Conference Agenda

Full programming begins on May 22

Transform will begin with an optional evening event on May 21st at Impact HUB San Francisco. Full programming begins on May 22 and wraps up with a half day on the 24th. Detailed programming with be revealed here by mid March.

We will have a working agenda at the end of March, but highlights will be added here in the meantime.

May / exact date TBA

Keynote: Nora Bateson

Nora Bateson / Location TBA

Nora Bateson is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and educator, as well as President of the International Bateson Institute, based in Sweden. Her work asks the question “How we can improve our perception of the complexity we live within, so we may improve our interaction with the world?”. An international lecturer, researcher and writer, Nora wrote, directed and produced the award-winning documentary, An Ecology of Mind, a portrait of her father, Gregory Bateson.

May / exact date TBA

What does it look like for $110 billion to get serious about impact? Toward a social contract between donor advised funds and society!

Tim Freundlich / Location TBA

There are almost 500,000 individual accounts across the US… capital sitting in $110 billion in donor advised funds (DAFs) meant for the common good, criticized as not doing enough, as a tax advantaged, philanthropic mattress for the rich. Yet the characteristics of DAFs could create the ability to democratize impact at scale – giving and investing, if harnessed and audaciously designed and approached. Hear leaders in the field pull apart the issues and the opportunity for what could be a massive flow of capital to change the world

May / exact date TBA

Regenerative Agriculture Investment: The Risk Barrier

Ethan Soloviev / Location TBA

Deep regenerative agriculture & agroforestry takes a long time to yield returns, conflicting with current capital expectations. Some firms are de-risking with a “blended stack” approach of public, private, and philanthropic capital (Armonia, Cienega). Others are using sub-regenerative agricultural practices or underlying asset strategies (e.g. REITs &emdash; Farmland LP & Iroquois Valley) to achieve scale and rapid investor return. Which of these is more effective? What’s the path forward to rapidly grow the Regen Ag investment community? Ethan Soloviev interviews.

May / exact date TBA

The next generation in CSR Evolution

Nancy Mancilla / Location TBA

The alignment to strong sustainability management systems is vital and therefore, the notion of having a renewable product isn’t enough. Tackling sustainability at all facets of the organization depends on integrated thinking. We will discuss where we’re at, where we’re headed and the realizations we’ve made in the process.

May / exact date TBA

Regenerative Agriculture Investing: Build the Ecosystem

Invite Only / Location TBA

Semi-private gathering for regenerative agriculture investors to talk shop, share strategies, and explore collaborative platforms for deal sourcing, due diligence, and international investments. The event will be a combination of focused networking and facilitated design work on building the ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors, and markets to advance the growth of regenerative agriculture.

May / exact date TBA

Workshop: Trauma and Social Impact

Daisy Ozim / Location TBA

What is trauma and how does it impact social entrepreneurs, investors and our ability to create social impact? This session provides insight into what Trauma is, how we can address trauma effectively in our respective roles within the social impact ecosystem and establish transformation on a large scale.

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Panel: Blockchain for Social Entrepreneurship

Daisy Ozim / Location TBA

Known as the 4th industrial revolution, Blockchain technology is set to revolutionize every industry we could possibly think of. The social enterprise space has taken hold of this technology in order to accelerate change. Learn about the challenges and opportunities blockchain technology holds and how to get involved.