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Date: February 15, 2018 | Register here
Prices: starting from USD 1,595.00,-
Location: New York, The United States

Economist Investing for Impact 2018

Save the date to join Economist editors and 200 financiers, institutional investors, policymakers, academics, impact investors and philanthropists at the second iteration of Investing for Impact: Risk, return and the future of the world.

The discussion at this year’s conference will cover the ways in which the world is at a crossroads, and how the growing uncertainty is creating an increase in interest from investors.

Inequality is rising. Climate change is starting to make its presence felt, as the international effort to fight it falters.

Economic globalization, which has delivered huge increases in prosperity for many but not all, is under threat from nationalistic populism.

There are good reasons to believe that the world will continue to prosper; yet, far more than in recent years, there are also good reasons to worry that things could take a serious turn for the worse.

Investors can see where the world is heading and how that changes the outlook for risk and return and thus how they should put their capital to work.

This greater interest is leading to a growing recognition that investors can play a crucial role in determining the result of this battle of seismic economic, social, technological and geopolitical forces, investing in ways that help the world move in a positive direction, rather than decline, and make money as they do so.

As with the previous Economist summits on investment and impact, speakers and audience members will include leaders from the world’s premier financial institutions, wealthiest families, largest companies, innovative startups and most influential foundations.

The conversation and debate will be challenging, cutting through the hype to focus on the real issues that will determine whether investing for impact remains niche, or becomes a revolutionary agent of global change.

Why attend?

  • Network with more than 200 leading financiers, institutional investors, policymakers, academics, impact investors and philanthropists
  • Engage in a day of discussions on how to accelerate the growth of investing for impact
  • Join like-minded organisations invested in defining the future of investing for impact

Companies in attendance last year included:

  • Athena Capital Advisors
  • B Corporation
  • Bain Capital Double
  • Bank of America
  • Barclays
  • Beyond Capital Fund
  • BlackRock
  • BNP Paribas
  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
  • Clinton Foundation
  • Cordes Foundation
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Ford Foundation
  • GIIN
  • Goldman Sachs
  • HSBC Bank
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • Milken Institute
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Australia Bank
  • OpenInvest
  • Orrick
  • Prudential Financial
  • RBC Global Asset Management
  • Richmond Global
  • Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
  • Soros Economic Development Fund
  • Stony Brook Foundation
  • The Abraaj Group
  • Unilever
  • UNPRI
  • Warby Parker
  • Women’s World Banking Asset Management
  • World Economic Forum

Last year’s inaugural Impact Investing summit quickly reached capacity and brought 300 international leaders together to discuss risk, return, and impact. Be sure to join Investing for Impact 2018 in New York.


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