Impact Investing is a US$60 billion global industry (GIIN) and Asia Pacific receives the world’s biggest share (53%) of impact investments. At Impact Investment Summit Asia-Pac, you will hear all leading voices from Asia-Pac in one place, hear leading social innovations at one place, and learn about all Asia-Pac opportunities at one place. Therefore, this is a must-attend event!
— Ahmit Bhatia, CEO of the Impact Investors Council (India)
 

VIEW THE FULL ONLINE PROGRAM or download a pdf HERE

 

SUMMIT DAY 1 & 2 - HIGHLIGHTS

26 - 27 October - Doltone House, Darling Island, 48 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont

Following the official Summit opening by The Hon Mike Baird MP, Premier of NSW, Abigail Noble asked What it takes to go Mainstream. Abigail answered questions on how to involve the complex landscape of diverse actors, including institutions, philanthropy and charities.

Amit Bouri addressed The Bigger Picture and some of the big questions in the field - where we are heading globally, how impact investing is segmented around the world, why we need institutions to scale, and how impact investing can catalyse the Sustainable Development Goals.

Six institutional deals were featured in Here are the DealsDeals were unpacked to understand how they are put together, why they chose particular measurement outcomes, how they secured investment – and what the investment methodology is.

Ben Thornley designed a $1billion impact investment from the ground up in his interactive session Billion Dollar Impact. 

In Approaches to Growth: Crossing sectors, countries and cultures, David Wood talked about approaches to growth in impact investing, how to involve institutions and the opportunities of Program Related and Mission Related Investments for foundations.

DAY 3 - SUMMIT WORKSHOPS

28 October - Macquarie Group, No.1 Martin Place, Sydney

Ben Thornley and Kylie Charlton facilitated a high-value workshop building off their work with large and small foundations alike. 

Wolfgang Hafenmayer and Danny Almagor led Impact Investing Across Asset Classes for participants interested in moving 100% of their assets into impact investing.

Building an Impact Fund in Emerging Markets participants gained valuable insights from Jack Knellinger and Daniel Madhaven into what it takes to establish an impact investing fund in emerging markets, with a specific focus on Asia and the region. 

Developing Impact Investment Funds for Institutions and Superfunds was brought to you by Tim Macready, CIO of Christian Super - one of Australia's most active superannuation funds in this space, and Ahmit Bouri, CEO GIIN.

 

 

SUMMIT DINNER - A Night of Storytelling

Hosted by James Pearson from QBE

26 October - 6.30pm - 9.30pm

The Loft Room, Jones Bay Wharf, Piers 19-21, 23 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont

The 2016 Summit Dinner was a memorable evening with fine food, wine and company. 

Guests were taken on a storytelling journey with our key leaders in impact investing who shared their paths, personal insights and why they chose to drive our community to mobilise capital for the common good.

After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.
— Phillip Pullman (Author)
The speakers all round were just incredibly outstanding people - very impressive.
— 2015 Impact Investment Summit Attendee

The panels were excellent - really high calibre panellists and well structured, well-prepared moderators.
— 2015 Summit Attendee

Great opportunity to meet a wide cross section of the Australian impact investing community
— 2015 Summit Attendee