How do we drive more investment capital to social ventures working in the sustainable forestry sector within California to reduce our fire risk, improve forest health, provide good jobs, and construct buildings that improve climate?
In partnership with Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), Impact Finance Center is working to build the infrastructure to achieve this goal. The infrastructure includes Investor Accelerators (Impact Investing Giving Circles) and Investor Clubs that act as a marketplace to directly connect investors with the projects they care about.
Impact Finance Center and RCAC will be hosting quarterly California Sustainable Forestry Investor Clubs, with the goal of growing the Club to 250 investors (e.g., individuals, private foundations, community foundations, endowments, family offices, corporations, banks, and life insurance companies) by 2025.
California Sustainable Forestry Investor Club
Hosts: Impact Finance Center and RCAC
Thursday, October 6th from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PST
Agenda 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
12:30 Welcoming Remarks and Opening Presentation
- Stephanie Gripne (Impact Finance Center)
- Stan Keasling (RCAC)
12:45 Investor Panel
- Alicia Cramer (U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities)
- Jasper van Brakel (RSF Social Finance)
- Peter Weisberg (3Degrees Inc.)
1:30 Social Venture Panel
- Vance Russell (Burney-Hat Creek Forest Health Fund)
- Terrance (RCRC)
- Kristen Decker (West Biofuels)
2:05 Introduction of the California Sustainable Forestry Catalog of Quarterly Investment Opportunities and 2 Min Pitches from 3+ social ventures
2:30 Adjourn and Send out Evaluation Survey and Due Diligence Interest Survey
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After the Event
Please take five minutes to fill out the California Sustainable Forestry Investor Club evaluation survey by Wednesday, November 2nd. Please be sure to fill it out as our goal is to connect you directly with the social ventures you’re interested in.
Are you ready to make an investment into social ventures working in the sustainable forestry sector within California? Once we receive your responses, we’ll connect you with the social ventures you indicated an interest in, and help match you with other potential investors interested in the same venture(s).
Do you want to pitch at an upcoming California Sustainable Forestry Investor Club?