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03-28-17

The B Corp certification is helping businesses get big returns on their social investments

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B Corporations are taking center stage as the future of what sustainable, thriving companies can look like. Standing for “beneficial,” B Corporations (or B Corps) have high levels of social and environmental engagement, transparent practices, and legal accountability. They meet certain legal and performance requirements set up by B Lab, ... Read More



03-23-17

HUD’s Section 108 Loan Guarantee: A Flexible Tool for Inner City Economic Development

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The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is perhaps best known for its affordable housing programs or programs to help disadvantaged residents find safe, secure housing alternatives. These programs are critically important for our inner cities, as are HUD’s financing tools that help fill developers’ capital stacks when building new housing. Read More


03-16-17

Bipartisan Legislation Looks to Boost Private Investment in Distressed Communities

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Sometimes it feels as though there is nothing our policymakers in Washington can agree upon. But amid the discord affecting our nation’s capital is a glimmer of hope: Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Congressmen Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Rob Kind (D-WI) have reintroduced legislation that would incentivize the private sector to make long-term investments aimed at improving distressed communities. Read More



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