Laying New Groundwork for the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs: One Philanthropist’s Approach to Investing for Social ChangeApr 4, 2016 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Jean Case, Chairman of the National Geographic Society Board of Trustees and CEO of the Case Foundation, as she explores the burgeoning impact investing field. From unleashing capital to promote positive social change, to funding the next generation of social innovators, Case will share her take on the emergence of social entrepreneurs who are finding solutions to the world’s most intractable problems.
This fireside chat will delve into how investors and innovators can shape a more diverse, supportive and enterprising entrepreneurial ecosystems across the country.
Jean Case is an actively engaged philanthropist, investor and a pioneer in the world of interactive technologies. Her career in the private sector spanned nearly two decades before she and her husband, Steve Case, created the Case Foundation in 1997. The Case Foundation is recognized for its leadership in leveraging new technologies and applying innovative approaches to increase giving; catalyze civic and business participation; and promote innovation, collaboration and leadership in the nonprofit sector. In 2010 she joined The Giving Pledge, a commitment by the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to dedicate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy.
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Program by Philanthropy Forum at GSPIA and AlphaLab Gear