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Impact Investing vs. ESG Investing: Do you know the difference?

  • George R. Brown Convention Center 701 Avenida de las Americas, Ste. 900 Houston, TX 77010 (map)

Center for Houston’s Future is proud to cosponsor the inaugural event of a climate-focused series organized by the Resilient Business Forum (a project of Global Affairs Associates, LLC).

“Impact Investing vs. ESG Investing: Do you know the difference?” is a panel discussion by practitioners in institutional investment, private equity, and philanthropic foundations. The purpose is to provide concrete examples of these three types of responsible investing by active practitioners in order to compare and contrast them.

This topic is inspired by growing interest—and common areas of confusion—about this field. Specifically, the event aims to spark informative discussions among participants regarding impact and ESG investing and create a deeper understanding of the role they play in shaping investment trends.


  • Kevin Pasha of J.P. Morgan (institutional investor perspective)

  • Jamila Yamani of Climate Impact Capital (private equity perspective)

  • Michael Menendez of the Southern Impact Investing Alliance (philanthropic perspective)


  • 5:30 - 6:00 pm: Networking and Registration

  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A


What are my parking options?

Parking for George R. Brown Convention Center is located in the Avenida North Parking Garage with entrances on Rusk (east bound) and Capitol (west bound.) Please enter through the entrances marked “Public Parking.” We encourage visitors to park in visitor designated spaces on levels 5 through 7. Please note the garage lanes are very narrow and should be maneuvered with caution.

After you park, take the garage elevators down to the 1st floor lobby. Take the building lobby elevators to the 9th floor.

Upon leaving our offices, you will need to pay at one of the pay meters located on the first, second and sixth floors.

Partnership main line is 713-844-3600. Building reception main line is 713-853-8905.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions prior to the event?

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