Many of us care deeply about the place where we live, but we’re not quite sure how to invest in our own community. Betty Francisco and Deborah Frieze of the Boston Impact Initiative will introduce existing and aspiring impact investors to the role integrated capital can play in building regenerative and equitable local economies. They’ll share stories from BII’s experience in Massachusetts and from a network of 15 other communities around the country that are building place-based funds in their own backyards. This is a powerhouse duo, and, if you are interested in investing in your own communities, this session will offer inspiration and ideas for how to move forward!
ABOUT DEBORAH FRIEZE
Deborah is a professor, author, entrepreneur and activist. She teaches impact investing at Tufts University’s Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning. In 2013, she founded the Boston Impact Initiative, an impact investing fund working to close the racial wealth divide and build a resilient and inclusive local economy in Massachusetts.
ABOUT BETTY FRANCISCO
Betty Franciso is a business executive, impact investor and community leader with more than 24 years of experience. She is the co-founder of Amplify Latinx, a social venture that’s building Latino economic and political power in Massachusetts.