The COVID-19 crisis and George Floyd tragedy have increased awareness of the urgency for health equity, racial equity, and economic resiliency. Can channeling capital to invest in local communities help? Once the exclusive realm of the super-affluent, regulatory changes and new financial tools have opened opportunities for investors of any wealth status to align their money with their values. Now, more than ever, communities and individuals need to recognize their power to make significant change toward social and economic justice.
In this online event Anna Blanding ’09, Director of Impact Investments at ConnCAT, Janice Shade ’94, author of Moving Mountains: The Power of Main Street Americans to Change Our Economy, and Michael Shuman, Director of Local Economy Programs for Neighborhood Associates Corporation will discuss the growing variety of impact investment opportunities, including crowdfunding, investment clubs, and community investment funds. They will provide guidance on how to integrate direct local investments into your portfolio, including new ways to use retirement accounts. This conversation will be moderated by Teresa Chahine, Sheila and Ron ’92 B.A. Marcelo Senior Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship at the Yale School of Management.