Local impact investing: Progress, shifts and focus

Dennis Price | ImpactAlpha

Inclusive Economy

Industry leaders take stock of community-level finance

Homewise is a community-development finance institution that helps low-income New Mexican families achieve homeownership l Chris Corrie / CNBC

Voices of leading community investing practitioners are on display in several articles featured in January’s “Community Impact Investing” issue of GreenMoney Journal, a sustainable-finance publication from Cliff Feigenbaum. For a movement that now spans the globe, the challenge for many is making it work at home.

Betsy Biemann and Keith Bisson of Coastal Enterprises, Inc. chart their organization’s growth from a small non-profit serving mid-coast Maine in the seventies to an enterprise with multiple subsidiaries that has extended its “rural expertise and mission impact to small cities and towns across the U.S.”

Continue reading …

Source: Local impact investing: Progress, shifts and focus