走向新资本主义

2020年6月1日研究所的工作人员

“生活在贫困中的绝大多数美国人是有工作的穷人,”反贫困组织“罗宾汉”(Robin Hood)的首席执行官韦斯·摩尔(Wes Moore)对一屋子金融、非营利组织和社会企业的领导人说。“他们不仅做一份工作,在很多情况下,他们还做多份工作。这不仅是不可持续的,也是不道德的。”这为在华盛顿特区举行的“迈向新资本主义”峰会定下了基调,该峰会聚焦于影响力投资,由该协会和保德信金融共同主办。这是阿斯彭包容性经济伙伴关系的第二次重要会议。这是一项史无前例的全研究所倡议,旨在将变革者与公共、私营和非营利部门的领导人联合起来,推动为所有人提供更大的经济安全、机会和复原力。该协会首席执行官丹·波特菲尔德(Dan Porterfield)表示,这个问题是真实存在的:“超过5000万美国人生活在或接近金融危机。”好消息是,大家都相信社区驱动的投资能够带来真正的改变。为了证明这一承诺,保诚宣布它已经达到了一个重要的里程碑:一个10亿美元的影响投资组合,产生了财务和社会回报。保诚集团董事长兼首席执行官查尔斯•洛雷认为,从事他这一行的人“在道德和业务上都有义务参与我们这个时代最具挑战性的问题”。小组讨论了下一代融资问题,而且至关重要的是,重点放在对社区的影响投资上。 Done properly, that means recognizing the link between economic inequality and injustice. “When we get to the root of it, it’s structural racism,” said Andrea Chen, the executive director of Propeller, a New Orleans–based nonprofit that supports entrepreneurs. “If we don’t have a strong racial equity sense to our work, we’re actually working against ourselves.” Monika Mantilla of Small Business Community Capital reminded the room that minority communities “are actually probably the biggest force of economic creation, value, and development in this country.” Economic inequality remains a daunting challenge, but the forum’s audience left inspired to carry this momentum forward. As Moore said at the beginning, “We must ensure that these conversations become action plans, and those action plans become movements.” The Aspen Partnership for an Inclusive Economy was launched in partnership with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.

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