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Impact Investor Breakfast Featuring Aperio and Impact Engine

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Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

90 South 7th Street

#2200

Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Please join us to see impact investing in action in a conversation with active impact investors, Liz Michaels from Aperio and Jessica Droste Yagan from Impact Engine. They will share their personal and professional experiences working with other families and individuals, covering multiple asset classes (including public equity and private equity/VC) as well as multiple impact focus areas. Susan Hammel will give a brief ecosystem update as well. We look forward to learning from them to continue to build upon the Twin Cities Impact investing Ecosystem!

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7:30am

Doors open, breakfast available

8:00am

Welcome from Faegre

Introduction to Twin Cities Impact Investing Ecosystem by Susan Hammel(Cogent)

Investor Conversation with Liz Michaels (Aperio) and Jessica Droste Yagan (Impact Engine)

Wrap-up and interest in next steps (Cogent)

9:00am

Open mingling


Speakers

Susan Hammel, CFA, is the Founder of Cogent Consulting Inc., an independent, Minneapolis-based impact investing consulting firm. Long a leader in impactful philanthropy beginning with Prudential Social Investments, Susan is serving her third year as Executive in Residence with the Minnesota Council on Foundations supported by the Bush Foundation and Otto Bremer Trust. She has served as Executive Director of the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation and CFO for Ashoka: Innovators for the Public. Cogent advises a diverse group of foundations including the Barra Foundation, the Blandin Foundation, and the Womadix Fund. Using her Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and as a Chartered Financial Analyst, she combines financial expertise and a grounding in public policy with the big picture view of a philosophy major from Carleton College. Susan has extensive board experience serving on the Sunrise Banks’ Advisory Board, a Best in the World rated B-corp, and as prior chair of the Citizens League and NPH USA. Susan and her family reside in Deephaven, a lakeside community outside Minneapolis where she enjoys sailing, powerwalking and skiing.


Jessica Droste Yagan serves as the Managing Partner of Impact Engine, an impact investing firm that manages venture capital and private equity funds. She is also extensively engaged personally in impact investing and evangelizing on behalf of the impact investing field. Prior to Impact Engine, Jessica led the creation of McDonald’s Corporation’s global and U.S. sustainable sourcing strategies and worked in the field of urban economic development at the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. She is currently on the boards of Metropolitan Planning Council, OneGoal Chicago, The Honeycomb Project, the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at Chicago Booth, Piece & Co., and Fixer. Crain’s Chicago Business named her to its list of 40-Under-40 in 2013 and she served as a 2014 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow. Jessica holds a BA from Haverford College, an MBA from Stanford University, and an MPA from Harvard University. She lives in Chicago with her husband and three
children.

Liz Michaels is Aperio’s Chief of Staff and Director of ESG/SRI. Prior to joining Aperio, Liz was responsible for the $11 billion defined contribution managed accounts business at Ibbotson Associates, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. Earlier in her career, she was the Chief Operating Officer of Morningstar, Inc. and served on the company's executive committee. Liz was also the President of Jellyvision, Inc., an interactive firm best known for its game, You Don't Know Jack™, and Associate Dean/Director of the Career Advising and Planning Services office at the University of Chicago. Liz has a BA in Economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

90 South 7th Street

#2200

Minneapolis, MN 55402

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