Join us at The New School on Wednesday October 4th, 2017 at 6:00 pm to celebrate the launch of Morgan Simon’s new book, Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change.
Schedule of Events:
- 6:00p-6:30p: Mix and mingle
- 6:30p-7:30p: Talk by Morgan Simon, with an introduction from Maya Wiley, Senior Vice President for Social Justice at the New School
- 7:30p-8:00p: Enjoy catering by COLORS, the gulten-free restaurant supporting workers rights!
About the Book:
Impact investment is the trillion-dollar trend most people have never heard of — the support of social and environmental projects with a financial return. It has become a hot topic amongst people who care about social change, and is growing exponentially: in the next decade, it is poised to eclipse traditional charitable aid by a factor of ten to one. Yet for all the excitement, there is work to do to ensure it actually realizes its potential. Will impact investment empower millions of people worldwide, or will it just replicate the same failures of both charity and finance?
Morgan Simon works at the nexus of social finance and social justice. In Real Impact, published by Nation Books, she teaches us how to get it right, leveraging the world’s resources to truly transform the economy. For almost two decades, Simon has influenced over $150 billion from endowments, families, and foundations. In Real Impact, Simon shares her experience in investment and activism to offer clear strategies for investors, community leaders, and entrepreneurs alike. Real Impact is essential reading for anyone seeking real change in the world.
This event is free–we are also offering discounted books for people who don’t like lines and want to buy their book before the event! It will be pre-signed and handed to you as you walk in the door. Or if you really want it delivered to your door, feel free to preorder today on Amazon or through Busboys and Poets/Politics and Prose.
Sponsored by the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy.