
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Jamie Cooper

Portfolio Manager, Dream Impact Fund, Dream Unlimited

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Ana Haurie

Co-founder and CEO, Respira International

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David Henderson

Managing Partner, XPV Water Partners

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Henry McLoughlin

Director, Strategy and Advocacy, Capricorn Investment Group

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Reihem Roy

Partner, Omnivore

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Claire Smith

CIO, Beyond Impact

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Sebastian Waldburg

Founding Partner, Oryx Impact

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Maximilian Zeller

Founding & Managing Partner, Carbon Removal Partners

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14:45 - 15:30

Regulatory outlook for impact reporting and disclosure

Delilah Rothenberg, Allison Bennington, Martin Bresson, Whitney Lutgen, Abrielle Rosenthal
  • Should the market rely on regulations to drive progress?
  • What are the most notable upcoming regulations across key jurisdictions such as the FCA, EU and SEC?
  • Discover where the key legal risks are when making impact claims and how efforts to stamp-out impact washing will evolve

Moderated by Delilah Rothenberg, Co-Founder & Executive Director, The Predistribution Initiative

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Delilah Rothenberg

Co-Founder & Executive Director, The Predistribution Initiative

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Allison Bennington

Partner, Global Head of ESG & Chair, Activist Defense, PJT Partners

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Martin Bresson

Public Affairs Director, Invest Europe

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Whitney Lutgen

Partner, MJ Hudson

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Abrielle Rosenthal

Chief Sustainability Officer, Towerbrook

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15:30 - 15:45

Closing remarks

15:45 - 15:45

End of conference

Network with the global impact investment industry

After a successful virtual launch in 2021, the summit will be in-person for the first time in London. In May join 300+ attendees from specialist impact fund managers, general asset managers and institutional investors for two days of networking at the must-attend event for impact investment professionals.

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The in-person networking experience

Meet investors focused on impact investment

Network with active investors in the industry. Benefit from our expansive global investor community who will be in attendance throughout the summit.

 

Network in-person in London

Connect with your peers at interactive workshops, networking breaks, evening drinks reception, roundtable discussions and invite-only breakfasts.

Build new connections

Our past attendees included Big Society Capital, Blackstone Group, CDC Group, Goldman Sachs, Macarthur Foundation, MassMutual, New York State Common Retirement Fund, and many more.

Previous attendees included

ABC World Asia
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Achmea Investment Management
Actis
AfricInvest Group
Airovation Technologies
Allianz Global Investors
Alter Capital
Ambienta Sgr
AMP Capital
AP6
AP7
Apax Partners
APG Asset Management
Arcano Asset Management
Ardian
Ares Management
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Asset Management One
Astarte Capital Partners
AXA
Bain Capital
BentallGreenOak
Big Issue Invest
Big Society Capital
BlueMark
BlueOrchard Finance
BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt
Bridgepoint
Bridges Fund Management
Brightwood Capital Advisors
Brookfield Asset Management
Brunel Pension Partnership
Buckingham Companies
CalSTRS
Calvert Foundation
Capital Safi
Capricorn Investment Group
Carlyle Group
Castle Hall
Cathay
CDC Group
Ceres
Children's Investment Fund Foundation
Christian Super
Church Commissioners
Collective Action
Conduit Capital
Counselrock Partners
CPP Investment Board
Dai-ichi Life International (Europe) Limited
Dementia Discovery Fund
Denham Capital
Derigo
Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit
Development Partners International Dream Unlimited
Earth Capital Partners
EBRD
Educate Global
Enhanced Capital
EQT Partners
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Eurazeo
European Commission
European Investment Fund
EUROSIF
EVPA
Finadvice
FinDev Canada
Finnfund
Fondaction
Fund Our Future
Glenmede
Goldman Sachs
Goodwell Investments
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity
Hancock Capital Management
Hancock Natural Resource Group
Hatch BioFund Management
Hg
HSBC Bank
ILX Fund
Impact Management Project
Inarcassa
Indigram Labs Foundation
Intermediate Capital Group
International Finance Corporation
Julius Baer
Kempen Capital Management
Kirkland & Ellis
KKR
KPMG
Kuria Foundation for Social Enterprise
Larry Ellison Foundation
Laureola
LBO France
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
M&G
Macarthur Foundation
Marwitz Family Office
MassMutual
Merseyside Pension Fund
Mosiamise Rural Development
NEST - National Employment Savings Trust
New York City Retirement System
Nordea
North Sky Capital
Nuveen
NYS Common Retirement Fund
Oaktree Capital Management
Octopus Investments
OMERS
Paine Schwartz Partners
Palatine Private Equity
Palladium Equity Partners
Partners Group
Patrizia Netherlands
PGGM
Phillips Foundation
Primestor Development
PwC
Quadriga Capital
ReAssure
Rede Partners
Satter Investment Management
Schroders
Seroba Life Sciences
Simmons University
Small Foundation
SPE CAPITAL Partners
Stafford Capital Partners
Stepstone Group
Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
SV Health Managers
Swedfund
Temasek
The Predistribution Initiative
Trill Impact
Triodos Investment Management
Tufts University
Two Sigma
TZP Group
U.S. International Development Finance Corp
UNIDO
Wafra
Wimmer Family Office
Working for Change
YIELCO Investments

Testimonials from attendees

Operating Principles for Impact Management

Diane Damskey, Head of Secretariat

The event gathered some of the top names in impact investing and covered key topics to promote the understanding and growth of this market. The organization and…

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SV Health Investors

Hannah Maunder, Investor Relations and Communications Associate

The Impact Investor Global Summit provided a huge amount of clarity on all things impact investing and did so in an engaging and enjoyable way.

FSN Capital Partners

Pål Dale, Senior Director, Business Development

All in all, the event provided a rich and detailed snapshot of the state of the impact investment industry, as of 2021.

Impact Investor Global Summit

Our leading advisory board in 2022

Nicholas Abel

Investment Officer, Sustainable Investment & Stewardship Strategies

California State Teachers’ Retirement System

Cecilia Chao

Managing Director

Bain Capital Double Impact

Michele Giddens

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Bridges Fund Management

Neil Gregory

Chief Thought Leadership Officer

IFC

Pia Irell

Impact Partner

Trill Impact

Yasemin Saltuk Lamy

Deputy CIO, Head of Asset Allocation and Capital Solutions

CDC Group

Henry McLoughlin

Director of Advocacy

Capricorn Investment Group

Imraan Mohammed

Head of Impact Investments

Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

Fabio Ranghino

Head of Strategy & Sustainability

Ambienta

Covid precautions

To help keep you and our colleagues safe, we have embraced the following principles to ensure the smooth running of our event portfolio, globally.

Planning and risk assessment

The Impact Investor Global Summit has a detailed plan and risk assessment in light of local government and health authority frameworks, now specific to the Covid pandemic. Our staff are working to event industry protocols to minimise and mitigate risk.

Entry requirements

We recommend that you take a lateral flow test 24 hours before attending the event to help keep you and your fellow attendees safe.

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Contactless

Where possible PEI Media will encourage attendees to minimise their contacts. This includes the event registration process and also contact between attendees. PEI Media encourages all attendees to avoid close social contact such as hand-shakes and to find digital alternatives to exchanging details rather than business cards.

Attendee numbers and density

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Personal hygiene

In tandem with venue measures, PEI Media encourages attendees to take full advantage of hand sanitisation stations around the venue.

Track and trace

We will work with local authorities as required to track, trace and contact attendees in line with the applicable privacy legislation.

Medical

Qualified first-aid staff will be ready to assist anyone falling ill for whatever reason. In the event of any attendee suffering Covid-related symptoms, the PEI Media team will follow local health guidance in ensuring the safety of all participants.