The mission of the Impact Capital Forum is to advance the impact investing and social enterprise sectors by providing a platform for collaboration and thought leadership.
Join us for educational panels, webinars, working groups, online and in-person networking events & community support.
Join us as we hear from leading philanthropic impact investors on how they are expanding their reach and amplifying their mission through an innovative credit tool.
Guarantees backed by strong balance sheets offer an innovative and potentially scaled way for foundations and other mission-oriented investors to use more of their financial strength to support promising community development opportunities that have been held back by perceived or actual risk concerns.
In this vein, the Community Investment Guarantee Pool (CIGP or Pool) was launched in December 2019 to make financial guarantees more accessible and efficient – not only for guarantee users such as community development financial institutions (CDFIs) but also for guarantee providers like foundations. CIGP aggregates nearly $40 million of unfunded commitments from its 12 investors. This is expected to catalyze another $180 million to accelerate equitable community investment in small businesses, climate change and affordable housing with the goal of fostering innovation and learning for the field and encouraging philanthropies to use more of their balance sheets to support mission.
CIGP’s cohort of guarantors includes a unique mix of national foundations (Kresge Foundation,Annie E Casey Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), local philanthropies (The California Endowment, Jessie Ball duPont Fund, Phillips Foundation, Gary Community Investments, Seattle Foundation, Weingart Foundation), a health system (Common Spirit), and a CDFI (Virginia Community Capital).
Join us to learn more about this first of its kind effort in the U.S. and its potential to scale philanthropic capital for greater impact in the U.S.
Moderator: Jim Baek, Executive Director, CIGP
Ruby Bolaria-Shifrin, Director, Housing Affordability, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Kimberlee Cornett, Director of Impact Investments, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Impact Capital Forum is excited to host an online discussion with Andrew Behar. Join us to learn more about the rise of shareholder advocacy, the growing importance of active ownership in enabling the emergence of a regenerative economy based on justice and sustainability, and the latest trends in shareholder empowerment following a successful 2021 proxy season with five majority votes.
Andrew Behar is CEO of As You Sow, the nation’s leading non-profit practitioner of shareholder advocacy and engagement. Since 1992, As You Sow has used shareholder power to align investments with values and compel companies to reduce material risk on issues including climate change; toxins in the food system; ocean plastics; diversity, equity, and inclusion; racial justice; and wage equity. Previously Andrew was a documentary filmmaker and entrepreneur founding start-ups developing an innovative physiological monitoring medical device and grid-scale fuel cells. He is on the XPrize Brain Trust for Abundant Energy and the advisory boards of Real Impact Tracker and 1-Earth Institute. His book, The Shareholders Action Guide: Unleash Your Hidden Powers to Hold Corporations Accountable, was published in November 2016 by Berrett-Koehler.
Stephanie Lavallato (Moderator) is an Associate Program Director of Climate & Environmental Justice at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), a 50-year-old non-profit shareholder advocacy coalition representing over 300 global institutional investors with more than $4 trillion in managed assets. Stephanie is responsible for ICCR’s Just Transition initiatives, focusing on the worker and community impacts of the clean energy transition. Prior to ICCR, Stephanie worked on CDP’s Capital Markets team helping investors and other financial services companies integrate corporate environmental disclosure data into financial products and investment decision-making. Stephanie is also an MBA in Sustainability candidate at Bard College, where she will graduate in May 2022 with a concentration in Impact Finance.
Join us for a fireside chat with Andrew Behar to discuss the power of shareholder activism.
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Impact Capital Forum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. New York, N.Y.