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Transformative Strategies for Moving Capital to Communities of Color

David Levine American Sustainable Business Network

. This session aims to provide a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities in maintaining and enhancing racial equity in investing, emphasizing the role of community capital and restorative strategies in this endeavor.

Highlights Include:
• An exploration of how community capital, raised from a broad cross-section of a venture’s community, plays a crucial role in supporting racially equitable investments and nurturing local economies.
• Insight into the systemic barriers affecting BIPOC entrepreneurs and the necessity of restorative investing practices in closing the racial wealth gap.
• Discussion on innovative models like Diversified Community Investment Funds (DCIF) and their impact on promoting racial equity in the investment sector.
• An examination of the current legal framework impacting racial equity investing, focusing on the need for vigilance and adaptability in response to evolving legal challenges.

Track

DEI, Ownership and Impact

Format

Panel (3 speakers)

Speakers

  • NameDerek Peebles
  • TitleSenior Director for Inclusive Economies
  • OrganizationAmerican Sustainable Business Network
  • NameLaina Raveendran Greene
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationAngels of Impact
  • NameTerrius Harris
  • TitleIndigenous Businesses & Partnerships Coordinator
  • OrganizationBusinesses for Conservation & Climate Action

Description

. This session aims to provide a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities in maintaining and enhancing racial equity in investing, emphasizing the role of community capital and restorative strategies in this endeavor.

Highlights Include:
• An exploration of how community capital, raised from a broad cross-section of a venture’s community, plays a crucial role in supporting racially equitable investments and nurturing local economies.
• Insight into the systemic barriers affecting BIPOC entrepreneurs and the necessity of restorative investing practices in closing the racial wealth gap.
• Discussion on innovative models like Diversified Community Investment Funds (DCIF) and their impact on promoting racial equity in the investment sector.
• An examination of the current legal framework impacting racial equity investing, focusing on the need for vigilance and adaptability in response to evolving legal challenges.

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