RockCreek Founder and CEO Afsaneh Beschloss recently moderated a discussion with some of the firm’s senior advisors who have long experience in ESG and impact investing. The group discussed the current state and future of impact investing as well as evolving attitudes toward capitalism.
“Young people are no longer certain that capitalism is better than socialism or what socialism means in different countries,” said RockCreek senior advisor Dame DeAnne Julius. “This dimension leads to the need for companies to define and clarify what is their purpose.”
- Caroline Atkinson, former head of policy at Google; White House deputy national security advisor for international economics; and senior policymaker at the U.S. Treasury and International Monetary Fund.
- Dr. Jessica Einhorn, former Managing Director of the World Bank and Dean of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
- Dame DeAnne Julius, Chair of the Council of University College London; an Advisory Board member of Temasek and the China Investment Corporation (the Chinese sovereign wealth fund); a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England; and former chief economist for Shell and British Airways.
- Laura Tyson, Professor at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley; Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Blum Center for Developing Economies; Faculty Director for the Institute for Business & Social Impact; and former Dean of the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, Chair of the US President's Council of Economic Advisers, and Dean of the London Business School.