Social Impact Economy


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Scott Griffith
Karen Gordon Mills
Tracy Palandjian
David Wilkinson

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.