2017 TED Talks to Watch: Finance Speakers

Interested in being educated or inspired in 18 minutes or less?  Check out a TED Talk where ideas are spread and people are motivated.  TED speakers are thought provoking and inspiring speakers who are at the top of their respective fields.  Here are 5 speakers who share ideas and motivations in the field of finance.

Curtis “Wall Street” Carroll
Financial Literacy Advocate

 Curtis “Wall Street” Carroll overcame poverty, illiteracy, incarceration and a lack of outside support to become a stock investor, creator and teacher of his own financial literacy philosophy.  In this TED Talk, he shares a simple, powerful message: we all need to be more savvy with our money.

Audrey Choi
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Audrey Choi is CEO of the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing and Head of the Global Sustainable Finance Group. In these roles, she oversees the Firm’s efforts to promote economic opportunity, community development, and global sustainability through the capital markets. In a career spanning the public, private and non-profit sectors, Ms. Choi has become a thought leader on how finance can be harnessed to address public policy challenges.  In this TED Talk, Choi explains how we have the power to make a difference by investing in companies that champion social values and sustainability.

Dambisa Moyo
Global Economist; NYT Bestselling Author

Dr. Dambisa Moyo is an international economist who analyzes the macroeconomy and global affairs. She has traveled to more than 50 countries over the last decade, during which time she has developed a unique expertiseon the political, economic, and financial workings of emerging economies, in particular the BRICs and the frontier economies in Asia, South America, Africa, and the Middle East.  In this TED Talk she suggests that we have to start thinking about capitalism as a spectrum in order to improve the economy.

Dilip Ratha
Economist and Remittances Expert

Dilip Ratha is Manager, Migration and Remittances Unit and Head, Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) in the Development Prospects Group of the World Bank. He is the focal point for the World Bank’s Migration Working Group and the Diaspora Bond Task Force, and a co-coordinator of the (G8) Global Remittances Working Group.  In this TED Talk, he discusses the truth about migrant money that is sent home to loved ones.

Chris McKnett
VP of State Street Global Advisors

Chris McKnett helps institutional investors put money toward sustainable and socially-forward assets.  He is a vice president of State Street Global Advisors and heads the firms’ global Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investments business. He works across asset classes, investment teams and key functional domains to champion sustainable and responsible investment on behalf of SSgA and its clients.  In this TED Talk he discusses why investors need to look at a company’s environmental, social and governance structures for sustainability.


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