Join us for a lively discussion led by esteemed professors from NYU, Columbia, Cornell, Bard and the University of Pennsylvania who will share the latest trends in sustainable investing, impact investing and philanthropy. A unique opportunity to have your questions answered about their academic research, current ruminations and curriculums. Learn all about Impact Investment and Sustainability Masters programs (MBA, JD, MA) and what they entail directly from the professors who lead these classes. Meet and network with faculty for an insider's view.
To encourage the growth of the impact sector and its committed participants, there is no required entry fee for any attendee. We ask that attendees make a suggested donation of $20 on the Membership/Donate page, after registering for this event.
Please also consider becoming an ongoing member of Impact Capital Forum to gain access to our diverse community of impact professionals and range of sector programming.
Thanks to NYU for hosting this cross-institution event.
NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School
295 Lafayette Street -- 2nd Floor
New York, NY 1001
How do we mobilize the billions and billions of dollars in private capital needed to improve lives, spur innovation, and address climate change, yet offer institutional investors competitive returns? Why are investment dollars sitting on the sidelines despite attractive fund structures and compelling risk/return profiles? Join us for a fireside chat with Joan Larrea, CEO, Convergence, and Moya Connelly, Fund Manager Sustainable Investments, DWS to discuss the power of blended finance to build funds. The program will highlight the benefits of blended finance as a catalyst to attract private investors and achieve impact and returns at scale.
Their discussion will be followed by an expert panel whose private funds have utilized blended finance. This event will be of great interest to those working in institutional finance and impact investing as well as those seeking to learn about projects that blend financial and social or environmental returns.
3:15-3:45pm Fireside Chat with Joan Larrea, CEO, Convergence
3:45-4:00pm Refreshment Break
4:00-5:00pm Expert panel: Blended Finance: Lessons Learned & Case Studies
5:00-5:30pm Networking Reception
Location: Deutsche Bank, 60 Wall Street, 47th Floor
Thank you to Deutsche Bank for hosting. Upon arrival, visit the security desk on the main floor; there will be an escort to guide attendees to the presentation.
This event is the fourth gathering of ICF's working group about Opportunity Zones. The working group's members will discuss early stage venture capital and SME investments that can optimize their Opportunity Zones investment activity.
This Working Group session will showcase investors who are uniquely experienced in the merged field of non-real estate investments and opportunity zones. These investors include:
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 working group is open to new members. It is relevant to those investing in Opportunity Zones - or supporting such investment - 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.
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
Typically early stage startups raise a convertible note from angels followed by Series A, B, C, etc., hoping to continue to seek funding or to arrange an exit. Early stage fundraising can be very challenging and discouraging as entrepreneurs ‘pound the pavement’. This is even further the case for social enterprises. Join us for a discussion on the best practices of opening and closing a round from the entrepreneurs who have executed successful fundraising rounds to learn how they have raised capital to fund their solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.
Learn from experts, social entrepreneurs, angel investors and VCs as we discuss:
How do you create a fundraising plan?
What are some creative sources of capital in the impact investing ecosystem?
How do you find investors?
Who are the right investors for which stage of funding?
Are mission-aligned investors better suited to invest in social enterprises?
What’s the best way to open and close a round?
Leslie Harwell, Managing Partner, Alante Capital
Nat Ware, Founder & CEO, Forte
Rachel Renock, CEO & Creative Director, Wethos
LMHQ, 150 Broadway 20th floor, New York, NY 10038
This ICF event is co-organized with, and hosted by, LMHQ. LMHQ is a nonprofit space focused on building and connecting a community of downtown makers, thinkers, and doers in the Lower Manhattan area. They offer flexible work, meeting, and event spaces. They also foster new connections and ongoing inspiration through diverse programming and a robust network of members.
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Impact Capital Forum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. New York, N.Y.