Past Events

Past Events

August 13, 2020

Pulling Back the Veil on Innovation in Government: A Case Study in Human-Centered Design

The Tech Talent Project is partnering with the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation to launch a new speaker series, Pulling Back the Veil on Innovation in Government. Please join us for the first event, presented in collaboration with IDEO, A Case Study in Human-Centered Design, on Thursday, August 13th from 3 - 4:30pm ET. The series will highlight what's possible when you have the right teams at the table and will explore what it really takes to successfully implement modern tech practices in government.

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July 29, 2020

Hiding in Plain Sight Part 2: Solutions for Fighting Racism in the Asset Management Industry

In a time of statements condemning racism and supporting Black Lives Matter, one might wonder what true commitment to racial equity and justice looks like in a sector largely closed and historically harmful to Black people and communities. Beyond reading and listening, what are the essential elements to shift from transactional relationships to transformational change within firms and the sector as a whole and what are the demands of the urgency of this moment?  This discussion will help frame the systemic nature of racism, share lessons learned for making the commitment and shifting to action, and what the financial services sector can gain by taking this issue seriously. Join Erika Seth Davies and the following guests for a robust discussion we’re hosting in partnership with Common Future:

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July 14, 2020

Ideas That Transform: A National Bank to Restart Local Economies

We are launching a new series, Ideas That Transform, surfacing new ideas that can transform society and scale. We kick things off with a discussion of Why We Need a U.S. Development Bank to invest in and grow small business in underserved communities in the United States moderated by Nate Wong and featuring:

  • Agnes Dasewicz, Capital Access Lab Lead, Kauffman Foundation
  • Dale Mathias, former Associate Dean at Columbia Business School
  • Melissa Bradley, co-founder of venture backed Ureeka and founder and Managing Partner of 1863 Ventures

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July 9, 2020

Hiding in Plain Sight Part 1: Where Racism Exists in the Asset Management Industry

The asset management world is a complex one, and the forces that have allowed it to remain white for so long are many. Poor hiring and recruiting practices, lack of media attention, dismissing performance of minority-managed funds all contribute to maintaining the status quo. This panel will dive into how this has been allowed to occur for so long, based on their years of experience. Join Erika Seth Davies and the following guests for a robust discussion we’re hosting in partnership with Common Future:

  • Matthew McCue (moderator) - Co-Founder & Editor, FIN News and Emerging Manager Monthly
  • Brandi Colander - Principal, The Raben Group; Diverse Asset Manager Initiative
  • Jason Lamin - Founder & CEO, Lenox Park Solutions
  • Patrick Briaud - Head of Impact Investing, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

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July 8, 2020

SOCAP 365 Virtual Series – Policy and Practice: Critical Strategies for Dismantling Structural Racism

Join Erika Seth Davies, along with practitioners and cross-sector experts for a look at best practices, tangible examples and next steps for action for system level conversations with a hyper-local lens.

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June 2, 2020

Career Pathways: Social Impact & Social Responsibility – Public/Private Partnerships are Just the Beginning

In today's world, technology, economies, and industries are changing at a break-neck pace. As disparities in income grow, there is increased attention on what power holders can do to help accelerate positive change for all. Come join GU alumni to discuss how careers in social impact and corporate social responsibility can be a force for positive impact, and a shared vision of prosperity for all. Panelists include: Phil Dearing, Co-Founder, Second Day; Cherie Chung, Manager, Propel, Inc.; and more to be announced. This event is being co-hosted by the Beeck Center and Georgetown's Cawley Education Center and is free and open to all. JUNE 2, 2020, 4-5PM ET.

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May 15, 2020

Events During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in our communities, and following the guidance of Georgetown University, we have cancelled or postponed all our scheduled in-person events. We are currently exploring options to move some of our planned activities to virtual events, and will update this space as more information becomes available. Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to meeting with you (virtually) soon.

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April 24, 2020

[Virtual] Open Mic Series with Mission Investors Exchange

The Mission Investors Exchange recently created an ‘Open Mic’ series to help address needs related to the current COVID-19 crisis and provide an informal space to surface solutions, investments, or challenges related to the crisis.

This Friday, April 24th, Beeck Center Fellow Erika Seth Davies of the Racial Equity Asset Lab and Patrice R. Green, Program Officer in the Inclusive Economies team of the Surdna Foundation will lead a conversation on Advancing Racial Equity. Now is the time to double-down on commitments to racial equity practices and principles to halt deepening inequality and disproportionate damage to the communities of color. Erika and Patrice will lead a robust conversation, highlighting some of the strategies, tools, and techniques of what it looks like to keep racial equity on the table in the age of COVID-19.

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April 9, 2020

[Virtual] Impact Management Series, Part 1: How can you make it work?

This workshop is part 1 of a 2 part series.

Part 1: How can you make it work?

Students and professionals will learn about the field of impact management. They will take away a basic understanding of managing impact performance based on asset class and industry. As well as gaining the tools to track and maintain quality impact within the impact investing field. The workshop will also review case studies across various impact organizations allowing participants to explore real-life applications of these concepts. Participants will engage with the topic with pre-reading material before the workshop as a foundation for discussions.

Outline for the workshop is as follows:

Section 1: Refresher from Fall 2019’s workshop “More than Measurement: Impact Management” Section 2: Impact Management based on Asset Class Section 3: Impact Management based on Industry Section 4: Examining Tools These workshops are open to participants with any type of background knowledge on impact management and the impact field. Even with no knowledge of the field you can attend, in fact it’s encouraged! We’d like for you to make both dates but you don’t have to attend both. Space is limited to 50 virtual attendees. To register for part 2 of the series, visit this link. * A zoom link will be provided closer to the date of the event.

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April 7, 2020

[Virtual] Under the Hood: Tech in the time of crisis

Hear from technologists on the front lines of crisis response, from (2013) to U.S. Digital Service (2014-now) to COVID-19 with the U.S. Digital Response (2020). Learn about what it takes to make it all happen, how to find and recruit talent, and how to get involved. Hosted jointly with Harvard Kennedy School.

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