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Agents of Justice: The social mobilization is on

ImpactAlpha, June 1 – Agents of justice are agents of impact.  The anger in the streets this weekend is an expression of the manifest injustice of police brutality. And the manifest injustice of the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. And the unacceptably slow progress toward, and outright hostility to, an economic and social system

New York’s $100 million loan fund for small businesses is a model for a $1 billion national fund

ImpactAlpha, May 26 – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have been listening in to ImpactAlpha’s Agents of Impact call last week. The state’s New York Forward Loan Fund will channel $100 million  through five local community development financial institutions to the kind of small, minority-owned businesses that have been left behind in hastily prepared

Innovative CDFIs scale up to help underserved communities move from relief to recovery 

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.

Two steps forward, one back, for Bain Capital’s Double Impact fund

Some impact investment funds are reconsidering their portfolios and restructuring arrangements with companies hard hit by the COVID crisis. Others are pressing ahead with new investments in sectors that stand to grow in the emerging business environment. Bain Capital Double Impact is doing both.  

Stakeholders stake new claims on corporate cash to finance an inclusive recovery

U.S. non-financial corporations still are sitting on over $4 trillion in cash. How they  deploy it before, during and after the pandemic is becoming both a political and management issue that could shape the economy for decades.