|9:00- 11:00||Opening Plenary
Inaugural Address: Impact Revolution
Sir Ronald Cohen, Co-Founder Chair of GSG, will address the advance
State of the Movement Address: Impact Rising
|11:00- 12:00||Morning Networking Break|
|12:00- 13:00||Impact Economy Plenary
Panel: Scaling Disruption for Good
This plenary panel will discuss how can we use capital, entrepreneurship and policy tools to scale disruption for good. There is a distinct values-based disruption in mindsets, capital flows, corporate forms, and of Capitalism 1.0 itself, leading to more purposeful capital, entrepreneurship and policies, which need to demonstrate scale to all stakeholders, believers and disbelievers alike. The panel will dive into and analyse disruptive business models from these different lenses.
|13:00- 14:30||Networking Lunch|
|14:30- 16:00||Forum Rotation #1: The Evolutionary Shift in Values
Forum 1A: Societal Values: From Individual to Commons
Does the change in societal values, from individuals to commons, reflect a permanent shift? If so, how will this shift express itself in consumption, employment and investment? What will its effect be on businesses? How do we harness it to drive our economic system to optimize risk, return and impact?
Forum 1B: Purpose of Business: From Shareholder to Stakeholder
Do the new impact economics take businesses back to the time when they needed to have a purpose in order to benefit from limited liability, as was the case in the UK following the Bubble Act of 1720. Have we allowed the justification for benefiting from limited liability to erode over time? Is serving all stakeholders, including customers, employees, society and the planet, a major reversion of the Milton Friedman theory that the sole purpose of business is profit?
Forum 1C: The Underserved: From Fringe to Focus
Have the underserved become a central focus of our system? Leading figures, such as the Pope, have rejected the trickle-down theory, that economic growth alone will lift the poor out of poverty. As the concept of inclusive growth, business and capital spreads, the underserved are getting unprecedented attention. How do we turn the underserved into a lasting focus of our economic system? How do we lead governments to make them a policy priority? How does the impact economy bridge the gap between the haves and have-nots?
Forum 1D: Aid, Development Banks and Philanthropists
The world’s population is growing. How do we ensure there’s enough food, water, education, health and prosperity in 2050? Official aid organizations, development banks and philanthropists are moving towards new and more effective models, such as pay for success, that are capable of attracting private sector capital and bringing systemic improvement in emerging countries. What does this imply for them as leading agents of change?
Forum 1E: Purpose of Investment: Divergent to Convergent Economic Goals
Is impact investment dispelling the myth that one cannot do good while doing well? The growing impact movement provides increasing proof that impact business models can drive profits and that the leading businesses of the future will profitably pursue a double bottom-line. How do we get impact thinking to spread across the global economy?
Forum 1F: Tech & Media: For Better or for Worse
Are the tech and media revolutions allies or opponents in bringing about impact economies? Perfect information creates perfect markets. Technology and media have democratized information and disintermediated markets. Though they bring new challenges, such as fake news, ills are no longer able to hide behind walls of secrecy. How can we use them to underpin impact economies?
|16:00- 17:00||Afternoon Networking Break|
|17:00- 18:00||Impact Economy – Revolutionary Shift
Capitalism 2.0 = The Impact Economy? Panel Discussion
Is Capitalism 1.0 changing for good? Is the new economy the Impact Economy? This panel will discuss business, investor, entrepreneur and policy motivations and perspectives to deliberate if the new economy has a true Impact DNA and what might it take to ensure the same. Finally, it will evaluate not just the changing roles of all stakeholders in the Impact Economy but also on the opportunities and challenges if Capitalism 2.0 is indeed an Impact Economy.
|18:00- 18:45||GSG Millennial Honors Awards
GSG Honors Awards
|18:45||Transfer to Dinner Venue|
|19:30- 22:00||Drinks Reception & Gala Dinner
Fireside Chat: Can Impact Revolution be bigger than the
The Impact Revolution is more like the Tech Revolution. It’s a renaissance of ideas- a peaceful revolution. But can it be bigger than the Tech Revolution? The venture capitalists who funded the Tech Movement are giants today- can Impact Investors get there? Enterprises born in the Tech movement rule global capitalism in 30 years. Can Impact unicorns get there? Tech started of as a sector but ultimately permeated all business. Is Impact following the same trajectory? Will it create opportunities and fortunes in the same way? Tech made life easy. Will Impact truly make lives better?
|8:00 – 9:00||Registration and Coffee|
|9:00 – 10:45||Policy & Planet Plenary Panel: Impact Rising
The Impact Rising panel will discuss key trends analysed by the GSG-led collaborative book initiative, “Impact Rising”, and outline the revolutionary and evolutionary trends identified in the book. Keynote Speech
|10:45 – 11:30||Morning Networking Break|
|11:30 – 13:00||Forum Rotation #2: Revolutionary Shifts
Forum 2A: The New Finance Paradigm: Risk-Return-Impact
Financial thinking has evolved from a focus on returns in the 19th century to risk-return in the 20th century, is it now shifting to risk-return-impact? Investment is increasingly being driven by responsible, sustainable and impact-oriented values. How do we ensure impact performance, alongside financial performance, and what are the challenges to overcome?
Forum 2B: Capital Flows: Impact Investment in achieving the SDGs
Forum 2C: Impact and Entrepreneurial Models
Forum 2E: Linear to Circular, Green & Blue Economy
Forum 2F: Big Corporate Impact Models
|13:00 – 14:30||Networking Lunch|
|14:30 – 15:30||Impact Imperatives: Plenary Keynote Speech Panel:
Disrupting Allocations for Impact
To unlock private capital for public good, we must disrupt how wealth and asset managers allocate money to asset classes. We must also disrupt how businesses allocate budgets to products and strategies. Finally, we must support such disruption with policy and public opinion. This panel will discuss how can we disrupt allocations for impact.
|15:30 – 16:00||Afternoon Networking Break|
|16:00 – 17:30||Rotation #3: Impact Imperatives Socratic Forum
Forum 3A: Impact Measurement & Reporting
What is the role of impact measurement in preserving the integrity of the impact sector? Will Impact Weighted Financial Accounts that reflect product, employment and environmental impact, together with financial performance, become the new baseline for corporate accounting? How do we achieve acceptance and implementation?
Forum 3B: Public Sector 2.0: Government as an Impact Catalyst
Forum 3C: Impact Wholesalers: Facilitators and Champions
Are impact capital wholesalers that provide catalytic capital for impact-driven investment funds key for driving the growth of impact investment? The UK has released £400 million of dormant bank accounts to establish Big Society Capital. Portugal has created an impact wholesaler, with EU funding support. Japan is releasing $4.5 billion, over five years, from dormant bank accounts to an entity tackling social issues. South Korea has announced the creation of a $300 million impact wholesaler. Several other countries are considering. doing so. How can we accelerate the establishment of impact wholesalers across the world?
Forum 3D: Pay for Outcomes Models
Forum 3E: Creative Economy in the Impact Revolution
Forum 3F: Creating an Impact Movement
|17:30 – 18:00||Transition to Plenary|
|18:00 – 18:30||Closing Plenary
Closing Address by Sir Ronald Cohen
|18:30- 21:00||Closing Party|
|9:00 – 17:00||SOCAP Entrepreneur Catalyst Day
Social entrepreneurs are at the core of impact, identifying new business models that harness the power of markets to drive high impact solutions. Catalyzing impact investing globally requires cross-sector collaboration to incubate, support, invest in, and scale social enterprises. Join this special programme following the GSG Summit to be inspired by and network with entrepreneurs, accelerators, investors and others working closest to the the world’s toughest problems
|9:30 – 13:00||GSG-ACTO Global Impact Academic Council
(By invitation only)
Academic institutions are playing a critical role in advancing the impact revolution. But how can our work be more impactful? How can the various academic programs around the world collaborate effectively to catalyse this emerging field? Join this invite-only event aiming to provide a platform for networking, collaboration and joint thinking amongst academic institutions and experts. This is an invite-only event, for registration or information please write to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
|14:00 – 17:00||GSG NAB Chair Meeting
(By invitation only)