TiE Boston Organizes “Impact Investing in Cleantech” on June 15

Vivek Soni
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BOSTON–TiE Boston is organizing a panel discussion on “Impact Investing in Cleantech” on June 15 in Boston. The panelists include experts who are active in the Impact Investing world to provide their special perspectives. The session will also include some entrepreneurs who have sought impact investments.

The panel discussion will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on June 15 at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, located at 63 Franklin St in Boston. For more information and registration, visit TiE Boston website.

“Impact Investing is an important consideration for many people because they want to get good financial returns while caring about the impact of their investments. Environmental, jobs, diversity and others are areas of impact that people care about,” says Vivek Soni, one of the organizers of the event. “We have assembled a great group of speakers who are very well respected in the Impact Investing community and some entrepreneurs who are reaching out to them for investments.”

Over the years, there is tremendous awareness of climate challenges and that has changed the behavior of many people, corporations and even countries, organizers said the event website.

The COP 21 Climate Change Agreement in Paris late last year, has created quite an international effort to make something happen. Everyone recognizes that the cost to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions can be quite steep, but as many believe this can be managed.

“The focus of this event is to help entrepreneurs and the ecosystem building, providing and deploying clean technologies, better understand Impact Investors and how they influence companies impacting the environment and job creation,” according to organizers.

Here is the list of speakers:


Vivek Soni, Managing Partner, Boston Cleantech Partners


Nancy Rosenzweig, Director, Big Path Capital

Paul Hilton, Portfolio Manager, Trillium Asset Management

Steph Speirs, Co-founder & President, Solstice Initiative

Duane Peterson, Co-President, SunCommon

Chris Reim, Managing Director, CDVCA

Dave Miller
Dave Miller, Executive Managing Director, Clean Energy Venture Group

Rob Day, Partner, Black Coral Capital

The speakers will discuss:
Who are impact investors and what is the scale of their impact?
What do they want to accomplish?
How do they influence the marketplace – jobs and clean technologies?
What are some of the unmet needs?


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