IMPACT Track: Co-op Financers Deepen Impact

Sponsored by National Cooperative Bank

If people are the heart of a cooperative, capital is the lifeblood that provides the co-op the ability to serve its members. Co-op financers do much more than provide capital; they can provide strategic advice, key technical capacity and help the co-op make the members’ vision a reality. This panel explores how different types of financial institutions—from those focused on start-ups to those that support larger, established cooperatives—deepen the impact that the co-op makes for its members and communities. The panel will explore questions such as: What trends in the economy are co-ops part of, or should be part of? How are financing institutions responding to the changing needs of the different cooperative sub-sectors and working with partners to shape the ecosystem?


Brendan Martin
Founder and Director, The Working World 

Lisa Mensah
President and CEO, Opportunity Finance Network

Ann Fedorchak
Managing Director of Mission Banking, National Cooperative Bank

Allison Powers
Program Officer, Capital Impact Partners 

Annie Donovan
Director, U.S. Department of Treasury's Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund  

Amy Gales
Executive Vice President, Regional Agribusiness Banking Group, CoBank

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