​Financing the Future

Financing the FutureIn this Uncommon Table series, hosted in collaboration with The Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, we will explore the crucial role of capital in driving social progress.

How will we finance our future? What new financing mechanisms are being created? What role do large corporations, NGOs, government agencies, community foundations, family offices, philanthropists and investors play? What's working? What's needed?

Investing in social progress and managing societal dilemmas is complex and takes time. It requires a new understanding, new forms of collaborative relationships, innovative financing schemes, and the moral and financial courage to put capital where the highest ROI is recalibrated and recalculated to accelerate economic and social progress.


Fall 2018

Needham/Wellesley Room (Olin Hall) 
Family Offices & Social Impact
with Steve Shaya, J&B Medical Supply; Peter Braxton, Envoi; James Benedict, Kidd & Company


Policy & Finance for Good
with C. Sara L. Minard, PhD, Chief Program Officer at College for Social Innovation


Spring 2019

Full details for spring coming soon.


Social Finance
with President Kerry Healey and Tracy Palandjian, CEO & Co-Founder, Social Finance


Pay for Success
with Deborah De Santis '85, President and CEO at Corporation for Supportive Housing; Babson Trustee

Moderated by John Kluge, MBA'17; Babson Trustee; and Founder and Managing Director at Refugee Investment Network

Blended Value
with Jed Emerson, Independent Strategic Advisor to Impact Investors