Community and Economic Development through Impact Investing Examined at reSOLUTION '14 reSOLUTION ‘14 brought dedicated and passionate professionals from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to Hamline to explore the use of impact investing in community and economic development. The Hamline School of Business partnered with Socentia and Opportunity International to hold this dynamic symposium. Support was provided in the way of scholarships by the MN Economic Development Foundation. Distinguished speakers included Paul Light, Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service; Steve Cramer, President and CEO of the Minneapolis Downtown Council and Improvement District; Glenn Ford, Founder and CEO of Praxis Markets; Jeanne Voight, impact investor and entrepreneur; Steve Rothschild, author of The Non Nonprofit; David Simms, Opportunity International Network and many more. View the reSOLUTION '14 agenda and speakers This year’s symposium centered around impact investing – an emerging tool for putting new forms of capital to work on solving social problems. Impact investments are made in companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. This event drew upon the experience of social entrepreneurs and investors to explore what impact investing is, how it works and where it is headed. reSOLUTION ‘14 provided a multi-sector look at Impact investment’s role in community and economic development at the local, national and international levels. Featured speakers and panel discussions explored the work that is currently being done to address social problems, with a particular emphasis on job creation and local food sourcing. Impact Investing View Brad Brown and Jeanne Voight's Presentation - Angel Impact Investing (PDF) Read articles on Impact Investing. reSOLUTION 2013 View the presentations from reSOLUTION '13.