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A word from our Director of Program & Experience, Mel Greblo

Ours are gripping times. The clock ticks seemingly faster on our most pressing issues and the imperative for business to heed the call to impact is starker than ever. 

 Which brings us to the Program for the fifth Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific. Streamed over six key thematics, this year’s two-day Summit program will provoke and inspire us to greater impact at an accelerated pace. Our six thematics, related to the Sustainable Development Goals, are:

  1. Integrating and Managing Impact

  2. The Role of Government

  3. Climate and the Environment

  4. Social Impact In Action: Gender, Housing and Indigenous 

  5. Opportunity Knocks: South East Asia and the Pacific

  6. Transformational Levers and Impact Investing

Over 15 international speakers are already confirmed to attend to share their global insights. A further 60+ Australian-based practitioners, investors and government representatives will share their knowledge, experience, and challenges, as conversation catalysts, panellists and speakers. There will be "unconference" space to ensure you get to have the conversations, debate and time to set your own agenda, and Daring Circles will close in on some pointy issues around procurement, and the great challenge of intermediation and who funds it.


Building on the success of our deep dives last year, five Deep Dives will be on offer, expertly facilitated with leading voices from around the world and conversation catalysts, with everyone in the room having something valuable to contribute. No one will sit passive in these sessions:

  • Measuring and Managing Impact Global Trends, Local Perspectives with Michele Giddens (Bridges Fund Management), Karen Wilson (OECD) and others will look at global standards around impact measurement, impact accounting and management

  • Mandating Impact: Institutional pacts and the impact continuum - How do we get institutions to make BIG impact

  • Towards A Regenerative Economy by 2040: Directing capital to the solutions that exist today for a bright tomorrow 

  • Investing at Scale in South East Asia: Women, Girls, Influence and Capital

  • The Indigenous Market and Impact

Engaging government and institutional investors is high on the Summit agenda this year, with terrific content to catalyse action from these key players. We are at the tipping point, it’s time for a cross-sectoral approach to market building, drawing on the wisdom, courage and action that’s come before. 


Be sure to keep checking in as some session times may change, and more speakers will be added in the coming weeks.




*Please note that this program’s speakers and times are subject to changes - Please regularly check for updates*