2015 Forum

The Corporate Impact Forum, held July 29 and 30, 2015 at the Morris Inn at the University of Notre Dame, included stimulating dialogue and thought-provoking panel discussions by representatives from companies, government agencies, NGOs, and Notre Dame faculty.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Keynote Address: Chris Jurgens, Director, Global Partnerships, U.S. Global Development Lab, USAID


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Morning Discussion Session I: The Next Generation of PPP

How can we make projects 5+ years attractive to private-public partnerships? How can we make a case of women and gender investment? 

Moderated by Robert Bernhard, Vice President for Research, University of Notre Dame


Morning Discussion Session II: USAID Exchange

Presented by Katie Shipley, Mission Engagement Specialist, U.S. Global Development Lab


Afternoon Session I: Access to Talent in your Organization: Employee Engagement

  • Scott Appleby, Dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame (moderator)
  • Sherrie Bossung, Lilly
  • Kathy Eichlin, Syngenta
  • Luis Hernandez, Lenovo
  • Jessica Jecmen, Accenture


Afternoon Session II: A Strategic Approach for Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning for the Private Sector

  • Sara Sievers, Associate Dean for Policy and Practice, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame (moderator)
  • Mike Bisk, Bisk Education
  • Juan Carlos Guzman, NDIGD
  • Thomas Kelly, MCC
  • Veronica Olazabal, Rockefeller Foundation


Afternoon Session III: Identifying Global Needs and Business Opportunities: A Practitioner’s View

  • Jeff Bergstrand, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Professor of Finance, Concurrent Professor of Economics (moderator)
  • Patrick Bryski, Principal at Deloitte Consulting
  • Dustin Holland, VP, Global Sales and Marketing at Better World Books
  • Carlos Passi, IBM
  • Melissa Paulsen, Assistant Director, Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Notre Dame