Neighborly Q&A: Returning the power of public finance to civic visionaries

ImpactAlpha, June 12 – Municipal bonds are literally private investments in public goods, making them perhaps the original impact investments. About $435 billion in U.S. municipal bonds were issued last year to investors to finance projects with impact, including parks and schools, roads and bridges, clean energy installations and municipal broadband. But the muni-market has become

Invest in where you know: Impact investors rediscover the power of ‘place’

  • Place-based impact investing... A new report from the Urban Institute, produced in collaboration with the MacArthur Foundation and Mission Investors Exchange, highlights nearly two dozen place-based impact investing initiatives in communities across the nation.

Heather Fleming: Bringing global social innovation home to the Navajo Nation

New Revivalists is a series from ImpactAlpha and Village Capital profiling the people, places and policies reviving entrepreneurship — and the American Dream. New Revivalist: Heather Fleming, CEO of Catapult DesignPlace: The Navajo Nation, U.S. SouthwestMission: Change Labs, led by Catapult, is accelerating entrepreneurship as a path to economic development and poverty alleviation on the Navajo NationFollow: @heatherfleming