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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    September 25
    2019

    Webinar: Investing in the SDGs: The Future of Outcomes-Based Financing

    On September 25, 2019, Devex, UBS Optimus Foundation and UNICEF will host an engaging event that will evaluate the current landscape of development financing and, specifically, take a deep dive into outcomes-based funding mechanisms — a new generation of public-private partnerships that provides opportunities to attract new private capital to the SDGs and accelerate impact. We’ll examine current collaborations and experiences already in process and evaluate the potential to transition from pilots to scale.

    The discussion will reflect on successes, learnings, challenges, and ways forward with the aim of increasing awareness of outcomes-based financing for the Sustainable Development Goals and actions needed to scale and accelerate impact across the globe.

    Additional speakers to be announced.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    October 8
    2019

    Webinar: Opportunity Zones: Impact Vehicle or Dubious Tax Haven?

    Over 38 million Americans live in extreme poverty. Due to this, nearly 9,000 economically distressed areas in the U.S. qualify as “Opportunity Zones” (OZs) or areas that contain residents who are affected by lower incomes, higher poverty rates, and higher unemployment rates. These low-income populations suffer from poor socioeconomic factors, which can involve not having access to clean water in urban areas, decent housing, or jobs paying livable wages.

    The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act included provisions that reward investors for investing in OZs. Investable projects range from building new housing and infrastructure to building power and water purification plants. Opportunity Funds have since been created to increase the flow of private investments into OZs.

    But which OZ projects and funds are truly impacting low-income populations? Private investors with a genuine interest in improving the lives of low-income communities should listen in on this fascinating discussion.

    This Boundless webinar will be led by legal expert Kevin Matz of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. Nicole Chavas of Greenprint Partners, Rob Lalka of Medora Ventures as well as Chris Schultz and Anne Driscoll of LaunchPad will discuss how investors can create true social and economic impact by investing in Opportunity Zones.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    September 26
    2019

    Webinar: Investing in Developed and Emerging Market Community Development

    Today community development, place-based investing, and particularly in the US, Opportunity Zones have captured the attention of investors, fund managers, policymakers, and community advocates. If un-checked, these instruments can bring changes in cities, states, or regions with significant potential negative impact on the neighborhoods they intend to help. Do you think place-based investing will make a significant difference in the community development? Join the conversation.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    September 26
    2019

    Event: A Customer-Centric Lens for Good Agricultural Practices

    This webinar will focus on the benefits of adaptive GAP, how they relate to customer centricity, and how implementers can incorporate this approach in their programming. Presenters will draw on practical lessons and best practice from INNOVATE’s diverse project portfolio, and share insights into challenges and opportunities for adaptive GAP from the Chithumba model for soybean farmers, implemented by INNOVATE partner Agronomy Technology Ltd. (ATL) in Malawi.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    October 8
    2019

    Webinar: Opportunity Zones: Impact Vehicle or Dubious Tax Haven?

    Over 38 million Americans live in extreme poverty. Due to this, nearly 9,000 economically distressed areas in the U.S. qualify as “Opportunity Zones” (OZs) or areas that contain residents who are affected by lower incomes, higher poverty rates, and higher unemployment rates. These low-income populations suffer from poor socioeconomic factors, which can involve not having access to clean water in urban areas, decent housing, or jobs paying livable wages.

    The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act included provisions that reward investors for investing in OZs. Investable projects range from building new housing and infrastructure to building power and water purification plants. Opportunity Funds have since been created to increase the flow of private investments into OZs.

    But which OZ projects and funds are truly impacting low-income populations? Private investors with a genuine interest in improving the lives of low-income communities should listen in on this fascinating discussion.

    This Boundless webinar will be led by legal expert Kevin Matz of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. Nicole Chavas of Greenprint Partners, Rob Lalka and Scott Shalett of Medora Ventures, and Virginia Beard of LaunchPad will discuss how investors can create true social and economic impact by investing in Opportunity Zones.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    September 19
    2019

    Webinar: How International Nongovernmental Organizations (INGOs) Are Embracing Impact Investing

    Facing a multi-trillion dollar shortfall to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — the “billions to trillions gap” — nations and international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) are increasingly seeking and deploying new forms of capital. INGOs, for example, saw a 45% increase in the number of dollars they are putting toward impact investing from 2016 to 2017, according to the most recent INGO Impact Investing Network report.

    Bringing their deep knowledge of and unrelenting dedication to social issues together with impact investment instruments not only unleashes significantly more capital toward advancing their missions, but also contributes to the building of an impact economy. In this live webinar & Q&A, Impact Entrepreneur’s Laurie Lane-Zucker moderates a discussion on INGOs and impact investment with three pioneering leaders in the field.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Monday
    September 30
    2019

    Webinar: Mainstreaming Impact Investing in Japan

    Earlier this month, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) and The Investment Integration Project (TIIP) released a new report that identifies the challenges and opportunities for sustainable investing in Japan at the “Impact Investing Forum 2019” hosted by the Japan Social Impact Investment Foundation and the Japan National Advisory Board of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investing.

    The report, entitled Sustainable Investing in Japan: An Agenda for Action, examines why few Japanese investors incorporate sustainable investing into their practices and recommends breakthroughs needed to grow the practice in Japan. English and Japanese versions available for download: https://www.tiiproject.com/new-report-from-spf-and-tiip-helps-advance-sustainable-investing-in-japan/

    During the forthcoming webinar William Burckart, TIIP’s President and co-author the report, will provide an overview of key findings. He will also be joined by a panel of experts that are supporting investors’ embrace of sustainable investing and working to bring it into the mainstream in Japan.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    September 12
    2019

    Webinar: Impact Measurement and Management of Community Development Investments

    Today community development, place-based economy, and Opportunity Zones have captured the attention of investors, fund managers, policymakers, and community advocates. Proponents of Opportunity Zone anticipate that the policy will unlock billions of dollars to support vital community development projects and create economic opportunity in distressed areas. At the same time, we are also concerned that even if new private investments flow to Opportunity Zones and result in significant positive (or negative) impact for those communities, if we don’t measure it, we’ll never understand the change. If un-checked, Opportunity Zones could have the most significant potential negative impact on the neighborhoods, they intend to help.

    Fortunately, we have the frameworks from IRIS+, SDG, and Impact Management Project to measure and manage the impact of Opportunity Zone investments.

    The key element of all the frameworks is outcome measurement and objective monitoring. Community Impact Fund metrics should track real change, with an understanding that baselines from which the outcomes can be measured, the outcomes themselves, and any risk factors. Both quantitative and qualitative measures are valuable indicators of progress.

    Join us to learn more about Impact Measurement and Management of the Impact of Investments in Community Development Investments.

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