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 20, 2020

Conference Kick-Off: The Future of Work
In partnership with the Easton Technology Management Center and The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law

  • Sarah Binion, Senior Director of Impact, Research, and Learning at Fair Trade USA
  • George Kivork, Senior Government Affairs, Legal, and Communications Adviser, Lyft
  • Matt Plummer,VP of Product Strategy, Ziprecruiter
  • Elana Zeide, PULSE Fellow in Artificial Intelligence, Law & Policy at UCLA
  • Moderated by: Terry Kramer, Adjunct Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management; Faculty Advisor, Global Access and Strategic Management Programs

The Future of Housing
In partnership with the Ziman Center for Real Estate

  • Greg Comanor ('19),  Partner, Daylight Community Development
  • Brent Gaisford, CFO and Co-Founder, Treehouse Co-Living
  • Ben Stapleton, Executive Director, US Green Building Council, LA Chapter (USGBC-LA)
  • Moderated by: Tim Kawahara, Executive Director of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate

UCLA Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

  • North Terrace Clothing Swap
  • Human I-T Tech Drive

The Future of Social Movements: Movie Screening and Discussion of the 2020 Academy Award Winning Documentary, AMERICAN FACTORY
In partnership with UCLA Anderson’s Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports

  • Dr. Sanjay Sood, Professor of Marketing and Behavioral Decision Making, Faculty Director of the Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment, and Sports 
  • Heriselda Beraj-Viotti, Impact Producer at Participant Media
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2019
Check-In and Breakfast

Welcome Remarks

  • Emily Bestwick ('20), President Emeritus of the UCLA Anderson Net Impact Chapter, Associate for ECMC
  • Tony Bernardo, Dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management

Morning Keynote: Seth Goldman

Co-Founder and Executive Chair of Beyond Meat, Co-Founder and TeaEO Emeritus of Honest Tea

Plenary: Climate Risk

  • Galina Hale, Federal Reserve Bank (SF)
  • Wendy Pulling, Director of ESG Integration, UCOP
  • Moderated by:  Dr. Bradford Cornell, Professor Emeritus of Finance, UCLA Anderson

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Tech and Civic Engagement

  • Teddy Gold, VP of Investing, Higher Ground Labs
  • Erin Hartman, Assistant Professor of Statistics and Political Science at UCLA, Co-Founder of BlueLabs UCLA/BlueLabs
  • Nicole Beckett, Founder, SameSide Political
  • Moderated by: Prof. Craig Fox, Harold Williams Chair and Professor of Management

Accesibility in Healthcare

  • Dr. Vikram Bakhru, Chief Operating Officer of ConsejoSano, Inc
  • Dr. Heather Schickedanz, Chairperson at Harbor-UCLA Department of Family Medicine
  • Moderated by:  Dr. Vickie Mays, Professor Emeritus of Finance, UCLA Anderson

Impact Investing for Equity

  • Moderated by:  Dr. Jennifer Walske, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at UCLA Anderson, Interim Faculty Director of Impact@Anderson

Social Impact Consulting Workshop with Blue Garnet

  • Way-Ting ChenFounder and CEO of Blue Garnet Social Impact Consulting

Coffee Break

Closing Remarks and Social Enterprise Marketplace

Bhavna Sivanand ('14), Executive Director, Impact@Anderson

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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