RSVP: Tomorrow 4/20 “Sand Talk” The Power of Indigenous Thinking; May 6th, on Sopact: “Role of Impact Verification in Impact Investing?”

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Next Week – Live:
April 20 in Americas, Africa, Europe
(April 21 in Asia and Australia)

“Sand Talk:
The Power of Indigenous Thinking

!!!Please note the later, special time!!!
3pm PT / 4pm MT / 5pm CT / 6pm ET
Tuesday, April 20th afternoon in Americas, evening in Africa, Europe;
and April 21st morning in China, Australia, and Asia-Pacific

Whether you work in business, finance, government, academia or philanthropy, there are always seemingly intractable problems which conventional thinking cannot solve.  In recent years, we’ve seen the rise of sustainability and systems thinking, as we seek to take a more holistic approach to the challenges that surround us.

In this episode, we’re joined by Pratibha Vuppuluri MD Global Portfolio at Unreasonable Group and indigenous author and academic Tyson Yunkaporta for a free-flowing yarn on the issues we’re struggling with in business and government today, and his new book Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save The World. As a start, we plan to explore:

  • What is indigenous thinking, as opposed to indigenous practice?
  • Where and how can we apply it in our work and our lives?
  • Can indigenous thinking really save the world?

Register at to ask your own questions and contribute to the discussion.  Meanwhile, for those who prefer not to register, you can watch the live stream at, as well as recordings of previous events.

This event falls in the middle of Earth Week – a reminder that climate change is one of the biggest issues facing governments, businesses, investors and society in general. The fundamental risk of climate change was first identified some 200 years ago – and 50 years ago a team from MIT identified that many of the related issues would start to become significant challenges around 2020 (see the ABC Australia news report above for contemporaneous coverage).

We’ll be exploring is what we can learn from indigenous thinking in exploring how we can seek to influence change itself.

As always, this episode will be live and interactive, with a particular focus on practical actions that businesses, governments and individuals can take – and the commercial and other benefits of doing so. is free and online globally. Sponsored by HIP Investor and Pottinger. As always, this will be a live, fully interactive discussion. RSVP and register below to meet fellow guests, ask your own questions and contribute to the discussion.

RSVP for the live, engaged audience event on Zoom

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Next Week Sand Talk, The Power of Indigenous Thinking



Sopact – live webinar:
Thursday, May 6

“What is the role of impact verification
in impact investing?

Thursday, May 6: 9am PT / 10am MT / 11am CT / 12pm ET / 17h UK / 18h Europe

Most impact investors share a mutual commitment to make a positive impact alongside generating a financial return.

Investors’ lack of transparency on their impact performance is a key issue facing the market, according to The State Of Impact Measurements & Management Practices.

The Operating Principles for Impact Management are a framework for investors to design and implement their impact management systems.

  • How to ensure the impact considerations integrate throughout the investment life cycle?
  • What are the best practices for verifying the outcomes by engaging with stakeholders?
  • What role does impact verification play in impact investing?

The conversation will be ignited by Ana Pimenta, Elsa De Morais Sarmento, and HIP’s Paul Herman, co-authors of the Global Handbook of Impact Investing (Wiley 2021).


RSVP May 6: Sopact webinar on Impact Verification



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