THE POWER OF IMPACT –
DRIVING TO TIPPING POINT 2020

8-9 OCTOBER, 2018
JW MARRIOTT, AEROCITY, NEW DELHI

WELCOME

As communities around the world face the challenges presented by the twenty-first century, a vision of impact economies is emerging: a world where creating positive impact is as central to economic decisions as consideration of risk and return.

What will an impact economy look like? And, what actions do we need to take today to create impact economies across the world?

We invite you to help answer these questions at the 2018 Impact Summit, taking place in October this year in New Delhi, India. The Summit will bring together hundreds of impact leaders: entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, corporates, social sector and government leaders and leading market builders. We hope you will be among them.

As part of this year’s Summit, we will:

  • Explore current and future actions by the GSG, our National Advisory Boards and partners to catalyze the impact economies of the future
  • Engage with GSG working groups to define the trajectory of the field and where future work should focus
  • Create a unified vision for the development of impact investing ecosystems across the world.

We hope you will join us for what promises to be a groundbreaking Summit, amid the entrepreneurial energy of New Delhi.

We are advancing well towards Tipping Point 2020. Collectively, we will continue to improve lives and the planet by driving real impact.

We look forward to seeing you on 8-9 October 2018!

REGISTRATION

  • Registration closes by: Friday, September 14, 2018
  • Book Hotel Accommodation as early as possible
  • Secure travel VISA, if needed: apply as soon as possible as wait times vary and can be lengthy

Sept

14

HOSTS

SIR RONALD COHEN

SIR RONALD COHEN

Chair, GSG

PRADEEP NAIR

PRADEEP NAIR

Regional Director
Ford Foundation

GEETA GOEL

GEETA GOEL

Chair-IIC & Country Director (India)
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

KEY PARTICIPANTS

ROSEMARY ADDIS

Impact Investing Australia

AUSTRALIA

Mohamed Amersi

Founder, Amersi Foundation

UK

David Bank

CEO & Editor, ImpactAlpha

USA

Clara Barby

Partner, Bridges Impact

UK

LORENZO BERNASCONI

Rockefeller Foundation

USA

Pramod Bhasin

Founder, Genpact

INDIA

AMIT BHATIA

CEO, GSG

INDIA

DAVID BLOOD

Generation Investment Management

UK

Elli Booch

Director of Philanthropy, The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation

ISRAEL

AMIT BOURI

GIIN

USA

Allie Burns

Managing Director, Village Capital2018

USA

Nicola Cobbold

Trustee, GSG

UK

SIR RONALD COHEN

Chair, GSG

UK

Dr Shaun Conway

Founder, IXO Foundation

SOUTH AFRICA

Carmen Correa

Director of Alliances, Pro Mujer

URUGUAY

Phyllis Costanza

CEO, UBS Optimus Foundation

SWITZERLAND

Elizabeth Boggs Davidson

Senior Advisor - Private Sector, UNDP

Nishith Desai

Founder, Nishith Desai Associates

India

Sue DeWitt

Senior Project Manager - Innovative Finance, Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship

SOUTH AFRICA

Ashish Dhawan

Founder, Central Square Foundation

INDIA

Cheryl L Dorsey

President, Echoing Green

USA

Amanda Feldman

Director, Bridges Fund Management

usa

PR Ganapathy

President, Villgro

India

Vikram Gandhi

Founder ASHA Impact and Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School

INDIA

MICHELE GIDDENS

Bridges Fund Management

UK

GEETA GOEL

Chair-IIC & Country Director (India) Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

India

Hon. Al Gore

Former Vice President,USA & Nobel Laureate

USA

Uli Grabenwarter

Deputy Director - Equity Investments

European Union

Sean Hinton

CEO, Soros Economic Development Fund - Open Society Foundation

USA

Safeena Husain

Founder, Educate Girls

INDIA

DAVID HUTCHISON

Social Finance UK

UK

CHRIS JURGENS

Omidyar Network

USA

AMITABH KANT

NITI Aayog

INDIA

Amel Karboul

CEO, The Education Outcomes Fund for Africa and The Middle East

TUNISIA

Runa Khan

Founder & ED, Frienship

BANGLADESH

Roopa Kudva

Partner, Omidyar Network and MD, Omidyar Network India Advisors, Omidyar Network

India

ANDREW KUPER, Dr

Leapfrog Investments

AUSTRALIA

RAJIV LALL, Dr

IDFC Bank

INDIA

Cyrille Langendorff

Managing Director, CREDIT COOPERATIF

FRANCE

Mairi Mackay

Global Head of Social Enterprise Programme, British Council

UK

Meg Massey

Director, Communications - GSG

USA

GIOVANNA MELANDRI

Human Foundation

ITALY

ANTONIO MIGUEL

MAZE Impact

PORTUGAL

BRIGITTE MOHN, Dr

Bertelsmann Stiftung

GERMANY

Chul Woo Moon

Chair, South Korea NAB

South Korea

Isabel Mota

President - Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Portugal

PRADEEP NAIR

Regional Director, Ford Foundation

India

Reema Nanavaty

Executive Director, SEWA

India

YARON NEUDORFER

CEO, Social Finance Israel

Israel

SHUICHI OHNO

Sasakawa Peace Foundation

JAPAN

TRACY PALANDJIAN

Social Finance US

USA

Vivek Pandit

Director, McKinsey

INDIA

Aunnie Patton Power

Founder, Intelligent Impact

SOUTH AFRICA

Will Poole

Co founder & Managing Partner, Capria

USA

Alejandro Preusche

Chair, LIFF Task Force

ARGENTINA

CLIFF PRIOR

Big Society Capital

UK

Mika Pyykko

Project Director, Impact Investing, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra,

Finland

Vineet Rai

CEO & MD, Aavishkaar

INDIA

Farhadur Reza

Build Bangladesh

BANGLADESH

FILIPE SANTOS

INSEAD

PORTUGAL

Eric Savage

Co-Founder & CEO, UNITUS Capital

USA

Beto Scretas

Instituto de Cidadania Empresarial (ICE)

Brazil

Audrey Selian

Director, Rianta Capital

SWITZERLAND

Dr. Devi Shetty

Chairman & Founder, Narayana Health

INDIA

Laurie Spengler

President & CEO, Enclude Capital

USA

RATAN TATA

The Tata Group

INDIA

Maria Laura Tinelli

Argentina/Uruguay NAB

ARGENTINA

Krisztina Tora

Director, Market Development - GSG

France

Masataka Uo

Vice Chair - Japan NAB

Japan

R Venkataramanan

Executive Trustee - TATA Trusts

India

Rodrigo Villar

Founding Partner, New Ventures

Mexico

DARREN WALKER

President-Ford Foundation & Chair-USIIA

USA

Eric Wetlaufer

Director, TMX Group Inc

CANADA

Jonathan Wong

Chief of Technology and Innovation, UNESCAP

UK

Emily Gustafsson-Wright

Fellow, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institution

USA

Angelica Zegers

Chair, Chile NAB

Chile

Maya Ziswiler

Head, Innovative Finance, UBS Optimus Foundation

SWITZERLAND

AGENDA

The Impact Summit is GSG’s annual meeting of sector leaders and practitioners from our global network. The Summit will take place on 8th-9th October, 2018, with side workshops on 7th and 10th October.

Plenaries and breakout sessions will focus on priorities, key action areas, and milestones to take impact investment to the global tipping point by 2020. Topics and speakers will be shared here as they are confirmed.

If you are interested in speaking at the Summit or hosting a side event, please email gsgconcierge@gsgii.org

  • 10.00-13.00

    SFI Board Meeting (by invitation only)

  • 14.00-17.00

    NAB Workshop (by invitation only)

  • 14:00-18:00

    Prabhav-IIC (by invitation only)

  • 14.30-17.30

    GSG Meeting of NAB Chairs (by invitation only)

  • 19.00-21.00

    Welcome Reception (by invitation only)

  • 08:00-09:00

    Breakfast & Registrations

  • 09:00-10:00

    Welcome and Opening Plenary
    - Welcome Address
    - Theme Address
    - State of the Sector Address
    - Impact Funds and Working Group Showcase

  • 10:00-10:30

    Networking Break

  • 10:30 -12.30

    Supply Plenary & Breakout Sessions
    - Keynote: State of the Impact Investing Market
    - Panel Discussion: The New Investment Allocation Paradigm
    - Focus Plenary I: Regional Spotlight: Latin America
    - Focus Plenary II: Sector Spotlight: Education
    - Breakout: Private equity, VC, and the power of impact
    - Breakout: Donor capital and outcome-based funding
    - Breakout: Are pension funds the next frontier for impact investment?
    - Working Group Insights: Building impact wholesalers
    - Working Group Insights: Aid and development banks

  • 13:00-14:00

    Lunch with Speakers

  • 14:00 -16:00

    Demand Plenary & Breakout Sessions
    - Keynote: Impact Entrepreneurs to the Fore
    - Panel Discussion: Identifying the “Impact unicorns"
    - Focus Plenary I: Regional Showcase: Africa
    - Focus Plenary II: Sector Spotlight: Refugees
    - Breakout: Unlocking capital
    - Breakout: India social entrepreneurship movement: the secrets of success
    - Breakout: How does blockchain change access to capital?
    - Working Group Insights: Widening and Deepening the Market
    - Working Group Insights: Developing R&D/Innovation based Impact Enterprises

  • 16:00-16:30

    Networking Break

  • 16:45-18:00

    Evening Plenary
    - Presentation of GSG Honors

  • 18:30- 21:00

    Reception, Dinner

  • 08:00-09:00

    Breakfast

  • 09:00-10:30

    Opening Plenary
    - Presentation of GSG Millennial Honors
    - Opening Keynote
    - Summit Keynote
    - Policy Keynote: Paving the Road to Impact Economies
    - Policy Panel Discussion: Paving the Road to Impact Economies
    - Market Builder Keynote: Driving Impact Measurement and Standards
    - Market Builder Panel Discussion: Meeting the Challenge of Impact Measurement

  • 11:30-13:00

    Intermediation Plenary
    - Keynote: Incentivizing Impact
    - Panel: Optimizing Risk, Return, and Impact

  • 13:00-14:00

    Lunch with Speakers

  • 14:00-15:00

    Intermediation Breakouts
    - Focus Plenary I: Regional Spotlight: India
    - Focus Plenary II: Sector Spotlight: Gender-lens investing
    - Breakout: Measurement and the power of impact
    - Breakout: Banks and retail impact intermediation
    - Breakout: Impact intermediation strategies: size, returns, exits
    - Working Group Insights: Creating Innovative Finance Mechanisms
    - Working Group Insights: Evidence-based policy and advocacy

  • 16:00-18:00

    Closing Plenary

  • 18:00-20:00

    Cocktails

Side Events TBA

Oct 7
  • 10.00-13.00

    SFI Board Meeting (by invitation only)

  • 14.00-17.00

    NAB Workshop (by invitation only)

  • 14:00-18:00

    Prabhav-IIC (by invitation only)

  • 14.30-17.30

    GSG Meeting of NAB Chairs (by invitation only)

  • 19.00-21.00

    Welcome Reception (by invitation only)

Oct 8
  • 08:00-09:00

    Breakfast & Registrations

  • 09:00-10:00

    Welcome and Opening Plenary
    - Welcome Address
    - Theme Address
    - State of the Sector Address
    - Impact Funds and Working Group Showcase

  • 10:00-10:30

    Networking Break

  • 10:30 -12.30

    Supply Plenary & Breakout Sessions
    - Keynote: State of the Impact Investing Market
    - Panel Discussion: The New Investment Allocation Paradigm
    - Focus Plenary I: Regional Spotlight: Latin America
    - Focus Plenary II: Sector Spotlight: Education
    - Breakout: Private equity, VC, and the power of impact
    - Breakout: Donor capital and outcome-based funding
    - Breakout: Are pension funds the next frontier for impact investment?
    - Working Group Insights: Building impact wholesalers
    - Working Group Insights: Aid and development banks

  • 13:00-14:00

    Lunch with Speakers

  • 14:00 -16:00

    Demand Plenary & Breakout Sessions
    - Keynote: Impact Entrepreneurs to the Fore
    - Panel Discussion: Identifying the “Impact unicorns"
    - Focus Plenary I: Regional Showcase: Africa
    - Focus Plenary II: Sector Spotlight: Refugees
    - Breakout: Unlocking capital
    - Breakout: India social entrepreneurship movement: the secrets of success
    - Breakout: How does blockchain change access to capital?
    - Working Group Insights: Widening and Deepening the Market
    - Working Group Insights: Developing R&D/Innovation based Impact Enterprises

  • 16:00-16:30

    Networking Break

  • 16:45-18:00

    Evening Plenary
    - Presentation of GSG Honors

  • 18:30- 21:00

    Reception, Dinner

Oct 9
  • 08:00-09:00

    Breakfast

  • 09:00-10:30

    Opening Plenary
    - Presentation of GSG Millennial Honors
    - Opening Keynote
    - Summit Keynote
    - Policy Keynote: Paving the Road to Impact Economies
    - Policy Panel Discussion: Paving the Road to Impact Economies
    - Market Builder Keynote: Driving Impact Measurement and Standards
    - Market Builder Panel Discussion: Meeting the Challenge of Impact Measurement

  • 11:30-13:00

    Intermediation Plenary
    - Keynote: Incentivizing Impact
    - Panel: Optimizing Risk, Return, and Impact

  • 13:00-14:00

    Lunch with Speakers

  • 14:00-15:00

    Intermediation Breakouts
    - Focus Plenary I: Regional Spotlight: India
    - Focus Plenary II: Sector Spotlight: Gender-lens investing
    - Breakout: Measurement and the power of impact
    - Breakout: Banks and retail impact intermediation
    - Breakout: Impact intermediation strategies: size, returns, exits
    - Working Group Insights: Creating Innovative Finance Mechanisms
    - Working Group Insights: Evidence-based policy and advocacy

  • 16:00-18:00

    Closing Plenary

  • 18:00-20:00

    Cocktails

Oct 10

Side Events TBA

Contact

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