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Keys to Financial Inclusion Episode 04: Promoting Inclusive Community Development – A Conversation with Jeanne Milliken Bonds
In this Episode:
Jeanne Milliken Bonds, Professor of the Practice for Impact Investment and Sustainable Finance at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan Flagler Business School, joins the program for the fourth episode of Keys to Financial Inclusion. Jeanne shares her thoughts on what inclusive community development looks like, and the financial challenges facing families today. Discover how policy makers, regulators, foundations, nonprofits and businesses can work together to promote greater equity and inclusion, particularly as it relates to persons with disabilities.
…when I think about the broad universe of community development, inclusive means that we have to have systems and processes and structures within community development that allow everyone to participate… So that inclusivity includes those with disabilities, as well as other challenges that individuals might have in our society. — Jeanne Milliken Bonds
About Jeanne Milliken Bonds
Jeanne Milliken Bonds is a Professor of the Practice for Impact Investment and Sustainable Finance at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan Flagler Business School. She previously led community development at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Bonds is a former mayor and serves on numerous boards and committees in North and South Carolina, including chairing the SC Community Capital Alliance, a CDFI.
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North Carolina after the Pandemic: A Model for Creating a Successful Business Ecosystem for All
As a magnet for both population and employment growth, North Carolina has a propitious opportunity to create an inclusive and equitable entrepreneurial and small business ecosystem to support the state’s newfound prosperity. Leveraging qualitative insights from key informant interviews with government officials, community leaders, and minority entrepreneurs in one of the state’s hot spots for growth, we outline the major parameters of a place-based approach to creating an inclusive entrepreneurship and small business ecosystem that generates shared prosperity, eliminating in the process longstanding inequities in community economic development in the state.
Virginia’s Shifting Demographics and the Future Competitiveness of the Commonwealth
A Whole Community Health approach to Virginia’s rapid population growth over the past three decades and demographic challenges.
Real Estate Alert! Gale Force Demographic Wind Gusts Ahead
Newcomers from other states and abroad are principally responsible for North Carolina’s population boom–growth by 3.9 million– since 1990. However, seven powerful demographic disruptors—analogous to gale force wind gusts in an adverse weather event—can potentially quell future growth and demand for residential and commercial real estate. Strategies to circumnavigate the adverse effects of the demographic gale force winds ahead are discussed.