March 20, 2020

Forbes: Coronavirus, Stock Market Crash And The World Of Impact (Insights From Allie Burns)

What do the pandemic and economic crisis mean for social enterprise and impact investing? Village Capital CEO Allie Burns spoke with Anne Field from Forbes about how startups are mobilizing, the challenges they're facing, and how Village Capital is adapting to support them in uncertain times:

"At a macro level, we’re seeing that the pandemic and market crisis have exposed the systemic inequalities that existed already and many of us have been working on for a long time.

...There may be some interesting opportunities to leverage the fact that companies in this space are going to absolutely be needed in this crisis and we’re going to have to innovate. Some of the best innovations come out of the biggest economic shocks."