What is i3?
i3 is an online capital introduction event connecting world-class institutional allocators and family offices with fund managers that share a commitment to ESG, impact and inclusion. The purpose of i3 is to accelerate capital flows to impact, diversity, equity and inclusion ("DEI") fund managers. 10% of manager subscription revenue will go to support the following partner organizations that are doing critical work around impact and inclusion.
iConnections is the company that hosted Funds4Food, an online capital introduction event that raised $1.9 million for victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. The platform allows subscribers to run detailed searches, send messages and schedule one-on-one video meetings.
Open to allocators focused on sourcing impact and diversity asset managers in alternative and mainstream markets.
- Asset Managers
- Fund of Funds
- Multi-Family Offices
- Pension Funds
- Single Family Offices
- Sovereign Wealth Funds
- Wealth Managers
Open to impact and inclusion-oriented private capital, long-only and hedge fund managers with investment practices, themes or ownership attributes in:
- Education and Workforce Development
- Environment and Sustainability
- Healthcare and Wellness
- Socially Responsible Investing
- Underserved Communities
Free access to all online iConnections events
- i3: Impact & Inclusion Week
- Global Alternatives Conference (Jan 25- Feb 5)
- Funds4Food (June '21)
Access to Partner Events
- AIMA Global Investor Conference
- TII Fall Investment Virtual Forum
Run targeted searches of our global database by filtering on over 80 different points of data
Store and share documents, message, schedule and conduct one-on-one video meetings directly on the platform with chat and screen sharing functionality
Web and mobile-based platforms ensure you'll never miss an interaction
Host "coffee get-togethers" to connect with members of the community by posting a topic, picking a time, and inviting others to join.
Track every step of your relationship history
Institutional allocators and family offices pledge to take meetings with impact and DEI focused fund managers, including hedge, venture, private equity, real estate, private debt, infrastructure and more. Select participating allocators include:
Colonial Consulting, LLC
Columbia Investment Management Company
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Kentucky Retirement Systems
University of Delaware
University of Rochester
Yale New Haven Health System
Tuesday, September 29th - 5PM ET
Fireside Chat with Kristin Hull, PhD, one of "Gender-Lens" Investing Most Visible Advocates
Kristin Hull, PhD, Founder and CIO of Nia Impact Capital
Amanda Pullinger, CEO, 100WF
Ulrika Robertsson, Chair, 2020 Global FundWomen Week
Sarah Dyer, CMO, 100WF (moderator)
Wednesday, September 30th - 1PM ET
Climate Conscious Investing
Bill Davis, Chair, Ceres President Council & Managing Partner, Stance Capital
William Page, SVP & Senior PM, Essex Investment Management
The Rev. Kirsten Snow Spalding, Senior Program Director, Investor Network, Ceres (moderator)
thursday, October 1st - 1PM ET
Educating For a Sustainable Future
Katie Ginsberg, Founder & Executive Director, CELF
Riva Krut, PhD, Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer, Linde plc, CELF Board Member
Aniket Shah, Head of ESG and Sustainability Research for UBS Group in the Americas
Dean Slocum, Founder and President, Acorn International LLC, CELF Board Member (moderator)
thursday, October 1st - 5PM ET
The Alpha in Impact: Challenges & Opportunities for Private Capital in 2020 and Beyond
Stonly Baptist Blue, Founding Partner, Urban Us
Renske Lynde, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, 1st Course Capital
Daniel Pianko, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Achieve Partners
Bobby Turner, Principal & CEO, Turner Impact Capital
Marieke Spence, Executive Director, Impact Capital Managers (moderator)
100 Women in Finance’s more than 15,000 members strengthen the global finance industry by empowering women to achieve their professional potential at each career stage. Its members inspire, equip and advocate for a new generation of industry leadership, in which women and men serve as investment professionals and executives, equal in achievement and impact. Through Education, Peer Engagement and Impact, the organization furthers the progress of women who have chosen finance as a career, and enables their positive influence over pre-career young women.
Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and inequitable workplaces..
CELF was founded in 2003 on the principle that education for sustainability is essential for today’s K-12 students. Education for sustainability is a teaching methodology that develops critical thinking skills necessary to understand complex, interconnected issues. Students today face unprecedented challenges and an imperative to balance economic, social and environmental problems. They need to feel inspired and be prepared to innovate new solutions.
Impact Capital Managers is a growing network of private capital fund managers in the US and Canada, investing for market-rate return and meaningful impact. With 53 members collectively representing over $12B in impact-focused capital, we are committed to accelerating the performance of our members and growing the impact investing marketplace with integrity.
What People Are Saying
"iConnections is at it again. Innovative technology, integrating managers and allocators, and incorporating purpose are three powerful “i”s taking shape at i3.” Ted Seides, i3 Advisory Board Member and Host, Capital Allocators Podcast
"i3 is a great opportunity to get asset allocators and asset managers together to reflect on the importance of building impact-oriented funds. Those funds, in turn, are critical to building a just and sustainable economy." The Rev. Kirsten Snow Spalding, Program Director, Ceres Investor Network
"This September, CELF is honored to participate in the i3 Impact & Inclusion Week as we share the commitment to accelerating positive change for a healthier environment, an equitable and just society, and sustainable economics to increase diversity, equity and inclusion. " Katie Ginsberg, Executive Director, CELF
"i3= iconic, innovative + ingenious!" Rahul Moodgal, i3 Advisory Board Member and Partner, Parvus Asset Management
iConnections was founded in April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, out of a need for a comprehensive platform to keep the investment management industry connected. The company launched with a global capital introduction event, Funds4Food, which raised $1.9m for victims of the COVID-19 pandemic and attracted some of the most highly regarded institutional allocators and fund managers from around the world.