MO Summit 2023: Maximizing Impact. Igniting Inspiration.
Top Gathering for Impact CEOS
Join us April 24-26 in Austin, TX for MO Summit 2023
to experience the impact momentum first-hand!
Learn and make lasting connections.
At MO, leading impact CEOs engage, learn, and forge a new path on critically important topics. The Summit includes a combination of core panel topics and deep networking. Come be part of how businesses are redefining capitalism creating solutions to the world’s pressing social and environmental issues creating enduring value through strategies that leverage the inherent link between natural, social, and financial capital.
Watch Wendy and Blair's testimonial
"It’s actually changed the trajectory of my career and business. Best conference I’ve been to."
The goal of the MO is much deeper than a learning event. It fosters an environment for impact CEOs to connect and develop meaningful relationships – relationships that are symbiotic and lasting. Check out the video to the left to see how the MO helped connect Wendy Strgar (Good Clean Love) and Blair Kellison (Formerly of Traditional Medicinals).
Interactive programming that inspires.
Bold Paths, Bigger Future
Our current world calls for a bigger future – one of inclusion, stakeholder primacy, and balance with the natural world. As leaders of mission-driven companies, our companies are agents of this bigger future. Come join the largest gathering of mission-driven CEOs as we engage with each other in setting our own paths around this important work.
Kick-off Reception: Welcome to Austin
Join us for dinner and drinks as we welcome everyone to Austin at Geraldine’s located in Hotel VanZandt.
Connections That Matter
CEO Workshops Session 1
Customer and investor perspective on impact risk – are you prepared for ESG disclosure requests?
Come find out ESG disclosure requirements being rolled out. This interactive workshop helps business leaders understand how upcoming ESG disclosure requirements will impact their organizations while preparing them to embed purpose and impact into their business models, in alignment with global ESG frameworks. We will examine how ESG considerations have become central for raising capital, managing risk, responding to stakeholder expectations, and embedding purpose and impact into business models.
Partner, Sensiba San Filippo
Lessons On Creating A Vibrant & Healthy Hybrid Work Environment
Hybrid is another way of saying we live in two worlds. Come learn how companies are adapting and learning how to thrive in a work world that merges the personal and the professional.
Co-Founder, French Broad
Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, PrismWork
The Path Less Traveled: Alternative Ownership Structures
ESOPs, Steward Ownership, Perpetual Trust. You’ve come to the right place! We’ll dive deep into the pros, cons, frustrations and joys of alternative structures. Just as alternative medicines have rocked the traditional medical model, so these structures will be making profound impacts in the future.
Partner, Common Trust
Advantages of Working with Mission-Driven Service Providers
Does it matter is you bank with a traditional bank or a value-driven bank? Does it matter that you use a mission-driven public relations firm or go with a tradition pr firm? Come learn about why it does matter and how it can deepen your journey on making an impact through your business.
CEO, Trebuchet Group
How Any Company Can Be a Climate Change Activist
Climate is now a consideration for every business. Come learn from other CEOs how they are becoming part of the climate solution no matter what type of business you are in.
Building Brands & Movements
Come be a part of a connected conversation on how to build an authentic mission-driven brand from the inside out. This is not about a product finding a mission but will be an incredible opportunity to experience a methodology and live crafting of an authentic mission with a product. Furthermore, learn about how to utilize the purpose of play to reach new heights creatively and catalyze your stakeholders.
Founder, We Are Guru
The A, B, C’s of Raising Equity
Do you know the difference between preferred and common stock or participating convertible vs non-participating convertible? if not, you should because prospective investors do know the difference. This workshop will familiarize you with the key terms of an equity raise and help you better protect your interests.
Director, Big Path Capital
Racial Justice, Love, and Belonging
Why are many white people (and white men in particular) resistant to diversity, equity, and inclusion work? One reason is that white folks often view this work from a place of guilt, shame, or fear of making a mistake. These feelings, while valid, can inspire some action. But the foundational, deeply transformative change we seek comes from something more powerful: love, joy, compassion, empathy, connection, and belonging. How can we create a space of possibility—where people can have the transformative somatic realization that racial justice and collective liberation are grounded in love, joy, and community? Come explore with us. Folks of all identities are welcome to attend.
Executive Director, One Step Closer
CEO Workshops Session 2
11:00 AM - 12:00
Welcome & Keynote
Bold Paths, Bigger Future
Founder & CEO, We First, Inc.
CEO, Texas Tribune
Partner, KPMG Private Enterprise
Breakout Panel 2.1
Founder Transitions: Making the Most of Change
Managing Director, Big Path Capital
Former CEO, d.light
CEO, Chai Pani Group
Breakout Panel 2.2
From 1 to 1 Billion: How To Scale Change
CEO, 1% for the Planet
CEO, Dandelion Energy
Martin Beaudoin Nadeau
CEO, Viridis Terra
Breakout Panel 2.3
Austin: The History and Future of Being A Hub of Food and Beverage Innovation
CEO, Christoper & Co.
Elle De Freitas
ceo & co-founder, wonderkind co.
Founder, Redbud Brands
Founder & CEO, CLEAN Cause Inc.
CEO, Rhythm Superfoods
Breakout Panel 3.1
Post-Exit Founders: What I Wish I Had Known
COO, Big Path Capital
Former Co-President at SunCommon
Founder and CEO, HumanCo
Breakout Panel 3.2
Invested: How To Invest To Create The World We Seek
Senior Vice President, The Burbank Group at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
Partner, Brown Advisory
Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley
Managing Director & Partner, Big Path Capital
Breakout Panel 3.3
A Manifesto for Recovery & Restoration
CEO, East Fork
Founder + Culina
Keynote & MO100 Awards Ceremony
MO100 Awards Dinner
Breakfast & Welcome
Welcome & Keynote
Breakout Panel 4.1
Finding Impact Capital
Valeska Pederson Hintz
Partner, Perkins Coie
Director, Big Path Capital
Partner, Santori Capital
Breakout Panel 4.2
Talent Strategy: Building Authentic Leadership Teams that Excel and Endure
CEO, Noto Group
CEO, Nick's USA
CEO, Rescue Agency
Breakout Panel 4.3
The Linear Economy is a Dead End. Circular is the Future.
Chairman & CEO, Sellars Absorbent Materials
CEO, CleanPlanet Chemical
Breakout Panel 5.0
Bold Path: Braiding Public, Private, and Philanthropic To Build A Bigger Future
Director, Office of State & Community Energy Programs (SCEP); U.S. Dept. of Energy
Bezos Earth Fund
CEO, United Way Worldwide
Frequently Ask Questions
How can we help?
You will receive a confirmation email once you have registered.
Aside from the opening reception, the event will be held at the JW Marriott, Downtown Austin, TX
Yes, you can purchase a ticket at the event for the last call price at the registration desk.
Certainly, please reach out to [email protected] to discuss your needs.
Yes, the suggested event attire is Business Casual.
You can find more details at the MO Summit website and it will be updated as we confirm details closer to the event.
Registration will be located outside of Lone Star Salon on Level 3 of the JW Marriott Conference Center.
All keynotes and sessions will be in the Lone Star Salon on Level 3.