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 26-27 2016 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

Thank you everyone for making a great event!

More information on ICS 2016 Chicago coming soon!

Registration Fees

$1395 early bird until January 31
$1695 February 1 – March 30
$1895 after April 1

Current Speakers

Nancy Pfund

DBL Investors

Nancy Pfund, Founder, Managing Partner

Cecilia Chao

Bain Capital
Cecilia Chao, Operating Partner

Matt Onek

Mission Investors Exchange
Matt Onek, CEO

Eric White

Eric White, Research Associate

Dave Kirkpatrick

SJF Ventures
Dave Kirkpatrick, Managing Director

Paul Herman

HIP Investor, Inc.
Paul Herman, CEO + Founder, Chief Investment Officer

Steve Farrell

Presidium Partners - Wealth Management
Steve Farrell Founder, Managing Partner

Dana Lanza

Confluence Philanthropy
Dana Lanza, CEO

Rob Day

Black Coral Capital
Rob Day, Partner

Previous Speakers

Michael Sonnenfeldt

Keynote Speaker
Tiger 21

Michael Sonnenfeldt, Founder & Chairman

Deval Patrick

Deval Patrick
Former Governor of Massachusetts

2014's Conference

The conference in April 2014 was a landmark event attracting 250 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 2015 holds.

2014 Summit Photos

Past Initiatives:

First Impact Trade Mission

Impact Capitalism Circle

Summit Sponsorship Package (PDF)

Presented By:

Big Path Capital

2016 Sponsors/Supporters:

Bain Capital

Past Sponsors/Supporters:



MacArthur Foundation

FB Heron


Mission Investors

Tiger 21

TIGER 21 is the nation’s premier peer-to-peer learning group for high-net-worth investors


Forever Forests


Clean Energy Trust

SJF Ventures

Huntington Capital

Arborview Capital

Ardsley Partners

Educational Partner

Media Sponsors:

Thomson Reuters Toniic

Confluence Philanthropy

Transform Finance

Impact Assets

Intentional Endowments Network

Impact Alpha

Ethical Markets

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