Events

Our events provide impact investing education, provide opportunities for local engagement, and present opportunities for investment in local impact companies.

Public Events
Subject matter experts share their knowledge across a range of impact-oriented topics, verticals, and practices. 
Impact-based companies present their vision and offering. 
Focus areas include environment, health, energy, technology, housing, ocean health, social justice, community, and others.
Members-Only Events
Member-only social gatherings that happen after public events, during which members can meet the presenters. 
Issue-focused groups where we identify the most impactful things we can do in Santa Barbara, brainstorm local resources, and plan. 
Educational events including workshops, discussing impact investments, and sharing personal experiences.
UPCOMING EVENTS

Weekly SCA Conversations

Join us for the first of a weekly series

SCA Conversations

with

 Interim CEO at Santa Barbara Foundation

Jackie Carrer

 COVID-19 Joint Response Effort

Wed April 1st  1:00 PM Webinar 

Topic: Sustainable Change Alliance | COVID-19 Joint Response Effort

Time: Apr 1, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time 

 

Meeting ID: 271 698 016

Password: 925499

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Big Brains and Beer

MEMBERS ONLY

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Join us to learn from leading researchers at UCSB and Cottage Hospital about the importance of scientific research driving health solutions and investment opportunities. There will be beer, food, and great conversations you won't want to miss!

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Members Create the Change

MEMBERS ONLY

April 15, 2020 @ Kiva Cowork, Yanonali Street - 5:30 - 7:30pm

SCA members, this one's for you! We want your valuable input on SCA's membership offerings. Bring your ideas to the tables as we develop programming agendas, issue-focused Affinity Circles, and more. 

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The Future of Regenerative Agriculture

MEMBERS ONLY

May 6, 2020 @ White Buffalo - 3:00 - 6:00pm

Regenerative agriculture is the future of sustainability. Get your hands dirty and learn the ins and outs of local sustainable farming. 

LATEST EVENTS AND SPEAKERS

Women in Entrepreneurship: Impact, Purpose, and Profit

Sherry Villanueva, ACME Hospitality

Sandra Hirsch, Zyris

Sumita Pennathur, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UCSB

Denise Wharton, Ventura Training Institute

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Exclusive Tasting with Frinj Coffee

MEMBERS ONLY

Jay Ruskey, Founder & CEO, Frinj

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Reversing the Tide II

TONIIC in partnership with Sustainable Change Alliance

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Intellectual Property Sandbox

Various companies from UCSB

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Edtech and Edutainment: The Future of Learning is Now

Rashi Bahri of Shoonya

Girish Venkat & Jon Kraft of Thrively

David Obst & Sasha Barab of The Advisor

Purpose Driven Wealth: Engaging the Impact Generation

Alexandra Cole of Purpose Generation

Whitney Webb of Launch Generation

Rachel Winslow of Westmont Downtown

Tanaaz Jasani of Swell Investing

Impact Investing and Innovation in the Fields of Rehabilitation, Disabilities, and Assistive Technologies

Sharon Basham of Cottage Health

Andreas Forsland of Cognixion

Thomas Kaufmann of Otojoy

Demystifying Direct Impact Investments

Brian Coryat of Entrada Ventures

Tom Olson of Nasif, Hicks, Harris and Co.

Francesco Barbera of Barbera Corporate Law, P.C.

Impact Investing in Real Estate

Gino Borges of Open Path Investments

Joe Halsell of Halsell Building

Diana Pereira of Impact Hub Santa Barbara

Our Values and Journey to Impact Investing

Peter Brill of Sustainable Change Alliance

Toby Bateson of Wells Fargo Advisors

Jonathan Gartner of Sustainable Change Alliance

Get in touch.
Promoting impact investment opportunities in Santa Barbara, California.
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LATEST EVENTS AND SPEAKERS

Women in Entrepreneurship: Impact, Purpose, and Profit

Sherry Villanueva, ACME Hospitality

Sandra Hirsch, Zyris

Sumita Pennathur, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UCSB

Denise Wharton, Ventura Training Institute

Screen Shot 2019-11-12 at 5.18.26 PM.jpg

Exclusive Tasting with Frinj Coffee

MEMBERS ONLY

Jay Ruskey, Founder & CEO, Frinj

Optimized-matt-hardy-6ArTTluciuA-unsplas

Reversing the Tide II

TONIIC in partnership with Sustainable Change Alliance

Optimized-corey-agopian-5y4ljzRrDFA-unsp

Intellectual Property Sandbox

Optimized-changbok-ko-F8t2VGnI47I-unspla

Edtech and Edutainment: The Future of Learning is Now

Rashi Bahri of Shoonya

Girish Venkat & Jon Kraft of Thrively

David Obst & Sasha Barab of The Advisor

Purpose Driven Wealth: Engaging the Impact Generation

Impact Investing and Innovation in the Fields of Rehabilitation, Disabilities, and Assistive Technologies

Demystifying Direct Impact Investments

Brian Coryat of Entrada Ventures

Tom Olson of Nasif, Hicks, Harris and Co.

Francesco Barbera of Barbera Corporate Law, P.C.

Impact Investing in Real Estate

Gino Borges of Open Path Investments

Joe Halsell of Halsell Building

Diana Pereira of Impact Hub Santa Barbara

Our Values and Journey to Impact Investing

Peter Brill of Sustainable Change Alliance

Toby Bateson of Wells Fargo Advisors

Jonathan Gartner of Sustainable Change Alliance

LATEST EVENTS AND SPEAKERS
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Women in Entrepreneurship: Impact, Purpose, and Profit

Sherry Villanueva, ACME Hospitality

Sandra Hirsch, Zyris

Sumita Pennathur, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UCSB

Denise Wharton, Ventura Training Institute

Screen Shot 2019-11-12 at 5.18.26 PM.jpg

Exclusive Tasting with Frinj Coffee

MEMBERS ONLY

Jay Ruskey, Founder & CEO, Frinj

Optimized-matt-hardy-6ArTTluciuA-unsplas

Reversing the Tide II

TONIIC in partnership with Sustainable Change Alliance

Optimized-corey-agopian-5y4ljzRrDFA-unsp

Intellectual Property Sandbox

Various companies from UCSB

Optimized-changbok-ko-F8t2VGnI47I-unspla

Edtech and Edutainment: The Future of Learning is Now

Rashi Bahri of Shoonya

Girish Venkat & Jon Kraft of Thrively

David Obst & Sasha Barab of The Advisor

Purpose Driven Wealth: Engaging the Impact Generation

Alexandra Cole of Purpose Generation

Whitney Webb of Launch Generation

Rachel Winslow of Westmont Downtown

Tanaaz Jasani of Swell Investing

Impact Investing and Innovation in the Fields of Rehabilitation, Disabilities, and Assistive Technologies

Sharon Basham of Cottage Health

Andreas Forsland of Cognixion

Thomas Kaufmann of Otojoy

Demystifying Direct Impact Investments

Brian Coryat of Entrada Ventures

Tom Olson of Nasif, Hicks, Harris and Co.

Francesco Barbera of Barbera Corporate Law, P.C.

Impact Investing in Real Estate

Gino Borges of Open Path Investments

Joe Halsell of Halsell Building

Diana Pereira of Impact Hub Santa Barbara

Our Values and Journey to Impact Investing

Peter Brill of Sustainable Change Alliance

Toby Bateson of Wells Fargo Advisors

Jonathan Gartner of Sustainable Change Alliance

Protecting Yourself, Our Community, and the World

Sigrid Wright of Community Environmental Council

James GP Dehlsen of Ecomerit Technologies

Catherine Von Burg of SimpliPhi Power

Constructing an Impact Investment Portfolio

Toby Bateson, Wells Fargo Advisors

Kiah Jordan, Impact First Financial 

Adam Bendell, CEO of TONIIC

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Rolf Geyling, President, Santa Barbara Rescue Mission

Robert Terenzi of Vega Coffee

Ian Bentley of Parker Clay

Elizabeth Scharpf of SHE: Sustainable Health Enterprise

Healthcare Industry and Impact Investing Opportunities

Ron Werft, President & CEO, Cottage Health

Peter Burks, Ph.D., CEO, Active Life Scientific, Inc.

Evan Strenk, CEO & Founder, Milo Sensors

Impact Investing in Sustainable Aquaculture and Food

Steve Gaines, Dean, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UCSB

Teresa Goines, Founder & CEO, Old Skool Cafe

Norah Eddy, Co-Founder & CMO,  Salty Girl Seafood

Impact Investing in Energy

David Auston, Institute for Energy Efficiency, UCSB

Francesca Cava, Vice President of Operations & Board member, ARES

Heather Hochrein, CEO & Shannon Walker, COO, EV Match

Impact Investor Group Meeting

Michael Smith, Interim Chair of Shared Mission

John Schindler, CEO of GoBeyond Foods

Jeanne David, Founder and CEO of Outer Aisle Gourmet

Impact Investor Group Meeting

Tina N. Castra, Managing Partner of Avivar Capital

Russ Teall, President & Founder of Biodico

Discussion of TONIIC

Richard Muller, COO and Managing Director, North America, TONIIC

 

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