Speakers

The conference featured speakers from across the globe, including lawyers, policymakers, academics, entrepreneurs, investors and other professionals working in the fields of social entrepreneurship and impact investing.

Read the biographies for our 2022 conference speakers here.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Sonal Shah, Interim Executive Vice President, Worldwide Network Advancement, United Way
  • John Coates, John F. Cogan, Jr. Professor of Law and Economics and Research Director, Center on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School

Panelists:

  • Jim Brands, Executive, Capital Raising and Business Development, Climate Fund Manager
  • Leslie Cornell, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Policy Advisor, Social Finance 
  • Ana Demel, Adjunct Professor, NYU School of Law; Chair of the Board, Pro Mujer
  • Jeff Ferguson, Associate Director, Living Cities
  • Mateo Goldman, Assistant General Counsel, U.S. International Development Finance Corp. (DFC)
  • Emmeline Liu, General Counsel, Calvert Impact Capital, Inc.
  • Alison Looman, Senior Investment Counsel, Ford Foundation
  • Patrick Michel, Partner, Investment Funds Group at Sidley Austin LLP
  • Darius Nassiry, Practice Leader and Director, Climate Finance Advisors 
  • Emily Schaffer, Managing Director for Technology, Year Up 
  • Lindsay Smalling, Head of Sales, 60 Decibels
  • Juliana Soares Porto Fonseca, Legal Counsel, IDB Invest
  • Anne Tucker, Professor of Law and Director of the Legal Analytics & Innovation Initiative, Georgia State University College of Law
  • Steve Valdes-Robles, Senior Attorney, The Nature Conservancy
  • Kendrick Vaughn, Senior Counsel, Google
  • Shuangjun Wang, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
  • Pamela West, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager, Impact Investing, Nuveen Real Estate