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How investors can blend finance for CDFIs to advance economic and racial justice

Community development finance institutions have long been “first responders” to small businesses in historically underinvested communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has in stark terms revealed the degree to which those same communities are subject to the impacts of systemic racism and an economy built on poor-quality jobs. This moment in time requires each of us—community lenders,

Toward a new economic paradigm: Jed Emerson on theory, practice and community

ImpactAlpha, June 6 – Recent discussions and reflections taking place within philanthropy and impact investing concern the seeming divide between those who act, those who envision and those stakeholder groups in the middle of both. As ImpactAlpha’s David Bank reports, Bill Drayton, Larry Kramer and no doubt a growing number of others feel impact investing