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Posted October 11, 2017.
The Jewish Impact Investing Summit is designed to introduce lay and professional leaders in the Jewish community to the global responsible/impact investing movement. Attend this Summit if you are interested in tikkun olam, social justice, the environment, next gen engagement, connection to Israel, Jewish continuity, Israel advocacy/BDS, interfaith collaboration, and/or Jewish education. No investment expertise required.
8:30-9:00 Registration & Breakfast
9:00-9:30 Introductory Remarks: Dr. Stephen Freedman (Fordham), Beth Mann (JFNA), Janice Weinman (Hadassah), Julie Hammerman (JLens)
9:30-10:30 Rabbinic Insights on Investment and Business as a Force for Good: Rabbi Yitz Greenberg, Rabbi Julie Schonfeld (Rabbinical Assembly), Rabbi Aaron Panken (HUC-JIR), Rabbi Jacob Siegel (JLens), Rabbi Joshua Ratner (JLens)
10:30-11:30 Introduction to the Impact Investing Movement: Fran Seegull (Ford Foundation), Jonathan Greenblatt (ADL), Sir Ronald Cohen (Global Impact Investing Steering Group)
11:30-12:30 Jewish Institutions Leading the Way: Michael Lustig (UJA Federation NY), Jeremy Pearl (JCF San Diego), Charlene Seidle (Leichtag Foundation), Daniel Bader (Bader Philanthropies), Jerry Rubin (Jewish Vocational Service)
Afternoon Sessions: Values-Based Investing and Next Generation Jewish Engagement, The Growing Impact Investing Ecosystem in Israel, The Shift from Avoidance/Divestment to Active Ownership/Engagement, BDS in the Responsible Investing Field, Investing with Jewish Social & Environmental Values, Interfaith Collaboration Opportunities, Impact Investing in Peacebuilding
Afternoon Speakers (list still in formation): Yaron Neudorfer (Social Finance Israel), Cecile Blilious (Impact First), Avi Deutsch (LAVAN), Allan Barkat (Dualis), Scott Shay (Elah), Ethan Felson (Israel Action Network), Anne Herzberg (NGO Monitor), Itai Nixon (Israel Ministry of Strategic Affairs), Laura Campos (Nathan Cummings Foundation), Simone Friedman (EJF Philanthropies), Patricia Dinneen (Catholic Impact Investing Collaborative), Stone Conroy (Alliance for Peacebuilding), Ophir Bruck (United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing), Joel Braunold (Alliance for Middle East Peace), Nigel Savage (Hazon), Rev. Fletcher Harper (GreenFaith), Momo Mahadav (Maala)
5:00-6:00 Cocktail Reception
All food (breakfast, lunch, cocktail reception) will be kosher vegetarian. Please bring photo ID. JLens reserves the right to deny admission. Tickets are nonrefundable, but transferrable with permission.
The Schusterman Family Foundation is pleased to be a partner for JLens' Jewish Impact Investing Summit. Use the code schusterman to receieve a discount off the admission fee. Small nonprofits and students, please contact [email protected] for the reduced admission fee code.
About JLens: JLens is a network of institutions and individuals exploring a Jewish lens on investing. Since 2012 JLens has served as the bridge between the Jewish community and the responsible/impact investing field.
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