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The mission of the Impact Capital Forum is to advance the microfinance, impact, and social enterprise sectors by providing a platform for innovation, collaboration, and thought leadership.

Founded in 2003, the organization previously was known as the Microfinance Club of NY.

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Next Events

    • 26 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • BNP Paribas Innovation Center, 787 7th Ave. 30th Floor, NYC
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    Social Impact Bonds (SIBs), also called pay-for-success contracts, are public-private partnerships that fund social services through performance-based agreements. Private investors receive a return of capital and premium only if social performance objectives are met.

    The goal of SIBs is to enable governments to partner with service providers and tap private investments in order to expand effective social programs. The model promises to provide new sources of financing for critical social services, to improve cost-effectiveness of services by focusing on measurable outcomes, and to allow innovative models in providing services by shifting the initial risk to private investors. 

    Please join us for a panel discussion focused on how this model has played out in practice. Have SIBs proven to be an effective impact investing tool? An innovative model for public-private partnerships? Have they achieved the promised results in the improvement of social services? 


    • Deborah Burand is the director of the International Transactions Clinic and co-director of the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship.
    • Hervé Duteil, Chief Sustainability Officer at BNP Paribas Americas. Mr. Duteil was recently featured in Euromoney's coverage of Impact Banking Champions.
    • Rashmi Khare is the Director of Social Finance.
    • Andi Phillips is co-founder and Manager Partner of Maycomb Capital.
    • Andy Rachlin serves as Managing Director for Lending and Investment at Reinvestment Fund.


    6:00-6:15pm: Registration & Networking
    6:15-7:30pm: Presentation & Q&A 
    7:30-8:00pm: Reception with panelists & attendees


    BNP Paribas' Innovation Center is located at 787 7th Ave., 30th Floor, in Manhattan. The BNPP front desk is between 6th and 7th Ave, on the south side on the building. The building can be accessed by walking to the middle of the block from 6th avenue or directly on 7th avenue. All attendees check in at the front desk, referencing the Impact Capital Forum registration list, before being directed to the 30th floor.

    Registration in advance is required.

    • 14 Mar 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Centre for Social Innovation, West 26th Street #325, New York, New York

    Startups and service providers are building innovative, technology-driven products to support the impact investment community. The purpose of this discussion is to showcase leading innovations that are helping the impact investing capital markets grow exponentially through tools such as impact data measurement software.  Impact Capital Forum, the Centre for Social Innovation and Convene will host a panel of leaders including startup founders, research professionals, and impact investors to highlight the opportunities created through tech-driven impact innovation.


    11:30am-12pm: Registration & Introductions

    12pm-1:30pm: Speaker Discussions

    • Part 1: Technology Innovation in Impact Data and Measurement

    • Part 2: Tools for Donor Advised Funds to Democratize Impact Investment

    1:30-2: Networking

    Food & Beverages will be provided

    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Credit Suisse - 11 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010

    This event highlights technological innovations that are enhancing access to financial services in developing economies. One example is the expansion of lending through alternative credit underwriting data sources. These innovations in the digital economy are unlocking capital for the underbanked, which leads to greater financial inclusion, economic growth and job creation. The discussion will also address how RegTech solutions are mitigating regulatory risk in the evolving policy environment.

    Hosts Credit Suisse and Impact Capital Forum will be joined by a panel of thought leaders.


    8:00am-8:30am: Registration, Introductions, and Breakfast

    8:30am-9:30am: Panel Discussion

    9:30am-10:00am: Networking

    Breakfast & Tea/Coffee will be provided

    Credit Suisse, 11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10004

Programs Coming Soon

These will be posted, with details, in the Next Events section above as dates are announced.
Write info@impactcapitalforum.org if you'd like to participate in organizing an event theme.

 March - June 2019
SDGs: How the UN's Sustainable Development Goals are driving Impact Capital

Applying Behavioral Economics to Financial Inclusion for Freedom of Choice

Leveraging Blockchain for International Payments and Identity/Asset Tracking
Gender Lens Investing II: Deeper Insights Leading to Action

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