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Can 21st Century Capitalism Help Reverse School Failure, Climate Change, and Income Inequality?

Tracy Palandjian

From the Social Finance Institute

The Social Finance Institute, Workforce & Economic Mobility, Education

As business increasingly funds solutions to educational shortfalls, climate change, and income inequality in today’s divided America, the boundaries among public, private, and civil-sector engagement are blurring. Can stakeholder capitalism take us beyond shareholder primacy to inclusive and informed social and material well-being? Social Finance CEO and Co-Founder Tracy Palandjian joined Roger Ferguson, past President and CEO of TIAA, and Natasha Lamb, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Arjuna Capital, for a panel discussion of this topic. The panel was hosted by ClassACT HR ’73 and moderated by Leigh Hafrey, Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Watch a recording of the whole panel, or explore clips of Tracy explaining the concepts at the heart of our work, below.

Watch the panel recording: 

What is social impact investing? Tracy Palandjian explains:

Tracy Palandjian on Income Inequality and Education:

Tracy Palandjian on Outputs vs Outcomes:

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