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.
About the Authors:
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.
William B. Eimicke is professor of practice and founding director of the Picker Center for Executive Education at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He previously served as New York City’s Deputy Fire Commissioner for Strategic Planning and Policy, as the housing “czar” of New York state, and as a housing policy and management consultant to Vice President Al Gore’s National Performance Review. He has co-authored four books on topics including effective public management, contracting, sustainability, and management innovation.
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.
This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.