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Social Value Investing with Author Howard W. Buffett and Matthew Bishop of the Economist

Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 68 p.m.

The University Club
1 W 54th St
New York, NY 10019
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Matthew Bishop and Howard W. Buffett

Social Value Investing presents a new way to approach some of society’s most difficult and intractable challenges. Although many of our world’s problems may seem too great and too complex to solve—inequality, climate change, affordable housing, corruption, healthcare, food insecurity—solutions to these challenges do exist, and will be found through new partnerships bringing together leaders from the public, private, and philanthropic sectors.

Dress is business attire and strictly enforced by The University Club.

About the Author:

Howard W. Buffett is an adjunct associate professor and research scholar at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He served as the executive director of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and coauthored the New York Times best-seller 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World (2013). Previously, Buffett oversaw economic stabilization programs in Afghanistan and Iraq for the U.S. Department of Defense. He also served as a policy advisor for the White House Domestic Policy Council, where he co-authored the president’s cross-sector partnership strategy.

About Matthew Bishop:

Matthew Bishop most recently served at the Rockefeller Foundation as managing director, focused on taking forward the Foundation’s convening, networking, and problem-solving capabilities by expanding the work of The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center. Bishop created a new global institute that brought together diverse voices from around the world to shine a light on big ideas, and help to rapidly
implement scalable solutions to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people. Previously, he spent more than 25 years at The Economist, serving in roles such as U.S. Business Editor, New York Bureau Chief and global business editor. Through a variety of writing, editorial, and leadership roles, he has committed himself to turning good ideas into forceful action. Bishop cofounded the Social Progress
Index, helped to launch the #GivingTuesday campaign, and was a member of the G8 Taskforce on Social Impact Investing. He is the co-author of several books, including Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World and The Road From Ruin. Some years ago, he was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

This talk is followed by a reception. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The first 100 attendees will receive a copy of the book.