Impact Investing Forums

FEB - NOV, 2016

Durham, Hanover, Plymouth, Manchester, Portsmouth, and Keene.

Live Free and Start cohosted 6 events where current and potential investors came together to explore opportunities around impact investing in New Hampshire.

What is Impact Investing?  “Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.” - Global Impact Investing Network


Attendees included prospective investors who were interested in learning how impact investing could be part of their portfolio, current investors who want to diversify their portfolio with local opportunities, and philanthropists who were looking for new ways to leverage their charitable assets to create social return.

Investing Forum
Manchester Forum at Oracle + Dyn on April 19, 2016
Investing Forum
Hanover Forum on March 17, 2016

Impact NH Forum Co-hosts

NH Charitable Foundation

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation was created in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire, and is dedicated to strengthening communities across the Granite State. The Foundation manages a growing collection of 1,700 philanthropic funds created by generous families, individuals and businesses, and awards $32 million in grants and scholarships every year. The Foundation invests charitable assets for today and tomorrow; works with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving; supports critical work happening in New Hampshire communities and leads and collaborates on high-impact initiatives. For more information, please visit or call 603-225-6641.

NH Community Loan Fund

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund turns investments into loans and education to create opportunity and transform lives. We collaborate with a wide range of donors and investors, and with business, nonprofit and government partners, to provide the financing and support people need to have affordable homes, have quality jobs and child care, and become financially independent. Established in 1983, the Community Loan Fund was one of the first Community Development Financial Institutions in the nation, and has received industry awards and recognition for social impact, financial strength and performance. For more information, please visit or call 603-224-6669.

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