Investing for Social Impact
Various participants within the growing field of “impact investing” are developing a range of innovative approaches to deploy private sector capital to solve pressing social challenges.
Foundations are increasingly embracing the strategies of the for-profit world to make high-impact investments. At the same time, various participants within the growing field of “impact investing” 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).
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- What distinguishes humans is social learning — and teaching.
- Crucial to learning and teaching is the value of free expression.
- And we need political leaders who support environments of social peace and cooperation.
We're talking Ghost in the Shell type of stuff.
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Tragedy in art, from Ancient Greece to Breaking Bad, resists all our efforts to tie reality up in a neat bow, to draw some edifying lesson from it. Instead it confronts us with our own limitations, leaving us scrabbling in the rubble of certainty to figure out what's next.
- Why democracy has been unpopular with philosophers
- Tragedy's reminder that the past isn't finished with us
- …and why we need art in the first place
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