Cira Center, Philadelphia
About Total Impact
Good Capital Project and ImpactPHL are proud to present an exciting new gathering that will leave you with the tools, insights and connections to build a Total Impact Portfolio to deliver on both your financial and social goals.
Impact investing can be daunting and confusing, this series welcomes practitioners of all levels, from curious newcomers to established experts, to learn how to broaden the community and improve the world while meeting your or your client’s goals.
Since last June, the Good Capital Project has brought together practitioners, experts, and academics from throughout the financial, development, and non-profit communities to identify ways to expand the Impact Investing community and industry. One of the most common suggestions, and one of the Good Capital Project's first initiatives, is a new educational event series to teach investors and financial advisors how to incorporate Impact into their portfolios.
What to expect
Who Should Attend
- Learn best practices, strategies and ideas to incorporate Impact into portfolios.
- Learn about executable Impact investments across all asset classes.
- Get inspired to join the fast growing impact investment community.
The Total Impact conference is for advisors, family offices, and investors who are interested in aligning their portfolios with their social values. We are bringing together impact investing experts, academics, and development leaders to demonstrate how to build total impact portfolios. We believe the financial services industry has the tools to solve some of the world's biggest challenges and we would like you to join us.
Thursday, April 26
Registration, breakfast, networking and exhibits
Kick off of the Total Impact Portfolio Challenge. Meet exhibitors and peers through an interactive, impact portfolio building exercise designed for all participants to incorporate the content of the two day program into a model Total Impact Portfolio.
John Morris, Managing Partner of SOCAP and Good Capital Project, and John Moore, Executive Chair of ImpactPHL
Introduction to the purpose and objectives of Total Impact, focusing on its importance to capital markets and its importance to Philadelphia.
Bill Crager, President of Envestnet
Discussion of the critical role of advisors and their leadership in meeting clients’ growing demand for impact investing and a more value-driven investment approach.
Introduction to basic sustainable investment concepts
Sherryl Kuhlman of Wharton and Ester Pan Sloane of the United Nations Capital Development Fund
Exploration of the fundamental definitions along the spectrum - from social responsibility and ESG to impact investing as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals framework.
Philadelphia spotlight: B Lab
The amazing story of Philly's own B Lab and its global impact.
Advising and executing - building an impact portfolio
A discussion by experts on best practices in constructing and executing impact portfolios, highlighting useful research tools and educational resources.
Measuring impact performance
Learn from some of the industry’s leading experts on new measurement standards, the direction that impact investing is driving research, and resources available to practitioners.
Lunch and networking
Advising women on impact
Advising Millennials on Impact
Advising on Legacy & Transition
Are impact managers the new activist managers?
How do leading equity portfolio managers optimize strategies to accomplish maximum social impact while achieving financial objectives?
Best practices - commitment to impact investing
Hear a moderated panel of membership organizations with a mission to help members incorporate positive social impact into their portfolio performance.
Making an impact through fixed income
A discussion around municipal bonds, social impact bonds, microfinance, community notes and other fixed income products to help achieve social impact across the risk-return spectrum.
Cocktails, networking and exhibits
Take time to make a social impact with new friends.
Friday, April 27
Breakfast, networking and exhibits
Attendees dig deeper into due diligence for their simulated Total Impact Portfolio using their new knowledge and network.
Sister Mary Scullion, co-founder and President of Project HOME
Be inspired by the tireless advocate who has created a successful model to break the cycle of homelessness in Philadelphia which has been replicated across the U.S.
Philadelphia Spotlight: The Reinvestment Fund
The impact of intentionality on a community.
Philadelphia cross-sector collaboration: public and private partners working together
Hear from some of Philadelphia's leading experts on public/private partnerships.
Fiduciary considerations of impact investing
How does impact investing fit into the fiduciary standards of an advisor, trustee or board member? Hear from leading practitioners and legal experts.
Lunch and networking
Attendees will participate in interactive discussions hosted by leading experts at a table of their choice.
Private equity and impact
Leading private equity investors discuss how they achieve success in their portfolios and what additional due diligence and expertise is needed to incorporate social impact into their results.
Impact in real estate
How environmentally progressive and socially responsible real estate projects provide better returns and better people.
Testimonials from Philadelphia’s own impact investors
Closing remarks and reception
What we learned, why it’s important and who it will impact-- and how to stay connected, keep learning and build momentum.
Sister Mary Scullion
Founder, Outreach Coordination Center
Chairman, SOCAP Group
Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability and Inclusion, Thomson Reuters
Chairman, Sorenson Impact Center
Executive Chair, Investors' Circle
Partner, Bridges Fund Management
Director, Measurement, Evaluation & Organizational Performance, The Rockefeller Foundation
Founder, Halloran Philanthropies
Managing Director, Wharton Social Impact Initiative
CEO, Work Capital
Managing Partner, SOCAP
Managing Principal, Sustain VC
Co-founding Partner, Gitterman Wealth Management
Esther Pan Sloan
Head of Partnerships, Policy and Communications, UNCDF
Co-Founder, Executive Vice President, Envestnet
CEO, Trillium Asset Management
Vice President, Pax Ellevate Management
Total Impact is being held at Convene's Cira Centre location, which offers executive quality amenities and excellent facilities including:
- High-Speed WiFi
Flexible Meeting & Event Space
Unlimited On-Site Drinks & Snacks
ImpactPHL's local impact ecosystem is large, robust and expanding. We were the first city to offer special tax credits for sustainable businesses. We are home to B Lab and the B Corp movement — along with the world’s first and 50+ other certified B Corps.
Philadelphia hosts the most active chapter of Investors’ Circle, the world’s largest early-stage impact investing network. The Sustainable Business Network, founded here more than a decade ago by local impact economy trailblazer Judy Wicks, has served as a national model for promoting triple-bottom-line companies.
And this just scratches the surface. GoodCompany Ventures. The Reinvestment Fund. The Wharton Social Impact Initiative. The Philadelphia chapter of Net Impact. Private foundations like Barra, Kind, GreenLight and William Penn. All working together to think anew about business models and reconsidering the definition of a profitable business.
Thank you to the organizations that make Total Impact possible.
Please inquire for sponsorship, exhibition, or strategic collaboration opportunities by clicking the button below
Good Capital Project
The Good Capital Project (GCP), is SOCAP Group's two-year initiative to convene constituents throughout the impact landscape to amplify and accelerate current efforts and drive greater industry execution. Utilizing design thinking principles, the GCP will leverage common tools and resources and drive partnership frameworks to align the capital markets with the human needs of tomorrow.
We are proud to partner with TripZero to provide discounted and carbon neutral accommodations for Total Impact attendees. When you book your travel through TripZero, TripZero offsets the carbon footprint created by your trip - at no charge to you.