The Impact Capitalism Summit is one of the largest convening of investors focused on maximizing impact and maximizing return.

With a thought-provoking and actionable agenda designed to facilitate peer-to-peer learning, the Summit’s program will encourage collaboration in a unique environment that promises to capture the imagination and inspire participation. Speakers include prominent family offices, institutional investors, as well as influential foundations, and will address the factors that are driving their impact investment decision-making in 2019 and beyond.


Family Offices, Foundations, Institutional Investors,
Wealth Advisors & Asset Managers


Dr. Lisette Cooper
Athena Capital Advisors
Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer

Nancy Pfund
DBL Partners
Founder, Managing Partner

Kelly Williams
The Williams Legacy Foundation

Tom Burton
Member/Chair, Energy and Sustainability Practice

Iain Silverthorne
Evercore Wealth Management LLC

Kate Huntington
Athena Capital Advisors
Managing Director

Andrew Siwo
Colonial Consulting
Investment Director, Head of Mission Related Investments

Jeff Scheer

Jessica Matthews
J.P. Morgan
Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Investing

Jules Pulda
Ballentine Partners LLC
Impact Analyst

John Mannix
Baldwin Brothers

James K. Cornell
Fiduciary Wealth Partners
Managing Partner

Amy Francetic
Energize Ventures
Managing Director

Michael Greenwald
Tiedemann Advisors
Senior Vice President

Elise Liberto
Brown Advisory
Private Equity Analyst

Lisa Hagerman
DBL Partners
Director of Programs

Tracy Kartye
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Director, Social Investments

Jennifer Leonard
Cornerstone Capital Group
Executive Director, Asset Manager Due Diligence

Tom Mitchell
Cambridge Associates
Managing Director

Ben Stone
Corporate Attorney, Impact Capital & Social Innovation

Mark Berryman
Managing Director, Impact Investing

Rilwan Meeran
Flat World Partner
Managing Director, AIP

Christopher Hunter
IWP Family Office
Managing Director & Chief Legal Officer

Alex Lamb
New Summit Investments
Managing Director

David Erickson
Ascension Investment Management
Chief Investment Officer

Tania Carnegie
Leader and Chief Catalyst, Impact Ventures

Gerhard Pries
Sarona Asset Management
CEO & Managing Partner

Hugh Wrigley
Global Endowment Management
Co-Founder, Partner

Vipul Bhagat
IFC (World Bank)
Global Client Leader & CIO

Gunnar Lovelace
Good Money
Founder & CEO

Tanya Barnes
Blackstone Impact
Managing Director

J.D. Dell
Big Path Capital
Partner & Managing Director

Todd Boudreau
Morrison Foerster

Alisa Wood

Ken Mehlman

Nathan Taft
Jonathan Rose Companies
Managing Director of Acquisitions

Deborah Spalding
Co-Deputy CIO & Managing Director

Sara Zulkosky
Greenspring Associates
Venture Partner

Megan Starr
The Carlyle Group
Principal & Head of Impact

Praveen Sahay
WAVE Equity Partners
Founder & Managing Director

Jacqueline Rantanen
Hamilton Lane
Managing Director

Jennifer Wong
Analyst, Private Investments – Impact

Ali Bayler
Spider Management – University of Richmond

Gerald Pambo-Awich
Prudential Financial
Director, Strategic Initiatives & Impact Investments

Natasha Lamb
New Summit Investments

Michael Whelchel
Big Path Capital
Co-Founder & Managing Partner


Bain Double Impact
Morrison Foerster
Sarona Asset Management

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11:30 AMEvent Registration
11:30 AMLunch
12:20 PMOpening Address: Welcome to Nantucket
12:30 PMWelcome from Big Path Capital
12:40 PMKeynote Address | Dr. Lisette Cooper, Athena Capital
1:05 PMPanel: Traditional Entrants, Their Views & Influence on Impact Investing

  • What type of traditional firms are entering the space?
  • How is this influencing the space?
  • What new strategies are they bringing?


1:55 PMPanel: State of Market: What are clients looking for?

  • What impact themes are resonating for clients?
  • What are the current dynamics shaping clients’ interests?
  • What new strategies are clients looking for?
  • What is the state of the quality and quantity of the impact investment opportunities?
2:40 PMNetworking Break
3:05 PMLightning Talk: The New Economy & New Models of Finance
Gunnar Lovelace has a knack for disrupting markets. Hear about the massive change coming in banking and financial services by making all customers owners for the first time in history.
3:25 PMPanel: No Longer “Alternative”: Building a Diverse Impact Theme Portfolio Through Private Equity

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of private equity?
  • How should an investor think about asset allocation, company stage, and return?
  • What impact themes are covered in private equity?
4:10 PMFunds: Impact in Action (5 rotations, 10 minutes each)
5:10 PMClosing Remarks
5:30 PMCocktail Reception @ Great Harbor Yacht Club
7:00 PMClambake Dinner  @ Great Harbor Yacht Club
7:30 PMBeachside Chat: Tipping the Scale – Who, When, How?
8:00 AMBreakfast
8:40 AMWelcome from Big Path Capital
8:45 AMImpact in Action
This session includes small group discussions with pre-screened private equity funds, companies, and investment strategies across various impact themes. Come see this cross-section of dynamic investment opportunities that are representative of what is happening in the impact investing sector.

9:40 AMNetworking Break
10:00 AMPanel: Higher Learning & Higher Power: What is their current role in impact investing?

  • What are the current investing dynamics in these two progressive sectors?
  • Are they leading or lagging?
  • How important and what role do they play in scaling impact?
10:45 AMPanel: Impact investing in 2019: hyperbole or REAL?
Over the past decade, impact investing has reached new heights evidenced by new entrants from LPs to new impact funds and impact fund of funds. Do we now run the risk that wolves in sheep’s clothing could turn the clock back? This panel will examine what it really means to be an impact investor – how do you go beyond the numbers to create REAL impact for investees, LPs, and society?
11:35 AMLunch
1:10 PMFireside Chat with KKR
2:00 PMPanel: Impact Advisor, Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way!
2:50 PMPanel: Direct Deals: the Good, the Bad, and the Reality

  • Why do directs?
  • What are the key requirements to be successful?
  • What are the varying approaches to doing directs?
3:45 PMClosing Reception
3:45 PMClosing Cocktail Reception sponsored by Hamilton Lane


Early Bird (before 6/8/19): $1,195
Regular (6/9/2019 – 7/17/2019): $1,295



The Nantucket Hotel & Resort
77 Easton St
Nantucket, MA, 02554
United States


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