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UCLA Anderson IMPACT WEEK: Impact Investing Panel: Voting With Your Capital

April 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Impact@Anderson and the UCLA Anderson Net Impact Chapter for the 2018 IMPACT Week from April 9 to 13. Examining the future of business through the creation of a social, environmental and economic evolution, this week-long event will feature thought leaders and founders of mission-driven businesses sharing their powerful insights in design workshops, panels, screenings, network mixers and more.

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11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Opening Keynote

Cara Chacon, VP of Social and Environmental Responsibility, Patagonia
Korn Hall
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Reception C-Atrium
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Fireside Chat with Joan Trant, Managing Partner, TriLinc Global

Joan Trant, Managing Partner, TriLinc Global
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Networking Night
Join purpose-driven MBA candidates and company representatives in a relaxed, professional setting. Registered attendees will discuss career opportunities and share stories of impact while enjoying light refreshments on the charming North Lawn. North Lawn

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Investing in Communities: How Profit is Possible in the Affordable Housing Space
Los Angeles is experiencing an affordable housing crisis. Learn how for-profit companies are contributing to the solution. The panel will give an overview of the affordable housing landscape in Los Angeles, touch on health and homelessness and explore how affordable housing is funded, financed, developed and legislated.
Moderator: Tim Kawahara, Executive Director, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate
Robin Hyerstay, VP of Capital Markets, Enterprise Community Investment, Inc.
Cecile Chalifour, West Division Manager, Community Development Banking, JPMorgan Chase
Tyler Monroe, VP of Development, Thomas Safran & Associates
6:30 – 7:30 p.m Impact in Media and Entertainment
How are entertainment companies thinking about social impact today? Given the broad reach of companies like BuzzFeed, there is a massive opportunity to create and spread media and entertainment that is empathetic, insightful and action-oriented. This session explores the intersection among entertainment, technology and impact.
Chuck Lee, Director of Insights, BuzzFeed Entertainment Group
Michelle Kempner, VP of Operations, BuzzFeed Entertainment Group
Stephanie Ocampo, Deputy Social Media Director, BuzzFeed Entertainment Group


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Impact by Design: OpenIDEO Los Angeles Chapter Workshop
OpenIDEO Los Angeles Chapter’s mission is to drive collaboration, innovation and impact around the world’s toughest problems through design thinking. The workshop with Alex Molloy and Sarah Dzida will demonstrate how to drive impact through design. We’ll delve into OpenIDEO’s design-thinking methodology by focusing on creating impact for for-profit business models.
Alex Molloy, Organizer and Lead Facilitator, OpenIDEO Los Angeles Chapter
Sarah Dzida, Co-Lead Facilitator, OpenIDEO Los Angeles Chapter
4:30 – 5:30 p.m Reception B-Atrium
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Impact Investing Panel: Voting With Your Capital
Whether your passion is gender equity, climate change or social and governance issues, your investment portfolio allows you to have a voice, a vote and the power to create change. Our panel will discuss how individuals, 401(k) plans, foundations and endowments can use the power of their investments to create change.’
Moderator: Darya Allen-Attar, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Andrew Behar, Chief Executive Officer, As You Sow
Anabel Luna Giron, Investments Director, California Community Foundation
Evan Mizrachy, Senior Client Relationship Manager, Aperio Group
Andrew Olig, Responsible Investment Strategy Specialist, Eaton Vance
Travis Antoniono, Investment Officer, Corporate Governance Division, CalSTRS

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018  

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Impact on the Blockchain
The panel will discuss how blockchain technology is transforming the impact space and providing access to financial and other services to previously underserved communities around the world.
Moderator: Adam Spar ’19
Gabrielle Katsnelson, COO and Co-Founder, SMBX (Small and Medium Business Exchange)
Amy Wan, Founder and CEO, Sagewise
Sheri Kaiserman, Principal Advisor & Co-Founder, Maco.la
Les Borsai, Founder and CEO, Gridmob
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Closing Keynote
Darya Allen-Attar from Morgan Stanley will interview Brian Kariger, a socially responsible investor who has also built a company focused on environmental solutions. Then, their roles will be switched and Brian will interview Darya Allen-Attar about how she helps Brian make socially responsible investments.
Brian Kariger, CEO, Recargo
Darya Allen-Attar, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Reception B-Atrium

FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018  

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Imperative Workshop: Purpose in the Workplace
This workshop will help participants understand how to drive purpose and improve collaboration in the workplace.
Alex Belisle, Purpose Strategy Director, Imperative
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Diversity & Inclusion in Tech: Changing Perceptions of Computer Science in Media

Jennifer Vaden Barth, Education Incentives Program Manager, Google


April 11, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


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