Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The University Club*
1 West 54th Street (at Fifth Avenue)
New York City
Registration is now closed for this event.
Social Value Investing, the new book by Howard W. Buffett and William Eimicke, 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 Speakers
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 US 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.
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 US 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 co-founded 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. He was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Doors open at 5:30 pm. Conversation will be followed by Q&A and reception. MoAF members FREE; General admission $25. The first 100 attendees will receive a copy of the book.
*Please note the dress code for The University Club.