Big Path Capital will host the 15th Impact Capitalism Summit in Denver in April 2019. ICS is one of the longest-running series of convenings for investors focused on maximizing impact and maximizing return.  

Impact Capitalism Summits offer a curated, thought-provoking, and actionable agenda designed to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and encourage collaboration in a unique environment that captures the imagination and inspires participation. Participants hear from prominent family offices, institutional investors, and influential foundations about what is driving their impact investment decision-making in 2019 and experience an exciting lineup of discussions, debates, and performances.


Family Offices, Foundations, Institutional Investors,
Wealth Advisors & Asset Managers


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MacArthur Foundation

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11:30 AMRegistration Opens
12:00 PMLunch Service Begins
1:00 PMOpening Welcome
1:25 PMKeynote
1:50 PMState of the Impact Investing Industry: Mainstreaming, Mature or Mediocre? Is the impact investing industry at an inflection point or an impass? There are data points that suggest either could be true. Come hear from impact investors who are in the market every day and hear them illuminate where the industry is and where it is going.
2:45 PMLightning Talk
3:00 PMNetworking Break
3:20 PMStraight Talk: LP’s Perspective on Impact Private Equity Sector. Private equity is one of the most dynamic sectors within impact investing as it allows LPs both diversification and customization in their impact theme strategy. Come hear from LPs who have experience with investing in impact private equity funds. Panelists will cover what is important to them in making their investment selections, what are best practices and new trends in this dynamic segment within impact investing.
4:15 PMLightning Talk: Results from Most Extensive Family Office Survey on Impact Investing.The Family Office Exchange (FOX), a leading family office membership group, recently conducted the most extensive survey of its 370 members regarding impact investing. Come hear the results. They will surprise you.
4:35 PMUp Close & Personal: Small Group Discussions. In this session, participants will have the chance to be part of small group discussions with investment professionals with deep experience in various impact themes including Sustainable Food, Renewables, Education Technology, Circular Economy, Green Real Estate, and FinTech.
5:10 PMClosing Remarks & End of Day One
5:20 PMCocktail Reception
7:00 PMDinner
8:00 AMBreakfast
8:40 AMWelcome By Big Path Capital & Intro Lightning Talk
8:45 AMImpact in Action. This session includes ten six-minute presentations from pre-screened private equity funds, companies, and investment strategies across various impact themes. Come see this cross-section of dynamic investment opportunities that are representative of what is happening in the impact investing sector.
10:00 AMNetworking Break
10:20 AMDonor Advised Funds: The Sleeping Giant In Impact Investing. The giant is stirring. The number of Donor Advised Funds (DAF’s) grew from 290,000 to 460,000 from 2016 to 2017 – a 60% increase in one year and assets under management in DAF’s reached $110 Bn in 2017. To date, only a tiny fraction of DAF contributions have been invested in impact investments. Things are changing. Come learn how this capital source could be a game changer for the industry.
11:15 AMThe Influencers: New Checkbooks & Their Entry Into Impact Investing. To date impact investing has been limited due to the mismatch of their minimum investment size and the size of the available funds. But with billion dollar funds and new impact fund of funds, these barriers are changing. Come here how these new investors think about impact investing and how they will influence the sector.
12:05 PMLunch
1:05 PMDirect Investment: The Family Office’s New Frontier. More family offices and high net worth individuals are investing directly into companies versus through private equity investments and Co Investments w GPs. This is a general trend but especially true for impact investing as families dial in their impact by investing in a company that has a very specific social and /or environmental outcomes. In addition, founders of impact companies are drawn to the long-term hold of family offices which differ from most private equity funds which have a 5-7 year hold period. Come here the trends, pitfalls and best practices of this growing strategy.
2:00 PMImpact Through Real Estate Investments – What’s the Real Deal?Real Estate is an overlooked asset class within an impact investing portfolio. But this is changing. Supply is increasing, real estate can have strong social impact returns which can be elusive in clean energy and sustainable food sectors and real estate investments typically have a fixed income return component. All of these factors are making impact investors integrate real estate into their impact portfolios.
2:50 PMNetworking Break
3:10 PMFamilies: Aligning their Values with their Portfolios. Aligning your investments with your values makes perfect sense and resonates with all impact investors. But the implementation of this in a family or a foundation can be difficult as different generations have different priorities around impact themes, risk/reward preferences, and diversification strategies. Come hear from professionals who have guided stakeholders through this process.
4:00 PMFireside Chat
4:15 PMClosing Remarks & End of Summit


Early Bird (Ended): $1,195
Last Chance (4/5/2019 – 4/25/2019): $1,295


Le Méridien Denver Downtown
1475 California St,
Denver, CO 80202

Le Méridien Denver Downtown


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