Harvard Asian Alumni Summit 2014

Panel Session 1B • Social-Impact Investing—The New Venture Capital?

When:
October 25, 2014 @ 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
2014-10-25T13:45:00-04:00
2014-10-25T15:00:00-04:00
Where:
Science Center Hall D
1 Oxford Street
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
USA

How do we solve deep, expensive, remedial social problems? Just as the formation of the venture capital industry ushered in a new approach and mindset toward funding innovation within the private sector, impact investment has started to harness entrepreneurship and capital markets to drive social improvement. Are we on the brink of a new era in social change?

 

Speakers

Rushika Fernandopulle AB ’89, MD ‘ 93, MPP ’94, Co-Founder/CEO, Iora Health
Andrew Park AB ’01, Head of Sustainable Finance Programs, Bloomberg LP
Tracy Palandjian AB ’93, MBA ’97, CEO and Co-Founder, Social Finance, Inc.
Kyung-Ah Park MBA ’98, Managing Director, Head of Environmental Markets, Goldman Sachs & Co

 

Moderator

Wendy Hanamura AB ’83, Director of Partnerships, The Internet Archieve

 

Coordinators

Jiajun Gu MS ’04, PhD ’08
J. Robin Moon HSPH PhD ’11