mallowstreet Impact Investing Indaba


Delegates are expected to attend the full event. We do understand that this is a time commitment in diaries. Please do let us know if you need to step away for a call/meeting.

The mallowstreet Impact Investing Indaba* will bring together some of the industry’s biggest influencers to hear a selection of interactive keynote presentations. These will be interspersed with four Investment Masterclass sessions which will cover how investment capital can generate social and environmental impact as well as financial returns.

This event is FREE to attend for investment decision makers and their advisers and is accredited for CPD points by the Pensions Management Institute (PMI).

*An Indaba (pronounced in-dar-bah) is an important conference held by the izinDuna (principal people) of the Zulu or Xhosa people. The term comes from a Zulu language word meaning "business" or "matter".



  1. Registration and Breakfast

  2. Welcome Address

    Dawid provides an overview of the day, speakers, and key themes for the Indaba.


    Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, Co-founder of mallowstreet

  3. From ‘Doing No Harm’ to ‘Doing Good’: How Investors Can Drive Positive Impact and Financial Returns

    With ESG integration now largely standard practice, investors are focusing on how to create portfolios that can deliver more positive, real-world outcomes alongside strong financial returns. Typical ESG approaches will not be adequate for investors to meet net zero targets, and are limited in helping drive positive social change. The Church Commissioners – the £9.2bn endowment of the Church of England – are increasingly moving from a ‘do no harm’ approach, to one that focuses on ‘doing good’ with their assets, which led them to receive IPE’s first award for Impact Investing in 2020. Their presentation focuses on this journey and encourages the audience to comment and critique how investors can help drive impactful outcomes in the real economy.


    Aaron Pinnock, Impact Investment Analyst, Church Commissioners for England

  4. Session Transition

  5. Investment Masterclass I

    Delegates split into four Investment Masterclass sessions over the course of the Indaba.
  6. Tea, Coffee, and Networking

  7. Investment Masterclass II

    Delegates split into four Investment Masterclass sessions over the course of the Indaba.
  8. Session Transition

  9. In Conversation with Neil Mason

    Surrey County Council Pension Fund have received recognition recently for their efforts to integrate Impact Investing into their portfolios. We will be joined by Neil Mason, Strategic Finance Manager for Pensions, who will be discussing some of his experiences and lessons learned from investing in this area.


    Neil Mason, Strategic Finance Manager, Surrey County Council

  10. Lunch and Networking

  11. Raising Your Impact Ambition

    What is impact investing? Is it any different to sustainable investing? In this session we set out what we at Mercer mean by impact investing, what an impact-investing framework looks like and give an example of how an impact portfolio might be built in practice. We discuss the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and how they can be used to support impact investing. We also discuss the key challenges with an impact fund, like “greenwashing”, effective measurement and reporting as well as the asset classes and impact themes that are available for investment.


    Fran Browne and Hill Gaston, Mercer

  12. Session Transition

  13. Investment Masterclass III

    Delegates split into four Investment Masterclass sessions over the course of the Indaba.
  14. Tea, Coffee, and Networking

  15. Investment Masterclass IV

    Delegates split into four Investment Masterclass sessions over the course of the Indaba.
  16. Session Transition

  17. Investing for Impact as a Pension Fund

    What is impact investing for pension funds? How can you get started? And what are the emerging trends and asset approaches institutional investors are engaged with? In this session the Executive Director of the Impact Investing Institute will give an overview of the world of impact investing, answering these questions and more, drawn from the organisation’s work with institutional investors active in impact.


    Sarah Teacher, Impact Investing Institute

  18. Closing Remarks


    Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, Co-founder of mallowstreet

  19. Networking Drinks Reception

  20. End