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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Ben Thornley (Tideline, US)

Co-founder and Managing Partner

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 Tideline in 2014, Ben was a Managing Director at Pacific Community Ventures (PCV), a non-profit Community Development Finance Institution. He was responsible for growing PCV’s research division, InSight, into a world-class consulting practice, including through partnerships with Duke University, Harvard University, and the World Economic Forum. Ben created the Impact Investing Policy Collaborative at PCV, a network of researchers, investors and policymakers from over 30 countries. He was invited by the White House to make the first expert presentation to the Social Impact Investment Taskforce, convened under the UK’s G8 Presidency in 2013. Ben led PCV’s work evaluating the social and economic impacts of over $25 billion of targeted investments, on behalf of clients including the $300 billion California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), Citi, and Hamilton Lane.

 Ben started his career as a financial journalist, working as the New York correspondent and Managing Editor for a number of prominent Australian investment magazines. He later moved into government, directing Australia’s efforts to promote trade and investment in financial services out of the New York Consulate-General.

 Ben holds a Master of Public Policy from UC Berkeley, where he taught leadership and political economy under former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich. He is the co-author of The Impact Investor: Lessons in Leadership and Strategy for Collaborative Capitalism (Jossey-Bass, 2015).