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How do we truly lead to equity and inclusion, support social entrepreneurship and sustainable development?

Aurelia Flores May 30, 2021

How do different investors and decision-makers approach impact investing toward the goal of fundamentally addressing deep systemic inequalities and challenges? How do VCs and impact investors differ in their approaches? What trends are we seeing in the impact investing space – particularly across issues of social entrepreneurship and equity and inclusion?

Allie Burns, CEO at Village Capital will speak about global changes in social entrepreneurship, changes in the programs that Village Capital offers, and the participants it serves.

Brian Dixon and Nasir Qadree will discuss the differing ways they assess the space as impact investors, having been ‘firsts’ in multiple ways.

Jason Palmer will describe the changes he’s seen over 20+ years in the impact investing realm.

All panelists will discuss the following questions:

  • What are the different ways investors evaluate social enterprises?
  • What – exactly – makes certain mission-driven organizations investable and successful?
  • How do you/your organizations measure impact and change? In part, how do you track how your investments serve underserved populations?
  • Is the core of impact investing changing? And how is that driven by social entrepreneurship?
  • What role does your organization play in sustainable development – and how/do the UN’s SDG’s enter into consideration?
  • What specific steps do you/your organizations take to build equity and inclusion in the different actions you take?

Come to this exciting discussion and be ready to hear straight talk from investors in the space now about what they’re seeing, how things have changed, and active steps being taken to move the needle.



Meta Themes

  • Impact Investing


Impact investing from the standpoint of investors. How do we truly lead to equity and inclusion, support social entrepreneurship and sustainable development?

Purpose and Desired Outcome

Answer the above questions, and give investors key metrics to look for, learn about best practices in the field, and think about how their dollars to truly be best put to work.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Asset Managers

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)


  • NameAllie Burns
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationVillage Capital
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameBrian Dixon
  • TitlePartner
  • OrganizationKapor Capital
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameJason Palmer
  • TitleGeneral Partner
  • OrganizationNew Markets
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameNasir Qadree
  • TitleFounder & Managing Partner
  • OrganizationZeal Capital Partners
  • StatusConfirmed
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