Second Annual Believe in New Mexico Symposium 2021

Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing in NM

About the Symposium

The Second Believe in New Mexico Symposium is a collaborative effort between the Anderson School of Management and Financing Change, a grassroots initiative to support business and investment in New Mexico.

The event will serve as a catalyst for changemakers and encourage a cross-sector dialogue between businesses, governments, academia and students to understand how responsible businesses can fuel economic development in New Mexico.

This day long, virtual event will feature:

  • Results of Anderson’s latest research on business models for social entrepreneurship and practices for increasing impact investing in New Mexico;
  • A panel of leading social entrepreneurs who will discuss opportunities and challenges about business having positive impact in the state;
  • A panel of thought leaders in the New Mexico finance and investment ecosystems who will share how impact investing is leading to positive changes;
  • Opportunities to share what projects you are working on and share helpful resources; and
  • Two distinguished keynote speakers.


The event took place on Friday, March 26, 2021 from 9am - 3:30pm via Zoom conferencing. We were asking for a $25 fee to cover costs but also offered free spots for faculty and students from New Mexico colleges and universities and scholarships for others for whom the fee would prevent them from attending.

Event Recordings

The following videos are from the Second Believe in New Mexico Symposium.

Introductions and Welcome


Keynote Speaker - Vanessa Roanhorse


Research Presentations


Social Entrepreneurship - Panels 1 and 3 and noon breakout discussion


Impact Investing - Panels 2 and 4


Performance by Hakim Bellamy


Keynote Speaker - Lawrence Ford