With more than 30 hours of content provided by 150 senior speakers, the GIIN Investor Forum agenda is designed to advance and scale the market by bringing all of the crucial elements of the world's impact ecosystem together in one place.

Covering five core streams, our sessions cut through the noise and go straight to the heart of the industry’s most pressing issues. Whether you are a seasoned impact professional or new to the industry, this year’s agenda has something to offer you.

Explore this year’s five core streams

Market Development

Market
Development

Product Development

Product
Development

Climate Environment

Climate &
the Environment

Diversity

Diversity, Equity,
& Inclusion

Integrating Impact

Integrating
Impact

Agenda at a Glance

October 2, 2019

8:00-8:50        Networking breakfast with exhibitors

9:00-11:00      Opening plenary

11:00-11:30    Networking & refreshment break with exhibitors

11:30-13:00    Morning plenary

13:00-14:00    Networking lunch with exhibitors

14:00-14:40    Streamed sessions

  • Integrating Impact
  • Product Development
  • Market Development
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Climate & the Environment

14:50-15:30    Streamed sessions

  • Integrating Impact workshop
  • Product Development
  • Market Development
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Climate & the Environment workshop

15:30-16:00    Networking & refreshment break with exhibitors

16:00-16:40    Streamed sessions

  • Product Development
  • Market Development
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

16:40-17:00    Networking with exhibitors

17:00-18:00    Afternoon plenary

18:00-19:00    Networking & drinks reception with exhibitors

October 3, 2019

8:00-8:50        Networking breakfast with exhibitors

8:00-8:50        Investor's council breakfast

9:00-11:00      Morning plenary

11:00-11:30    Networking & refreshment break with exhibitors

11:30-12:10    Streamed sessions

  • Integrating Impact
  • Product Development workshop
  • Market Development
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion workshop
  • Climate & the Environment

12:20-13:00    Streamed sessions

  • Integrating Impact
  • Market Development
  • Climate & the Environment

13:00-14:00    Networking lunch with exhibitors

14:00-14:40    Streamed sessions

  • Integrating Impact
  • Product Development
  • Market Development
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

15:30-16:00    Networking & refreshment break with exhibitors

16:00-16:20    Streamed sessions

  • Product Development
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Climate & the Environment

16:30-18:00    Closing plenary

GIIN Investor Forum

October 2-3, 2019
The Beurs van Berlage
Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Identify the sessions that matter most to you by exploring our five core streams

 

Impact

Integrating Impact

 

 

The GIIN believes in a future where it will be ‘normal’ to factor social and environmental impact into all types of investment decisions. In order to achieve this, implementation of strong impact measurement and management needs to be standard for all investors. In the Integrating Impact sessions, explore how the IMM groundwork of today will shape the market of tomorrow. Find out how investors and other key impact investing stakeholders are measuring their societal and environmental impacts, engaging with best practices and norms, utilizing impact data to inform investment decisions, and driving adoption in the wider financial market.

 

 

Impact

Product Development

 

 

The capital markets have huge potential to help make the Sustainable Development Goals achievable, but to do so requires wide-scale adoption of impact investing. While the number of impact investment products is growing quickly, the market still needs more investment vehicles that meet the requirements of investors – especially institutional investors – across asset classes. The Product Development sessions will surface asset owners’ needs, from impact objectives to product types, and allow space for asset owners and asset managers to workshop new innovations.

 

 

Impact

Market Development

 

 

For impact investing to solve pressing social and environmental challenges effectively, the absorptive capacity of investees must grow in tandem with the supply of capital. In this stream, investors can explore how to more effectively and efficiently contribute to the success of investees’ and the pipeline of high-quality investment opportunities. Sessions will tackle various points of intersection between stakeholders along the investment lifecycle. Topics include pre-investment readiness, expectations-setting at the time of investment, effective investment management, and exits.

 

 

Impact

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

 

 

Addressing social and economic inequalities is a common motivator for the impact investing community. But in a world that many feel is becoming more unequal, challenges persist in how to advance towards a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive society. The Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) stream will surface challenges that investors face in achieving their DEI investment objectives, and shed light on existing strategies and innovative approaches practitioners are adopting.

 

 

Impact

Climate & the Environment

 

 

Investments in ESG-aligned strategies are an essential part of any 2 degree scenario. But, with global temperatures in a ‘business-as-usual’ scenario now set to rise as much as 5 degrees by the end of the century, exclusion of poor performers across ‘E’ criteria is not enough. In the Climate & the Environment stream, investors will discover available and emerging investment solutions tackling climate change mitigation and adaptation, and explore how capital can lead the way in meeting the targets laid out in the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

 

Are you interested in contributing to the agenda? Let us know.