2024 Impact Investing Days Conference - Day 1
The 2024 Impact Investing Days conference will be co-hosted on Friday and Saturday, March 15-16, 2024, by the Center for Ethical & Sustainable Business and the Lam-Larsen Fintech Initiative at San Francisco State University. This event is co-sponsored by the Copenhagen Business School.
This two-day conference will be held at the San Francisco State University Downtown Campus, located at 160 Spear St., 5th Floor, in San Francisco.
The Impact Investing Days conference was launched in 2018 by the Copenhagen Business School and has previously been hosted in Copenhagen, Beijing, and Barcelona. This forum is a discussion forum for impact investing practitioners, social entrepreneurs, and academics. The conference aims to challenge current practice and encourages evidence-based research to develop better insights into the links between social/environmental impact, financial returns, and investment decisions. We intend for the Impact Investing Days to eventually result in a series of national and international research/practice co-operations to help understand the effectiveness of impact investing and social entrepreneurship.
This conference is designed for academics, impact investors, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, and policymakers to jointly discuss research needs and priorities for inquiry in relation to how impact investing can help address societal challenges. The event aims to support the formulation of a relevant research agenda that will help understand the effectiveness of impact investing as a tool to re-shape our society to be fairer, more inclusive, and more sustainable. This, in turn, is intended to guide investors towards implementing impactful investment strategies. The conference will offer plenty of opportunities for both formal discussions and informal discourse between participants.