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Talking System Change and Impact Investing at MIE National Conference

The kick-off plenary at the Mission Investors Exchange 2018 National Conference was moderated by Tracy Palandjian (Social Finance) and featured Dana Bezerra (Heron Foundation), Larry Kramer (William and Flora Hewlett Foundation), and Darren Walker (Ford Foundation). The discussion sparked fireworks as the three leaders spoke about the urgency for philanthropy to "prod the market system to deliver racial equity, shared prosperity and environmental sustainability." The panelists presented their diverse perspectives on how to achieve system change and Larry Kramer expressed his skepticism as to the effectiveness of concessionary investments.


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