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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Opportunity for Systems Change Through Disaster Relief

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Session Description

Disasters, while tragic, often present opportunities to generate transformation in social and economic systems. How can we invoke systems thinking to channel disaster relief efforts into low-carbon and climate-resilient development?

When | Where

11:45 - 13:00 Wednesday, April 9 SBS, Seminar 8

Session leaders

  • Robert Foster Speaker
    Executive Director, Accelerating Market-Driven Partnerships, Aspen Institute
    Robert Foster is the executive director of Accelerating Market-driven Partnerships (AMP). Robert’s past work include the development of social purpose investment vehicles with private investment firms, the development of global market and policy strategies with foundations, and the implementation of market-based biodiversity conservation and poverty-reduction initiatives in Latin America with non-profits. Robert is a Women Effects Investments Fellow at the Criterion Institute and also serves on social-impact selection committees and investment committees, such as the Hitachi Foundation’s Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneur’s Awards, and the Patient Capital Collaborative, a venture fund dedicated to Social Impact. He holds a MSc from Oxford University.