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Demystifying institutional readiness for first time fund managers & how allocators can do better

Diane Henry July 13, 2022

LP’s and asset allocators are arguably one of the least discussed yet most influential roles in Impact Investment. Access to values aligned capital is a persisting pain point for social innovators and, relatedly impact GP’s struggle to close LP dollars for impact funds. Investible impact opportunities abound but capital access remains opaque and biased toward larger funds and closed, small networks, which obstructs innovation and impact progress. This candid fireside chat will discuss some bold and practical ways to move forward.


Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)

Meta Themes

  • Power and Capital

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion

  • Reimagine Systems


Purpose and Desired Outcome

The purpose of the session will be to spark greater recognition of the impact potential of more equitable access to innovative, impact forward capital. And to advise those behind the scenes in capital allocation on how to play a role in challenging the structural obstacles to creating a more level playing field for emerging diverse fund managers.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Asset Managers


  • NameDiane Henry
  • TitleHead Of Impact Investment Funds
  • OrganizationMass Mutual
  • StatusInvited
  • NameLiz Roberts
  • TitleHead Of Impact Investment
  • OrganizationMass Mutual
  • StatusConfirmed
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