Future of Impact Investing

February 3, 2021 | Online Panel & Networking

What is impact investing and why is there so much buzz around it?

Does impact investing actually create a positive impact? Aside from financial returns, what are the ways that investors can make a difference in the world through finances, business ventures, and projects?

Join us to learn about the different types of impact investing (e.g., blended and patient capital, strategic business integration, new market entry, or corporate and nonprofit philanthropy). With experts in the field, we’ll explore how investment markets can provide capital to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

During this discussion we will cover:

  • How you define impact investing and the parameters on what investments will make a positive impact
  • What types of impact investing are available to organizations and individuals
  • Ways that people are innovating in the field of impact investing
  • What are the standards and measurements use to ensure an investment is making the greatest impact
  • How investors best measure environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) standards
  • How impact investing relates to movements for greater equality and equity in our economic systems

This conversation will also focus on the important questions from advocates for social and racial justice about impact investing. Join this conversation to hear about the best practices for more inclusive and transformational investing, and if there are opportunities to redesign our economic investing systems to be anti-racist.

All Be Social Change panels include a short networking opportunity at the beginning of the event in order to strengthen the inspiration, connections, and collaborations among people who are leading change.

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Eric A. Glass, CFA
Eric A. Glass, CFA

Portfolio Manager—Fixed Income Impact Strategies


Eric Glass is a Portfolio Manager and a member of the Municipal Investment Policy Group, as well as the lead on the Municipal Impact Investment Policy Group. He is also a member of AB’s firmwide Responsible Investment Steering Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Working Group. After joining the firm in 2000, Glass served as a research analyst and trader on the Municipal team. Before that, he was on the municipal research team at Moody’s Investors Service.

Prior to his career in capital markets, Glass spent several years working at, and managing, a transitional homeless shelter in Essex County, New Jersey.

He holds a BS in business administration from the University of Richmond and an MA in public administration from Columbia University. Glass is a CFA charter holder. Location: New York

Marcos Salazar - Moderator
Marcos Salazar - Moderator

CEO & Co-Founder, Be Social Change


Marcos Salazar (@marcossalazar) is a serial social entrepreneur, career coach, speaker, and community-builder. Marcos has worked in research and leadership development at the American Psychological Association, Girl Scouts, and the White House Project (promoting women to run for office). He is also the founder of two t-shirt companies, a number of social impact blogs, and the author of two books.

Through Be Social Change, Marcos taps into his entrepreneur’s creativity and social good inspiration to help people find and do meaningful work and lead more sustainable lifestyles. Marcos earned a degree from Amherst College and a Masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University. You can learn more about him at www.marcossalazar.com.

Event Schedule

February 3rd, 2021

5:55 pm

Sign on to the event and introduce yourself in the chat


6:00 pm

Introduction to the panel 

6:15 pm

Facilitated networking activity to meet fellow attendees


6:25 pm

Panel conversation begins 

7:05 pm

Q & A

7:30 pm

Event concludes

The online event will be recorded. 

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