Watch videos of Robert F. Smith’s interviews, speeches and panel discussions on topics ranging from his philanthropic goals to uplifting underserved communities and the future of the digital economy.
Robert F. Smith virtually attended “Value. Vision. Voice. Black Men in Leadership Conference 2021.” Smith discussed The 2% Solution and the potential corporations have to create meaningful systemic change.
Robert F. Smith joined NBC’s morning show “Today” to talk about his decision to gift 2,400 students, faculty and staff at Eagle Academies five shares of stock in recently IPO’d Vista Equity Partners companies.
Robert F. Smith virtually attended “Value. Vision. Voice. Black Men in Leadership Conference 2021.” Smith discussed the ability philanthropy gives us to solve problems at scale, specifically pointing to the program Student Freedom Initiative.
Sir Martin Sorrell, Founder and Executive Chairman of S4 Capital PLC interviewed Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners in April, 2021. In this first video segment, Smith talked about his early influences, such as family and community. Sorrell asked Smith to talk about his personal experiences of racism in America and how that impacted his choices in business and philanthropy.
Robert F. Smith discusses formulating the idea of paying off the entire Morehouse Class of 2019’s student debt and more during “NAIC Insights Live” hosted by Robert L. Greene, President and CEO of the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC).
Robert F. Smith was virtually interviewed by Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper during AFRO News’ 2021 Virtual Black Business Matters Expo, where he spoke about Student Freedom Initiative and its impact.
Robert F. Smith spoke at a Town Hall meeting hosted virtually by Eagle Academies. Smith responded to students’ questions and talked about his own experiences attending school in Denver, Colorado.
Fund II Foundation, a nonprofit organization for which Robert F. Smith serves as founding director and President, provides tools to underserved individuals to realize their leadership through its Cradle to Greatness framework.
The ability to drive meaningful change comes from people who hold positions of power and specifically larger companies. Robert F. Smith discusses racial equity and creating systems that develop and encourage success for people from all backgrounds in business.
Robert F. Smith explains that to see change in underserved communities, we need to come together and make an investment in them. He also discusses the need to modernize the capillary banking system, and how large companies can play a role.