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. With the designation of Opportunity Zones and Treasury’s anticipated clarifying Resolutions, industry leaders will advise how to effectively navigate Opportunity Zones and use this tax incentive to spur investment in low-income areas.
Join the discourse to hear what the experts in NYC are thinking on how to act upon the Opportunity Zone legislation. This conversation will be highly relevant to fund managers, individual investors, attorneys, private wealth advisors, impact investing professionals and real estate developers. It takes place on Monday, October 22, from 8:30-11:00am. Continental breakfast will be served.
8:30-8:45: Breakfast & Networking
8:45 - 9:00: Welcome Remarks
9:00-11:00: Panel Discussions
11:00-11:30: Networking and interaction with speakers
Panel 1 - Legislative Updates from Tax and OZ Thought Leaders (9-10am)
Panel 2 - Practical Implementation - How Investors and Fund Managers are Putting OZ Capital to Work (10-11 am)
Upon arriving at 51 W. 52nd St., please come up to Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's offices on the 23rd floor.
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., 31st 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.
Registration in advance is required.
The explosive growth of the Impact & ESG Investment field has created a deluge of information and terminology that is often difficult to decipher especially for investment relevance. As a cross asset class phenomenon, investors have expressed a desire for consistency, comparability and an industry specific focus on financial materiality. Please join us as private equity GPs and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) discuss how to leverage industry standards and focus on financial materiality to inform GP due diligence, operational support of portfolio companies, reporting, and marketing to investors.
5:00-5:30 pm: Registration & Introductions
5:30-6:30 pm: Speaker Discussions
6:30-7:30 pm: Networking and complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cocktails
In his role, Jeff educates and partners with companies, institutional investors, and asset owners facilitating dialogue on financially material industry specific ESG topics and metrics for implementation into business strategy and investment decision making. Jeff has a background in ESG & Impact investing across asset classes and investment strategies. Prior to joining SASB, Jeff was Head of Business Development at Sonen Capital an ESG & Impact dedicated OCIO, where he worked with investors seeking to achieve impact across asset classes and various environmental and social themes. Prior to Sonen, Jeff was a Director of Investment Opportunities at Venovate, a Fin-tech platform connecting institutional investors with unique private placement investments, where he conducted due diligence on direct company investments across business stages. Jeff has spent his career working with sophisticated investors at organizations such as Deutchse Bank, Merrill Lynch, and Gerson Lerhman Group. He holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BBA from the University of Michigan. Jeff is a CAIA charter holder, FSA Credential Holder, and in his free time loves to play golf and go hiking with his wife and dog
Vishal is a leading expert in the field of sustainability with over 20 years of experience in the global technology and clean energy sectors. Prior to joining Hudson, Vishal was a Managing Director and Head of Global Clean tech and Sustainable Investing sector at Deutsche Bank. His coverage included large industrial, technology and resources companies as well as emerging companies in the power, transportation, agriculture and technology sectors. Prior to Deutsche, Vishal was the Head of Global Clean Research Energy Groups at both Barclays Capital, Lehman Brothers and also worked at Morgan Stanley. Before joining Wall Street, Vishal held several leadership positions at Applied Materials. Vishal has been a trusted advisor to several start-ups in the Cleantech sector and has significant experience in dealing with operational, financial and strategic issues of several small/mid-size companies. Throughout his Wall Street career, Vishal has been actively involved in more than 30 IPOs including Solaredge, Terraform, Enphase, SunPower, JA Solar, Trina and Canadian Solar.
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