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Beyond Business As Usual: Impact Investing

October 3 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

$45 – $70

In partnership with Leadership Greater Hartford, reSET presents Beyond Business as Usual. This annual event is a platform to discuss innovative ways businesses are changing the game through innovation and visionary thinking. This year’s theme is Impact Investing, prioritizing social or environmental impact alongside financial returns.

This topic addresses a major challenges for social entrepreneurs in Hartford, raising capital, and offers solutions that have evidence of creating successful impact in many other cities. The event features a panel of impact investment stakeholders in order to start this important conversation in Hartford acknowledging many perspectives. Panelists include:

  • Raise Green is a New Haven-based social venture launched by Matt Maroney and Franz Hochstrasser while at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies to help everyday investors support projects that are tackling the climate challenge — from solar installations to electric vehicle-charging stations — while also strengthening their local communities.
  • Galia Gichon is an independent personal financial expert with more than 20 years in financial services. As an angel investor and advisor, she has worked with Pipeline Angels, Astia, Topstone Angels, Next Wave Impact, Her Corner, and Refinery CT. She is the Founder of Down to Earth Finance, independent personal finance education. Galia is also the author of “My Money Matters” which was featured on TODAY SHOW.
  • Dorothy Adams’ experience in the venture capital and angel investor arena has made her keenly interested in social impact investing and improving the funding streams and capital structure of nonprofits, especially those serving Connecticut’s urban at-risk populations. She is an investor in and serves as Board Chair of Capital for Change. She is a partner with Social Venture Partners-CT. In addition, she has held various various leadership positions at multiple CT nonprofits strategically leading them through transitions.

Food: Breakfast provided.

Time: 7:30 – 9:30 am.

Parking: Available free of charge in the Hartford Club parking lot.

**For sponsorship inquiries, please contact reSET’s Managing Director, Sarah Bodley, at sbodley@resetco.org.


October 3
7:30 am - 9:30 am
$45 – $70




The Hartford Club
46 Prospect St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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