More entrepreneurs are starting businesses with a social purpose--like addressing poverty or mitigating climate change. And a growing number of investors are supporting this shift in thinking--looking not just at returns but at impact, putting their money on companies that align with their values. In this episode, Lauren talks with Rosa Lee Harden, the co-founder of SOCAP--The Social Capital Markets conference--and curator, Lindsay Smalling. Listen to our conversation on iTunes or NPR One.
Nancy Santiago Negrón is the Chief External Affairs officer at the Opportunity Finance Network--an organization that brings together lending institutions that "benefit low-income, low-wealth, and other disadvantaged people and communities across the nation." She shares her vision for OFN along with her work at the Women's Bureau at the Department of Labor to improve the well-being of women who serve and have served in the military.