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Our Strategic Partners for Global Problem Solving

Who We Are

Our Pillars


MI Health bridges innovation gaps across the healthcare continuum to advance whole person health throughout the life span by aligning on healthy aging, public health, medical research, and food systems.

Impacts in just the last two years:

  • 2,000+ leaders in health brought together through private and public events
  • 25+ reports and papers
  • 20 letters, statements of support and briefings to government entities
  • 7 national-level policy initiatives
  • 15 new program initiatives

MI Finance conducts research and constructs programs designed to facilitate smooth and efficient operation of financial markets.

Impacts in just the last two years:

  • $11B in new funding for national predevelopment infrastructure projects
  • 15 high-profile events with 850+ finance industry and government leaders
  • $12B in new funding for minority depository institutions (MDIs) and community development financial institutions (CDFIs)
  • 20+ reports and papers
  • 5 national-level policy initiatives
  • 6 new program initiatives

MI Philanthropy advances the strategic deployment of philanthropic capital to create a better, more equitable world.

Impacts in just the last two years:

  • Influenced $1.5B in philanthropic capital
  • 50+ projects launched
  • 25+ reports

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About Us

We catalyze practical, scalable solutions to global challenges by connecting human, financial, and philanthropic resources to those who need them. We leverage the expertise and insight gained through research and convenings of top experts, innovators, and influencers from different backgrounds and competing viewpoints to construct programs and policy initiatives.

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Expanding access to capital helps level the playfield for everyone

Milken Institute HBCU Fellows Program 

The Milken Institute has long believed that expanding access to capital helps level the playfield for everyone. One of the most effective ways to change the communities who receive the most resources is to change the industries that distribute those resources. In an initial partnership with Carlyle, MI launched a DEI in Asset Management Program, focused on establishing best practices for creating a more inclusive financial sector. We soon realized that changing the industry would require fostering a pipeline of diverse talent to one day work in financial services. In 2023, with support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, MI piloted the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Fellows Program. Now in its second year, the program will expand the number of students served and begin to establish an alumni network to mentor the next generation of the financial industry. 

  • Ten HBCU partner schools and 16 students selected
  • Eight-week curriculum focused on the fundamentals of Wall Street with bespoke professional development opportunities with industry leaders
  • The 16 students interned at Alliance Bernstein, JP Morgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, Tradeweb, and other top-tier companies and financial services firms this summer
  • 100 percent expressed interest in mentoring future Milken Institute HBCU Fellows based on their experience in the program

Let's talk about how we can bring your program's mission to life.

Support of HBCUs creates an opportunity to uplift many students from underserved communities while enhancing financial fluency and wealth creation.
Support of HBCUs creates an opportunity to uplift many students from underserved communities while enhancing financial fluency and wealth creation.

A strong Sovereign Wealth Fund is an investment in a country's future

Financial Innovations Labs® and Philippines Sovereign Wealth Fund

The Milken Institute Financial Innovations Lab® has a strong track record helping foreign countries strategize on the creation of a Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF). An SWF is an investment in a country’s future, designed to invest capital and assets in a diversified portfolio. As the Philippines is one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economies, a well-structured fund with strong governance would attract foreign investment, increase the return on investment in national savings and promote growth and social development. Previous governments considered creating a fund to support long-term investments, but designs were never finalized. The current government revived discussions and engaged with the Milken Institute Financial Innovations Lab® team to explore options for the structure of the fund. 

  • The Institute brought together government officials, prominent sovereign fund experts, and others to help source ideas on structure, governance and investment frameworks 
  • Our report laid out recommendations and paths forward that legislators used to support discussions in the upper house of Congress
  • A Philippines SWF of (US)$8.9 billion was approved on May 31, 2023

Contact us to discuss your fund strategies.

A sovereign wealth fund could serve as a long-term investment vehicle and attract foreign investment, thus boosting national savings and promoting economic growth and social development.
A sovereign wealth fund could serve as a long-term investment vehicle and attract foreign investment, thus boosting national savings and promoting economic growth and social development.

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What We Do

World Class

Innovative Research

We pair research and data with insights and interviews from government officials, business leaders, community organizers and policy experts to provide actionable roadmaps and new funding models.

Events with Outcomes

Assumptions Challenged.
New Models Advanced.
Connections Made.
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Worldwide Ecosystems

We recognize that global problems often need local solutions and local problems unaddressed can have global consequences, so we work across geographies to surface regional insights and market-specific approaches. 

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Accelerate Progress

Through our exclusive events, convenings and roundtables, the Milken Institute endeavors to connect with the right people, in the right place at the right time. Some ideas are best presented on a global stage while others find life through workshopping in a private discussion. We work with our partners to find the settings and peers that will elicit impactful outcomes.

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  • Sydney
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  • Washington
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Support from foundations, corporations, and the federal government provide the experience, perspectives, and resources that makes the work of our Pillars and programs better.

Event Sponsorship through our annual Global Conference and suite of regional and issue-specific events offer custom approaches to meeting business objectives.

Membership through issue-specific Business Councils and Advisory Councils across the Institute or Individual Giving through our Chairman’s Circle, Associates, and Young Leaders Circle programs, offer opportunities to engage in Institute programming and events throughout the year.

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All voices are heard, all perspectives considered. We come together to think expansively and solve the challenges that matter.

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