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Webinar: Telling the CDFI Impact Story Through Data

On May 4, Aeris had a conversation with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Cynthia Muller during which we explored the impact investor’s perspective on the collection and analysis of social impact data. This webinar examined both the present state of social impact data, and attempted to divine where the industry is heading in the future. View [...]

2017-10-31T09:03:52+00:00 April 6th, 2017|

Banks and CDFIs: Partnering for Community Impact (SageWorks.com)

By Paige Chapel, President & CEO, Aeris Most banks recognize that their enterprises can only thrive if their customers also do. And to thrive, those customers need economically diverse and healthy communities in which to live and work. Partnering with local organizations to promote the health of those communities is often a top priority for [...]

2017-03-10T14:50:22+00:00 March 10th, 2017|

Yale Conference Seeks to Spark a Brighter Future

By Marc Wancer, Senior Vice President, Financial Institutions Analyst, Aeris From left to right: Rachel Reilly Carroll, Enterprise Community Partners; Xau Ying Ly, Boston Impact Initiative; Marc Wancer, Aeris; James McIntyre, Neighborly After spending a great day last weekend at the Spark: Yale Social Impact Conference interacting with the next-generation of leaders and innovators [...]

2017-02-09T20:52:09+00:00 February 9th, 2017|

Guest Post: Ten Ideas to Strengthen CDFI Impact Measurement, Finances

By Ellen Seidman Senior Fellow, the Urban Institute Chair of the Board, Aeris As CDFIs—and all of us who are concerned about increasing economic opportunity and strengthening communities—enter into a new and uncertain era, it is essential that we understand how we can best serve our communities, most effectively attract the investment we need, and [...]

2016-12-14T20:34:02+00:00 December 13th, 2016|

Next City: “Helping Wall Street Come Closer to Main Street”

by Oscar Perry Abello "The Chicago Community Loan Fund (CCLF) started out 25 years ago, with a $200,000 seed investment. Today, the community development financial institution’s assets are $67 million. Much of that expansion happened in the last decade, as CCLF quadrupled its assets and quadrupled its annual loan volume. Yes, since 2006, through the [...]

2016-09-22T18:38:11+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|

Coming in 2017: A Wall Street-aligned Rating Scale

By Paige Chapel, President & CEO, Aeris In June, we introduced the concept of "Aeris 3.0"—a strategic set of changes coming to Aeris over the next 6-12 months. The Aeris 3.0 initiative is designed to provide even greater value to our clients—both investors and CDFIs—and build on our progress toward opening up CDFIs to new [...]

2016-10-13T18:16:01+00:00 September 7th, 2016|

CDFIs “Seize the Momentum” at the Mission Investors Exchange 2016 National Conference

By Marc Wancer, Senior Vice President, Financial Institutions Analyst Amid the excitement, momentum, and dialogue around the myriad new approaches to impact investing at last week’s Mission Investors Exchange (MIE) 2016 National Conference in Baltimore, there was also frequent mention of the long-standing role of CDFIs as a reliable, fixed-income investment with a track record [...]

2016-10-13T18:16:04+00:00 May 20th, 2016|

Aeris Issues First International Rating

Aeris has issued its first-ever rating of a CDFI outside the U.S. Social Investment Scotland (SIS), a United Kingdom-based CDFI loan fund received a rating of AAA2, the highest impact rating (AAA) and second-highest financial strength and performance rating (2). Learn more about Aeris ratings. SIS said in a statement that it initiated the rating in [...]

2016-09-26T15:55:59+00:00 March 21st, 2016|

Aeris Elects New Board Members

Leaders in impact investing and banking join rating and information service’s governing board Philadelphia, PA, February 23, 2016—Today at its annual meeting, the Aeris board of directors elected two new directors to the organization’s governing board. David Sand, Chief Investment Strategist and Interim Chief Impact Investment Officer at Community Capital Management, and Kim Leslie Shafer, [...]

2016-03-10T20:41:27+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|

Demystifying CDFIs: How to Invest in a Loan Fund — Locavesting.com

If you’ve spent any time exploring local investing, you’ve probably encountered CDFIs. And it’s not unlikely that you were slightly confused about what, exactly, these organizations are. CDFIs can be befuddling to a new investor, in part due to the many shapes and sizes in which they come. So what kind of investment opportunities do [...]

2016-02-01T16:38:31+00:00 January 12th, 2016|
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