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Announcement

Senior Tech Leaders Join Harvard Kennedy School’s Technology and Public Purpose Project as Non-Resident Fellows

| Sep. 22, 2020

The Technology and Public Purpose Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has named five senior leaders in technology as non-resident fellows for the 2020-21 academic year.

Paper

Responsible Investing in Tech and Venture Capital

| September 2020

Historically, venture capital firms have been the first investors in many of the world’s largest and most influential companies. The business model, culture, and values of global companies are often shaped in the early years of a company’s development, and venture capital firms as the first investors and board members play an important role in this process. 

In the last few years, the world’s largest tech companies have run into major challenges in managing societal issues—the result of which has been governments, media, and activists taking a much deeper look how foundational values and cultures were shaped.

This discussion paper highlights several challenges and some potential solutions for advancing the management of societal impacts of venture capital firms and portfolio companies.