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Why should rich people have all the fun (and returns)?: Investing and community wealth building for the 90%

Deidra Fair James May 28, 2021

Being an impact investor can be a great way to contribute to making the world a better place while building wealth.  Although the money invested in projects and entrepreneurs in marginalized communities can make a positive impact, many impact investing strategies leave out a critical element – marshalling resources from citizens to reinvest in their own communities.  These community based investors are often not accredited investors so they miss out on investing in venture capital and private equity opportunities in their communities that could materially improve their communities and at the same time build generational wealth for their families .  How can we do more to include community based investors to make impact investing more equitable and inclusive?



Meta Themes

  • Impact Investing

  • Equity & Inclusion


Inclusive impact investing and community wealth building

Purpose and Desired Outcome

Better understanding of investing options that would allow non-accredited investors to invest in venture capital and private equity in smaller dollar amounts and draw out examples where this has been tried and discuss lessons learned.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Asset Managers

  • Entrepreneurs


  • NameNicholas Johnson
  • TitleHead of Investment
  • OrganizationKheprw Integrated Fund
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameBrian Beckon
  • TitlePrincipal
  • OrganizationCutting Edge Counsel
  • StatusInvited
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