Wednesday, August 26
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The CFAP Sustainable Investing Thought Leadership Group provides a forum to advance the dialogue regarding the role of sustainable investing in today's capital markets and beyond. In particular, the group directs its attention to furthering an understanding and clarifying the risks and opportunities linked to environmental, social and governance issues.
This month, Catherine Berman, CEO and Co-Founder of CNote, and Mark Pinsky, Founding Partner of CDFI Friendly America, will discuss one of our best kept sustainable investment secrets: Community Development Finance Institutions, or CDFI's.
CDFI's are private financial institutions that are 100% dedicated to delivering responsible, affordable lending to disadvantaged people and communities throughout the United States. There are more than 1,100 CDFIs managing $222 billion in urban, rural, and native markets in all 50 states.
CDFI's perform as a counter-cyclical investment that performs best when the economy turns down. CDFIs were one of the first tools used by investors in response to current national financial crisis that resulted from the COVID-19 health pandemic.
This is not the first time CDFIs have played an outsized role responding to bad economic conditions. In 2008 and 2009, many people feared our financial system was on the virge of collapse. In that period, CDFIs thrived and by 2010 had become integral players in our economic recovery.
Come join us to learn how this valuable social and financial tool can be part of your investment portfolio.
If you have any questions regarding becoming part of the Sustainable Investing Thought Leadership Group, please contact CFAP member Michael Cosack at [email protected]
Registration is free of charge.