The Net Impact NYC Summit is a one-day conference featuring industry experts and thought leaders on subjects pertaining to professional growth and important trends and progress in the social impact space. It brings together cross-sector professionals who are looking to leverage their skills for social good, network with like-minded individuals and take their careers to the next level.​



From industry experts in impact investing, CSR, environmental action, conscious consumerism, career development, and more


Saturday, April 18 2020

Fordham University - Lincoln Center Campus 

Early Bird (ends Saturday, March 15) – $65 

General – $85

Please Note: Ticket prices, provided above, do not include Eventbrite fees.

Your ticket includes:

  • Access to industry experts

  • Workshops / panels on career development, social impact, etc.

  • Networking with likeminded peers

  • Continental breakfast & lunch


Thanks to our partner at Fordham University – Gabelli School of Business, the Net Impact Graduate Chapter.


2020 Lineup Coming Soon!


9:00 AM





Registration, breakfast, and meet-and-greet activities 



Keynote speech

Angela Harrell, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Officer, Voya Financial & President, Voya Foundation

Financial Inclusion: The key to unlocking economic mobility

11:15 am

Greater access to financial services is one of the key enablers of economic development. Financial services which reduce poverty and boost prosperity are a target for not one, but several of the U.N. 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. This panel will bring together a unique network of experts who will share their experiences and perspective on current and future trends and challenges in supporting and providing financially inclusive services.


Roy Paul, Cents Ability

Lara Storm, BRAC USA

The Future of Impact Investing: the tradeoffs in adding a double bottom line

1:15 pm

What are the industry’s standards for measuring impact outside of monetary gains/losses? What metrics are most common and how much are companies paying attention to guidelines for “sustainable” investing? Does including social and environmental measurements enhance investment performance or compromise it? Engage with us in this discussion about the trade-offs and the future of impact investing.

Tara Kenney, Boston Common Asset Management

Cyrus Kharas, Arabella Advisors

Richard Murray, AllianceBernstein

The Path Towards a More Just Justice System

2:30 pm

Nearly half of all people living in the United States have experienced incarceration in their family. This dialogue will center around the work being done to reduce unnecessary incarceration, the efforts to provide support for previously incarcerated individuals as they re-enter society, and advocacy initiatives for humane, evidence-based policies in the justice system. All of which is critical for reform. Join us for this important discussion with panelists who are leading New York City in reforming the system.

Michael Pope, Youth Represent

Ebony Underwood, We Got Us Now

Johnny Perez, National Religious Campaign Against Torture

Tyler Nims, Independent Commission on NYC Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform

Miriam Popper, New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice

Angelo Pinto, Justice League NYC

Harnessing the Power of the Data Revolution for Social Impact

3:30 pm

The abundance of data created by our mobile phones, sensors, and new software has the potential to transform almost every sector once it is mined, analyzed, and utilized in organizational decision-making. Are local governments, nonprofits, and private sector actors harnessing the power of advanced data science techniques to improve the world or is there a gap in the work being done to leverage data for social impact? Join us for this panel to explore these questions and more.


Fryda Guedes, New York Civic Engagement Table

Noel Hidalgo, BetaNYC

Roger Haas, SparkBeyond

Alex Jaimes, Dataminr

Sunrise Movement: Stories from the Frontlines of Climate Action

4:30 pm

The Sunrise Movement, a movement of young people uniting to stop the climate crisis, has been at the forefront of advocating for political action on climate change. We will be joined by a speaker who will share stories about organizing on a grassroots level in order to make an environmental impact on the national and international scale.

Xaver Kandler, Sunrise Movement Volunteer


Career Transitions: Shifting to an Impactful Career

4:45 pm

Are you thinking about transitioning to a social impact career and don’t know where to start? Our panel of speakers have made that transition and will share their experiences, lessons learned and tactical advice.


Mai Irie,

Jason Keramida, charity:water

Kelsey Overby, NationSwell

Happy Hour


Come one, come all

Note: Programming is subject to change. 

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