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CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series

-Upcoming Webcasts

The Performance of Social Impact Bonds
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 @ 1:00 PM Eastern

Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) were pioneered a decade ago as innovative public-private partnerships to harness the power of private capital markets in the service of society. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been raised since then, touching the lives of hundreds of thousands of people with projects ranging from workforce development to housing and homelessness to family and child welfare. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we will explore if their performance is living up to the hype and how SIBs can be used as a powerful tool for community development.

Oreste Casciaro, Moderator.
Vice President, Corporate Trust
The Bank of New York Mellon

Annie Dear
Associate Director
Social Finance

Jane Hughes
Simmons University School of Business


Historic Preservation Financing
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 @ 1:00 PM Eastern

Join CDFA as we celebrate National Preservation Month with a special look into the financing that makes historic projects possible. Preserving historic buildings is critical to retaining our heritage for future generations and has a positive environmental impact. By reusing the existing built environment and reducing the use of new materials and pressure on landfills, restoring historic buildings is one of the largest forms of recycling there is. However, these projects can often be prohibitively expensive and there remain real hurdles to development in this form. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we will explore the challenges of historic preservation projects and how financing tools can be combined to make preservation projects possible.

Speakers TBD


Financing Rural Healthcare
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 @ 1:00 PM Eastern

Access to healthcare services is critical for good health in communities across the country, yet rural communities face a variety of barriers when it comes to obtaining their healthcare needs. As rural communities face population decline, aging infrastructure, and increasing poverty rates, new and improved healthcare infrastructure is crucial for public health and community development. Although rural healthcare facilities are challenging to finance, there are a variety of capital and investment sources for healthcare infrastructure projects available. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we will discuss financing programs that support healthcare development and showcase successful projects that have increased access to healthcare for rural communities.

Speakers TBD


-Previous Webcasts

All previous webcasts in the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series have been archived in the CDFA Online Resource Database. CDFA Members receive full access to the entire library.

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