This program offers a distinctive convergence of high-level discourse between innovative thought leaders and practice experts, including allocators, academics and investors, all of whom are helping to shape the emergence of impact investing. A step away from other commercially organized conferences, Skytop Strategies and its lead supporter—Rockefeller Capital Management—are convening stakeholders seeking to unpack a timely and relevant discussion on what to expect to see in the months and years ahead, as impact investing continues to gain the attention of investors seeking transformational change through the strategic deployment of capital.
Join us for this full day discussion when we will deliberate on best practices in impact investing, and how they generate measurable social, environmental and economic results through bridging the gap between purpose and profit.
This virtual community meeting is meant to bring together people across the world who are engaging with and using financial health as part of their work. Building on CFI’s past conversations, participants in the conversation will share lessons learned and insights gained. This meeting will start by looking at the determinants of financial health on a national level, building on some research coming soon from a public-private research partnership in Latin America.
CDFIs have been investing in creative places and businesses for decades as a fundamental part of developing healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities. Now, investable opportunities in the creative economy total more than $1.5 billion. This type of investment has the potential to stabilize threatened communities and benefit regions looking to attract and develop quality jobs.
Please join Opportunity Finance Network and Upstart Co-Lab on Thursday, May 3 at 2:30pm ET for a webinar exploring creative places and businesses as part of comprehensive community development.
- Betsy Biemann, Chief Executive Officer, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
- Clara Miller, President Emerita, F.B. Heron Foundation
- Alan Ramirez, Director of Lending, Colorado Enterprise Fund
Laura Callanan, Founding Partner, Upstart Co-Lab will moderate.
Suggested pre-reads for the webinar:
- Capital for Creativity, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2017
- Creative Places and Businesses: Catalyzing Growth in Communities, April 2017
Please also consider completing this optional survey to help us quantify the capital deployed to creative places and creative businesses in low income communities in America today.