Impact Investing Forum North 2019

Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, New York, NY
September 23, 2019 - September 24, 2019

35 days left

Opal Group is happy to announce its Annual Impact Investment Forum North. Slated to take place in the heart of one of the largest centers for impact investing, New York City, this event is part of Opal Group’s Impact Investment Series. Impact investing is an approach that seeks to create positive social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. This mission-driven and communication-based strategy continues to attract a value-based workforce, strong investor base, and like-minded consumers for companies worldwide. Impact investing strategies are also proving to generate returns in line to their traditional counterparts.

Over the next four decades, it is estimated that over $41+ trillion will transfer from baby boomers to Millennials and Generation Z. 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 both public and private, 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.

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Current as of August 19, 2019


Lina Constantinovici, Professor, MBA Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Presidio Graduate School

Diana Ayton-Shenker, CEO & Founder, Global Momenta, Global Catalyst Senior Fellow, The New School

Sandra Osborne Kartt, Director of Investments, ImpactAssets

Laurie Lane-Zucker, Founder & CEO, Impact Entrepreneur, LLC

Dana Lanza, CEO, Confluence Philanthropy

Chris Solarz, Managing Director, Cliffwater LLC

Andrew Siwo, Investment Director, Head of Mission Related Investments, Colonial Consulting

Bri Trypuc, CEO, Partner, Trypuc Philanthropic Office

Patrick Briaud, Senior Advisor, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.

Caren Croland Yanis, Principal, Croland Consulting

Carolyn Kim Allwin, Managing Director, Elysian Advisers

Ernesto Villarini, Associate/Advisor, Consultiva Internacional, Inc.

Katherine Pease, Managing Director, Impact Strategy, Cornerstone Capital Group

Susanne Bregy, Managing Director, Rhodanus Capital

Tami Kesselman, Chief Impact Strategist & Alchemist, Aligned Investing Global

Alexandra Cart, Co-Founder and Director of Strategic Development Madeira Global

Rehana Nathoo, Founder & CEO, Spectrum Impact

Don Shannon, Director, StepStone Group

Joshua Gotbaum, Guest Scholar, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution

Craig Robbins, Director of Investments, Childrens Hospital of Minnesota

James Rosebush, CEO and Founder, Intersection Impact Fund/The Wealth and Family Office Management Group (SFO)

Brandon Laughren, Chief Investment Officer, The Laughren Group (SFO)

Rudi Bester, CEO, Memory Trees Corporation

John Schaetzl, Supervisory Board Chair, Access to Medicine Foundation

William Towns, Ph.D., Executive Director, Benefit Chicago

Alberto Gomez-Obregon, Director of Portfolio, Acumen

Alfonso Costa Jr., Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

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

Carol Schleif, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Abbot Downing (MFO)

Glen Macdonald, Managing Director, Bronfman Rothschild (MFO)

Jack Ablin, CFA, Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Cresset (MFO)

Richard Zimmerman, Advisor, WE Family Offices (MFO)

Stacey Boyd, CEO, Olivela

Carlos Ochoa, General Partner, AI8 Ventures

Lonnie Gienger, CEO, Wilkinson Family of Companies

Michael Davis, Managing Director, AI8 Ventures

Brad Molotsky, Partner, Co-Head, Opportunity Zones Team Lead, Project Development, Daune Morris LLP

Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan
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Rooms Rates
Traditional King $390
Traditional Double/Double $420
*Rates are exclusive of appropriate state and local taxes, fees and assessments, currently 8.875% sales tax, 5.875% occupancy tax, and $3.50 per room per night occupancy tax for standard rooms and are subject to change without notice.

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• Rooms are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Room types/rates are subject to availability.
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Registration Pricing

Standard Rate
Managers/Service Providers $2895
Plan Sponsors, Pension Trustee & Staff, Non-Discretionary Consultants, True End Only Family Offices, Endowments, and Foundations can be verified for complimentary access* *Complimentary

*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval. Only individuals who are solely investing on their own behalf can be verified for a complimentary pass. Solution Providers or Fund Providers to third parties will not be able to receive complimentary access. As investment portfolios/strategies are constantly changing, we reserve the right to re- verify past delegates for future complimentary passes.

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