Our Mission

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.

Now announcing our inaugural Working Group: Opportunity Zone Investing. Working Groups are forums to foster and deepen dialogue and share learnings through monthly meetings centered around certain influential and fast evolving impact themes. Learn more and how to register here. 

Next Events

    • 23 Jan 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
    • Orrick - 51 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019
    • 0
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    This event has reached maximum capacity. We're still accepting waitlist registrants. If you're not longer able to attend, we ask that you notify us so that those on the waitlist can attend. 

    Working Groups

    Impact Capital Forum’s mission is to advance the microfinance, impact, and social enterprise sectors by providing a platform for innovation, collaboration, and thought leadership. As a field-building platform, the Impact Capital Forum facilitates dialogue as well as action. Towards this end, for certain influential and fast-evolving impact themes, we will convene Working Groups, which emerge from Impact Capital Forum events. These working groups will serve as a forum to foster and deepen dialogue and share learnings through monthly meetings.

    Register in advance to join our inaugural Opportunity Zone Investing working group.

    What are Opportunity Zones?

    Opportunity Zones have emerged as a transformative economic development tool, providing a new incentive to place much-needed capital into distressed communities.They also offer investors opportunities to defer and/or reduce their tax liabilities when committing capital to designated zones in the US. Opportunity Zones. A helpful guide to Opportunity Zone investing is here.

    The working group will interact to clarify the Opportunity Zone Regulations and its application and to facilitate opportunities for members and their organizations. Each session we will target a different aspect of Opportunity Zones. The group is relevant to foundations, financial institutions, impact investing intermediaries, fund managers, investors, attorneys, advisors, real estate developers, etc.

    Location
    Orrick - 51 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019.

    The first Working Group meeting will be held on January 23, 2019. Breakfast will be served.

    The event is co-sponsored by Impact Capital Forum and Orrick, a law firm and leading advisor in the Technology, Energy & Infrastructure, and Financial sectors globally.

    How to Register

    When you visit this event web page, you have the choice of registering as a new or existing Impact Capital Forum ‘member’; this includes access to all future working group meetings as well as participation in electronic communications of the working group. There is also an option to register for the breakfast as a ‘non-member’, which includes access to just the one event.





    • 26 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • BNP Paribas Innovation Center, 787 7th Ave. 30th Floor, NYC
    Register

    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? 

    Speakers:

    • 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.
    • Tracy Palandjian is the Co - Founder and Chief Executive Officer 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.

    Agenda:

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

    Location:

    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
    Register

    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.

    Agenda:

    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


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.

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Leveraging Blockchain for International Payments and Identity/Asset Tracking
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