Past Event Highlights

Networking – Smart Speed Networking (November 18, 2014)

An evening of speed networking, focused on CSR, International Development, Social Enterprise and Non-Profits.

Participating organizations: City Meals on Wheels, National Urban League, Sustainability at Con Ed, Flocabulary, Courseworld and CoFeed

Outcome: Attendees were able to speak with industry experts and leaders in their area of interest and expertise

Panel & Networking – Collaboration for Community Resilience (November 17, 2014)

Panel and Networking discussion around the ways community and economic development could lead to improved responses in time of emergency or crisis.

Panelists: Salvation Army, Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities, Gradient Health and the Red Cross

Outcome: Informative and engaging discussion on the topic

Panel – Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Impact Investing (October 28, 2014)

Moderated by Amy Cortese (author of Locavesting) discussed focused on different ways young professionals can invest their money to make a difference in their portfolio and the world.

Participating Organizations: Domini Social Investments, Slow Money NYC, Return on Change and First Affirmative Financial Network

Outcome: Attendees and panelists were chatting past 10 pm and left feeling inspired

Panel & Workshop – In Depth – Consulting with Impact (September 8, 2014)

Attendees explored consulting career paths and developments within impact fields

Panelists: Arabella Advisors, NYU Stern, Google Education, Bridgespan and CCS.

Outcome: An engaging panel and Q&A followed by 1:1 career advice and resume reviews from OnRamps and 20 minute sessions with the panelists

Panel & Networking – Can Business Really Do Good? (June 17, 2014)

This discussion moderated by Umair Haque focused on the challenges and complexities of building a business on a platform of social good.

Panelists: Zady, Warby Parker, Eileen Fisher and BCorp (The reception was sponsored by Grayston Bakery, Sweetriot and Coolhaus)

Outcome: Attendees had a great discussion on the  meaning of ‘Social Innovation’, ‘Sustainability’ and Other Buzzwords”

Small Dinner Discussion – Rockefeller Foundation (March 29, 2014)

An intimate dinner with a Program Advisor in the impact investing division

Participating Organization: Rockefeller Foundation

Outcome: Attendees engaged in deep conversation around careers in impact investing and the different paths one could take to get there