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 purpose, 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.
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. Opportunity Zones also offer investors opportunities to defer and/or reduce their tax liabilities when committing capital within designated areas. A helpful guide to Opportunity Zone investing is here.
The second meeting of this working group will convene to clarify the Opportunity Zone Regulations and to facilitate opportunities for members and their organizations. Each working group convening will focus on a different Opportunity Zone aspect, such as tax considerations, structuring, public-private partnership, accounting, and impact considerations. The group is relevant to those investing in or supporting such investment in Opportunity Zones, including foundations, financial institutions, impact investing intermediaries, fund managers, investors, attorneys, advisors, and real estate developers.
Orrick - 51 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019.
Our second Working Group meeting will be held on February 20, 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.
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?
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.
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
Food & Beverages will be provided
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
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 email@example.com if you'd like to participate in organizing an event theme.
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Impact Capital Forum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. New York, N.Y.