Held at the Le Parker Meridien in New York, this discussion on The Intersection of Philanthropy and Impact Investing was moderated by Bruce Usher, Co-Director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise; Elizabeth B. Strickler ’86 and Mark T. Gallogly ’86 Faculty Director; Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Business School.
This session explored such questions as: What is impact investing? How is it similar to, and different from, philanthropy? And, how can we use our entire portfolios to make a positive impact in the world? The following panel of investors and philanthropists shared share their perspectives on how to fund social and environmental innovations including new approaches to grants for for-profits, Mission and Program Related Investments, and high-growth, high-impact angel investments:
• Preeti Bhattacharji ’14, Director of Strategic Initiatives, The Heron Foundation
• Curt LaBelle ’99, President, Global Health Investment Fund
• Bonny Moellenbrock, Executive Director, Investors’ Circle
• Julius Mokrauer, Managing Director, Serious Change LP; and Board Member, Tamer Fund for Social Ventures
The Worldwide Alumni Club Event (WACE) is a celebration of the diverse and dynamic worldwide Columbia Business School alumni community, and is brought to you by the Office of External Relations and Development, in collaboration with the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise and the Investors’ Circle of New York.