In collaboration with the Advanced Strategy & Leadership Center, the UO Graduate Net Impact Chapter seeks to bring broader awareness to the UO community of the power of impact investing to better the world in which we live. Impact investing, fringe up until recently, now has more than $228B in assets. By gathering together leaders in the field of impact investing, we seek to inspire learning, relationship-building, and action for guests.
In the USA, there have been a number of focused and specialist efforts to direct impact funds at marginalized communities where there are concentrations of people of color. These efforts are important and potentially significant because they come after decades of urban blight, discrimination and regeneration that led to displacement. In this webinar, we will discuss and learn about:
- Product development to directly channel finance to social justice and anti-racism not for profits and projects that focus on empowerment of people of color
- Specialist funds launched by large institutional investors to reinvigorate marginalized communities
- Social Venture funds deploying capital to founders who would otherwise have limited access to funds
- Efforts to improve racial diversity in the impact investment community by promoting and strengthening LPs, fund managers and other decision makers
This webinar is the second in a series of three programs focused on diversity, inclusion and accountability in impact investment designed in collaboration with Gillian Marcelle of Resilience Capital Ventures LLC. For more information on the series, visit this link.
Virtual / Johannesburg, South Africa - 1 DayThursday
The rise of digital superplatforms is already changing digital financial services. In this webinar, we will look at the implications of recent developments for this evolution including the NYSE listing of Jumia and the Digital Competition report of the UK’s Furman Commission. The webinar is led by David Porteous, Chairman of DFI.