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GUIDANCE PAPER on Standardized Impact Metrics

by Paige Chapel, President & CEO I am pleased to share version 1.0 of the new impact metric set for CDFIs and other community investments. Click here to download the guidance paper, which introduces the project and describes the process that went into developing this metric set. The paper also contains the alignment between [...]

2017-11-20T14:56:21+00:00 November 19th, 2017|

MUTUAL FUND Impact Management Rating

Aeris has issued its first impact management rating of a publicly-traded, fixed-income mutual fund, Community Capital Management (CCM)'s CRA Qualified Investment Fund. The rating was announced at the 2017 Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) Conference today. “With a ballooning number of funds claiming to have positive environmental and social impacts, CCM was eager to participate in a [...]

2017-11-20T14:56:55+00:00 November 19th, 2017|

Detroit Free Press: How a Small Foundation Investment Can Yield Continued Benefits for a Community

Aeris helped the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation analyze the financial impact of the conversion of a $2.5 million program-related investment (PRI) in Detroit Development Fund into a grant. Katy Locker, program director, and Luz Gomez, former director of research, detail the analysis in an Opinion piece in the Detroit Free Press. Read the article.

2017-11-13T12:06:00+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

Aeris to expand tools for impact investors with $375,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

PHILADELPHIA, PA, October 31 — Aeris is pleased to announce it has received a $375,000, two-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) to expand and improve Aeris' tools for impact investors. Aeris is an information service for impact investors, who make investments with the intention of generating positive social and environmental impacts, alongside a [...]

2017-10-31T11:24:12+00:00 October 31st, 2017|

BoardIQ: Directors Ask: How Big an Impact do Impact Funds Make?

By Whitney Curry Wimbish Impact investment researcher Aeris Insight is assessing socially responsible mutual funds for the first time and whether they live up to their environmental, governance or societal goals. The move highlights an area that independent directors have long struggled with when it comes to ESG funds, which go by many names, including [...]

2017-10-24T09:25:17+00:00 October 24th, 2017|

Ignites: Impact Investing Rating Expands to Mutual Funds

By Carmen Germaine A firm that evaluates impact investments recently began grading mutual funds, beginning with a rating for Community Capital Management’s $2.1 billion CRA Qualified Investment Fund. The firm, Aeris Insight, assesses funds’ pursuit of impact goals and has provided its Impact Management Ratings to community development financial institutions and private funds since 2004. [...]

2017-10-19T10:41:36+00:00 October 13th, 2017|

ImpactAlpha: Four suns: ‘Impact rating’ issued for a publicly traded mutual fund

Ratings aim to hold large fund managers accountable for delivering on wide range of impacts By Oscar Perry Abello Impact investing’s march into the mainstream continues. This week, Community Capital Management’s CRA-Qualified Investment Fund became the first publicly-traded mutual fund to receive a third-party rating for impact management. Just as third-party ratings have become essential for [...]

2017-10-19T10:35:17+00:00 October 12th, 2017|

New Rating Tool Assesses Investment Funds’ Accountability to Claims of Impact

Community Capital Management (CCM)'s CRA Qualified Investment Fund has become the first publicly-traded, fixed-income mutual fund to receive an impact management rating from Aeris, the rating and information service for impact investors. The rating was announced at the 2017 Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) Conference today. While there already exist several indices that use publicly-available information [...]

2017-10-19T10:43:48+00:00 October 11th, 2017|

Helping CDFI Loan Funds Answer the Call to Rebuild in Texas and Florida

Complimentary Aeris Rating Reports now available on Texas and Florida CDFIs U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf Although the combined damage in Texas and Florida cause by the recent hurricanes is expected to total as much as $200 billion, few doubt that these areas will soon be on a [...]

2017-10-11T11:09:04+00:00 September 11th, 2017|

Q&A: Director of Technology & Data Services, Aaron Grzywinski

In April, Aeris welcomed Aaron Grzywinski as Director of Technology and Data Services, a newly-created position at Aeris. Although Aaron is new to the Aeris staff, he is not new to Aeris, as he was involved very early in the conceptualization and development of the Aeris Cloud. Aeris Insights asked Aaron some questions about what [...]

2017-07-27T17:54:40+00:00 June 30th, 2017|
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