On June 11th, 2018, The Intentional Endowments Network hosted a Community Impact Investing Roundtable focused on opportunities for place-based investing. The Roundtable convened endowment and foundation decision-makers and other stakeholders interested in enhancing their leadership on sustainable investing.
On this panel, we explored the definition of community investing with panelists Deborah Frieze (Founder and President, Boston Impact Initiative) and Elyse Cherry (Chief Executive Officer, Boston Community Capital), facilitated by Tom Mitchell (Managing Director, Cambridge Associates). Discussions centered around the power of community investing in the context of increasing wealth disparity in this country, the possibility of earning a market-rate financial return while generating positive impact in local communities, and the idea of leveraging a spectrum of asset classes to generate social and financial returns investors require.
Deborah Frieze, Founder and President, Boston Impact Initiative
Elyse Cherry, Chief Executive Officer, Boston Community Capital
Tom Mitchell, Managing Director, Cambridge Associates