In times of crisis it is more important than ever to understand the experience of the most vulnerable. But in-person research has been suspended due to COVID-19 and online surveys leave out 3.5 billion people who do not have access to internet. Global funders and sector leaders, spanning multiple sectors and countries, pivoted quickly to […]
Melding fast moving philanthropy and investment from a range of actors, with an emphasis on partnerships, is the name of the game in this critical time. Leaders from the impact investing field will explore how to catalyze investments into health related ventures in response to the Pandemic. Presenters will outline how to create platforms of investments and networks of investors.
Since its founding in March, Stop the Spread has played a catalytic role in corporate America’s response to fighting the COVID-19 crisis. To date, Stop the Spread has connected more than 85 partners to spur the manufacture of PPE, ventilators, and research in testing and diagnostics, supplying more than 40,000 ventilators and manufactured more than 20 million units of personal protective equipment. Christian Peele, Director of Stop the Spread will present.
Cavendish Impact Foundation has been leaning into sourcing and investing in health responses to the COVID-19 crisis, while building a community of impact investors to create scale and collaborative funding. Cavendish Impact Foundation (CIF) aggregates philanthropic capital to invest in life-science and healthcare companies focused on addressing areas of high unmet medical need. Through their Catalytic Impact Solutions Fund on the Impact Assets platform, CIF makes catalytic impact investments to help accelerate this innovation. Since the outbreak of COVID 19, CIF has focused on companies developing technologies for testing, treatments, and vaccines for COVID 19, as well as those that support remote patient monitoring and tele-health, to help address the overwhelming healthcare needs created by this pandemic. Rachel Butler, President and Board Co-Chair will present.
Meanwhile, ImpactAssets as a $1.1B donor advised fund has been providing a platform to address the current COVID health landscape, communities hit hardest by the pandemic and innovative methods to channel catalytic capital to meet the most urgent needs. ImpactAssets partners with Stop the Spread and Cavendish Impact Foundation. Margret Trilli, CEO and Chief Investment Officer will present.
And Sheri Sobrato, Co-founder of Resonance Philanthropies (invited), will lend her POV as an avid impact investor and donor advised funder supporting a range of sectors.
Christian Peele, Director, Stop the Spread | https://www.linkedin.com/in/christian-b-peele/
Rachel Butler, President & Board Co-Chair, Cavendish Impact Foundation | https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-butler-9a361b1b/
Margret Trilli, CEO & Chief Investment Officer, ImpactAssets | https://www.linkedin.com/in/margrettrilli/
Sheri Sobrato, Co-founder, Resonance Philanthropies | https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherisobrato