Mission, Money & Markets The Kresge Foundation's Social Investment Practice team — and its partners and colleagues — shares lessons learned and the newest thinking on impact investing each month.
Mission, Money & Markets: Gnarly problems like generational poverty require new approaches
July 31, 2017Social Investment Officer Aaron Seybert spent a month traveling through Europe as a German Marshall Memorial Fellow, looking for relevant takeaways to bring back to Kresge and specifically to his work on the Social Investment Practice.
Mission, Money & Markets: Capital for communities and efficient, impactful opportunities for investors
June 27, 2017In 2016, our Social Investment Practice made a commitment to invest $30 million through a standard loan offering in Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs) and Development Finance Agencies (DFAs) working in ways aligned with Kresge program strategies to expand opportunity and equal access to capital in America’s cities.
Mission, Money & Markets: Water-systems initiative will invest in green infrastructure, solutions to climate-related storms and flooding
May 9, 2017Challenges in the water sector affect us all. Is there a role for capital solutions to address this issue?
Mission, Money & Markets: Community Development Finance in America – A Glass Half Full
March 27, 2017One area where the U.S. has excelled at supporting low-income people and communities is in financing community development.
Mission, Money & Markets: Municipal bonds and the trend toward social justice
February 27, 2017A few socially focused municipal bond funds and related initiatives gaining traction. However, the municipal market has historically had a weak and under-developed lens on non-financial factors such as social outcomes.
Introducing "Mission, Money & Markets," new article series on social investing
January 30, 2017 The Kresge FoundationThis article series focuses on Kresge's social investing: what’s working – and what’s challenging – in our impact investing work.