Social Enterprise Conference,Capital for Good Digital Event Series

We’re going digital! This year, our conference committee will bring our programming online, with keynote and breakout sessions spread out over the 2020-2021 academic year.

We can’t wait to welcome you virtually to one of our events. Make sure to save the date and sign up to receive updates on our latest event programming!

Past Programming in the Digital Events Series

Friday

October

09

Keynote Kickoff


10 AM-1:45 PM ET

Impact Investing: Leveraging Capital Markets for Social Change

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  • Amy Domini
    Founder and Chair of Domini Impact Investments
  • Bruce Usher
    Co-director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise; Elizabeth B. Strickler ’86 and Mark T. Gallogly ’86 Faculty Director; and Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Business School
Is the American Dream Still Attainable?

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  • Doug Bauer
    Executive Director at The Clark Foundation; Professor at Columbia Business School
  • Debbie Wright
    Board Member of Citigroup and Memorial Sloan Kettering
Income Equality in the United States: Pathways to Economic Mobility for Marginalized Communities

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  • Abigail Disney ’94GSAS ’87GSAS
    CEO and Co-founder of Fork Films
  • S. Mona Sinha ’93BUS
    Board Chair of Women Moving Millions and the ERA Coalition Fund for Women’s Equality

Friday

October

30

Digital Event Series


9:45 AM-1 PM ET

Capital for Justice: Using Impact Investing for Racial Equity
Sources of Capital

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  • Melissa Bradley
    Founder of 1863 Ventures and Co-founder of Ureeka
  • Kesha Cash ’10BUS
    Founder and General Partner of Impact America Fund
  • Jenny Tolan ’14BUS
    Co-founder at Level

The .06%: Founding and Fundraising as Women of Color
Uses of Capital

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  • Kiara Butler
    CEO and Founder of Diversity Talks
  • Amanda DoAmaral
    Founder and CEO of Fiveable
  • Shani Dowell
    Founder and CEO of Possip
  • Beverly Leon ’20BUS ’14CC
    Founder and CEO of Local Civics
  • Aaron T. Walker
    Founder and CEO of Camelback Ventures

Keynote
Book Talk, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope

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  • Bruce Usher
    Co-director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise; Elizabeth B. Strickler ’86 and Mark T. Gallogly ’86 Faculty Director; and Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Business School
  • Sheryl WuDunn
    Author and Journalist

Friday

November

13

Digital Event Series


10 AM-12 PM ET

Solving Renewable Energy Intermittency: Can the United States Rely on 100% Renewables?
Sources of Capital

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  • Steven Cohen
    Professor in the Practice of Public Affairs at SIPA; Director of the Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management at The Earth Institute; Director of the MPA Program in Environmental Science and Policy
  • Chelle Izzi ’04BUS
    Executive Director of Distributed Generation at NextEra Energy Resources
  • Donna Sanders ’17BUS
    Founder and CEO of Virimodo
  • David Snydacker
    CEO of Lilac Solutions

Sustainability in the Fashion Industry: Is it Scalable?
Uses of Capital

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  • Rachel Cernansky ’08JRN
    Sustainability Editor at Vogue Business and Freelance Journalist
  • Ashia Sheikh Dearwester
    Chief Strategy and Partnerships Officer at Nest
  • Mallory McConnell
    Senior Director of Supplier Sustainability and Partnerships at PVH Corp
  • Anushka Salinas ’10BUS
    President and Chief Operating Officer at Rent The Runway
  • Jessica Schreiber ’11GSAS
    Founder and CEO at FABSCRAP

Friday

December

04

Digital Event Series


11 AM-12 PM ET

News + Money
Sources of Capital

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  • Josh Benson
    Partner of Old Town Media
  • Kaizar Campwala
    Vice President of News at Disney
  • Nick Chen
    Co-founder and CEO of Pico
  • Sherrell Dorsey ’18JRN
    Founder and CEO of The Plug
  • Elizabeth Green
    CEO and Co-founder of Chalkbeat
  • Sibel Lowin
    Global Partnerships Solutions Lead at Google

Friday

January

22

Digital Event Series


9:30 AM-1:30 PM ET

Institutional Investors Embracing Impact Investing
Sources of Capital

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    • John Goldstein
      Head of the Sustainable Finance Group at Goldman Sachs
    • Vikram Raju
      Head of Impact Investing at Morgan Stanley
    • Megan Starr
      Global Head of Impact for The Carlyle Group
    • Iain Ware
      Managing Director of Bain Capital Double Impact

Scaling Social Ventures
Uses of Capital

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  • Jeffrey Hollender
    Co-founder, CEO, and Board Chair of American Sustainable Business Council
  • Vikas Raj ’10
    Managing Director at Accion Venture Lab

Friday

February

05

Digital Event Series


9:55 AM-1:30 PM ET

ESG Investing: A Viable Investment Strategy for the Long-term?
Sources of Capital

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  • Olivia Albrecht ’10BUS
    Executive Vice President, Head of ESG Business Strategy at PIMCO
  • Navindu Katugampola
    Head of Sustainable Investing, Fixed Income and Liquidity at Morgan Stanley
  • Sam Mindlin ’21BUS
    MBA Candidate at Columbia Business School
  • John Paluska ’21BUS
    Vice President, ESG Securitized Products at Bank of America; EMBA Candidate at Columbia Business School
  • Mark Zurack
    Senior Lecturer in Discipline in Business at Columbia Business School

Creating a More Ethical and Sustainable Agricultural System
Uses of Capital

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  • Kaushik Kappagantulu ’17BUS
    Co-founder and CEO of Kheyti
  • Sara Tjossem
    Senior Lecturer at Columbia University | SIPA
  • Scott T. Weathers
    Senior Policy Specialist at The Good Food Institute

Friday

February

19

Digital Event Series


9:55 AM-1:30 PM ET

Microfinance Done Right
Sources of Capital

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  • David del Ser ’08BUS
    Chair and Chief Innovation Officer at BFA Global; Director of the FinnSalud Project
  • Diane M. LuTran ’21BUS
    EMBA Global Candidate at Columbia Business School, London Business School, University of Hong Kong; Formerly Digital Finance Specialist at International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
  • Jennifer Pryce ’00BUS
    President and CEO of Calvert Impact Capital
  • Brad Swanson ’88BUS
    Partner at Developing World Markets

What We’ve Learned: The Best Solutions to Come out of COVID-19
Uses of Capital

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  • Shanthakumar Bannirchelvam ’22BUS
    Panel Organizer for the Social Enterprise Conference and ​EMBA Candidate at Columbia Business School; Managing Director at Global Impact Partners
  • Rajesh Dash
    Associate Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center; Co-founder of HealthPals
  • Amelia Earnest ’22BUS
    AVP of the Social Enterprise Conference and MBA Candidate at Columbia Business School
  • Varun Jhaveri
    Officer on Special Duty at National Health Authority of India

Friday

March

12

Digital Event Series


9:55 AM-12:00 PM ET

BlackRock Impact Investing Workshop
Sources of Capital
  • Caroline Brady
    Vice President and Product Strategist at BlackRock Active Equities Group
  • Daniel Concessi
    Research Analyst at BlackRock
  • William McSweeney, CFA
    Vice President, Research Analyst, and Member of the Global Impact Team, Fundamental Equity Division of BlackRock’s Portfolio Management Group
  • Eric Rice
    Managing Director and Head of Active Equities Impact Investing at BlackRock
  • Quyen Tran
    Director of Impact Investing at BlackRock
  • Flora Cameron Watt
    Impact Analyst at BlackRock

Friday

March

26

Closing Keynote


9:30 AM-12:00 PM ET

Using Sustainable Investing to Transform the Status Quo at Scale and Create a Sustainable and Inclusive Economy
  • Geoffrey Heal
    Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise and Bernstein Faculty Leader at Columbia Business School
  • Peter S. Knight
    Co-founder and Managing Partner at Cyan Capital Partners
  • Beth Richtman ’07BUS
    Co-founder and Managing Partner at Cyan Capital Partners
  • John-Austin Saviano
    Co-founder and Managing Partner at Cyan Capital Partners
Embedding Sustainability into PepsiCo Beverages North America’s Value Chain

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  • Jason Blake ’05BUS
    Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA)
  • Vanessa Burbano
    Assistant Professor of Management at Columbia Business School