Agenda

Time

Session

8:00- 9:00

Registration

9:00- 11:00

Opening Plenary

Inaugural Address: Impact Revolution

Sir Ronald Cohen, Co-Founder Chair of GSG, will address the advance
of the #ImpactRevolution.
Panel: Is Impact on National Agendas?

State of the Movement Address: Impact Rising

Amit Bhatia,
CEO of GSG, will assess the state of the global movement and the
rise of impact. He will provide a vision of impact economies, set
out the steps to achieve them and launch Impact Rising, a guide to
impact economies, written by the GSG Working Group he leads.

11:00- 12:00

Morning Networking Break

12:00- 13:00

Impact Economy Plenary

Keynote Speech

Panel: Scaling Disruption for Good

This plenary panel will discuss how can we use capital, entreprenurship 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 lens.

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 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 Econnomic 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

Keynote Speech

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
Tech Revolution?

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 oportunities and fortunes in the same
way? Tech made life easy. Will Impact truly make lives better?

Time

Session

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”, outline
the revolutionary and evolutionary trends identified in the
Keynote Speech
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

Are capital
flows towards creating impact advancing a permanent shift in
allocations? Capital flowing to ESG has already reached $30
trillion, while impact investment proper has reached $500
billion. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
impact investment into high-impact businesses needs to grow
exponentially. How do we accelerate new portfolio allocations to
impact investment?

Forum 2C: Impact and
Entrepreneurial Models

Are entrepreneurs the
driving force of the impact revolution? Are they the ones who
will take us to a circular economy, help us to improve learning
outcomes, create smart cities and scale new business models to
tackle other social and environmental challenges? How does
achieving impact at scale affect entrepreneurial business
models? How do we drive the inclusion of impact in
entrepreneurial thinking, across the globe?


Forum 2D: Shifting the Focus: Activities to Outcomes

Is shifting government and philanthropic focus from
activities to outcomes helpful to the effective delivery of
impact? The UK government has created Outcome Funds (Life
Chances Fund, Fair Chances Fund, etc.) in order to attract risk
capital and social entrepreneurs. This has helped to achieve
improved social outcomes, such as reduced recidivism and
homelessness and improved elderly care. The focus on measureable
outcomes enables governments and philanthropists to reorient
limited resources towards effective programs and crowd in
private capital. How do we accelerate the shift in focus from
activities to outcomes?

Forum 2E: Linear to
Circular, Green & Blue Economy

The world
population is growing and this is affecting the environment. To
ensure there’s enough food, water and prosperity in 2050, we
need to switch from a linear to a circular economy. Can we truly
eliminate non-recyclable waste? Can manufacturers design
products to be reusable? For example, can all electrical devices
be designed in such a way that they can be repaired. Will we be
abel to recycle all plastic into pellets for making new plastic
products. Will we treat our surroundings responsibly? Can we
prevent litter on streets or in the natural environment? Can
Impact Econnomies become truly circular? For too long we have
exploited nature as a resource, considering and even documenting
land as a factor of production. We must realize that we are not
independent of nature or existence. Our existence is
interdependent on nature. We are destroying the ecosystems that
serve as the basis of life and of all value creation. Can we
ever treat Nature as real wealth over Money?


Forum 2F: Big Corporate Impact Models

Are big
companies capable of delivering much greater positive impact?
More than 50% of Fortune 500 corporations and an even greater
proportion of the largest companies across the world (85% of the
S&P500, 99% of the FTSE100, and 100% of the CAC40, BSE500 & JSE
Top40) report on ESG goals. What innovative impact models can
corporations adopt in increasing their positive impact? How do
they accellerate the transition to delivering both impact and
financial performance?

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 mannagers 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 base
line for corporate accounting? How do we achieve acceptance and
implementation?

Forum 3B: Public Sector 2.0:
Government as an Impact Catalyst

Are incentives
and new social impact corporate forms crucial to the growth of
impact investment? Experience in implementing new policies
(Opportunity Zones – USA, Green investments – Holland, 90/10
pension funds – France, Social Investment Tax Relief and
Outcomes Funds– UK) provides valuable evidence for innovative
policy making. How should government support the impact
movement?

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
annouced the creatation 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

Is paying for outcomes a key tool of impact
investment? Social impact bonds (SIB) and development impact
bonds (DIB) are based on outcome payments. To date, governments
have almost invariably paid for outcomes, but new
independently-managed outcomes funds are becoming significant
players. Are they the way to scale pay-for-success in
systematically tackling major social challenges such as
education in emerging countries? How do they attract substantial
philanthropic and aid capital to bring about systemic
improvement?

Forum 3E: Creative Economy in the
Impact Revolution

Is the emerging definition of
Creative Economy welcoming of Art & Culture? Can art and culture
play an important role in driving the impact revolution? Can
Creative Economies inspire artists of our day to help us tackle
the huge inequalities and environmental challenges our world
faces? How can we usher them into the impact movement?

Forum 3F: Creating an Impact Movement

As
the idea of doing good while doing well spreads, how do we
create a powerful movement around it? How should the GSG lead in
creating this movement? What should its priorities be? What
specific actions should it take? Beyond Tipping Point 2020,
which is looking eminently achieveable now, how does creating an
impact movement relate to the SDG’s?
 

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