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POSTPONED: Make Plans to Attend Global Impact Investing Conference at UST

Leading authority on impact investing and managing director of impact investing for Catholic Relief Services, Beth Collins, is the keynote speaker at University of St. Thomas’ Impact Investing 2020 conference “The Future is In Your Hearts and Hands” on its campus on Friday, March 27 at 11:30 a.m.

 Beth Collins, Leading Authority

A leading global humanitarian and development agency, CRS reaches over 130 million people across more than 110 countries. Collins has structured and led CRS’ impact investing and innovative finance activities since their inception in 2015. She oversees CRS’ impact investing strategy and serves as Chair of Azure Source Capital, LLC, a financing vehicle developed by CRS to expand communities’ access to water services in Latin America. She also leads CRS’ advocacy efforts on impact investing and social enterprise, having produced two Vatican Impact Investing Conferences. Collins holds a BA in International Studies from Miami University and an MBA in Finance from NYU.

An Afternoon of Dialogue and Actionable Solutions

This mini conference that connects leaders and experts promises a wealth of information on impact investing. This 2nd annual event, presented in partnership with the Catholic Relief Services, Texas Impact Alliance, Southern Impact Investing Alliance, Solution Focused Social Impact Agency, and Impact Hub - Houston, aims to showcase how impact investing models can address global challenges and be a part of actionable solutions to some of the most pressing problems of our time.

Building on last year's momentum, the conference will focus on two discussion tracks: Climate Change and Faith Based Investing. This afternoon of engaging discussions will explore how natural and technological approaches to climate change along with an exploration of how faith and investing intersect. The speakers will share experiences of impact investing, debate the key opportunities and challenges that they face, and discuss the impact investing infrastructure and its scalability.

“This conference is a continuation of our efforts to promote awareness of impact investing in our community and to spark conversations that will contribute to the effectiveness of impact investing,” Chief Innovation Officer Beena George said. “With our commitment to the ethical and intellectual traditions of Catholic higher education, the University of St. Thomas a perfect location for this discussion. I am excited to offer this excellent learning opportunity to our students.”

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To learn more and register for the conference visit: www.stthom.edu/ImpactInvestingConference.