A Day in Photos: Yale Impact Investing Conference 2019

April 17, 2019

On April 5, 2019, the International Center for Finance hosted the second annual Yale Impact Investing Conference at the Yale School of Management.  Relive the day by viewing a timeline of photos from the conference and click here to read the full conference recap!

You can also follow @YaleICF on twitter to view tweets from the day of the conference using the hashtag #yaleimpactinvesting2019

stage
The calm before the storm.  Yale Impact Investing Conference 2019.
Vish and Julie
MBA for Executives student conference organizers Julie Cochran ‘20 and Vish Mazumder ‘20 welcoming Impact Investing conference guests.
Audience
An amazing turnout for this conference!
Teresa Chachine
Yale School of Management Professor Teresa Chahine opened the conference by explaining what exactly impact investing is and how important it is to make a positive contribution on top of making a return on your investment.
Bob Shiller
Yale University Professor and Keynote Speaker, Robert Shiller, presented “Impact Investing: Human Motivations and Narratives.”
Julie intro Erika
MBA for Executives student conference organizer Julie Cochran ‘20 introducing the next speaker.
Erika Karp
Erika Karp, Founder & CEO of Cornerstone Capital Inc., spoke about the transformative power of capital to change the world’s trajectory in which she exclaimed that, “All investments have impact.” 
Karp Panel
Panel Discussion: “Generating above market returns: prioritizing SDG’s and how investors engage with companies to drive change and investment returns.”  Moderator: Erika Karp, Founder & CEO of Cornerstone Capital Inc. Panelists: Robert Brown, Atlas Impact Partners; Tony Davis, Inherent Group; and Diana Propper de Callejon, Cranemere, Inc. 
Martha Deeds
MBA for Executives student Martha Deeds ‘20 introducing the next moderator, and fellow classmate, Julie Cochran ‘20.
Infrastructure Panel
Panel Discussion: “Building resilient infrastructure: Improving cities to enhance economic growth for more people. Can public-private partnerships, opportunity zones work?  Moderator: Julie Cochran ‘20.  Panelists: Vincent Felteau, Ivanhoé Cambridge; Jonathan D. Tower, Arctaris; and Jase Wilson, Neighborly.
Paul Fu Healthcare Panel
MBA for Executives student, Paul Fu ‘20, introducing the healthcare panel that he helped organize. Moderator Sri Muthu, HealthVenture and panelists Mary-Ann Etiebet, Merck for Mothers; Jonathan Rothberg, 4Catalyzer; and Peter Schulam, Yale New Haven Health System had a great conversation about, “Investing to promote well-being/Health for all at all ages.” 

Rothbegr
Demonstration of a medical device that was created with the intent to make an impact.  Dr. Jonathan Rothberg invented the Butterfly iQ as a way to bring cost-effective ultrasound technology to people in need.
Energy Panel
MBA for Executives student Ryan Barry ‘20, introducing the energy panel that he helped organize.
Energy Panel
Panel Discussion: Investing in the energy transition: Capital markets & scaling the new energy economy.  Moderator: Scott Fisher, Greenlots.  Panelists: Scott Brown, New Energy Capital; Bethany Gorham, Energy Impact Partners; Andrew Hughes, Generate Capital.
Hans Op 't Veld
Hans Op ‘t Veld, Head of Responsible Investing at PGGM.  Op ‘t Veld closed the conference by talking about the institutional investors’ perspective on the transformative power of capital to drive positive changes. 
EMBA student organizers
From L to R: MBA for Executives students Martha Deeds, Bill Peng, Julie Cochran, June-Marie Fitzmartyn-Innes, Vish Mazumder, Ryan Barry.  Missing: Caleb Cheng.
Reception 1
The day ended with a joint cocktail reception sponsored by TSAI City, Yale Center for Business and the Environment, and InnovateHealth Yale who had just completed a three-day pitch competition called Startup Yale.  Entrepreneurship awards were given to the best pitches for their world-changing ideas!
Reception
A wonderful way for several Yale organizations and people to come together in their shared passion for impact investing!
About the author

Electra Ferriello

Assistant Director ICF