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    • 03 Nov 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Webinar: Instructions will be emailed to registrants

    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. 


    Login instructions for this Zoom video conference will be emailed after your registration is completed.

    • 02 Dec 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar: Instructions will be emailed to registrants

    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. 

    Login instructions for this Zoom videoconference will be emailed after your registration is completed.

Recent Events

13 Oct 2021 Gender Lens Investing Networking Session
22 Sep 2021 Bridging the Financial Inclusion Gap for Women-Led Businesses
12 Aug 2021 Virtual Impact Community Networking Lunch
20 Jul 2021 Gender Lens Investing Working Group Networking Session
15 Jul 2021 How Can Corporate Venture Capital Guide Us Towards a More Sustainable and Equitable Future?
13 Jul 2021 Banking on “1.5 Degrees”: Strategies for Banks to Manage and Reduce Their Impact on Climate Change
24 Jun 2021 Donor Advised Funds: Philanthropy 100%?
17 Jun 2021 Mobilizing Gender Lens Capital for Emerging Markets
16 Jun 2021 Virtual Impact Community Networking Lunch
25 May 2021 SEC Call for Public Input on Climate Change Disclosures: A Practical Guide for the Role You Can Play
20 May 2021 Going Green and Making Green: How Evolution in ESG Priorities Among Investors Can Accelerate Businesses’ Sustainability Efforts
12 May 2021 Income Share Agreements: Can a New Education Finance Vehicle Promote Racial and Social Equity?
04 May 2021 How Innovative Financing Tools Drive Clean Energy in LMI Communities
29 Apr 2021 Understanding How the $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan Can Turbocharge Opportunity Zone-Based Investing
21 Apr 2021 Opportunities in Investing in African Agriculture
14 Apr 2021 Learning to Integrate ESG
14 Apr 2021 Virtual Impact Community Networking Lunch
08 Apr 2021 How Can Banks Reduce their Financed Emissions?
24 Mar 2021 The New Majority: Investing in Founders of Color
15 Mar 2021 Gender Lens Investing Virtual Networking Lunch
04 Mar 2021 Virtual Networking Lunch
22 Feb 2021 African Healthcare and COVID-19: Impact Investment to the Rescue?
18 Feb 2021 The Next Phase of Opportunity Zones led by Steve Glickman and Ira Weinstein, Co-Authors of "The Guide to Making Opportunity Zones Work"
16 Feb 2021 Pricing Climate Risk into the Financial Markets
11 Feb 2021 Sustainable Real Estate Projects in Opportunity Zones
26 Jan 2021 How Can We Integrate SASB in a Private Market Context
18 Jan 2021 Social Entrepreneur Showcase: Virtual Tour of Coral Vita and Interview with Founder & Chief Reef Officer, Sam Teicher
14 Jan 2021 Virtual Fireside Chat with Karen Sherman, Author of Brick by Brick - Building Hope and Opportunity for Women Survivors Everywhere
08 Jan 2021 Sustainable Investing in the Biden-Harris Administration
22 Dec 2020 Holiday Networking Event
17 Dec 2020 Opportunity Zone Virtual Working Group: Blueprint Local and Case Study: Opportunity Alabama
09 Dec 2020 Strategies to Remain Marketable in a Changing Economy - A Virtual Fireside Chat with Dawn Graham
17 Nov 2020 Virtual Networking Lunch
13 Nov 2020 Virtual Working Group: Opportunity Zones Investing Update
12 Nov 2020 Webinar: Making an Impact with Cash
23 Jul 2020 Webinar: Spotlight on Refugee-Lens Investing
15 Jul 2020 Webinar: Managing Water Related Risks for Investors and Companies
09 Jul 2020 Webinar: How Have ESG Funds Weathered Recent Market Volatility?
30 Jun 2020 Webinar: Opportunity Zones Update Amidst the Pandemic with Steve Glickman
11 Jun 2020 Webinar: Predicting Climate Change's Effect on Impact Investments
12 May 2020 Webinar: Impact Investing in Africa - Responding to the Pandemic
07 May 2020 Webinar: Tackling Financial Literacy in the 2020s
29 Apr 2020 Webinar: Impact Investing in NYC - Responding to the Pandemic
21 Apr 2020 Webinar: Leading Investors are Guiding Corporate Behavior surrounding the Pandemic
15 Apr 2020 Webinar: Stakeholder Capitalism and the Impact of COVID with CEO of JUST Capital
04 Mar 2020 SOLD OUT: Using Behavioral Economics to Enhance Financial Policies, Innovations and Careers
18 Feb 2020 The Future of Impact is Now: A Fireside Chat with Ron Cordes and Jed Emerson
06 Dec 2019 Impact Capital Forum Holiday Networking Event
20 Nov 2019 Measuring Impact & Sustainability: Pain Points & Best Practices
14 Nov 2019 Working Group Breakfast - Opportunity Zone Investing - November
13 Nov 2019 Realizing the Sustainable Development Goals through Microfinance
17 Oct 2019 Fundraising for Social Enterprises - VC and Startup Perspectives
10 Oct 2019 Working Group Breakfast - Opportunity Zone Investing - October
25 Sep 2019 Blended Finance: Scaling Impact and Returns - A Fireside Chat with Joan Larrea, CEO, Convergence + Expert Panel
23 Sep 2019 SOLD OUT - Thought-Leading Academics Discuss Trends in Sustainable Investing, Impact Investing & Philanthropy
12 Sep 2019 Social Enterprise Spotlight Series: Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Keap Candles & Ox Verte
09 Aug 2019 Summer Social with Impact Capital Forum at Rubin Museum
22 Jul 2019 Speed Networking Event - Connecting for Impact
26 Jun 2019 Applying Blockchain to Financial Inclusion - Identity, Ownership, Lending & Payments
11 Jun 2019 Wine & Cheese with FABSCRAP - Creating a 2nd Life for Used Fabrics in NYC - Social Enterprise Showcase
03 Jun 2019 China’s Belt & Road Initiative: Implications for Development Finance and Sustainable Investing
22 May 2019 Working Group Breakfast - Opportunity Zone Investing
07 May 2019 Opportunity Zones Part II: Insights into the New Regulations
06 May 2019 Spring Networking Event - Celebrate 'Impact' with Us
29 Apr 2019 Getting to 100% Impact in your Portfolio and Beyond
25 Apr 2019 Digital Innovations in Financial Inclusion in Emerging Markets
02 Apr 2019 The SDGs as a Public-Private Bridge: Managing Risk, Return and Impact
14 Mar 2019 Innovative Tech Products to Facilitate Impact Capital Markets
12 Mar 2019 A New Era in US Development Finance: The $100bn Multiplier - Fireside Chat with David Bohigian, Acting President & CEO, OPIC
26 Feb 2019 The Future of Social Impact Bonds: Blending Private Investment with Impact Performance
20 Feb 2019 Working Group Breakfast - Opportunity Zone Investing (Recurring Event)
06 Feb 2019 Embrace Impact: Aligning Your Portfolio with Your Values
23 Jan 2019 Inaugural Working Group Breakfast - Opportunity Zone Investing (SOLD OUT)
16 Jan 2019 ESG Standards in Private Equity: How SASB’s industry specific standards inform Private Investing (SOLD OUT)

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