Democracy as Social Enterprise: Inclusive Finance for our Cities


Friday, April 22, 2016, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

Ash Center Student Speaker Series

Join Sarah Tesar and Pitichoke Chulapamornsri, both second-year MPPs at the Kennedy School, for a discussion of their Policy Analysis Exercise, "Minibonds: Inclusive Finance for our Cities." Sarah and Pitichoke's PAE took the form of a business plan, which they have since launched as WeVest.

WeVest is a new approach to public finance. Through minibonds, citizens can invest directly in their own community, allowing municipalities to raise money locally for infrastructure and service delivery, while providing tax-free returns to their investors.


Sarah Tesar (MPP '16)
Pitichoke Chulapamornsri (MPP '16)

About the Series

The Ash Center Student Speaker Series highlights and explores the implications and lessons learned from the research projects or applied learning experiences of Harvard University students supported by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Each week, we invite two students to offer brief remarks on their work, or a response to one another’s work, and then open the table for discussion. The series will take place each Friday at noon in the Ash Center foyer, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North. Lunch will be provided.