Global Conference 2011
Private Dinner and Program<br>
Impact Investing: Doubling Down on the Double Bottom Line<br>
<i>By invitation only</i>
Monday, May 2, 2011 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The theme of impact investing runs through many panels at the Global Conference as well as through the broader work of the Milken Institute. We believe that new asset classes and investment instruments can yield financial returns while solving social and environmental problems at the same time. Public funding and philanthropic initiatives cannot bridge the capital gap needed to address poverty alleviation, sustainable energy, environmental conservation, water, education and global health. But market-based solutions offer new hope through a fresh approach. How can we complement traditional and limited grant-based funding with capital market mechanisms on a greater scale? How can impact investors evaluate these emerging financial products and processes, and measure results in the field? What lessons can be learned from recently launched experiments? This private dinner session will feature a lively discussion with pioneers and thought leaders in this sector, including representatives from public and private foundations, institutional investors, philanthropists and researchers. This is a unique opportunity to explore the issues surrounding social finance and impact investing with the people who can turn ideas into action.