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Place-Based Investing to Close the Racial Wealth Gap with Deborah Frieze & Betty Francisco

March 24, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

- Free for All

Many of us care deeply about the place where we live, but we’re not quite sure how to invest in our own community. Betty Francisco and Deborah Frieze of the Boston Impact Initiative will introduce existing and aspiring impact investors to the role integrated capital can play in building regenerative and equitable local economies. They’ll share stories from BII’s experience in Massachusetts and from a network of 15 other communities around the country that are building place-based funds in their own backyards. This is a powerhouse duo!

Deborah is a professor, author, entrepreneur and activist. She teaches impact investing at Tufts University’s Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning. In 2013, she founded the Boston Impact Initiative, an impact investing fund working to close the racial wealth divide and build a resilient and inclusive local economy in Massachusetts. Deborah is co-author (with Margaret Wheatley) of Walk Out Walk On, an award-winning book that profiles pioneering leaders who walked out of organizations failing to contribute to the common good—and walked on to build resilient communities.

Betty is a business executive, impact investor and community leader with more than 24 years of experience. In 2022, Boston Magazine named Betty as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Boston and the Boston Business Journal named her as a 2020 Power 50 – Extraordinary Year Extraordinary People honoree. She is the co-founder of Amplify Latinx, a social venture that’s building Latino economic and political power in Massachusetts.

If you are interested in investing in your own communities, this session will offer inspiration and ideas for how to move forward!

This event is free. Invest for Better members can register through Mighty Networks, and non-members can register via Eventbrite here.

Details

Date:
March 24, 2023
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Cost:
Free for All
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/place-based-investing-to-close-the-racial-wealth-gap-tickets-567226227917

Organizer

Invest for Better
Email
info@2022.investforbetter.org

Details

Date:
March 24, 2023
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Cost:
Free for All
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/place-based-investing-to-close-the-racial-wealth-gap-tickets-567226227917

Organizer

Invest for Better
Email
info@2022.investforbetter.org