2019 Impact & Sustainable Finance Faculty Consortium

Consumer finance and new technologies: research and practice

Join your faculty colleagues from around the world as we convene the 3rd Impact & Sustainable Finance Faculty Consortium on June 26th to 28th at the Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, IL, USA.

This is the third annual convening of faculty who teach impact and sustainable finance courses at the university level. During our two days, we will focus on learning from one another, keeping abreast of the newest developments and research, and collaborating across institutions and continents to elevate and propel forward the field as a whole.
Programming starts the evening of June 26 with a welcome dinner followed by two days of immersive and engaging content that concludes on June 28.

This convening is invitation-only and is restricted to those who teach courses in impact investing and sustainable finance at the university level. Consortium members. If you’d like to suggest faculty members we should consider adding to the list of invited participants, please email us.

Travel & Accommodation Cost Coverage:
Thanks to generous support from the Rockefeller Foundation, we are pleased to once again cover the cost or provide reimbursement for flight and hotel for our faculty attendees. New this year: Once you have registered, please fill out the travel and accommodation form. If you would like to make your own travel arrangements, please contact us directly so we can provide you with the travel and reimbursement policy.

June 26-28, 2019

Please contact the Kellogg Team with any questions


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Time Event Location
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Welcome Dinner & Networking
Koi Restaurant, Davis St, Evanston
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 
Late-Night Bar & Schmoozing
Kellogg Allen Center, 2nd Floor

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Time Event Location
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Coffee & Networking
Kellogg Global Hub, Ground Floor, 1420
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Kellogg Welcome & Overview of the Convening
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Impact Finance: A Year in Review
  • Meeta Kothare, UT Austin, Moderator
  • David Bank, Impact Alpha
  • John Buley, Duke’s Fuqua School of Business
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Insights from the Field: Practitioner Panel
  • Brian Trelstad, HBS, Moderator
  • Hope Mago, HCAP
  • Quyen Tran, Wellington
  • Sue Carter, Yale
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch & Guest Speaker:

Impact Alpha for Education: David Bank
Kellogg Allen Center
1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Informing Instruction Through Cutting-Edge Research
  • Jaap Bos, Maastricht, Moderator
  • Annette Kraus, University of Zurich
  • Sam Hartzmark, University of Chicago
  • Tristan Reed, World Bank
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Catalytic Capital Grant Opportunity Announcement
  • Debra Schwartz, MacArthur Foundation
4:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Discussion & Closing for the Day
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Dinner, Networking & Pinball
Five & Dime Restaurant, Davis St, Evanston
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 
Late-Night Bar & Schmoozing
Kellogg Allen Center, 2nd Floor

Friday, June 28, 2019

Time Event Location
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 
Coffee & Networking
Kellogg Global Hub, Ground Floor, 1420
8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. 
Morning Opening
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. 
Impact Finance Frameworks & Models in the Classroom
  • Dave Chen, Kellogg, Moderator
  • Shawn Cole, HBS
  • Scott Taitel, NYU
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 
9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
Experiential Exercises in Impact Finance
  • John Tobin, Cornell, Moderator
  • Jeroen Derwall, Maastricht
  • Megan Kashner, Kellogg
  • Bhakti Mirchandani, Columbia University
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Cases that Bring Impact Finance to Life
  • Shawn Cole, HBS, Moderator
  • Deborah Burand & Scott Taitel, NYU
  • Rob Zochowski, HBS
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Kellogg Allen Center
1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Quantification, Standards & Technology Jubilee
  • Lloyd Kurtz, Berkeley, Moderator
  • Jeff Hales, SASB
  • Tom Kuh, TruValue Labs
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks & Consortium Follow-Ups
mosaic bar