The Milken Institute functions based on the idea that capital markets can improve lives and solve urgent social and economic challenges. By partnering with leaders throughout the world—in finance, business, government, science, and philanthropy—The Milken Institute strives to turn innovative ideas into action that will significantly impact our world.
“Our mission is to improve lives around the world by advancing innovative economic and policy solutions that create jobs, widen access to capital and enhance health,” reads their website.
By bringing together influential leaders with various areas of expertise, The Milken Institute is able to put great ideas into action around the world. Many of these leaders also function as speakers for events like their Global Conference. Past speakers include experts such as Ray McDaniel, Moody’s CEO, former President Bill Clinton, George Lucas, David Crane, and Steve Forbes. The Global Conference is considered the top public policy conference and brings in about 3,000 leaders from around the world.
The Milken Institute believes that “societies prosper if they have an educated, healthy workforce; open and efficient capital markets’ and effective social institutions.” They do not categorize themselves under a certain issue, but rather they have just one main goal: to help all societies prosper through innovative, advanced solutions.
The Milken Institute carries out detailed research assignments, studying the global economy in terms of finance, business, philanthropy, and policy to better understand how to tackle problems and create progress. Three of their main focus areas are human capital, health economics, and regional economics.