2017 conference date announced:
Wednesday, May 10

Date:         Wednesday, May 10
Time:         9.00am to 2.00pm
Location:   The Dutch Hall, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA



The Social Stock Exchange, the world’s first regulated exchange dedicated to impact investing, will be hosting its first family office conference on May 10th in London. The event aims to offer family offices an opportunity to learn about investing for impact at scale, whether it’s using the public markets or investing in organisations on a journey to become publicly-listed. It will provide attendees with practical insights on how they could significantly expand their impact ambitions whilst diversifying their portfolio with potential high growth investments.

With a global market estimated to hold in excess of $60bn of assets under management, according to the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), and an estimated growth opportunity of $650bn by 2020, impact investing is set to significantly influence financial markets’ future. As a growing number of investors use impact investing strategies in order to achieve a financial return alongside social and environmental outcomes, family offices are uniquely placed to play a defining role in the future growth of the sector. By aligning family values with investment decisions and with full discretion over their assets, family offices should effectively help to achieve these goals to addressing global sustainability challenges whilst delivering value to the family’s investment ambitions.

Impact investing public equity strategies can effectively help to achieve these goals by offering family offices the opportunity to connect money with values at scale. And with the number of opportunities on the rise in sectors seeking to address important issues like climate change, resource scarcity or housing, now is the time to get involved.

Through this unique Social Stock Exchange conference, attendees should be able to learn from other fellow families who have been actively involved with impact investing for some time and who will share their experiences and learnings, including how impact investing fits within the family’s investment ambitions and how to implement successful strategies. Additionally, attendees should be able to learn about actual high growth impact opportunities which are either publicly-listed or in the pre-public stage across a selection of key sustainability issues, as well as get plenty of chances to interact with speakers and network with fellow delegates.

Family offices should be able to leave the event with a much clearer perspective on whether capital markets impact investing may add value to the family’s existing investment goals and ambitions and how to go about getting involved.



8.45am to 09.30am
Registration and Networking

09.30am to 09.40am
Welcome Address
Stephen Brenninkmeijer – Chairman, Social Stock Exchange

09.40am to 09.55am
Key Note Address 1
Cliff Prior – CEO, Big Society Capital

09.55am to 10.45am
Panel Session 1 – Journey to Impact
Moderator: Ingrid Stange – Founder & Chair, Partnership for Change
Stephen Brenninkmeijer – Chairman, Social Stock Exchange
James Perry – CEO, Panahpur
Ben Goldsmith – CEO, Menhaden Capital plc
Kavita Gupta – Head of Impact Investments, Amplifier Strategies
Sian Ferguson – Trust Executive, Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts

10.45am to 11.05am
Break and Networking

11.05am to 11.20am
Key Note address 2
Alexander Hoare – Trustee, Golden Bottle Trust and Partner, C. Hoare & Co.

11.20am to 12.10pm
Panel session 2 – Impact in Practice
Moderator: Benjamin Firmenich – Partner in charge of Investor Relations, Impact Finance
Denise Cockrem – CFO, Good Energy Group plc
Bart van Eyk – Director Equity and Business Development, Oikocredit
David Gorman – Head of Research, Capital for Colleagues plc
Mark Crossley – Financial Director, Standard Gas
Seb Beloe – Partner Head of Sustainability Research, WHEB Asset Management

12.10pm to 12.20pm
Special Announcement
Rhea Silva – Founder and CEO, Chototel

12.20pm to 12.25pm
Closing Remarks
Tomás Carruthers – CEO, Social Stock Exchange

12.25pm to 2.00pm
Lunch and Networking