Unfinished Live

Unfinished Live is a one-day event that seeks to amplify new voices focused on creating a new capitalism.

Here new ideas will meet the provocations and questions of artists, can meet the research of scholars, be combined with the insights of entrepreneurs, enriched with the wisdom of youth and elders, and be turned into food for policymakers.

Why attend

You care

You can call it saving capitalism or its total evolution. We don’t care which one is your camp. But if you think this is the most important conversation of our time, we want you in.

You want solutions

There has been plenty of talk about the problems of capitalism. Let’s face it: the relationship between capital and society is broken, and we need structural change.

Unfinished Live is focused on advancing the solutions that will lead us to a 21st century capitalism that creates shared prosperity for all and for the long-term.

You want discovery

Unfinished Live will spotlight new ideas coming from people focused on impact, representing different experiences and perspectives. You will meet pioneers of new paradigms coming from business, social entrepreneurship, media, arts, academia, and movements.

You want impact

You are not just focused on an event that is fun, or meeting interesting people to add to your network. You want a community of people who are committed to real change and can affect decision making at influential levels. Yes, it will be fun and full of the most interesting people, but the only thing that really matters is that this event is about accelerating change and solutions that will lead to high impact. That is our only mission.

You are committed

Unfinished Live is not a one-day event, it’s the first day of a long journey. It’s a platform. We’re looking to connect and electrify the committed network of changemakers that will lead the way forward.


Speaker Announcements coming soon.

Who will join

Diverse leaders—CEOs, senior business leaders, board members, students, impact investors, innovators, historians, economists, social entrepreneurs, network-builders and artists.

All with an interest in collaborating on new solutions.


Unfinished Live is produced in partnership with The Aspen Institute and a community of organizations.

Why this matters

Capitalism as we know it is in crisis. The incentives driving economic growth are not properly aligned with the needs of our world as it stands today. Rapid advances in technology and accelerated globalization have created increased instability and inequality. It is thus chiefly important to ensure that the new framework is being informed and shaped by the right ideas and values, that the good models are amplified, that new knowledge is spread widely and that trust is restored based on real change, and not transactional benefits. We believe that creating a platform for a meaningful exchange guided in that direction is an important piece in the collective roadmap to transformational change.

A platform to activate the most urgent change of our era. To reinvent the economist system and make it work for all.

The space

Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group the Shed building is an unprecedented movable structure that adapts to support ambition and invention.

Open since April 2019 in the west side of New York, The Shed commissions original works of art, across all disciplines, for all audiences.

“New York has never seen a new cultural entity quite like the Shed.”


“A colossal new space for forms of culture, some of which might not even have been invented yet.”


The Shed

545 W 30th St, New York City

The date

September 2020 also marks 50 years since the publication of Milton Friedman’s seminal essay, “The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits,” and thus offers a unique opportunity to re-define the responsibility of business for the next 50 years.

Unfinished Live will happen on Thursday, September 24, 2020 during UN General Assembly Week, when world leaders, changemakers and business titans all convene in New York City.

About us

Unfinished is an action platform with the purpose to accelerate solutions to complex social problems, catalyzing networks of impact. It is powered by McCourt, an asset management and investment firm with the mandate to “invest in better.” McCourt’s vision is to build a new model of enterprise that maximizes value by integrating financial results and social impact.

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