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ICF Hosts the 2023 Impact Investing Conference at Evans Hall

The ICF welcomed over 200 attendees to the Yale School of Management on Saturday, April 22, 2023 for the Yale Impact Investing Conference. 

As the world faces pressing challenges such as climate change, social inequality, and access to basic needs, the demand for impactful investments has never been higher. Impact investing has emerged as a popular investment approach that seeks to generate positive social or environmental impact alongside financial returns. Despite the growth of impact investing, there are still many challenges to be addressed. How can we ensure that impact investments are truly making a difference? How can we measure the social and environmental impact of investments? How can we align the interests of investors, entrepreneurs, and communities to create sustainable impact? How will opposition to ESG frameworks affect current and future strategies?

These are some of the questions that were explored in the 2023 Yale Impact Investing Conference.

2023 Yale Impact Investing Conference
Impact Investing Student Organizers
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Lead Student Organizer, Feli Oikonomopoulou '24 began with welcome remarks.

Keynote: "Innovating for Social Impact: Insights from the CEO of the Global Innovation Fund"

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Panel: "Recent Trends in Impact Investing and ESG: Navigating the Explosive Growth"

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Panel: "Impact Investing and Venture Capital: Aligning Purpose and Profit"

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Fireside chat Chief Knowledge Officer and Senior Advisor to the CEO at Robinhood Foundation Emary Aronson MPPM ‘97

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Panel: "From Innovation to Impact: How Social Entrepreneurship is Driving Positive Change"

Keynote: "The Future of Renewable Energy: Insights from a Renewable Energy Executive" with Vikas Anand, Co-founder of GoGreen Investments

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Panel: "Building a Sustainable Future: State of the Energy Transition in the Built Environment"

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Panel: "How to Educate an Impact Investor"

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Student organizers Kelsey Overby EMBA '23, Jasmine Peng, MBA & MMS-AM'24, Nicholas Lyos, MBA'24, Feli Oikonomopoulou, MBA'24
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Students and alumni associated with the Meng Student Investment Fund