UNH to honor Bank of America vice chair as Social Innovator of Year

Anne Finucane, an alumna of the college, to keynote annual Social Innovation Challenge
Anne Finucane

Anne Finucane

Anne Finucane, vice chair of Bank of America and chair of the board of Bank of America Europe, will be honored Tuesday, Dec. 1, as the 2020 Social Innovator of the Year by the University of New Hampshire.

A 1974 graduate of UNH, Finucane – who is responsible for leading the bank’s environmental, social, governance and public policy efforts – has regularly been named to Forbes’ and Fortune’s Most Powerful Women lists, along with American Banker’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking.

The Social Innovator of the Year award recognizes leaders with a demonstrated commitment to combining the purpose of a social and/or environmental mission with the rigor and accountability of a financially sustainable, scalable model for change.

Finucane will be honored as part of the annual New Hampshire Social Innovation Challenge, which will be held virtually Dec. 1. She will be the keynote speaker in a live, online video conversation with UNH President James W. Dean Jr. The challenge invites New Hampshire college students to compete for cash prizes by entering their ideas for ventures to solve pressing sustainability challenges spanning social, environmental and economic issues.

The event, “Stakeholder Capitalism in Action: Transitioning to a Net Zero Future, Advancing Other Challenges of Our Time,” is free but registration is required. To register, click here.

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