Does impact investing still matter in the Age of Trump and Brexit?
with Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund; co-founder and board member of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Columbia Business School
Uris Hall, Room 142
New York, NY 10027
Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres with RSVP
At this headline event, Antony Bugg-Levine will discuss the relevance and effectiveness of impact investing in today's political climate. How much does politics influence impact investing and how much social change it can achieve? Are there swings in social impact? And do they shadow or contrast political agendas?
Antony is a former managing director at Rockefeller Foundation, country director of Technoserve in Kenya, consultant at McKinsey & Company, and adjunct faculty at Columbia Business School. He will also draw from his diverse experiences and background and discuss the history of impact investing as well as career opportunities in the field.
About Nonprofit Finance Fund and Antony Bugg-Levine.
Nonprofit Finance Fund® (NFF®) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). NFF is an equal opportunity provider.
Antony oversees more than $315 million of investment capital and a national consulting practice, 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.
Listen to Antony discuss the history of impact investing and moving toward an outcomes-oriented social sector on Wharton Business Radio's "Dollars and Change." Watch Antony's keynote address at the 2018 Net Impact Conference.
About Social Impact Week.
The Social Impact week, organized by the Social Enterprise Club (SEC), highlights the breadth and depth of the social enterprise sector through event programming. Throughout the week, business school students have the opportunity to attend events showcasing alumni and professionals from socially and environmentally conscious organizations to see how business skills can be applied to today's most pressing challenges. In addition to event programming, the SEC organizes the Social Impact Auction, a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign, which raises funds to help support the Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship (SESF) program.
The SESF supports MBA students who pursue summer internships with nonprofits, NGOs, social and environmental enterprises, and/or public sector institutions that are doing work to help address some of today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges, and would otherwise be unable to afford to cover the costs of an MBA summer associate. You can see more details about the fellowship and previous recipients here.