Welcome to the 2016 Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific.

We are excited to present you this year’s program of the Asia Pacific’s largest gathering of impact investors. 

Please note that more speakers will join our stellar lineup - watch this space for updates and news!

The Program may be subject to change due to unforseen circumstances.
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Friday, October 28 • 10:00 - 12:30
Workshop: Impact Investing - "How To" For Foundations

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Ben Thornley and Kylie Charlton facilitate a high-value workshop building off their work with large and small foundations alike.

The session mirrors the real-world approach that most foundations take to invest investing - beginning with the necessarily rigorous effort to align around a core set of values and investment intentions, and only then moving to developing the appropriate structure and strategy for deploying capital. The most successful impact investments by foundations benefit from this comprehensive, holistic approach, which will be described in detail and tested in large- and small-group exercises and discussions.

Questions considered in the workshop include:
  • What are the right approaches to ensuring all a foundation's key leaders are in alignment on impact investing (i.e. the executive team, investment office, trustees, and service providers)?
  • What is the appropriate role for impact investing in meeting a foundation's priority financial and social objectives? 
  • How do other foundations approach impact investing, and why? 
  • What are the legal and regulatory issues to be aware of in impact investing? 
  • What are the operational and management challenges that are common to foundations making impact investments, and how do others solve for them?
This workshop is especially suited for Trusts and Foundations.

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Kylie Charlton (Australian Impact Investments)

Chief Investment Officer, Australian Impact Investments
Kylie has worked at the intersection of mainstream capital markets, impact investment and philanthropy since 2004 when she joined Unitus Labs in Seattle to lead their capital markets initiative. In 2008, Kylie co-founded Unitus Capital on the basis of this work and a commitment to... Read More →
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Ben Thornley (Tideline, US)

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Tideline
Ben Thornley is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Tideline, a strategic advisory firm in impact investing. He co-leads the firm’s client work, with a focus on research design, business planning, program development, impact evaluation, and thought leadership. Prior to co-founding... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 10:00 - 12:30 AEDT
Workshop space at The Macquarie Group 1 Martin Place, Sydney (enter via Pitt Street)

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