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Scaling U.S. Community Investing:
Overcoming the Challenge of Proving Impact

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. CT | 12-1:15 p.m. ET

During this Exploring Innovation in Community Development webinar series from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, we will explore some of the key themes, gaps and opportunities outlined in the report co-authored by Michael Swack and Eric Hangen, Scaling U.S. Community Investing: The Investor-Product Interface.

This first webinar in the series, on April 28, will focus on proving impact and the challenge of raising funds for impact investing. We will explore what is being done at the capital-raising level to overcome this challenge.

Intermediary organizations raising investment capital for social benefit, such as community development financial institutions (CDFI), are increasingly asked to document the social impact of their investments. Resources are continually being created for financial intermediaries that lessen the burden of documenting impact. In this webinar, we will discuss the promising approaches that financial intermediaries are taking to document and maximize social impact. Speakers include:

  • Michael Swack, Director, Center for Impact Finance, Carsey School of Public Policy; and Professor of Economics, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire
  • Kelly McCarthy, Senior Manager, Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS), Global Impact Investing Network (The GIIN)
  • Dan Rinzler, Manager, Special Projects and Initiatives, Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF)

Participation in this webinar is free; however, registration is required. Register for this session at the Exploring Innovation in Community Development website.

Mark your calendar now for these future webinars in this series:

  • May 24, 2016 — Scaling U.S. Community Investing: Creating Liquidity in Impact Investing
  • June 23, 2016 — Scaling U.S. Community Investing: Unleashing the Potential of Individual Investors