Impact Investing

Driving Social Purpose Through Measurable Investment Returns

MAY 24, 2017
KIMPTON HOTEL PALOMAR
2121 P STREET NW
WASHINGTON, D.C.

AGENDA

The Skytop Strategies team is dedicated to crafting thought provoking
agendas that are diverse, not only in areas of thought and experience,
but in the broad range of attending speakers.

Time Description
8:15-8:45 AM Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:45-8:50 Welcome Remarks
Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Skytop Strategies
8:50-9:20 Opening Interview
Reframing Impact Investing: Meeting Financial Performance Expectations While Investing With Purpose
Interviewer:

John Shire, Equity Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Interviewee:
Christina Leijonhufvud, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Tideline
9:20-10:00 Panel Discussion
Public-Private Partnerships: An Economic Engine That Drives Profitable Outcomes
Moderator:

Fran Seegull, Executive Director, U.S. Impact Investing Alliance
Panelists:
Lara Metcalf, Managing Director, Social Finance
David Yeh, Former Senior Policy Advisor, The White House
10:00-10:30 Presentation
Restoring Balance: Connecting Capitalism and Markets with Main Street
Presenter:

Martin Whittaker, Chief Executive Officer, JUST Capital
10:30-10:50 Networking Break
10:50-11:30 Discussion Session
The Power of the SDG: How It Might Align Performance and Scale Risk Control
Discussants:

Georges Dyer, Principal, Intentional Endowments Network
Katherine St. Onge, Senior Officer, Investor Relations, Calvert Foundation
Mariela Vargova, Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Impact Investments, Rockefeller & Co
11:30-12:00 PM Discussion Session
Impact Strategies for the Institutional Investor: Building to Scale and Driving Larger Allocations​
Discussants:

Jacob Haar, Managing Partner, Community Investment Management
Christie June Zarkovich, Managing Director, Cambridge Associates
12:00-12:30 Presentation
Shareholder Engagement: The Role Public Equities Play in Shaping the Impact Investor Sector
Co-Presenters:

Karen Wawrzaszek Managing Director, Rockefeller & Co
Mariela Vargova, Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Impact Investments, Rockefeller & Co
Lisa Woll, Chief Executive Officer, US SIF
12:30-1:30 Networking Luncheon
1:30-2:10 Panel Discussion
Impact Investing Across Asset Classes: From Governance through Implementation
Moderator:

Drianne Benner, Managing Director, Appomattox
Panelists:
Jeannine Jacokes, Chief Executive Officer, Partners for the Common Good
Kate Kohler, Principal, Korn Ferry
Julie Tanner, Director, Socially Responsible Investing, Christian Brothers Investment Services, Inc.
2:10-2:30 Presentation
Emissions Statement: Diversifying Your Portfolio Around a Low-Carbon Economy
Presenter:

Brian Rice, Portfolio Manager, CalSTRS
2:30-3:00 Discussion Session
Participating in Climate Change: An Investor’s View on Green Bonds and Other Access Vehicles
Discussants:

Peter Ellsworth, Director, Investor Program, Ceres
Brian Rice, Portfolio Manager, CalSTRS
Mark Spalding, President, The Ocean Foundation
3:00-3:30 Networking Break
3:30-4:10 Panel Discussion
The Pivot to Renewable Energy: Optimizing Old Infrastructure to Support Allocations
Moderator:

John Shire, Equity Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Panelists:
David Dabney, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, StarCore Nuclear
Leo Eskin, Director of Systems Engineering, Starcore Nuclear
4:10-4:50 Panel Discussion
The “Hydra” of Emerging Markets Impact Investing: The Dependence on Capital From Developed Countries and How It Challenges Overall Development
Moderator:

Sally Boulter, Senior Officer, Client Experience & Strategic Development, ImpactAssets
Panelists:
Fran Seegull, Executive Director, U.S. Impact Investing Alliance
Esther Pan Sloane, Head of Partnerships, Policy, and Communication, United Nations Capital Development Fund
Bert van der Vaart, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, SEAF
4:50-5:30 Panel Discussion
The Connection Between Philanthropy and Impact: The Next Generation is Shaping a Different Brand to Watch
Moderator:

Kenneth St-Amand, Vice President, Client Portfolio Manager, Mirova US
Panelists:
Alexander Golding, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, HelpedHope
Jason Ingle, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Closed Loop Capital
Carol Pepper, Chief Executive Officer, Pepper International
5:30 Closing Remarks
5:35 Program Adjourns

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