Law and Social Entrepreneurship Association


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NYU Series on Impact Investing: Highlight

Regulatory Issues in Impact Investing | Monday, April 9, 2012

Resources recommended by the panelists:

  • Harvey Koh, Ashish Karamchandani & Robert Katz, From Blueprint to Scale: The Case for Philanthropy in Impact Investing (released April 17 at the Global Philanthropy Forum in DC).
  • Acumen Chapter Curriculum. Find out about the New York chapter at, drop the NYfA to find other groups of interest, or email for more information.

For documents published by the the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), look here (Technical Guides, under Publications) for more documents like the following:

  1. Negotiating an Equity Capital Infusion from Outside Investors (October 2010) (includes an annotated Share Subscription Agreement and Shareholders Agreement);
  2. Provisions of Standard Commercial Guarantee Agreements (October 2010) (includes an annotated Guarantee Agreement);
  3. Securitization (October 2010) (includes an annotated Servicing Agreement);
  4. Commercial Loan Agreements (October 2006) (includes a description of the typical provisions found in a term loan from a local bank and issues to consider from borrower’s perspective);
  5. Foreign Exchange Risk Mitigation Techniques (October 2006) (includes an annotated LC/LC Reimbursement Agreement).
  • Daryl Collins et al., Portfolios of the Poor: How the World's Poor Live on $2 a Day (2010).
  • Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right (2011).
  • on impact investing.

Other entities mentioned by the panelists:

On the Series

This Series offers a forum for students, scholars and practitioners interested in the field of impact investing to exchange perspectives, develop ideas, and dialogue with thought leaders and experts in the field. The series is made up of four parts that will take place during the Spring Semester, 2012. Each part promises to be a dynamic discussion that touches on critical aspects within impact investing, geared towards understanding the greatest challenges and opportunities presented by this emerging industry. The Series aims to enrich these conversations by bringing together students and scholars from multiple disciplines and practitioners from the wide variety ofsectors that actively participate in impact investing today.

Email any inquiries to Nyasha Pasipanodya at

For more on the series, check out these links.

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