How Can Corporate Venture Capital Guide Us Towards a More Sustainable and Equitable Future?

  • 15 Jul 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Webinar: Instructions will be emailed to registrants


Registration is closed

Of the estimated $715 billion invested in impact, corporate impact investors manage more than $7.2 billion of this committed capital. Corporations and corporate impact investors are uniquely situated to empower early-stage companies with their capital, game-changing partnership opportunities, and well-established corporate social responsibility initiatives. How are some companies leading these initiatives? Join us as we showcase the leading innovators in Corporate VC and how they are aligning ESG strategies with business priorities to achieve maximum shareholder and stakeholder value.

Join us as we address questions including:

  • How far have we come from the Business Roundtable?

  • What are the characteristics, goals, and initiatives of influential Corporate VC as Impact Investors?

  • Are Corporate VCs focused on a different type of investment than a traditional VC?

  • How do Corporate VCs fit into the impact investing ecosystem?

  • How can Corporations reinforce positive social impact and long-term business value?

  • Any recommendations for best practices for other Corporations or Corporate VCs to follow in your lead?

  • How can social entrepreneurs align themselves with Corporate VCs?

The distinguished speakers for this webinar include:

  • Ryan Macpherson leads impact investing at Autodesk and Autodesk Foundation, investing in startups that use design and engineering to address climate change and the future of work.
  • Claudine Emeott is Senior Director of the Salesforce Ventures Impact Fund, investing in mission-driven enterprise technology companies in education, workforce development, and sustainability, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Ken Gustavsen is Executive Director of Social Business Innovation at Merck, where he manages the company’s impact investing portfolio with the aim of creating a more sustainable and resilient global health ecosystem.
  • Leah Nguyen an Investment Director for the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good, which brings a dual-lens approach to investing in for-profit startups that are leveraging technology to build solutions that drive positive social, health, and/or environmental outcomes.

ICF Members can pre-register at no cost. Non-Members may join for a $15 registration. Membership is available at levels for $25, $50 and $95, learn more.

Login instructions for this Zoom videoconference will be emailed after your registration is completed.

Impact Capital Forum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. New York, N.Y.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software