Training Future Generations of Impact Investors: A Discussion with Spring Activator on Catalyzing the Growth of Impact Investing

Kamila Suchomel May 28, 2021

Impact investing is a growing movement, with annual surveys by the Global Impact Investing Network demonstrating that USD $15 billion was invested in impact in 2015 with an increase to USD $715 billion in 2020. With interest in impact investing heightening, it is important to ensure that the emerging leaders of this movement are empowered to fuel the innovation we need to build a regenerative future.

What is the best way to train future generations of impact investors—youth seeking to enter the movement along with those taking the reigns of family offices and foundations? How do you foster equitable and inclusive access to this space so that we invest with future generations instead of for them?

Join Spring Activator in an interactive discussion about these questions and more as we share our best practices and invite budding impact investors to share their experiences with our programming and also what it’s like to implement their learnings in practice.

We will elaborate on our models of training early-stage impact investors as well as engaging youth in hands-on learning opportunities within these models. Event participants will then have the opportunity to join moderated breakout sessions with our speakers who have participated in our models and “in the field.” The speakers will share their personal experiences, elaborating on the wins and challenges along their journeys, and participants will have the opportunity to ask in-depth questions. 

Following the breakout sessions, there will be space for reflection and sharing, resulting in an output of recommendations for those interested in this space. The workshop is ideal for anyone seeking to become an impact investor, individuals in the early stages of impact investing, and organizations seeking to catalyze the next generation of impact investors. 



Meta Themes

  • Equity & Inclusion

  • Impact Investing

  • Stakeholder Economics & Leadership


Youth in Impact Investing, Family Offices & Foundations, Training Impact Investors

Purpose and Desired Outcome

Event attendees will walk away with learnings, insights, and recommendations when it comes to fostering the next generations of impact investors, be they youth or individuals taking the reigns of family offices and foundations. The goal is to share Spring Activator’s best practices and also the experiences of next generations being trained and starting out so that the audience can take away practical implementations.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Academia

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)


  • NameGraham Day
  • TitleInvestment Director
  • OrganizationSpring Activator
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameKeith Ippel
  • TitleCo-founder & CEO
  • OrganizationSpring Activator
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameSteve Petterson
  • TitleExecutive Director
  • OrganizationNational Social Value Fund
  • StatusInvited
  • NameAnna Chan
  • TitleFounder & CEO
  • OrganizationMyMomentum
  • StatusInvited
  • NameJaiya Varshney
  • TitleImpact Investing, Network Intern
  • OrganizationSpring Activator
  • StatusInvited
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