Event

Scaling Equitable Solar Finance: A Financial Innovations Roundtable Event

May 19, 2021

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Center for Impact Finance at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire will gather solar industry stakeholders, project developers, and members of the financial sector in a virtual discussion to identify how community financial institutions, such as credit unions, community banks and Community Development Financial Institutions can finance solar installations in low-income communities and communities of color.

The plenary session, a culmination of previous working sessions, will identify capital needs across low-income solar finance; identify policy barriers to scaling low-income solar development across project types and business models; engage a broad group of stakeholders in solar development, community development finance, philanthropy, mainstream finance, and climate and energy policy to attract interest and support for efforts to scale low-income solar finance.



Event Details

Date & Time
May 19, 2021
1pm EST – 3:00pm EST

Audience

The event is open to the public and the media. All remarks are on the record and the event will be recorded.

Agenda
Agenda is subject to change.
1:00pm Welcoming Remarks

Claire Kramer Mills, Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Michael Swack, Director, Center for Impact Finance at Carsey School of Public Policy at University of New Hampshire
1:15pm Summary Report Outs from Working Groups

Eric Hangen, Senior Research Fellow, Carsey School of Public Policy at University of New Hampshire
1:30pm Ecosystem-level Solutions

Kerry O’Neill, CEO, Inclusive Prosperity Capital
Jeff Schub, Executive Director, Coalition for Green Capital
Trenton Allen, Managing Director and CEO, Sustainable Capital Advisors
Lisa Mensah, President and CEO, Opportunity Finance Network
Cathie Mahon, President and CEO, Inclusiv
Moderator: Andrea Levere, President Emerita, Prosperity Now
2:10pm Response Panel by Funders

John Balbach, Director of Impact Investments, MacArthur Foundation
Marilyn Waite, Program Officer in Environment, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
2:45pm Closing remarks

Michael Swack, Director, Center for Impact Finance at Carsey School of Public Policy at University of New Hampshire
David J. Erickson, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Audience

The event is open to the public and the media. All remarks are on the record and the event will be recorded.


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