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How Impact Investors Can Use Policy Advocacy and Engagement to Advance the Common Good

Crises remind us that the U.S. economic system often prioritizes short-term financial returns that concentrate wealth over sustainable and inclusive financial growth that addresses long-standing social and economic inequities. The COVID-19 pandemic and the movement for racial justice have shined a spotlight on stark, chronic inequities. Impact investing, which can catalyze social and environmental impact for long-term structural change, is one way to address these inequities.
Join the Urban Institute for a discussion on how impact investing leaders can advance the common good through strategic policy advocacy and engagement. During this event, speakers will present highlights from a new Urban Institute policy brief, “Strategies for Advancing Impact Investing through Public Policy: A Guide for Advocates and Field Leaders.” They will also discuss how impact investing field leaders and advocates can develop and strengthen effective messages and approaches for engaging the federal government as it transitions.
  • Annie Donovan, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, LISC 
  • Matthew Eldridge, Policy Program Manager, Research to Action Lab, Urban Institute
  • Lisa Green Hall, Impact Chair, Apollo Global Management Inc.  
  • Amy Hartzler, Founder, Do Good Better LLC
  • Laura Tomasko, Policy Program Manager, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Urban Institute
  • Brett Theodos, Senior Fellow and Director of the Community Economic Development Hub, Urban Institute (moderator)

This webinar is part of an Impact Investing and Public Policy Series, presented in partnership with The U.S. Impact Investing Alliance, Opportunity Finance Network, Urban Institute, U.S. Economic Development Administration, and the Council on Foundations. Click here to view all events in the series.

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