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Distributive Power and Wealth: Is the Impact Space Ready and Willing to Democratize Capital?

Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing—In the US and Beyond

Distributive Power and Wealth: Is the Impact Space Ready and Willing to Democratize Capital?

When: June 6 at 11:45 am
Where: New York University School of Law | Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, New York City, 2nd Floor, Room 220

Development aid and philanthropic donors, international NGO implementers, and the impact investment community all are taking steps to empower and enable more equitable participation of customers, underrepresented individuals, and local communities. These shifts in power and participation are important and overdue and will be examined by the panel. But will creating local versions of existing models alone produce the level of sustainable impact that is needed? How are each of these sectors moving beyond localization to look at new ways to provide access to and use capital and to collaborate more effectively across sectors? What legal and practical challenges and risks are raised by these developments?


  • Christian Diaz Ordonez, Legal Counsel, IDB Invest
  • Dr. Nomazulu Sibanda, Economic Development Specialist, South Africa
  • Randall Tift, Senior Associate, Oxford House UK
  • Ivy Wafford Duke, General Counsel, Impact Assets

Moderator: Harold Glasser, Chief Legal Officer, Pathfinder International

The 2023 Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing – in the US and Beyond, co-organized by the Grunin Center and the Impact Investing Legal Working Group is on June 6-7, 2023 on-campus at NYU Law School’s Vanderbilt Hall (40 Washington Square South) in New York City. Learn more and register here.

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