Jul 5, 2019 • 25M

Using Biomimicry This Activist Is Turning Impact Investing Upside Down To Erase Racial Wealth Gaps - #1126

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Devin Thorpe
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“Biomimicry is the practice of solving problems by learn asking the question, ‘What would nature do?” says Boston Impact Initiative Fund founder and President Deborah Frieze. Her answer to that question has her flipping conventional investing wisdom on its head to close the racial wealth divide in Boston. While she hopes the fund will serve as a model for other communities, she notes that the wealth divide in Boston is on par with Atlanta for the worst in the country. “The median net worth for a white family in Boston is $247,000, which is way above the national. The median net worth for a black family in Boston is $8. It's not $8,000 it's not $800 it's $8.” Even in the context of impact investing generally, she says, “We’re heading in the wrong direction where the wealth divide continues to get larger.” Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2xpEuvN. Never miss another interview! Join Devin here: http://bit.ly/joindevin. Click the following link to learn my insider secrets to media publicity for social impact: http://bit.ly/75offmedia.