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Boston University Questrom School of Business

1 Silber Way

9th Floor Ballroom

Boston, MA 02215

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The seventh annual Impact Summit will be held on February 9, 2019 featuring keynote speakers Tariq Meyers, Edie Stringfellow, and Sabine Meister Valenga!

About the 2019 Impact Summit:

Now in its seventh year, the Impact Summit is organized through a collaborative effort between Net Impact Boston and local university chapters. The annual Impact Summit brings together Boston-area professionals and students for a full day of engaging discussions about how to make lasting social and environmental impact with their careers. The event features speakers and exhibitors from the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors.

Work for a social impact-focused organization? Consider becoming a sponsor! Benefits include a table during the Impact Summit Expo, inclusion in event marketing, and complementary conference passes. For more information, please contact Maria DiPasquale at mdipasquale@netimpactboston.org.


9:30 am to 10:00 am: Registration / Coffee

10:00 am to 11:00 am: Opening Keynote/Fireside Chat

11:15 am to 12:15 pm: Session One

Impact Investing, presented by Brandeis University

  • Cynthia McHale, Senior Director at Ceres

  • Doug Heske, CEO at New Day Investing

  • Matt Patsky, CEO at Trillium Asset Management

  • Pegaret Pichler, Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance at Brandeis University (moderator)

Social & Environmental Justice in Business Operations, presented by Clark University

  • Don Reed, Executive Director at Anthesis Group

  • John Dobson, Associate Professor at Clark University, Graduate School of Management

  • Kate Hanley, Director of Sustainability for the Town of Concord, MA

  • Will O’Brien, Associate Professor of Practice at Clark University, Graduate School of Management (moderator)

How Sustainable is your Outfit?, presented by Boston University

  • Alyssa Caddle, Director of Global Sustainability at Bemis Associates

  • Gihan Amarasiriwardena, Co-Founder and President at Ministry of Supply

  • Jenn Swain, Head of Sustainability at Burton

  • John Stokes, Head of Global Sustainability at New Balance

  • Ken Pucker, Boston University, Questrom School of Business (moderator)

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm: Lunch and Expo

  • Lunch and refreshments to be provided

1:45 pm to 2:45 pm: Session Two (more details to come!)

Lobbying for Change, presented by MIT University

Social Impact of Digital Media, presented by Northeastern University

Building leadership skills through volunteer & board involvement, presented by Net Impact Boston

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Session Three

Innovating in Sustainability: How the BUild Lab helps BU Students Create Sustainable Impact, presented by BUild Lab

Addressing Climate Change in Food Systems, presented by Tufts University, Friedman School

  • Dan Harburg, Innovation Team Co-Lead at Indigo

  • Dorn Cox, Research Director at Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment

  • Avery Cohn, Assistant Professor in the Division of Agriculture, Food, and Environment at Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts (moderator)

4:15 pm to 5:00 pm: Closing Keynote

  • Sabine Meister Valenga, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Food for All

Check out our event app here for more information on all speakers!

* If you have any dietary restrictions, please email impactsummit@netimpactboston.org to let us know so that we can accomodate the lunch options.

Net Impact Boston would like to give a special thanks to following sponsors and partners of the 2019 Impact Summit!

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