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29 MARCH 2022 | DAY 1 | ImpactConnect
IMPACTCONNECT 

ImpactConnect embraces the powerful fusion of financial forces offering unprecedented and growing opportunities for qualified investors to consider and pursue rewarding and purposeful impact investments In Australia and beyond.

Learn more about ImpactConnect here.

 

30 MARCH 2022 | DAY 2 | Impact Investment Summit

8:45AM  |  Event open
Cockle Bay Room
8:50AM – 9:00AM
Acknowledgement of Country – Uncle Ray Minniecon, Kabikabi and Gurang-Gurang man, elder and statesman
9:00AM – 9:05AM
The Summit at a Glance – Summit MC

9:05AM – 9:25AM
Cockle Bay Room
Re-making the World: Impact Investing’s Next Horizon

The GIIN’s CEO, Amit Bouri will be in a live conversation with Mary Delahunty, Founder and MD, Seven Advisory, to focus intention, aspiration, build momentum and invite the community to look towards a new horizon, in a post covid world where opportunity abounds to re-make the world.

Amit Bouri – CEO, Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) in conversation with Mary Delahunty, Founder & Managing Director, Seven Advisory

9:30AM – 9:40AM
Cockle Bay Room
Bringing an Investment Lens to Gender Inequality

In an opening address, as a prelude to the launch of the Gender Lens Investing Roadmap, the Ambassador for Women and Girls will address the Summit audience making gender equality everyone’s business.

Christine Clarke CSC, Ambassador for Women and Girls, DFAT

9:40AM – 9:45AM
Cockle Bay Room
The Critical Decade and the Role of Government
The Hon. Matt Kean, Treasurer of NSW and Minister for Energy

9:50AM – 10:30AM
Cockle Bay Room
The Axis of Equity and Inclusion
This conversation between Australian based impact investing pioneer, Rosemary Addis AM, and Ford Foundation’s President, Mr Darren Walker will deeply anchor and inspire our gathering for the two days. Rosemary will then be in conversation with Nigel Kershaw (UK), Chair, The Big Issue Group. These two conversations will highlight the role impact investing has in addressing the deep inequities across the globe, amplified by the pandemic, and how we can mobilse the billions of dollars in endowments for impact.

Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation (USA)
Rosemary Addis AM, Impact Strategist
Nigel Kershaw, Chair, The Big Issue Group (UK)

10:30AM – 11:00AM  |   Morning Tea

11:00AM – 11:45AM
Cockle Bay Room
A New Era: How Impact Investing Scales with Integrity
Louise Walsh will moderate a riveting fireside chat with David Gonski AC and Andy Kuper on the watershed US$500m investment by Temasek into Leapfrog, scaling impact in emerging markets, pushing through the barriers to impact investing, impact leadership and how doubling down on impact consequently increases financial returns.

Louise Walsh, Founder & CEO, Walsh Capital

David Gonski AC, former chairman ANZ, Chancellor University of New South Wales, president Art Gallery of New South Wales Trust, and chairman UNSW Foundation Ltd.

Andy Kuper, Founder and CEO, Leapfrog Investments 

SCALING IMPACT ALL STARS BIZ PITCH
MyCareSpace – Nicole Gamerov

11:45AM – 12:45PM  |  Breakout Sessions
Breakout  1
Cockle Bay Room
Breakout  2
Room C3.2
Breakout  3
Room C3.3
Breakout  4
Room C3.4

Endowments For Impact Part 1: Overcoming the barriers to mobilising the billions invested by philanthropic trusts and foundations

Simon Lewis, Goodwolf Partners (Moderator)
Liz Gillies, CEO, Menzies Foundation
Rajiv Viswanathan, Trustee, Consultant
Mark Ingram, Chief Impact Officer, Brightlight Group

 

 

Reaping What We Sow

Impact and commercial VC – what’s driving the expansion of impact into VC?

Jessica Roth, Founder and CEO, Social Impact Hub (Moderator)
Rachel Yang, Partner, Giant Leap
Dr. Michelle Deaker, Founder and Managing Director of OneVentures
Vicky Lay, Partner & Head of Impact Investments, Artesian

Impact at Scale: From ESG to Impact. 

The path towards impact at an institutional scale? What are the challenges? What do the pioneers have to tell us and how do we make the leap from ESG to intentional impact

Susan Clear, Director, Social Impact Investing, Asia Regional Director, Macquarie Group Foundation (Moderator)
Liza McDonald, Head of Responsible Investments, Aware Super
Phil Webb, Investment Director, Australian Impact Investments
Quyen Tran, Director of Impact Investing, BlackRock
James Pearson, Head of Impact and Responsible Investments, QBE Insurance Group

Catalytic Gendered Innovation: Showcasing gender lens philanthropy and investing

Cameron Neil, Co-Founder & Director, Red Hat Impact (Moderator)
Suzi Chinnery, Head, Capability and Impact, CARE Australia
Julie Reilly, Chief Executive Officer, Australians Investing in Women
Dr. Julia Newton-Howes, Chief Executive Officer, Investing in Women
Giles Gunesekera, Chief Executive Officer, Global Impact Initiative

12:45PM – 1:45PM  |  Lunch
Room C3.2

Lunch and Learn:
An Introduction to The Psychology of Money
The psychology of money is complex. This masterclass will explore the concept of money as an energy source and the money disorders we each bring to the table (whether we admit it out loud or not). Money disorders are persistent patterns of self-limiting financial behaviour. To free ourselves from them, we need to identify them and revise their power over us. Join us to explore a more productive way to think about your relationship with money and its purpose.

Danny Almagor, Managing Director, Small Giants

1:45PM – 2:45PM
Cockle Bay Room

SCALING IMPACT ALL STARS BIZ PITCH
ReNew Property Maintenance (by Dismantle) – Pat Ryan


A Gender Lens Investing Roadmap for Australia
We set the context for Gender Lens Investing, highlight the pillars of Australia’s GLI Roadmap and hear from various investors about their journey.

Sabina Curatolo, Partner & Head of Impact, Bridges Australia (Moderator)
Manita Ray, Director & Principal Advisor, Capital Human and SDG Finance and Gender Equality Specialist, UNDP
Matt Patsky, CEO, Trillium Asset Management
Kim Farrant, General Manager Responsible Investment, HESTA
Alison Pyott, Chief Client Service Officer, Partner & Senior Wealth Manager, Veris Wealth Partners

2:45PM – 3:45PM  |  Breakout Sessions
Breakout  1
Cockle Bay Room
Breakout  2
Room C3.2
Breakout  3
Room C3.3
Breakout  4
Room C3.4

Post COP26 where the rubber meets the road: Investing in renewables and clean tech

A case study on what’s possible when we invest to secure a net zero future, homing in on renewables and clean tech.

John Treadgold, Editor OnImpact (Moderator)
Ian Learmonth, CEO, CEFC
Amanda Cahill, CEO, The Next Economy
Tom Kline, Co-Head of Climate Tech, Investible
Oliver Yates, CEO, Sentient Impact Group

 

The Great Housing Nexus

Australia’s growing housing affordability crisis, financial wellbeing and the unique point in time we witness with record low interest rates, present an unparalled opportunity. We’ll explore where the opportunities are and showcase some examples of high impact projects.

Rebecca Thomas, Executive Director, Impact Investing, Social Ventures Australia (Moderator)
Matt Tominc, Chief Investment Officer, Conscious investment
Karen Ng, Director of Investment Management, Brightlight Group
Tim Sims, Managing Director, Co-founder, Pacific Equity Partners

Natural Capital and Impact Investing

Investing in conservation, regeneration and biodiversity in the critical decade.

Jennifer Lauber-Patterson, Managing Director, Frontier Impact Group (Moderator)
Shana Vida Gavron, Founder & CEO, Endangered Wildlife (France)
Komal Patel, Tenacious Ventures
Tim Cronin, Senior Manager, Landscape Restoration and Protection, WWF-Australia

For the Good of Business: Forging the Next Economy through Social Enterprise 

What’s new in social procurement policy, where can we leverage investments to boost the social enterprise sector – what’s on the horizon for social enterprises in Australia?

Alex Hannant, Professor of Practice + Co-Director, Yunus Centre at Griffith University (Moderator)
Leah Armstrong, Co-chairperson, Managing Director, First Australians Capital
Belinda Morrissey, CEO, English Family Foundation
Tom Dawkins, StartSomeGood and LendForGood

3:45PM – 4:15PM  |  Afternoon Tea

4:15PM – 4:50PM
Cockle Bay Room

SCALING IMPACT ALL STARS BIZ PITCH
Project Rockit – Rosie Thomas

Oceans: A planet of opportunity in the blue economy
In this conversation, Jas Chambers, Chair and Convenor of Ocean Decade Australia, and globally renowned ocean economy pioneer, Paul Holthus, we set out the case for investing in the blue planet and map the opportunities that abound.

Paul Holthus, Founding President and CEO, World Ocean Council
Jas Chambers, Chair and Convenor of Ocean Decade Australia

4:55PM – 5:20PM
Cockle Bay Room

Radical Transformation of the Housing market in Australia
A provocation by pioneering systems changer, investor and thought leader, Evan Thornley. 

Evan Thornley, Executive Chair, LongView

5:20PM – 5:30PM  |  Closing Remarks
6:00PM – 10:00PM | Aurora
Doltone House Darling Island

Aurora is our signature Summit soiree, with a post-Covid, celebratory twist, a much anticipated event in the Festival of Impact.
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Note: Program is subject to change

30 MARCH 2022 | DAY 2 | AURORA - FESTIVAL OF IMPACT EVENING SOIREE

6:15PM  |  Arrival Drinks
Doltone House, Darling Island
7:00PM
Acknowledgement of Country & Performance
Blak Douglas

7:10PM
Investing in the Arts with Impact: The Albert Family Journey

We will hear from David Albert, CEO at Alberts, and Emily Albert, Executive Director, about their family’s 137 year history in the creative sector, and their commitment to investing in and growing the future pioneers of the arts and culture landscape. Led by the family’s fifth generation now, the family business is focussed on impact investing, to back founders and organisations who share a vision for a better tomorrow. David and Emily will share their journey and conviction around the importance of investing in the people and projects that weave the fabric of a healthy society.

7:30PM
Exclusive film screening of ‘Regenerating Australia’, followed by an in-person conversation and Q&A with director, Damon Gameau and Reece Proudfoot, Head of Innovation and Impact Investment WWF Australia

What would Australia look like in 2030 if we simply listened to the needs of its people? Regenerating Australia is a short film by the team behind the high-impact feature documentaries 2040 and That Sugar Film. It is based on a four month interview process with a diverse group of Australians who shared their hopes and dreams for the country’s future.

Featuring Kerry O’Brien, Sandra Sully, Gorgi Coghlan, Tim Flannery, Larissa Behrendt, David Pocock and other well-known voices, the film is set on New Year’s Eve 2029 and takes the form of a news bulletin looking back at the decade ‘that could be’. A decade that saw Australia transition to a fairer, cleaner, more regenerative economy that values Australia’s greatest assets – First Nations’ wisdom, our unique natural environment and our sense of community.

8:00PM
Roving and Networking Dinner Soiree

Click here for more info about Aurora.

31 MARCH 2022 | DAY 3 | Impact Investment Summit

7:30AM – 8:45 AM
Room C3.1

A Field Guide to Investing In the Indigenous Impact Ecosystem
Breakfast

Impact Asia Pacific is delighted to host this Summit breakfast as part of our ongoing commitment to supporting the development and capacity building of the Indigenous business and impact investing ecosystem. Expertly facilitated by First Australians Capital Head of Strategy and Engagement, Tiarne Shutt, this breakfast workshop will give you a powerful lens into the Indigenous economic ecosystem.

The Indigenous economy is growing at 12.5% p.a (Supply Nation). The opportunity to invest and empower Indigenous entrepreneurs to achieve their business and community goals can only be achieved by placing self-determination at the centre of investments. The team at First Australians Capital are pioneering a new approach to Indigenous investing by utilising very old ways of Indigenous thinking. This session is for investors looking to create an impact and understand how to find their place within the Indigenous economy. Key topics covered are the Indigenous economic ecosystem, market opportunities, Indigenous first investing principles and understanding how to shift power back to Indigenous enterprises.

Facilitated by Leah Armstrong, MD and Tiarne Shutt, FAC Head of Strategy and Engagement, First Australians Capital Ltd

9:00am  |  Event open

9:00AM  – 9:10AM
Cockle Bay Room

Opening and Welcome – MC

SCALING IMPACT ALL STARS BIZ PITCH
She’s A Crowd – Zoe Condliffe

9:20AM – 10:20AM
Cockle Bay Room

The Clean Money Revolution
Impact investing pioneer Joel Solomon delivers a powerful keynote address on his similarly titled book, followed by a panel discussion with Australian and South East Asia pioneering perspectives on the impact revolution as we look in the rear vision mirror at how far we’ve come and discuss what’s on the horizon.

Joel Solomon, Co-founding Partner, Renewal Funds and author, The Clean Money Revolution
Sally McCutchan. Partner & CEO, Bridges Australia (Moderator)
Kylie Charlton, CEO, Australian Impact Investments
Michael Traill, Executive Director, For Purpose Investment Partners
Ralitsa Rizvanolli, Director of Investments, EMIIF and Sarona Asset Management
Sasha Courville, Chief Impact Officer, Bank Australia

10:25AM
Provocation

André Eikmeier, Founder, Good Empire.

10:30AM – 11:00AM  |   Morning Tea

11:00AM – 11:55AM
Cockle Bay Room

SCALING IMPACT ALL STARS BIZ PITCH
Champion Life – Kym Hunter


SDG Impact Standards: Setting the Bar for Impact Measurement and Management

CASE’s Faculty Director, Cathy Clark (USA) will deliver a compelling provocation live from the USA, as a precursor to a dynamic panel discussion with local leaders in impact measurement and management.

Cathy Clark, Faculty Director for CASE, the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship, Duke University
Rosemary Addis, Impact Strategist and Ambassador, Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (Moderator)
Dan Osusky, Head of Standards and Insights at B Lab Inc
Jane Kern, Senior Manager, Impact Finance, Bank Australia
Aleksandra Simic, Director, Office of Social Impact Investment

12:00PM – 1:00PM  |  Breakout Sessions
Breakout  1
Cockle Bay Room
Breakout  2
Room C3.2
Breakout  3
Room C3.3
Breakout  4
Room C3.4

Gender, Climate and Intersectionality: An investment showcase for impact across gender and climate

Diving deeper into the Gender Lens Investing Roadmap this session brings a focus to intersectionality and where both big problems lie and therefore big opportunities.

Manita Ray, Managing Director & Founder, Capital Human, Specialist – Financing for Gender Equality, UNDP (Moderator)
Rachel Etherington,
Investment Advisor, Crestone Wealth Management
Shola Diop,
Senior Impact Investment Analyst, Alinea Capital Pty Ltd

UnConference Space

We’ve created space in the program this year to support transformative gathering and catalytic conversation. UnConference is space where ‘agitators’, ‘provocateurs’, and like-minded folk can assemble with what is emerging at the Summit for them as key challenges, ideas worth spreading, and opportunities, and put their heads and hearts together in favour of innovation and transformation.

It’s space and conversation co-created and led by you – our community of esteemed Summiteers!

Re-Booting the Creative Economy in a post Covid world

We take a look into the state of the market and the opportunities for impact by investing in our creative and cultural economy

Cass O’Connor, Chair, Carriageworks (Moderator)
Justyna Jochym,
CEO, Festivals Adelaide
Laura Callanan,
Founding Partner, Upstart Co-lab (NY)
David Albert,
Albert Family
Kate Fielding,
CEO, A New Approach

 

Deep Tech, Good Tech, Impact Tech: Leveraging technology to scale impact

Meet the new impact unicorns – solving big problems with ethical tech and good returns.

Joshua Ross, Co-founder, Humanitix (Moderator)
Peter Horsley,
Founder and CEO, Remarkable
Tom Ferrier,
Founder, Greener
Zarmeen Pavri,
Partner, SDGx
Carl Prins,
Co-founder & CEO, Pathzero

1:00PM – 2:00PM  |  Lunch


Lunch and Learn 1:
Values, Families and Impact: Lunch and Learn with Impact Outfit and Lineage Group
Room C3.2

Bring your lunch as Lillian Kline, CEO Impact Outfit, and Michelle De Lucia, Partner at Lineage Group will walk you through the dynamics, navigation and articulation of your Family Office values, and how to align those values to the impact you seek to make.

Lillian Kline, CEO, Impact Outfit
Michelle De Lucia, Partner, Lineage Group

Lunch and Learn 2:
From Theory to Action: A How-To Guide to Select Impact Fund Managers
Room C3.3

Join Ralitza Rizvanolli, the Director of Investments for the Emerging Markets Impact Investment Fund (EMIIF) at Sarona Asset Management, for a deep dive into how a professional fund manager screens impact fund managers and investments in South-Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific. Ralitza will be sharing practical advice about how to choose the right fund manager and what to look for in terms of impact measurements and outcomes. Join us for a process-oriented conversation facilitated by Amanda Goodman from Ecotone Partners.

Anyone interested in the process of assessing and selecting impact fund managers or those interested in gender lens investing or investing with a climate lens.

2:00PM – 3:10PM
Cockle Bay Room

SCALING IMPACT ALL STARS BIZ PITCH
Grow Your Mind – Kristina Freeman & Alice Peel

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

Krisztina Tora, Global Steering Group (UK)
Tom Dawkins, CEO at StartSomeGood and Co-founder, LendForGood
Ted Jackson (Canada), President, E. T. Jackson and Associates and Senior Research Fellow, Carleton University
David Ritter, CEO, Greenpeace Australasia, The Business Case for Investing in Advocacy
Erica Barbosa Vargas (USA), Global Head Of Sustainable Finance & Innovation, Second Muse on Inclusive Communities
Kaj Lofgren, Head of Strategy, Small Giants and Regen Melbourne lead

3:10PM – 3:15PM
Sydney University Impact Investing Society Provocation
3:15PM – 3:45PM  |  Afternoon Tea
3:45PM – 4:40PM  |  Breakout Sessions
Breakout  1
Cockle Bay Room
Breakout  2
Room C3.2
Breakout  3
Room C3.3
Breakout  4
Room C3.4

Integrity and Impact: Shareholder activism and other key drivers of impact 

As shareholders become louder and more influential in their activism, how do we ensure integrity when it comes to impact and avoid the risk of impact washing?

Lillian Kline, Founder, Impact Outift (Moderator)
Brynn O’Brien, CEO, ACCR
Andrew Davies, CEO, BLab Aust/NZ
Kerry Series, Partner, Inspire Australian Equities

Regen Melbourne: A Blueprint for local community regeneration and doughnut economics in action

Kaj Lofgren, Head of Strategy at Small Giants Academy and lead on Regen Melbourne

 

Endowments For Impact Part 2

Three Australian-based case studies illustrating how philanthropic trusts and foundations are moving forward along the impact continuum in investing and granting

Claire Hanratty, Director, Goodwolf Partners (Moderator)
Tim MacCready,
Chief Investment Officer, Brightlight
Sara Parrott,
CEO, Head Heart Pocket (HHP) Foundation
Maree Sidey,
CEO, Australian Communities Foundation (ACF)
Jenna Palumbo,
Head of Impact Investing, Minderoo Foundation

The 3i approach to impact investing: Gender lens investing in practice

The 3i approach to impact investing enables investors to align intention with impact. Learn about this approach from fellow practitioners and case studies from the new Gender Lens Investing Roadmap.

Moderators: Sally McCutchan, Partner & CEO, Bridges Australia and Sabina Curatolo, Partner & Head of Impact, Bridges Australia and MEL Advisor, Investing In Women

4:45PM – 5:20PM
Cockle Bay Room
Becoming Ancestors of the Earth’s Future Wellbeing: Investing in People and Planet

The collective opportunities for systemic change loom large, this session will canvas global trends, the impact horizon, and inspire Summiteers to go forth with wisdom, courage and action, becoming half a shade braver in both intent and impact.

Lillian Kline, CEO, The Impact Outfit (Moderator)
Jono Nicholas, Founder & MD, The Wellbeing Outfit
Professor Megan Davis, Balnavares Chair in Constitutional Law Pro Vice Chancellor, Indigenous UNSW Professor of Law and Director Indigenous Law Centre, UNSW Law and Justice Chair, United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Geneva

5:15PM – 5:30PM  |  Close

Note: Program is subject to change

1 APRIL 2022 | DAY 4 | Impact Deep Dives

9:00am  |  Event open
Oceans and the Blue Economy

9:00AM – 10:30AM
Room C3.6

The Blue Opportunity

The Blue Opportunity – an overview of the ocean impact market – the ocean story from a global perspective. Paul Holthus, Founding President and CEO, World Ocean Council will give map the global story – issues and opportunities.

This will be followed by a 10 minute overview including opportunities (direct and indirect) by Michael van Niekerk, Chief Impact Officer, Inspire Australian Equities. This will open into a moderated conversation with Paul, Mike, Tim Silverwood, Co-founder, Ocean Impact Organisation; and Nick Chiarelli, Co-founder, Ocean Impact Organisation

Amy Low, Brand and Marketing Director, Piping Hot (Moderator)
Paul Holthus, Founding President and CEO, World Ocean Council
Tim Silverwood, Co-founder, Ocean Impact Organisation
Michael van Niekerk, Chief Impact Officer, Inspire Australian Equities
Nick Chiarelli, Co-founder, Ocean Impact Organisation

10:30AM – 11:00AM  |   Morning Tea

11:00AM – 12:15PM
Room C3.6

The Promises of a Blue Economy: Insights from research, development and ocean thought leaders

This moderated panel discussion will draw on insights from the thought leadership around the ocean economy, and exemplars of ocean impact. The expert panel will dive deeper into research, development and opportunities in the big blue.

Moderated panel discussion with:

Emily Jateff, Curator, Ocean Science and Technology, Australian National Maritime Museum (Moderator)
John Whittington, CEO, Blue Economy CRC
Khunapong Khunaraksa, Director of Operations and Strategy at The Circulate Initiative
Dr Will Glamore, Associate Professor at UNSW’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Jo Kelly, CEO, Australian Seaweed Institute

12:15PM – 1:00PM
Room C3.6

Ocean Enterprises in Action: A showcase of five ocean impact businesses:

The final session in our deep dive into the ocean economy will feature six ocean impact entrepreneurs present their work, highlighting their impact and opportunities for investors.

Julia Kay and Jordy Kay, Co-CEO and Co-founders, Great Wrap
Ewan McAsh, Founder & CEO, Ocean Farmr
Tom Denniss, Co-Founder & Executive Chair, Wave Swell
Willem Vriesendorp, CEO, Clean TeQ Water
Dr Julia Reisser, Co-founder, ULUU
Michael Kingsbury, Co-founder, ULUU

Climate Action Meets Impact Investing

9:00AM – 9:45AM
Room C3.4

The Critical Decade: What we need money to do, now

This compelling provocation by Greenpeace’s CEO, David Ritter will follow with a panel discussion on what’s needed now, where are the gaps and how to we close them – urgently.

John Treadgold, Editor, OnImpact (Moderator)
David Ritter, CEO, Greenpeace Australia Pacific
Taylor Hawkins, Managing Director, Foundations for Tomorrow & World Economic Forum Global Shaper
Dr. Virginia Marshall, Inaugural Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellow School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet) ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and Fenner School of Environment and Society and Director, Indigenous People’s Organisation
Arielle Gamble, Co-founder, Groundswell Giving
Ranya Alkadamani, Founder & CEO, Impact Group International

9:50AM – 10:45AM
Room C3.4

REnergise – a workshop

REenergise calls on some of Australia’s biggest electricity using companies to make the switch to 100% renewable electricity, because it’s better for the environment, and it’s better for the bottom line. This workshop, facilitated by Greenpeace’s Campaign Director will outline how your organisation can take action to reduce your carbon footprint and save money.

Lindsay Soutar, Director, Greenpeace REenergise Campaign

10:45AM – 11:15AM  |   Morning Tea

11:15AM – 12:15PM
Room c3.4

Regenerative, Renewable, Relational: Impact investing for a healthy planet.

An exploration of the continuum of regenerative capital, including where and how it needs to flow.

Reece Proudfoot, Head of Innovation and Impact Investment, WWF Australia (Moderator)
Jade Miles, National Program Manager, Sustainable Table
Dr. Jodi York, Chief Impact Officer, Kilara Capital
Murray Hogarth, Director of Communications and Community Network, Wattwatchers Digital Energy

12:15PM – 1:00PM
Room C3.4

Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration for Place-based Transition and Impact (Insight Circle)

Amanda Cahill, The Next Economy (Moderator)
Cassian Drew, MD, Managing Director, Inclusive Growth Partners
Warrick Jordan, Alliance Coordinator, Hunter Jobs Alliance
Heidi Lee, CEO, Beyond Zero Emissions

Impact Investing Deep Dives

9:00AM – 10:45AM
Room C3.5

Housing and Property Deep Dive

Affordability Crisis Meets Impact Opportunity at Scale: Innovations in Housing

Andrew Tyndale, Social Impact Debt Fund (Facilitator)
Hannah Ebeling, SEFA
Evan Thornley, Executive Chair, LongView
Victoria Adams, For Purpose Investment Partners
Tim Buskens, CEO, Hope Housing

10:45AM – 11:15AM  |   Morning Tea

11:15AM – 1:15PM
Room C3.5

Impact Management and Measurement in Practice

The B Impact Assessment is one of the most widely used tools by companies to measure its impact on its workers, community, environment, and customers. More than 100,000 companies in 80 countries have used the free, web-based B Impact Assessment as an impact measurement and improvement tool.
This session will highlight the practice of impact measurement by companies (ranging from SMEs to multinationals), investors and business networks who are using the B Impact Assessment. Walk away with a free resource to add to your tool belt

Andrew Davies, B Lab Australia & New Zealand
Mindy Leow, B Lab Australia & New Zealand
Timothy O’Brien, Founder, Hatched and Rooy
Kirsty Simmonds, B Consultant & Responsible Business Strategist
Benn Lim, Chief Operating & Impact Officer, Arowana

Click here for more info about Impact Deep Dives.

Note: Program is subject to change

A word from our Curator and Head of Program, Melanie Greblo

Since our 2019 Summit, the world as we know it had radically shifted. The global pandemic has intensified inequities, particularly for women and girls, and our climate picture continues to loom large, evidenced here at home by the consecutive disasters of drought, fire, and floods. The latest IPCC report is a clarion call to act, and act fast.

 

This is indeed the critical decade. We know we have the solutions. We know we have the capital. More and more of us have the will. It’s our time. 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 – with wisdom courage and action!