27th April, 2010 - Nymphenburg Palace
In cooperation with the Club of Rome, Rockefeller philanthropy advisors, desertec foundation, the CleanTech circle, and Forum CSR International, a global group of leading impact investors and scientists launched on April 27th, 2010 the Integral Impact Investing Initiative.
Integral Impact Investing is an evolutionary integral model for sustainable investing, business, and philanthropy. It is an evolutionary step in impact investing that advances consciousness leadership by adding culture, behavior and individual consciousness to the financial, environmental, and social metrics. Integral Impact Investing honors the truth that today’s challenges such as the financial, economic, energy, health, water, and other are in fact a crisis of human consciousness.
As Albert Einstein reminded us “the significant problems we face cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them”. This means that we must add new levels of consciousness when we try to address humanity’s problems.
In summary, the salon participants agreed to join forces and start the Integral Impact Investing Initiative with the intention to:
- Develop an Integral Performance Measurement Index by extending the current impact investing ESG (Environmental Social and Governance) Criteria to include behavioural as well as interior dimensions such as cultural and consciousness indices (such as ethics, morals, and ego);
- Develop an integral model for sustainable investing, business, and philanthropy across all asset classes and all types of capital. Aggregate capital to stimulate the integral impact sector. Identify new investment strategies to address the Millennium Development Goals and quality of life markets. Reinstating real wealth creation;
- Build a movement to share, inspire, convene, create Partnerships, and to bridge Government, Philanthropy, and Investing for the benefit of all.
Prof. Wouter van Dieren
Professor Wouter van Dieren (1941) is a Dutch author, journalist, scientist, speaker, advisor, TV-maker, politician and host of the annual Springtij Forum, an assembly on green innovation and green finances.
He was the founder of IMSA, a leading thinktank, vice-chair of the International Advisory Board of the Wuppertal Institute as well as the Factor 10 Group (on resource efficiency). Among his books is the Report to the Club of Rome “Taking Nature into Account” (1995) about the need to correct the GDP for environmental losses.
He has been awarded the Rachel Carson Gold Medal (2006), the WWF Global Merit prize (2012, and the nomination into the Royal Order of Orange-Nassau. He is fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. In 1972, he also played a major role in promoting the first Report to the Club of Rome “The limits to Growth”.
Prof. PhD., Dr.h.c., Dir.em. Hans-Peter Dürr
Hans-Peter Dürr was a German physicist and Executive Director of the Max Planck Institute for Physics and Astrophysics in Munich several times. He specialized in nuclear physics, quantum physics, elementary particles and gravitation, epistemology and philosophy. He was Heisenberg's closest ally in their attempts to develop a unified field theory of elementary particles. He also championed various social justice causes, advocated sustainable, equitable, and viable development, and emphasized energy efficiency and sufficiency as a point of entry. He helped fund the "David against Goliath" organization protesting against a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Bavaria, and the Scientists' Initiative "Responsibility for Peace", which led 3,300 scientists to the Mainzer Appell, a declaration against further nuclear armament.
Dürr contributed to the global environmental movement and proposed a World Peace Initiative to solve environmental problems and achieve social justice and peace. He served as a member of the board of Greenpeace Germany and as a member of the International Advisory Council on the Economic Development of Hainan in Harmony with the Natural Environment in China. He was a member of the Club of Rome and the UN Secretary General's international advisory group for the Habitat II Conference in Istanbul.
Georgette F. Wong
A multi-disciplinary innovator, Georgette Wong is the Creator & Curator of the Take Action! Impact Investing Conference series and President of Correlation Consulting. While impact investments generate financial returns and create social and environmental impact, Take Action! is the premier gathering of impact investors focused on premium returns. Over the last eighteen years, Ms. Wong has: advised families, foundations and Fortune 100 businesses on public and private investments; grown and funded early stage companies,
and developed organizations focused on more effective philanthropy and partnerships between the business and social sectors.
She was most recently an advisor to Solutions for Impact Investors: From Strategy to Implementation, published in 2009 by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
Dr. Charly Kleissner
Dr. Charly Kleissner is an impact investor. He believes that the fundamental and deeper meaning of wealth is to make a positive contribution to humanity and the planet. He argues that Modern Portfolio Theory has to be re-conceptualized to integrate impact. He sees impact investing not as an intellectual exercise, but as an expression of who he really is.
Dr. Kleissner co-founded KL Felicitas Foundation (www.klfelicitasfoundation.org), and Social-Impact International (www.social-impact.org), which help social entrepreneurs worldwide to accelerate and increase their impact. Dr. Kleissner also co-founded Toniic (www.toniic.com), and the ‘100% Impact Network’, global networks for impact investors.
Allison Duncan has spent her career focused on accelerating robust change by applying professional practices and technology to philanthropy and impact investing. She is widely known for her expertise in program management, including setting up strategies, improving the probability of achieving goals, developing accountability practices, and measuring success.
In Amplifier Strategies, Allison Duncan evaluates best practices in community-based fishery management with a focus on sustainability, setting priorities for a new leasing model as the industry transitions to being regulated, and assess- ing impact for Cape Cod Fisheries Trust.
Dr. Mariana Bozesan
Dr. Bozesan is an integral impact investor, serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, and researcher. Based on Ken Wilber’s integral theory, she developed the Theta model and successfully implemented the parity between people, planet, and profit in early stage investing through the integration of financial, ecological, and social sustainability with cultural, behavioral, and human consciousness factors. She is a full international member in the Club of Rome and serves as a strategic advisor on integral finance and sustainability to various funds, businesses, and governmental organizations.
She is co-founder and president at AQAL Capital and the AQAL Foundation, as well as co-founder of AQAL AG, a Munich-based multi-family office. Educated at Stanford University and KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Dr. Bozesan holds a M.S. degree in Artificial Intelligence from KIT and a Ph.D. in psychology.
Thomas Schulz has been a serial entrepreneur and investor for more than 25 years. He founded Cybernet AG, Germany's first nationwide Internet service provider which became Germany's first publicly listed Internet company. In 2010 he co-founded Entelios AG, Germany's first smart grid provider which was sold to the worldwide market leader in 2014. Moreover, Mr. Schulz was a member of the renowned business angel group "The Angels’ Forum”,
member of the management team of the "Halo Fund” and he co-founded the “Cleantech Circle” in Palo Alto, California. Today he is co-founder and managing director of the Munich-based AQAL Group focusing on investments in integrally sustainable start-ups. Thomas Schulz is computer scientist (University of Karlsruhe, ETH Zurich) with an MBA (Stanford University)
Christoph Santner (Moderator)
Christoph Santner is an inspiring future maker, innovator, speaker, trainer and author. It encourages businesses and individuals to take advantage of the moment and reinvent themselves. He considers this profound transformation process to be necessary in order not to fall by the wayside like the dinosaurs once did. Only those who develop and create themselves again and again will be successful tomorrow - in business and privately. He sees the current change in the economy and society as an opportunity to make long-term decisions. In his lectures, he traces paths into this new territory and gives a wealth practical examples of how change succeeds.
As a visionary, he sees our civilization and economy only at the beginning of their power to generate true prosperity and true values for all. His foresight in unusual time dimensions, over decades and centuries, generates surprising perspectives. As an innovation strategist, he supported a number of start-ups in Europe and the US as well as leading brands such as BMW, VW, O2, Siemens, Sixt, Accenture, A.T. Kearney, European Patent Office, Red Bull, Gruner + Jahr. As an entrepreneur, he does not shy away from tackling and taking entrepreneurial risks. He invests in innovative, partly internet-based technologies and business concepts.
Schloß Nymphenburg 1
With its unique combination of architecture and garden design, Nymphenburg is one of the best examples in Europe of a synthesis of the arts. Following the birth of the heir to the throne, Max Emanuel, Elector Ferdinand Maria and his consort commissioned the architect Agostino Barelli to build Nymphenburg Palace, which was begun in 1664.
During the reign of Max Emanuel the complex was extended with side galleries and residential buildings designed in 1701 by Henrico Zuccalli. From 1714, under the direction of Joseph Effner, the adjacent four-winged buildings were completed and the façade of the central building was modernized in the French style: the private country house was now an extensive summer residence of absolutist proportions.
Max Emanuel’s successor, Elector Karl Albrecht, completed the complex on the city side with the Rondell buildings. The interior rooms present exhibitions and works of art from the Baroque period to Classicism. The tour of the palace also includes a look at the room in which King Ludwig II of Bavaria was born. Another highlight is the world-famous "Gallery of Beauties", with portraits commissioned by King Ludwig I.
The stunning architecture and gardens made the palace the perfect location for the Integral Salon 2010.
Photos and Videos from the Event
"Integral Impact Investment and limits to growth" with Wouter van Dieren
"Lisa & Charly Kleissner's way to impact investing" with Lisa & Charly Kleissner
"What holds the world together at its core" with Hans Peter Dürr
"A Worldwide Investors Initiative for a Sustainable Future"
with Mariana Bozesan
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