Next Events

    • 20 Feb 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
    • Orrick - 51 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

    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 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.

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

    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

Past events

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

Programs Coming Soon

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

 Jan-Mar '19
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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