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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

An Impact Metric Set for Community Investing

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 [...]