Impact Summit

FEBRUARY 9, 2018│10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The 2018 Impact Summit will be the sixth annual summit bringing together local professionals and graduate students from the greater Boston area interested in positive social or environmental impact.

  • Grow your network by connecting with like-minded individuals in the Boston area
  • Participate in panel discussions on diverse topics across the impact space
  • Build professional development skills at our feature workshop
  • Speak with exhibitors from the for-profit, nonprofit, and government sectors

This annual event takes place in late February each year. Details found on our Eventbrite page. If you are interested in speaking at the 2018 Impact summit, please email

Work for a social impact-focused organization? Consider becoming a sponsor! Benefits include a table during the Impact Summit Expo, inclusion in event marketing, and complementary conference passes. For more information, please contact Matt Ng at

2018 Impact Summit Event Schedule:

9:30 am – 10:00 am  Registration / Coffee

10:00 am – 10:45 am  Opening Keynote

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Session One

Track One (Sustainability): Fair-trade and Ethical Sourcing: Supply Chain in Consumer Goods (Presented by Boston University)

Track Two (Design and Innovation): Tech Tools for Sustainable Finance (Presented by Net Impact Boston Professional Chapter)

Track Three (Business and Impact): Social Impact Consulting (Presented by Tufts Fletcher)

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch and Expo

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Session Two

Track One (Sustainability): Clean Energy and Renewables (presented by Northeastern)

Track Two (Design and Innovation): Maximizing Impact on Non-Profit Boards (presented by Net Impact Boston Professional Chapter) 

Track Three (Business and Impact): Next Wave for Impact Investing: The Circular Nature of Capital Formation, Connecting Social Businesses to Investor Values (presented by Boston University)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Session Three

Track One (Sustainability): Reducing Food Insecurity Through Agriculture (Presented by Tufts)

Track Two (Design and Innovation): Design Thinking Workshop (presented by Net Impact Boston Professional Chapter)

Track Three (Business and Impact): Social Responsibility: Giving Back to Communities (Presented by Clark)

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Closing Keynote

  • Bob Massie, former executive director of Ceres, environmentalist, entrepreneur and Gubernatorial candidate

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm Happy Hour Reception

Net Impact Boston would like to give a special thanks to our generous host and sponsors of the 2018 Impact Summit!

Presenting Sponsor:

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Title Sponsor:

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Silver Sponsors:

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Nonprofit Sponsors:

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