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A LOOK BACK AT IMPACT WEEK 2018

 

Impact Week was held April 9-13, 2018 at UCLA Anderson.

Impact@Anderson and the UCLA Anderson Net Impact Chapter celebrated 2018's Impact Week by examining the future of business through the creation of a social, environmental and economic evolution. The week-long event featured thought leaders and founders of mission-driven businesses sharing their powerful insights in design workshops, panels, screenings, network mixers and more.



 

2018 Speakers

 

Cara Chacon

VP of Social & Environmental Responsibility
Patagonia


Monday, April 9
11:30 a.m.


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Joan Trant

Managing Partner
TriLinc Global


Monday, April 9
5:00 p.m.


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Cecile Chalifour

West Division Manager
Community Development Banking
JPMORGAN CHASE


Tuesday, April 10
11:30 a.m.


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Robin Hyerstay

VP of Capital Markets
Enterprise Community Investment, Inc.


Tuesday, April 10
11:30 a.m.


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Tyler Monroe

VP of Development
Thomas Safran & Associates


Tuesday, April 10
11:30 a.m.


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Michelle Kempner

VP of Operations
BuzzFeed Entertainment Group


Tuesday, April 10
6:00 p.m.


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Chuck Lee

Director of Insights
BuzzFeed Entertainment Group


Tuesday, April 10
6:00 p.m.


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Stephanie Ocampo

Deputy Social Media Director
BuzzFeed Entertainment Group


Tuesday, April 10
6:00 p.m.


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Alex Molloy

Organizer and Lead Facilitator
OpenIDEO Los Angeles Chapter


Wednesday, April 11
11:30 a.m.


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Sarah Dzida

Co-lead Facilitator
OpenIDEO Los Angeles Chapter


Wednesday, April 11
11:30 a.m.


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Darya Allen-Attar

Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management


Wednesday, April 11 - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 12 - 5:00 p.m.


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Travis Antoniono

Investment Officer
Corporate Goverance Division
CalSTRS


Wednesday, April 11
4:30 p.m.


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Andrew Behar

Chief Executive Officer
As You Sow


Wednesday, April 11
4:30 p.m.


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Anabel Luna Giron

Investments Director
California Community Foundation


Wednesday, April 11
4:30 p.m.


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Evan Mizrachy

Senior Client Relationship Manager
Aperio Group


Wednesday, April 11
4:30 p.m.


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Andrew Olig

Investment Strategy Analyst
Eaton Vance


Wednesday, April 11
4:30 p.m.


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Brian Kariger

CEO
RECARGO


Thursday, April 12
5:00 p.m.


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Les Borsai

Founder and CEO
Gridmob


Thursday, April 12
11:30 a.m.


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Sheri Kaiserman

Principal Advisor & Co-Founder
Maco.la


Thursday, April 12
11:30 a.m.


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Gabrielle Katsnelson

COO & Co-Founder
SMBX


Thursday, April 12
11:30 a.m.


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Amy Wan

Founder & CEO
Sagewise


Thursday, April 12
11:30 a.m.


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Alex Belisle

Purpose Strategy Director
Imperative


Friday, April 13
11:00 a.m.


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Jennifer Vaden Barth

Program Manager - CS Education in Media
Google


Friday, April 13
1:30 p.m.


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Agenda

 
MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Opening Keynote: Patagonia
Impact Week will kick off with an opening keynote by Cara Chacon, VP of Social and Environmental Responsibility from Patagonia. Come learn about how Patagonia exemplifies purpose and profit through not only its products, but also through the many projects that it has undertaken to do its part in tackling social and environmental issues.

  • Cara Chacon, VP of Social and Environmental Responsibility, Patagonia
Korn Hall
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Reception
Come celebrate the start of Impact Week 2018! Mix and mingle with Patagonia and others who share your interest in impact.
C-Atrium
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Fireside Chat with Joan Trant, Managing Partner, TriLinc Global
Join us for a fireside chat with Joan Trant, Managing Director at Trilinc Global, who will talk about her journey that led her to impact investing, as well as how Trilinc evaluates investments and measures impact.

  • Joan Trant, Managing Partner, TriLinc Global
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6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Networking Night
Join purpose-driven MBA candidates and company representatives in a relaxed, professional setting. Registered attendees will discuss career opportunities and share stories of impact while enjoying light refreshments on the charming North Lawn. 

Representatives will be attending from the following companies: Aspiration, The Broad Residency in Urban Education, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, Swell Investing, TriLinc Global, New Star Family Justice Center, Team Rubicon, Milken Institute, Pure Game and Reformation.

North Lawn
TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Investing in Communities: How Profit Is Possible in the Affordable Housing Space
Los Angeles is experiencing an affordable housing crisis. Learn how for-profit companies are contributing to the solution. The panel will give an overview of the affordable housing landscape in Los Angeles, touch on health and homelessness and explore how affordable housing is funded, financed, developed and legislated.

  • Moderator: Tim Kawahara, Executive Director, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate
  • Robin Hyerstay, VP of Capital Markets, Enterprise Community Investment, Inc.
  • Cecile Chalifour, West Division Manager, Community Development Banking, JPMorgan Chase
  • Tyler Monroe, VP of Development, Thomas Safran & Associates
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6:00 – 7:00 p.m Impact in Media and Entertainment
How are entertainment companies thinking about social impact today? Given the broad reach of companies like BuzzFeed, there is a massive opportunity to create and spread media and entertainment that is empathetic, insightful and action-oriented. This session explores the intersection among entertainment, technology and impact.

  • Chuck Lee, Director of Insights, BuzzFeed Entertainment Group
  • Michelle Kempner, VP of Operations, BuzzFeed Entertainment Group
  • Stephanie Ocampo, Deputy Social Media Director, BuzzFeed Entertainment Group
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Impact by Design: OpenIDEO Los Angeles Chapter Workshop
OpenIDEO Los Angeles Chapter's mission is to drive collaboration, innovation and impact around the world's toughest problems through design thinking. The workshop with Alex Molloy and Sarah Dzida will demonstrate how to drive impact through design. We’ll delve into OpenIDEO’s design-thinking methodology by focusing on creating impact for for-profit business models.

  • Alex Molloy, Organizer and Lead Facilitator, OpenIDEO Los Angeles Chapter
  • Sarah Dzida, Co-Lead Facilitator, OpenIDEO Los Angeles Chapter
North Lawn
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m

Vendor Showcase
Come meet and learn about businesses that combine profit + purpose

Featured companies: Purpose Jewelry, rHope and Elisha C

Marion Anderson Courtyard
4:30 – 5:30 p.m Reception
Mix and mingle with Morgan Stanley and others who share your interest in impact.
B-Atrium
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Impact Investing Panel: Voting with Your Capital
Whether your passion is gender equity, climate change or social and governance issues, your investment portfolio allows you to have a voice, a vote and the power to create change. Our panel will discuss how individuals, 401(k) plans, foundations and endowments can use the power of their investments to create change.

  • Moderator: Darya Allen-Attar, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Andrew Behar, Chief Executive Officer, As You Sow
  • Anabel Luna Giron, Investments Director, California Community Foundation
  • Evan Mizrachy, Senior Client Relationship Manager, Aperio Group
  • Andrew Olig, Responsible Investment Strategy Specialist, Eaton Vance
  • Travis Antoniono, Investment Officer, Corporate Governance Division, CalSTRS
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THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Impact on the Blockchain
The panel will discuss how blockchain technology is transforming the impact space and providing access to financial and other services to previously underserved communities around the world.

  • Moderator: Adam Spar (’19)
  • Gabrielle Katsnelson, COO and Co-Founder, SMBX (Small and Medium Business Exchange)
  • Amy Wan, Founder and CEO, Sagewise
  • Sheri Kaiserman, Principal Advisor and Co-Founder, Maco.la
  • Les Borsai, Founder and CEO, Gridmob
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5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Closing Keynote: Recargo Presented by Morgan Stanley
Darya Allen-Attar from Morgan Stanley will interview Brian Kariger, a socially responsible investor who has also built a company focused on environmental solutions. Then, their roles will be switched and Brian will interview Darya Allen-Attar about how she helps Brian make socially responsible investments.

  • Brian Kariger, CEO, Recargo
  • Darya Allen-Attar, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
EDR
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Reception
Connect with your peers and talk about your experience at Impact Week 2018 at our closing reception with Morgan Stanley and Recargo.
B-Atrium
FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Imperative Workshop: Purpose in the Workplace
This workshop will help participants understand how to drive purpose and improve collaboration in the workplace.

  • Alex Belisle, Purpose Strategy Director, Imperative
D-Atrium
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Diversity and Inclusion in Tech: Changing Perceptions in Computer Science
What are the main issues facing underrepresented groups in the tech industry today? What are the levers that companies and individuals can use to improve representation and diversity? This session provides an overview of the challenges that exist today in changing perceptions of computer science and explores relevant examples of how we can use tools like education to create a more inclusive workforce.

  • Jennifer Vaden Barth, Program Manager - CS Education in Media, Google

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