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Impact Investing Forum 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Ford Alumni Center
1720 East 13th Eugene, OR

Money Can Be the Root of All Good

Idealistic Investing or True Triple Returns?

The University of Oregon Graduate Net Impact Chapter is bringing broader awareness about impact investing to the Northwest by hosting six leaders in the field. 


  • 3:45 p.m. - Doors open
  • 4:00 p.m. - Opening Remarks
  • 4:15-5:15 p.m. - Panel 1
    • ​Esther Park, CEO,  Cienega Capital
    • Joel Solomon, Founding Partner, Renewal Funds
    • Moderator: Sarah Brinker, President, UO Net Impact Graduate Chapter
  • 5:30-6:45 p.m. - Panel 2
    • Betsy Moszeter, COO, Green Alpha Advisors (UO alumna)
    • ​Brad Harrison, Managing Director, Tiedemann
    • ​Jake Raden, Impact Portfolio Manager, Swell Investing
    • John Hershey, Director of Alternative Investments, Oregon State Treasury
    • Moderator: Saurabh Lall, Professor, UO Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management
  • 6:45-8:00 p.m. - Networking mixer with complimentary hors d'ouevres and beverages, cash bar

($100 gift certificate raffle for attending guests)

More Information

Impact investing is about how investments and financial management can make a difference to drive social good and help protect the environment. Through impact investing, the success of investment is measured based on social and environmental performance as well as financial health. Currently, the field of impact investing is growing rapidly and has more than $228 billion in assets. By gathering together leaders in impact investing, we seek to inspire learning, relationship-building, and action for guests.

Net Impact is a national organization composed of student and professional chapters who use their expertise and passion to make a difference in the world.

The Oregon MBA specialization in advanced strategy and leadership brings together, in a cross-disciplinary way, the business domains of finance, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and sports business into a holistic framework. Advanced strategy and leadership concepts and strategies resonate best with the c-suite and the boardroom, grooming the next generation of effective CEOs.


  • Greg Houser, Partner CFA (retired), Confluence Wealth Management
  • Lundquist College of Business, Mohr Career Services and the Oregon MBA advanced strategy and leadership specialization
  • WAYB
  • Tiedemann Advisors
  • Wheyward Spirit

Additional Support

  • UO Center for Sustainable Business Practices
  • ​UO Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis
  • Michael Crooke, Cofounder and Chairman of WAYB and former CEO of Patagonia
  • ​Scott Kerslake, CEO of Nixon and founder of Athleta

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