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GUIDANCE PAPER on Standardized Impact Metrics

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 project and describes the process that went into developing this metric set. The paper also contains the alignment between [...]

2018-06-14T15:03:21+00:00June 14th, 2018|

MUTUAL FUND Impact Management Rating

Aeris has issued its first impact management rating of a publicly-traded, fixed-income mutual fund, Community Capital Management (CCM)'s CRA Qualified Investment Fund. The rating was announced at the 2017 Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) Conference today. “With a ballooning number of funds claiming to have positive environmental and social impacts, CCM was eager to participate in a [...]

2018-06-14T15:04:00+00:00June 14th, 2018|

Aeris Analyst Marc Wancer to Join Charter Impact Fund

It is bittersweet to share the news that our valued Analyst, Marc Wancer, is leaving Aeris this month to pursue a wonderful opportunity with the Charter Impact Fund, a national start-up fund to support long-term financing for charter schools across the country. Marc joined Aeris in early 2012 and for six years has been an [...]

2018-06-14T15:02:36+00:00June 14th, 2018|

Interview with Aeris Board Member Rekha Unnithan

In March, Rekha Unnithan (Portfolio Manager, Impact Investing, Nuveen) joined the Aeris board of directors. Ms. Unnithan shared with us a few thoughts on the present and future of impact investing, and why she is excited to join the Aeris Board of Directors. What does “impact investing” mean to you? To me, impact investing is [...]

2018-04-25T09:32:14+00:00April 25th, 2018|

Standardized CDFI Impact Data Arrives in the Aeris Cloud

Article originally published on Opportunity Finance Network's CDFI Connect blog. By Paige Chapel, President & CEO, Aeris Just two months into the year, 2018 may be shaping up as the ‘Year of Data’ in the impact investing world, as urgency rises for impact investors to demonstrate concrete and measurable results. Among dozens of examples include: [...]

2018-02-28T09:33:13+00:00February 28th, 2018|

Detroit Free Press: How a Small Foundation Investment Can Yield Continued Benefits for a Community

Aeris helped the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation analyze the financial impact of the conversion of a $2.5 million program-related investment (PRI) in Detroit Development Fund into a grant. Katy Locker, program director, and Luz Gomez, former director of research, detail the analysis in an Opinion piece in the Detroit Free Press. Read the article.

2017-11-13T12:06:00+00:00November 13th, 2017|

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+00:00October 31st, 2017|

BoardIQ: Directors Ask: How Big an Impact do Impact Funds Make?

By Whitney Curry Wimbish Impact investment researcher Aeris Insight is assessing socially responsible mutual funds for the first time and whether they live up to their environmental, governance or societal goals. The move highlights an area that independent directors have long struggled with when it comes to ESG funds, which go by many names, including [...]

2017-10-24T09:25:17+00:00October 24th, 2017|

Ignites: Impact Investing Rating Expands to Mutual Funds

By Carmen Germaine A firm that evaluates impact investments recently began grading mutual funds, beginning with a rating for Community Capital Management’s $2.1 billion CRA Qualified Investment Fund. The firm, Aeris Insight, assesses funds’ pursuit of impact goals and has provided its Impact Management Ratings to community development financial institutions and private funds since 2004. [...]

2017-10-19T10:41:36+00:00October 13th, 2017|

ImpactAlpha: Four suns: ‘Impact rating’ issued for a publicly traded mutual fund

Ratings aim to hold large fund managers accountable for delivering on wide range of impacts By Oscar Perry Abello Impact investing’s march into the mainstream continues. This week, Community Capital Management’s CRA-Qualified Investment Fund became the first publicly-traded mutual fund to receive a third-party rating for impact management. Just as third-party ratings have become essential for [...]

2017-10-19T10:35:17+00:00October 12th, 2017|
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