Engage with cross-sector leaders. Debate and deliberate in an open, transparent forum. Watch as partnerships blossom and ideas transform into action. Concordia’s 2021 Annual Summit, taking place both digitally and in-person in September 2021, will convene the top movers and shakers of today’s world—including global C-suite executives, politicians, nonprofit leaders, and entrepreneurs—to spark dialogue, catalyze collaboration, and collectively pave the path toward a more equitable, sustainable future.
SPECTRUM will host three virtual events rooted in collaboration and action. SPECTRUM will host monthly dedicated networking events, special programming and other community engagement to connect in smaller groups.
The largest gathering of investors, entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders come together to accelerate progress against the world’s toughest challenges through market-based solutions.
Regenerative finance is the idea that investing in people and the planet unlocks growth, increases competitiveness, and helps create a regenerative economy. The CFO is critical in accelerating the capital flows to ESG innovation that are today’s imperatives.
Once a month we will host a high-profile, well-known personality on our members platform — The Real Leaders Impact Collaborative — to discuss their winning approach to social impact, and answer questions around how business might formulate effective strategies to solve a social problem.
20 MAY 2021, 9AM PT “Strengthening Markets Through Social Impact.”
LORD MICHAEL HASTINGS
Michael John Hastings, Baron Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE, is the former Global Head of Corporate Citizenship for KPMG International. He was previously the BBC’s Head of Public Affairs and then the first Head of Corporate Responsibility. He is the Chancellor of Regent’s University London, and Professor of Leadership at the Stephen R. Covey Institute, Huntsman Business School, Utah State University.
23 JUNE 2021, 9AM PT
“The Trillion Dollar Market Opportunities at the Bottom of the Pyramid.”
Globally known as Mr Toilet (He created UN World Toilet Day) Jack is a serial entrepreneur. He created 16 “traditional” businesses, and then turned serial social entrepreneur and created eight social impact businesses. He retired at age 40 to devote himself full-time to changing the world for the better. He has built a “World Trade Center” for the poor in Singapore, that aims to unlock the economic potential of billions of people worldwide.
28 JULY 2021, 9AM PT
“Why Good For the Environment Is Good For Business.”
DR. JANE GOODALL
Through 60 years of groundbreaking work, Dr. Goodall has shown us the urgent need to protect chimpanzees from extinction. She has also redefined species conservation to include the needs of local people and the environment. Today she travels the world, speaking about the threats facing animals and environmental crises, urging us to take action on behalf of all living things and the planet we share.
25 AUGUST 2021, 9AM PT “Mastering the New Marketing Mindset For Tomorrow’s Consumers.”
The Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of Mastercard has ideas on the future of marketing that will do to our view what Copernicus did to our view of the world — it will change it forever. Raja will bring these lessons to life with examples of the strategies he led at Mastercard (that have been taught at Harvard Business School) and other examples from brands such as Aston Martin, Unilever, Marriott, and Nike.
22 SEPTEMBER 2021, 9AM PT
“The Power of Diversity and Inclusion in Building a Brand.”
DR. NANCY O’REILLY
International philanthropist, skilled horsewoman, and trailblazer for women’s empowerment, Nancy D. O’Reilly, PsyD, believes women who define themselves and others as leaders will hasten their advance to equality. In 2020, the National Women’s History Museum awarded her a Women Making History Award. She was a nationally certified crisis team leader in New York City after 9/11.