Reshaping capitalism to drive change
Join Sir Ronald Cohen, the pioneering philanthropist, venture capitalist, private equity investor and social innovator, to discuss his new book, IMPACT: Reshaping capitalism to drive real change. The talk will be moderated by Professor Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, and followed by opportunities for Q&A.

Throughout the world, capitalism and democracy are being challenged with great force. We are facing huge social and environmental problems. IMPACT evaluates how the world must change – and not by throwing money at old ideas that no longer work. To change the world, we must change how we do business, starting with where and how we invest our money.

In IMPACT, Sir Ronnie seeks to demonstrate that a solution is within our grasp. He calls it the Impact Revolution.

He shows us how, driven by impact investment, it is reshaping our economic system, transforming the private sector from a polluter and driver of inequality into a powerful force for good; distributing opportunity more fairly; and bringing solutions to our great social and environmental challenges. And that it promises to be as innovative and disruptive as the Tech Revolution that has preceded it.

Please note: This event will take place online via Zoom. Please register via the event webpage and you will be emailed a link with joining instructions nearer the time.
Date: 12 October 2020, 13:00 (Monday, 1st week, Michaelmas 2020)
Venue: Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter OX2 6GG
Venue Details: Online event
Speaker: Sir Ronald Cohen
Organising department: Blavatnik School of Government
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Natalie Ham