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High Water Women Investing for Impact Symposium

High Water Women's 2016 Investing for Impact Symposium
October 18th, New York City

Since 2013, High Water Women's Investing for Impact Symposium has evolved into an important gathering for impact investors who want to connect with other investors, advisors, and investment professionals. Past attendees have been impressed with the unique opportunities to network, our expertly curated program, and the breadth of experience brought by our speakers and discussion leaders, allowing for a closer examination and in-depth discussion of key impact topics and issues.

    Videos from Select Panels and Breakout Sessions:
  • Keynote: Impact Investing – The Road Forward — The importance of policy developments and how we move forward with different stakeholders.
    • Elizabeth Littlefield, President & CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
    • Followed by a conversation with Laurie Spengler, President & CEO, Enclude
  • Intergenerational Impact – How will Impact Investing & Millennials Change Philanthropy? What are some intergenerational approaches to structuring a portfolio for impact?
    • Hilary Irby, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley (Moderator)
    • Summerly Horning, Board Member, Newport Federal (SFO); Founder, FRANK
    • Eric Jacobsen, Co-founder, Gratitude Railroad
    • Justina Lai, Director of Impact Investing, Wetherby Asset Management
    • Anna-Marie Wascher, CEO & Co-Founder, Flat World Partners
  • Diversity and Impact Investing: The Aspirational Gap — In light of the international focus on gender equality and diversity as well as a number of new solutions in the market, what is needed to create greater impact?
    • Sara Brand, Founding General Partner, True Wealth Ventures (Moderator)
    • Steven Godeke, Trustee, Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation
    • Gayle Jennings O'Byrne, General Partner, Maya Ventures Partners
    • Linda-Eling Lee, Managing Director and Global Head of ESG Research, MSCI
    • Pat Zollar, Managing Director, Neuberger Berman
  • Public Market Investing: From Integration to Materiality to Impact —Discussion around the different approaches to investing in public equities and fixed income. Innovations in data and tools and what you need to know.
    • Jamie Silver, Managing Director, Mariner Investment Group (Moderator)
    • Erica Lasdon, Vice President Research and Advocacy, Calvert Investments
    • James Dearborn, Head of Municipal Investing, Columbia Threadneedle
    • Karina Funk, Portfolio Manager, Large Cap Sustainable Growth, Brown Advisory
    • Kristina Rueter, Head of Research, oekom research AG
  • Entrepreneurs: Challenges & Importance to Accessing Aligned Capital for Growth — Where do you go after you received initial funding? The struggle of getting funding that supports your impact mission. Women face an even higher hurdle in follow-on funding. The fragmentation of the funding market offers benefits for investors.
    • David Bank, Editor & CEO, ImpactAlpha (Moderator)
    • Michelle Gonzalez, Managing Director and Co-founder, The Influencer Series
    • Molly Morse, Chief Executive Officer, Mango Materials, Inc.
    • Rehana Nathoo, VP of Social Innovation, Case Foundation
    • Kerry Rupp, Partner, True Wealth Ventures
    • Nate T. Yohannes, Senior Advisor, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Moving Ahead — The leading voices in Impact will weigh in on the state of the industry and the steps forward for achieving integration and scale.
    • Anna Snider, Head of Due Diligence for the CIO, Merrill Lynch and US Trust, (Moderator)
    • Christina Leijonhufvud, Managing Partner, Tideline
    • Tracy Palandjian, CEO, Social Finance
    • Debra Schwartz, Managing Director, MacArthur Foundation
  • Mobilizing Women Investors and Influencers
    • Drianne Benner, Managing Director, Appomattox Advisory
    • Bonny Moellenbrock, Executive Director, Investors’ Circle
    • Ellen Remmer, Senior Partner, The Philanthropic Initiative

Sponsors

Calvert InvestmentsThe John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur FoundationOrrick Herrington SutcliffeCrop OrganicBank of the WestBlackRockKohlberg Kravis RobertsMicroVestNia Global SolutionsTreehouse InvestmentsTriLinc Global Impact FundWetherby Asset ManagementBrown AdvisoryEtho CapitalFidelity CharitableGratitude RailroadImpax Asset ManagementMariner Investment Groupoekom research AGWalden Asset Management

Alston & Bird | Columbia Threadneedle | Cornerstone Capital Group | EMMNY | Farmland LP | Foundation Source | Golden Seeds | Neuberger Berman | Trillium Asset Management

2016 Network Partners:

Confluence Partners37 AngelsBig Path CapitalGovernance and Accountability InstituteFalk Marques GroupInspiring CapitalNew York Hedge Fund RoundtableTiger 21

Arabella | Aspen Institute | Bioneers | Calvert Foundation | Catalyst Catalytic Women | Philanthropy | Connecticut Council for Philanthropy | Connext Consulting | Convening the Conveners | Council on Foundations | Global Insight International | | Inspiring Capital | Invest with Values | Maximpact | Microfinance Club of New York | National Center for Family Philanthropy | Quartz | Rachel's Network | Real Leaders | SIFMA | Slow Money | Sponsors for Educational Opportunity | Triangle MFG | WISE | Women's Advancement Compact | World Post

  2016 Investing for Impact Symposium


High Water Women's 2015 Investing for Impact Symposium

    Thanks to Our 2015 Sponsors
  • THOUGHT LEADERS: Reed Smith
  • MARKET MAKERS: Calvert Investments  |  Crop Harvest Earth Organic  |  Nuveen Investments  |  John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • GAME CHANGERS: Ardsley Partners  |  Goldman Sachs Asset Management | KKR  |  Mariner Investment Group  |  MicroVest Capital Management  |  Omidyar Network  |  TriLinc Global  |  U.S. Trust
  • STEWARDS OF CHANGE: Alston & Bird  |  Columbia Threadneedle Investments  |  Gratitude Railroad  |  Impax Asset Management  |  Rockefeller & Co.  |  RPCK  |  Skopos Impact Fund
  • CHANGING HEARTS & MINDS: Bank of the West BNP Paribas  |  Chilton Capital Management  |  DivestInvest  |  EMMNY  |  Foundation Source  |  Green Century Capital  |  Laura Kind McKenna |  Perrett Laver

Thanks to Our Network Partners

Abernathy MacGregor  |  Caldy Group  |  Governance & Accountability Institute  |  Tiger 21  |  AboutMicrofinance.com  |  Bioneers  |  Connext Consulting  |  Global Insight International  |  Invest with Values  |  Maximpact  |  New York Hedge Fund Roundtable  |  Rachel’s Network  |  SIFMA  |  Wealthrive

2015 Advisory Board

Saundra Gibson, Credit Suisse  |  Lisa Kleissner, Felicitas Foundation  |  Brace Young, Mariner investment Group  |  Adam Wolfensohn, Wolfensohn Fund Management

2015 Symposium Steering Committee

Drianne Benner, Appomattox Advisory  |  Ariane de Vienne, Cornerstone Capital  |  Diane Keating, High Water Women  |  Amy Patel, Imprint Capital  |  Alexandra Poe, Reed Smith  |  Imogen Rose-Smith, Institutional investor  |  Anna Snider, Merrill Lynch  |  Kate Starr, Starria

Investing for Impact Symposium Panel


High Water Women's 2014 Investing for Impact Symposium

    2014 Symposium Press Coverage
  • Wall Street Journal Video InterviewThe Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher interviewed Clara Miller, President of the FB Heron Foundation, Laurie Spengler, President Enclude Holdings and Candace Smith, COO Microvest – all speakers at HWW's 2014 Investing for Impact Symposium.

2014 Symposium Sponsors

Omidyar Network  |  Anonymous  |  Barclays  |  MicroVest  |  Reed Smith  |  Alberleen Group  |  Blackrock  |  Ecotrust Forest Management  |  Withers Worldwide  |  Calvert Investments  |  Ellevate  |  Trillium Asset Management

2014 SymposiumLab

An innovative feature of this year's event was our SymposiumLab. The SymposiumLab demonstrated technology resources available to the conference participants including platforms for investing, trading, educational and networking groups, impact measurement solutions and other technology solutions. The SymposiumLab demonstrated the increasingly important role that technology plays in encouraging investments in this sector via educating the investor, analyzing and gaining insights into problems, expanding market coverage and industry networks around the globe, more effective measurement of financial and impact performance and creating new standard for fund transparency and financial reporting.

2014 SymposiumLab Exhibitors

Boundless Impact  |  HealRWorld  |  InvestOrbit  |  Plum Alley  |  PROSEEDER

2014 Media and Network Partners

Abernathy MacGregor  |  Foundation & Endowment Intelligence  |  Institutional Investor Forums  |  Wealthrive  |  AboutMicrofinance.com  |  Bioneers  |  Capital Good Fund  |  Catalyst  |  Connext Consulting  |  Governance & Accountability Institute  |  Maximpact  |  New York Hedge Fund Roundtable  |  eal Leaders  |  Sponsors for Education Opportunity  |  Wealth & Giving Forum  |  Women's Advancement Compact


High Water Women's 2013 Investing for Impact Symposium