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Our next event will be on April 24, 5:30pm – 7:30pm PST in San Francisco

Panelists:

  • Stephanie Regni | Founder and CEO of Fillgoods
  • Julie Davitz | Head of Strategic Philanthropy & Purpose Investments at Bank of the West
  • Other panelist to be announced
  • Moderator: Nolwenn Godard | Director of West Coast Operations for the Women Initiative Foundation

Topic:
Impact investing and social entrepreneurship, what leverage for addressing the world’s environmental and social issues?

Description:
Impact investing is still a relatively small market when compared to the global equity market (respectively $114 billion vs. $61 trillion per the 2017 Annual Impact Investor Survey & World Bank in 2015) but holds the promise to accelerate needed change to alleviate the world’s issues.

  • How can this type of investment complement or supplement legislation and regulation?
  • How can it be scaled and used as a lever in ‘tipping point conversations’ (impact from capital & influence on boards)?
  • Are fossil fuel divestment and investment in low carbon energy/industries possible at a time market signals are not converging (US withdrawal from the Paris agreement)?
  • Can the Finance industry voluntarily and collectively drive the change in partnership with local states, big cities, and public institutions?
  • How can women, who are typically less represented among investors and entrepreneurs, be powerful actors & influencers in this movement?

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