The Social IMPACT SUMMIT

APRIL 8TH, 2022 - THE HARPER CENTER, CHICAGO

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO'S PREMIER EVENT ON THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN INDUSTRY AND IMPACT

2022 theme:

How can business support local community health, wealth, and wellbeing?

As communities face systemic challenges or sudden disasters, businesses are expected to take an active role in the rehabilitation and wellbeing. This year the Social Impact Summit wants to dissect the impact of businesses on their local communities and what social impact initiatives they can employ for the health, wealth, and wellbeing of the communities they reside in and influence.

2022 LineUp & Schedule


Session Details


Applying Design Thinking to Community Impact Investing

2:15 PM CT, Room 219

About: This is a workshop that introduces participants to a novel approach to community-focused impact investing. Mambu Sherman, VP of Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase & Co. will show participants how to apply design thinking concepts to the practice of Impact Investing for improved community outcomes.

Featuring:

  • Mambu Sherman, Vice President of Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Booth in Social Impact Consulting

2:15 PM CT, Room C02

Featuring:

  • Alex Salgado, Consultant at BCG
  • Rohail Premjee, Consultant at Accenture Public Service
  • Rob Hansen, Senior Strategist at LaPlaca Cohen

The Corporation's Role in Food Security

1:15 PM CT, Room 219

About: This is a panel of different organizations that in their own particular ways, and through cooperation, play a crucial role within their communities and beyond regarding food security. This role is exercised whether through education, mentorship, market access, or promotion.

Featuring:

  • Suzanne Mathis-Alig, Senior Director Sustainability, Head Impact Investing at Mondelez
  • Shana Hayes, Senior Vice President of Corporate Philanthropy at Northern Trust
  • Megan Bodo, Director of Data and Digital Products at Nuup

Increasing Access to Capital for Underrepresented Small Business Owners

1:15 PM CT, Room C02

About: This session will review the importance, challenges, and opportunities presented by increasing access to capital for underrepresented small business owners. Both panelists Colleen Tunney-Ryan, CMO at First Women’s Bank and Niamh Kristufek, Head of US Banking at BMO have first hand experience in creating, managing, marketing, and advocating for underrepresented small business owners, the backbone of a healthy community.

Featuring:

  • Niamh Kristufek, Head of US Banking at BMO Harris

Influential Chicagoans On Civic Engagement

3:15 PM CT, Room C02

Featuring:

  • Jamahl Cole, Founder of My Hood, My Block, My City

Investing for Racial Equity

3:15 PM CT, Room 219

Featuring:

  • Stephanie Kater, Partner at The Bridgespan Group

Private Sector Impacts on Community Health

1:15 PM CT, Room C25

About: This is a panel of different private sector organizations that support community health in various ways, whether it be through increased accessibility, philanthropic commitments, or policy/advocacy efforts.

Featuring:

  • James Lott, Founder of Scripted
  • Dominic Sawaya, Manager of Health Public Policy and Advocacy at Association Management Center
  • Jessica Zar, Associate Director, Corporate Responsibility and Global Philanthropy, AbbVie

The Intersection between Impact Investing, ESG, and CSR

3:15 PM CT, Room C25

Featuring:

  • John Oxtoby, Lecturer at The Harris School
  • Kimberly Evans, Executive Vice President at Northern Trust
  • Will Gossin-Wilson, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth; Lecturer Harris School
  • Gabriel Presler, Global Head of Enterprise Sustainability at Morningstar

Serving Chicago at the Obama Foundation

2:15 PM CT, Room C25

Featuring:

  • Rachel Reynolds, Director of Operations at The Obama Foundation


About the Social Impact Summit

In 2017, Booth launched its inaugural Social Impact Summit with tremendous success. The conference continues to be the premier event for discussing the confluence of industry and social impact for the next generation of leaders emerging from the University of Chicago. Our speakers represent a wide range of industries from financial services to government entities from all across the sectors. Past speakers include leadership from the NRDC, Pepsico, Johnson Controls, The Nature Conservatory, Procter & Gamble, and several other leaders in social impact. The 2022 Summit promises to be more exciting than the past events as we return to our in-person sessions and seek to extend our partnerships.

The Social Impact Summit, conceived and organized by Booth students and supported by the school administration, brings together the business professionals and researchers from social impact for an open conversation about the challenges, trends and opportunities in the developing countries. This interdisciplinary conference facilitates interactions on a common theme between all of the graduate studies at the University of Chicago and promotes unique learning and networking opportunities for both students and speakers.

REGISTER FOR THE 2022 SUMMIT

Tickets

  • $10 for General Public
  • Free for Chicago Booth Net Impact Members