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At the 2012 CFA Institute Financial Analysts Seminar, held 23–27 July in Chicago, Robert J. Shiller discussed his view that capitalism must be constantly updated through innovation in order to be successful in its purpose of achieving society’s goals. Three recent innovations—the benefit corporation, crowd funding, and the social impact bond—are good examples of how finance and financiers can contribute to attaining these goals.

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Robert Shiller
Robert J. Shiller

2013 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University.