Bringing Clarity to Impact Investing
November 17, 2016
In Navigating Impact Investing, a new report from consulting firm Tideline, social investment experts propose the creation of impact classes as a way to optimize the matching of an investor's unique risk, return and impact preferences with the right opportunities. In this one-hour session, two of the report's co-authors will share their proposed impact classes and the feedback they've received from stakeholders. Read more...
Housing + Health: Building Blocks of Equity and Opportunity
November 17, 2016
Join the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, HousingWorks Austin, and Children's Optimal Health for Housing + Health: Building Blocks of Equity and Opportunity. This summit will bring together diverse audiences — including health care, community development and financial institutions — to better understand challenges and opportunities around creating and investing in vibrant, healthy, mixed-income communities. Read more...
The Modernity of Work and Place: Jane Jacobs and the Design of the 21st Century City
November 18-19, 2016
Jane Jacobs turned urban planning and urban design upside down. A keen observer of urban place and space, she took on planning theorists and practitioners alike as she railed against the “sacking“ of cities by urban renewal, the automobile culture, and the missed opportunities to rebuild urban economies. In celebrating the centennial of her birth, the range of her ideas around resilient urban places provides a treasure trove of points to debate, discuss, and, perhaps, re-apply. The symposium is a partnership of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, University of Virginia School of Architecture, University of Virginia School of Law, UVA Community Design Research Center, and the City of Charlottesville. Read more...
Economic Development Forum: Updates on the Midwest Economy and TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) Rule Implementation
November 21, 2016
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will host an economic development forum on Updates on the Midwest Economy and TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) Rule Implementation. The forum will provide updates from two key departments at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, economic research and supervision and regulation. The updates will explore the current state of the Midwest economy and perspectives on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule one year into its effective date. Register now
Investing in Healthy Communities: Ideas to Action for Healthy People, Places and Planet
December 7, 2016
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
What is a "healthy community?" What successful strategies are communities using to collaborate across sectors to promote healthy people and strong economies? What are the opportunities for strengthening the interdependence between urban and rural economies? How are banks, CDFIs, philanthropy and others investing to foster equitable access and regional prosperity for all? Why is investing in environmental sustainability important and wise for people and places?
This daylong conference, co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Incourage, will share leading practices in healthy economic development, sustainability and investment, with a special focus on rural and urban approaches to move from ideas to action. The conference will also include strategies for ongoing collaborative work with a new administration in 2017. Read more...