IMPACT LOS ANGELES
Building an Impact Investing Sector in Los Angeles:
Applying lessons learned from Global Impact Investing
February 7, 2013
11:30am to 2:00pm
Luxe Sunset Hotel
11461 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049
A forum for thought leaders and stakeholders in our community to come together, learn and outline next steps for building a thriving impact investing sector in LA.
- What is impact investing?
- Why should traditional investment advisors care about impact investing?
- Strategy for deploying impact investments
- Large scale impact investing in Los Angeles
Event format: Panel presentation followed by breakout session at tables, facilitated conversation, and summary report back to the group by table leaders. Following the event, we will publish a report based on the findings and recommendations from this forum.
Managing Director, Investments
Executive Director, The Eleos Foundation &
CEO of Eleos Investment Management LLC
Director of Impact Investing
The California Endowment
Magic Johnson Foundation (MJF)
Boma Investments, LLC
Founder, Impact Philanthropy
Co-President, AIP LA Chapter
Co-President, Advisors in Philanthropy Los Angeles Chapter
Breakout Sessions & Discussion Leaders
CLICK HERE to view bios of discussion leaders
Can we collaborate to create the capital groundwork for sustaining an impact sector focused on Los Angeles?
Table 1: Funders Forum--by invitation only--limited to foundations
TARA ROTH MCCONAGHY, President, Goldhirsh Foundation
Foundations collaborating to build a local impact sector
Table 2: Corporate philanthropists and the Entertainment Industry focused on LA Impact
RAFAEL GONZALEZ, Director of Community Relations, LA Dodgers
RENÉ JONES, Director, United Talent Agency Foundation
Supporting the ecosystem that leads to profit plus business success
ELIZABETH STEWART, Co-founder and CEO, The Hub LA
BETSY DENSMORE, Founder and President of Academies for Social Entrepreneurship
Table 4: OFER LION, Counsel, Hunton and Williams, LLP
Program-related investments: With new regulations and a new generation of philanthropists
ready to be social entrepreneurs, business incubators and venture capitalists, program-related investing is poised to enter expansion mode. Whether you are a private foundation interested in making PRIs or you have a nonprofit or for-profit project or business that could be a good candidate for a PRI, Ofer will discuss the tools, knowledge and practical solutions you’ll need to make it happen.
Table 5: Regional and Local Impact Investing Vehicles
FRAN SEEGULL, Managing Director of Investments, ImpactAssets
TINA CASTRO, Director of Impact Investing, The California Endowment
• What types of impact investing vehicles have been developed or are in development?
• Which ones are best suited to regional impact outcomes?
• How might we partner to co-develop impact investing vehicles for Los Angeles?
Table 6: International Impact Investing
ANDY LOWER, Executive Director, The Eleos Foundation
EVA HELENE YAZHARI, Co-Founder and CEO, Beyond Capital Fund
Table 7: OMAR BROWNSON, Executive Director, LA River Revitalization Corporation
The LA River and Park-oriented Development: the greening of Los Angeles
Table 8: Can nonprofits joint venture with corporations to build a profit plus business model focused on Los Angeles?
KIRK SCOTT, Vice President, Magic Johnson Foundation
Table 9: Just getting started: What you need to know about impact investing
LISA RICHTER, Principal, GPS Capital Partners, LLC
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AIP Members: $50
Lunch will be served