Evolving Impact Investing to Meet Today’s Challenges in Every Community

Webinar @ 2pm EDT
July 30, 2020

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Although the discipline of values-based investing, widely known as Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance), has been an option for investors for decades, many are still unaware of the evolution of the guiding vision behind impact investing to address the greatest challenges of our time. In order for our communities to achieve environmental resilience, inclusive economic development and cultural evolution, multidisciplinary leaders at all levels will need to reimagine and restructure financial tools and capital market instruments for all types of projects. This next step in the development of our financial institutions is absolutely crucial to build on the gifts of our past and shape the new emerging framework. All types of investors must coalesce around principles that have been with us for millennia; the same principles that dictate a natural order have the power to build long-term profitable companies, positive economic returns for investors, resilient communities, and sustainable ecosystems. Join us for an engaging webinar series with some of the leading minds in the space to expand the conversation and build solutions and tools for investors in every community.

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ETHICAL MARKETS’ mission is to foster the evolution of capitalism beyond current models based on materialism, maximizing self-interest and profit, competition and fear of scarcity. As we move further into the Information Age, we learn that information and knowledge are not scarce, and our economic models can move toward sharing, cooperating and a new abundance. We believe capitalism combined with humanity’s growing knowledge of the interdependence of all life on Planet Earth, can evolve to serve today’s new needs and our common future—-beyond maximizing profits for shareholders and management, to benefiting all stakeholders. We deliver this message to our global market by featuring stories of success. www.ethicalmarkets.com

The Future Capital initiative is focused on restoring the right relationship between consciousness and capital. Our consciousness determines our perspectives, our values, and our behavior. Capital in all its forms, guided by higher consciousness, is the most effective short-term force for addressing the urgent challenges facing humanity.A conscious economy revolves around the core principles of mutual benefit and abundance, meeting essential and non-essential human needs without degrading the environment or creating inequities. Building from a foundation of higher consciousness and radical kindness, Future Capital convenes individuals and organizations to manifest a conscious economic model that can deliver health, well-being, and prosperity in support of mutual interdependence for all beings including the Earth. www.futureofcapital.org

Top Tier Impact is the global members-only community of investors, entrepreneurs and professionals focused on impact & sustainability. At TTI, financial returns meet clear impact metrics. www.toptierimpact.com

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2:00pm EDT

EPISODE 1
What does a 21st Century Capital Market Look Like?

 

The broad opportunities to meet the needs current and future generations by combining finance and economic development

 

The challenges we face in today’s economy are a result in part of the blind spots within our business models and mindsets. Expanding the role of finance is necessary to build long-term resilience and must start with recognition that we are facing a systemic crisis. Such a crisis requires systems thinking and inclusive, broad-based solutions. The blind spots of economic theory require a new model – and new tools based on that model.

 

Moderator

Gregory Wendt, CFP, Wealth Management & Strategy Advisor for Impact Investors, Regenerative Macroeconomist

Speakers

Hazel Henderson, Founder & CEO, Ethical Markets

Erika Karp, Founder & CEO, Cornerstone Capital Group

Karl Burkart, Managing Director, One Earth

2:00pm EDT

EPISODE 2
Investing in 100% of Humanity

 

The recent events force the question: what is the asset management industry really willing to do to increase equity, diversity and inclusion? How do create real change and progress? There is growing attention for conscious investors and financial institutions to address the inequities for all asset classes in the global financial ecosystem, with a focus on inclusion across gender, ethnicity, sexual identity and race. We need to increase programs contributing to financial literacy, access to capital and economic independence for the resiliency of every community.

 

Moderator

Gregory Wendt, CFP, Wealth Management & Strategy Advisor for Impact Investors, Regenerative Macroeconomist

Speakers

Daryn Dodson, Managing Director, Illumen Capital

Bahiyah Robinson, CEO & Founder, VC Include

Heather Grady, Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Stephen Cheung, President, World Trade Center LA, EVP, LA County Economic Development

2:00pm EDT

EPISODE 3
Infrastructure, Housing and Inclusive Economic Development

 

In order for the world’s cities to sustain economic growth and enhance resident quality of life, leaders at all levels of business, policy, and key community stakeholders will need to reimagine and restructure infrastructure and housing investment. Historical approaches to financing projects, including large-scale infrastructure, are proving ineffective and inefficient to meet traditional demands. With expectations rising among all stakeholders, new models need to be explored as infrastructure adapts to meet sustainability, resiliency, and affordability goals while addressing decades of deferred maintenance and disinvestment.

 

Moderator

Gregory Wendt, CFP, Wealth Management & Strategy Advisor for Impact Investors, Regenerative Macroeconomist

Speakers

Matt Horton, Director, Milken Institute

Patrick Doherty, Co-Founder & President, LongHaul Capital Group, LLC

Heather Vaikona, President & CEO, Lift to Rise

Gil Keinan, Real Estate Finance & Development Professional, FUSE Executive Fellow, leading the Opportunity Zone ecosystem development for San Bernardino County, California

2:00pm EDT

EPISODE 4
Forest Resilience to Housing: Economic Pipeline Financial Innovation

 

How do we place resilience at the center of regional forest management & material supply chain development, while significantly reducing waste and carbon emissions from forests to creating better buildings on main street? The beneficial effects of mimicking nature’s principles for forest management and resiliency are widespread for communities, ecosystems and the economy. The outcomes improve dimensions such as biodiversity, water supply and other ecosystem services to enhance much-needed bioregional resilience. While at the same time create solutions for the interwoven unemployment and housing crisis. This can be done through regionally resilient building material supply chains to support critical housing for every major urban setting on the planet while reducing negative environmental impacts.

 

Moderator

Gregory Wendt, CFP, Wealth Management & Strategy Advisor for Impact Investors, Regenerative Macroeconomist

Speakers

Glenda Humiston, Vice President, Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California, Office of the President

Catherine Godschalk, Vice President, Investments, Calvert Impact Capital

Barbara Hayes, Chief Economic Development Officer, RCRC

2:00pm EDT

EPISODE 5
Food and Agriculture Systems Transformation and Rural Inclusive Development

 

At all levels the current systemic crisis is revealing the gaps and opportunities for transformation and resilience in all levels of agriculture and food systems. We create the best solutions to simultaneously achieve prosperous food systems and regenerate ecosystems by harnessing the benefits of multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder solutions.

 

Moderator

Gregory Wendt, CFP, Wealth Management & Strategy Advisor for Impact Investors, Regenerative Macroeconomist

Speakers

Glenda Humiston, Vice President, Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California, Office of the President

Erik Oberholtzer, Executive Chairman, Tender Greens, Advisor, Cohere

Simon Wong, Transformation Leader, Hain Celestial Group

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