Community Development Investment Review

August 2009

NCIF Social Performance Metrics: Increasing the Flow of Investments in Distressed Neighborhoods through Community Development Banking Institutions


Is it possible to develop a practical methodology that differentiates community development banking institutions from all other banks and thrifts? Can we create a direct correlation between a bank’s community development activities and the level of investor support that it receives, resulting in a “reward” tied to the developmental impact of these institutions? Can we actually measure this social return for investors and stakeholders and combine social return with financial return to generate a total return that is higher than the total return achieved from mainstream investments?

Download PDF (pdf, 302.34 kb)