San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Give & take, Mr. Zuckerberg: Exploring the Revolution caused by Impact Investing
So … why does Mark Zuckerberg put his $ 45 bn into the corporate structure of an LLC, and not a donation into a foundation, like everyone else did?
Because a revolution in how investors think about the purpose of capital. Yet even the Financial Times, headlining “Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg leads new approach to philanthropy”, underestimates the change that is underway. The “profit here, give and forget over there” mentality that at times comes with philanthropy is weaning and the measurement-driven, market-based solutions behind impact investing rise.
Explore this exciting topic with us: We invite you to join us for a joyful and interesting evening, as we cheer to the new year, engage over drinks, and reflect on short 7-minute inputs from expert speakers that are peppered throughout the evening. Together with our partners, seif and Forma Futura, this year’s GreenBuzz New Year’s Apéro brings the GreenBuzz community together with impact investing experts and guests of the day-long seif Impact Investing conference that precedes this event. Check out the programme and note that seif offers Buzzers a CHF 100 discount with a discount code: Seif304043@IIC
18:00 Doors open, snacks & drinks served
18:30-18:40 Welcome & key congress highlights from Prof. Mariana Christen Jakob, CEO, seif
19:10-19:20 Keynote from Christian Kobler, Chairman, Forma Futura
19:50-20:00 Field notes: Motivations and barriers for the ultra-wealthy to move into impact from Dr. Falko Paetzold, President, GreenBuzz & Fellow, Harvard University
20:00-22:00 … more buzzing; short input from seif and/or an impact investing start-up
Prof. Mariana Christen Jakob, CEO, seif, founded seif in 2011 with the announcement of the Professional Program for Social Entrepreneurs and the first Award competition in Switzerland, supported by the Confederation’s innovation promotion agency, CTI, and the Gebert Rüf Foundation. Developed the Business Creation and Business Development Courses for Social Entrepreneurship as well as the concepts of the Corporate Programs, the seif Label and the Impact Investors Circle in strong collaboration with the team.
Christian Kobler, Founding Partner and Chief Financial Officer, Chairman of the Board, Forma Futura, before the founding of Forma Futura, Christian Kobler was a partner with Bernet & Partner, a financial services industry consulting firm, for eleven years.
Dr. Falko Paetzold, President, GreenBuzz; Fellow, Harvard University, founded GreenBuzz in 2010 in order to build the first sector-overarching community for professionals to support each other in being more effective champions for sustainability in business; Fellow at the initiative for Responsible Investment at Harvard University, co-leading a program for 25-40 year-old members of ultra-wealthy families that want to engage more effectively in impact investing.
About event partners
Social Entrepreneurship Impact & Finance (seif) is a platform connecting knowledge and talent for social entrepreneurship.
Forma Futura is an independent asset management company that invests responsibly in listed companies. All client funds are invested in a manner that ensures that they increase the sustainable quality of life and, at the same time, achieve a fair market return.
GreenBuzz organises activities that create and develop a local community of informed, motivated professionals from the private, public and civil sector. GreenBuzz leverages the community to position sustainability in business, and helps other local teams to start the Buzz in their city.
The event fee helps GreenBuzz offset the catering and organizational costs of the event. We would welcome any further contribution. This event is free of charge for GreenBuzz supporters. Do you want to enjoy the supportership benefits as well? Become a supporter still today.
When & Where
GreenBuzz is driven largely by volunteers that work on sustainability topics in their daily work. We are a non-profit association on the move and always happy and grateful for every helping hand (event organisation, accounting, project management, reporters, etc.).