“We represent 15% of the population and we need to represent 15% of your shelf space,” Aurora James, creator of the 15 Percent Pledge, told retailers.
“There’s never been such an existential challenge to the future of the nonprofit sector,” said Ford’s Darren Walker.
Meet the protests in the streets, not with force, but with racial equity, capital for Black communities and entrepreneurs, solidarity and system-change.
Climate risk. Worker safety. Executive pay. The stalwart shareholder advocacy group has a resolution for that.
Community development financial institutions are an overnight sensation 30 years in the making. As the depth of the COVID crisis becomes clear, community development financial institutions are 'having a moment' as a financial lifeline for small businesses and nonprofits in low-income, rural and minority communities.
The challenges faced by low-income neighborhoods that have been systematically disadvantaged requires “a continuum of capital, brought in at scale,” say Ellis Carr, the president and CEO of Impact Capital, an Arlington, Virginia-based CDFI with a national presence.
"In our post-political world, the key distinction is not rich vs poor... it is accelerating change vs resisting change.”