Small Businesses in the COVID Recession
How are small businesses adapting now that the COVID recession looks like it will continue well into 2021? Our panel of national and New York small business leaders will help answer some key questions.
For this discussion, we will be joined by Luz Urrutia, CEO of Accion Opportunity Fund and Opportunity Fund, the country’s leading non-profit small business microlender, local small business owner Amore Philip, CEO and Director of Public Relations for Apples and Oranges Public Relations, and Kaaryn Nailor Simmons, Director of the Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center, which offers resources, mentorship, and programs for small business owners and entrepreneurs in the Harlem and southern Bronx neighborhoods. The panel will be moderated by Todd H. Baker, Senior Fellow at the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy at Columbia University.
October 27, 2020 | Webinar | 6:00 p.m. | Register
Private Equity Diversity and Inclusion
Private equity investment institutions play a pivotal and growing role in financial markets. Asset owners and private equity managers deploy billions of dollars in companies and take active roles in steering the enterprises in which they invest. Importantly, much of the capital invested in private equity funds come from institutions with social mandates such as pension funds and university endowments. Although the investments are private, they nonetheless have meaningful impact on the public and on society.
For this discussion, we will be joined by Jennifer Choi, Managing Director of Industry Affairs for the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), Donna M. Hitscherich, Senior Lecturer of Finance and Director of the Private Equity Program at Columbia Business School, and Alisa A. Wood, Partner, Client and Partner Group at KKR. The panel will be moderated by Aamir A. Rehman, Senior Fellow at the Richman Center for Business, Law and Public Policy.
October 13, 2020 | Webinar | 6:00 p.m. | Registration Closed
Investing in Infrastructure in Developing Asia after COVID-19: Navigating Geopolitics to Generate Long-Term Value, Growth, and Returns
In this public lecture, we will explore the prospects for deploying capital to infrastructure in Asia for the long term. We will identify risks and challenges, and weigh these against the opportunities and potential dislocations brought by the economic fallout from COVID-19 and corollary repricing of assets.
This lecture will feature Keiko Honda, Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University; Former CEO of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) of the World Bank Group, Glenn Hughes, Head of Vietnam, LOGOS Group, and Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation (ORF). This discussion will be moderated by Dr. Alexis Crow, Head of Geopolitical Investing at PwC; Senior Fellow at the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy at Columbia University.
September 30, 2020 | Webinar | 10:00am | Registration Closed