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Thematic Dine Arounds 1. Mindfulness, Spirit, Faith, & Impact Investing

Thematic Dine Arounds 1. Mindfulness, Spirit, Faith & Impact Investing

CO Impact Days Dinner

March 12, 7:30 pm - Limit 10 at $75 per person wine included. Sign-up here: https://www.impactfinancecenter.org/corporate-strategics-impact-investing-1/thematic-dine-around-mindfulness-spirit-faith-amp-impact-investing

Panzano, 909 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

An Inquiry into the Intersection of Spiritual Practice and Investing

Introduction:

As part of an investing movement designed to cultivate, grow and safeguard impact, we are increasingly aware of the intense divisions in society, and the ways we may be contributing to or complicit in them. With growing inequality and polarization, alongside deep mistrust of our institutions and capitalist system, many feel called to examine and perhaps actively build and invest in an economy that is inclusive and regenerative. Our investment decisions can play a meaningful role in how that economy emerges. Faith, spiritual and wisdom traditions can help shape a new praxis for entrepreneurship and investing that supports shared prosperity and belonging.

For this praxis to emerge, we need spaces for dialogue that help bring it into being. This dinner will offer a space for individuals to come together to connect with each other and explore together the dimensions of where investment strategies/ approaches might intersect with emerging spiritual practices, such as mindfulness, ancient wisdom, religious ritual and faith practices etc.

Questions that this group will explore include:

Sensing:

What are some emergent patterns where we see paradigm shifts underway at the intersection of spiritual practice and investing?

What are the established faith, spiritual and wisdom traditions that have / are shaping your personal life, which could also transform your work and, collectively, our economy?

Being:

What does it mean to integrate those practices with the practice of investing?

Doing:

What processes have been developed, or could we develop, to translate and apply spiritual practice to the practice of investing?

What systems – particularly ecosystems – might exist or need to be cultivated to sustain and grow these communities of practice?

Leader:

Elizabeth Garlow, Impact Investment Officer, Lumina Foundation

Carl Palmer, Founder at LegacyWorks Group