The next generation of private market opportunities

The Impact Investor Global Summit is the leading conference on how private market investors can tackle the world’s biggest social and environmental challenges through impact investing.

Generalist to thematic, the event will showcase some of the most exciting impact managers in the world as well as active institutional investors in the market. Join over 600 attendees from leading fund managers and institutional investors for two days of networking at the must-attend event for impact investment professionals.

Connect with impact investors

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

Are you an impact allocator or institutional investor?

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for asset owners and institutional investors to join the event.

In order to qualify for a complimentary pass, you must meet the eligibility criteria and be representing a pension fund, insurance company, sovereign wealth, private wealth manager, foundation, endowment, family office or corporate investment division.

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What can you expect at the Impact Investor Global Summit?

Meet institutional investors

Hear from institutional investors who are looking to increase their exposure to impact funds. Investors who attended in 2023 included Aksia, Alpa Associates, AP6, CalSTRs, Esmee Fairburn Foundation, Greater Manchester Pension Fund, HSBC Insurance, M&G, PGGM, QBE Insurance, Shell Foundation, Temasek, and many more.

Event content with value

The summit will explore investment opportunities across the impact market’s different thematic buckets, and how to build strategies that are measurable, scalable and deliver real world outcomes. Featuring sessions on impact benchmarking, specialist vs generalist impact strategies, allocation priorities, investments opportunities in climate, circular economy, placed-based investing, emerging markets, and many more.

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.

Event in numbers

 

2024 speakers include:

Themes for 2024 include:

    • Where to find returns in climate-related investing: understanding where to invest in energy transition, built environment, industrial decarbonisation, sustainable agriculture and climate adaptation
    • Tap into technological trends for impact: deep dives into investment opportunities and impact applications in artificial intelligence, hydrogen, biotech and carbon capture and storage
    • Understand the growing universe of impact allocators: learn about the allocation priorities of institutional investors, new allocators in the market and how they are filter managers
    • Investing in the transition at scale: debate which strategies and technologies have the greatest ‘impact at scale’ potential
    • Deep dive into the impact buyout playbook: going beyond venture and growth, understand the growing number of impact buyout strategies in the market
    • Get to grips with emerging investment themes: hear from leaders in circular economy, oceans and blue economy, employee ownership, Just Transition and social impact funds
    • Debate the necessity of the impact label: Will fundraising be just as successful if you position your fund as a climate (as opposed to impact)? We’ll ask investors for their take
    • Hear from the leaders in nature-based solutions: how is the buzz around impact-in-nature translating into assets and opportunities?
    • Stay on top of innovation of impact products: explore the rise of impact credit funds, secondaries and more

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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.

Rabobank

Claire van der Grift, ESG Director

Very interesting programme and speakers, great event for networking. Well organised and location was top notch. Will participate next time again.

Pre-Event Resources

For more information on speaking in 2024, please contact Boris Petrovic.

boris.p@pei.group | +44 (0)204 548 4494

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2024 speakers:

Jack Azoulay

Senior Partner , Argos Wityu

Clara Barby

Senior Partner, Just Climate

Daniela Barone Soares

CEO Snowball IM

Dr. Stephanie Bilo

Chief Client & Investment Solutions Officer, responsAbility Investments AG

Manuela Cedarmas

Senior Portfolio, Investcorp-Tages

Matt Christensen

Global Head of Sustainable & Impact Investing, Allianz Global Investors

Nancy Curtin

Partner - Global CIO and Head of Investment Advisory, Alvarium Tiedemann

Daniel D'Ambrosio

Partner – ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

Diane Damskey

Secretariat Emeritus, Operating Principles for Impact Management

Craig Davies

CEO , Cadlas

Rhys Davies

Partner - ESG & Impact, Kirkland & Ellis

Marleen Dijkstra

Managing Director, Primary Funds, AlpInvest Partners

Joshua Featherby

Managing Director, Pension Practice , Cambridge Associates

Michele Giddens OBE

Co-founder & Co-CEO, Bridges Fund Management

Cyril Gouiffes

Head of Social Impact, European Investment Fund (EIF)

David Gowenlock

Investment Director, Sustainable and Impact Investing, Cambridge Associates

Marta Hervás Melgarejo

Managing Director - Private Equity & Impact Investing, Arcano Partners

Willem Huidekoper

Head of Non-Listed Equities, IMAS Foundation

Charlotte Jacobs

Senior Investment Manager Private Equity , ZKB Asset Management

Davey Kho

Senior Portfolio Manager Private Equity & Infrastructure, MN

Jesse de Klerk

Partner, Stafford Capital Partners

Nina Kraus

Principal, Fund Investments , Hamilton Lane

Claudia Kruse

Managing Director RI Strategy & Partnerships, APG Asset Management

Caroline Laberge

Director Sustainable Investing, CDPQ

Paula Langton

Partner, Campbell Lutyens

Tai Lin

Managing Partner, Proterra Asia

Elisabeth Lind Jones

Managing Director, Private Client Practice, Cambridge Associates

Xenia Loos

Co-Founder, Partner, Collective Action

Alasdair Maclay

Chief Strategy Officer, GSG

Liza Rubinstein Malamud

Co-founder and Head of Impact, Carbon Equity

Mike McCreless

Founder and Executive Director, Impact Frontiers

Abrar Mir

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Quadria Capital Investment Management Pte Ltd

Imraan Mohammed

Portfolio Manager – Climate Opportunities Fund , Border to Coast Pensions Partnership

Dr. Marc Moser

Head of Impact, Lightrock

Stephen Muers

Chief Executive Officer, Big Society Capital

Nicolas Muller

Managing Director (Head of Funds & Co-Investments), Blue Earth Capital

Amy Nelson

Chief Strategy Officer, Rethink Capital Partners

Dr Andreas Nilsson

Managing Director and Head of Impact, Golding Capital Partners

Emilie Norling

Impact Director , Summa Equity

Max Odefey

Co-founder, GENUI

Ayo Olabimtan

Senior investment manager, Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund

Maddalena Orlandini

Senior member, Private Markets team, Kieger AG

Jonny Page

Head of Social and Impact Investment, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Priya Parrish

Partner and Chief Investment Office, Impact Engine

Dimple Patel

CEO, NatureMetrics

Liz Roberts

Head of Impact Investing – Investment Management, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

Karen Sack

Executive Director, Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA)

Dimple Sahni

Managing Director Multi Asset Impact Investing, Anthos Fund & Asset Management

Carlotta Saporito

Head of Global Impact Investing, JPMorgan Private Bank

Francisco Saraiva Gomes

Founding Partner and CIO, Ocean14 Capital

Heike Schmitz

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Harlin Singh

Global head of sustainable investing, Citi Global Wealth

Marieke Spence

Executive Director, Impact Capital Managers

Laurie J Spengler

President and CEO, Courageous Capital Advisors

Matteo Squilloni

Head of Climate Transition - Equity Investments , European Investment Fund

Jan Ståhlberg

Founder & Managing Partner, Trill Impact

Julian Thomas

Managing Director, Head of Strategic Initiatives, Renewable Power & Transition Group, Brookfield

Jacqueline van den Ende

CEO & Co-founder, Carbon Equity

Rosie Wardle

Co-Founder and Partner, Synthesis Capital

Johannes Weber

Managing Partner and Co-Founder , Ananda Impact Ventures

Barbara Wokurka

Head of Impact Investing, FINVIA

Nick Wood

CEO/CIO, Resonance Asset Management

Hakim Yadi

Co-founder & CEO, Closed Loop Medicine

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Agenda

Impact Investor Global Summit 2024 - Day 1 - Tuesday 14th

08:00 - 08:55

Networking breakfast and registration

Plenary
08:55 - 09:00

Chair’s opening remarks

Xenia Loos

Xenia Loos, Co-Founder, Partner, Collective Action

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Xenia Loos

Co-Founder, Partner, Collective Action

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09:00 - 09:15

Opening keynote TBC

09:15 - 10:00

Plenary #1: State of the impact market: fundraising, investment trends and the exit environment

Laurie J Spengler, Matt Christensen, Max Odefey
  • What are the systemic risks and opportunities for the impact investing market?
  • How large is the pool of capital earmarked for impact investing, and how quickly is it growing?
  • What issues are getting funding, and which aren’t?
  • Is the age of the generalists over, and will we only see more specialisation in the market?

Moderated: Laurie Spengler, President and CEO, Courageous Capital Advisors

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Laurie J Spengler

President and CEO, Courageous Capital Advisors

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Matt Christensen

Global Head of Sustainable & Impact Investing, Allianz Global Investors

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Max Odefey

Co-founder, GENUI

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10:00 - 10:45

Plenary #2: Institutional investor outlook: what is driving allocation to impact funds for different types of LPs?

Nancy Curtin, Claudia Kruse, Paula Langton, Carlotta Saporito
  • What are the allocation priorities of institutional investors in 2024 and beyond?
  • How are allocators filtering managers?
  • Does the impact label, article 8 or 9 classification, SDG reference, or thematic positioning matter in the investment decision?
  • Is the sophistication of impact products sufficient to meet the needs and risk appetite of investors?
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Nancy Curtin

Partner - Global CIO and Head of Investment Advisory, Alvarium Tiedemann

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Claudia Kruse

Managing Director RI Strategy & Partnerships, APG Asset Management

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Paula Langton

Partner, Campbell Lutyens

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Carlotta Saporito

Head of Global Impact Investing, JPMorgan Private Bank

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10:45 - 11:15

Break

Plenary
11:15 - 12:00

Plenary #3: Investing in the transition: how to achieve impact at scale?

Jack Azoulay, Clara Barby, Willem Huidekoper, Julian Thomas, Nick Wood
  • What strategies, technologies and innovations have the greatest ‘impact at scale’ potential?
  • Have middle-market growth-stage opportunities been overlooked by private market investors?
  • Is it time to also be considering climate resilience and adaptation investing?
  • Is the climate sector capable of absorbing a significant influx of capital without overinflating valuations?
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Jack Azoulay

Senior Partner

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Clara Barby

Senior Partner, Just Climate

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Willem Huidekoper

Head of Non-Listed Equities, IMAS Foundation

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Julian Thomas

Managing Director, Head of Strategic Initiatives, Renewable Power & Transition Group, Brookfield

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Nick Wood

CEO/CIO, Resonance Asset Management

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12:00 - 12:15

Keynote TBC

12:15 - 13:00

Plenary #4: Beyond venture and growth – deep dive into the impact buyout playbook

Jan Ståhlberg, Tai Lin
  • What is the impact market’s composition in terms of funds looking at venture, growth and buyout strategies?
  • In what geographies and themes are buyout opportunities most present?
  • What are the unique considerations at play when investing in more mature companies?
  • What are some good examples of buyout strategies with clear impact stories?
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Jan Ståhlberg

Founder & Managing Partner, Trill Impact

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Tai Lin

Managing Partner, Proterra Asia

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13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Frontier tech
14:00 - 14:45

Biotech and life sciences: what’s on the investment and impact horizon?

  • Which advances in biotech that are reaching commercial maturity?
  • What is the intersection between biotech, life sciences and impact investing?
  • What is the impact potential of different biotech technologies and innovations?
  • How can impact investors access deployment opportunities in the biotech space?
14:50 - 15:35

Impact Investing & megatrends: how to take good risky bets?

Dimple Patel, Harlin Singh, Johannes Weber, Hakim Yadi
  • How can investors identify unique opportunities and make well-informed investment decisions in a fast changing world?
  • What are the ‘megatrends’ that you should invest against?
  • Being the fund of choice: How can early-stage impact funds find, attract and support the their entrepreneurs?
  • What is the practical methodology of good megatrend investing?
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Dimple Patel

CEO, NatureMetrics

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Harlin Singh

Global head of sustainable investing, Citi Global Wealth

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Johannes Weber

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

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Hakim Yadi

Co-founder & CEO, Closed Loop Medicine

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Social and inequality
14:00 - 14:45

Addressing inequality: Just Transition and the social impact landscape

Stephen Muers, Liz Roberts
  • What are some examples of assets in a Just Transition context?
  • Social impact funds resonate most with their locally-based investors, what can be done in increase their appeal to other types of investors?
  • What models provide the most promise in scaling impact on inequality?
  • Is it possible to both provide above market returns and deliver genuine impact on the ground in a social impact context?
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Stephen Muers

Chief Executive Officer, Big Society Capital

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Liz Roberts

Head of Impact Investing – Investment Management, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

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14:50 - 15:35

Impact PE in healthcare: where are the most impactful opportunities?

  • Are healthcare investments impact-by-default?
  • Are LPs looking for increased healthcare exposure?
  • What are the investment stories that exemplify impact funds in the healthcare space?
  • How is impact measurement practiced in the healthcare context?
Climate and energy transition
14:00 - 14:45

Energy transition: what’s next, what’s new?

Marleen Dijkstra, Dr. Stephanie Bilo, Jesse de Klerk, Dimple Sahni
  • Which aspect of the energy transition value chain is underfunded?
  • To what extent are funds in the market taking an impact lens to their investment strategy?
  • What is the scale of investment opportunity in clean energy revolution?
  • What is the next wave of energy transition opportunities and how do this intersect with impact investing?

Moderated by Marleen Dijkstra, Managing Director, Primary Fund Investments, AlpInvest Partners

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Marleen Dijkstra

Managing Director, Primary Funds, AlpInvest Partners

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Dr. Stephanie Bilo

Chief Client & Investment Solutions Officer, responsAbility Investments AG

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Jesse de Klerk

Partner, Stafford Capital Partners

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Dimple Sahni

Managing Director Multi Asset Impact Investing, Anthos Fund & Asset Management

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14:50 - 15:35

Equity and debt opportunities in climate: what’s does the next wave of climate opportunities look like?

  • What is the landscape of PE climate investments?
  • How are climate funds looking to differentiate themselves and which verticals/sub-sectors are being most targeted?
  • Is there a risk of price inflation for climate assets?
  • What technologies promises scalable impact when it comes to climate change mitigation?

 

Nature
14:00 - 14:45

Natural capital and biodiversity: how and why to invest in nature?

Francisco Saraiva Gomes

·         How dependant are nature investments on the carbon markets, and to what extent is this a strategic risk?

·         What are the fundamentals driving viability of natural capital as investments?

·         How are managers active in the market deploying their capital?

·         What are the environmental objectives and impact goals of nature funds?

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Francisco Saraiva Gomes

Founding Partner and CIO, Ocean14 Capital

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14:50 - 15:35

Impact in food systems and regenerative agriculture

Matteo Squilloni, Rosie Wardle
  • What tailwinds and headwinds are facing sustainable agriculture investors?
  • What are the most promising technologies being pioneered in food supply chains that can reduce emissions?
  • What are the fundamentals and disruptors driving commercial opportunities in agriculture?
  • What is the current status of investment in these sectors, and is enough capital being deployed?
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Matteo Squilloni

Head of Climate Transition - Equity Investments

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Rosie Wardle

Co-Founder and Partner, Synthesis Capital

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15:35 - 16:00

Networking Break

Frontier tech
16:00 - 16:45

The science of decarbonsation investing

Charlotte Jacobs, Maddalena Orlandini, Jacqueline van den Ende
  • How are investors differentiating between scope, 1,2,3,4 emissions in investments, is this a useful lens for decarbonisation investing?
  • What standards are GPs using the calculate avoided emissions?
  • With so much venture risk in decarbonisation opportunities, how can investors ensure their due diligence is robust?
  • Which subsectors are satisfied in terms of investment, and which are on the up?
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Charlotte Jacobs

Senior Investment Manager Private Equity

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Maddalena Orlandini

Senior member, Private Markets team, Kieger AG

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Jacqueline van den Ende

CEO & Co-founder, Carbon Equity

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16:50 - 17:35

The next phase of hydrogen opportunities

  • Is the scaling of hydrogen as an alternative fuel destined to always be in the future?
  • How is the hydrogen economy progressing globally?
  • What assets are hydrogen-focused funds targeting?
  • What are the key challenges and bottlenecks in the scaling of hydrogen as an alternative fuel?

 

Social and inequality
16:00 - 16:45

Transition investments in emerging markets

·         How are investors active in EM investing in the clean energy transition?

·         What can be done to derisk EM through blended finance and other risk mechanisms?

·         Is the pool of EM-focused capital growing?

·         How can investors help ensure developing countries skip the ‘fossil fuel’ stage of their economic development?

16:50 - 17:35

Education, Edtech and impact: a burgeoning sub asset class

  • How is the future of work evolving and what will it mean for education and reskilling?
  • What is the impact potential in education-focused funds?
  • What is the returns landscape in the education sector?
  • How can institutional capital best engage with edtech and education?
Climate and energy transition
16:00 - 16:45

Industrial decarbonisation: deep dive into brown-to-green strategies

Caroline Laberge, Ayo Olabimtan
  • How are corporates looking to decarbonise their operations and supply chains?
  • Which technologies are being used to decarbonise?
  • How capital intensive are industrial decarbonisation solutions?
  • What are some examples of good brown-to-green investment stories?
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Caroline Laberge

Director Sustainable Investing, CDPQ

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Ayo Olabimtan

Senior investment manager, Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund

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16:50 - 17:35

Climate resilience & adaptation: overview of investment opportunities

Craig Davies

·         Is climate adaption largely an infrastructure investment story?

·         How is funding for climate adaptation taking place currently, what’s the volume of capital dedicated towards it?

·         What are some of the best examples of prudent climate adaption around the world?

·         What is the landscape of investors that are exploring climate resilience solutions?

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Craig Davies

CEO

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Nature
16:00 - 16:45

Circular economy and plastics: the next big wave of impact opportunities

Davey Kho
  • What is the return opportunity in circular economy?
  • What technologies are driving progress in materials recycling and reuse?
  • What the regulatory trends in sustainable consumption and waste?
  • Why are big corporates making substantial investments in circularity?
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Davey Kho

Senior Portfolio Manager Private Equity & Infrastructure, MN

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16:50 - 17:35

Oceans and blue economy: understanding assets types and return prospects

  • Which types of assets are ocean funds targeting?
  • Ocean and blue funds are a relative recent development, what are the fundamentals and basics of the sector?
  • What is the return and impact potential of ocean funds?
  • What are the challenges of allocating toward ocean impact from an LP perspective?
17:35 - 18:35

Networking drinks

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Impact Investor Global Summit 2024 - Day 2 - Wednesday 15th

07:30 - 08:30

Networking breakfast and registration

Stream A
08:30 - 09:30

GP workshop: How to fundraise for an impact fund

Amy Nelson, Marieke Spence

Off-the-record, interactive workshop

  • How are impact funds finding the current fundraising environment?
  • What tactics and propositions are working with investors and which are not?
  • What new types of investors are entering the market?
  • How to raise capital with limited fund track record?
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Amy Nelson

Chief Strategy Officer, Rethink Capital Partners

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Marieke Spence

Executive Director, Impact Capital Managers

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09:30 - 09:45

Short morning break

09:45 - 10:30

Best practices and lessons learnt: how to do a good impact report?

Manuela Cedarmas, Mike McCreless
  • Is reporting being done for reporting’s sake?
  • How are advances and innovation in impact benchmarking being felt in the reporting sphere?
  • How are LPs using reports and what can be done to increase transparency?
  • How rigorous are verification practices by LPs into impact funds?
  • What frameworks are leading impact funds using to demonstrate impact and how comparable are these from an investor’s perspective?
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Manuela Cedarmas

Senior Portfolio, Investcorp-Tages

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Mike McCreless

Founder and Executive Director, Impact Frontiers

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10:30 - 11:00

Networking break

11:00 - 11:45

Sustainable finance regulations: the reality vs the ideal

  • In this session we’ll explore what the current regulatory environment is, how funds are dealing with it and debate what would be the ideal from the perspective of investors.
  • What regulations are being felt by funds at the moment (e.g. SFDR)?
  • What regulatory environment would be more conducive to foster sustainable and impact investments?
  • How are different regimes (EU, US, UK) approaching sustainable finance regulation, and what are the implications for impact funds?
  • Is the Inflation Reduction Act in the US and New-Green-Deal-type legislation something likely to be replicated in other jurisdictions?
11:45 - 12:30

100% impact: a deep dive into the perspective of impact-first allocators

Priya Parrish
  • What are the investment priorities of different impact-first investors?
  • Which investment opportunities will they pursue that more institutional investors, such as pensions, may not?
  • Is the pool of impact-first capital growing?
  • How do impact-first investors think about the risk, return and impact dimensions of a fund?
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Priya Parrish

Partner and Chief Investment Office, Impact Engine

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Stream B
12:45 - 13:45

LP workshop: Impact allocator breakfast and working group (invite only)

Jonny Page, Barbara Wokurka
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Jonny Page

Head of Social and Impact Investment, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

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Barbara Wokurka

Head of Impact Investing, FINVIA

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09:30 - 09:45

Short morning break

09:45 - 10:30

Impact debt funds: a good time for credit?

  • With interest rates high, what are the opportunities in credit investments in an impact context?
  • Which funds have impact debt products and in what impact context are they being applied?
  • How do credit strategies differentiate themselves from an impact perspective?
  • How influential can credit be to the achievement of impact goals?
10:30 - 11:00

Networking

11:00 - 11:45

Elevator pitches: The best up-and-coming managers across impact investment themes

In this new format session, you’ll be hearing from some of the most innovative and exciting emerging managers in the global impact space.  We’ll hear a set of 5-minute pitches from five of the most exciting managers we’ve found in the impact market, followed by an open Q+A with the speakers facilitated by the chair.

We are committed to providing a platform for new managers that are doing exceptional work but may not have the profile or track record just yet, the presenters will only be from funds with less than 5 years in the market and selected by our LP advisory board as being noteworthy for their innovative and unique investment propositions.

11:45 - 12:30

Impact secondaries: what’s the theory of change?

Nicolas Muller, Emilie Norling, Marta Hervás Melgarejo
  • What is driving continued activity of impact secondaries?
  • Is the increase in secondaries activity in impact investing a good thing?
  • What is the outlook for secondaries in LP-leds and continuation funds for 2024?
  • What opportunities do secondary structures and vehicles present for impact managers?
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Nicolas Muller

Managing Director (Head of Funds & Co-Investments), Blue Earth Capital

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Emilie Norling

Impact Director

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Marta Hervás Melgarejo

Managing Director - Private Equity & Impact Investing, Arcano Partners

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12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

Plenary
13:30 - 13:45

Presentation: Impact fundraising over the past year

This is a data breakdown of fundraising in the impact market in the last 12 months.

  • Who are the biggest funds and allocators in impact investing?
  • What are the most significant trends in allocation to impact investing?
  • Which strategies and themes are gaining the most capital?
  • To what extent is the denominator effect impacting impact?
13:45 - 14:45

Panel #8: Debate: The impact label provides a fundraising advantage in the current market?

Dr Andreas Nilsson, Michele Giddens OBE, Heike Schmitz

This is an Oxford-style debate session in which we’ll have two speakers for the proposition and two speakers against, with audience voting on their views at the start and at the end of the session.

The substance of the debate is whether the ‘impact label’ is advantageous or a hindrance for fundraising across different regions. This is a question that goes to the heart of what impact investing represents, how it is likely to evolve in the future as a market, what is driving interest in impact products from institutional investors, and intersects with topical issues such as the fiduciary duty debate being felt in the US.

With:

Andreas Nilsson, Managing Director Impact Team, Golding Capital Partners

Michele Giddens, Co-founder and co-CEO, Bridges Fund Management

Chaired by Heike Schmitz, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

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Dr Andreas Nilsson

Managing Director and Head of Impact, Golding Capital Partners

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Michele Giddens OBE

Co-founder & Co-CEO, Bridges Fund Management

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Heike Schmitz

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

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14:45 - 15:15

Keynote TBC

Joshua Featherby
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Joshua Featherby

Managing Director, Pension Practice

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15:15 - 16:00

Panel #9: Exploring the next frontiers of impact innovation & management

Nina Kraus, Alasdair Maclay
  • How are funds due diligencing for impact, and how are they measuring impact performance within their portfolio companies?
  • To what extent are funds differentiating between the different ‘shades’ of impact across their portfolio?
  • What approach are funds using to measure and reduce carbon emissions in their portfolio?
  • A lot of resources are poured into impact management: is there a leaner model for understanding impact outcomes?
  • Where is innovation still needed in impact management?
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Nina Kraus

Principal, Fund Investments

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Alasdair Maclay

Chief Strategy Officer, GSG

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16:00 - 16:10

Closing remarks

16:10 - 16:10

End of conference

Impact Investor Global Summit

Our leading advisory board

Clara Barby

Senior Partner, Just Climate

Jen Braswell

Managing Director and Head of Impact, Private Capital, EQT

Matt Christensen

Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing, Allianz Global Investors

Michele Giddens OBE

Co-founder & Co-CEO, Bridges Fund Management

Anja Gräf

Head of Impact Private Markets, Managing Principal, HSBC Global Asset Management

Willem Huidekoper

Head of Non-Listed Equities, IMAS Foundation

Yasemin Saltuk Lamy

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

Xenia Loos

Co-Founder, Partner, Collective Action

Toby Mitchenall

Senior Editor, ESG & Sustainability​, New Private Markets, PEI Group

Carlotta Saporito

Head of Global Impact Investing, JPMorgan Private Bank

Laurie J Spengler

President and CEO, Courageous Capital Advisors

Sponsorship opportunities

Position your business with an authoritative content-led event portfolio focused on ESG & diversity and be recognised as a go-to solution provider for senior private markets professionals and institutional investors.

 

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Sponsorship gives you the opportunity to:

  • Network with senior power players and private market investors as you address the most impeding social and environmental challenges through impact investing.
  • Present how your impact fund solutions deliver measurable ESG credentials to align with a strong financial performance to enable fundraising across a global investor base.
  • Discover brand opportunities to position your sustainable funds to aid capital raising to a global ESG community.

For more information on available sponsorship opportunities please contact chris.w@pei.group | +44 (0) 7584 018 707

2024 sponsors

Network with the global impact investment industry

The summit will be in-person in London. Join 500+ 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.

Institutional Investors at the Impact Global Summit 2023

The Impact Investor Global Summit provides a leading platform for leading institutional investors and allocators investing in impact in private markets to gather.

Check out the benefits of joining the conference, who among your peers attends and find out how to apply for a complimentary pass for you or your team below.

Previous impact allocators and investors that have attended include:

Who attends the summit?

Achmea Investment Management
AgriUT Foundation Limited
Aksia
Allianz Capital Partners
Allianz Investment Management
Alpha Associates
AlpInvest Partners
Anthos Fund and Asset Management
AP4
ARI Holding
Aviva Investors
Azalea Investment Management
AZR Capital
Barclays
Big Society Capital
British International Investment (BII)
CalSTRS
Cardano
Children's Investment Fund Foundation
Counselrock Partners
DEG
Derigo
Development Bank of Japan
EBRD
ENOWE
Erste Group
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)
European Climate Foundation
European Investment Fund (EIF)
Finnfund
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity
Guys and St Thomas Foundation
Hamilton Lane
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
HSBC Global Banking and Markets
HSBC Insurance
IFC
Investcorp-Tages
J.P. Morgan Private Bank
JSW Group
Jubilee Capital
Julius Baer
Larchpoint Capital LLP
M&G Investments
Mallinckrodt Foundation
Marmot Charitable Trust
Massmutual
New Zealand Superannuation Fund
Nippon Life Global Investors Europe
Nippon Life Insurance Co
Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
Partners Capital
Peninsula House LLC
PGGM
Prima Ekuiti
Prime Advocates
Redington
RNIB Royal National Institute for the Blind
Shell Foundation
Small Foundation
Stepstone Group
Swix Family Office
Temasek
Temasek Trust Capital
The Rockefeller Foundation
Times 3 Capital
TLG Capital
Tsangs Group
Tufts University
Un Capital Development Fund
UNGSII
Universities Superannuation Scheme
Valéco Finance
Van Lanschot Kempen
Wimmer Financial LLP
YIELCO Investments

Are you an institutional investor?

  • Meet with the best and biggest impact funds globally – network and arrange one-to-one meetings with leading impact managers
  • Networking with peers and other institutional investors – build your network of peers, understand their strategies, challenges and allocation approach to impact
  • Get insight on the latest innovations and trends in impact investing – take advantage of world-class speaking faculty to stay aligned with developments in the market
  • Find investment opportunities across the impact market’s thematic sub-asset classes from climate, healthcare, social, education and many more

Apply for a complimentary Institutional Investor pass

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for impact LPs, allocators and institutional investors to join the event.

In order to qualify for a complimentary pass, you must meet the eligibility criteria in representing a pension fund, insurance company, sovereign wealth, private wealth manager, foundation, endowment, family office or corporate investment division.

Apply for a pass and a member of our team will follow up with you to secure your pass.