SUMMIT PROGRAM

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Program

Experience a program packed with the movers and shakers growing the market, expanding the field and building high impact deals for another two days of undiluted impact investment content. Designed to immerse impact novices whilst catering to the seasoned impact investor, the program ensures something for everyone no matter where you are on your impact journey. Dynamic plenary sessions, constructive and purposeful breakout sessions, deep dives and structured networking.

Thematics

With a view to create deep systems change, our 2022 thematics are:

  • Oceans and the Environment
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Gender
  • Indigenous Business
  • Vulnerable communities and people
  • Disability
  • Housing and the Built Environment
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Culture and the Arts

Our program is curated with an acute eye to diversity of voice, experience and intersectionality, bringing specific perspectives across:

  • First Nations leaders, investors and entrepreneurs
  • Institutional expertise and experience
  • Government representation
  • Gender wise capital
  • The climate imperative

Experience a program packed with the movers and shakers growing the market, expanding the field and building high impact deals for another two days of undiluted impact investment content.

30 MARCH  |  DAY 1

9:00am  |  Event open
9:00AM – 9:15AM
Welcome to Country – Uncle Ray Minniecon
9:15AM – 9:25AM
Plenary Talk and Performance – The Regenerative Spirit 
9:30AM – 9:45AM
Plenary: Re-making the World: Impact Investing’s Next Horizon
Amit Bouri – CEO, Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
9:50AM – 10:30AM
Plenary: The Axis of Equity and Inclusion
Global impact investing pioneering leader Darren Walker, President at Ford Foundation in the US
in conversation with Summit Ambassador and Australian-based impact investment luminary
Rosemary Addis AM

10:30AM – 11:00AM  |   Morning Tea
11:00AM – 11:45AM
Plenary and Q&A: A New Era: How Impact Investing Scales with Integrity
A riveting fireside chat on the watershed US$500m investment by Singaporean outfit, Temasek into Leapfrog
Andy Kuper – CEO, Leapfrog and David Gonski AC
11:45AM – 12:45PM  |  Breakout Sessions
Breakout  1 Breakout  2 Breakout  3 Breakout  4
Impact at Scale: From ESG to Impact. Pioneering institutions reveal their path to impact
Journey to Impact: Exploring the barriers to mobilising the billions in philanthropic trusts and foundations
Reaping What We Sow – dive into commercial and impact VC and learn about what’s driving the expansion of impact
Integrity and Impact: Shareholder activism and key drivers of impact

12:45PM – 1:45PM  |  Lunch

Lunchtime Session:
An Introduction to The Psychology of Money
A one hour workshop brought to you by the team at Small Giants Academy

1:45PM – 2:30PM
Panel: Relief, Recovery and Resilience: Five years of Gender Lens Investment
Collaborators on the world’s first Women’s Livelihood Bond sharing the journey and impact over the last five years, born at the crossroads of innovation and capital

2:30PM – 3:30PM  |  Breakout Sessions
Breakout  1 Breakout  2 Breakout  3 Breakout  4
Natural Capital and Impact Investing
Housing Crisis or Opportunity? The current landscape and a unique moment in time
Transformative Collaboration: Place-based investment in infrastructure For the Good of Business: Forging the Next Economy through Social Enterprise 
3:30PM – 4:00PM  |  Afternoon Tea
4:00PM – 5:15PM
Scaling Impact: Pitch Festival
5:15PM – 5:30PM  |  Close, Performance and Closing Remarks

Note: Program is subject to change

31 MARCH  |  DAY 2

9:00am  |  Event open
9:00AM – 9:10AM
Opening and Welcome –
Daniel Madhavan, MC
9:10AM – 9:20AM
Plenary Performance
9:20AM – 9:40AM
Plenary: The Clean Money Revolution
An address by Joel Solomon   
9:40AM – 10:30AM
Plenary panel: The Impact Revolution – How far we’ve come.
Moderator: Sally McCutchan, in discussion with Michael Traill, and Kylie Charlton
10:30AM – 11:00AM  |   Morning Tea
11:00AM – 12:00PM  |  Breakout Sessions
Breakout  1 Breakout  2 Breakout  3 Breakout  4
The Great Intersection: An investment showcase for impact across gender and climate
Re-Booting the Creative Economy in a post Covid world
Innovation Meets Collaboration – the story of the world’s first Indigenous Gender Lens Fund Deep Tech, Good Tech, Impact Tech: Leveraging technology to scale impact
12:00PM – 1:00PM  |  Lunch
1:10PM – 2:15PM
Plenary: Wisdom, Courage, Action: Impact Ideas Worth Spreading
A rapid fire series of impact ideas from across the globe, anchored regionally – to ignite courageous innovation and action

2:15PM – 3:00PM  |  Afternoon Tea and Deep Dive time
2:15PM – 4:15PM  |  Breakout Sessions
Breakout  1 Breakout  2 Breakout  3 Breakout  4
Regen Melbourne, Sydney & Australia – a Blueprint for local community regeneration and doughnut economics in action
Making, Measuring and Managing Impact Journey to Impact: Forge trusts and foundations along the social investment continuum to impact investing  Financing a Housing Revolution: Solving the affordability crisis through innovative impact finance
4:15PM – 5:15PM
Closing Plenary: The Great Call to Course Correct where Opportunities Abound
5:15PM – 5:30PM  |  Close

Note: Program is subject to change

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

The world has quite figuratively turned on its axes since the 2019 Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific. The global pandemic has intensified inequities, particularly for women and girls, and our climate picture continues to loom large as the overlooked child in the classroom with her hand raised earnestly, inviting attention. 

It’s our time. Time to ride the global surge in impact investing. Time to accelerate the movement to create a more just, inclusive and equitable future for all – when we rise together, for each other and the planet, we rise stronger than ever.