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Future of community development: How CDFIs can best ride the impact investing wave
Bugg-Levine states that changing needs and changing funding sources require that community development reinvent itself. Impact investing can be a major new funding source, but community development risks being left behind unless it can meet the needs of impact investors for diversified investment, national investing platforms that invest locally, off-balance sheet activities (i.e., not enterprise funding), and convincing impact. More broadly, the industry needs to focus on solving problems, recognizing that investment is only one part of the solution. NFF is using a strategy it calls ...
Impact investing: harnessing capital markets to solve problems at scale
There is not enough charitable and government capital to meet the social and environmental challenges we face. Where, then, will we find the money to complement charity and government to bring solutions to scale? The Rockefeller Foundation launched its Harnessing the Power of Impact Investing initiative in November 2008 because it believes that impact investing can be part of the answer. Imprint Capital was similarly founded in 2007 to help the growing ranks of institutions and high-net-worth individuals create and execute strategies to drive impact with their investments.