Impact Investing: Unleashing Private Capital to Address Social Challenges and Achieve Economic Growth
September 13, 2012, 12:00pm ET - 1:00pm ET
The social challenges facing the world are immense, from poverty and disease, to climate change and famine. The combined efforts of world governments and private philanthropy have made enormous advances in addressing these global challenges, but tapping even a small percentage of the resources in private capital markets could unleash billions of new dollars dedicated to social good. In our interconnected world, financial markets are increasingly exposed to new risks when social problems go unaddressed. Our challenge now is to encourage investors to move beyond a dichotomy between doing well and doing good, to a new model where the pillars of the triple bottom line – social good, environmental good, and financial growth – are of equal value.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion with Judith Rodin, Ph.D., President of the Rockefeller Foundation, and Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden, to discuss how private investment can help to address many of today’s most pressing global challenges. Dr. Rodin will also speak as part of the Center for American Progress’ Women Leadership Series because of her roles as President of the Rockefeller Foundation, former president of the University of Pennsylvania and provost of Yale University.