According to impact investment expert Stuart Williams, founder and chairman of In Place Impact (and School of Business Impact Entrepreneur in Residence), people who innovate solutions for humanity and the planet will have the greatest wealth accumulation over the next 50 years.

As a continuation of its ongoing commitment to sustainability literacy, the School of Business has partnered with In Place Impact to host an event this Thursday, Sept. 21, that gives Charlestonians the opportunity to meet, discuss, and learn from the leading impact entrepreneurs in the world who share Williams’ vision for the future.

“Here at the School of Business we strive to provide our students, faculty and the local community with opportunities to learn, grow, and innovate,” says Alan Shao, dean of the School of Business. “I am honored to join Stuart and other global leaders in this discussion, which challenges each of us to think critically about the role entrepreneurship can play in solving 21st century problems.”

The Impact Entrepreneurship Panel, which will be held from 4-6 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Auditorium of the Beatty Center, begins with a presentation by Williams on how impact entrepreneurship can change the status quo. This will be followed by a speech on impact entrepreneurship in politics by the Honorable James S. Rosebush (founder and CEO of Growth Strategy, Inc. and author of the best-selling book True Reagan).

A panel of speakers including Bob Caruso (chairman of The SOCAP Group), Darrin Goss, Sr. (president & CEO of the Coastal Community Foundation), Jason Britton (co-founder and CIO of Work Capital) and Sergio Fernández de Córdova (private sector advisor of the SDG Fund for the United Nations) will then discuss how impact investing can improve communities and economies around the world.

The impact presentation and panel is free and open to the public. To learn more about the event visit