Impact Investing Forum 2016

PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
April 17, 2016 - April 19, 2016

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Opal Group is happy to announce its 1st Annual Impact Investing Forum.

Impact investing is an approach that seeks to create positive social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Today, we see an increase in companies proving that mission-driven and communication-based strategy, can attract value based workforce, investor base, and like-minded consumers. Impact investing strategies are also proving to be able to generate returns in line with their traditional counterparts.

Over the next four decades, it is estimated that over $41+ trillion will transfer from baby boomers to Millennials. As we move to the next generation of investors, we are going to find companies aligning their beliefs, operation, and communication strategies with that of the Millennials.

The Impact Investing Forum will look at many of the asset classes that encompass this space. We invite you to join us and meet top influencers, experienced investors, money managers, and service providers that are leading the charge in this ever-growing space. Themes of defining impact investing, portfolio construction, asset class opportunities, and the role of the investor are just a few of the stimulating topics to be covered at this event.

UNIQUE CONFERENCE FORMAT
This conference will exclusively feature dialogue driven panel discussions led by consultants and family offices. Power Point presentations are prohibited during the sessions but may be made available on our mobile app. Please send in PDF or PowerPoint format if you would like to have presentation included on App. *Only Standalone Speakers will be allowed to use PowerPoints, but cannot pitch products or advertise anything with their firms.*

The event will kick off with a large networking function at the U.S. Open Polo Championship and conclude with a golf outing at a PGA national golf course.

112th U.S. Open
Quarter Finals (Last Bracket Game)
International Polo Club Palm Beach

Come and enjoy the U.S. Open Polo Championship, considered to be the most prestigious polo tournament in the world, fabulous cuisine, entertainment, fashion, and world-class celebrities featured at International Polo Club Palm Beach. It is the exciting culmination of the 16-week, high-goal winter polo season that attracts polo enthusiasts from over 20 countries and 49 states.

* Please Note: this event requires a separate pre-registration

Agenda current as of April 21, 2016

12:00pm

112th U.S. Open Quarter Finals
International Polo Club Palm Beach
Come and enjoy the U.S. Open Polo Championship, considered to be the most prestigious polo tournament in the world, fabulous cuisine, entertainment, fashion, and world-class celebrities featured at International Polo Club Palm Beach. It is the exciting culmination of the 16-week, high-goal winter polo season that attracts polo enthusiasts from over 20 countries and 49 states.

Sponsored by:
Engineered Tax Services

12:45pm

Brunch

3:00pm

Polo Match Begins

3:45pm

Half-Time Champagne Stomping of the Divots

5:00pm

Polo Match Concludes

5:15pm

Trophy Presentation

5:30pm

Return to PGA National Resort & Spa

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Exhibit Hall Setup

7:00am

Exhibit Hall/Registration/Breakfast Opens

7:45am - 8:00am

Co-Chair Opening Remarks

James Rosebush, Founder and CEO, The Wealth & Family Management Group

Josh Cohen, Managing Partner, City Light Capital; Co-Founder, The Impact

8:00am - 8:45am

Defining the Responsible / Impact Investment landscape

  • Breaking down what ESG is across asset classes
  • How do we define Impact Investing today versus SRI/ESG?
  • How should it be properly branded within the Impact space?
  • What are the legal structures?
  • How does it tie into philanthropy?
  • Fiduciary Responsibility
Moderator

James Rosebush, Founder and CEO, The Wealth & Family Management Group

Panelist

Jennifer Murtie, President, Pathstone Federal Street (MFO)

Panelist

Christine Mendonca, Founder and Managing Director, Shore to Shore Advisory

Panelist

Brian Jones, President & Senior Consultant, Gavion LLC

Panelist

Jim Sullivan, Vice President, Forever Forests

8:45am - 9:30am

The evolution impact investing: What are the new strategies that employ Impact
investing within the platform?

  • Sustainability
  • Global trends and the opportunities internationally
  • Looking at education tech
  • Addressing Cash and Guarantees as asset classes
  • Looking at risk within each asset class
  • What is the new range of offerings?
  • What is the shift in the marketplace?
Moderator

Abigail Laufer, CEO, Ferguson Family Office (SFO)

Panelist

Justin Conway, Vice President, Investment Partnerships, Calvert Social Investment
Foundation

Panelist

Patrick Fisher, Partner, Promus Capital (MFO)

Panelist

Ann DeRosa, Ph.D, Chief Impact Strategist, Chilton Capital Management LLC, Collaboration for Change

Panelist

Kevin Crook, Director of Private Wealth, Principal Global Investors

9:30am - 10:15am

Looking at Opportunities in Private Debt and Real Assets

Moderator

Andrew Hodges, Managing Member, Value Investment Professionals (MFO)

Panelist

Logan Levy, Investment Manager, Strenta Investment Management Inc. (MFO)

Panelist

Sasha Bernier, Senior Investment Analyst/Vice-President, Cheltenham Investments
(SFO)

Maria Fields, VP Investor Relations, Joule Assets

10:15am -10:30am

Networking Break
Sponsored by:
TriLinc Global, LLC

10:30am -11:15am

Portfolio Construction: Aligning investments with your mission

  • How do you appropriate an investment portfolio that accounts for having a social
    good/impact component?
  • Balancing returns that allow you to do impact investing and still get your needed returns
  • Implementing the Strategy: Life Cycle of an Impact Investment
  • Accountability: How do you measure results?
  • How do you make the case to your committee to go into impact and become a champion in the space?
  • Addressing Risk
Moderator

Bri Trypuc, CEO, Partner, Trypuc Philanthropic Office

Panelist

Carol Pepper, CEO & Founder, Pepper International LLC (MFO)

Panelist

Jennifer Kenning, Managing Director – Impact Investing, Align Impact

Panelist

Kristine Butler, Senior Consultant, NEPC, LLC

Panelist

Mark Gaalswyk, Chairman & CEO, Easy Energy Systems

11:15am -11:45am

Enhancing Returns with Environmental Preservation

Through the PATH Act of 2015, the US Congress has incentivized land conservation in historic ways. This legislative action is providing fresh interest and activity in the world of private land conservation. Forever Forest has had a long history of structuring conservation initiatives that have resulted in the preservation tens of thousands of acres of natural habitats, all the while saving clients hundreds of millions in tax savings. They possess a unique voice to the impact investing community in environmental preservation.

This session will:

  • Provide insight on the status of progress being made in the land preservation movements
  • Explore how each of us can direct our money management in a way that will promote environmental sustainability.
  • Open up creative ways one can apply land conservation strategies to increase returns, utilizing time tested methods UNHW individuals and family offices have used for decades.
  • Define practical ways to enjoy the tax savings produced by land conservation to free up new investable assets toward other impact investments you are passionate about

Jim Sullivan, Vice President, Forever Forests

11:45am -12:15pm

Harnessing the power of capital markets to bring about significant, sustainable change
With nearly $100 trillion in global investable assets, it is essential that we bring the power of
capital markets to achieve significant, sustainable change.

Systemic change in sustainable and impact investing requires:

  • Achieving scale
  • Encouraging broad participation of other capital markets investors
  • Effectively managing risk

In this session, Gloria will discuss both the opportunity and the imperative for bringing about transformative change and how individual investors can use the power they have to set a new
standard for capitalism by holding companies to a higher standard of transparency and accountability. She will examine the role the capital markets can play in helping to solve some of the world’s pressing economic, social and environmental challenges and offer a simple method for evaluating sustainable and impact investments.

Keynote Speaker

Gloria Nelund, Chairman & CEO, TriLinc Global, LLC

12:15pm - 1:30pm

Networking Luncheon

Keynote Presentation:
Rebooting Education in America

Keynote Speaker

Colin Rogister, Special Advisor, National Economic Council, The White House

Keynote Presenter

R. David Edelman, Ph.D., Special Assistant to the President for Economic & Technology Policy, The White House

1:30pm - 2:00pm

Creating Social and Environmental Impact Across Asset Classes

Keynote Speaker

Matthew W. Patsky, CFA, CEO & Portfolio Manager, Trillium Asset Management

2:00pm - 2:45pm

Looking at Opportunities in Public Equities and Fixed Income

  • What does phrase, “looking at opportunities” as it related to the topic mean to you?
  • What does impact investing mean for public market investments?
  • What considerations should investors make when evaluating impact investment opportunities in the public markets?
  • What are the different opportunities in the public markets for Impact investing?
  • How do you balance risk management when seeking impact investment opportunities?
  • What are green bonds and how do they differ from normal bond issuance?
Moderator

Brian Waldner, Director of Investment Research and Strategy (CIO/CCO), O'Brien
Management, LLC (SFO)

Panelist

Howard Cooper, CEO, Cooper Family Office (SFO)

Panelist

Sonia Kowal, President, Zevin Asset Management, LLC

Panelist

Anne Laurence Roucher, Deputy CEO, Head of Development and Operations, Mirova

Panelist

Alyssa Greenspan, President and Chief Operating Officer, Community Capital
Management

2:45pm - 3:30pm

Looking at Opportunities in Private Equity and Venture Capital

Moderator

Brian Smiga, Partner, Alpha Venture Partners / Pritzker Group Venture Capital (SFO)

Panelist

John Denniston, Co-Founder, GSV Shared- X

Panelist

Bonny Landers, Head of SRII, Head of Family Governance, Sandaire (MFO)

Panelist

Wes Selke, Managing Partner, Better Ventures

Panelist

James Joaquin, Co-founder & Managing Director, Obvious Ventures

3:30pm – 4:15pm

ESG Strategies and SRI (Social Responsible Investments) Strategies

  • Defining between the two models
  • How do you incorporate it across your portfolio?
  • Private market direct deals in the ESG and SRI models
Moderator

Biff Pusey, Senior Wealth Advisor & Portfolio Manager, Keel Point (MFO)

Panelist

Georges Dyer, Principal, Intentional Endowments Network

Panelist

Alya Kayal, Director of Policy and Programs, US SIF - The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment

Panelist

Jak Knowles, MD, Managing Director, Vice President Medical and Scientific Affairs, CureDuchenne Ventures

Panelist

Glen K. Yelton, VP, Head of Impact Research, SNW Asset Management

4:15pm – 4:30pm

Networking Break
Sponsored by:
Forever Forests

4:30pm – 5:15pm

Using Pay for Success / Social Impact Bonds

The panel will respond to growing interest from investors looking to understand the mechanics of the model and opportunities in the space. A diverse perspective will be offered; you will learn the motivations of service providers, government and other investors. This interactive panel will answer practical investment questions and prognosticate on the future of the Pay for Success instrument

  • Impact investing recognized as an emerging asset class globally
  • Pay for Success, one impact investment opportunity, has gained significant attention by governments in the last 5 years who are looking to drive better value for funded social services.
  • A global perspective will be offered; US, Canada, and the UK all have developed projects
Moderator

Adam Jagalewski, Director, MaRs Centre for Impact Investing

Panelist

Jeremy Keele, Managing Director, Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

Panelist

Casey Littlefield, Director, Social Finance, Inc.

Panelist

Louis G Verdi, Vice President, Barclays Investment Bank

5:15pm – 6:00pm

What does the next generation of impact investors care about?

  • What are the different trends in taking shape in the impact investing space?
  • What’s more important to Millennials: profits or progress? Or both?
  • What impact does this generation want to make and how?
  • How will the next gen be involved/lead this front?
  • How/do personal goals align with their asset allocation?
Moderator

Kirby Rosplock, Founder, Tamarind Partners Inc.

Panelist

Ross O’Brien, Founder and CEO, Bonaventure Equity, LLC

Panelist

Sean Touhey, Vice President, Canterbury Consulting

Panelist

Elaine King, Director of Family Governance and Education, WE Family Offices (MFO)

Panelist

David Abernathy, Special Operations and Projects, The ArcView Group

6:00pm – 6:30pm

Keynote Presentation:
Walking the Talk: Impact Investing in Action

 

 

Keynote Presenter

Josh Cohen, Managing Partner, City Light Capital, Co-Founder, The Impact

Keynote Presenter

Liesel Pritzker Simmons, Co-Founder and Principal, Blue Haven Initiative (SFO)

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Cocktail Reception

7:00am

Breakfast Opens

7:30am - 8:50am

Open Breakfast Workshop:

The Role of Data Gathering In the Impact Space: What to Measure and How

  • Understanding the mechanisms of impact and theories of change
  • Differences between private and public markets in terms of impact measurement
  • Evaluating potential impact in the due diligence process
  • What frameworks and tools can be used for measuring, evaluating and reporting on impact?
  • Case study of a full impact investment measurement and evaluation lifecycle
Facilitator

James Gifford, Senior Fellow, Initiative for Responsible Investment, Harvard University

8:50am

Opening Remarks

9:00am - 9:30am

Investment, Innovation & the New Development Model

Keynote Speaker

John L.S. Simpkins, General Counsel, U.S. Agency for International Development

9:30am - 10:15am

Program Related Investments (PRI) and Mission Related Investing (MRI)

  • What are the differences between a PRI, MRI, and SRI?
  • Assuming that a funder or foundation is committed to values based and impact investing, where should these vehicles fit in their philanthropy strategy and investment strategies?
  • Which funders are most appropriate to use these vehicles? Are there funders who would be advised to stay away?
  • Are there some models of real successful use of these vehicles? What about examples where it didn’t work?
  • How does one identify potential viable places, businesses, or organizations to use these vehicles? Is it all a matter of doing a lot of work on your own or are there groups who have already done the due diligence?
  • Funders have different attitudes toward “going it alone” vs. “collaboration”. Do MRI/SRI/PRI vehicles lend themselves better to one or the other?
  • Impact Evaluation Designs that can be Applied to MRI/SRI/PRI Vehicles.
Moderator

Richard Marker, Co-principal/Founder, Wise Philanthropy and NYU Academy for Grantmaking & Funder Education

Panelist

Howard Nochumson, Executive Director, Washington Square Health Foundation

Panelist

John Schaetzl, Senior Advisor, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Panelist

Carra Cote-Ackah, Director, Center for High Impact Philanthropy

Panelist

Darrin L. Williams, CEO, Southern Bancorp, Inc.

10:15am -10:45am

Accelerating Pediatric Innovation: The Ultimate Impact Investment for Healthier Communities

Keynote Speaker

Jessica Rousset, Director, Center for Innovation, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

10:45am -11:00am

Networking Break
Sponsored by:
Pax World Management LLC

11:00am -11:30am

Investing in Environmental Solutions for Impact and Returns

Steve Falci, CFA, Chief Investment Officer, Pax World Management LLC

11:30am -12:00pm

Introducing a new Asset Class: “Stateless” Infrastructure.

WatershipBlue is a modern day “Manhattan” project that consists of the of the smartest minds in technology, engineering, environmental sciences, project finance, and a smattering of Admirals and Generals who are using human ingenuity to solve the one problem facing humanity that actually has a solution: potable water.

WatershipBlue is building a fleet of Waterships outfitted with state of the art technology utilizing wind, solar, hydro, and natural gas to produce fresh water and power from permanently moored offshore locations. “Stateless” means that these mobile platforms can disconnect the from the grids and move if situations change, allowing for infrastructure investment without the pesky country risk.

Keynote Speaker

Brad Rotter, President, The Rotter Family Trust (SFO), Chairman, WatershipBlue

12:00pm -12:45pm

Values Based Investing and the Role of the Shareholder

  • How do you define values based investing vs. impact investing and philanthropy?
  • What are motivations and rewards for values based investing?
  • How do you measure results of values based investing
  • Success cases and failure cases
  • Shareholder activism and its implication
Moderator

Leah Zveglich, Managing Partner, Aster Family Advisors (MFO)

Panelist

Victoria Vysotina, Founder, V V Strategic Group

Panelist

Tami Kesselman, Founder & CEO, SolveForGood

Panelist

Stephen Viederman, Finance Committee, Christopher Reynolds Foundation

Panelist

Renato Alessandro Iregui, Principal, Raire Family Office (SFO)

12:45pm - 1:30pm

Place Based Challenges

  • Overview of key challenges from people to local customs and regulations
  • How balance expertise, cost and culture carry of sending out personnel vs. local talent
  • How to access local public and private funds and other support
  • How to partner with local and global organizations for synergies and local infrastructure support
  • How do you leverage social media and other technology locally and from the U.S.?
  • How do you recruit expertise from potential advisors and board members?
Moderator

Paul Kang, President/CIO, Member of the Investment Committee, AltaCap (SFO)

Panelist

Katherine St. Onge, Senior Officer, Investor Relations, Calvert Social Investment Foundation

Christina Conners, Family Office Executive, Greenway Family Office (MFO)

Panelist

Jason Franklin, PhD, W.K. Kellogg Chair in Community Philanthropy, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University

Panelist

Iva Kaufman, Founder, Iva Kaufman Associates

1:30pm

Golf Outing

5star
PGA National Resort & Spa
400 Avenue of the Champions Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418


Standard Room $279
*Prices exclude taxes

 

  • Rooms are available only to those participants who are registered conference attendees.
  • The name on the form will be the name of the guest room.
  • Rooms are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Room types/rates are subject to availability.
  • Rooms will not be guaranteed without a credit card.

 

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Presented by

Josh Cohen,
Managing Partner, City Light Capital; Co-Founder, The ImPact

Creating Social and Environmental Impact Across Asset Classes

Presented by

Matthew W. Patsky, CFA,
CEO & Portfolio Manager, Trillium Asset Management

Presented by

Colin Rogister, Special Advisor, National Economic Council, The White House

Introducing a new Asset Class: "Stateless" Infrastructure

Presented by

Bradley Rotter
President, The Rotter Family Trust (SFO); Chairman, Watership Blue

Presented by

Jessica Rousset
Director, Center for Innovation, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Presented by

Gloria Nelund
Chairman & CEO, TriLinc Global, LLC

Presented by

Liesel Pritzker Simmons
Co-Founder and Principal, Blue Haven Initiative (SFO)

Investment, Innovation, and the New Development Model

Presented by

John L.S. Simpkins
General Counsel
U.S. Agency for International Development

  • Defining the Responsible / Impact Investing landscape
  • What and who are the different types of impact investors and how are they adapting to global change?
  • The evolution across asset classes: What are the new strategies that employ Impact investing within the platform?
  • Portfolio Construction: Aligning investments with your mission
  • Looking at Opportunities in Private Debt and Real Assets
  • Looking at Opportunities in Public Equities and Fixed Income
  • Looking at Opportunities in Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Using Pay for Success / Social Impact Bonds
  • Value Based Investing and the Role of the Shareholder
  • Case Studies: People speaking from first hand experience
  • The Role of Data Gathering In the Impact Space: What to Measure and How
  • Program Related Investments (PRI) and Mission Related Investing (MRI)
  • ESG Strategies and SRI (Social Responsible Investments) Strategies
  • Place Based Challenges
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  • Endowments
  • Foundations
  • Family offices
  • Non-discretionary consultants
  • Philanthropic advisors
  • Shareholder Activists
  • ESG /SRI Fund Managers
  • Private Equity Managers
  • Venture Capital Managers
  • Fixed Income Managers
  • Equity Managers
  • Real Asset Managers
  • Real Estate Managers
  • Healthcare Fund Managers
  • Angel Investors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • International Investors
  • Law Firms
  • Accounting Firms
  • Government Agencies

    When departing the Opal Impact conference this afternoon I had four people remark that this was the best Opal conference they had ever attended. That's saying a lot! I concur. Perfectly curated. President

    The Rotter Family Trust (SFO)