Events on this page are hosted by organizations who share our mission to support leaders and their organizations to accelerate the shift to Conscious Capitalism throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest.
Presented by: Impact Engine
Supported by:The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Chicago Impact Investing Showcase 2021The 2021 Showcase will highlight impact investors, entrepreneurs, and other leaders who are intentionally leveraging business to positively impact Chicago through people, place, process, product or paradigm (The 5Ps). The format will be three virtual sessions, on three different days.
Session #1: Investing in People and Place to Close the Racial Wealth Gap in Chicago
February 10, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT
In this session, we will explore the various forms that the racial wealth disparity takes in Chicago and how different types of investment capital and approaches are intentionally creating more equity.
Session #2: Any Company Can Be an Impact Company: Using Business Process to Create Impact
February 17, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT
In this session, we will demonstrate how any company, through being intentional and positive in their business practices, can be impactful. To see the breadth of possibility, you will hear from panelists representing a B-Corp, a Fortune 500 company with a team of sustainability professionals, and a software company with no official certifications and fewer resources, but lots of intentionality.
Session #3: Investing in Health Equity: How Chicago Companies are Building Products to Improve Outcomes and Access
February 24, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT
In this session, we will highlight how investing in and building companies with products that intentionally improve health access and outcomes can improve equity, and how this way of thinking about product-based impact can apply to any equity gap.