The College of Charleston School of Business has partnered with local impact investment firm In Place Impact to host Impact Day, an educational event tailored for entrepreneurs who are interested in making a difference while making a profit.
The event will feature discussions around impact investing and corporate social responsibility from some of the biggest names in business, including Anita Zucker, CEO of The InterTech Group, and former Wall Street investment banker Darla Moore.
The CEO and financial industry leader are teaming up with In Place Impact founder and Impact Day organizer, Stuart Williams, to inspire other business leaders to think critically about how they invest their time and money.
But the day-long affair isn’t just for high-profile executives. A select group of CofC business students will participate in the event as well, showcasing the high-impact business models they have created through the School’s Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Technology (ICAT).
Williams, who serves as an ICAT instructor and School of Business Impact Entrepreneur-in-Residence, says his ultimate goal is to cultivate the next generation of impact entrepreneurs.
“By introducing impact entrepreneurship and investment curriculum into the classroom, we’re giving students the tools they need to build a more sustainable future for humanity and the environment that supports it,” says Williams. “Impact Day is purposed to expose Charleston to the incredible work being done on Impact at the School of Business, and to the exciting genre of impact investing in general.”
Dean of the School of Business, Alan Shao, is equally committed to fostering a culture of impact entrepreneurship at the College.
“Here at the business school, we strive to equip our students with the support they need to become successful and socially responsible business leaders,” says Shao. “Through initiatives like Impact Day, we are able to simultaneously reinforce that commitment and showcase the incredible, impactful work of our students.”
Impact Day will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, and includes events at both the School of Business and the Gaillard Center. Platinum sponsors include Wells Fargo and Greystar; gold sponsors include The Montford Group; and participating sponsors include Be Earth Foundation Coastal Community Foundation, the College of Charleston Center for Entrepreneurship and the College of Charleston Carter Real Estate Center.
To learn more about this event, purchase tickets or become a sponsor, visit the Impact Day website. The deadline is March 14, 2018.