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.

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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. 

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i3 welcomes all impact and DEI-focused fund managers and capital allocators.  Access this event by becoming an iConnections member. 


Open to allocators focused on sourcing impact and diversity asset managers in alternative and mainstream markets. 

  • Asset Managers
  • Banks
  • Consultants
  • Endowments
  • Foundations
  • Fund of Funds
  • Multi-Family Offices
  • Pension Funds
  • Single Family Offices
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • Wealth Managers
fund 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
  • ESG
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Healthcare and Wellness
  • Infrastructure
  • Minority-Owned
  • Socially Responsible Investing
  • Underserved Communities
  • Veteran-Owned
  • Women-Owned

Member Benefits

iConnections is a community for the investment management industry to stay connected year-round.  Our platform focuses on creating unique opportunities to engage, meet new connections and build lasting relationships.  


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
Discounts on physical events (2022 start)

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

World-Class Allocators

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:

Boston University

Brown Advisory

Colonial Consulting, LLC

Columbia Investment Management Company


Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

GAM Investments

Kentucky Retirement Systems

Kimera Limited

University of Delaware

University of Rochester

Yale New Haven Health System


Click here for a full list of participating allocators


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)

Event Partners

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. 

Media Partners

Advisory Board

Jeff Assaf
ICG Advisors
Vern Bratton
Sr. Business Development Associate
Bill Davis
Stance Capital, LLC
Managing Director
Brian Goldman
Lanx Management
Rahul Moodgal
Parvus Asset Management
Jen Prosek
Prosek Partners
Ted Seides
Capital Allocators Podcast

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

Our Story

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.

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