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Monday, September 25 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Investing in Impact

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Philanthropic funding has evolved substantially into impact-driven investment as foundations and private donors strategically evaluate project goals and metrics. Here is a frank conversation with funders about their priorities as they consider projects for support.

Facilitator
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Lynn Hirshfield

Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Participant Media
Lynn Hirshfield is Participant Media’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances. She joined Participant Media in September 2005 and is responsible for leading the development of strategic partnerships and integrating these partners into social action and advocacy campaigns and across all of the... Read More →

Speakers
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Fred Nelson

Founder and Executive Director, Maliasili Initiatives
Fred Nelson is the Founder and Executive Director of Maliasili Initiatives, an organization that works with leading African conservation organizations to help them become more effective and impactful organizations. He has worked on natural resource management and sustainable development in East Africa since 1998, with eleven years spent living and working on the ground in Tanzania... Read More →
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Jeffrey Parrish

Vice President of Conservation, Wildlife Conservation Network
Jefe (Jeffrey Parrish) is the Vice President for Conservation at the Wildlife Conservation Network, where he is responsible for supporting, growing and strengthening a network of the most innovative conservation heroes saving wildlife around the world.  He has a particular focus on identifying the most urgent and innovative projects that can reverse the elephant crisis, and raising the funding and political will to ensure we will always live in a world with vibrant elephant populations. Prior to joining WCN, Jefe was a Managing Director at the World Wildlife Fund where he launched initiatives to engage the travel industry in conservation and developed new cutting edge concepts for game-changing funders such as Google and Leonardo... Read More →
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Brooke Runnette

Executive Vice President & Chief Program Officer, National Geographic Society
Brooke Runnette leads the National Geographic Society's impact agenda to empower world-changing science, exploration, and education; captivate and inspire global citizens; and advance solutions to sustain our planet for generations to come. | | In this capacity, she is responsible for all grantmaking across this global nonprofit in the areas of science, exploration, storytelling, and education, as well as the Society's signature programs, including National... Read More →
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Claudia Sobrevila

Senior Environmental Specialist, World Bank
Claudia Sobrevila is a Senior Environmental Specialist at the World Bank that she joined in 1992.  She has dedicated her career to protecting the environment especially national parks, biodiversity and endangered species and supporting indigenous peoples’ cause.  Her work at the World Bank, The Nature Conservancy and Conservation International over the past 29 years has taken her to remote areas in more than 30 countries in the world where she has conducted field work, organized workshops and advised governments, NGOs and grass root organizations, on projects funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) that support biodiversity... Read More →


Monday September 25, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Explorers Room Jackson Lake Lodge