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The Rise of Citizen Capitalism

by Public and Community Events

Virtual Webinar

Mon, Feb 8, 2021

7 PM – 8 PM (GMT+2)

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Join this session of the Gerhart Center Webinar Series titled "The Rise of Citizen Capitalism" featuring Michael O'Leary, managing director at Engine No. 1, and Warren Valdmanis, partner, Two Sigma Impact at Two Sigma. The speakers will focus on impact investing, it's promise (and pitfalls), the broader movements towards sustainable and socially responsible business, and the need for investors to lead the charge.

Michael O'Leary is a managing director at the investment firm Engine No. 1. Previously, he was on the founding team of Bain Capital’s social impact fund and invested in consumer, industrial, and technology companies through Bain Capital’s private equity fund. He’s been featured in Bloomberg, Fortune, Vox, the Financial Times, Business Insider, and Market Watch, among others. Michael has served as an economic policy advisor in the United States Senate and on two presidential campaigns. Michael studied philosophy at Harvard College and earned his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Warren Valdmanis is a partner with Two Sigma Impact, a private equity fund that invests in companies that generate good jobs. He was previously a managing director with Bain Capital’s social impact fund, and before that invested with Bain Capital’s private equity team for over a decade. He grew up in Canada and has lived and worked in Australia, Chile, France, Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa, and the United States. Warren studied economics at Dartmouth College and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. He lives with his wife Kristin and four children in Portland, Maine.

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