[Event Recap] [BASIC Event] Defunding Mass Incarceration: Understanding Portfolio Exposure Beyond Private PrisonsCorrections Accountability Project (CAP) collaborated on an event hosted by Zevin Asset Management. The speaker, CAP’s Bianca Tylek, described her organization’s formidable attempt to comprehensively list over 3,100 corporations involved in the prison industrial complex.
Gagan VaseerImagine a world where you never have to carry your wallet or purse around. Your cellphone, a device you always have on hand, allows you to pay for your morning coffee, a ticket to your favorite movie, or even that sweater you’ve been eyeing for a while. Well, what was once considered science fiction, is now more science than fiction, as this has become a reality in China, where the rise of WeChat has revolutionized the mobile payment space. With mobile payments now surpassing $9 trillion a year, eight times greater than the US, the Chinese market has come to embrace their new cashless society.
Danielle PiskadloThe future of impact investing was the hottest topic on my recent tour of the Boston impact investing conference circuit, which included the New England Impact Investing Initiative/Building a Sustainable Investment Community (BASIC), Boston’s Net Impact Summit, and the Harvard Social Enterprise Conference. My list of all the 2018 trends discussed at these events, has 20 trends on it! Wow, that’s a busy year. This blog post is my attempt to distill these trends into four buckets (many of which are linked).