Copenhagen Impact Investing Days

Monday, September 23, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (All day)

The Copenhagen Impact Investing Days are a discussion forum for impact investing practitioners, social entrepreneurs and academics. The conference aims to challenge current practice and to use evidence-based research practice to develop better insights into the links between social impact, financial returns, and investment decisions. We intend for the Impact Investing Days to eventually result in a series of international research co-operations that will help understand the effectiveness of impact investing in generating social entrepreneurship.

The first two days of the conference will feature keynote talks and panel discussions aimed at a practitioner audience. Here impact investors present their activities and also formulate where they see the need for rigorous academic research. They will be flanked by academic presentations that will critically reflect upon the state of the field drawing on insights from academic research. The third day of the conference is designed primarily for an academic audience with scientific presen­tations. Moreover, we will arrange a paper development workshop and a doctoral consortium, which aim to strengthen impact investing research capabilities among junior scholars. In particular, we hope to attract high-quality research contributions for an upcoming Special Issue on Impact Investing in the Journal of Business Ethics.

Call for Session Proposals: interested parties are invited to suggest session proposals on any aspect related to impact investing broadly. Please note that two types of sessions can be proposed: PDF iconCopenhagen Impact Investing Days - session invitation.

Conference Organization and Committee for Paper Development Workshop:

  • Kai Hockerts, Copenhagen Business School
  • Lisa Hehenberger, ESADE
  • Vanina Farber, IMD
  • Stefan Schaltegger, Leuphana

Read more about the conference, including how and when to register, here.

For further enquiries: please contact Kai Hockerts,

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