Empowering Low-Income Communities in the Clean Energy Economy

  • 29 Nov 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • BNP Paribas Innovation Center, 787 7th Ave. 30th Floor, NYC


  • If you are a BNP Paribas employee and do not have the access code, please email info@impactcapitalforum.org from your work email and an access code will be provided.

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Entrepreneurs and policy makers must take significant strides to make renewable energy accessible for residents in each state around the country. This is not simply a matter of fairness and equity. Existing market practices and public policies in both renewable energy production and energy efficiency are failing to benefit low and moderate-income families, resulting in missed opportunities for economic growth.

This event will discuss potential opportunities to accelerate the development of community and residential solar for lower and moderate-income communities. It will examine progressive policies at both the state and federal level. The discussion also will explore investment opportunities and new financial structures being developed through public, private and philanthropic collaboration to support energy resiliency.


  • Ian Fischer, COO, Urban Ingenuity. The company provides technical support and innovative financing to building owners & property managers to fund energy efficiency, renewable, and microgrid projects that save money.
  • John Joshi, Director for Financing Solutions, NYSERDA.The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, known as NYSERDA, promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources, by working with stakeholders throughout NY state.
  • Chris Magalhaes, CIO, Inclusive Prosperity Capital (part of Connecticut Greenbank). Prosperity Capital believes that the benefits of the green energy economy should be accessible to everyone. The address the current gap  by increasing access to capital for low-to-moderate income communities and nontraditional credits like nonprofits, faith-based organizations, housing authorities, schools, and smaller businesses.
  • Song Yi, CFO, PosiGen. PosiGen was founded in 2011 with one simple goal: give low and middle income families access to affordable solar and energy efficiency to dramatically cut their energy costs and improve their lives.
  • Ravina Advani, Head of Power, Infrastructure & Project Finance, BNP Paribas. BNP Paribas is the evening's host. Ravina will moderate this expert panel.


6:00-6:15pm: Registration & Networking
6:15-7:30pm: Presentation & Q&A (speakers to be announced shortly)
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 31st floor.

Impact Capital Forum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. New York, N.Y.

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