Just Developed Enough: Making Social Impact Work for All
John Fisk, Wallace Center
How do we invest without disrupting alternative economies that exist in communities that have been cut off from capital resources? Can we ensure that impact investing doesn’t simply re-brand and re-create existing systems that cause poverty and social inequity? How can planners, investors and developers keep the perils of displacement front of mind when considering food-focused economic development? The current landscape of private capital and philanthropic capital still tends to be inaccessible to underserved communities. Join us for a conversation on what investors need to consider if they want to support the very communities they’re investing in and how to leverage the communities’ assets, wisdom, and creativity.
Community development, displacement, economic development, food systems, Gentrification, impact investing, sustainability
John Fisk, Wallace Center (moderator) Elliott Smith, Travis County Economic Development Department Krysten Aguilar, La Semilla Food Center
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