From November 9–12, the 2020 OFN Virtual Conference: Finance Justice brought together 2,500 CDFI practitioners, investors and funders, students, and other supporters to talk about the post-election landscape, racial justice, and the fight to broaden economic opportunity for people and places across America. 

Check out the 2020 OFN Conference recap website to access breakout session recordings, remarks from distinguished speakers, and other thought-provoking and inspiring event content. Relive the excitement and share the experience with others who may have missed our industry’s signature event!

Key Highlights: 

  • Finance Justice Fund announcement and a conversation with Twitter CFO Ned Segal 
  • Keynote address from Marc Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League  
  • “Attracting More Private Capital to the Fight for Racial Justice and Economic Inclusion” panel discussion, featuring financial experts from Google, Candide Group, Goldman Sachs, and more 
  • Presentation of the 2020 Ned Gramlich Lifetime Achievement Award for Responsible Finance to BBIF President and CEO Inez Long
  • “The Fight for Racial Justice in America: Addressing Disinvestment and Closing the Racial Wealth Gap” panel discussion 
  • Remarks from Raphael Bostic, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 
  • 2020 Native CDFI Awards
  • Fireside Chat with Brian Moynihan, Chairman and CEO, Bank of America 
  • “Federal Role in Financing Justice Now” panel discussion, featuring political commentators Errol Louis (NY1 News) and Michael S. Steele (MSNBC) 
  • Welcome remarks from OFN President and CEO Lisa Mensah 
  • 40+ expert-led breakout sessions across seven tracks: Capitalization & Fundraising, CDFI Sustainability, Financing, Native CDFIs, Public Policy, Racial Equity, and Resilience & Climate  
  • 10 “CDFI Allies” videos featuring Members of Congress 
  • 10 “Meet a CDFI Borrower” videos featuring CDFI clients across America 

Thank you to all those who tuned in to join us livefrom Alaska to Puerto Rico, and beyond! Your participation was invaluable as, in the words of Marc Morial, we work to “make a big difference, not an incremental difference” in the march to finance justice.  

Also, special thanks to our 49 sponsors who made this year's virtual OFN Conference possible.

Save the date for the 2021 OFN Conference, October 17–21, in Washington, D.C.!

 

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