Social Impact Economy

David Wood
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 6:00pm

Scott Griffith, Former Chairman and CEO at Zipcar, Karen Gordon Mills, Institute of Politics Fellow, Fall 2013 and Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, 2009-2013, Tracy Palandjian, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Social Finance and former Managing Director, The Parthenon Group, and David Wilkinson, White House Senior Policy Advisor for Social Finance and Innovation; and Executive Director, City First Enterprises, joined moderator David Wood, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, HKS and Director, Initiative for Responsible Investment, Hauser Institute for a discussion on the social impact economy and entrepreneurship. Panelists discussed how responsible investment and crowd-funding can be a force for social change; they also emphasized the ways in which metrics and data analysis can help the government and private firms match entrepreneurs with investors.