There are immense challenges facing the world—food insecurity, inadequate health care and education, climate damage, economic inequality—but we have within our grasp the power and capital to create the future that we want.

Our region—the American Heartland—is essential to this conversation because of the contributions our communities make through agriculture, entrepreneurship, and innovation and the longstanding values of Indigenous Communities—culture, sovereignty, diversity—are values key to creating an investable future.

Organized by Travois and AltCap, Impact Investing Day: Building an ecosystem of responsible capital and a future of regenerative economies is for investment leaders and community stakeholders to actively participate in building a sustainable and equitable future. Ranging from community foundations and private equity, to institutional investors and social enterprise, attendees represent the ecosystem needed to focus capital to create a regenerative economy—one that drives positive social and environmental change.

Join us as we grow our collective understanding of how impact investing builds regenerative economies. We can inform and influence the future of impact, together.

May 1, 2019

Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

*Registration required



Impact investor and author of Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change. Attendees of Impact Investing Day receive a free copy of the book.



8:00 am Registration + Breakfast

8:15 am Welcome + Investing in Impact
Phil Glynn, Travois
Chrystel Cornelius, First Nations Oweesta

8:30 am Aligning Values and Investment
Morgan Simon, author, Candide Group

9:00 am What does it take to build an ecosystem?
Mark Beam, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

9:20 am The role of investors in the impact ecosystem panel
Larry Jacob, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Guillaume Mascotto, American Century Investments
Imogen Rose Smith, University of California
Marianne Vermeer, Vermeer Consulting Group

10:30 am Concurrent Sessions
Investing in community funding models and Opportunity Zones
Investing in the creative economy
Investing in Indian Country
Investing in climate resilience through food and water systems
Investing towards comprehensively healthy and equitable communities

11:45 am Lunch + Regenerative Capitalism
John Fullerton, Founder of the Capital Institute

12:45 pm Investing in our future
Ruben Alonso III, AltCap


Transition to afternoon panel and symposium.

1:00 - 2:00 pm Anchor Panel: Investing with purpose in the American Heartland and Indigenous Communities | Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
The US coasts and emerging markets have occupied attention and investment but just, sustainable and engaged investing can be positively influenced by the values and action coming from the American Heartland. Influencers and innovation within Indigenous Communities model the building of regenerative economies. This anchor panel engages leaders who are shaping our path toward a moral economy.

2:00 - 4:00 pm Renewables & Native Energy Sovereignty Symposium | MRI Global
Hosted by MRI Global, the Impact Investing Day closing symposium will feature Danny Kennedy, Managing Director of the California Clean Energy Fund, Dr. Thomas Sack, CEO of MRI Global, Jason Campbell, CEO of Sovereign Power, and Mike Tedesco, Executive Director of the Spokane Tribe.


A dialogue on water protection
and ending the global water crisis

April 30, 2019 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm | Travois | RSVP

Join us for the Impact Investing Day opening reception at 6-8pm at the Travois headquarters in the heart of metro Kansas City in the Crossroads Arts District. Our keynote dialogue will focus on the intersection between the growing water protection movement in the US and the potential for impact investing to end the global water crisis. Engage with speakers, sponsors, and participants as we hear a special message from Congresswoman Sharice Davids (Kansas-03) and go “Below The Surface” with art by Holly Wilson. Travois is located at 310 W 19th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108. Please note this event requires seperate registration.



Impact Investing Day is educational and underwritten by our sponsors. There is no cost to register, however we have limited seats for our program.

If you are interested in attending, please submit this registration inquiry and a representative will be in touch.

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Travel + Accommodations

Accommodations are available at the boutique, Crossroads Hotel, in arts district of Kansas City. The hotel is in walking distance of the opening reception at Travois. Rooms are discounted under the Impact Investing Day block if booked by March 27.


Sign language and Spanish translation services are available—please submit requests by April 30. All event locations are handicap accessible.




Impact Investing Day 2019 is organized by Travois, a mission-driven business focused on promoting housing, economic development, and impact opportunities for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities across the country, and AltCap, a Community Development Financial Institution that deploys capital in underestimated communities through innovative financing products, and economic development programming that help build an inclusive ecosystem of entrepreneurship. 

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