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The Reconstruction

The Reconstruction

By ImpactAlpha
Conversations with bright minds and problem solvers exploring the opportunity for systemic change in a time of great ferment, division and dislocation. Hosted by Monique Aiken. Produced by ImpactAlpha.
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Dr. Tiffany Manuel | Seeing our children’s children to help make the case for justice
A social scientist and founder of TheCaseMade, Tiffany Manuel has released a blueprint for “strategic case-making” to help leaders on the path to what could be called a new Reconstruction.
April 11, 2021
Daryn Dodson | Optimizing asset management for returns – and impact – requires overcoming racial bias
Illumen Capital's Daryn Dodson joins host Monique Aiken to discuss how reducing racial bias in asset management can optimize performance and boost global prosperity.
March 29, 2021
Rodney Foxworth on reparative investing for shared power in a common future
Foxworth, CEO of Oakland.-based Common Future, gets personal in conversation with host Monique Aiken in the latest episode in The Reconstruction, the new podcast series from ImpactAlpha. In their conversation, Foxworth and Aiken range from the need to confront power, to possibilities for reparative investing to empathy in a time of division.
March 8, 2021
The mobilization of Black women and other voters of color is uplifting us all
Host Monique Aiken sits down with sociologist and demographer Jessica Barron and her colleague Marion Johnson to discuss how women of color have mobilized themselves to protect and expand the rights to vote, and in the process turned themselves into key players in the future of democratic rule.
February 28, 2021
How unlikely partners came together to fight racial bias in asset allocation
Traditional due-diligence and risk-assessment frameworks in the asset management industry have led to a system in which white, male asset managers control 98.7% of the investment industry’s $69 trillion in assets under management. Enter Due Diligence 2.0, a new framework aimed at catalyzing the movement of capital to BIPOC managers. Monique gets the scoop on Due Diligence 2.0 from the team that helped craft it: Rachel Robasciotti, Founder and CEO of Adasina Social Capital; Brent Kessel, Founder and CEO of Abacus Wealth Partners; Tracy Gray, Founder and Managing Partner of the 22 Fund; and, Erika Seth Davies, Founder of the Racial Equity Asset Lab. 
February 10, 2021
Carmen Rojas on practicing truth in the service of freedom
Carmen, the CEO of the Marguerite Casey Foundation, joins Monique Aiken.
February 3, 2021
The moment when everything was possible… is now
Playwright, labor activist, and historian Gene Bruskin joins Monique to discuss his musical The Moment Was Now, and the parallels between The Reconstruction period and today.
February 2, 2021
Learning from history to create opportunities for equitable wealth-building
Melissa Bradley founded 1863 Ventures to accelerate and invest in Black and Brown founders and to demonstrate entrepreneurship as a viable pathway. For the inaugural episode of The Reconstruction, she joins Monique Aiken to discuss how historical awareness guides 1863's investment thesis, how the investing community has reacted to the BLM Movement, and much more. 
February 1, 2021
Welcome to The Reconstruction
Introducing: a new interview series from ImpactAlpha, hosted by Monique Aiken, focused on moving capital towards justice. 
January 28, 2021