ADVISORY: Judith Rodin, Neera Tanden to Discuss Unleashing Private Capital to Address Social Challenges and Achieve Economic Growth

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Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, September 13, the Center for American Progress will host 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.

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.

Featured speaker:

Judith Rodin, Ph.D., President, Rockefeller Foundation

Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress

September 13, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

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