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Community-Based Solar Lending: Bringing Clean Energy to Low-Income Communities
Join Michael Swack and Eric Hangen of the Center for Impact Finance (CIF) at the Carsey School of Public Policy for a discussion on methods of bringing clean energy to low-income communities through community-based financing.

Michael Swack serves as the Director of CIF and a pioneer in the community-development financing, microfinancing, and sustainable energy financing fields. Eric Hangen serves as a Senior Research Fellow at the Carsey School and principal of I Squared Community Development Consulting, which provides strategic planning, market research, program evaluation, and financial modeling consulting to nonprofits worldwide.

This webinar and Q&A will take place on Wednesday, April 21, at 6 p.m. Register today!

Apr 21, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Michael Swack
Director, Center for Impact Finance @Carsey School of Public Policy
Michael Swack is a professor at the University of New Hampshire, where he has appointments at the Carsey School of Public Policy and at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. He directs the Center for Impact Finance and the Master’s Program in Community Development, a program designed for adult practitioners At Carsey, he is working on building scale in the community development finance sector, innovations in community development finance, microfinance, and sustainable energy financing. He also directs Financial Innovations Roundtable (in collaboration with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve). Michael has over 35 years of experience in the fields of economic development, finance, and development banking. He was the first chairman and served for seventeen years as a board member of the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA), a state-chartered equity fund for community economic development ventures and projects.
Eric Hangen
Senior Research Fellow @Carsey School of Public Policy
Eric Hangen, AICP, is the Principal of I Squared Community Development Consulting, LLC, which provides strategic planning, market research, program evaluation, and financial modeling consulting to nonprofit clients nationwide. In his role as a Senior Research Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy, he researches trends in impact investing and opportunity finance in the United States. Eric has worked in the community development field for over 20 years. As a Management Consultant with NeighborWorks America, Eric helped nonprofit corporations across the country develop neighborhood revitalization, strategic, and business plans. Before coming to NeighborWorks, Eric worked as the senior planning advisor for the city of Caguas, Puerto Rico. He has also worked as a planner for the Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration and as a project manager in neighborhood economic development for the New York City Department of Business Services.