Croatan Conversation: Amplifying Impact through Collaboration and Community

November 9th, 2021, 1:00-2:00pm

Join Croatan Institute President Josh Humphreys, Senior Fellow Sharlene Brown, and two long-standing partners of the Institute, Vicki Lee Parker-High of the North Carolina branch of the American Sustainable Business Council and David Sand of Community Capital Management, for a wide-ranging conversation on collaborative strategies for amplifying impact.

Since its public launch in 2014, Croatan Institute has actively partnered with approximately 125 diverse organizations, forging alliances with grassroots groups and mission-aligned investors to shift capital in support of social equity and ecological resilience. These leaders have been at the frontlines of numerous collaborative initiatives helping to redirect finance for positive impact on some of the Institute’s highest priorities emerging from its recent Strategic Plan, such as diversity, equity and inclusion; community-based climate solutions; and regenerative agriculture and resilient food systems. In addition to reflecting on previous collaborations, they’ll also share their strategic insights on new opportunities for forging communities of practice to transform finance and build pathways to a more just economy.


  • Sharlene Brown, Senior Fellow, Croatan Institute (co-moderator)
  • Joshua Humphreys, President & Senior Fellow, Croatan Institute (co-moderator)
  • Vicki Lee Parker-High, Executive Director, North Carolina Business Council
  • David Sand, Chief Impact Strategist, Community Capital Management LLC