The Economist Events’ Impact Investing Conference London to Explore Opportunities and Obstacles to the Mainstreaming of Impact Investment

Taking place on June 15th at Glaziers Hall

LONDON--()--The Economist Events is pleased to announce its Impact Investing conference will be held on June 15, 2017, at Glaziers Hall in London. Along with editors from The Economist, the event will bring together more than 180 leading financiers, institutional investors, policymakers, academics, impact investors and philanthropists, to analyse the main obstacles and opportunities presented by impact investing and examine how it could alter the course of trillions of pounds of investment in the years to come.

The event will cover topics including building impact investment cultures in traditional investment firms, refining the relationship between impact investing, ethical investing and ESG, the regulatory changes needed to encourage impact investing, setting return expectations, measuring impact and drivers of demand.

“Impact investing has emerged from being a niche activity and is now being championed by a growing number of leading institutions in the capital markets,” said Matthew Bishop, Senior editor, The Economist Group. “With trillions of dollars of potential investments at stake, we are thrilled to keep the discussion going in London on June 15, bringing together global leaders in impact investing with the express purpose of engaging in dialogue on how to move the industry forward.”

Confirmed speakers at this year's event include:

  • H.S.H Prince Max von und zu Liechenstein, Chief executive officer, LGT Ventures
  • Mara Airoldi, Director, GOLab
  • Lisa Ashford, Chief executive officer, Ethex
  • Clara Barby, Lead partner, Impact Management Project
  • Mark Campanale, Founder, Carbon Tracker
  • Maya Chorengel, Partner, The Rise Fund
  • Ronald Cohen, Chair, The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment
  • Patsy Doerr, Global head of corporate responsibility, sustainability and inclusion, Thomson Reuters
  • Toby Eccles, Founder, Social Finance
  • Emmanuel Faber, Chief executive officer, Danone
  • Katherine Garrett-Cox, Member of the supervisory board, Deutsche Bank
  • Michele Giddens, Partner and co-founder, Bridges Fund Management
  • Mark Goldring, Chief executive officer, Oxfam
  • Catherine Howarth, Chief executive officer, ShareAction
  • Leon Kamhi, Head of responsibility, Hermes Investment Management
  • Nigel Kershaw, Chair, Big Issue Group
  • Charly Kleissner, Co-founder, Toniic
  • Charmian Love, Co-founder, B-Lab UK
  • Mark Malloch-Brown, Co-chair, Business and Sustainable Development Commission
  • Justin Mundy, Director, International Sustainability Unit
  • Abigail Noble, Chief executive officer, The ImPact
  • Nick O’Donohue, Chief executive officer, CDC Group
  • Rodney Schwartz, Founder and chief executive officer, ClearlySo
  • David Scott, Chief executive officer, Tribe Impact Capital
  • Omar Selim, Chief executive officer, Arabesque Asset Management
  • Sapna Shah, Director of strategy, GIIN
  • Laurie Spengler, Chief executive officer, Enclude
  • Gavin Wilson, Chief executive officer, IFC Asset Management
  • Mark Zinkula, Chief executive officer, Legal & General Investment Management

For more information on the overall event or to register for the conference, please go to

Additionally, you can view The Economist Events’ Impact Investing blog page for more content and Q&As with some of the panelists. Follow the event on Twitter via #EconImpact.

IFC Asset Management Company is the event’s Gold Sponsor. The event PR agency is BackBay Communications.

Supporting associations include CAIA Association, ClearlySo, The Fintech Times, Hedge Connection, Principles for Responsible Investment, Global Impact Investing Network and the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association.

The event is open to the media – please contact Stephen Fishleigh at BackBay Communications (information below) for media registration details.

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Release Summary

The Economist Events is pleased to announce its Impact Investing conference will be held on June 15, 2017, at Glaziers Hall in London.


BackBay Communications
Stephen Fishleigh, +44 203 475 7552