After continued monitoring of the COVID-19 pandemic and thorough discussion with our Forum Advisory Committee, we have decided to postpone the Croatan Forum until fall 2021. The Croatan Forum is designed to be a connective experience with networking opportunities and time for deepening in-person relationships and establishing new partnerships. The Forum has been intentionally designed as an experience that we don’t think can be duplicated through an online event.

What is the Croatan Forum?

The Croatan Forum is a thought-provoking, multi-day convening where leaders working on the frontlines of finance, social equity, and ecological resilience will gather to discuss cutting-edge solutions to some of the 21st century's most urgent challenges. Hosted by Croatan Institute, the 2021 Forum will give special focus to collaborative opportunities to invest in climate justice, racial equity and women's empowerment, regenerative food and agriculture, and resilient community development.


The Croatan Forum provides a unique setting for senior level decision-makers -- from the fields of sustainable, responsible, and mission-related impact investment, fund management, institutional investment, community development finance, investment consulting, and investor engagement and financial activism -- to explore emerging opportunities for investing in solutions to some of the most urgent challenges of the 21st century. The Forum also showcases many of the leading collaborative initiatives that Croatan Institute and its partners have forged at the frontlines of finance, social good, and ecological resilience. 


Durham, NC

  • The Rickhouse, 609 Foster Street
  • In Durham's vibrant Central Park District

Highlights from the inaugural Forum

"What energetic, pertinent, and provocative discussions. I don’t say this lightly: it was one of the best conferences I’ve attended in some time."
CEO of a leading community development financial institution (CDFI)

Become a Sponsor

Become a sponsor of the 2021 Croatan Forum and put your organization in front of  over 100 leaders in the fields of impact investing, social finance, inclusive entrepreneurship, corporate sustainability, food and agriculture, and economic and community development.

Sponsors and Partners