Chicago: A Synergy of Local and Global Investing

Recording: Chicago: A Synergy of Local and Global Investing, Mar 10, 2019


As the federal government continues to neglect local and global challenges, cities are exploring how to address them on their own. Case in point: Chicago Treasurer Kurt Summers, who manages an $8 billion investment portfolio for the Windy City. He has implemented innovative investment strategies to not only spur local economic development, but also make an impact on climate change, diversity, human rights, and other global issues. Whether creating a $100 million impact investing fund, putting public dollars in a black-owned bank on Chicago’s South Side, or integrating non-traditional factors into investment decisions, Treasurer Summers has shown how local governments can marshal their dollars to uplift cities today—and the world tomorrow. Join this TED-style presentation to learn more.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Focus15
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate