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Financing Livable Spaces: How can impact investing help ensure that communities are healthy, resilient, and enjoyable?

All communities in the US are not created equal. Some communities disproportionately face challenges such as lack of economic opportunity, racial injustice, health disparities, and the impacts of a warming planet. Can investment be strategically and responsibly deployed to these communities to simultaneously address these distinct yet related issues? Join CBEY, Tsai CITY, and the Yale Center for Environmental Justice for a panel discussion on financing livable spaces. This discussion will bring together investors and researchers to discuss how impact-investing can help strengthen communities in the face of multiple intersecting threats.

This event is part of the Climate Innovator Spotlight series, which highlights innovators working to address many facets of the climate crisis and related challenges.

The discussion will be moderated by CBEY fellow Namrita Kapur and feature the following panelists:

  • B. Suzi Ruhl, Senior Research Scientist at Elevate Policy Lab
  • Jazmine da Costa, Senior Analyst a SustainVC
  • Brian Murray, Co-founder of Shift Capital
  • Anna Blanding, Managing Director of Impact Investing at ConnCat



Namrita Kapur

Lecturer in the Practice at Yale School of Management
Resident Fellow at Yale Center for Business and the Environment
MBA 1997
Master of Environmental Management 1997