Global Conference 2014

The worlds of investing and philanthropy are connecting, and a global trend is growing. Investors and entrepreneurs are pursuing opportunities to achieve both financial and social returns, leverage their impact, and spread, scale and sustain promising ventures and programs for change. Impact investors, who seek returns for people and the planet--as well as their portfolios--are growing in number and effect. But how are the deals actually done? Can you truly make money and have social impact? What makes these deals work? What makes them fail? What should investors realistically expect? What challenges should they anticipate? This panel of double bottom-line innovators will discuss where social capital is going and how they are attempting to generate both progress and profit.


Matthew Bishop

U.S. Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief, The Economist


Jean Case

CEO, Case Foundation

En Lee

Co-Head, Asia Pacific, LGT Venture Philanthropy

Tracy Palandjian

CEO and Co-Founder, Social Finance

Michael Schlein

President and CEO, Accion International

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