Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Online Event - Reevaluating Philanthropy and Impact Investing

Reevaluating Philanthropy and Impact Investing is an online event that will take place on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM (EDT). This Live Webinar and Q&A is accessible from any web-enabled computer or mobile device. Like most aspects of society, impact investing and philanthropy have been profoundly unsettled by the coronavirus pandemic, requiring urgent responses and reevaluations of missions and priorities.

Since the massive economic upheaval caused by Covid-19 is likely to last well into 2021 if not longer, what does this mean for impact investors and philanthropists? What are their right roles and how are they changing to fill those roles? Where can mission-driven investments and philanthropic funding be most helpful? How can both philanthropy and impact investing respond to the disorder created by the virus by leveraging truly transformative solutions that will create a more sustainable and equitable world? How can they best support impact entrepreneurs in this time?

In this virtual fireside chat addressing these and other urgent questions, Impact Entrepreneur’s Laurie Lane-Zucker welcomes impact investing and philanthropy luminary Antony Bugg-Levine, who directed the Rockefeller Foundation’s pioneering development of the impact investing space, who co-wrote the first book on impact investing, and who currently is channeling tens of millions of philanthropic and impact investment dollars to pandemic-impacted organizations through his leadership of the Nonprofit Finance Fund.

Featured Guest

ANTONY BUGG-LEVINE is CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), where he oversees more than $352 million of investment capital and works with a range of philanthropic, private sector and government partners to develop and implement innovative approaches to financing social change. A frequent speaker and commentator on the evolution of the social sector and global impact investing, he is the co-author of Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference (Wiley, 2011).

Prior to joining NFF in 2011, Antony designed and led the Rockefeller Foundation's Impact Investing initiative and oversaw its Program Related Investments portfolio. He is the founding board chair of the Global Impact Investing Network and convened the 2007 meeting that coined the phrase “impact investing.” Previously, he was the country director for Kenya and Uganda for TechnoServe, an NGO that develops and implements business solutions to rural poverty. As a consultant with McKinsey, he advised Fortune 100 financial services and healthcare clients and helped develop frameworks for incorporating social dynamics into corporate strategy. He earlier served as the acting Communications Director of the South African Human Rights Commission and speechwriter for the African National Congress.

Antony holds a BA from Yale and a Master of Public Affairs in economic development from Princeton and has been an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School. He is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and was named by Nonprofit Times in 2018 as one of the most powerful and influential people in the US nonprofit sector.


LAURIE LANE-ZUCKER is Founder and CEO of Impact Entrepreneur, an impact economy business that hosts the Impact Entrepreneur Network, a 23,000 member global network of entrepreneurs, investors and scholars. Impact Entrepreneur is a cornerstone field building, research and educational player in the social impact space, and a consulting company that works with blended value companies, impact investors and academic institutions. For nearly 30 years, Laurie has been a “pioneer” (Forbes) and recognized leader in sustainability, social enterprise and impact investing. Laurie was the founding Executive Director of the international environmental organization, Orion Society, which publishes the celebrated Orion Magazine, as well as the founder of a global sustainability think-tank, the Triad Institute, and Hotfrog, a Founding B Corporation, GIIRS Pioneer Company, and the first company ever to complete an equity transaction on an impact investment exchange.Laurie is the bestselling and mutiple award-winning publisher and editor of books and magazines on sustainability and social impact, having published, edited and written the introductions for celebrated works by Wendell Berry, Terry Tempest Williams, Barry Lopez and David James Duncan. He is the author of numerous articles on entrepreneurship and impact investing, and is the co-founder of the Place-Based Education movement, having coined the term (with Dr. John Elder) and published, edited and written the foreword for the first book on that growing pedagogy. His current writing projects include a chapter (co-written with Andrea McGrath) on Entrepreneurship and Sustainability for a forthcoming textbook, Sustainability: Business and Investment Implications by World Scientific Publishing.

Impact Entrepreneur's Luminarias Webinar Series features reflective conversations with the leading lights in impact investing and entrepreneurship.

Fee structure (0 - $14.89)
  • Regular Registration $14.89,
  • Student & Low Income $10.12 
  • In order to make these webinars accessible to all our network members around the world as well as others passionate about the impact space, regardless of means a select quantity of Pandemic Waivers are available to those under extreme financial hardship due to the pandemic virus.
  • Premium members of Impact Entrepreneur get complimentary admission to all live and archived webinars.  
Ticket cost supports Impact Entrepreneur's webinar series and other educational initiatives. 

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