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Communities as Valued Stakeholders in a Reimagined Economic System

Fran Seegull May 25, 2021

The pandemic and intersecting crises of the past year brought conversations around the need to transition from shareholder to stakeholder capitalism squarely into the mainstream. As public and private sector actors alike consider how to authentically incorporate the voices of stakeholders such as employees and consumers into their decision-making, there is a need to consider how to better center communities, especially those that have historically been excluded, in those discussions. And as we applaud major corporations for making sizeable commitments to local economic development and racial equity, we must be vigilant in holding them accountable for their follow-through and impacts. In this session, panelists will explore how impact investors, corporations, policymakers and others can shift the paradigm to more authentically engage and uplift community perspectives, and ultimately shift systemic power imbalances.



Meta Themes

  • Stakeholder Economics & Leadership

  • Impact Investing

  • Equity & Inclusion


Impact Investing; Impact Leadership for Stakeholder Capitalism; Equity and Inclusivity

Purpose and Desired Outcome

This panel seeks to build on conversations around the future of capitalism to ensure that communities are authentically engaged and understood as valued stakeholders. Panelists identify gaps, challenges and opportunities for centering communities and racial equity in decision-making in a reimagined economic system.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Asset Managers

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Corporate & SME

  • Government


  • NameFran Seegull
  • TitlePresident
  • OrganizationU.S. Impact Investing Alliance
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameJenna Nicholas
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationImpact Experience
  • StatusConfirmed
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