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SoCal Grantmakers 2022 Annual Conference — Narrative Power: Reframe Stories, Redefine Culture

The Southern California Grantmakers (SCG) 2022 Annual Conference — Narrative Power: Reframe Stories, Redefine Culture — will explore how philanthropy can build narrative power alongside communities as a vital component of a broader power-building ecosystem. Challenging dominant narratives and imagining new possibilities is an integral part of systems change work — in fact, it often precedes it. 

MIE-Facilitated Session at SCG's 2022 Annual Conference

Redefining the Narrative and Challenging the Fallacies of Impact Investing

September 20, 11:15AM-12:15PM PT
Mission-driven investors often are hindered by the Wall Street-rooted conventional narratives around return and risks. If fiduciaries and philanthropic leaders create impact investing programs with strategies stuck in capitalistic practices, wealth inequality will continue to grow. Moreover, the urgency of societal and environmental challenges demands thoughtful and strategic use of all types of capital. Join this session to learn how foundation leaders have interrogated the prioritization of financial performance over deep impact and long-held beliefs around risk. Participants will leave challenged to be storytellers and the advocates who catalyze systems change.


  • Melanie Audette, Senior Vice President, Mission Investors Exchange (Facilitator)
  • Amy Chung, Director, Impact Investing at The California Endowment
  • Olivia Rebanal, Chief Impact Officer at Ecotrust
  • Erika Seth Davies, Founder of the Racial Equity Asset Lab and CEO of Rhia Ventures

We are pleased to extend to MIE members, on behalf of SCG, discount pricing for this event. Please contact Zineb Touzani at [email protected] for more information.

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