Impact Across Asset Classes

Maximize Impact + Maximize Return

Learn how to deploy capital to make a positive impact while still maximizing returns

Conference Overview

Big Path Capital is pleased to host the Impact Capitalism Summit on April 25-26 2017 at the Union League Club of Chicago.

The Summit is an excellent forum to develop relationships, to gain insight into successful strategies across industry segments and to learn from leaders who are mainstreaming impact investing. A new model of value creation is emerging deploying capital in strategies that leverage the inherent link between natural, social and financial capital.

Over 300 family offices, asset managers, and fund managers representing over $150 Bn in investable assets will explore the current state and trends of this dynamic sector.

The Impact Capitalism Summit will feature a variety of industry leaders with panel discussions on specific asset classes including private equity, public equity, private debt, public debt and direct deals. Presenters, LP's, and strategic partners will also be able to schedule targeted, one-on-one breakout sessions. The conference provides a rich environment for learning and business development opportunities.

Conference Format

Executives from fund managers across asset classes will showcase their businesses to an audience of more than 250 prospective financial, institutional and strategic investors.

Fund Presentations: Public and private fund managers will present overviews of their respective businesses regarding impact and return, followed by sector-specific panel sessions.

Panel Discussions: There will be a topical, in-depth panel discussing the current state of specific asset classes including private equity, public equity, private debt, public debt and direct deals. Panel members will include family office principals, wealth advisors, and fund managers.

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Big Path Capital is proud to present the Impact Capitalism Train Stop Tour: a national tour in select cities and regions to advance the impact investing discussion locally, regionally, and beyond

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Registration Fees

$1395 early bird until January 31
$1695 February 1 - February 29th
$1795 March 1 - March 30th
$1895 after April 1

Union League Club - ICS Chicago 2017 Pre-events

Big Path Capital: Michael Whelchel
Sustainable Food & Ag Session (TBC):
Tuesday, April 25th | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm CT

Confluence Philanthropy: Jvani Cabiness
A Discussion for Asset Owners Investing in Cleantech (By Invitation Only) (TBC)
Tuesday, April 25th| 8:30 am - 11:15 am CT

CDP North America: Chris Fowle
Strategy & Sector Focused research update (TBC)
Tuesday, April 25th| 9:30 am - 11:30 am CT

2016 Speakers

Nancy Pfund

Case Foundation

Jean Case, CEO

Nancy Pfund

DBL Investors

Nancy Pfund, Founder, Managing Partner

2015's Conference

The conference in April 2015 was a landmark event attracting 300 participants from family offices, foundations, global wealth investment firms, investment advisors, fund managers, government, companies and service providers representing one of the largest gatherings of investable assets focused on Impact Investing in the world. It was the first national gathering to take a portfolio approach to Impact Investing focused on institutional investors deploying capital across asset classes for return and impact. Given overwhelming response from the participants from this year's conference, we are excited about what 2016 holds.

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Past Initiatives:

First Impact Trade Mission

Impact Capitalism Circle

Presented By:

Big Path Capital

2016 Sponsors/Supporters:

MacArthur Foundation

Bain Capital


Thomson Reuters


SJF Ventures



Confluence Philanthropy

US Commercial Service

Wealth and Giving Forum

Transform Finance


Conscious Capitalism

Impact Alpha

High Water Women

Investors Circle vert

Fmaily Office Exchange

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