Panel Discussion: Impact Investing as a Catalyst for Growth: Building the Ecosystem in Arkansas

Join the Sam M. Walton College of Business Department of Finance Arkansas Impact Investing Capital Formation Working Group for its first event of a series of educational and inspirational activities meant to engage and motivate Arkansans to activate their money for impact.

The department's engaging panel will share their stories of how they came to this work, how it's going, and where they see the sector moving in the future. They will also explore the power of impact investing within local communities — how impact investing can stir economic growth and how alternative financing structures can address challenges of access to capital for diverse entrepreneurs.

Our distinguished panelists are:

  • Erika Williams, vice president, client engagement, RSF Social Finance, Funder and Investor
  • Janine Firpo, author of Activate Your Money, Whole Portfolio Investor
  • Neal Myrick, vice president of social impact, Tableau Software and Global Head of Tableau Foundation, Angel Investor
  • Moderator Jensyn Hallett, director, impact capital, Heifer International



Cash Acrey, clinical assistant professor
Department of Finance


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