With our esteemed Advisory Group we have designed and curated another outstanding program for your 2018 Summit experience. You can expect your assumptions to be challenged, your soul to come alive, your technical questions to be answered, and your imagination to enliven into action.
Below is an overview of the Program as it currently stands. Speakers and participants are being regularly added and updated, and some sessions may move, so please be sure to check back in over the next two weeks for the full Program and session descriptions.
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A Sneak Peek of What's to Come...
Opening address by David Whyte, internationally acclaimed poet, philosopher, author and pioneer of Conversational Leadership - to centre our Summit experience around our personal and collective 'why'.
We're excited to announce also that Abhilash Mudaliar, Director of Research at the GIIN (Global Impact Investing Network) will join us this year with a two-fold focus. One is on market building broadly from a global perspective, where we'll hear highlights from the GIIN's Roadmap report released earlier this year, and the second is on South East Asia. It is such an honour to host the GIIN again, especially as they will be only a week off the back of their international convening in Paris.
We are welcoming back one of impact investing's pioneering leaders, Andy Kuper, Founder and CEO of Leapfrog Investments. Andy will deliver a keynote address on Achieving Scale and Consistent Returns. Following his short keynote, Andy will be joined for a fireside chat with Sonya Sawtell-Rickson, Chief Investment Officer at Hesta.
This year's Summit, our fourth, will have something for everyone. Recognising the depth of experience the more seasoned impact investment players have, we will be delivering an Advanced Stream to dive into the more pressing challenges in the sector, including:
To activate new players and engage those just starting out on their impact journey, we will gather around stories, case studies, highlight challenges and showcase successes. There will be provocations to stimulate debate and robust discussion around:
Language and definition
We will shine the spotlight on:
Place-based impact and investment
Systems and leveraging change from within
And there will be an ample array of investments and funds to explore.