Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors 10th Anniversary Celebration

Evaluating Risk: Tales from the Fire
The City Club of San Francisco
January 22, 2013

Stuart Davidson joined RPA’s CEO Melissa Berman and Senior Vice President Judy Belk in a panel discussion that addressed the evolving intersection between grants and loans or equity investments as potent tools for solving social and environmental challenges regardless if the recipient is for-profit or non-profit. The panel also spoke to the expanding demographics of philanthropy and the need to engage people from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds in thoughtful and effective philanthropy and mission-related investment.

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Capital Markets for Impact At Scale

Showcasing Institutional Impact and Community Investing
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
November 01, 2012

Proceedings from an event where Stuart Davidson was a panelist. The event gathered leaders in impact investing at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

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SRA Impact Investment Dialogue

From Risk to Reward in Impact Investing
San Francisco, CA, USA
October 29, 2012

Elena Pons served on a discussion panel discussing Sonen’s approach to effectively deploy capital to impact investments.

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Investors’ Circle – Fall Venture Fair & Forum

True Confessions: Insights from Impact CEOs
New York, NY, USA
October 25, 2012

Martin Whittaker, Ph.D., was part of a panel discussing a look at the last 20 years of impact investing’s transformation from an innocative movement to a growing marketplace … and a glimple of what’s to come from leaders in the field!

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Family Offices Forum at the Quebec City Conference

Invest More, Save More, Give, More
Quebec City, Canada
October 25, 2012

Raúl Pomares is part of the “Impact Investing” roundtable discussion. At the 2012 Family Offices Forum, discussions will revolve around the theme of “Invest More, Save More, Give More”, with challenging presentations and ideas from leading global business families and renowned speakers of interest.

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Family Office Exchange – Fall Forum

Track 1: Investing for Long-Term Impact
Chicago, IL, USA
October 23, 2012

It is estimated that by 2020 between $400 billion and $1 trillion dollars will be invested through Impact Investing. Clearly this new approach to influencing positive social and environmental changes has far-reaching implications. This session explores the nuances related to the unique position impact investing occupies, somewhere between non-traditional philanthropic and market-driven motives. It also examines the related challenges around benchmarking and investment performance tracking especially for the non-investment social and environmental component.

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Liftoff! Investment Funds Leading the Way in Growing the Impact Investment Space

Investment Funds Leading the Way in Growing the Impact Investment Space
Fort Mason Center – Cowell Theater, San Francisco
October 02, 2012
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Capital Markets for Impact at Scale

Momentum. Adoption. Scale. Next Steps for Impact Investing
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
October 01, 2012

Stuart Davidson is on this lunch panel.

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Eleos Foundation – Frontier of Impact Investing

Digital Divide Data Kenya Talks
San Francisco, CA, USA
September 05, 2015
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Money and Meaning: Social Finance

Money and Meaning
Lester Center for Entrepreneurship – Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA
April 08, 2015

Stuart Davidson participated in a new MBA course in social venture capital, jointly offered by the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship along with the Center for Responsible Business and the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership at Berkeley-Haas.

The objective of the course is to get “inside the head” of impact investors, navigating the issues they face in the emerging field of social venture capital (i.e., private equity for businesses have a double or triple bottom line). The course includes a roster of experienced impact investors, such as: John Goldstein (Co-Founder, Imprint Capital), Brian Trelstad (former CIO, Acumen Fund), Stuart Davidson (Managing Director, Sonen Capital), Will Rosenzweig (Founder, Physic Ventures), Heidi Krauel (Chief Operating Officer & Head of Communities Investing, New Island Capital), and Mark Kramer (Founder and Managing Director, FSG).

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