Investment Community Visibility (ICV) is building a community of extraordinary individuals by virtue and wealth that advance corporate sustainability and influence systemic change.
ICV Manhattan 2016 is designed to deliver diverse content to Family Offices who are allocating their capital across asset classes; carefully examining the interconnected risks that may disrupt a well-thought-out portfolio designed for future generations; and, improving the wellbeing of humankind through their philanthropy.
The two-day event will be packed with substantive opportunity and expert presentations.
We will bring visibility to impact companies shaping the future of traditional industries and organizations addressing societal challenges.
On the evening of Thursday, December 8th, the CEOs of private and public impact companies will present at four industry-focused dinners (agriculture, healthcare, and technology).
On the evening of Friday, December 9th, we will host a 27-piece orchestra for the benefit of EARTH’S CALL.
ICV is dedicating all proceeds of ICV Manhattan 2016 to charity.
One of the world’s legendary chief executives will share his reflections, and his perspective on the current business environment, the new administration, and world affairs.
One of the world’s top fund managers will share his investment approach and outlook.
Members of single family offices will speak openly on a wide range of topics such as sourcing deal flow, direct investing, allocating to professional managers, and family governance.
Asset managers with significant and diverse experience will share their investment process, where they see opportunity in the current landscape and the characteristics that may drive their future allocations.
Which investment strategies are winners—and which are losers? What factors most reliably indicate that a stock will rise or fall? Are value strategies better than growth? Do small capitalization stocks do better than large? What is the worst-case scenario for the various investment strategies and how long did it take for them to recover? Do these strategies work outside the United States? Jim O’Shaughnessy answers all of these questions in “What Works on Wall Street,” a national bestseller. Long recognized as one of America’s leading financial experts and a pioneer in quantitative equity analysis, he has been called a “world beater,” a “statistical guru” and a “legendary investor” by Barron’s. Higher Returns said he is “one of the most original market thinkers we’ve come across.” Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine said: “You ignore his message at the risk of your own future wealth. His trailblazing research suggests new ways to invest.
Leading industry focused investors who leverage their talent, influence and capital to identify and grow businesses will share their investment approach and industry insights.
Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)
Since 2009, Chinese direct investment in America and Europe has grown sharply, both from private and institutional investors. As Chinese investors look to diversify holdings and explore new asset classes, Western companies can look towards China as a new avenue for raising capital. As the sophistication of Chinese investors grows, industries like biotech and high tech are of growing interest. Partnerships with Chinese investors can open up new markets for growth and other strategic partnerships. Industry experts and investors will discuss the pros, cons, and opportunities of the new Chinese investor class.
Economic experts discuss the extremely serious challenges that exist to our economy and our future prosperity, and provide guidance on how to take concrete action to reduce our vulnerability to these forces.
Globalization and new communications have bought unprecedented opportunities over the past four decades, but they have also ushered in a new era of interconnected risk. Conflicts that were once on the periphery of investor calculations now have the potential to cause serious disruption to otherwise well-thought out investment plans. Experts discuss the nature of challenges we face today, and how to respond to and contain these global risks.
“You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.” – Leymah Gbowee
Research shows empathy is on the decline and that service to others is the most effective means of restoring and increasing empathy. We have discovered a set of value propositions that engage all members of the community service eco-system for unprecedented participation leading to inspiring more service to others.
“The company you create, anything you create, is your artwork. It is a reflection of who you are and your values.” – Dr. Richard Park
CityMD’s Founder and CEO is spreading kindness in New York City with his walk-in clinics that provide immediate and affordable medical care for people of all ages. CityMD’s urgent-care chain, which started with a single Upper East Side storefront in 2010, now has more than 50 locations in the New York City area and expanded to the West Coast. Dr. Park shares his story of success – amazing accomplishments by appreciating and loving people.
Young people play important roles in our interconnected global society. Leaders who apply innovative approaches to reform systems, educate and create change to decrease suffering in the world discuss how they help children to become productive, independent citizens who will enrich their communities and their future.
On Friday, December 9, ICV will host an unforgettable orchestral evening with all proceeds dedicated to Millenia Music’s EARTH’S CALL, the forthcoming event designed to musically change the atmosphere, awaken a climate of compassion, and drive the global response to care for each other and for the Earth.
“Perhaps it is Music that will save the world.” – Pablo Casals
In this time of great planetary transition, the world needs a unifying event. Enter EARTH’S CALL, a global benefit concert to connect humanity in common purpose and concerted action. It occurs in Aspen in the year ahead under the Artistic Direction of its Founder, Michael Fitzpatrick and the Musical Direction of Maestro Steven Mercurio. It harnesses Musicians and Messengers of Conscience, musical voices of youth and the indigenous, and the power of the Earth Symphony Orchestra – newly formed for the occasion – to sound the call. It draws on the legacy of music as medicine and music for peace established by Nobel Peace Laureate, Dr. Albert Schweitzer – UN Medal of Peace recipient Pablo Casals – and Bronislaw Huberman, Founder of The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. The communion event brings together Musicians and Messengers of Conscience to catalyze a worldwide movement to amplify compassion for each other and heal our common home. The musical event raises awareness, action, and monies.
Attendance to EARTH’S CALL is by-invitation-only and has not been announced to the public. Investment Community Visibility (ICV) is honored to share exclusive news of it within its investment community. Proceeds generated from the EARTH’S CALL benefit concert are directed by the EC Global Brain Trust to areas and organizations in critical need – be they environmental or humanitarian. The EC Global Brain Trust is comprised of the world’s most accomplished individuals from diverse sectors including finance, the environment, renewable energy, education, medicine, and the arts. The Millenia Music Mobile Academy concurrently moves around the world presenting concerts and symposia across its vast network, using music to increase connectivity and raise awareness and monies from region to region. Lead Partners include: Stem for Life Foundation, partnered with The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture, and its STOQ Foundation of Science and Faith; Green Faith; Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), and ICV.
“Michael Fitzpatrick has the respect and friendship of government leaders and members of the Performing Arts community throughout the world. I find his interest in all endeavors – artistic and intellectual, combined with his enormous talent and enthusiasm used by him to enhance his global commitment to using music to uplift humanity – a source of great encouragement to those of us engaged in reaching out to every race, creed and culture here at the UN, and around the world. As a close personal friend of the late Maestro Pablo Casals, I can think of no more exemplary artist.”
– Sylvia Howard Fuhrman, Special Representative to the Secretary-General, United Nations
One Echo Hills
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Our targeted goal is to raise $93,000 so that the Greenburgh Eleven Union Free School District, which provides education for children residing on the Children’s Village Dobbs Ferry campus, can hire and provide benefits to a Library-Media Specialist. While a great emphasis has always been placed on the importance of literacy and reading as a key to positive academic, social and emotional outcomes for the school’s students, grants have ended and the Children’s Village and the District are unable to fund the critical need of a librarian under their current funding methodology.
Global Security Institute
United Nations Office
866 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
The Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA) has made great progress in its comprehensive scholarship program, youth empowerment activities and women’s gatherings since its inception. All of the aforementioned comprise GPFA’s core work, coupled with a pointed and successful-to-date focus on capacity building, budgeting, fundraising and relationship building. Reflecting an institutional conviction and international consensus that peaceful, sustained development requires the meaningful participation and advancement of women and youth, the Foundation focuses its efforts on advancing the breadth of educational and leadership development opportunities for these key groups. With a Mission to promote holistic transformation in Africa by facilitating equal access to opportunities in all spheres of influence, whilst envisioning a peaceful, reconciled and empowered Africa that is responsible for investing in sustained individual and collective growth and development, GPFA has set goals. The Foundation aims to meet the educational and human development needs of young people in Africa by providing scholarship opportunities to students meeting set criteria. GPFA also work to expose students to actual opportunities beyond the classroom that enhances academic performance and encourage competitions with their peers around the globe. The Foundation provides socio-economic opportunities for its targeted population through skills training and the like, to enable economic independence and the attainment of future goals. GPFA‘s targeted focus is on women, girls and youth. The allocation of economic opportunities and social services are consistent sources of tension among Liberians. Monrovia, as the seat of government and largest city, receives many resources and remains the closest beacon of opportunity for the Liberian youth. GPFA believes that development and allocation of opportunity must be distributed within and beyond Monrovia to obtain redistributive growth. Thus, GPFA works to get services to girls, women and youth in the leeward counties so as to address the objective to apportion economic and educational resources to underserved communities. Partnerships to develop programs that educate and empower girls and youth in their own communities are actively being sought and welcomed.
The Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa has partnered with Global Giving, a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. If you are interested in supporting Ms. Gbowee’s work, please click the button below to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa.
Tawakkol Karman International Foundation (TKIF) is a non-profit organization working in all development fields and support the ideas, policies, activities and projects that participate in leading communities to democracy and development. TKIF also works in spreading peace, establishing human goodwill, values, violence, poverty and ignorance resistance and all forms of racism.
TKIF believes in freedom, solidarity and peace concepts and considers democracy, sovereignty of law and fair development a way to achieve a positive and sustainable change in life of members and communities. TKIF with partnership with its local and international partners aims achieving concepts that guarantee the saving freedoms, rights and human dignity and mitigation of armed conflicts and resolute them and open a door to build peace and stabilization and achieve a decent life.
Toward a peaceful world, which Human dignity is protected and prosperity and harmony are prevailed.
TKIF seeks to be one of the pioneer global foundation in building peace and development and spreading the concepts of democracy and human rights by different available civic means with respect to the culture of each community and with cooperation with all governments and populations to serve human and save his/ her dignity wherever s/he is.
The Permanent Secretariat of Nobel Peace Laureates Summits derives from a new and more broadly based collaboration between the International Gorbachev Foundation and the City of Rome for realizing the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates. The Permanent Secretariat, based in Rome, is a non-profit association without political aims.
As well as organizing the tasks of the Summit, the Secretariat monitors the activities of Nobel Peace Laureates, while promoting the adoption of the “Charter for a world without violence” and supporting the work of the Nobel, who participate in the annual Summits at Rome, as mediators in various conflicts around the world (Article 3 of the Statute).
Our Summit is the most inspirational and largest annual event in the field of peacemaking. It aggregates panel discussions among Nobel Peace Laureates and representatives of the leading international organizations, media, business and government in open forums. It gives the opportunity for group and individual meetings with high-profile leaders from around the globe. It has dedicated Student’s workshops organized in collaboration with international organizations and Nobel Peace Laureates. We share our networking of international and national students groups and young social activists, international delegations, elected officials and businessmen from around the world, promoting a unique discussion environment.
The Center for Earth Ethics (CEE) is a forum for education, public discourse and movement building that draws on faith and wisdom traditions to address our ecological crisis and it’s root causes. CEE regards our climate change as the consequence of a deeper malady: an economic development model that exploits people and nature for short-term financial gain. CEE cultivates the public consciousness necessary to make changes in policy and culture that will establish a new paradigm based on the sustained well-being of all people and our planet. Founded at Union Theological Seminary in 2015, the Center builds on Union’s broad ecumenical base and long-standing commitment to social justice.
ONE UN New York
1 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
|08:00||08:40||Breakfast & Welcome Remarks|
|08:40||09:00||The Privilege of Well-Being|
|09:00||09:20||Win at Losing: How our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead to Our Greatest Gains|
|09:20||10:00||Advancing America's Strength and Interest through Diplomacy|
|10:00||10:40||Investment Outlook: Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)|
|10:40||11:20||Institutional Allocator Roundtable|
|11:20||11:35||Focus on Youth - The Children's Village|
|11:35||12:15||Ron Suskind: "Life, Animated" Using Artificial Intelligence to Address Autism|
|12:15||12:35||CEO Spotlight: Richard Park, MD, CEO of CityMD|
|13:25||14:00||Investment Outlook: Agriculture|
|14:00||14:35||Addressing Existential Threats to the Survival of Humanity|
|14:50||15:20||Inspiring Personal Story on Journey to Becoming a Social Change Agent for Peace|
|15:20||15:50||Trends in Investment and Cross Border Partnerships|
|15:50||16:20||Parachuting In - The Power of Visual Communication|
|16:20||17:00||Fireside Chat: Marc Lasry & Seema Moody|
|17:00||20:00||Industry Focused Dinners - Agriculture, Private Healthcare, Public Healthcare, Technology|
|08:40||09:05||Maximizing Impact Investing in Non-Intuitive Ways|
|09:05||09:35||Investment Outlook: Entertainment|
|09:35||10:15||Investment Outlook: Healthcare|
|10:15||10:35||"What Works on Wall Street"|
|10:35||11:05||Linking Finance and Development Worlds to Seed Action|
|11:05||11:30||Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women|
|12:00||12:30||World Economy and Direction|
|13:20||13:55||Family Office Roundtable|
|14:00||14:35||Investment Outlook: Technology|
|14:35||15:00||Corporate Social Impact|
|15:00||15:15||Where China is going, and How will it Impact the Rest of the World?|
|15:15||15:30||Bridge of Life|
|15:30||16:00||CEO Spotlight: Maurice "Hank" Greenberg|
|16:00||16:15||Increasing Empathy through Inspiring Service to Others|
|16:15||16:30||A Focus on Youth - Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Laureates|
|19:00||20:00||A Benefit Orchestral Evening for EARTH'S CALL|