Impact investing is widely considered to be the most viable solution to bridge the current $2.5 trillion annual financing gap for the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations.
Corporations, due to their vast resources and networks, remain an under-tapped resource in impact investing, but the continued adoption of a stakeholder model and conscious capitalism are mobilizing corporate leaders to explore how they can invest in impact to align societal and financial value.
From early-stage equity funds to community development loan pools, corporations are beginning to place a significant bet on impact investing to help address pressing social issues such as poverty, education, and racial equity.
Fireside Chat Format
Christina Rossini, Chair, Conscious Capitalism Dallas, and Kyle Lukianuk sit down "virtually" in an interactive and engaging fireside chat. Key discussion topics include:
Kyle Lukianuk is the Managing Director of Impact Investing at UpMetrics, a leading impact measurement & data analytics software company. Kyle is a social impact professional with love for innovation and a passion for the power of business to address world-scale challenges. He is also a co-founder of Good Returns - an impact firm that has helped individuals, foundations, and companies design and implement unique impact investing projects. In 2020, the Stanford Social Innovation Review profiled one of Good Returns' programs - The Cycle - which partnered with ORIX Corporation USA to provide interest-free, fully guaranteed loans to community-focused social enterprises.
He was selected as one of the "New Leaders in Social Enterprise" by the Social Enterprise Alliance in 2015. In 2017 he was one of 24 individuals selected to participate in the University of Pennsylvania's Global Social Impact House. In 2018, he received the "Global Game-changer under 30" award from the Dallas Global Chamber. He was also an international fellow in REALITY Impact, an international fellowship program produced by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation.