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Financing the Future

In 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.

Spring 2020

Thursday, January 30
5–6:00 p.m.
Design Zone (Olin 125 )
Impact of Family Offices
How are family offices evolving to generate greater social change?
with Maggi Alexander, Partner at The Philanthropic Initiative, and Jim Coutre, Vice President, Insights and Connections at Fidelity Family Office Services


Thursday, February 27
3:30-5 p.m.
Olin Hall, Needham/Wellesley Room
Redeeming Capitalism
How can we put humanity back into capitalism?
with Dr. Kenneth Barnes, author of Redeeming Capitalism and
Sara Minard, Babson Entrepreneur in Residence




Past Events

November 7, 2019
Asset Stewardship
with Caitlin McSherry, Assistant VP & ESG Analyst, Asset Stewardship at State Street Global Advisors

October 29, 2019
The Nature of Investing
with Katherine Collins, Head of Sustainable Investing, Putnam Investments

October 17, 2019
Investing for Impact
with Stephen Franco, lead portfolio manager for Bank of America's Socially Innovative Investing

September 26, 2019
Sustainable Finance
with Sara Minard, Entrepreneur in Residence

April 24, 2019
Pay for Success
with Deborah De Stantis '85, president/CEO of Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)

Feb 27, 2019
Measuring Impact
with Sara Minard and Brigitte Muehlmann

October 18, 2018
Policy & Finance for Good
with C. Sara L. Minard, PhD, Chief Program Officer at College for Social Innovation

October 3, 2018
Family Offices & Social Impact
with Steve Shaya, J&B Medical Supply; Peter Braxton, Envoi; James Benedict, Kidd & Company