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The GIE Summit will be a participant-driven, outcome-oriented gathering that will serve as a springboard for action and collaboration going forward. Advance research is being conducted to provide delegates with briefings on opportunities presented by for-benefit and cross-sector strategies. A team of expert facilitators and rapporteurs, innovative session designs, and interactive technology will support delegates in deepening their engagement in the impact economy and finding new opportunities for collaborative action.

Monday, June 22

12:30 – 1:30 [@ Observation Post]



1:30 - 2:30

Welcome and Framing

  • Craig Middleton, Executive Director, Presidio Trust

  • Lenny Mendonca, Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company; Co-Chair, California Forward

  • Jim Mayer, President and CEO, California Forward

  • David Smith, Managing Director, Presidio Institute

  • Heerad Sabeti, Convening Trustee, Fourth Sector Networks


2:30 - 4:00

Panel 1: Advancing For-Benefit Solutions – Leaders across Summit tracks discuss how they expect to leverage for-benefit enterprise and impact investment to bring new solutions to critical challenges in each of their domains. Delegates engage in small table discussions to brainstorm solutions.


Moderated by:

  • Kim Meredith, Executive Director, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society



  • Philip Auerswald, Senior Advisor, The Kauffman Foundation

  • Matthew Bogoshian, Senior Policy Counsel, US Environmental Protection Agency

  • Jim Fruchterman, CEO & Founder, Benetech

  • Dr. Martin Hickey, CEO of New Mexico Health Connections; Chair, National Alliance of State Health CO-OPs

  • Timothy Jones, Presidential Innovation Fellow, U.S. Department of Energy

  • Peter Luchetti, Managing Partner, Table Rock Capital

  • John Moon, District Manager, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

  • Dr. Benjamin Sachs, Senior Lecturer Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Senior Director, Strategy Implemented; Former SVP and Dean, School of Medicine, Tulane University

  • Radhika Shah, Co-founder and Chapter Leader, Ashoka Silicon Valley


4:00 – 4:15



4:15 – 5:30

Panel 2: Fourth Sector Innovations – Public officials and private sector leaders discuss innovative for-benefit solutions and efforts to develop a supportive ecosystem for these enterprises.


Moderated by:

  • Dr. Laura Tyson, Director, Institute for Business & Social Impact, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business; former Chair, U.S. President's Council of Economic Advisers



  • Gary Glickman, Managing Director, Pay for Success Initiatives, Accenture

  • Paula Goldman, Senior Director, Global Lead for Impact Investing, Omidyar Network

  • Kish Rajan, President, Southern California Leadership Council; former Director, California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development

  • Mayor Ashley Swearengin, City of Fresno


5:30 – 6:00

Action Lab Preparation

  • Rob Evans, Managing Partner, Imaginal Labs


6:00 – 8:00

Reception and Dinner

Tuesday, June 23

8:30 - 9:30 [@ The Log Cabin]

Breakfast Plenary


9:30 - 9:45



9:45 - 4:45 [@ Fort Scott Campus]

Action Labs (working lunch) –

Eight concurrent interactive, deep-dive tracks focused on identifying key challenges, high priority needs, and opportunities for action and collaboration.



Individual track agendas will be provided by the track committees. See the following descriptions for information on the scope of each track:

  1. Academic Medical Centers and Health Systems

  2. Health Insurance

  3. Applied Clean Energy

  4. Workforce/Skills Development

  5. Infrastructure

  6. Place-Based Economic Development

  7. Impact Investment

  8. Mapping and Data


4:45 - 5:00



5:00 - 6:15 [@ The Log Cabin]

Closing Plenary: Collaboration Workshop - Interactive session where delegates have an opportunity to weave together and build on the ideas initiated in the Action Labs and propose initiatives to each other, find potential collaborators and supporters, and spend time in groups to refine and develop their proposals into commitments to action. 


NOTE: The Summit adjourns for everyone except the tracks that have additional programming, as indicated below and on Wednesday, June 24.





6:30 - 8:00

Impact Investment track meeting - Reflections on the day and discussion of opportunities and next steps. Dinner will be served.

Wednesday, June 24

The following tracks will have additional programming on this day:

  • Health Insurance

  • Place-Based Economic Development

  • Mapping and Data


8:30 - varies [@ Fort Scott Campus]

Action Labs - Each track is organizing their own agenda, and ending times will vary by track. Breakfast will be provided and lunch will be provided for those staying past noon.

  • Place-Based Economic Development ends at 12:00

  • Health Insurance ends at 3:00 (lunch will be provided)

  • Mapping and Data - ends at 12:00. (NOTE: This session is open to any delegates from other tracks who want to participate. To sign up, please send an email.)


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