Impact Investing Focus of CofC Lecture and Panel

Impact Investing Focus of CofC Lecture and Panel

Those in search of a smart investment might consider saving the planet. According to one College of Charleston entrepreneur-in-residence, that’s more than just a praiseworthy plan for the years ahead: It may also be the best way to acquire wealth. As founder and chairman of In Place Impact, Stuart Williams is an impact investment expert who predicts that the individuals who innovate solutions for humanity and the planet are likely to have the greatest wealth accumulation over the next 50 years.

Find out more on Sept. 21, 2017, when investors and innovators alike will benefit from the combined expertise of leading impact entrepreneurs. Free and open to the public, “Two Hours of Impact: Making Profit Meet Purpose” takes place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Auditorium (5 Liberty St., located in the School of Business’ Beatty Center). The event represents a partnership between the College of Charleston School of Business and In Place Impact.

Through a lecture and panel session, the afternoon event will feature a presentation by Williams on changing the status quo through impact, as well as a speech on impact in politics by The Honorable James S. Rosebush, founder and CEO of Growth Strategy, Inc. and author of the best-selling book True Reagan. Then, a panel of leading impact-focused professionals will share thoughts on how impact investing can improve communities and economies around the world. The panel includes Bob Caruso (chairman of The SOCAP Group), Darrin Goss, Sr. (president & CEO of the Coastal Community Foundation), Jason Britton (co-founder and CIO of Work Capital) and Sergio Fernández de Córdova (private sector advisor of the SDG Fund for the United Nations).

“Here at the School of Business we strive to provide our students, faculty and the local community with opportunities to learn, grow and innovate,” says Alan Shao, dean of the School of Business. “I am honored to join Stuart and other global leaders in this discussion, which challenges each of us to think critically about the role entrepreneurship can play in solving 21st century problems.”

To register for the afternoon panel and lecture session, go to impactinvestorsball.com. Scroll down the page to the event and select the “Complimentary Ticket” button.