Promoting the development of the Impact Economy is at the center of U.S. foreign policy objectives. At the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a shift in U.S. development assistance from donor-driven aid to catalytic investment. Further, the Secretary’s 21stCentury Statecraft calls for us to reach beyond traditional state-to-state interactions and harness the assets and tools of business to strengthen our diplomatic efforts.
To support the development of an Impact Economy, the Secretary‘s Global Impact Economy Forum will gather 250 high-level investors, business executives, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, academics, and policymakers to discuss how to create greater coordination, collaboration, and efficiency in this emerging industry. The action-oriented Forum will include two days of interactive panels, workshops, inspirational keynotes, networking breaks and announcements of public and private sector deliverables that will be implemented post-Forum. Paul Herman will be attending and participating.