Facebook Live: Behind our $1 billion announcement

Xavier de Souza Briggs, the foundation’s vice president for Economic Opportunity and Markets, talked to Bloomberg’s Lenora Suki about our commitment to mission-related investments.

Last week the Ford Foundation joined the growing impact investing community, with our announcement of a $1 billion commitment to mission-related investments. Today on Facebook Live, we were happy to have a chance to answer questions about it.

Watch the segment, featuring Xavier de Souza Briggs, the foundation’s vice president for Economic Opportunity and Markets, and Lenora Suki, head of sustainable finance product strategy at Bloomberg and a board member of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation.

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