UCLA Anderson is proud to present Impact Week, uniting students and professionals interested in using their skills and careers to drive social and environmental change. Focusing on the theme of Purpose + Profit, Impact Week brings together thought leaders and founders of mission-driven businesses for a multitude of opportunities, including powerful and informative workshops, panels, screenings, network mixers and more.

 

Relive the Highlights of Impact Week 2019

 

APRIL 22 – 26, 2019

The biggest Impact Week Conference to date, UCLA Anderson welcomed more than 49 speakers, 673 attendees over five days.

Social entrepreneurs pitched their social enterprises and ideas as part of Impactathon®, an interactive social impact workshop and hackathon.

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MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019
Conference Kick-Off
Sustainable Supply Chain Lecture
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019
Impact Investing 101: How Impact Investing Can Create Real Solutions
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019
Energy x Impact Week | Presented by Anderson Energy Management Group
Recharging Mobility: How disruption is redesigning the urban landscape and enriching quality of life

Renewable Energy and Resiliency: “Climate disasters and the role of the energy sector”

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019
Impactathon® : An Interactive Impact Workshop for Entrepreneurs
Impact Week Sponsored Anderson Afternoons
FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019
Check-In and Breakfast

Morning Keynote Speakers

  • NICK GREEN, Co-Founder and CEO, Thrive Market
  • GRADY LEE ('01), Co-Founder and CEO, Give2Get;Co-Founder, IMPACT2030
CSR 3.0: Embedding Sustainability in the Business Model
Lunch and Career Mixer

Afternoon Breakout

  • Market Driven Approaches to Addressing Housing, Homelessness and Health w/ UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate
  • The Future of EdTech
  • Founder Stories: Building a Social Enterprise
Afternoon Breakout 2
  • Tech for Social Good: Driving Change Beyond the Bottom Line
  • Building a Career in Social Impact Consulting
  • Impactathon Pitch Competition (2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Closing Keynote Speakers

  • MEIKA HOLLENDER, Co-Founder and CEO, Sustain Natural
  • T.K. PILLAN ('96), Partner, Powerplant VenturesCo-Founder and Co-Chairman, Veggie Grill
Open Networking

Impact Week is a collaboration between Impact@Anderson and the UCLA Anderson Net Impact Chapter. This year featured thought leaders and founders of mission-driven businesses and their powerful insights in the form of design workshops, panels, screenings, network mixers and more. ULCA Impact Week is a unique student-led event focused on finding the intersection of purpose and profit.

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Chris Tang

UCLA Distinguished Professor, and Edward W. Carter Chair in Business Administration
UCLA Anderson School of Management


Monday, April 22
11:30 a.m.


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Dave Fanger ('15)

CEO & Founder
Swell Investing


Tuesday, April 23
11:30 a.m.


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Deborah La Franchi ('00)

CEO & President
SDS Group


Tuesday, April 23
11:30 a.m.


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Lisa Richter

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Avivar Capital


Tuesday, April 23
11:30 a.m.


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Zev Wexler

COO/CFO
Core Innovation Capital


Tuesday, April 23
11:30 a.m.


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Jennifer Walske

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations
UCLA Anderson School of Management


Tuesday, April 23
11:30 a.m.


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Michael Boehm

Managing Director
Advanced Sustainability Institute


Wednesday, April 24
11:30 a.m.


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Catharine Brookes

Program Manager
EVgo


Wednesday, April 24
11:30 a.m.


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Juan Matute ('08)

Assistant professor
UCLA ITS


Wednesday, April 24
11:30 a.m.


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Julia Thayne

Manager, Mobility Innovation
LA Mayor's Office


Wednesday, April 24
11:30 a.m.


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Terry Kramer

Adjunct Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management


Wednesday, April 24
11:30 a.m.


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Dan Hopper ('16)

Principal Manager, Climate Strategy
Southern California Edison


Wednesday, April 24
5:30 p.m.


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Danny Hom

Communications Coordinator
GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles


Wednesday, April 24
5:30 p.m.


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Jason Rondou

Manager of Strategic Development & Programs
Los Angeles Department of Water & Power


Wednesday, April 24
5:30 p.m.


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Julia Pyper

Senior Editor
Greentech Media


Wednesday, April 24
5:30 p.m.


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Gayle Northrop ('96)

Lecturer and Senior Faculty Advisor Impact@Anderson
UCLA Anderson School of Management


Thursday, April 25
9:00 a.m.


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Neetal Parekh

Founder
Innov8social


Thursday, April 25
9:00 a.m.


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Bhavna Sivanand ('14)

Executive Director
UCLA Anderson Impact@Anderson


Thursday, April 25
9:00 a.m.


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Nick Green

Co-Founder & CEO
Thrive Market


Friday, April 26
9:30 a.m.


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Grady Lee ('01)

Co-Founder/CEO, Give2Get
Co-Founder, Impact2030


Friday, April 26
9:30 a.m.


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Natalie Byrne

Head of Brand Purpose
Unilever


Friday, April 26
10:45 a.m.


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Mandy Garner Laux

Head of Social Impact Marketing & Music
State Farm


Friday, April 26
10:45 a.m.


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Wendy Savage

Director, Social Responsibility & Traceability
Patagonia


Friday, April 26
10:45 a.m.


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Muhammad Shahzad ('09)

Chief Financial Officer
The Honest Company


Friday, April 26
10:45 a.m.


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Sarah Jessup

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, FlyawayHomes
Board Chair, The People Concern


Friday, April 26
1:00 p.m.


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Randall Kuhn, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health


Friday, April 26
1:00 p.m.


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Allison Riley

Managing Director, Real Estate Development
PATH Ventures


Friday, April 26
1:00 p.m.


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Noyan Uras

Chief Development Officer
FlyawayHomes


Friday, April 26
1:00 p.m.


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Eric Sussman

Adjunct Professor of Accounting and Real Estate
UCLA Anderson School of Management


Friday, April 26
1:00 p.m.


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Kenny Berlin ('11)

CEO and Co-Founder
12Twenty


Friday, April 26
1:00 p.m.


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David Franco

Senior Director of Strategy
Age of Learning


Friday, April 26
1:00 p.m.


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Michael Lombardo

Founder & CEO
BookNook


Friday, April 26
1:00 p.m.


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Tyler Shaddix

CPO
GoGuardian


Friday, April 26
1:00 p.m.


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Vereaux Reynolds

Senior Area Operations & Finance Manager
Green Dot Public Schools


Friday, April 26
1:00 p.m.


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James Citron

CEO
Pledgeling


Friday, April 26
1:00 p.m.


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Justin Jarman

Director of Business Development
Everytable


Friday, April 26
1:00 p.m.


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Laura Hertz

Co-Founder & CEO
Gifts for Good


Friday, April 26
1:00 p.m.


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Amy Bernal

Chief Experience Officer
Aira.io


Friday, April 26
2:15 p.m.


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Amy Sommerlatt ('16)

Manager for Global Operations and Shared Services
Tala


Friday, April 26
2:15 p.m.


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Neama Dadkhahnikoo ('14)

Technical Lead
XPRIZE


Friday, April 26
2:15 p.m.


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Warren Riley

Founder & President
NPO Solutions


Friday, April 26
2:15 p.m.


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Aviva Altmann ('13)

Manager
The Bridgespan Group


Friday, April 26
2:15 p.m.


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Devon Dickau ('15)

Manager, Human Capital Consulting and Deputy Lead, Diversity & Inclusion Center of Excellence
Deloitte Consulting


Friday, April 26
2:15 p.m.


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Samantha Shahani

Head of Org Change Strategy
City of Hope


Friday, April 26
2:15 p.m.


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Chris Weber ('09)

Director, Career Advising and Corporate Outreach
UCLA Anderson Parker Career Management Center


Friday, April 26
2:15 p.m.


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Meika Hollender

Co-Founder & CEO
Sustain Natural


Friday, April 26
3:30 p.m.


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T.K. Pillan ('96)

Partner, Powerplant Ventures
Co-Founder & Co-Chairman, Veggie Grill


Friday, April 26
3:30 p.m.


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