Conscious Commerce

High Water Women: Investing for Impact Symposium: October 29, 2019


Excited to be participating as a speaker, among a diverse group of colleagues from foundations, investment management, academic, philanthropic, journalism and financial services professionals. I will be providing perspectives on a private wealth panel about the role of foundations, socially responsible investing to address key humanitarian and environmental challenges.

Location: CUNY Graduate Center, New York

October 29: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Workshop: 1:45-2:45 pm

Private Wealth — Portfolio Construction:
While there is significant interest from private investors in impact, adoption has been slow. Reasons for this often include questions on how to deploy impact investments into an existing portfolio, how foundations and PRIs can be used, as well as how to create an investment policy that incorporates impact. This session will explore different ways in which private investors have tackled these issues.

About High Water Women: Since 2013, High Water Women's Investing for Impact Symposium has evolved into an important gathering for investors who want to connect with other investors, advisors, and investment professionals interested in generating positive social impact. High Water Women (HWW) was founded by senior women from the hedge fund and investment communities to connect professionals with high-touch volunteer opportunities. The High Water Women Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization.

AGENDA and registration:

Hope you can join us:

Samantha Taylor

Founder and President of Reputation Dynamics




Corporate Responsibility Magazine - 2017 SUPERSTAR WINNERS

Reputation Dynamics Founder and President, Samantha Taylor, is proud to be nominated for and featured among a list of corporate responsibility services providers.

Congratulations to the other nominees and look forward to advancing our important work in 2017.

The Editors -- Our annual spotlight on the best of the best providers and practitioners in corporate responsibility.

While strong leadership is an essential trait for executives in corporate responsibility, demonstrating this attribute while performing important tasks, practicing sustainable habits, contributing to the company’s bottom line, and driving others to perform exceptionally is worth acknowledgement.

CR Magazine honors those who demonstrate a superior dedication to CR that is evident in every aspect of their daily lives. The CR Superstar is someone who lives and breathes sustainability and encourages everyone around them to participate in creating a better business environment.

This is our annual list of outstanding CR thought leaders—successful individuals who were nominated by their industry peers, CR Magazine staff, and the Corporate Responsibility Association for their groundbreaking ideas, high-level thinking, and impressive leadership. We offer our congratulations for this year’s distinguished winners as we look forward to another year of industry advancement in 2017.

See more at:

Click here to view the complete list of this year’s superstars. 




Reputation Dynamics - Elephant Art by Samantha Taylor - October 8th



“It was destiny. There was a reason why my family and I were here in Africa. We could still be living a tranquil English life in England, never to have known of or been to this place, never to have had these adventures, narrow escapes, gut-wrenching trials or moments of glory.”

Excerpt from Samantha Taylor’s upcoming memoir, Elephants Never Forget 

Samantha Taylor is the founder of Reputation Dynamics, which connects and mobilizes corporations, NGOs, academics and influencers to address social, economic and environmental issues around the world. When she was 10 years old, Sam’s family moved to Kenya.  Her passion for Africa, its people, and elephants, in particular, continues to inspire her work and commitment to bring the color and spirit of this vast, untamed continent.

Art show and reception:

26 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937

Saturday, October 8th – 4 to 6 pm

Samantha Taylor - - 917 647 4787

Columbia University: Annual African Economic Forum 2016 - April 2, New York

I am excited to be participating on a panel at Columbia University’s Annual African Economic Forum.  My remarks on the Development Policy/RegionalIntegration in Africa panel will focus on ‘Aligning Business with Purpose', importance of partnerships to address community challenges and create a path to economic prosperity. 

Regional Integration as Development Policy: Throughout history, the African continent has been broken up and torn apart for the economic needs of outsiders. Now, as a group of nation states, the continent’s leaders are attempting to figure out how to establish partnerships to bring about inclusive growth. At a continental level, organizations such as the African Union, the African Development Bank and the UN Economic Commission on Africa are working towards creating an enabling environment for the citizens of various nations to engage in a range of economic and social activities. At a regional level, we have organizations such as ECOWAS, COMESA, and SADC working towards this aim. Our Regional Integration as Development Policy panelists will shed light on how this system of integration both creates lucrative opportunities for economic development, while also raising some major challenges.

Rachel Macauley - MIA Candidate, Columbia SIPA
Mamadou Diouf - Director, Institute of African Studies, Columbia University
Nayé Anna BATHILY - Head Global Parliamentary Relations, The World Bank Group
Samantha Taylor - Founder, Reputation Dynamics
Yetunde A. Odugbesan-Omede - CEO, Yetunde Global Consulting, LLC

You can also find updates and information regarding AEF here at:

We do hope that you will be able to join this important conversation.

Sam Taylor, Founder of Reputation Dynamics