Tuesday, December 8th, 2015, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Union League Club
65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604
Hosted by Mariah Barrett and John Steven Bianucci
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A free event and networking opportunity
Join John Steven Bianucci, Director of Impact at Iroquois Valley Farms, and Mariah Barrett, Managing Director at Falcon Rock Inc., as they discuss business solutions to food security challenges.
Bianucci and Barrett will cover topics including shared value as a competitive strategy, impact investing and dynamic results from the field, and value propositions as related to impact investing. This will be an opportunity for business leaders, consultants, investors, and entrepreneurs to discuss impact investment as related to food and sustainable real estate/land.
Our goal is to provide meaningful and engaging content that will help support our friends and associates in achieving their goals. In addition, we want to facilitate a discussion on matters related to commons consciousness and meaningful changes within the public policy and economic dialogues.
5:30 – 6:30 Introductions and networking. This will be an opportunity for our guests to share their goals for impact and growth, and the needs of their organizations and companies.
6 – 6:25 Presentation by John Steven Bianucci
6:25 – 6:40 Presentation by Mariah Barrett
6:40 – 7 Panel discussion and Q & A
7 – 7:30 Open discussion and networking
John Steven Bianucci has long been passionate about food justice, health and organic farming. He works with the Iroquois Valley Farms Impact Advisory Board to maximize the Company’s social and environmental impact resulting in blended value returns. He develops meaningful relationships with the global impact investing community to further Iroquois Valley Farms’ mission, including with B Lab, Investor Circle, and GIIN.
Mariah Barrett is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Moms Across Serbia, Mariah leads the organization towards the goal of realizing financial sustainability through social enterprise. Through both the NGO and the strategic advisory and impact investment firm she founded, Falcon Rock Inc., she actively invests in organic agriculture projects that lead to food security, community food programs, and funding for Moms Across Serbia action plans.