17AM is democratizing access to capital in impact investing. During this riveting workshop, participants will contribute to 17AM’s investment initiatives in Boston and Los Angeles using stakeholder capitalism and “design thinking.” SOCAP attendees across sectors will discuss how they would collaborate to create “intelligent” cities–namely, those that are healthy, sustainable, and racially equitable.
First, 17AM will walk participants through their anchor research in Philadelphia, Boston, and LA, mentioning investment opportunities with the potential to deliver significant impact to vulnerable populations and attractive investment returns. Participants will then choose their breakout groups (Boston or LA) and 17AM will ask questions about city-specific challenges and possible investment solutions. Participants will diagram their answers on whiteboards and sticky notes and present their insights to the larger group.