After years of advocacy to become mainstream, the impact investment community now faces a different challenge. Long-time impact investment voices also worry that charlatans are moving in, offering products with questionable impact credentials.
Who are the real deal socially conscious visionaries who have a plan to save or upgrade capitalism? What do they have to say to the skeptics that already dismissed social impact investing as a public relations exercise for an industry with a poor image? How to separate and capitalize on the authentic desire to do good from plain salesmanship rhetoric?
The Economist Events’ Investing for Impact summit returns to its fourth year in New York to take stock of an eventful time for the industry, to examine how it can deepen its reach, learn from failures and roadblocks, and leverage the latest developments in technology. We will dissect and analyse interlinked issues including the emergence of a new generation of young investors; the rise of fintech, robo-advisors and digital finance platforms, and the implications of political fragmentation.
Leading financiers, institutional investors, policymakers, academics, impact investors and philanthropies will discuss and debate on how large-scale financial institutions are thinking about their impact ventures, the rising investor appeal of disruptive environmental technologies, from renewable energy to alternative protein, and the alignments between faith-based investing and social impact.
Network with more than 200 leading financiers, institutional investors, policymakers, academics, impact investors and philanthropists.
Engage in a day of discussions on how to accelerate the growth of investing for impact.
Join like-minded organisations invested in defining the future of investing for impact.
Saver Rate (ends January 24th): USD 1795.00
Standard Rate: USD 1995.00
Academic/Government/Public Sector/Charity/NGO rate: USD 1197.00
VIP Table rate (8 persons): USD 14000.00
Time: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Venue name: Convene