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The mission of the Impact Capital Forum is to advance the impact investing and social enterprise sectors by providing a platform for innovation, collaboration, and thought leadership.

Founded in 2003, the organization previously was known as the Microfinance Club of NY.

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Members receive free or discounted admission to events and periodic information about job openings in the impact sector.

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Next Events

    • 22 Jul 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Papillon Bistro, 22 E. 54th St (btwn 5th & Madison), NYC. Burgundy Room on 2nd floor.

    Impact Capital Forum invites those interested in social impact and finance to another of our popular professional networking events.

    This event will differ from our previous networking get-togethers. We are inviting industry leaders across the impact investing, financial inclusion, and social enterprise sectors to facilitate group conversations on specific themes. Over the course of the evening, you will get a chance to rotate among tables to talk to these individuals and small groups of like-minded individuals. In addition, you can meet others looking to make an impact in this space over drinks and bar snacks.

    The networking event is a casual get together, featuring a cash bar from 5:30-8pm. It's at Papillon Bistro & Bar in upper-midtown. While you're having fun, talk to our board and brainstorm ideas for organizing events and informational programs in the impact sector. Entry is no-cost for ICF members, and $20 for one-time guests. Please register on our website in advance, so we can optimize the space.

    Leaders Include:


    Papillon Bistro & Bar

    Go to the Burgundy Room on the 2nd floor

    22 E. 54th St. Between 5th and Madison

    NYC, NY 10022

    (212) 754 -9006


    • 09 Aug 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St (at 6th/7th Ave), NYC

    Join Impact Capital Forum for a fun summer evening of music, culture and conversation at the dynamic Rubin Museum of Art. The museum is dedicated to the collection, display and preservation of the art and cultures of the Himalayas, India and neighboring regions, with a permanent collection focused particularly on Tibetan art.

    This free networking event is open to all interested in the fields of impacting investing, social enterprise or microfinance. It is a casual get together, featuring a cash bar from 6-10 pm, with happy hour 2 for 1 drinks from 6-7 pm as well as Himalayan background music provided by a DJ. Pan-Asian food may be purchased off the menu.

    While you're having fun, come meet our board and brainstorm ideas for organizing NYC events and informational programs in the impact sector. Feel free to bring friends so they can learn more about ICF. 


    Rubin Museum of Art

    K2 Lounge (also known as Serai Cafe, on the main floor)

    150 West 17th Street between Sixth & Seventh Avenue

    NY, NY

    (212) 620-5000

    Arrival Details:

    Look for an Impact Capital Forum sign; an area of the lounge will be carved out for our attendees.

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22 May 2019 Working Group Breakfast - Opportunity Zone Investing
07 May 2019 Opportunity Zones Part II: Insights into the New Regulations
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29 Apr 2019 Getting to 100% Impact in your Portfolio and Beyond
25 Apr 2019 Digital Innovations in Financial Inclusion in Emerging Markets
02 Apr 2019 The SDGs as a Public-Private Bridge: Managing Risk, Return and Impact
14 Mar 2019 Innovative Tech Products to Facilitate Impact Capital Markets
12 Mar 2019 A New Era in US Development Finance: The $100bn Multiplier - Fireside Chat with David Bohigian, Acting President & CEO, OPIC
26 Feb 2019 The Future of Social Impact Bonds: Blending Private Investment with Impact Performance
20 Feb 2019 Working Group Breakfast - Opportunity Zone Investing (Recurring Event)
06 Feb 2019 Embrace Impact: Aligning Your Portfolio with Your Values
23 Jan 2019 Inaugural Working Group Breakfast - Opportunity Zone Investing (SOLD OUT)
16 Jan 2019 ESG Standards in Private Equity: How SASB’s industry specific standards inform Private Investing (SOLD OUT)
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05 Dec 2018 Social Entrepreneur Showcase: Sustainable Fashion with Covet Closet and One432
29 Nov 2018 Empowering Low-Income Communities in the Clean Energy Economy
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10 Oct 2018 Advancing Financial Inclusion using Big Data
26 Sep 2018 Impact Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets - Breakfast for Angel Investors
06 Sep 2018 Social Entrepreneur Showcase: Success Story and Hors D'Oeuvres with P.S. Kitchen
28 Aug 2018 Summer Networking Event & new name launch for the Impact Capital Forum
18 Jul 2018 Demystifying Gender Lens Investing – how to integrate financial returns with social impact
14 May 2018 Sleeping Giant: The Untapped Resources of High Net Worth Donors of Color
18 Apr 2018 Spring Networking Event
09 Apr 2018 Education Finance: Creating Change through Impact Capital
25 Jan 2018 Mission-Related Investing: New Names, Same Mission. What to Expect Next.

Programs Coming Soon

These will be posted, with details, in the Next Events section above as dates are announced.
Write info@impactcapitalforum.org if you'd like to participate in organizing an event theme.

 Sept - Dec 2019

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