Next Events

    • 02 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 1 UN Plaza, E.44th St and 1st Ave., NYC. Room DC1-1670
    Join us for a discussion on how the United Nations Joint Fund and the European Investment Fund combine public and private capital to support innovative impact investments. The speakers will explore how members states and other institutional investors can collaborate to fill the $2.5 trillion Strategic Development Goals (SDGs) funding gap by 2030. Since traditional risk-return analysis is proving insufficient, the UN Joint Fund and EIF are incorporating impact measurement with the traditional risk-return model to unlock additional capital flows.  

    This event takes place Tuesday, April 2nd.  The event is exclusively for Impact Capital Forum members. Individuals can register before the event to become ICF members at


    • 8:00am-8:30am: Registration, Introductions and Breakfast
    • 8:30am-9:30am: Panel Discussion
    • 9:30am-10:00am: Networking


    UN Development Operations Coordination Office, One UN Plaza (corner of E. 44th St and 1st Ave), conference room DC1-1670, New York, NY, 10017. Participants will need to register at the lobby the day of the event.


    Richard Bailey has worked for the United Nations since 2008 and is currently in the UN Development Operations Coordination Office, working on the Joint SDG Fund, an effort by the UN Development System to support countries to accelerate their progress towards the SDGs by deploying grant resources to crowd in additional SDG aligned investments. This Fund currently has support from ten donors at just over $100 million USD and will launch in January 2019. Previous to this posting Richard worked in Malawi and Burkina Faso with UNDP. Before the UN, Richard established a social enterprise in rural Zambia and a family home for orphaned children in Romania. He holds a Masters Degree in Development Management from LSE.

    Raphaël Betti is the Head of Equity Risk Management at the European Investment Fund where he has been working since 2010. The EIF is a specialist provider of risk finance to benefit small and medium-sized enterprises across Europe by helping them to access finance thanks to a variety of innovative financial products. At the EIF, Raphaël  previously led the Guarantee & Microfinance Risk Management Unit, also focusing on the development of various inclusive finance mandates and products, including microfinance loans, microfinance guarantees and direct & indirect capacity building equity investments. Before joining the EIF, Raphaël worked as Audit Manager for Ernst & Young Luxembourg, in charge of worldwide Private Equity and Microfinance clients. Raphaël holds a Master in Management from the University of Liège and is an alumni of the Social Impact – Creating Shared Value Programme from Harvard Business School.  

    • 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.


      7:45-8:00: Registration, Introductions, and Breakfast

      8:00am-9:00am: Panel Discussion

      9:00am-9:30am: Networking 

      Breakfast & Tea/Coffee will be provided

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


      • Amit Sharma is the founder of FinClusive, a digital financial services platform for financially underserved and excluded individuals and entities that leverages blockchain technology, advanced analytics and global standard-based risk/compliance tools to drive financial inclusion, build economic resilience and protect financial system integrity. Prior to FinClusive, Mr. Sharma had co-founded Empowerment Capital, an impact investing and strategic advisory company specializing in assisting commercially-scalable impact ventures leveraging new technologies, innovative risk management tools and capital strategies. Previously, he led Operations and Strategy for Command Global Services (CGS), where he managed a team of investigators, financial forensic experts, analysts and legal professionals in the recovery of stolen sovereign assets and strengthening of financial regulatory systems. Prior to CGS, he was Chief of Staff and Head of New Products for Mitsubishi UFJ Securities, USA, and also Head of Project Management to the firm’s International Business and Global Markets Units. In Washington DC, Mr. Sharma served at the US Department of the Treasury, first in the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligencedeveloping and implementing tools to combat transnational threats and financial crime. His global portfolio included the development and execution of anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing strategies, the use of economic sanctions, combating proliferation-financing and illicit activities of rogue states, including North Korea. He later served as Chief of Staff to Deputy Secretary Robert Kimmitt and as Advisor toTreasury’s senior team under Secretary Henry Paulson. Mr. Sharma serves on several working groups, advisory councils and boards, including: the Center for Global Development (CGD), theFoundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Economic and Financial Power (CEFP),Middlebury’s Center for Social Impact Learning (CSIL) and Georgetown University’s Beeck Centerfor Social Impact and Innovation. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mongolia, and makes Guilford, Vermont his home where he enjoys farming and making hard cider. Mr. Sharma is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and teaches regularly on issues related to international security policy, counter-terrorism finance, risk, and social venture development at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and Georgetown University. Mr. Sharma holds an MBA and MA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a BA from the University of Virginia. 

Past events

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)
11 Dec 2018 Holiday Networking Event with Impact Capital Forum
05 Dec 2018 Social Entrepreneur Showcase: Sustainable Fashion with Covet Closet and One432
29 Nov 2018 Empowering Low-Income Communities in the Clean Energy Economy
22 Oct 2018 A Deep Dive into Opportunity Zones - New Tax Incentives Stimulating Community Investment
10 Oct 2018 Advancing Financial Inclusion using Big Data
26 Sep 2018 Impact Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets - Breakfast for Angel Investors
06 Sep 2018 Social Entrepreneur Showcase: Success Story and Hors D'Oeuvres with P.S. Kitchen
28 Aug 2018 Summer Networking Event & new name launch for the Impact Capital Forum
18 Jul 2018 Demystifying Gender Lens Investing – how to integrate financial returns with social impact
14 May 2018 Sleeping Giant: The Untapped Resources of High Net Worth Donors of Color
18 Apr 2018 Spring Networking Event
09 Apr 2018 Education Finance: Creating Change through Impact Capital
25 Jan 2018 Mission-Related Investing: New Names, Same Mission. What to Expect Next.
30 Nov 2017 The Future of Financial Services for the Underbanked: Tradition, Innovation, Regulation
13 Nov 2017 Breaking down India's demonetization: One year in review
21 Sep 2017 Bringing the Efficient Frontier to Impact Investing
18 Sep 2017 Investing in Burkina Faso Roundtable
26 Jun 2017 Impact Investing in Emerging Markets Conference – Capital Allocation for Sustainable Development
12 Jun 2017 Technology’s Impact on Microfinance: How new technologies are democratizing access to capital and financial services
07 Jun 2017 Engaged Forum: Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in Mexico and the U.S.
23 May 2017 Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing—in the US and Beyond
12 May 2017 Breakfast Forum: Microfinance and the Missing Middle: Moving Upstream to Finance Small and Growing Businesses
02 May 2017 MFCNY's Spring Networking Event
14 Dec 2016 Holiday Benefit Party with NY +Acumen
14 Nov 2016 Family Offices: Catalyzing Impact Investing and Microfinance
12 Sep 2016 Fireside Chat with Acumen Global Fellows
07 Sep 2016 MFCNY September Networking Happy Hour

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