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Financing the Future: Policy & Finance for Good

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231 Forest Street

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Policy & Finance for Good

with C. Sara Minard, PhD, Chief Program Officer at College for Social Innovation

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About Sara Minard

Sara Minard is the Chief Program Officer for the College for Social Innovation, a nonprofit organization in Boston, that provides innovative experiential education opportunities for college students and their home colleges while building a bigger, better, and more diverse talent pipeline for the social sector. In this role, Dr. Minard leads the design and delivery of a nationally recognized, multi-disciplinary curriculum to train and inspire the next generation of problem solvers. Dr. Minard also teaches impact investing at The Lewis Institute for Social Innovation at Babson College, where she serves as an entrepreneur-in-residence.

Dr. Minard earned her PhD in Economics with highest honors from Sciences Po, Paris, and has worked as a socio-economist, educator, researcher, and development practitioner for the past twenty years on several continents at the intersection of private sector development, economic policy, social innovation and social enterprise, design thinking and impact investing/social finance. For the past five years Dr. Minard was Executive Professor at Northeastern University’s D'Amore-McKim School of Business where she developed and taught award-winning courses on impact investing and social finance, social innovation and global social entrepreneurship, and led experiential field-based programs in India and Appalachia (US) with a focus on gender, food systems and social business.

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About Financing the Future

In the Financing the Future series, hosted in collaboration with The Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, we will explore the crucial role of capital in driving social progress.

How will we finance our future? What new financing mechanisms are being created? What role do large corporations, NGOs, government agencies, community foundations, family offices, philanthropists and investors play? What's working? What's needed?

Investing in social progress and managing societal dilemmas is complex and takes time. It requires a new understanding, new forms of collaborative relationships, innovative financing schemes, and the moral and financial courage to put capital where the highest ROI is recalibrated and recalculated to accelerate economic and social progress.


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Needham/Wellesley Room
Olin Hall
Babson Campus (Wellesley, MA)

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231 Forest Street

Olin Hall - Needham/Wellesley Room

Babson Park, MA 02457

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