Foundations are increasingly embracing the strategies of the for-profit world to make high-impactinvestments. At the same time, various participants within the growing field of “impactinvesting” are developing a range of innovative approaches to deploy private sector capital to solve pressing social challenges. A panel at The Nantucket Project, a festival of ideas on Nantucket, MA, brought together three different perspectives on this topic: that of a Foundation, an investor, and a social enterprise.
The video below was moderated by Andrew Ross Sorkin; Julie Sunderland (Director of Program Related Investments, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), Alicia Glen (Managing Director, Goldman Sachs) and Lindsay Beck (Founder, Fertile Hope).
Filmmaker Casey Neistat explains how the democratization of filmmaking led to his unlikely career as a filmmaker – a career that began one day while playing with a 2000 iMac DV in the trailer park where he was living.