The Founders

The Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific was founded in 2014 by Alex Feher and Rob Irving, and seeded with proud Summit Partner, the Social Impact Hub.

How it all began…

The Summit began in 2015 with an audience of around 280 attendees. It’s grown now to a community of 350 impact makers who come together to connect, catalyse and accelerate the ecosystem. Past speakers include Jed Emerson, Brian Trelstad, Wayne Silby, Megan Starr, Joy Anderson, Jyoti Aggarwala, Abigail Noble, Amit Bouri, Stephanie Cohn Rupp, David Batstone, Beau Seil, and tens of other international luminaries in the impact investing space.

“It was a real pleasure to be back with so many leaders of impact investing and social entrepreneurship in Australia for the Impact Investment Summit! What is unique about “the gathering” is the sincere tone of collaboration and partnership that filled each session. If what has happened in other parts of the world holds true for Australia, the only way this field will advance is through deep dialogue and shared exploration of not only ideas and vision, but the actual experience of investing in innovative ventures that seek to optimise impact with appropriate and diverse levels of financial return.”