Business & Economics

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What Do Millennials Want in Their Portfolios, 401(k)s and Workplaces?

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Thu, Mar 30 2017 - 6:00pm

R. Paul Herman, CEO, HIP Investor Ratings + Portfolios; Author, The HIP Investor, Make Bigger Profits by Building a Better World
Timothy Yee, President, Green Retirement, Inc.
In conversation with Chinwe Onyeagoro, President, Great Place to Work Institute Read more »

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Nancy Pfund on Impact Investing

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Tue, Mar 21 2017 - 6:30pm

Nancy Pfund, Founder, DBL Partners
David Bank; Editor, Impact Alpha—Moderator

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is a series of conversations supported by Bank of the West.

Whether you’re an investor, an entrepreneur or a consumer, we all make decisions about how to spend our money every day. How do you decide where to spend, and how to make the biggest impact through what products, companies, efforts and issues you support? Read more »

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The Inside Story of Levi Strauss and His Mark on America

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Tue, Mar 14 2017 - 6:30pm

Lynn Downey, Independent Scholar, Former Historian, Levi Strauss and Company; Author, Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Hewlett Packard: Why Strategic Leadership Matters

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Thu, Mar 9 2017 - 6:00pm

Webb McKinney, Co-author, Becoming Hewlett Packard: Why Strategic Leadership Matters
Philip Meza, Co-author, Becoming Hewlett Packard: Why Strategic Leadership Matters
Peter Burrows, Freelance Reporter, MIT Technology Review; Former Reporter, BusinessweekBloomberg News; Author, Backfire—Moderator Read more »

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Impact Investing: Invest and Improve the World with Your Portfolio, Endowments and Foundations

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Wed, Mar 8 2017 - 6:00pm

Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D., President, Becker College
Ardyth Neill, President, Heifer Foundation
Rodrigo Davies, Chief Product Officer, Neighborly.com
R. Paul Herman, CEO, HIP Investor Ratings + Portfolios Read more »

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29th Annual Distinguished Citizen Gala

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Fri, Mar 3 2017 - 5:00pm

The Commonwealth Club’s 114th Annual Dinner and 29th Annual Distinguished Citizen Gala is a dual celebration, reflecting on the last year of the Club’s events and accomplishments, as well as honoring outstanding members of the community who exemplify the Club’s values by presenting them with the Distinguished Citizen Award, an award reserved for those whose professional and humanitarian endeavors and accomplishments are worthy of recognition and celebration. Read more »

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A Valentine's Call-to-Action for the Baby Boomer Generation

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Tue, Feb 14 2017 - 6:00pm

John Tarnoff, MA Spiritual Psychology; Former Hollywood Executive; Educator; Trainer; Coach; Author
Marc Freedman, Founder and CEO, Encore.org; Former Visiting Scholar, Stanford University (2014-15); Member, The Wall Street Journal’s “Experts” Panel; Author, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife Read more »

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Sallie Krawcheck: The Power of Women, Work and Wallet

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Thu, Feb 2 2017 - 6:30pm

Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and Co-founder, Ellevest; Author, Own It: The Power of Women at Work
Tina Sharkey, Co-Founder and CEO of Brandless, Entrepreneur; Investor; Advisor—Moderator

Are you ready to take charge of your career and financial destiny? Let Sallie Krawcheck show you how to harness your potential and fearlessly go after your goals. Read more »

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Tim Ferriss: Tools of Titans

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Tue, Jan 31 2017 - 7:00pm

Tim Ferriss, Entrepreneur; Public Speaker; Author, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers
Naval Ravikant, CEO and Co-Founder, AngelList—Moderator Read more »

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen

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Wed, Jan 18 2017 - 12:00pm

Janet L. Yellen, Ph.D., Chair, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System; Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley
George Scalise, Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors (Chair)
Edward Wasserman, Ph.D., Dean, University of California Berkeley Journalism School; Former Executive Business Editor, Miami Herald—Moderator

Two days before the new U.S. president is sworn in, join us for a rare opportunity to hear an economic assessment from the head of the Fed. Read more »

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