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Investing in Equity in Education

Mark Medema May 28, 2021

A panel of experts from the lending, investing, and education sectors will come together to discuss innovative models to promote equity investing in education. They will discuss ways to overcome challenges to connect, engage, and invest in educational entrepreneurs of color. Learn about investment strategies, changes to business practices, new fund models, the role of Social Bonds in the capital markets, and barriers to equitable inclusion in philanthropy and the debt markets. 



Meta Themes

  • Impact Investing

  • Equity & Inclusion


Sustainable Development (Education), Social Entrepreneurship,

Purpose and Desired Outcome

To collectively discuss opportunities to invest in education with a focus on promoting equity and inclusion, especially for students and educational entrepreneurs of color. Participants will leave the discussion an expanded understanding of what is currently happening within the sector and with specific recommendations to improve business practices.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Government


  • NameMark Medema
  • TitlePresident
  • OrganizationImpact4Ed
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameDarryl Cobb
  • TitlePresident
  • OrganizationCharter School Growth Fund
  • StatusInvited
  • NameAnand Kesavan
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationEquitable Facilities Fund
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameKat Kaufmann
  • TitlePartner
  • OrganizationBridgespan
  • StatusInvited
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