Final Agenda (Washington D. C. 2019)

MONDAY · OCTOBER 7TH  

REGISTRATION OPEN | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

OFFICIAL START OF CONFERENCE: POWER NETWORKING | 12:45PM - 1:35 PM

CONFERENCE OPENING // KEYNOTES   | 1:35 PM-2:25 PM

IM  = The Ecosystem Of Impact, Sri & Esg Investing   CW  = Energy, Water & Clean Tech  SC  = Paris 2020 (Smarter Cities, Resilience & Transport)

       SI  = Sustainable Strategies & Innovation (Fortune 500s)     DI  = Development, Transformation & Impact  FC  = Focus On The Circular Economy

 

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Academy Hall

  • Introduction to 15th National Conference (John Rosser, Founder)
  • Miguel Howe, Cicero Impact Capital
  • Anurag Agarwal, Janajal
  • Rich Tafel, Marcum
  • Ben Deda, Food Maven

 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS #1  | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

IM  = The Ecosystem Of Impact, Sri & Esg Investing   CW  = Energy, Water & Clean Tech  SC  = Paris 2020 (Smarter Cities, Resilience & Transport)

       SI  = Sustainable Strategies & Innovation (Fortune 500s)     DI  = Development, Transformation & Impact  FC  = Focus On The Circular Economy

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Vista Room

Dynamic Approaches for Integrating ESG into Investments and Portfolios

  • Megan Fielding, Nuveen
  • Diego Espinoza, Alderan Capital
  • Tim Dunn, Terra Alpha Investments

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Balcony Room D

Innovative Investment for the Underserved: A Primer

  • Daniel Gura, Habitat for Humanity
  • Evan Gill, Catholic Charities
  • 3rd Speaker (To Be Announced)

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Balcony Room E

           

            Successfully Communicating Impact & Sustainability:

Leveraging Storytelling, Maximizing Engagement

  • Stefanie Kruglik, Connective Impact
  • Beth Bell, Green Product Placement
  • Patty Simonton, Bethesa Green

BREAKOUT SESSIONS #2  | 3:35 PM - 4:35 PM

IM  = The Ecosystem Of Impact, Sri & Esg Investing   CW  = Energy, Water & Clean Tech  SC  = Paris 2020 (Smarter Cities, Resilience & Transport)

       SI  = Sustainable Strategies & Innovation (Fortune 500s)     DI  = Development, Transformation & Impact  FC  = Focus On The Circular Economy

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Vista Room

Family Offices & Endowments: Top Tier ESG & Impact Investment Strategies- A Primer

-  Bashar Qasem, Azzad Asset Management

-  Gretchen Postula, North Sky Capital

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Balcony Room D

             

              The Next Generation: The World Bank Group Youth Community in Action

  • Daniel Alvaro Diez, Youth-to-Youth Community, The World Bank Group
  • Gabrielle Lynn Williams, Youth-to-Youth Community, The World Bank Group
  • Elikia Abraham, Youth-to-Youth Community, The World Bank Group
  • Katima Samir Saleh, Youth-to-Youth Community,  The World Bank Group

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Balcony Room E

Blended Impact Finance in Action

  • John Simon, Total Impact Capital
  • Jamil Wyne, 17 Asset Management
  • Hela Cheikhrouhou, Nithio
  • Sarah Alexander, Global Innovation Fund (Invited)

 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS #3  | 4:40PM-5:40PM

IM  = The Ecosystem Of Impact, Sri & Esg Investing   CW  = Energy, Water & Clean Tech  SC  = Paris 2020 (Smarter Cities, Resilience & Transport)

       SI  = Sustainable Strategies & Innovation (Fortune 500s)     DI  = Development, Transformation & Impact  FC  = Focus On The Circular Economy

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Vista Room

Exploring Opportunity Zones (Understanding Tax Benefits + Latest Changes)

  • Kurt Koegl,  Marcum (Alternative Investment Group)
  • Jill Homan, Javelin 19 Investments

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Academy Hall

Understanding Upcycling, the Circular Economy (Smart City Connections)

  • Peter Klaich, Shapiro Enterprises
  • Vincent Guimont- Hebert, Brundtland Minds

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Balcony Room E

Diving into Energy’s Future // The View to 2030

  • Todd Fein, Green Diamond
  • Dailey Tipton, Evolution Energy Partners LLC
  • Benjamin Martin, Enviva

BREAKOUT SESSIONS #4  |   5:45PM-6:45PM

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        Vista Room

Fixing the Pipe: The Mainstreaming of Impact/SRI/ESG Investing

  • Nancy Metzger, Thun Financial Advisors
  • Edward Kamonjoh, ESG Consulting Expert
  • Gretchen Postula, North Sky Capital

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Balcony Room D

Innovation & the Base of Pyramid (Peer Group Discussions)

  • William Browning, Terrapin Bright Green
  • Dr. Jeremi Brewer, Elevate Global
  • Brent Chism, TaroWorks
  • Sam Stephens, Clean The World Foundation

NIGHT TIME MIXER  & NETWORKING 6:50pm - 7:30pm

                                                                                                 ** END OF MONDAY SESSION **

TUESDAY · OCTOBER 8TH

 

                                                                                             REGISTRATION OPEN | 8:00 AM- 6:00PM

POWER NETWORKING | 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

KEYNOTE SESSIONS   | 9:40 AM - 10:30 AM

IM  = The Ecosystem Of Impact, Sri & Esg Investing   CW  = Energy, Water & Clean Tech  SC  = Paris 2020 (Smarter Cities, Resilience & Transport)

       SI  = Sustainable Strategies & Innovation (Fortune 500s)     DI  = Development, Transformation & Impact  FC  = Focus On The Circular Economy

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 Academy Hall

  • Tim Dunn, Terra Alpha Investments
  • Dr. Thomas Gustafson, C2 Games
  • Rehana Nathoo, Spectrum Impact
  • Anurag Agarwal, Janajal Safety Water
  • Mike Stanley, Transit X

BREAKOUT SESSIONS #5  | 10:35AM-11:35AM

IM  = The Ecosystem Of Impact, Sri & Esg Investing   CW  = Energy, Water & Clean Tech  SC  = Paris 2020 (Smarter Cities, Resilience & Transport)

       SI  = Sustainable Strategies & Innovation (Fortune 500s)     DI  = Development, Transformation & Impact  FC  = Focus On The Circular Economy

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Vista Room

Creating the For Profit/Non Profit Hybrid: A Primer

  • Rich Tafel, Marcum
  • Rehana Nathoo, Spectrum Impact
  • Brian Vo, Pact
  • Mariam Adil, World Bank/GRID

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Balcony Room D

Successful Examples of Shareholder Advocacy: Lessons Learned & The Road Ahead

  • Bashar Qasem, Azzad Asset Management
  • Tim Dunn, Terra Alpha Investments
  • Edward Kamonjoh, ESG Consulting Expert

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Balcony Room E

                Empowering Women Through Investment  (Deep Dive Session)

  • Monica Engel, Quona
  • Shannon Keith, Sudara
  • Dr. Pandwe Gibson, EcoTech Visions
  • Susan Ostrowski, Consultant

BREAKOUT SESSIONS #6  | 11:40AM-12:40PM

IM  = The Ecosystem Of Impact, Sri & Esg Investing   CW  = Energy, Water & Clean Tech  SC  = Paris 2020 (Smarter Cities, Resilience & Transport)

       SI  = Sustainable Strategies & Innovation (Fortune 500s)     DI  = Development, Transformation & Impact  FC  = Focus On The Circular Economy

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Vista Room

   The Long Haul: Incremental Sustainability & Impact Benchmarks (Achievable Goal Setting)

  • Jennifer Silberman, Creative Disruption
  • Stefanie Kruglik, Connective Impact
  • 3rd Speaker (To Be Announced)

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Balcony Room D

             

           Climate Investing 101- A Primer (Discussion of SDGs)

  • Henrik Jeppesen, Carbon Tracker
  • Benjamin Martin, Enviva
  • Madie Sturgess,  EarthSpark International

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Balcony Room E

Launching the Impact Investing Fund

  • Kyle Gardner, CPG Investment Group
  • Rich Tafel, Marcum
  • Monica Engel, Quona
  • Dennis Schall, Marcum

 

LUNCH BREAK | 12:45 PM - 2:05 PM

                                                                                      POWER NETWORKING | 2:05 PM - 2:20 PM

KEYNOTE SESSIONS  | 2:20 PM - 3:15 PM

 

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Academy Hall

  • Dr. Pandwe Gibson, EcoTech Visions
  • Jean Case, The Case Foundation  

(interviewed by Former Ambassador John Simon, Total Impact Capital )

 POWER NETWORKING | 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS #7  | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

IM  = The Ecosystem Of Impact, Sri & Esg Investing   CW  = Energy, Water & Clean Tech  SC  = Paris 2020 (Smarter Cities, Resilience & Transport)

       SI  = Sustainable Strategies & Innovation (Fortune 500s)     DI  = Development, Transformation & Impact  FC  = Focus On The Circular Economy

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Vista Room

Successful Multi-Stakeholder Engagements Around Impact

(Focus on Foundations & Endowments)

  • Rich Tafel, Marcum
  • Sean Davis, Merton Capital Partners
  • 3rd Speaker (To Be Announced)

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Balcony Room D

Water, Water Everywhere (A Study of the Water-Energy Nexus)

  • Doug Parker, Earth & Water Strategies
  • Kevin Mercer, RainGrid
  • Eric Letsinger, Quantified Ventures
  • Anurag Agarwal, Janajal

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Balcony Room E

Food and the Circular Economy

  • Ethan Soloviev, HowGood.com
  • Eric Barenfield, Groovy Heirloom Farms
  • John Reid, Waterfield Farms
  • Abraham Kamarck, True Made Foods

BREAKOUT SESSION #8 | 5:05 PM - 6:05 PM

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Vista Room

Innovative Financial Tools for the Global Underserved: Experts Lead

  • Brian Vo, Pact
  • Bob Webster, SEAF
  • Marissa Germain, Social Impact
  • Elizabeth West, iGravity

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Balcony Room D

      The Future of Business in an Increasingly Sustainable and Impactful World

  • Monica Jovans, So-Core
  • Jim Sisco, ENODO Global
  • Abraham Kamarck, True Made Foods
  • Patty Simonton, Bethesda Green

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Balcony Room E

            Leadership (Part 1): Leadership  for Changemakers: Maximize Your Impact

                   -    led by Saleema Vellani + the team at Innovazing

BREAKOUT SESSION #9  |   6:10 PM - 7:10 PM

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Vista Room

Leadership (Part 2): Social Impact: Top Examples, Rich Discussions

  • Rich Tafel, Marcum
  • Evan Gill, Catholic Charities USA
  • Jo Singel, World+

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Balcony Room D

             

              Gaming as Education: Solving Climate Change From the Bottom Up

  • Mariam Adil, World Bank/GRID
  • Dr. Thomas Gustafson, C2 Games
  • David Rixter, The Climate Games

     

NIGHT TIME NETWORKING  | 7:10-7:45 PM

                                                                                                  ** END OF TUESDAY SESSION **

WEDNESDAY · OCTOBER 9

POWER NETWORKING (9:00 AM - 9:40 AM)

KEYNOTE SESSIONS  (9:40 AM - 10:30 AM)

IM  = The Ecosystem Of Impact, Sri & Esg Investing   CW  = Energy, Water & Clean Tech  SC  = Paris 2020 (Smarter Cities, Resilience & Transport)

       SI  = Sustainable Strategies & Innovation (Fortune 500s)     DI  = Development, Transformation & Impact  FC  = Focus On The Circular Economy

 

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Academy Hall

            

       -    Dr. David Guggenheim, Ocean Doctor

  • Mark Medema, Charter School Facility Center at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
  • Eric Letsinger, Quantified Ventures
  • James Bernstein, EniWare
  • Tisha Jepson, True Bearing

BREAKOUT SESSIONS: #10  (10:35 AM - 11:35 AM)

 IM  = The Ecosystem Of Impact, Sri & Esg Investing   CW  = Energy, Water & Clean Tech  SC  = Paris 2020 (Smarter Cities, Resilience & Transport)

       SI  = Sustainable Strategies & Innovation (Fortune 500s)     DI  = Development, Transformation & Impact  FC  = Focus On The Circular Economy

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Vista Room

Sustainable Packaging, Plastics, Waste + Prospects for Congressional Action In Next 12 Months

  • Karen Hughes,  Lego
  • Beth Porter, Green America
  • Thomas Oppel, American Sustainable Business Council

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Balcony Room D

Top Impact Models- Multistakeholder Solutions to the Fore

  • John Simon, Total Impact Capital
  • Shannon Keith, Sudara
  • Adam Tomasek, USAID
  • Michael Cakmes, Fairtrade America

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Academy Hall

Innovative Smart Cities Projects:

Meet Top Global Leaders & Their Scalable Projects

  • Mike Stanley, Transit X
  • Kevin Mercer, RainGrid
  • Eric Letsinger, Quantified Ventures

BREAKOUT SESSIONS: #11  (11:40 AM - 12:40 PM)

IM  = The Ecosystem Of Impact, Sri & Esg Investing   CW  = Energy, Water & Clean Tech  SC  = Paris 2020 (Smarter Cities, Resilience & Transport)

       SI  = Sustainable Strategies & Innovation (Fortune 500s)     DI  = Development, Transformation & Impact  FC  = Focus On The Circular Economy

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Vista Room

Policy Meets Reality- Making Material Progress Through Smart Policy Initiatives

  • Alison Kinn, EPA  
  • Peter Klaich, PACT USA
  • Thomas Oppel, American Sustainable Business Council

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Balcony Room D

Meet Rock Star Social Entrepreneurs & Their Innovative Projects

  • Dr. Pandwe Gibson, EcoTech Visions
  • Tisha Jepson, True Bearing
  • Shannon Keith, Sudara
  • Beth Bell, Green Product Placement
  • James Bernstein, EniWare

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Balcony Room E

Innovations in ESG (What’s the Latest?)

  • Marcy Twete, Sustainability/ESG Expert
  • Todd Fein, Green Diamond
  • Lawrence Heim, Elm Sustainability Partners
  • Doug Parker, Earth & Water Strategies

LUNCH BREAK  (12:40 PM - 2:15 PM)

CLOSING CIRCLES & FINAL NETWORKING  (2:15 PM - 4:15 PM)

IM  = The Ecosystem Of Impact, Sri & Esg Investing   CW  = Energy, Water & Clean Tech  SC  = Paris 2020 (Smarter Cities, Resilience & Transport)

       SI  = Sustainable Strategies & Innovation (Fortune 500s)     DI  = Development, Transformation & Impact  FC  = Focus On The Circular Economy

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Academy Hall

           

Our Closing MegaSession: Close Circle Learning & Engagement,

Along with Special Connections + Final Power Networking

** Session Titles to be Announced Week of 9/16**

                                                                                                              END OF CONFERENCE