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2014 IMPACT Texas Summit

January 09–10, 2014 Austin

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is proud to be a major partner in IMPACT Texas, the first statewide summit focused on impact investing and social entrepreneurship.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is proud to be a major partner in IMPACT Texas, the first statewide summit focused on impact investing and social entrepreneurship. The convening’s objectives include:

  • Build awareness of emerging investment models and diverse financial tools to tackle pressing social issues
  • Connect stakeholders, social entrepreneurs, community leaders and investors
  • Create vital networks for an impact investing eco-system and marketplace in the state of Texas
  • Lead the development of effective and efficient capital channels across the spectrum of needs in the state of Texas

Agenda

Thursday, January 9

Foundations of Impact Investing

Penelope Douglas, Social Capital Markets (SOCAP)
Christa Velasquez, University of Chicago
Randall Kempner, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

Moderated by Peter Berliner, Mission Investors Exchange

ROI: Measuring Financial and Social Returns

Ellen Carey, Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
Ann DeRosa, Chilton Capital

Moderated by Terri Preston, Baker Tilly

Linking Community Health and Wealth

Ellen Macht, Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative
George Kleb, Bon Secours Baltimore Health System
Lucy Kerman, Drexel University

Moderated by Steve Dubb, The Democracy Collaborative

Introduction by Elizabeth Sobel Blum, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Friday, January 10

Welcome

Carol Thompson, IMPACT Texas
Nick Ashburn, IMPACT Texas
Lisa Davis, Ford Foundation

Investing in Places and People

Lisa Davis, Ford Foundation
Terry Chase Hazell, Texas Governor's Office - Emerging Technology Fund
Janie Barrera, ACCION Texas

Moderated by Rebecca Gonzales, EDCO Ventures

Sector-Based Investment Strategies

Micah Sagebiel, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Christine Looney, Ford Foundation
Wyman Winston, Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority

Moderated by Steve Guengerich, Innovation+

Public-Private Partnerships (P3)

Marv Hounjet, Plenary Group
Chris Taylor, West Coast Infrastructure Exchange
Mary Scott Nabers, Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Moderated by Terri Preston, Baker Tilly

Investing for Impact: Goals and Constraints

Tina Castro, The California Endowment
Megan Teare, Wells Fargo
Stephanie Gripne, University of Denver—Impact Finance Center

Moderated by Peter Berliner, Mission Investors Exchange

Investments in Affordable Housing

Meg Manley, McCormack Baron Salazar
Robert Johnston, Affordable Housing Partners, Inc.
Liz Sessler, Enterprise Community Loan Fund

Moderated by Chris Thomas, CohnReznick

New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC)

Victor Elmore, Texas Mezzanine Fund
Eric Cooper, San Antonio Food Bank
Tom Oldenburg, US Bank CDC

Moderated by Michael Fitzpatrick, Baker Tilly

The Impact Investing Industry: Developing and Advanced Infrastructure of Partners, Goals and Measurement Systems

David Wood, Harvard University—Kennedy School of Government
David Erickson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Moderated by Suzanne Smith, Social Impact Architects

Introduction by Elizabeth Sobel Blum, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Capital as a Catalyst for Impact

Steve Godeke, New York University—Stern School of Business
Blanca Laborde, Champion Impact Capital
Kim Bunting, Business Access
Liz Sessler, Enterprise Community Loan Fund

Moderated by Michael Hickey, Civic Consulting USA

Investing in Healthy Communities

David Farrell, NCB Capital Impact
Margaret Laws, California Healthcare Foundation
Ramkrishna Prakash, US Trusted Care, Inc.

Moderated by Yash Sabharwal, Xeris Pharmaceuticals

Emerging Capital Trends

Michael Fitzpatrick, Baker Tilly
Roy Alston, Strategic Development Partners
Tracy Kartye, Annie E. Casey Foundation

Moderated by Michael Kellerman, KUT Public Media

Capitalizing a Social Enterprise for Scale

Cat Alexander, Cat Alexander Consulting
Suzi Sosa, Verb, Inc.
Scott Collier, Pasadera Capital

Moderated by Nick Ashburn, IMPACT Texas

Investments in Renewable Energy

Nicholas Coons, Google
Sharon Canavan, Office of the Controller of the Currency

Moderated by Lee J. Peterson, CohnReznick

Community Development Finance Institutions: Standardization for Increased Capital and Impact

Paige Chapel, CARS—Comprehensive Ratings for CDFI Investments
Dan Letendre, Bank of America
Gary Lindner, PeopleFund

Moderated by Margo Weisz, City Lights Group

Looking Ahead: Next Steps for Texas

Rob Lalka, Village Capital
Mike Hokenson, TriLinc Global

Moderated by Ann DeRosa, Chilton Capital