Shift Conversations: A Series of Free Live-streamed Impact Events
Shift Conversations
A free series of virtual conversations
Shift Conversations is a series of free live-streamed events that will set the stage for the main Shift 2021 event in April. Taking place between February 26th and March 25th, these panels and small group conversations will feature cross-sector leaders having intimate, insightful conversations about the present and future of the social impact movement. Join us to learn from the wisdom and lived experience of some of the most highly respected thinkers and actors in the social and environmental impact ecosystem.
C O N V E R S A T I O N    4:
Live Q&A Session
with event hosts Justin Belleme and Thomas Cumberbatch
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Thursday April 1

2 pm ET  /  11 am PT

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Justin Belleme, JB Media Group

Thomas Cumberbatch, Godzpeed Communications

Join us Thursday, April 1 at 2pm EDT (11am PDT) to see a live preview of Shift 2021 and Q & A session with event hosts Justin Belleme and Thomas Cumberbatch. 

Everyone registered for Shift 2021 or the Shift Conversations series will receive an email with a Zoom link inviting you to join the session.  

During this one hour event, Justin and Thomas will share highlights of the event agenda, interview social impact leaders about their Shift sessions, offer a sneak peek look at the daily networking events, and answer your questions about the event. 

Please join us live or watch the recording afterward to learn more about the event design, agenda, and interactive elements of Shift 2021. 

Justin Belleme is the lead organizer of Shift 2021 and Founder and Director of Strategy of JB Media Group, a B Corp Certified digital marketing agency dedicated to helping social enterprises, mission-driven companies, and nonprofits share their story and spread their reach online. 

Thomas Cumberbatch is the CEO/Executive Creative Director at Godzspeed Communications, a Growth Strategy and creative firm specializing in unearthing and illuminating the souls of brands with purpose. 

Watch Thomas Cumberbatch and other social impact leaders talk about the Shift we need now.

Past Shift Conversations

A Fireside Chat
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Edward Dugger III is an early pioneer in impact investing who has over 30 years of deep business development and venture capital experience. As the founding partner and President of Reinventure Capital, Ed uses his expertise to solve the challenges caused by persistent racial, social and economic inequities in the United States. His firm's approach is to target the vast, untapped reservoir of innovative, entrepreneurial talent, comprised of those of color and women consistently overlooked by the mainstream investment community.

For his Shift Conversations sessions, Ed will lead a fireside chat with software engineer and entrepreneur Dexter Turner, the Co-Founder and CEO of OpConnect - a payment processing and energy management platform for Electric Vehicle charging. Turner's company's vision is to make the Electric Vehicle driving experience better by providing a mobile app that reserves a charging station, takes payment, and predicts charging time.

What Will It Take to Build a Truly Inclusive Economy?

The U.S. and global economy does not work for everyone. It was never meant to. We know the failings: climate change, racial injustice, gender inequities, extremes of poverty and food insecurity, and more. The innovation and scalability at the heart of capitalism should serve as a wellspring of solutions to these challenges. Some companies, like B Corps, use their business as a force for good can and are actively reducing inequality, lowering levels of poverty, building a healthier environment, strengthening communities, and creating high quality jobs with dignity and purpose. But B Corps are still the exception. 

There are billions of impact investment dollars - and millions of Black, Indigenous, People Of Color and women-led ventures and entrepreneurs with highly fundABLE business ideas  - and yet very little of the available investment capital makes it to them. Why? What can we do to close the gap?

This session features social impact leaders:

exploring what we can do as business leaders, entrepreneurs, systems change agents, and investors to make sure our capital flows and societal structures are lining up to support the kinds of communities and businesses that will lead us to the just, equitable, and regenerative future our children deserve.
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The Future of Impact

To reflect on the present state of the social impact movement and global efforts to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and to chart the future of impact, Laurie Lane-Zucker of Impact Entrepreneur led a Shift Conversation with four of the most significant actors in the impact space: 

Shift Conversations
A series of free webinars with leaders in the impact space.
Shift 2021

A virtual conference April 14-16, 2021. Learn, engage and connect.

Shift events are brought to you by JB Media Group