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How Foundations Can Advance Racial Equity Through Impact Investing

This SSIRLive! webinar is part of a 10-week series on racial equity and impact investing co-presented by Mission Investors Exchange and Stanford Social Innovation Review. The series titled, 'How Foundations Are Using Impact Investing to Advance Racial Equity,' features 10 foundations who have made committments and deployed strategies to address issues of racial equity through their impact investing practices.
 
Click here for the more information on the series, including a list of contributors. 
 
This webinar is made possible thanks to the generous support of Lumina Foundation.

 
Racial inequity is inextricably connected to almost every social challenge that philanthropy seeks to address. Quality healthcare, affordable housing, access to better education, participation in a fair economy—these are just some of the challenges that disproportionately affect people of color and are central to the mission-driven work undertaken by foundations.
 
But how can foundations that are committed to impact investing also advance diversity, equity, and inclusion? What role should foundations play in ensuring that racial equity is at the heart of the impact investing movement? In this SSIRLive! webinar— co-presented by Stanford Social Innovation Review and Mission Investors Exchange— three foundation leaders will explore these pressing questions and more. These expert speakers will explain their organizations’ efforts to advance racial equity—inherently tied to diversity and inclusion—into their institutions and impact investing practices. They will detail the subsequent positive outcomes in the social sector space that have resulted from these strategic efforts. 
 
The program is designed for philanthropy professionals and other impact-investing practitioners who seek to understand how organizational goals on racial equity inform impact investments. The audience will leave this webinar with inspiration and practical strategies for the best ways to apply these insights to their work as part of their organizational journey.
 
Speakers
The webinar will feature leaders from three foundations that are part of MIE and SSIR's ongoing essay series
  • Don Chen, President, Surdna Foundation
  • Holiday Hart McKiernan, Acting CEO and Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and General Counsel for Lumina Foundation
  • La June Montgomery Tabron, CEO and President, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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