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Noyes in Action on Mission-Related Investing

Where Main Street Meets Your Endowment: Making Sense of Philanthropy's Role in the Occupy Wall Street Movement

Confluence Philanthropy Webinar
November 28, 2011

Philanthropy exists in the 1%.

At the same time, Foundations support social movements; whether it is around sustainable food systems, or the Climate Treaty process, philanthropy is an engine that drives activism. So what do we do about a movement that calls to question the very system that has built philanthropy?

Many of the grievances raised by protesters relate to long-standing shareholder issues. CEO compensation or social and environmental impacts are just a few examples.

Join us to learn about the significant ways in which mission-related investing can help to support economic change and the overall premise of the Occupy Wall Street Movement from within the Foundation Board Room through shareholder engagement, proxy voting, screening, and community banking.


Vic De Luca, President, The Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation (Moderator)

Farhad Ebrahimi, Trustee Chair, The Chorus Foundation

Naomi Klein, Noted Author and Activist

Tom Kruse, Program Officer, Democratic Practice-Global Governance, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Tim Smith, Senior Vice President and Director of ESG Shareowner Engagement, Walden Asset Management