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Impact Investing

London - Dec 02, 2013

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Social impact investing is the practice of investing capital in businesses or individual entrepreneurs with the intent of generating both economic return and public or social benefit. The transformational potential of this emerging industry has grown increasingly apparent in recent years, and invested capital is predicted to reach nearly $1 trillion by the end of this decade. As a result, impact investing has reached an elevated position on the agenda of many of the world’s most powerful countries.

Recognized by some as “the global leader for social impact investment,” the UK stands at the forefront of these efforts. Hosting the G8 Social Impact Investing Forum in June 2013 (where the US subsequently launched its own National Impact Initiative), the UK government is a strong advocate of impact investing and the value it brings to national economic growth and global development strategy.

Chicago Booth invites you to join us on the London Campus for a discussion with Booth alumni, seasoned investors, and policy makers who will share their expertise and perspective on the current environment. Hear their take on the future of impact investing.

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Opening Networking
6:30 - 7 p.m.

Panel and Q&A
7 - 8:30 p.m.

8:30 - 9:30 p.m.


Keith Breslauer, '88
Founder and Managing Director, Patron Capital

Robert Gertner
Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance; Deputy Dean for the Part-Time MBA Programs, Chicago Booth

Harald Walkate, '01
Senior Vice President - Head of Responsible Investment, AEGON Asset Management

Paul Cheng
Chair of Trustees, SharedImpact

Daniela Barone Soares
CEO, Impetus - The Private Equity Foundation

Phil Cutts
CEO and Head of UK Private Banking, Credit Suisse


Chicago Booth - London Campus
The University of Chicago
Booth School of Business
Woolgate Exchange
25 Basinghall Street
London EC2V 5HA