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|

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|

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|

Firms to Measure Impact of Community Investing

Will define and collect standardized data on the impact of loan funds View a PDF of this announcement. Denver, CO, June 9, 2015—Today at the fifth annual Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting, Aeris—the ratings and information service for community investors[1]—announced a CGI America Commitment to Action to define and collect standardized data on the [...]

2016-10-13T18:16:05+00:00 June 9th, 2015|

Aeris (Formerly CARS Inc.) Unveils New Brand and Products to Mainstream CDFI Investing

Contact: Matt Royles, Aeris mroyles@aerisinsight.com 267.233.5155 Philadelphia, PA, June 9, 2014—Today CARS Inc. announced that it has changed its corporate name to Aeris, and launched a new brand and product suite to strengthen its core purpose—guiding capital to investments that create opportunities for underserved communities across America. Aeris’ rebranding connects to its strategic goal of [...]

2016-10-13T18:16:07+00:00 June 9th, 2014|

28 CARS™-Rated CDFIs Awarded Grants from Create Jobs for USA Fund

Top-Rated Responsible and Transparent CDFIs Receive First-Round Grants from Prestigious New Initiative Launched by Starbucks and Opportunity Finance Network®  Philadelphia, PA, November 9, 2011—CARS™, the CDFI Assessment and Ratings System, is pleased to announce that 28 of its top-rated CDFIs are the first recipients of capital grants from Starbucks and Opportunity Finance Network’s (OFN) Create Jobs [...]

2011-11-09T12:17:03+00:00 November 9th, 2011|

One of the Leading CDFIs Chooses CARS™ to Provide Its First Public Rating

Independent ratings service gives Self-Help high marks on social impact and financial strength Philadelphia, PA, July 14, 2011—Self-Help Ventures Fund (Self-Help), one of the oldest and largest community development finance institutions (CDFIs) in the U.S., received its first publicly available independent rating by CARS™, the CDFI Assessment and Rating System. Since its founding in 1980 [...]

2016-10-13T18:16:10+00:00 July 14th, 2011|
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