The INSEAD-Wharton Alliance is hosting an academic conference “Impact 2020” on themes related to impact investing and social impact, and hybrids on March 11 and 12 2020 on INSEAD’s Asia Campus, Singapore. There is increasing academic and practitioner interest in best practices for investment and execution of impact, whether it be better ways to screen, fund, contract, measure performance, execute, or run organizations and initiatives that incorporate objectives with broader societal benefit. The Impact 2020 conference will bring academics together from INSEAD, Wharton, and institutions around the world, with interests in impact investing and social impact, to further our understanding on these important themes.
The conference will follow a typical day-and-a-half program starting lunchime March 11, and will consist of several research presentations by Andre Calmon, Jody Grewal, Witold Hensisz, David Musto, Karl Lins, Jasjit Sigh and Tyler Wry. The conference program also includes two industry/expert panels, and a presentation by the Chair of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, Jeffrey Hales. The Impact 2020 conference is funded by the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business & Society at INSEAD and the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance.
11 March 2020
Ronald O. Perelman Professor in Finance, University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor (Accounting), University of Toronto
Presentation by Chair, SASB
Charles T. Zlatkovich Centennial Professor of Accounting, University of Texas
Panel on Impact Investing
12 March 2020
Professor of Finance, University of Utah
Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations Management
Associate Professor of Management, Wharton University
Deloitte & Touche Professor of Management in Honor of Russell E. Palmer, former Managing Partner
Professor of Strategy
Panel on Measurement of Impact
INSEAD Asia Campus, 1 Ayer Rajah Avenue, 138676 Singapore
INSEAD Asia Campus is situated at the corner of the Ayer Rajah Avenue and North Buona Vista Road in the Knowledge Hub district of Singapore. The school’s convenient location is 15 minutes from the financial district and 30 minutes from Changi Airport.
Registration to the conference
By invitation only
The conference will be held in the Amphitheatre Roskothen (North Foyer), INSEAD Asia Campus.
Meals during the conference
Two lunches, two dinners and coffee breaks will be organised in the context of the conference at INSEAD Asia Campus or at a local restaurant.
The dress code for the conference is business casual.
Travel and accommodation
Below is a suggestion of local hotels – please contact them directly to make your hotel booking:
- Hotel Park Avenue Rochester
about 10 minutes walking distance from INSEAD Campus
- Hotel Royal Plaza on Scotts
Distance between hotel to INSEAD Campus is estimated at 8km/15mins drive.
- Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore by Sangri-La
About 12 minutes by taxi from INSEAD