Registration and Networking: 8:00 – 9:00
Continental breakfast will be served
Panel Sessions: 9:00 – 10:15
Impact Investing and New England
Over the past five years, impact investments have grown from an idealistic venture to a new, high-value asset class. By leveraging the strengths of traditional finance with the goals and vision of the public and nonprofit sectors, impact investing has been able to allocate new sources of capital towards projects that put equal emphasis on generating social, environmental and economic returns. This panel will focus on how the impact investing sector has grown over the past half-decade and where it is expected to go over the next decade with a special emphasis on the role the sector plays in New England.
Different Perspectives: What is a Career in Sustainability?
- Katherine Gill, Vice President of Investor Relations, Root Capital
- John Grossman, Partner & General Counsel, Third Sector
- Andrea McGrath, Partner, Connecting Capital
Panel 2: Different Perspectives: What is a Career in Sustainability?
There are multiple opportunities to launch a career in sustainability but few come with the title Chief Sustainability Officer. Whether it is working at a Fortune 500 or joining a start-up, each position has the potential to act as a change agent in the organization and surrounding community. This panel will focus on what different careers in sustainability look like, from the day-to-day to the long-term challenges and benefits of leading a high impact career.
- Kathrin Winkler, Vice President, Corporate Sustainability and Chief Sustainability Officer, EMC Corporation
- Cristine Riley, Director, CSR and the Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation, Dunkin’ Brands, Inc.
- Hannah Doran, Consultant, Sustainable Business Strategies, PricewaterhouseCoopers
- Bob Pojasek, Sr. Managing Scientist and Sustainability Lead, Exponent, Inc.
Achieving Impact Across the Public, Private and Nonprofit Sectors
Massachusetts is a global leader in multiple high impact sectors, including: life sciences, clean tech, education delivery, and many more. To be a leader in these sections takes initiative and broad cooperation among the private, public and nonprofit sectors. This panel will focus on how collaboration among these sectors is developed and the challenges in translating vision into achievable goals between the different sectors.
- Tom Kinneman, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, North Shore InnoVentures
- Edward Hsieh, Executive Director, MassRecycle
- Melissa Paschall, Director of the Business and Environment Initiative, Harvard Business School
Featured Summit Workshop: 10:30 – 11:30
How to Pitch Yourself for an Impact Career
Co-founder of Net Impact, Dr. Mark Albion, will lead a workshop on how students and professionals can position themselves to launch impact careers.
Dr. Albion was a student, administrator and professor at Harvard for 20 years, after which he co-founded six organizations, including Net Impact. Most recently, he served in the Office of the President at Babson College, helping to integrate social values into the college.A New York Times Best Selling author, he has written seven books and made over 600 visits to business school campuses on five continents, for which BusinessWeek dubbed him, “the savior of business school souls.” In 2010, Dr. Albion became the first social entrepreneur to receive the distinguished national entrepreneur of the year award, presented at Indiana University and in that year co-founded More Than Money Careers, LLC, along with Dr. Mrim Boutla to help students and working professionals find well-paying social impact work that fits their values through their on demand multi-media libraries. Dr. Albion’s 200 articles, books and award-winning short films can be found at http://www.morethanmoneycareers.com