Community capital stacks bring the right money to the table in new ‘opportunity zones’

  • The abundance of equity capital that may be headed to America’s poorest communities through such tax-incentivised funds by itself won’t transform neighborhoods for the better.

Real estate funds move into opportunity zones, raising concerns about displacement

  • FundRise has called for “a joint initiative among all opportunity funds” to share data about the impact of investments, including building “a shared framework and combined database.”

Sustainable Ocean Fund raises $37.5 million for ‘life under water’

Financing ecosystem conservation deals is complicated enough, what with the need for local partnerships, sustainable commodity production, payments for ecosystem services, and ways to improve local livelihoods. Financing such projects in coastal communities and marine environments is even more complex. There are no more than a handful of impact funds targeting ocean investments, and countries