William Foote: Social Entrepreneur Series

William Foote

Founder and CEO, Root Capital; Ashoka Global Fellow

Root Capital is best-in-class in the new world of social investment. This nonprofit social investment fund has provided more than $120 million in credit to 235 grassroots enterprises in 30 countries in Latin America and Africa, with an astounding 99-percent repayment rate from our borrowers and a 100-percent repayment rate to investors. One of the company’s trademark investment strategies is to finance agricultural cooperatives, having worked closely with Starbucks and coffee cooperatives around the world. Foote shares the story and successes of this remarkable organization.

Series Director and Moderator: Dr. Ruth A. Shapiro

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID). Social Entrepreneurship in America Series subscription: $135 members, $265 non-members.