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Scaling U.S. Community Investing:
The Investor-Product Interface

Registration for this webinar is closed.

Date:   Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 
Time:  2-3 p.m. CT | 3-4 p.m. ET
Location:  Webinar

During this Connecting Communities® webinar, learn about the growing field of U.S. community investing (USCI) and hear key recommendations on how to scale the field – increase the amount of private capital used for community investment. The recommendations come from the newly released report Scaling U.S. Community Investing: The Investor-Product Interface, by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.

Participants will learn about two existing USCI models: the Calvert Foundation's Community Investment Note, designed as an intermediary product to provide investor capital for community development; and the Vermont Community Loan Fund, a community development financial institution (CDFI) that adapted its business to gain greater access to investor capital.

Speakers include:

  • Amit Bouri, CEO, Global Impact Investing Network
  • Michael Swack, Faculty Director, Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire
  • Justin Conway, Vice President, Investment Partnerships, Calvert Foundation
  • Will Belongia, Executive Director, Vermont Community Loan Fund

Participation in this webinar is free; however, advance registration is required. Register for this session at the Connecting Communities website.

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The Connecting Communities webinar series is a Federal Reserve System initiative intended to provide a national audience with timely information on emerging and important community and economic development topics. The webinar series complements existing Federal Reserve community development outreach initiatives that are conducted through Reserve Bank regional offices and at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.